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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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  • Scalehouses, Cumbria
    Scalehouses, Cumbria×

    The Granary

    Scalehouses, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC132142
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Character barn conversion set amidst open countryside on the Pennine hills.
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    This converted sandstone barn is full of character, with large arched doorways, beamed ceilings and feature stone walls. The Granary is situated in the tiny hamlet of Scalehouses, which consists of a farm and 2 or 3 houses, between the pretty villages of Croglin and Renwick in the Eden Valley. This tranquil area of Cumbria is completely unspoilt by tourists and although it does not have the drama of the ’Lakes’ the countryside is equally impressive, but without the crowds. It lies...
  • Garrigill, near Alston, Cumbria
    Garrigill, near Alston, Cumbria×

    High Windy Cottage

    Garrigill, near Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: W7625
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Great ‘get away from it all’ location sandwiched between Cumbria and Teesdale. Accommodation suited to families with enclosed garden and pub nearby.
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    Panoramic views

    This delightfully presented, detached holiday cottage offers quality accommodation with panoramic views over one of the last undiscovered wildernesses of Britain, as quoted in the Sunday Times. Activities include walking, fishing, shooting, golf, riding and even skiing. An ideal location for the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian’s Wall and the Borders. The nearest pub is a 1/4 mile walk down through fields, or a mile by road....

  • Ousby, Cumbria
    Ousby, Cumbria×

    Honfleur

    Ousby, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC132156
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Detached bungalow in pleasant village. Large garden, ample parking and 100 yards from the pub.
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    Honfleur is a modern detached bungalow with ample parking and a large garden overlooking open fields, to the distant Lakeland Fells. Situated near the Fox Inn in Ousby, a peaceful village nestling at the foot of the Pennine Hills in the beautiful Eden Valley. The quiet country lanes are perfect for cycling and there are walks from the door to Melmerby Fell and Cross Fell. Bar meals and restaurant facilities are available in the pub and occasional live entertainment. There is a village shop...
  • Melmerby, Cumbria
    Melmerby, Cumbria×

    The Old Chapel

    Melmerby, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC132174
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a summer barbecue in the delightful garden or a relaxing winter evening in front of the wood burner. This detached, converted chapel is 9 miles to Penrith.
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    This charming, detached converted chapel boasts a stunning streamside location in the heart of the picturesque fellside village of Melmerby, in the beautiful Eden Valley. Well-fitted and comfortably furnished, this delightful holiday property features exposed beams, a wood burner and a veranda bridge with an additional foot bridge. Both bridges cross the fast flowing Melmerby Beck (gated and fenced) and lead to a lovely lawned area with a garden house, wendy house, sunken trampoline and...
  • near Alston, Cumbria
    near Alston, Cumbria×
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    Ref: CC132131
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Stunning barn conversion which oozes quality throughout in a beautiful countryside location
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    Lovelady Shield comprises three, luxury holiday cottages situated around a delightful cobbled courtyard.
    Located within the grounds of a superb country house hotel 2 miles from Alston, the location is superb. Alston is often described as "in the middle of nowhere, but central for everywhere" lying high up in the north Pennine hills on the borders of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumbria within easy reach of the Lake District, Hadrians Wall and the historic cities of Carlisle and...
    Lovelady Shield - The Shieling
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  • Garrigill, near Alston, Cumbria
    Garrigill, near Alston, Cumbria×

    Isaac’s Byre

    Garrigill, near Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: 26098
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A converted barn with a Green Tourism award nestled in the picturesque Tyne Valley. Close to the Pennine Way and C2C cycle route.
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    This delightful barn conversion, adjoining the owner’s home, retains the former Byre’s character and enjoys picturesque views of the scenery of the North Pennines, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property also has a Green Tourism Business Scheme gold award and although a tumble dryer is available, the owners would prefer guests to use the outdoors for drying. There are outstanding walks and scenery from the doorstep and the location is peaceful and perfectly placed...

  • near Alston, Cumbria
    near Alston, Cumbria×
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    Ref: CC132133
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Luxurious detached bungalow in tranquil setting and beautiful surroundings
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    Lovelady Shield comprises three, luxury holiday ’cottages’ situated around a delightful cobbled courtyard.
    Located within the grounds of a superb country house hotel 2 miles from Alston, the location is superb. Alston is often described as "in the middle of nowhere, but central for everywhere" lying high up in the north Pennine hills on the borders of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumbria within easy reach of the Lake District, Hadrians Wall and the historic cities of...
    Lovelady Shield - The Shieling
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  • Alston, Cumbria
    Alston, Cumbria×

    Wild Goose Cottage

    Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: W40737
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Formerly the home of a farm labourer, this cottage is within easy reach of Hadrians Wall, Hexham, Newcastle, Ullswater or Keswick.
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    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...

  • Kirkhaugh, near Alston, Cumbria
    Kirkhaugh, near Alston, Cumbria×

    Whitlow Farmhouse

    Kirkhaugh, near Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: 25415
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Glorious views, traditional features and well-proportioned rooms make this property near Alston ideal for friends and family.
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    Standing in a stunning, elevated position in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this refurbished, former 19th century farmhouse has enviable views across Alston Moor and the beautiful, unspoilt South Tyne Valley. Perched on the Cumbria/Northumberland border, the traditional features and generously proportioned rooms make this an ideal choice for families and friends looking for a comfortable and well equipped holiday home. Standing detached alongside one other...

  • Garrigill, Alston, Cumbria
    Garrigill, Alston, Cumbria×

    Shield Hill House

    Garrigill, Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: LWH
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This holiday property is set in the north Pennines, Britain’s ‘last undiscovered wilderness’, with spectacular views from its superb fellside position.
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    Set in the beautiful north Pennines, Britain’s ‘last undiscovered wilderness’, with spectacular views from its superb fellside position, this 18th-century stone house has been renovated to a very high standard. Adjoining the owners’ home and making the ideal rural retreat. It is perfectly situated as a touring base with the Lake District less than an hour’s drive away. Shops, pub 2½ miles.

    Spacious living room with large open fire, beams, rugs...

  • Alston, Cumbria
    Alston, Cumbria×

    Mark Close Farmhouse

    Alston, Cumbria

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    Ref: 13314
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A traditional farmhouse with wonderful views from the enclosed garden. A fantastic base for large groups wishing to visit Northumberland and the Lakes.
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    This traditional farmhouse lies half a mile beyond the outskirts of Alston on the borders of Northumbria and Cumbria, central in the North Pennines, an AONB. Alston is said to be England’s highest market town. Fishing, riding and golf nearby. Follow some of the local rambles or the Pennine Way. The glorious coast and countryside of Northumbria is within travelling distance, as are the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. Water sports at Talkin and Keilder...

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