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Wild Goose Cottage

Alston Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Formerly the home of a farm labourer, this cottage is within easy reach of Hadrians Wall, Hexham, Newcastle, Ullswater or Keswick.

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. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-19
    Lovely cottage. Well equipped. It was perfect for our needs and had plenty of space for young children

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-28
    Really wonderful stay Amazing town Nice people Overall : ***Excellent***

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-27
    excellent value Alston is a tired and what appears to be a little struggling Market Town. However the people are very friendly and helpful. Surrounding countryside is AONB

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-14
    Excellent stay in the cottage, Centre of busy town with interesting and individual shops. There was ample space for us all, it was cosy, clean and tidy with the welcoming hospitality pack. We would all recommend it to others and come again ourselves. Thank you!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-01
    A brilliant cottage for a family weekend away. With toddlers we couldn't get very far so the location was ideal. Shop and local pubs on the doorstep aswell, and on our last day we found a great Park on the doorstep also. Great weekend!!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-17
    Great relaxing stay and great for 2 families to share. Kids missed the wi-fi but meant they got involved in different things. Fantastic value for money and handy for the shops, pubs etc.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-20
    Fantastic break lovely spacious cottage , well equipped and plenty of towels for a large family, ideal place for walkers as quite remote but just what we needed thank you !

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-04
    Lovely location, friendly locals, and the cottage was lovely. Decor due a freshen up though, and kitchen was missing a few bits and pieces as mentioned numerous times in the visitor book. Layout was great and our party of 8 had a wonderful time. Thanks for a great holiday. PS Missed wifi though :)

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8.7 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo

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