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4 Alpha Rise

(Ref. 950789)

Gilsland, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage and owners could not have been more helpful."

    In a great location with loads in the area to do.

    Thank you for your feedback we really appreciate your comments. Loved the comments in guest book from your daughter so sweet . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really lovely holiday home warm & comfortable with high standard of decor."

    Fully equipped with everything needed. Good location for walks and exploring the local area. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments , We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Susan & Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very warm, comfortable and cosy."

    Perfect getaway for a winter trip up north. As a family, we’ve stayed in many holiday homes and this one was my favourite.

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Dec 2023

  • "My son and I had a very good week at 4 Alpha Rise, Gilsland."

    The house was near perfect, the only disadvantage was the three floors and necessary steps to get around the very nice property. It may not be suitable for people with a disability, but, apart from that, everything (including lovely Christmas decorations) was excellent. For those interested in Hadrians Wall the house is almost on the line of the wall! There are also other ancient places of interest nearby. We would have no hesitation in recommending 4, Alpha Rise and would gladly return in summer!

    Your comments are very correct…….. There are 3 floors ,so indeed would not be suitable for anyone who has difficulty in climbing up and down stairs. We do try to improve the house all the time and want it to be as inviting , warm and as comfortable as possible . Thank you for leaving the house neat and Tidy. We would love to welcome you back anytime Thanks for taking the time to give feedback Susan & Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a delightful surprise on opening the front door a warm beautifully furnished house awaited us after a long journey."

    Keith was on hand to greet us and settle us in , from the fully equipped kitchen lounge/ dining room / bedroom every thing was perfect. The views were amazing and there is so many wonderful places to visit. Hexham and Corbridge were our favourites where we met up with relatives and heard we had become great grandparents. Parking good I cannot fault this treasure of a find and would throughly recommend it , even on a wet dark day it was peaceful and warm . Thank you for letting us share your home .

    Oh you are so welcome ! We want our guests to have a lovely experience when they come to our holiday homes. Thank you for your lovely comments and your appreciation of our efforts. Susan & Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2023

  • "A little gem."

    ...had a great week here...the house was just perfect for our complaints at all...very well equipped kitchen...plenty parking...all in all....on my short list for places I would love to return to

    Thank you so much for your comments ,also for leaving the house so neat and tidy.’we would love to welcome you back anytime Keith & Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property in an ideal location for walking sections of the wall or other local areas."

    Quiet and comfortable with ample parking. Village a short walk down the hill,with cafe and pub, plus Birdsoswald fort just a 2 mile stroll following the wall. Might be an idea to take games with you, but there is a book swap at the bus stop in the village. No shops near, so you will need to have provisions with you if not eating out.

    Thanks for your lovely comments Susan. This will definitely help our possible guests.we will add some books and games to the house this Autumn. Thanks once again for choosing to stay at 4 Alpha Rise. Susan& Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "I used this property as a base for walking my final leg of the Hadrian's Wall Path from Newtown near Brampton to it’s conclusion at Wallsend."

    The property is located in a rural position adjacent to the Wall. It has easy access to the A69 and B6318. The property was clean, comfortable and good value for money.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "I don't usually write reviews but I thought the 4 Alpha Rise deserved some praise."

    I stayed here a week and was totally relaxed and comfortable the whole time. Susan and Keith are brilliant hosts attentive and friendIy. Alpha Rise was very well equiped with modern decor and had everything I needed for my stay. I found the king-sized bed very comfortable and the ensuite bathroom handy. The electric shower in the ensuite bathroom was excellent, hot and powerful. But if you like a long soak there's a bath on the ground floor. The property is more like a town house (3 floors) and features great views of the beautiful countryside. Where you can watch sheep in the fields or the farmer haymaking. The views across the rolling farmland are inspiring and lift the spirit. There are 2 flights of stairs to negotiate, but even though I am elderly and have a replacement knee joint I managed the stairs without problem. The Sony smart TV worked well and has Sky so I used iPlayer to catch up on program's I like. Broadband in the property was good with reasonable speeds. However phone signal on 3 network was absent but by using the WiFi and WiFi Calling I was able to make phone calls and send/receive texts. I made use of the thoughtfully provided tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and milk. All super clean and nothing seemed too much trouble to ask of these excellent hosts. I would happily stay here again and highly recommend it.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments I’m pleased you managed the stairs ok, and for pointing this out to other potential guests. We want our guests to feel so comfortable and relaxed during their stay. We are pleased you felt this during your time at 4 Alpha Rise. Thanks for choosing our Holiday house. Susan & Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our 5 night stay here."

    The property was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. It was well situated giving us quick and easy access to all of the surrounding tourist destinations. Would highly recommend.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at 4 Alpha Rise. We appreciate your feedback thank you Susan & Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2023

  • "Instructions to find key were great!"

    Inside was absolutely STUNNING!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!! AMAZING!!!! Spotlessly clean, nice and warm, beautiful soft Towels of which there were many, beds soooo comfortable - was like staying in a 5 star hotel!!!! Owners were absolutely LOVELY - nothing too much trouble, soooo accommodating!!!! Brought extra Towels as we liked it sooooo much we stayed two weeks! Outside you have loads of room to sit out and enjoy the STUNNING view across the fields full of Wildflowers, and a huge 8 seater table/bench with huge parasol, so you can just enjoy relaxing, and also enjoy the tranquillity of listening to the wild birds and the odd train that goes past across the fields! In the distance are STUNNING views into the hills and mountains beyond! I have stayed in a few places, but hand on heart we both agreed it really is THE BEST one have EVER stayed in!!!!! Oh almost forgot - plenty of hot water with huge bath downstairs with its own toilet and handbasin, and upstairs a luxurious en-suite Shower - so two or more people can get ready at the same time! And I must also point out - the kitchen is just AMAZING - cupboards full of every item you would need to even cook a Christmas dinner - again the BEST equipped kitchen ever!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments . We love the fact you appreciate everything. We do try to make the house as homely as possible and aim for our guests to have a comfortable and pleasant experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicolas5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautifully presented property, not suitable for people with mobility issues due to too many stairs."

    Spotlessly clean, everything has been thought of so that you have a great stay. Perhaps could benefit from instructions for oven and more prominent signage, other than that perfect

    Thank you for your comments and feedback it is much appreciated.The house is definitely not suitable for anyone with mobility issues . We are looking into having better signage to the property . Susan & Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, we were there for work and the place was in a great location for us."

    It looks way nicer in real life than the photos, with a nice view across a valley with the tiny two carriage train nipping by during the day. It is well stocked with everything you need, including a dishwasher which was great for us!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Keith& Susan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Two second-floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x 4’ double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • First-floor living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with picnic table
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The front patio is not enclosed
  • Note: There are two sets of stairs within the property which may not be suitable for guests with lower mobility Note: Property only accepts a check in on a Friday.

The property

Nestled in the peaceful village of Gilsland, Cumbria discover this lovely two-bedroom property set over three floors, 4 Alpha Rise.

Benefitting from close proximity to the local amenities and the Northumberland National Park, a well-equipped kitchen and en-suite facilities, 4 Alpha Rise welcomes four guests to savour a tranquil retreat in Cumbria.

After unloading your belongings in the off-road parking spot, enter your new home-from-home to be impressed by a well-stocked kitchen, adorning all the necessary appliances required to ease your self-catered stay!

On the first-floor, kick back and relax in the homely living/dining room and switch on the TV; after whipping up a tasty meal for the whole family settle down at the dining table and crack open a bottle of bubbly as you toast to a memorable getaway.

If the weather permits, make the most of the front patio with picnic table to relish an alfresco affair!

When the stars appear, retreat to the ground-floor bathroom to indulge a long soak, or ascend to the second floor where you can freshen up with use of a neatly-presented double bedroom and its en-suite shower room; an additional 4’ double offers pretty views out over the surrounding areas.

In the morning, begin your exploration by heading to Hadrian’s Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort, residing a short distance away and boasting an abundance of history linked to Roman times.

Close by, you can also enjoy a scenic walk around Talkin Tarn Country Park, or head further into the Northumberland National Park to find the Roman Army Museum, Walltown Quarry Country Park, Cawfield Quarry and the Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre.

Spend the day in Carlisle to uncover the delights of Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Cathedral and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life, in addition to an abundance of shopping and eating opportunities where you can refuel.

With the Lake District National Park also within accessible reach, you’ll never be short of things to see or do!

Choose 4 Alpha Rise for your next getaway in Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Haltwhistle 6 miles; Brampton 9 miles.

Gilsland is a small village with a pub and a tea room on the Northumberland, Cumbria border. It is situated on Hadrian's Wall and is ideal for exploring the north Pennines, Eden Valley, the Scottish Borders and even as far south west as the Lake District National Park. Gilsland lies within 10 miles of Housesteads Roman Fort and Vindolanda, famous for the Roman parchment letters and settlement reconstruction. There are numerous castle ruins close by, including Blenkinsopp, Thirlwall, Bellister and Bewcastle, and the pretty market town of Brampton is within a 15-minute drive and Carlisle is just 30 minutes away. For a great day trip, visit the Lake District National Park, or spend a day in Cumbria. The scenery in this area is stunning, with wide panoramic vistas looking out on the Roman Wall which follows the Whin Sill escarpment, making this quiet corner of England a walker's and cyclist's delight.

Note: Property only accepts a check in on a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas