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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
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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.

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£514-£1088
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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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£349-£1122
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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

Set in the beautiful north Pennines, Britain’s ‘last undiscovered wilderness’, with spectacular views from its superb fellside position, this 18th-century stone house has been renovated to a very high standard. Adjoining the owners’ home and making the ideal rural retreat. It is perfectly situated as a touring base with the Lake District less than an hour’s drive away. Shops, pub 2½ miles.

Spacious living room with large open fire, beams, rugs on wooden floor and French doors to patio. Rustic dining room leading to sun room/entrance lobby. Well-equipped pine-fitted kitchen with ornamental antique range and small breakfast area. Two steps down to double bedroom with French door to patio and en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms (one with additional single bed for +1), each with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Two bedrooms with patio doors leading to verandah.

  • Open fires – fuel included
  • Electricity, full NSH included and bed linen included
  • Towels for hire
  • Cot
  • Additional bed (for +1)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • First floor verandah
  • Large terraced garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Unsuitable for the infirm

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£494-£1540
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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
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Fellside Ref: CC132107
This sandstone bungalow style cottage is located in a small courtyard development in the delightful picturesque village of Melmerby, nestling in the gaze of Melmerby fell in sight of the highest point on the Pennine chain. Situated midway between Penrith and Alston the village oozes charm and character and is a true example of the traditional Eden Valley village. The atmosphere is one of rural calm, the sandstone architecture, rippling streams and pleasant grassy open spaces all add to its charm. Melmerby boasts its own village bakery and pub serving food and drink. Fellside cottage provides an excellent base from which to visit the Lake District National Park, The Eden Valley, North Pennines and Hadrian’s Wall.

Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on one level, which may be of benefit to the elderly or persons with walking difficulties.
It has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, Hi-Fi, two sofa’s, coffee table and wood burning stove.
Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and patio doors.
Utility/drying room: With washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

Gas and electricity are included but an adjustment over winter months is applied. Towels and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available.Outside small lawned garden and patio area to the front. Private parking for 2 cars.

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£345-£595
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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.

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£185-£541
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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£184-£543
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
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 the 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.
Clifton is a luxuriously appointed three bedroom cottage fitted to an extremely high level of luxury in a delightful courtyard setting surrounded by acres of farmland with open virews across the fells.
This property can be booked together with The Shieling (132132) and Colleton House (132133) to accommodate up to 16 people.
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Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Galleried entrance hall with glass panelled craftsman built staircase.
Lounge: With Freeview sat TV, DVD and wood burning stove set in feature stone fireplace.
Dining/Kitchen: With granite work surfaces,electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility Room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Separate WC

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With King size bed.
Bedroom 3: 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 and facilities. Parking for 2 cars. 2 dogs welcome. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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£445-£965
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