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Wild Goose Cottage

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Alston, Cumbria
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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. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2017
    The cottage is lovely. However the location of the village is very far up the summit the driving does take a while even from the nearest town of Penrith. This is the only reason we would not return as it is just a bit too far out for us. The lounge soft furnishings do need replacing they are at the end of their life. The cottage is very clean and the village is lovely. The cottage is a bit too small for 9 guests though, especially the lounge and with only one toilet on the first floor and the amount of doors you have to go through to visit the bathroom during the night. As the cottage has lovely original doors and floorboards any visits to bathroom does disturb everyone else.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/08/2017
    Had a great time here, good local walk

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/07/2017
    A lovely cottage. Only complaint was that there were 9 of us staying and there wasn't enough crockery and cutlery to go round.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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