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Ashgillside Cottage

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1003211)



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13 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was amazing and we especially enjoyed the waterfall walk recommended by the owner.”

    Our children loved the cows that came outside our window! Thanks for a lovely break.

    Our children loved the cows that came outside our window! Thanks for a lovely break.

    - Peter, August 2021

The property

Alston 4.9 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of the small village of Garrigill, in Cumbria, is this superb stone cottage.

Internally, the property has been renovated into a stylish and contemporary holiday home, ideal for two couples and boasting some of the most stunning country views.

Look forward to spending your evening relaxing in the sitting room which has plenty of furniture to curl up with your loved ones and enjoy a family movie night, whilst the warming woodburning stove provides that extra bit of warmth.

Adjacent to this is a lovely snug room where you can get some peace and quiet and enjoy some reading.

Gather at the dining table to enjoy your lovingly prepared home-cooked meals over a well-deserved glass of wine, cooked to perfection in the well-equipped kitchen, or use the dining table for a family game night.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the two well-presented double bedrooms, each with a range of furnishings for storing your personal items.

Delight in the family bathroom with an elegant bath and shower over so you can enjoy a warm soak in the tub, or a quick shower in the morning.

Resting high up in the beautiful North Pennines AONB, and just under five miles from the bustling town of Alston, where you can visit its range of shops and supermarkets for picking up those last-minute essentials, as well as a number of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience.

Many of Alston's buildings are made from stone dating back to the 17th century, and has some local delicacies such as the Cumberland Mustard and Alston Cheese, well-worth a try.

Join any one of the nearby trails for some walking and cycling opportunities, or travel into the Lake District National Park for all manner of tourist attractions available.

Ashgillside Cottage is a wonderful retreat for two couples seeking a rural break.


  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Heating and electricity inc. in rent, starter pack of fuel for the woodburning stove is provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.9 miles and pub 2 miles
  • Note: there is a good housekeeping bond £150.

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

Note: there is a good housekeeping bond £150.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas