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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
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 borders 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 is 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
Colleton House is a luxuriously appointed detached bungalow which is sure to appeal to even the most discering guests. With views to the Pennine hills and hotel grounds this spacious property benefits from a delightful sunroom and private patio.
This property can be booked together with The Shieling (132132) and Clifton (132131) to accommodate up to 16 people.

Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on one level with a ramp available for access which guests with mobility problems will find helpful. The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With Freeview sat TV, DVD and open fire in feature stone fire surround and patio doors.
Sun Room: Overlooking the hotel grounds to the river and fells beyond.
Large Dining Kitchen: With granite worktops, Aga, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and separate dining area.
Utility Room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Spearate WC.
Bedroom 1: With super King size bed which can convert to twin beds (please request on booking).
Bedroom 2: With King size bed.
Bedroom 3: With King size bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash basin .

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Outside:  Private patio area with seating and shared use of the hotel grounds and facilities. Parking for 2 cars. 2 dogs welcome.

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£500-£1235
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
High Aimshaugh Ref: 25816

This delightful, detached, 19th century former farmhouse stands at the end of its own lane away from roads and traffic in a beautiful, rural setting of peace and tranquillity. It has a handsome, traditional facade and enviable views in all directions across pastureland towards the fells. A welcoming, relaxing ambience has been created in this immaculately presented and furnished holiday home. It has been carefully renovated and combines modern facilities with traditional features. There are great walks from the doorstep through the countryside surrounding the farm and some excellent off road tracks for mountain biking. There are exclusive fishing rights on a 11/2 mile stretch of the South River Tyne included, and there is an adjoining paddock for those wishing to take their horse on holiday. The interesting market town of Alston (the highest town in England) is 2 miles with quaint cobbled streets and lies in an AONB. The farmhouse is perfectly placed for touring Cumbria and the Lake District, Northumberland and the Durham Dales, and the borderlands of Scotland. Visit South Tynedale Steam Railway in Alston and Hadrian’s Wall. Travel the famous, scenic Settle to Carlisle line from nearby Langwathby station. The cities of Carlisle, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Durham make interesting day trips. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with flagged floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one 5ft), one with additional single (for child), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Oil Aga included. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£421-£1090
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

This 18th century stone cottage is hidden away up a steep gravel track overlooking the wooded Tyne Valley and the North Pennine Fells. It is a secluded location adjacent to the owner’s house, and benefits from solar powered hot water. There is footpath access to the Pennine Way and local tracks with a variety of local attractions including the South Tynedale Steam Railway, lead mining heritage centres, a transport museum, hand made candle factory, and the historic charm of Alston one mile away, with its steep cobbled streets and good pubs. The area is ideal for walking and mountain biking. Both Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District are within half an hour’s drive. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining area. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Solid fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£249-£605
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Sycamore House Ref: CC132151
Sycamore House lies in the heart of the Eden Valley, next to the village green in Gamblesby. This picture postcard village is a real hidden gem, very picturesque, with charming sandstone cottages centred around the delightful village green and surrounded by amazing countryside. This tranquil area is relatively free of visitors and is perfect for walking or cycling, either in the valley or onto the Pennine hills. Local visitor attractions and amenities include the watermill, Long Meg stone circle and Lacy’s Cave, all at Little Salkeld, the pub and village bakery at Melmerby, fishing at Blencarn and the cafe at the top of Hartside is a bracing 2 hour walk. 20 minutes drive to the Lakes.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/radio and wood burning stove (logs not provided).
Kitchen/diner: With Aga, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

All electric, oil and bed linen included. Cot available. One dog welcome. Wi-Fi is available.Outside: Garden with lawn, patio and seating. Parking for 1 car.

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£400-£725
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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.

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£273-£605
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Field Barn Ref: 26710

High in the North Pennines on Alston Moor an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Field Barn has been converted to provide a charming, detached holiday home. Retaining the old beams and adding modern facilities the cottage is off the beaten track and makes a delightful cosy retreat just for two. There are many miles of peaceful footpaths and cycle routes and the scenery is spectacular. There is easy road access to Weardale, Teesdale and the Lake District. Hadrian’s Wall and the Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. The market town of Alston is 3 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: Living room with sofa bed (alternative sleeping only)/dining room/kitchen. Beams and wooden floors throughout.

Electric heaters and electricity included (£20per week, £10 per short break September - April). Bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Patio with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children, except babes in arms. Friday to Friday.

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£195-£447
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Excellent views with pub and shop within walking distance

This rural, 17th century, semi-detached stone cottage is situated in the North Pennines, an AONB. With stunning views and miles of peaceful footpaths and cycle routes, including the Coast to Coast route straight from the door. There are also golf courses nearby in Alston and Hexham. Approx an hour from the Northumberland National Park, Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and the Dales. Killhope Mine 3 miles. Alston, the highest market town in England, is nearby, with various shops, restaurants and pubs. Nenthead is 400 yards, with shop, pub (serving food). Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (restricted headroom, can be 6ft double on request) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity paid by honesty box. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD and large library. Small library of books. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden, furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome tray. No smoking.

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£214-£576
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
High Windy Cottage Ref: W7625

Panoramic views

This delightfully presented, detached holiday cottage offers quality accommodation with panoramic views over one of the last undiscovered wildernesses of Britain, as quoted in the Sunday Times. Activities include walking, fishing, shooting, golf, riding and even skiing. An ideal location for the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian’s Wall and the Borders. Shop 1.25 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

Multi-fuel stove in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£216-£605
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Milking Parlour Ref: 25137

Ideal location for exploring

Converted from the old milking parlour this single-storey cottage has been comfortably furnished to provide a delightful holiday home just for two. Situated alongside Mark Close Farmhouse (Ref: 13314) it stands on the outskirts of the market town of Alston in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Pennines. It is ideally located for exploring Cumbria’s Lake District, Northumberland and the border of Scotland including Hadrian’s Wall. Whichever direction you travel you will be astounded by the magnificent views. Excellent walking and Coast to Coast cycle route runs through Alston. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

First £10 NSH and electricity included, remiander by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£164-£454
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
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

These three, 18th century barn conversions, (refs 80043, 28645, 28646) are located just 1 mile from the market town of Alston, one of the highest towns in the country and a charming backdrop to many a period film and TV series. Situated behind the owner’s home, these holiday cottages offer comfortable accommodation with their own sitting-out areas. This is a good base for exploring Tynedale and the North Pennines by foot, bicycle or car, with many places of interest to visit, including Alston’s narrow gauge railway, Pennine Pottery and local crafts. The Pennine Way runs past the door, with walks in all directions. Alston, with its quaint cobbled main street, has a range of individual shops, character inns, restaurants and tea rooms. Within the area is an historical Roman fort and tourists will enjoy the museums, exhibitions and sites along Hadrian’s Wall. The Lake District, Beamish Museum, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Carlisle and the Scottish Borders are all within driving distance. Ideal for families or friends to get together, these properties (red 80043, 28645 and 28646) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (four poster) galleried bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric fire in living room. Patio and furniture. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

All properties: Biomass pellet central heating, electricity and bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared barbecue on request. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

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£160-£436
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