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Kings Cottage

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District

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The Property

A charming and comfortably-furnished 400-year old terraced stone cottage, just a short walk from the centre of Alston, the highest market town in England, and the centre of five historic Pennine routes. The cottage is traditional and welcoming, with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and a warming woodburner-effect gas stove, and is ideal for a romantic break. Alston retains its traditional character, including a selection of pubs with open fires and real ales just a short walk from the cottage. There are walks onto the moors from the cottage, and the Pennine Way passes through the town, which is also on the C2C Cycle Route. With plenty of places to visit within an hour by car, including Hadrian's Wall, Beamish Open Air Museum, Durham Cathedral and the Lake District, this is a superb Alston cottage for a relaxing break.


One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with fold-away table (occasional use), exposed beams & inglenook fireplace with woodburner-effect gas fire.


Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Roadside parking. Cobbled yard to rear of property. One well-behaved dog welcome at 10. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 3 mins walk.

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

About the location


Melmerby 8 miles; Penrith 20 miles; Hexham 22 miles; Carlisle 29 miles.

Alston is set in the North Pennines in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by a unique landscape of moorland, hills, rivers and waterfalls, and is England's highest market town. This intriguing town, with its cobbled streets and fascinating nooks and crannies, was the location for ITV's productions of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist. Alston and the North Pennines have long inspired artists and writers; the poet and writer W H Auden loved the area and today Alston is an inspiration to the craftspeople who live and work there. There is a host of unusual shops in the town including quality crafts and galleries. Take a ride on one of the lovingly-restored steam and diesel engines through the beautiful scenery of the South Tyne valley on the South Tynedale Railway. The North Pennines used to be one of the wealthiest lead mining centres in Europe and you can go down a real lead mine at Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre - a great family day out with interactive exhibitions. With the drive along the A686 recognised by the AA as one of the world's best drives, and northern Cumbria and Northumberland within easy reach, this makes a superb base.

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Loved the cottage, it was so relaxing and had a very homely feel. People in area very friendly and the pub food good and good value. Super scenery and great walks.

Mrs Gartshore, Aberfeldy, March 2014

The cottage was in an excellent position within the village.

Mrs Smith, Bolton, December 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Kings Cottage. This is a charming cottage with lots of period features. Very comfortable and in an excellent location to the main square/street.

Mrs Huntley, Leeds, November 2013

Kings Cottage was like a home from home, so cosy and clean.

Mrs Lawrence, Keighley, September 2013

This was an excellent property. The personal touches by the owner just made it even more welcoming. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Mr Titlow, Harleston, August 2013

The cottage was lovely and cosy with a welcoming feel and only a very short distance to the village but in another direction you could walk for miles in open countryside.

Mrs Campbell, Preston, November 2012

The cottage was warm, welcoming, cosy and homely. We enjoyed the walks around the village, along with local amenities, pubs, shops, etc.

Miss Smith, Sunderland, November 2012

The area of Alston is excellent for sightseeing. The people in Alston are very friendly. We would recommend the area to anyone.

Mr Voyle, Grantham, June 2012

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