Exterior | Mark Close Farmhouse, Alston
Living room | Mark Close Farmhouse, Alston

Mark Close Farmhouse

  • Sleeps up to 20
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Up to 3 pets allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
A traditional, 9-bedroom farmhouse with wonderful views from the enclosed garden. A fantastic base for large groups wishing to visit Northumberland and the Lakes.
Ground Floor:
Living room: Freeview TV, DVD Player, Woodburner
Kitchen/dining room: Woodburner, Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher
Living room 2: Freeview TV, DVD Player
Utility Room: Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Wine Cooler
Bedroom 1: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Bedroom 2: Single (3ft) Bed, Single (2ft 6in) Bed (Child Only)
Shower Room: Cubicle Shower, Toilet
Shower Room: Cubicle Shower, Toilet
First Floor:
Bedroom 3: Double (4ft 6in) Bed, Single (3ft) Bed Ensuite: Bath With Shower Over, Toilet
Bedroom 4: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Bedroom 5: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Bedroom 6: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Bedroom 7: Double (4ft 6in) Bed, Single (3ft) Bed
Bedroom 8: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Bedroom 9: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Bathroom 3: Bath With Shower Over, Toilet
Shower Room: Cubicle Shower
Separate Toilet.
Electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burners included. Travel cot and 2 highchairs. Garden with garden furniture and barbecue. Childrens play area. 4 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.
Mark Close Farmhouse, which accommodates 20, is within a 15-20 minute walk from beautiful Alston, with its great pubs, cafés and shops. The town is central in the North Pennines and lies on the borders of Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, referred to as ’England’s last wilderness’, and is also said to be the ’Highest Market Town in England’. The house occupies a fantastic position, central to the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian’s Wall, the Scottish borders and Northumberland’s coast and castles.
The property is set in a large garden bordered by mature trees with panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. In the paddock next door to the Farmhouse, there are five very friendly Alpacas. The area remains unspoiled by large traffic queues or intrusive tourism. The town has a beautiful cobbled street with public houses, mini markets, petrol stations, butchers and bakers.
There is additional accommodation for two adjacent to the Farmhouse - a small fully equipped one bedroom cottage called Mark Close Milking Parlour (ref 25137). Ideal for a couple who would prefer peace and quiet, the Milking Parlour also has a small hot tub suitable for four people at once.
Go for a ride on Alston’s narrow-gauge railway, follow Isaac’s Tea Trail or browse in the excellent gift shops. There’s fishing, riding and golf nearby, as well as Killhope and Nenthead Mining Centres. Follow some of the local ramblers on the Pennine Way. Walk over Crossfell (the highest point in the Pennines) or search for the sources of the four great rivers to which the North Pennines gives rise, the Tyne, the Wear, the Tees and the Eden.
The glorious coast and countryside of Northumberland are within travelling distance as are the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders. There are water sports at Talkin and Keilder Water. Or perhaps some retail therapy in the Metro Centre Gateshead, which is only an hour away, one of Europe’s largest shopping centres with restaurants, multi-screen cinemas, playland and bowling alley. Alternatively, just stay at home and relax in front of the fire and eat together with family or friends in the farmhouse kitchen


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2021, 2023


Childrens Play Area
Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Detached Property
Enclosed Garden or Patio
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Ground Floor Facilities
Highchair Available
Level Access
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 3 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please