Exterior | Harbut Law Holiday Cottages - The Milking Parlour, Alston
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | Harbut Law Holiday Cottages - The Milking Parlour, Alston
  • Cottage
  • Alston
  • 80043

Harbut Law Holiday Cottages - The Milking Parlour


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Hot Tub
Car parking on site

Alston with cobble streets is close to this lovely cottage with open fire, Hadrian’s Wall and Roman fort easily reached.

All on ground floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Fuel for open fire included. Smoking permitted.

All properties: Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. External utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (shared). Barbecue available on request (shared). Hot tub (shared with other properties on-site on a rota basis). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car.

These three, 18th century barn conversions, (refs 80043, 28645, 28646) are located just 1 mile from the market town of Alston, one of the highest towns in the country and a charming backdrop to many a period film and TV series. Situated behind the owner’s home, these holiday cottages offer comfortable accommodation with their own sitting-out areas.
Guests have shared use of the hot tub where views can be enjoyed towards Mount Hooley and over the South Tyne Valley. The changing landscape throughout the seasons makes for picturesque views all year round. After a day out exploring this delightful area, what better way to soak those tired limbs and relax.
This is a good base for exploring Tynedale and the North Pennines by foot, bicycle or car, with many places of interest to visit, including Alston’s narrow gauge railway, Pennine Pottery and local crafts. The Pennine Way runs past the door, with walks in all directions. Alston, with its quaint cobbled main street, has a range of individual shops, character inns, restaurants and tea rooms. Within the area is an historical Roman fort and tourists will enjoy the museums, exhibitions and sites along Hadrian’s Wall. The Lake District, Beamish Museum, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Carlisle and the Scottish Borders are all within driving distance. Ideal for families or friends to get together, these properties (red 80043, 28645 and 28646) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2021


Accessible Cottages

Cycle Store


Ground Floor Facilities

Grouped Property

Hot Tub

Hot Tub Privacy - Shared

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge

Pub Within 1 Mile

Satellite TV

Washing Machine



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 11 reviews


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  • South Yorkshire

  • Couple


out of 10

We had a really wonderful time beautiful countryside excellent accommodation a very inviting hot tub the owners and the other customers were very friendly and chatty ..... would I go back ? Most definitely!!

25 Sep 2022


  • Ayrshire Scotland

  • Family


out of 10

Everything at the cottage was better than we had hoped for. We rented two cottages here as there was a few of us. Lovely location, owners were very helpful and kind. We definetly recommend it and would love to return sometime soon.

17 Aug 2022


  • Billingham

  • Family


out of 10

Great stay! The place itself is lovely, the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The only things to bare in mind, it’s a little bit of a walk to Alston village, there is a track along the road and a track on a public walkway. It was a bit challenging for my dad with his bad knees, but still managed it fairly easily. There were people staying above us during our stay and you could hear them walking around etc, but this didn’t really bother us at all. The Alston is a lovely village and the locals were also very nice and accommodating, it’s also fairly close to the Lake District if you fancy a run out a bit further afield. Overall, our stay was great and would definitely recommend it! PS. the Nook Farm Shop does an amazing breakfast, and is only a few minutes drive down the road, definitely worth a try! Thanks for our great stay!

23 Mar 2022

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