Alston 1.3 miles.
A charmingly-furnished detached cottage on the outskirts of Alston in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The fantastic features in the property and the stunning rural location make it perfect for a couple to come and relax in this amazing area.
The kitchen is immaculately decorated with all of the equipment you could ask for as well as delightful views of the surrounding fields.
Off of the kitchen is a pleasant dining room, a spacious room with charming wooden decor and a stunning exposed stone feature wall.
The sitting room is cosy and warming, decorated in calming neutral colours with a charming fireplace, comfortable seating and a TV, there is also a well-equipped utility, completing the ground floor of Skelgill Rigg.
The upstairs of the cottage boasts a very well-presented twin bedroom, a fresh room with some fantastic features including an original wood paneled wall, wooden floors and a magnificent feature fireplace with a chest of drawers and a stylish, classy en-suite shower room.
Skelgill Rigg has panoramic views of the North Pennines and the private outdoor space is the perfect place to view this.
There is a large surrounding lawn that comes with the cottage as well as a delightful little patio area to the front with a table and chairs, perfect to sit and admire the scenery with a morning cup of coffee.
This cottage comes just outside of the delightful town of Alston, it has cobbled streets and a good range of shops, pubs and cafés as well as being surrounded by some incredible scenery, the perfect base for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The popular destination of Penrith is within driving distance and is most certainly worth a visit with its range of amenities as well as stunning buildings and natural beauty.
Skelgill Rigg is a delightful little cottage in a wonderfully secluded location.
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.