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Lantern House

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972343)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Ziskind

    “Lantern House is a fantastic house - fully equipped with all necessary amenities, and the attention to detail was very obvious - well designed and decorated.”

    Great location too!

    Great location too!

    - Mr Ziskind, December 2019

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The property

Nestled in Eden Valley, close to the Northumberland border, the four-story period Alston Townhouse offers its guests truly charming accommodation and dates back to the 17th century.

This holiday home has been renovated to give a contemporary and stylish feel throughout.

It's perfect for a relaxing getaway for families or larger groups.

The ground floor of this townhouse is the perfect place to unwind, featuring a cosy living space overlooking the marketplace and a wall-mounted TV.

Here, there is a peaceful study space with desk.

A utility room equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, small toilet, and sink is also located on the ground floor.

The first floor boasts a spacious and extremely well-equipped kitchen and dining area, perfect for a hearty meal after a long day of exploring the wonders of the area and a children's lounge/playroom with a wall mounted TV and a selection of books, games and toys.

On the second floor of this townhouse, there are two snug double bedrooms, as well as a bathroom wiith shower over bath.

On the third and final floor, an ideal room for children is located featuring a bunk-bed.

In addition, there is a final, well-furnished double bedroom and a bathroom with a bath, shower, WC, and basin.

Though this townhouse does not benefit from an outside garden space, guests are spoilt with windows looking out on to the rustic streets to the front and church to the rear.

Famed for being the highest market town above sea-level, Alston offers its visitors scenic views, unique shops, and inviting pubs.

For museum lovers, visit the Heritage & Transport museum which homes a wide range of historical transport displays.

Alston Townhouse is perfect for those eager to explore the surrounding moorland landscape of the Pennines.

This region of England is mostly visited due to the landscape which is widely considered as one of the most scenic areas within the country.

The Pennines are designated Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For hikers and novice walkers alike, the area offers unprecedented choice when it comes to footpaths and rural walks, and is home to the country's most historic long-distance footpath the Pennine Way.

Many famous landmarks are closely situated to Alston, including Hadrian's Wall which can be reached via public transport and Epiacum Roman Fort, which is regarded as one of the best preserved Roman forts.

Lantern House is the perfect location for a family or group holiday any time of the year.

It is an accommodating property perfect for exploration of one of the most beautiful and historically rich areas of the country.


  • Over four floors: Four bedrooms: 2 x second floor double, bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • 1 x third floor double, 1 x third-floor children's bunks, bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor: Sitting room, utility room and study
  • First floor: Kitchen with dining area
  • Games room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven with glass-ceramic hob, microwave, 2 x fridge's, washer and dryer
  • 2 x smart view TVs, DVD player, Free WiFi
  • Bed linen and towelsincluded in rent, cot and highchair available on request, off-street unreserved parking
  • Shop and pub 5 min walk
  • Note: Max 8 adults
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking.

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:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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