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Alston Art Apartments Cottage

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 13 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

These architect designed cottages are situated in a quiet corner of the charming historic town of Alston, high up in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This development won an Eden District Council Design Award in 2009, and consists of four 2 storey apartments (modern cottages), two of which are completely new and two which are part conversion and part new build. The owners live in one of the cottages and the other three are available as holiday lets, which when rented together can accommodate 13 guests. They have each been awarded four stars from Visit Britain and the Enjoy England Gold Award for outstanding quality. Each cottage has its own individual charm and distinct character, incorporating a wealth of attractive features including solid oak floors, exposed beams and many other interesting little details. The cottages are tastefully furnished with a blend of contemporary and country style furnishings to a very high standard, including paintings and prints

These architect designed cottages are situated in a quiet corner of the charming historic town of Alston, high up in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This development won an Eden District Council Design Award in 2009, and consists of four 2 storey apartments (modern cottages), two of which are completely new and two which are part conversion and part new build. The owners live in one of the cottages and the other three are available as holiday lets, which when rented together can accommodate 13 guests. They have each been awarded four stars from Visit Britain and the Enjoy England Gold Award for outstanding quality. Each cottage has its own individual charm and distinct character, incorporating a wealth of attractive features including solid oak floors, exposed beams and many other interesting little details. The cottages are tastefully furnished with a blend of contemporary and country style furnishings to a very high standard, including paintings and prints by artists from our local region, creating the perfect ambience for a relaxing holiday at any time. At the heart of the North Pennines ‘Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ Alston is an excellent base to explore this largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, with its wide sweeping landscape, tumbling waterfalls, and a wealth of wildlife and wild flowers. Alston is a market town steeped in history with a good range of speciality 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 from 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, Alston 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 and the Yorkshire Dales to the south, and the Lake District to the west - all within an hour’s drive.

Further details

For group bookings, the person booking the group must provide details of all members of the party for each cottage. He/she is responsible for all members of the party and may be required to pay a refundable £50 security deposit.

Further details outdoors

Each cottage has its own private external patio area, one with a mill-race flowing through it, and two cottages have first floor living rooms opening out onto private balconies.Private parking space for one car at each cottage.

Location description from owner

The England region

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.

Alston

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.Local events: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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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds
  • 3 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Sonia K
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
19 May 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 13. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Aug 2012. Located in Cumbria, the average weekly rate is £1495.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 May 2016.

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