This delightful mid-terrace cottage is situated in the market town of Alston in Cumbria.
This cottage is situated in an excellent area for exploring a beautiful part of the country.
Lovingly refurbished Bank Cottage provides a sumptuous, luxury retreat for that well-earned countryside break.
From the front door you step into a well-equipped kitchen with dining area then on to a bright and airy sitting room, a cosy snug and a sleek shower room.
A French door from the sitting area leads to a balcony with table and chairs and lovely views of the surrounding area.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, a twin and a king-size double.
There is also a highchair and stairgate available for those travelling with little ones.
Alston is a traditional country town with an array of pubs and shops.
With lots to see and do within an hour's drive, including Hadrian's Wall, Beamish open air living museum, Durham Cathedral and the Lake District, this is a the perfect location for a countryside break at any time of the year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric real flame effect fire and balcony. Snug.
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 is currently being extended and will run from Alston through to Slaggyford from 2017. 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.