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Field Barn

Alston, Cumbria (Ref. 1020608)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Edwards

    “Field Barn was even more lovely than the pictures.”

    Pictures can't show how wonderfully peaceful it was, or the stunning starry skies at night.

    Pictures can't show how wonderfully peaceful it was, or the stunning starry skies at night. We had a fabulous break.

    - Mrs Edwards, April 2021

The property

Settled down a single track road, with just a nearby farm its only company, this quaint cottage lies in a secluded spot outside of Alston in the North Pennines AONB.

Field Barn is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic break with your loved one, letting you take in the delights of the surrounding area with walks and cycles, before returning each day to your snug dwelling.

Step into the hall and be welcomed to find the spacious bedroom on the ground floor, place your things in here and unpack your clothes in the ample wardrobe storage, stepping across the tiled floor to the glass patio doors leading outside, offering a lovely spot to get some fresh air first thing.

The neat shower room across the way provides a bright and gleaming spot to freshen up, with a heated rail to keep your towel toasty.

Travel up the lovely wooden staircase with its rustic rope rail and enter the open-plan living space where you can relax and wind down, beneath rustic dark wooden beams in the ceiling and spotlights lighting up the place.

Settle on the large sofa or armchair and watch some TV, before you decide on what to rustle up in the well-equipped kitchen, home to an electric oven and hob and a fridge/freezer.

Dine together at the dining table amidst this homely environment, in warm summer months opening up the Juliet balcony to let in the fresh country breeze.

Head into the centre of the town of Alston, set 1,000 feet above sea level, it's the highest market town in England, home to a distinctive market cross and cobbled streets, with its local pub, The Angel Inn, dating from 1611, amongst many other buildings from the 17th century.

Find all the shops and amenities you need here, as well as lovely tea rooms and pubs which make the perfect pit stops after an invigorating walk.

Visit the Killhope Mining Museum in the nearby area, have a tour of the old mine with exhibits and displays on the local mining history, as well as wildlife hides to observe the rich activity here.

Practice your swing at Alston Moor Golf Club, with 18 holes set across beautiful grounds.

For some outdoor adventures travel around 25 miles to Talkin Tarn Country Park, where Talkin Adventures can offer exciting activities like canoeing, kayaking, raft building, as well as orienteering and axe throwing!

Also within reach further north is the famous Hadrian's Wall, an ancient Roman defensive wall remnants, offering an amazing way to explore the area.

Being right in the heart of the Pennines means you can take on the challenges of the incredible peaks and mountains all around, including Pike Rigg, Burnhope Seat, Black Fell, and Great Blacklaw Hill to name a few, experience astounding views or the landscape from these heights.

Spend quality time with your significant other at Field Barn in the heart of the North Pennines.


  • Reverse-level
  • One ground-floor double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with Juliet balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • WIFI
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn and patio
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 3.4 miles, pub within 0.8 miles
  • Note: Adults only

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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: Adults only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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