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The Coachman’s Cottage


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Alston, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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Put your feet up and relax with your family whilst you enjoy the magnificent views over one of the last undiscovered wildernesses of Britain.

The Coachman’s Cottage is a quaint, stone, semi-detached self-catering cottage dating back to the 1700s, with a sheltered, enclosed garden. It lies on the edge of Alston but within a 10-minute easy walk of the town, with its cobbled high street, shops, pubs and cafés. Alston, one of England’s highest towns, is centrally located in the North Pennines – one of Britain’s last undiscovered wildernesses and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a wide range of activities and historic attractions nearby including a steam railway, historic mining attractions, fishing, golf and cycling routes including the Pennine Cycle Way and Coast to Coast. There are many local footpaths with stunning views and wildlife, as well as the Pennine Way on the doorstep. It is also ideally placed for days out in the glorious countryside of Northumberland, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Water sports are available at nearby Talkin Tarn and Kielder Water. Hadrian’s Wall is just 30 minutes away, and Gateshead is an hour’s drive, with its large shopping centre complete with restaurants and 10-screen cinema. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room:
With gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
First Floor:
Living room:
With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, beams, low sloping ceiling and en-suite with half-size bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and superfast broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot supplied on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.

Show amenities 


  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2018
    Absolutely fantastic weekend in Alston! We loved the local walking routes; we walked for a few hours every day and never saw another soul. The cottage was very authentic and comfortable and the garden was great for our dog. Alston House was our favourite pub but we also loved Angel Inn where we were warmly greeted by the locals. Great cottage and great place! Just a note for other dog owners: the garden is enclosed but any sized dog can easily get out on to the road. It wasn’t a problem for us as ours doesn’t run away, but it’s something to consider if you have a dog that can be a bit too curious.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Lovely cottage with a lovely garden. Small parking space so no good for a big car. Cottage well equipped and loved the thoughtful gifts of wine and treats for our dog. Twin bedroom more suitable for children due to low beams and no blind/curtains in small window so let’s in light in early hours of morning. Will definitely return though ! Cottage is 5 mins from a well equipped spar and Alston 10 min walk with dog friendly pubs and chippy ! Also loved the little railway in Alston. Ideal location for exploring Hadrian’s wall

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/05/2018
    I spoke to the owners prior to put stay due to an error when I booked the cottage and found them to be very helpful. It is a really well appointed cottage, short walk to Alston. Many walls straight from the door. It only loses points for the kitchen being cold but it would not out us off going back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/02/2018
    Three of us, plus one dog spent a long weekend at the cottage in February. The cottage is about a five minute walk outside Alston. There is a small parking space right outside the front door for one (smallish) car. As we had two cars between us we had to park on the road. Initially this did not go down well with the neighbours opposite, but we moved further up the road away from the property. The cottage is lovely and cosy with wood burning stove and instant hot water. The second bedroom has limited headroom and a small bath with hand held shower. My friend ended up using the main bedroom en-suite for showering, as that has a standard sized bath and no headroom issues. The second bedroom would be good for children, but is not ideal for adults. There is a great deli in Alston and an Indian takeaway that was very good. Most of the more interesting shops were closed until the spring season. We enjoyed a relaxing time at the cottage, and were delighted by the bottle of wine, water and biscuits (including some for the dog) left for us.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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