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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.

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£514-£1317
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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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NOW
£249-£605
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Wild Goose Cottage Ref: W40737

Stunning conversion

Set in a quiet area just off the cobbled main street in Alston, this terraced holiday cottage was formerly the home of a farm labourer. Originally built in 1611 the property has now been sympathetically restored whilst retaining much of its character and charm. The beam above the fireplace dates back over a thousand years, and was previously part of an ancient ship! The property boasts an upstairs balcony with a sun room, perfect for relaxing and watching the sun set. On the border of Cumbria and Northumbria, Alston is the highest market town in England, and is ideal for touring the northern lakes, Yorkshire Dales and Northumbria. Within easy driving distance are Hadrians Wall, Hexham, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Beamish Museum, Ullswater or Keswick. Alston lies within an AONB with the Pennine Way running close to the cottage, and spectacular scenery all around. There is a range of traditional pubs and shops, local crafts and the narrow gauge railway in the town. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors, beams and wooden floor. Dining room with beams/kitchen. Utility room. Shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. All with wooden floors. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single (2ft 6in for child) and wooden floor.

Gas central heating, gas and electricity (£15per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

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NOW
£349-£1122
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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
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

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: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. CD. Dishwasher. Pets 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.

WAS
NOW
£188-£536
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Old School House Ref: CC132162
Old School House is exactly what the name implies, it adjoins the former village school (now The Tower House and home of the owners) in Melmerby. This attractive cottage is situated in a delightful position overlooking the village green, it has an excellent standard of furnishings and exclusive use of the owner’s heated swimming pool (2 hour’s per day guaranteed). The pool is heated to 30 degrees and has a fast lane for continuous swimming, there is also a sauna to relax and unwind after a good days walking. The cottage is 100 yards from the village bakery and 200 yards from a pub serving good food. Melmerby is a pretty village at the foot of the Pennine Hills, at the start to the ascent of Hartside and close to the Lake District.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided).
Conservatory
Dining/Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

All electric, oil, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi internet access. Cot available.Outside: Garden with lawn, patio and seating. Indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. Parking for 1 car.

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£520-£1360
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
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.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Dishwasher. Pet free of charge.

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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£182-£536
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.

WAS
NOW
£224-£709
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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.

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£295-£480
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Converted from an ancient field barn, this detached cottage is stylishly enhanced by old colonial teak furniture sourced from India and the Far East. Adjacent to the owner’s home and at the heart of a traditional upland hill farm in the North Pennine AONB, it is surrounded by some of the most dramatic unspoilt moorland scenery in England. Shops and pub 2 miles.

Step to entrance. Large snug with wood-burning stove. Spacious well-equipped kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking) and quarry-tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom (bed accessed from one side only, for 1+1). Twin bedroom. Beamed throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Aga included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Gardens with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Unspoilt farmland
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: River in farmland

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Pleasantly situated within the grounds of the Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel, this holiday apartment is on the ground floor of the owner’s barn conversion. The surrounding scenery of the North Pennine hills (an AONB) is stunning. There are walks along the river bank and on the hills behind the property, and there is easy access to Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District and Wearside. The market town of Alston, with its quaint cobbled streets and interesting shops and galleries, is 2½ miles and is the highest market town in England. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

½ step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture (50 yards). Use of hotel grounds with patio, sitting-out areas and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: River in grounds, 120 yards.

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NOW
£184-£543
Shortlist
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
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