Hot tub | Mark Close Milking Parlour, Alston
Exterior | Mark Close Milking Parlour, Alston

Mark Close Milking Parlour

  • Sleeps up to 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Pets stay free
Hot Tub
Car parking on site


out of 5

An attractive former milking parlour for two on the outskirts of Alston.
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: Freeview TV, DVD Player, Woodburner, Patio Doors Leading To Garden
Kitchen: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Coffee Machine, Washing Machine
Bedroom: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Shower Room: Cubicle Shower, Toilet, Shower Seat, Grab Rail
Underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Hot tub (private). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
Ideal location for exploring
Converted from the old milking parlour, this single-storey cottage has been comfortably furnished to provide a delightful holiday home just for two. The property boasts its own hot tub, and the owners provide dressing gowns and slippers. Situated alongside Mark Close Farmhouse (ref 13314), The Milking Parlour 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 cottage 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 an enclosed garden with panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. In the paddock next door to the cottage, 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.
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 or relax in the gardens hot-tub whilst enjoying the surrounding views.


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Bath or Shower Seat
Customers' Choice
Enclosed Garden or Patio
Garden or Patio
Grab Rails
Ground Floor Facilities
Hot Tub Privacy - Private
Level Access
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Romantic Getaways
Walk In Shower or Bath
Washing Machine
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

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


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please