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The Coachman’s Cottage

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Alston, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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Put your feet up and relax with your family whilst you enjoy the magnificent views over one of the last undiscovered wildernesses of Britain.

The Coachman’s Cottage is a quaint, stone, semi-detached self-catering cottage dating back to the 1700s, with a sheltered, enclosed garden. It lies on the edge of Alston but within a 10-minute easy walk of the town, with its cobbled high street, shops, pubs and cafés. Alston, one of England’s highest towns, is centrally located in the North Pennines – one of Britain’s last undiscovered wildernesses and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a wide range of activities and historic attractions nearby including a steam railway, historic mining attractions, fishing, golf and cycling routes including the Pennine Cycle Way and Coast to Coast. There are many local footpaths with stunning views and wildlife, as well as the Pennine Way on the doorstep. It is also ideally placed for days out in the glorious countryside of Northumberland, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Water sports are available at nearby Talkin Tarn and Kielder Water. Hadrian’s Wall is just 30 minutes away, and Gateshead is an hour’s drive, with its large shopping centre complete with restaurants and 10-screen cinema. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room:
With gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
First Floor:
Living room:
With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, beams, low sloping ceiling and en-suite with half-size bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and superfast broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot supplied on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/02/2018
    Three of us, plus one dog spent a long weekend at the cottage in February. The cottage is about a five minute walk outside Alston. There is a small parking space right outside the front door for one (smallish) car. As we had two cars between us we had to park on the road. Initially this did not go down well with the neighbours opposite, but we moved further up the road away from the property. The cottage is lovely and cosy with wood burning stove and instant hot water. The second bedroom has limited headroom and a small bath with hand held shower. My friend ended up using the main bedroom en-suite for showering, as that has a standard sized bath and no headroom issues. The second bedroom would be good for children, but is not ideal for adults. There is a great deli in Alston and an Indian takeaway that was very good. Most of the more interesting shops were closed until the spring season. We enjoyed a relaxing time at the cottage, and were delighted by the bottle of wine, water and biscuits (including some for the dog) left for us.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    We loved the cottage which was spotless and very well equipped with everything you could need for a break and a lovely enclosed garden. Will be back.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2017
    Nice place,would stop again, next time with my partner and get the log burner going.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2017
    Really loved our stay. First time we took the dog on holiday and he was made very welcome. So many nice touches in the house made our stay so comfortable. The Cumerland Inn was a favourite haunt.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/08/2017
    Beautiful comfortable clean quirky cottage, very well equipped. It is quite rural, we took our 8 year old grandson and it was nice to get him away from technology, we walked and played footy on the playing fields. Would recommend the local lead mine at Killhope, about 20 minute drive, we all enjoyed this day out.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2017
    We loved it

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2017
    Lovely cottage. Many thanks

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/03/2017
    As above. Comfortable and pretty cottage and great location for walking. Some good pubs in the village of Alston. Being able to bring the dog for free was a big plus for us. Would definitely use again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2017
    Stayed in cottage during March. Very comfortable and welcoming. Owners were helpful and sorted small issue very quickly. Lovely location. Locals very friendly. Good pub culture and very dog friendly area. Short walk to all amenities. Local spar and co-op for food. Also good butchers and bakery. Would have liked to go on steam train. Dogs can go on too. Unfortunately it was closed for building work.

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