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Alston

Lying within the North Pennines, Alston is the highest market town in England; steeped in history, the cobbled streets and stone buildings dating back to the 17th century give this town a charming ambiance.

The town has a steeply rising cobbled high street and a very distinctive market cross. St Augustine’s Church was built in 1869, with a record of the foundations dating back to the 12th century. For a small town, Alston has a good selection of shops including many small gift shops, and a thriving arts and crafts community. There is a butcher’s shop, bakery, and larger convenience stores, along with an ample choice of inns, eateries and tea rooms.

Evidence of Alston’s rich lead mining past can be found in the surrounding landscape. Alston Moor is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a good number of nature trails that would suit a relaxing ramble or short walk for all the family to challenging 20 mile walks, such as the South Tyne Trail.

The Pennine Way, the UK''s first National Trail also passes through. Several waterfalls descend from the South Tyne and Nent rivers on Alston Moor, the highest of which being Ashgill Force with a 50ft drop into the sparkling pools beneath. The South Tyneside Railway is England’s highest narrow gauge railway. Running from April to October, it offers a picturesque journey through the surrounding countryside.

Alston is perfect for experiencing a slower pace of life, where beauty is admired at every angle and enjoyed all year round. Search for Alston Holiday Cottages and enjoy the clean fresh air, tranquillity and heritage right from your doorstep.
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  • Gamblesby, Cumbria
    Gamblesby, Cumbria×

    Barnside

    Gamblesby, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC118236
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An excellent choice for couples looking to enjoy quality time together – whether a romantic break, to celebrate...
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  • Nenthall, near Alston, Cumbria
    Nenthall, near Alston, Cumbria×

    The Field Barn

    Nenthall, near Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: 26710
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    High in the North Pennines on Alston Moor, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Field Barn has been converted...

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  • Alston, Cumbria
    Alston, Cumbria×
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    Ref: 28646
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    These three, 18th century barn conversions, (refs 80043, 28645, 28646) are located just 1 mile from the market town...

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  • Leadgate, near Alston, Cumbria
    Leadgate, near Alston, Cumbria×

    The Old Dairy

    Leadgate, near Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: W44255
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    The Old Dairy is a detached barn conversion which has been tastefully converted, and nestles on the border of Cumbria...

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  • near Lazonby, Cumbria
    near Lazonby, Cumbria×

    Woodstore Cottage

    near Lazonby, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC132148
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Woodstore Cottage enjoys a delightful courtyard setting in the grounds of Lazonby Hall, a magnificent country house in...
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  • Tindale Fell, Brampton, Cumbria
    Tindale Fell, Brampton, Cumbria×

    Old Chapel Cottage

    Tindale Fell, Brampton, Cumbria

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    Ref: NC63
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set in a small hamlet in an AONB on the Cumbrian/ Northumbrian borders, this charming, comfortable holiday cottage is...

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  • Kirkoswald, Cumbria
    Kirkoswald, Cumbria×

    The Old Manse

    Kirkoswald, Cumbria

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    Ref: 17788
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This charming barn conversion is delightfully situated in a secluded valley adjoining the owners home. It enjoys...

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  • Gilsland, near Brampton, Cumbria
    Gilsland, near Brampton, Cumbria×

    Meg’s

    Gilsland, near Brampton, Cumbria

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    Ref: W44305
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Meg’s is steeped in history, dating back to the 17th century when the notorious landlady, known as...

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  • Alston, Cumbria
    Alston, Cumbria×

    High Mill House

    Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: W43860
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile

    This four-storey apartment is set just off the main cobblestone street in the heart of Alston, England’s...

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  • Melmerby, Cumbria
    Melmerby, Cumbria×

    Lavender Cottage

    Melmerby, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC132107
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This sandstone bungalow style cottage is located in a small courtyard development in the delightful picturesque village...
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  • Alston, Cumbria
    Alston, Cumbria×

    Cobblestones Cottage

    Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: 28288
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Pleasantly situated within the grounds of the Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel, this holiday apartment is on the...

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  • Melmerby, Cumbria
    Melmerby, Cumbria×

    Elseghyll Barn

    Melmerby, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC132143
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This delightful sandstone barn conversion is situated in Melmerby, one of the Eden Valley’s most popular...
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