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Low Nest Barn

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Low Nest, near Alston, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Nestled amongst the hills and valleys, Low Nest Barn is set in the heart of stunning, North Pennine countryside.

Low Nest Barn is adjacent to the owner’s home and has been tastefully converted to a good standard, offering accommodation with panoramic views over what is thought to be, one of the last undiscovered wildernesses of Britain. The barn is accessed by a rough track and lies a mile or so beyond the outskirts of Alston, on the borders of Northumbria and Cumbria, and central in the North Pennines, which is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wildlife is in abundance, and red squirrels and many species of birds can be seen from the barn. Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful South Tyne valley from Alston station on the South Tynedale railway, with vintage steam or diesel locomotives. Alston is said to be England’s highest market town. Fishing, riding and golf are available 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. There are water sports at Talkin and Kielder Water. Gateshead is only an hour away, with a large shopping centre, restaurants and a ten screen cinema. Alternatively, just stay home and relax and eat together with family and friends. It is set in a garden, bordered by mature trees, with panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. The town has a quaint cobbled street with public houses, butchers, bakers and even its own candlemaker. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

6 steps down to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and stone floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washer/dryer and freezer in external utility room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2017
    We had a 3 night break at Low Nest from 23/11/17. I cannot fault anything - the cottage is a real home from home and spotless. The bed upstairs is so comfy as are the sofas in the lounge. The kitchen is well equipped and the welcome gifts were lovely. We took our 2 Jack Russells and they loved the underfloor heating. We did keep them on leads on the patio as they are escape artists and would have squeezed under the fence - a bigger dog would be safe. The Pennine Way runs along the bottle of the garden - open the gate and you’re on it. There was a selection of leaflets with local walks and OS Map. It was cold, muddy and windy but that didn’t affect our stay - after all it was November and it was great returning to a warm cottage. I hope to go back next year and definitely recommend a visit. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a very rural location this is it. The views from the cottage are lovely. Pauline and John really have made a high quality and comfortable holiday home.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    Just back from a lovely holiday in Alston, Cumbria ... this cottage was just right for us and the dogs, Pauline and John were the perfect hosts. :)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    Excellent accommodation with welcoming hosts and beautiful views of the surrounding valleys. The Pennine Way passes by the cottage and it is an easy walk along this to Alston. We found the location ideal for exploring the North Lakes and parts of Northumberland.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    Would be nicer if the host did not enter the property on a daily basis, just to nose around! The house was a long way out of town 1 to 2 miles and not as showing on the website 0.4 miles which is as the crow flies. The steps down to the cottage are very steep and the cut stone flagstones jet out which means you can easterly cut the back of your heels. The garden is not safe for days as it is open and the fields around have sheep!! Shame there was no dishwasher as with the standard of this house. There was also no broom, no mop or vacuum cleaner to help keep both clean and clean up any accidents

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    Response on behalf of the owner; This guest is mistaken - we most definitely did not enter the property at any time. We always respect the privacy of our guests.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    The cottage is beautifully located at the bottom of a long track off the main road. Newly completed last year and so is in a wonderful as new condition. Both the large beds are very comfortable and both rooms come with full en-suite facilities of the best quality. Showers powerful and lots of hot water. Open plan living space is easily big enough for 4 people and the Freeview TV reception is very good for such a location. WiFi is available but we could not connect our devices and so the lack of internet access may be a bonus or an annoyance depending on your holiday requirements. Great views across the valley with just the sounds of the birds and sheep in the fields with the Pennine Way just a few metres from the garden if walking is your thing. Hexham or Penrith are 20 miles away in either direction of the cottage and both good for food shopping if the local Co-op and Spar are not adequate.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    Fantastic accommodation and fully equipped for our stay. We were able to see some of the best Cumbrian walking from the cottage door.

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