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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

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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
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.

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£191-£536
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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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Woodstore Cottage Ref: CC132148
Woodstore Cottage enjoys a delightful courtyard setting in the grounds of Lazonby Hall, a magnificent country house in the beautiful Eden Valley. This unique cottage was converted in 2008 and is full of character, with beamed ceilings, sandstone flagged floor and a feature stone wall in the lounge. It has superb quality furnishings and luxury kitchen and bathroom facilities to provide a romantic retreat which couples will love. Lovely features of this cottage are the Harpsichord and Clavichord, which guests are welcome to play. Lazonby Hall has a woodland setting, one mile from the village which has pubs and a supermarket and only 10 minutes drive from the M6.

Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With multi fuel stove (fuel not provided), TV, CD radio and i-Pod dock, Harpsichord and Clavichord.
Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Open staircase from lounge to...

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, patio doors to the garden and en-suite with bath, WC and wash basin.

All electric, bed linen and towels included.Outside: Woodland garden with patio, table and chairs. Parking for 2 cars. Adults only.

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£320-£540
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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 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 0 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Set in a small hamlet in an AONB on the Cumbrian/ Northumbrian borders, this charming, comfortable holiday cottage is part of an old chapel and adjoins the owners’ home. Boasting good walking on the Pennine Way just 100 yards from the door. Fishing locally, as well as climbing and bird watching, there is plenty to enjoy in the immediate area. With an RSPB reserve and an SSSI both nearby, at Talkin Tarn, 6 miles, there is boating, fishing, sail boarding and a nature trail. A fine base for the Eden Valley, Lake District and Borders and for exploring Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall. Shop and pub 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (can be 2 singles). Shower room and toilet. Z-bed available (for child up to 10 years).

Oil central heating, electric heaters (when central heating not in use), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Terraced garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets free of charge.

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£152-£427
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 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
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