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Wellhope View Cottage

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 919127)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant holiday."

    Perfect place to relax and enjoy the country side. The owners we're lovely hosts. Answered any questions and have made a perfect cottage. They had thought of everything you could need. It's such a beautiful place to stay. We'd love to come back. The two dogs were also welcomed. Garden was perfect for them and very safe even for rescue one. Thank you for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The welcome pack was greatly appreciated The cottage was warm and comfortable with wonderful views, we especially enjoyed watching the wildlife in the meadows, Alston is the perfect place for walkers. Thank you

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2022

  • "The owners were very friendly and welcoming, they provided us with a lovely welcome pack which included home made bread and jam and the best lemon drizzle cake ever."

    The location makes it easy to get to the lakes as well Hadrians wall and Alston is a lovely little place, sadly the railway wasn't running when we were there. The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed for a brilliant stay including extra towels for the dogs, it was lovely to sit outside in the evening listening to the Curlews and Oyster catchers and watching the Hares play in the field, superb location would consider revisiting.

    Reviewed by JoannaJun 2022

  • "Great location, quiet and very comfortable."

    The owners were nothing but pleasant and helpful, and what a lovely basket of home baked goodies for us on arrival. Would certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2022

  • "We arrived and received a lovely friendly welcome from Diane and Dick, including a welcome hamper with delicious homemade goodies."

    The cottage was very clean and extremely comfortable, warm and cosy. The location was easy to access and the views were stunning. We really appreciated the large upstairs shower, the neat and effective little washing machine and the wood burning stove. We had a totally relaxing holiday, everyone was so friendly and we have many happy memories of our time there. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GracaMay 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the property which was warm and cosy and had everything we could possible need."

    Your welcome hamper was so thoughtful. The location is wild and beautiful and we really enjoyed exploring the surrounding area and had a great time. Many thanks

    Reviewed by DarrenApr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here, the only gripe was very little worktop space to prepare food and the washing machine wasn't very good, but that wouldn't put us off going back there."

    Reviewed by LennyApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful valley with stunning views."

    Around two miles from Alston, which has several pubs and two small supermarkets and direct access to the Pennines way. The cottage was beautiful as described, it was lovely and clean and the owners were welcoming and supplied us with cake, milk, eggs from their chicken’s. We would definitely recommend to anyone who wants peace and quiet and loves walking in a beautiful part of Cumbria.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2022

  • "The cottage and location was fabulous."

    Peace and quiet and fabulous views. The cottage was beautiful and exceptionally clean. There was a welcome basket with homemade produce which was a lovely touch. The owners were very friendly and helpful with knowledge of walks etc. Some garden furniture would have been nice as the garden was sunny and sheltered. We had a fabulous stay .

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and everything worked perfectly. Very kind of the owners to provide milk in the fridge and a loaf of bread and other goodies on our arrival. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage the North Pennines area to any one looking for amazing walking, beautiful surroundings, lots of history and loads more. We will be back!

    Reviewed by DebbyDec 2021

  • "Lovely and clean and a great welcome hamper of homemade bread and cake plus milk in the fridge, tea bags and coffee."

    It is a lovely cosy wee cottage and we very rarely heard the family next door so it has a nice feeling of seclusion. Most things have been thought of well in this venue and we especially enjoyed working our way through some of the many books available to read. The wood-burning stove made sure we were kept nice and toasty when the weather outside was pretty awful, just what we needed for our relaxing break away from work. Lots of information too for local amenities and walks. Very friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2021

  • "We started our stay with a well."

    Then a storm came in which resulted in no electric. We try’s to stay but couldn’t do anything as the electric took out all electric in the area Decided to go home. Would recommend that you have a 4x4. If staying in winter time especially with snow forecasted

    We are sorry that you felt unable to stay, it was unfortunate that you arrived during storm Arwen. Many guests do visit us successfully in the winter without a 4x4 but in snowy weather the roads around Alston should be chosen with care for journeys. The councils do a fantastic job of keeping them clear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuneNov 2021

  • "Great value for the money ..."

    Great value for the money Great location for getting away from it all Great welcome basket In a word just GREAT

    Reviewed by GeoffNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, convenient for Lakes and Hadrians wall"

    Reviewed by SaraOct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely area, owners were warm and welcoming."

    Had a great week.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "A lovely ,well looked after cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    Considerate owners have provided all the amenities required and go above and beyond by ,for example , providing an excellent welcome pack. This was our first time in the North Pennines, we would certainly return and would seek to book Wellhope View Cottage if it was available. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent, everything possible had been thought of, with the owners very accessible (they live next door) and extremely willing to do what they can to help with any problems (which we didn't have)."

    The welcome hamper is a very nice touch, but then it is just a confirmation of how keen the owners are to make sure you have the best stay possible. The area was amazing too, with every journey adding to the day rather than being a chore. Although a lot of places weren't open due to the covid-19 pandemic, there was still a lot to do and there is such a range of places to go that are all in very easy reach. From Hadrians Wall to the North, to the Lake District to the South, Newcastle to the East to Penrith and Carlisle to the West, there is something for everyone. Alston has its own steam railway, and although it wasn't running during our visit, the walk beside it was superb. You don't need to go far to get great walking as there are some great walks that start from the cottage itself. Our highlight though, was the drive to Dufton followed by a moderate climb up to see High Cup Nick. If you like good views, it definitely doesn't disappoint. I think a property is best judged on whether people would return. We definitely would, and it would appear from the visitors' book that the majority of people do go back. All in all, this was another example of a Sykes property coming up trumps for us, so thank you and well done.

    Reviewed by JeremySep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wellhope View Cottage."

    We were greeted on arrival by the very friendly owner, who lived next door and shown around and how everything worked, which was very nice after a long journey. The cottage was very comfortable and was a great size for the 4 of us. The area it was in was absolutely beautiful and the views from the cottage were so picturesque- even in the rain!

    Reviewed by FuchsiaAug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Beautiful location. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Cottage was very clean and provided everything we needed for our two week stay. Exceeded all our expectations.

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic warm cosy clean everything was provided and there was a fantastic welcome pack for us to enjoy"

    Reviewed by JeffreyNov 2019

  • "Lovely barn conversion on the middle of unspoilt countryside."

    Great location and very comfortable accommodation. The hosts were lovely and provided everything to make the stay as pleasant as possible. We will definitely return and will recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AprilOct 2019

  • "Dick & Diane were perfect hosts who have ensured that their well appointed holiday home was ready for occupation."

    This was most probably the best cottage for quality and overall comfort, and it certainly had the most magnificent views that i have been to.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2019

  • "The property was in a lovely location, but a long way from places to visit, along very windy roads."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful and provided a generous hamper. The property was reasonably well equipped. The downstairs bed was very comfortable, but the upstairs bed was extremely hard. The settee and armchairs were also not as comfortable as we would have liked.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2019

  • "The cottage owners were there to welcome us and show us around, and they had left us a fabulous hamper of home baked goodies and their own fresh free range eggs, all delicious."

    The cottage was warm & well equipped, the wifi excellent, great shower. The location was beautiful.

    Reviewed by LydiaSep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in a delightful place."

    The view was spectacular and also the surrounding countryside was breathtaking at times.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The cottage was well kept and maintained, very cosy and clean, the welcoming hamper was very lovely the views from the cottage are outstanding, all needs are meet cannot fault the owners or the cottage in anyway."

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "Was a wonderful holiday."

    Beautiful cottage and just what we needed. The little welcome basket of home made goodies with essentials was just perfect and made the holiday special. Thank you. Surrounding scenery just beautiful and close enough to Beautiful walks from the door step.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2019

  • "We enjoyed our week and the thoughtfulness of our hosts."

    The welcome basket was lovely and the house was warm all day - even when it snowed outside and we didn't venture out in the car. We used the wood burner once, but only because it was fun; not because we needed to. There was plenty of room to park; the house was clean with lots of little touches which made our stay pleasant. We enjoyed our walks along the footpaths across the fields, one of which was literally outside our door. A good week.

    Reviewed by BridgetMar 2019

  • "A last minute weekend break that exceeded all expectations."

    Excellent communication with clear directions to the property. Fabulous welcome pack (best one we have ever had!) The owners were very friendly. Warm & cosy property with an enclosed garden suitable for our little dogs. The views from the sitting room were amazing. If you want to explore on foot, you can, straight from the front door. Lovely tranquil location we would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by StephanieFeb 2019

  • "What a fantastic cottage with great views and the owners where a very nice couple and looked after us."

    There was a great welcome hamper with lots of goodies in, including ,milk butter,eggs,fresh baked loaf,and a lovely christmas cake. To say the least i am not to steady on my feet so me and my wife had the down stairs bedroom. I will say i was a little disappointed that there was no grab handles on the wall to steady yourself whilst having a shower due to not having a non slip bath but this is me being selfish . We had a fantastic stay and we will be back.Overhaul it was a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by GeoffDec 2018

  • "The cottage we stayed in was amazing!"

    Like home from home. Wonderful welcome hamper was included. Very friendly hosts. Beautiful location, would highly recommend if you like peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2018

  • "The owners Diane and Richard are very welcoming any problems and they are only next door the welcome pack was fabulous everything you need to start your week off."

    Everything was brilliant will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    The outlook onto the fields etc was just breathtaking. Also the owners could not be more helpfull. Wonderful people. Best cottage we have ever stayed in. Also the welcome hamper on arrival was such a lovely touch and very yummy with all homemade produce. Found the whole experience very relaxing,warm and cozy.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2018

  • "It was a wonderful place to stay."

    the hosts could not have been more helpful. a great wellcome package milk, tea, cake(homemade), etc. bed comfey and a good number of pillows. a great base to visit the surounding towns. we loved it A++++++++++++++

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2018

  • "We (my sister, myself and our mum) had a great time around the Lake District."

    We got a very warm welcome from Diane the owner on arrival and showed us around the cottage. There was a welcome pack made up of home baked bread, lemon cake, butter, jam, fresh eggs (from her hens) and tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Logs were also provided for the log burner. We all agreed that the 3 piece suite was uncomfortable as we felt they were too firm and slightly on the small size. The mattresses were also too firm for us. Having looked at the photos before booking it looked like the shower room was downstairs, which would have been good for mum, unfortunately this was not the case (so expectations failed in this area). Having said that we would stay in a Sykes cottage again.

    Reviewed by VanessaSep 2018

  • "Lovely people and great cottage."

    Homemade cake, bread, jam and eggs from the farm. Great base for the lakes and Hadrians wall

    Reviewed by SalAug 2018

  • "The cottage was in the middle of a field and on a very quiet road so you needed a car if you wanted to explore,but the cottage exceeded expectations the view from the cottage windows were amazing across fields and hills."

    If you like walking there was lots of walks you could do.There was four of us on holiday and we all had a very relaxing lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by BrendaJul 2018

  • "The owners of Wellhope Cottage offer an excellent level of accomodation."

    There are hidden extras at no extra cost, they are friendly and the cottage is superb.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2018

  • "We had a amazing cottage."

    Hosts were lovely and welcoming. Views were stunning

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, will definitely recommend and will be back one day."

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Really difficult conditions due to heavy snowfall but owner could not have been more helpful. Had a fantastic time walking in the valley despite the conditions.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2018

  • "Lovely warm cottage, the owners were very nice and gave us a superb welcome pack."

    The area is stunning with lots of walks from the door step. Excellent base for exploring Cumbria from.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2018

  • "Friendly and helpful owners - felt we were really welcome."

    Reviewed by MoragJun 2017

  • "Excellent rural location with lots of footpaths and bridleways locally."

    The welcome hamper with fresh bread, cake, jam and eggs was yummy. We can also recommend the honey!

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2017

  • "The little touches the hosts added, food hamper upon arrival,,hot water bottles on each bed, helpful hosts that were local and approachable!"

    Spotless accommodation with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Perfect location for the walks we had planned and things we hadn't planned. Amazing views from our cottage that changed according to the weather. Definitely will be back!

    Reviewed by MelissaFeb 2017

  • "Beautiful views and a great Base for going out walking or visiting other local areas and a lovely homley cottage so cosy at night with the log burning fire!"

    Will definitely be going back!!!

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2016

  • "Lovely couple next door but just let you get on with your holiday, no issues with the dog, bedding & towels are luxurious and the welcome pack is lush & delicious, definitely would stay again but just one thing the sofa is uncomfortable and just my thing as you cannot please everyone but the mattresses were hard but very clean & enjoyable holidays had so definitely would go again."

    Reviewed by LaurenSep 2016

  • "An excellent property in an excellent location ."

    Friendly accommodating owners on site yet unobtrusive . Idyllic location in ever sense if like us the dog walks, bird photography and total silence is your scene. I am disabled and found both the accommodation and locTion ideal . Even if I did leave two pair of wheel chair gloves in the property. Great place. Hope to be fit enough to come again

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2016

  • "Wonderful hosts with beautiful views!"

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2016

  • "The owners were over and above being friendly and helpful."

    Very useful and extensive visitor pack in cottage. Fantastic hamper of essentials on arrival, very impressed and the most beautiful location and views.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJul 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Fuel and power included included in rent, starter pack provided for the woodburing stove (which should last up to 3 nights), additional logs and kindling can be purchased from the owner directly
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in time 5pm
  • Please note: there is a £20 supplement to charge you electric car at the property

The property

A sympathetically restored barn conversion with cleverly designed living accommodation and a bedroom on each floor, along with a ground floor family bathroom and a first floor en-suite shower room.

The airy open plan living area has a compact kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with toasty woodburning stove to nestle beside, whilst on warm occasions, guests can open the French doors onto the patio where views stretch over the Nent Valley.

Note: This property is connected to Ref. 918695, together they sleep 10.

Hudgill Farm Cottages

Alston 2 miles. These two sympathetically restored barn conversions, set next to the owners’ home, are joined via a lockable interconnecting door and are situated in a rural location, two miles from Alston in Cumbria. Overlooking sloping grassland leading down to the River Nent, the cottages occupy an idyllic setting, providing a quiet getaway for families and friends. Both cottages have been furnished and equipped to offer comfort, warmth and a welcoming return after an invigorating day in the Cumbrian countryside. Attention has been taken to retain and enhance the character of the building, with the exposed A frame beams and a large south-facing window where the old barn door used to be. Each property has its own private garden, whilst to the rear of the cottages is a lawned area where you can enjoy views over the valley. Footpaths lead across the moorland and the local area has very little light pollution, so this is just the spot for sitting back and stargazing beneath the night’s sky, before heading back inside for an evening by the woodburning stove. Nearby Alston retains its traditional country character, with a selection of welcoming pubs with open fires, serving real ale and good food. The Pennine Way also passes through the town, which is also on the C2C Cycle Route. With plenty of places to visit within an hour by car, including Hadrian's Wall, Beamish Open Air Museum, Durham Cathedral and the Lake District, these are perfect holiday cottages for a relaxing break.

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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 - Starter pack provided for the woodburning stove which will last up to 3 nights. Additional logs and kindling can be purchased from the owner directly.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas