The Old Smithy
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The ground floor has 1 bedroom with shower and lounge/kitchen with oven, micro-wave, washing machine etc. Leading off this room is a toilet and area to store bikes etc.
There is a wood burning stove which can burn both wood and coal.
The first floor which opens into the lounge. Off this room is a double bedroom and bathroom equipped with bath/shower, toilet and hand basin.
Stairs leading from the lounge take you into the second floor which has 1 double bedroom and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds.
There is an open fire in the lounge along with satellite television.
The views from 3 sides are spectacular and access to a wide area is easy due to the central location.
Newcastle to the east, the lakes to the west, the Tees and Wear valley to the south and Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall to the north can all be reached within an hour.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 70 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Cumbria/Lake District
Cumbria is England's second largest county and has most of England's lakes, England's highest mountains and England's highest café. It also has all the Lake District National Park, part of the Yorkshire Dales and part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the middle is the Eden Valley, an unspoilt haven, close to the Lakes but far from the crowds.At the heart of the North Pennines ‘Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, Alston is an excellent base to explore this relatively undiscovered and unspoilt area, with its natural landscapes, tumbling waterfalls, and wealth of wildlife. Alston is a historic town with a good range of individual shops, tearooms, local crafts, and character inns serving traditional ales and good food. You can forget your car and enjoy many good local walks right on the doorstep, from gentle riverside rambles to challenging hikes across the fells. Local attractions include the South Tynedale Railway and the Hub Museum both run by volunteers, and Killhope lead-mining museum reflecting how the area’s geology has shaped its history.
At the hub of five routes, it is also an ideal centre for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland National Park to the North, Durham City (world heritage site) to the east, beautiful Upper Teesdale to the south-east, the Yorkshire Dales to the south, and the Lake District to the west - all within an hour’s drive.
Places within approximately half to one hour's drive: Hadrian's Wall, Lanercost, Hexham Abbey, Blanchland, Durham cathedral, castle and historic centre, Beamish, Hamsterley Forest, Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, High Force, Richmond and Swaledale, Penrith and Ullswater, Keswick, Carlisle, Kielder Forest, Scottish borders.
Alston sheepdog trials and Gala day in June, Alston agricultural show in September, Garrigill bonfire night in November and Christmas craft fair first weekend in December.
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25 Mar 2014
Picked the perfect week to stay at the Old Smithy, was a perfect house in a perfect location. Had everything we wanted, from a log fire to a nice quiet location. The scenery was beautiful and the walk… More
10 Mar 2014
"gorgeous luxurious detached cottage, plenty of space in beautiful surroundings"
we have just come back from staying here for the weekend. this cottage is extremely spacious, well equipped in a lovely little village. there are 4 separate bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen and plent… More
So glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.
Paul and Angela
4 May 2013
"Amazing location, fantastic value for money!"
Living in Newcastle we wanted a break away to relax and enjoy the countryside. On arrival to the village we were pleased to see a lovely traditional quiet pub within a stones throw of the cottage. The… More
7 Apr 2013
"Beautiful, spacious accomodation in a gorgeous rural setting, unspoiled and very relaxing."
We stayed at The Old Smythy for a weekend and would highly recommend this property for anyone who was looking for a tranquil idyllic location to explore the local area. This is in the centre of the vi… More
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