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Parkers House

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1073338)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Loved the location, visited lots of areas East and West.”

    - Mrs Fairish, May 2021

The property

Hidden away in a cluster of beautiful stone cottages on the outskirts of Alston town, Parkers House is an arresting holiday home providing a tranquil retreat for a family or group of six.

Engulfed in the luscious green landscapes of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visitors can look forward to an abundance of breath-taking walks right from their doorstep, making this an exceptional choice for any self-catering stay.

Return from a fun-filled adventure to this attractive abode, making yourself feel right at home as you place a log on the woodburning stove before snuggling up to your loved ones and enjoying a captivating movie on the TV.

Rustle up a tasty treat in the pretty cream country-style kitchen with the help of the sleek electrical appliances that lie within.

Take the staircase up to the first floor and discover three well-appointed bedrooms including two restful doubles and a delightfully decorated twin, each of which are served by a smart and sophisticated shower room.

Embrace your stunning surroundings as you indulge in dinner alfresco out in the garden, admiring the far-reaching views across the countryside whilst basking in the last of the day's sunshine.

Kick-start your days with a breath-taking walk along the Pennine Way and uncover Ashgill Force and Epiacum Roman Fort.

Explore the ancient remains of Kirkoswald Castle and Lacey's Caves, and spend the afternoon at Weardale Museum and High House Chapel.

Hop in the car and head for Penrith to see Penrith and Eden Museum and the 14th-century remains of Penrith Castle, or visit Gisland and discover Hadrian's Wall and Harrows Scar Milecastle.

Also on your doorstep is the Lake District National Park, home to many spectacular walks, breath-taking lakes and an abundance of attractions including Aira Force Waterfall, The Kirkstone and Keswick Museum.

Step back in time at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, or travel into the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for a spot of shopping followed by dinner and drinks in some of the city’s finest pubs and restaurants.

Seek thrills at the Weardale Adventure Centre, where you can enjoy a day of gorge walking and canoeing.

On return to this humble abode, be sure to stop off in the centre of Alston for a quick bite to eat down at the local or grab some essential ingredients from the convenience store.

Live many incredible moments with your loved ones on an escape to Parkers House.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Grass and gravel garden with outdoor furniture, secured bike storage and kennels for dogs, also has a 1/4 acre enclosed paddock attached, making it ideal for dog owners
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.2 miles

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

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