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Whitlow Farmhouse

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972457)

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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Ballard

    “Brilliant location, right on Pennine Way, spacious, comfortable and clean.”

    We had a great week here enjoying the peace and walking. Good meal at Alston House. Thanks to the hosts for an excellent stay.

    We had a great week here enjoying the peace and walking. Good meal at Alston House. Thanks to the hosts for an excellent stay.

    - Ms Ballard, August 2020

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The property

With the idyllic countryside of the counties of Cumbria and Northumberland surrounding you, Whitlow Farm is the perfect destination for exploring some of the most beautiful landscape Britain has to offer.

A farmhouse that has been renovated for holidaymakers, it is 3 miles from the town of Alston and just a 5 minute walk away from the historical Epiacum Roman Fort.

This is perfect for large groups of families or friends looking at a holiday get together. Across two floors, this farmhouse has all that you need to ensure your stay is perfect from start to finish.

On the ground floor you can prepare dinner and lunches in the open plan kitchen and dining room, with enough seating for 11 people.

For those evenings of relaxation you can enjoy the TV, with Sky+ and DVD Player, or take in the view outside in the large garden. The first floor has five bedrooms: a double bedroom, a double bed and single bed in the two family bedrooms, a twin bedroom and single bedroom.

The large and enclosed garden provides fantastic views of the surrounding scenery and is worth the stay alone. Whitlow Farm is perfectly placed for exploring the area.

A 3 mile drive takes you to Alston, where you can visit shops, restaurants and sites.

For those fishing enthusiasts, you can book fishing for a small fee at The River Tyne which is just over two miles away. A half hour drive takes you to Penrith town and Ullswater Lake.

Hexham and the historical site of Hadrian’s Wall are all within easy reach of this perfectly located house.

For those who enjoy history, a guided tour of the lead mine of Killhope will give you a glimpse into the past. Spacious and perfect for a large group, Whitlow Farm is the best choice for uncovering a spectacular corner of the UK.


  • Across two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x Double bedroom, 2 x family bedrooms (each with single and double beds), 1 x Twin Bedroom, 1 x Single Bedroom
  • Bathroom, featuring Basin, WC and Shower
  • Sitting Room
  • Open plan kitchen and dining room
  • Utility Room
  • Additional Shower Room with basin and WC.
  • Oil Central heating with woodburner
  • Starter pack of logs and sticks included
  • Gas range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • WIFI, TV with Sky+, DVD Player
  • Oil and electric included
  • Ben linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Plenty of off-road parking available
  • BBQ with charcoal supplied
  • Pets allowed (total of two), sorry, no smoking
  • Owner has two fishing permits
  • Shop 2.5 miles, Pub 2.5 miles
  • Notes: Max 11 adults.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Melmerby 8 miles; Penrith 18 miles; Stanhope 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 which runs from Alston through to Slaggyford. 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season