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Overwater, Nenthead, near Alston, Cumbria
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Comfortable and well equipped cottage in a quiet town with good access to the North Pennines and an abundance of footpaths.

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:
With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With open fire, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and single futon (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fires included. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the sitting-out area, 5 yards away.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Great cottage - sad we had to leave early owing to our dog becoming ill, but hope to return in the Spring.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    Great cottage everything you need in beautiful surroundings

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    We had a lovely time in Nenthead, a place with an interesting history but which also is a real here and now community, surrounded by rugged hills. Its remote and 450m high. The Miners Arms is cosy. Loads of walks straight from the cottage. Ashgill Force near Garrigil is impressive; you can walk behind it. A red squirrel ambled past the back of the cottage every day! We hired bikes (from Dave at the bike shop) and cycled up one of the back roads to Blagill - amazing views, empty roads and not as hard as I thought, being a half-a-mile-to-the-shops sort of cyclist. trips out of the area take a lot of time but every(windy) road is breathtakingly beautiful. Alston is near, and a charming sort of place. Hexham, larger , is a drive over glorious moors and is old and beautiful. Its near to Hadrians Wall. The cottage was warm and well-equipped and roomy, and felt well-loved. We'll be back.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 28/08/2017
    Wonderful setting.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/07/2017
    We had a great time staying at Wayside, really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere the cottage has. We are looking at booking it next year. We love that area of Cumbria and stay in the village every year but that was the first time we had stayed in Wayside.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017
    Had a great time at the cottage. Well equipped and in a lovely setting. A very nice, friendly setting with loads of places to walk. Hadrian's Wall, Durham and Newcastle all within easy reach. Only thing to be wary of is availability of food within the village. The only pub can be a little hit or miss for meals so make sure that you have a back up in the fridge! There is a restaurant across the road which does serve really great food but make sure you book as it is run more of a hobby than a standard restaurant.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/04/2017
    Fantastic cottage, spacious double bedrooms and chefs kitchen. In the middle of many walks (the pub at Garrigill has closed down if you plan on getting in drink during a walk).

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2017
    Wayside is a lovely, cosy cottage. Great place to stay if you like walking

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2017
    As it snowed heavily the storage heaters struggled to keep house warm so we were grateful for the two coal fires.Other than this we had a lovely time and will book again for the summertime so we can explore the area fully.The house had everything we needed with nice homely touches and the local people were really nice and welcoming.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/01/2017
    Stayed at Wayside for a weekend in January 2017, what an excellent base. The cottage is great. When we arrived, we collected the key from Keith (opposite) who was so warm & welcoming while showing us the basics. We had a walk behind the cottage to the mines area on the afternoon we arrived which was so picturesque. On the Saturday we went to Hadrian Wall for a walk. The weather was cold but sunny, it had also snowed on the Friday, so the scenery was so beautiful. The coal fire was lit every night which was great. (coal supplied, but took extra with us). WILL DEFINATLEY BE BACK

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