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Nenthead near Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 933560)

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    tripadvisor rating

    “Excellent property”

    5 star property. House very comfy and well equipped. Garden perfect for dogs and area very central. Great pub 500 yards away.

    5 star property. House very comfy and well equipped. Garden perfect for dogs and area very central. Great pub 500 yards away.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Alston 5 miles.

A charming, detached cottage in peaceful, unspoilt countryside on the outskirts of the pretty village of Nenthead in Cumbria.

Well-furnished throughout with original artwork to provide spacious, comfortable accommodation, this cottage is ideal for families and friends wishing to spend time together in this beautiful part of Cumbria.

The cottage is accessed via a conservatory which is a great place for storing coats and boots, head left to the modern kitchen with range cooker and breakfast bar or right to the contemporary sitting room with multi-fuel stove and travertine floor.

To the rear of the ground floor there is a dining room with French doors leading to the patio area and a boot room.

Three good-sized bedrooms on the first floor provide a restful night’s sleep and there are two bathrooms both with the benefit of walk-in showers.

The patio area to the rear of the cottage is fully enclosed allowing pets to play safely and has panoramic views over open countryside.

The nearby town of Alston is a traditional market town, full of character, with a selection of welcoming pubs serving real ale and good food.

The Pennine Way passes through the town, popular with both walkers and cyclists.

With plenty of interesting destinations within an hour’s drive, including Hadrian's Wall, Beamish open air living museum, Durham Cathedral and the Lake District, Thornleigh is perfect for that Cumbrian countryside break.


Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles, 1 x double. Bathroom with freestanding bath with hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Dining room. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove. Boot room. External utility.


  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Redfyre range, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, WiFi
  • Freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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About the location


Alston 4.6 miles; Stanhope 15.4 miles; Penrith 24.4 miles.

Nenthead is one of the highest villages in England and has a rich mining history. Many mines still remain which are open to the public and waiting to be discovered. The village was also the first to have electric street lighting due to the excess power created by the mining industry. This is a fantastic base for those looking to explore the area as the village has a pub, restaurant, shop/Post Office, children’s play area and a church set in an elevated position. There are a number of attractions available in the nearby area including taking 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. The River Tyne is also noted as one of the finest salmon rivers in England and day-ticket fishing is available locally. With the entire North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep you will need to return again and again to the area to explore everything there is on offer.

Region Information

Note: Adults only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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