Mark Close Farmhouse


Property Reference: 13314
  • Sleeps23
  • Pets 3
  • Bedrooms9
  • Grade3 Star rating

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

This traditional farmhouse lies half a mile beyond the outskirts of Alston on the borders of Northumbria and Cumbria, central in the North Pennines, an AONB. Alston is said to be England’s highest market town. Fishing, riding and golf nearby. Follow some of the local rambles or the Pennine Way. The glorious coast and countryside of Northumbria is within travelling distance, as are the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. Water sports at Talkin and Keilder Water. Gateshead, only an hour away, has a large shopping centre with restaurants and ten screen cinema. Or just stay home and relax in front of the fire and eat together with family and friends. Set in a garden, bordered by mature trees with panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. Before it lies the site of an ancient Britain fort, and behind, the Roman’s Maiden Way. The town has a quaint cobbled street with public houses, butchers, bakers and its own candlemaker. An ideal holiday base. Assisted wheelchair users can be accommodated on the ground floor.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional Z-bed, 1 twin (one 2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 3 double, two with additional single, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 4 twin (one with one 2ft 6in bed for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet.

Woodburner in living room and dining room included. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Two high chairs. TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Ample parking. Pets welcome under strict control please (sheep country).

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Despite of the wet weather, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Mark Farm Cottage. Lovely scenery, comfortable cottage, well equipped for a party of 16. July 2011.
  2. We liked the location and the views from the property. Oct 2010.
  3. Having two kitchens (both with dining tables) and two living rooms was very useful as it meant we could easily split up and do different things if we wished to. Oct 2010.
  4. Ideal venue for a large group/family getaway...felt like a home from home. May 2010.
  5. Bright clean bedrooms, lots of bathrooms and toilets, lovely views, great location. April 2010.
  6. It does exactly what it says on the tin! Plenty of rooms, comfortable, clean, ideal location, just what we all (20) needed. Sept 2009.
  7. The setting is lovely and the weather could not spoil our extended family holiday. The meal we had at the Kirkhaugh Inn was excellent. The tour of the Nenthead lead mines was very interesting. Although some of the bedrooms are not large the whole house is excellently equipped and very well presented. July 2009.
  8. A lovely part of the countryside with lots of interest for everyone! The property was a good venue for children and the kitchen was an excellent size for the number of people with adequte provision of cutlery etc. Aug 2009.
  9. Lovely farmhouse, plenty of space. Feb 2009.
  10. The farmhouse is ideally equipped for large groups - lots of big pans, lots of crockery and cutlery. The lounge is huge so we could all sit together and the kitchen likewise. Its location is fantastic and we had beautiful weather (snow all w/d) which made it very memorable. Nov 2008.
  11. We felt very welcome when we arrived after a diffcult journey. Jan 2008.
  12. Well located a short walk from the lovely little town of Alston and within easy reach of plenty of attractions. A great place for a large family gathering. Aug 2008.
  13. We were delighted to find accommodation which perfectly suited the number of people we had (20+) and the celebratory occasion. Aug 2007.
  14. This was a family reunion, as we are scattered over the UK,the farmhouse was perfect for us.What we thought was going to be a one of has now turned into everybody wanting the get together to be an annual thing. All generations enjoyed the long weekend. Nov 2006.
  15. Wonderful and varied walking in the area. Lots of lovely logs for the fires - bring a saw. Very courteous owner. Nov 2006.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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