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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  • Sleeps


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  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


Greenend Cottages

Alston 4 miles. Nestling on the hillside in the heart of the beautiful Weardale countryside, these three Alston holiday cottages are located in peaceful surroundings on an estate which once belonged to one of the leading mining families in the area. These delightful Alston cottages have been lovingly created from old hunting lodges, and each has been individually styled, retaining character and charm. Keepers boasts a delightful sun room, perfect for enjoying the spectacular views on offer, Bothy is a romantic hideaway offering a Jacuzzi bath and exposed stonework, while Chestnut is ideal for families with its open plan living area and two bedrooms, each with en-suite Jacuzzi baths. The variety of accommodation across these three Alston cottages means that up to eight people can be accommodated in comfort. Thoughtfully positioned for privacy, each of these Alston cottages has outdoor seating, a barbecue area and shared use of the large family garden, as well as the opportunity for walks on the surrounding moorland. The Isaac’s Tea Trail Walk is very popular and it crosses the estate, offering a delightful 36-mile circular walk directly from the doorstep. Why not take some time to wander down the hillside and make friends with the owners' resident alpacas or take a short trip into the nearby Cumbrian market town of Alston, the highest in Britain, which offers a selection of pubs with open fires and real ales? 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 Cumbria.

The property

This lovely Alston cottage has its own entrance approached via a flight of exterior wooden steps. Offering stylish family accommodation, this Alston cottage has an open plan living area, which has been beautifully furnished, and boasts a door to the 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 electric fire.


Gas central heating with electric 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 with shared use of owners' garden. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

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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