Nenthead near Alston, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 905622)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Greenend Cottages

Alston 4 miles. Greenends, a Cumbrian longhouse offers three holiday cottages in a stunning hillside setting, in the heart of the beautiful Weardale countryside, four miles from the town of Alston. These charming cottages are located in peaceful surroundings with stunning views over the Nent Valley, on what was once the estate of the Walton’s, the leading mining family of the area in the 1800s. These delightful Alston cottages are renovated to a high standard, individually styled and retain character and charm. Keepers boasts a lovely sun room, perfect for a couple to enjoy the spectacular views on offer, whilst Bothy is a romantic hideaway, which has a large bedroom and bathroom, open stonework and a private patio, and Chestnut is ideal for groups of four with an open plan living area, two en-suite bedrooms and a wrap around balcony with views over the valley. The variety of accommodation across these three Alston cottages mean that up to eight people can stay in comfort. Thoughtfully positioned for privacy, each of the cottages has outdoor seating, a barbecue area and access to the adjacent gardens and fields, as well as the opportunity to walk from the doorstep onto the surrounding moorland. Also the resident alpacas and other wildlife ensure that there is plenty of outdoor activity to keep an eye on and the dark skies offer fantastic star grazing opportunities. The Isaac’s Tea Trial crosses the estate, providing a wonderful 36 mile circular walk for the more adventurous walker, which the owners are happy to break into bite sized chunks with lifts and drop off points. The nearby Cumbrian market town of Alston, the highest in Britain has a selection of traditional pubs and a variety of shops, as well as local attractions including the South Tynedale Railway, Epiacum and Nenthead and Killhope mines. With plenty of places to visit within an hour’s drive, including Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham, Beamish Open Air Museum, Durham Cathedral and the Lake District, this is a superb group of Alston holiday cottages for a relaxing break in the Pennines.

The property

Offering stylish accommodation for four, this Alston cottage has an open plan living area, which has been beautifully furnished, and boasts a door to the private wrap round balcony which offers wonderful views over the Nent Valley. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi baths. Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 905619 and 905621, together they sleep 8.


Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire and access to balcony.


  • Biomass central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • Wrap round balcony
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The property has access on both ground and first floor levels, via external wooden steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Melmerby 8 miles; Stanhope 12 miles; Penrith 20 miles; Hexham 23 miles; Carlisle 29 miles; Barnard Castle 30 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 River Tyne is also noted as one of the finest salmon rivers in England and day-ticket fishing is available locally. The North Pennines used to be one of the wealthiest lead mining centres in Europe, and the Killhope Lead Mining Museum offers 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, County Durham and Northumberland, all within easy reach, this makes a superb base.

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