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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
4
The Granary Ref: CC132142
This converted sandstone barn is full of character, with large arched doorways, beamed ceilings and feature stone walls. The Granary is situated in the tiny hamlet of Scalehouses, which consists of a farm and 2 or 3 houses, between the pretty villages of Croglin and Renwick in the Eden Valley. This tranquil area of Cumbria is completely unspoilt by tourists and although it does not have the drama of the ’Lakes’ the countryside is equally impressive, but without the crowds. It lies on the edge of the Pennine hills on the Coast to Coast cycle route and is perfect for walking, cycling, pony trekking, riding and canoeing.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Spacious entrance with underfloor heating.
Sunroom/Kitchen/bootroom: With underfloor heating, large oak table and six chairs, TV, electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and space for bikes, dogs and boots.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite shower with WC and wash basin.

Second Floor: Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/radio and vaulted ceiling with low beams.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, towels and bed linen included. Fuel for the wood burning stove is not provided but is available to purchase from the local village shop if required. Wi-Fi access available.Outside: lawned garden, patio and seating. Parking for 2 cars. 4 dogs welcome, kennelled in the entrance room only.

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£345-£595
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Elseghyll Barn Ref: CC132143
This delightful sandstone barn conversion is situated in Melmerby, one of the Eden Valley’s most popular villages. Elseghyll Barn was tastefully refurbished by the owners, with quality furnishings to provide a very comfortable holiday home. The village bakery in Melmerby has an excellent reputation and is sought out by visitors from far and wide, there is also a pub which serves bar meals. Melmerby is a peaceful village which lies on the edge of the Pennine Hills and has wonderful walks on the surrounding fells and country roads which are ideal for cycling.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With TV and DVD.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge and microwave.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Reading area: With chaise longue.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available.Outside: Patio area with garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars. Parking area has 5-bar gate permitting children to play and dogs to roam.

WAS
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£295-£480
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
23
Bedrooms
9
Pets
3

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).

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£619-£1934
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Lantern House Ref: 27084

This smart four-storey holiday townhouse is presented to a very good standard and is located in the centre of Alston, the highest market town in England. Situated in the heart of the North Pennines with views over the surrounding fells and valleys, it is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with stunning moorland, hills, rivers and waterfalls. Dating from the 17th century, this property today has a contemporary boutique feel and is ideal for families and friends to gather for a relaxing holiday. Alston, (used as a location for Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist), has quaint cobbled streets and various shops, galleries and a narrow gauge railway. This holiday home is perfectly placed for touring Cumbria and the Lake District, Northumberland, the Dales of Yorkshire and Durham, and the borderlands of Scotland. Visit South Tynedale Steam Railway in Alston and travel the famous, scenic Settle to Carlisle line from nearby Langwathby station. Hadrian’s Wall is a short drive away along one of England’s top ten scenic drives and there are many exhibition and view points along the heritage site. The cities of Carlisle, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Durham, plus the historic town of Hexham make interesting day trips. Shops, pubs and restaurants 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Study with wooden floor. Utility room/separate toilet. First floor: Second sitting room with single Z-bed. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms (1 small). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Third floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair (on request). DVD. CD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in utility). Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking 4 yards (foc, in the Market Place). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£336-£1108
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Whitlow Farmhouse Ref: 25415

Standing in a stunning, elevated position in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this refurbished, former 19th century farmhouse has enviable views across Alston Moor and the beautiful, unspoilt South Tyne Valley. Perched on the Cumbria/Northumberland border, the traditional features and generously proportioned rooms make this an ideal choice for families and friends looking for a comfortable and well equipped holiday home. Standing detached alongside one other property, its peaceful, rural location makes it feel off the beaten track and yet it is just 500 yards from the Alston to Brampton road which connects the Lake District to the Northumberland National Park. There is a network of public footpaths direct from the doorstep linking up to numerous trails and cycle routes. The archaeological remains of Whitley Castle (Roman Fort), described as the hidden gem of the North Pennines is a stones throw from the property and trout and salmon fishing can be enjoyed on a quiet stretch of the South Tyne River running through the owner’s farm (2 permits available by request in advance). Whitlow is perfectly situated as a touring base for exploring a wealth of natural and historical treasures in the area. Hadrian’s Wall is only 10 miles away, with the Scottish Border and the Lake District approximately 25 miles. Nearby Alston, 21/2 miles, the highest market town in England, offers an interesting array of cafes, shops, pubs, narrow gauge steam engine railway (which runs through the farm) and 18-hole golf. Shops, pubs and restaurants 21/2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 shower rooms with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, two with additional single, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in kitchen included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Range with gas hob and electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. Two pets welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£514-£1317
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Honfleur Ref: CC132156
Honfleur is a modern detached bungalow with ample parking and a large garden overlooking open fields, to the distant Lakeland Fells. Situated near the Fox Inn in Ousby, a peaceful village nestling at the foot of the Pennine Hills in the beautiful Eden Valley. The quiet country lanes are perfect for cycling and there are walks from the door to Melmerby Fell and Cross Fell. Bar meals and restaurant facilities are available in the pub and occasional live entertainment. There is a village shop and bakery with cafe in Melmerby two miles away together with village pub serving bar meals. There are a wealth of amenities in Penrith, seven miles. The bungalow is very comfortably furnished and well equipped, with a large kitchen/diner.

Ground Floor: Property has night storage and panel heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, electric fire and patio doors to the garden.
Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and dining table and chairs.
Utility room: With sink, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed (for flexibility of sleeping arrangements only).
Bathroom: With shower cubicle, bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Garden with lawn, patio and seating. Parking for 5 cars.

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£400-£725
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Nenthead House Ref: 30034

Nenthead House stands in a proud position overlooking the small rural village of Nenthead which is situated in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This spacious, semi-detached holiday property, close to the owner’s home, was formerly the mine manager’s house and offices for the lead mines in the 1800s. Set in a large garden, which is shared with an adjoining cottage, it has a lawn, ornamental pond and mature shrubs and trees. Nenthead is located on the road between the attractive market town of Alston and Killhope. Nenthead has a good community shop, pub and a restaurant, and is just a 10-minute drive from Alston, the highest market town in England, which has amenities including a butchers, bakers, general stores and a tourist information office. The local pubs and restaurants in Alston serve a variety of good food. The cottage is ideal for local walks or for cycling along the river and the hillsides, with unspoilt panoramic views of moorland and an abundance of wildlife. The A686 was voted in the top 10 of the world’s most scenic drives; so exploring the area is a real treat, and the roads connect to the Lake District in the west, Hardrian’s Wall and the Northumbrian National Park, along with Scotland, to the north, and the Durham Dales to the south east. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Large shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps and pond in garden.

WAS
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£514-£1088
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0


This delightful, detached, 18th-century, stone farmhouse is quietly tucked away up a metalled lane and has superb views overlooking the Tyne Valley and the North Pennine Fells, which are designated as an AONB. Situated in a rural setting, just 1 mile from the attractive market town of Alston, it stands in an enclosed garden away from roads and traffic, but has the added advantage of being a couple of minutes from the A686. Voted one of the world’s top 10 most scenic drives by the AA magazine in 2014, the A686 links Penrith, the gateway to the Northern Lakes, to the Northumberland National Park with Hadrian’s Wall and the Durham Dales (all within a half-hour drive). There are outstanding walks and scenery from the doorstep and some excellent off road tracks for mountain biking. The C2C passes nearby. The South Tynedale Steam Railway is in Alston and you can travel the famous Settle to Carlisle line from nearby Langwathby Station. The area exudes peace and tranquillity and is a great place to escape from the hustle of everyday life. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Stairs to bathroom with toilet and sloping ceiling. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single (for child), 1 twin, both with en-suite bathroom with toilet and sloping ceiling.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric woodburner in dining room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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£524-£524
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Lovelady Shield comprises three, 5 star luxury holiday ’cottages’ situated around a delightful cobbled courtyard.
Located within the grounds of a superb Country House Hotel, 2 miles from Alston, the location is superb. Alston is often described as "in the middle of nowhere, but central for everywhere" lying high up in the north Pennine hills on the border of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumbria within easy reach of the Lake District, Hadrians Wall and the historic cities of Carlisle and Durham. All three properties are luxuriously appointed to appeal to the most discerning customers and the experience of staying here is quite unique. The hotel facilities are available to guests staying in the cottages including free Wi-Fi, a first class restaurant, bar and lovely grounds. Food may be ordered from a bistro style menu and delivered to the cottage, or you may opt to have a casserole bubbling away in the oven for your arrival. A selection of reasonably priced wines are also available for consumption in the cottage. Ultimately you will enjoy the best of both worlds, your own self catering accommodation with restaurant facilities for that special treat. The area is truly tranquil with lovely views surrounding the grounds in a beautiful countryside setting surrounded by acres of farmland with numerous public footpaths for you to enjoy away from the crowds.
Situated on the ground floor of this superb barn conversion. Luxuriously appointed throughout including oak flooring, granite work surfaces and coordinated fabrics. Superb accommodation in a tranquil setting ideal fro a romantic retreat.
This property can be booked together with Clifton (132131) and Colleton House (132133) to accommodate up to 16 people.
 

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Open plan living space: With leather settees, Freeview sat TV, DVD and contemporary flame effect electric fire.
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Bedroom 1: With super King size bed which can be converted to twin beds (please request on booking).
Bedroom 2: With King size bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Outside: Shared use of hotel grounds with lawns and seating and bar and restaurant. Parking for 2 cars. 1 dog welcome.

WAS
NOW
£400-£725
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Wayside Ref: 26622

This attractive, mid-terraced, former miner’s cottage stands in the centre of the small village of Nenthead in the rural North Pennines, an AONB. The C2C cycleway and a network of footpaths, including the Pennine Way, can be joined from the holiday cottage. There are mining attractions nearby and the market town of Alston (highest in England) is 5 miles. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of the North Pennines which leads on to The Lake District, Northumberland and The Yorkshire Dales. Shop and pub/restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with additional single futon (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fires in living room and kitchen included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream in sitting-out area, 5 yards.

WAS
NOW
£185-£541
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This attractive detached barn conversion stands in a rural location adjacent to the owner’s home on the outskirts of the quaint, traditional market town of Alston, with its cobbled streets and historic charm situated in an AONB. The cosy living room with wood burning stove has a large, arched barn window with stunning views towards the fells. Retaining original beams and some exposed stone work the barn is an interesting mix of character and contemporary style. The location makes it a perfect place for exploring Cumbria, the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall. There are also countryside walks, golf course, cycling routes and fishing. Shops and pubs ¾ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. One step up to dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite toilet. Beamed throughout.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating , electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£273-£605
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Isaac’s Byre Ref: 26098

This delightful barn conversion, adjoining the owner’s home, retains the former Byre’s character and enjoys picturesque views of the scenery of the North Pennines, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property also has a GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme) gold award. There are outstanding walks and scenery from the doorstep and the location is peaceful and perfectly placed for exploring the quaint town of Alston. Nearby guests can enjoy the local swimming pool with sauna and Jacuzzi, 1 mile (at cost). There are numerous cycle routes from the barn, golf is within 5 miles and horse riding can be found 11 miles away, as well as fishing locally. Close to the Pennine Way, the C2C Cycle Route and Hadrian’s Wall. Visit the Lake District and Northumbrian National Parks, Carlisle, Durham and Newcastle. Resident hens and a variety of wildlife can be spotted from the garden. Alston, 4 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.

Ground floor: 2 steps (ramp available) to living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom (6ft zip & link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceilings and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Central heating from ground source heat pump, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV (entertainment and documentaries package). DVD. CD. Games console on request. Gas range with gas hob and electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (boot room). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Electricity car charging point. Welcome pack.

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£224-£709
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