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Bothy

Nenthall near Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1109948)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Summary

  • One ground-floor double bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor living/dining room with electric fire
  • Ground-floor sun room
  • Biomass central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden area with garden bench and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 3.9 miles
  • Note: The property is built into a slope with entrances on first and ground floor

The property

Alston 3.8 miles.

This character cottage has been lovingly converted from the old schoolhouse to a one bed cottage an exceptional standard.

Enjoying a tranquil setting, Bothy welcomes couples looking for a charming base for exploring the North Pennines.

Upon arrival, discover the offroad parking spaces before stepping into the pretty entrance hall, leading directly into the kitchen and dining areas.

Wonderfully appointed, the sitting room features ample plush seating along with a vast selection of books and a TV for entertainment, plus a charming electric fire for when it becomes a bit chilly.

Exposed stonework and roof lights give this Alston cottage a light and airy ambience, and a door leads from the downstairs sitting room to the outside private patio area.

Alternatively, climb the stairs to access the kitchen/diner, where you can whip up a home-cooked dish with assistance from a range of appliances, even including the likes of a washing machine and tumble dryer, so you won’t have to worry about bringing your entire wardrobe!

As the night falls, freshen up in the en-suite bathroom with a luxury soak in the Jacuzzi bath before getting settled in the king-size bed.

To the outside is a pretty patio area where you can relax at the bench and ponder on the holiday thus far.

Bothy is a splendid escape, whatever time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1109940 and 1109949, together they sleep 8.

Greenend Cottages

Alston 4 miles. Greenends, a Cumbrian longhouse estate offers three holiday cottages in a stunning hillside setting, in the heart of the beautiful Roof of England countryside, four miles from the town of Alston. These charming cottages are located in peaceful surroundings with stunning views over the Nent Valley, on what was once the estate of the Walton’s, the leading mining family of the area in the 1800s. These delightful Alston cottages are renovated to a high standard, individually styled to retain character and charm. Keepers boasts a lovely sun room, perfect for a couple to enjoy the spectacular views on offer, whilst Bothy is a romantic hideaway, which has a large bedroom and bathroom, open stonework and a private patio, and Chestnut is ideal for groups of four with an open plan living area, two en-suite bedrooms and a wrap around balcony with views over the valley. The variety of accommodation across these three Alston cottages mean that up to eight people can stay in comfort. Thoughtfully positioned for privacy, each of the cottages has outdoor seating, a barbecue area and access to the adjacent gardens and fields, as well as the opportunity to walk from the doorstep onto the surrounding moorland. The resident alpacas and other wildlife ensure that there is plenty of outdoor activity to keep an eye on and the dark skies offer fantastic star gazing opportunities. The Isaac’s Tea Trial crosses the estate, providing a wonderful 36 mile circular walk for the more adventurous walker. The owners are happy to break the trail into bite sized chunks with lifts and drop off points. The nearby Cumbrian market town of Alston, the highest in Britain, has a selection of traditional pubs and a variety of shops, as well as local attractions including the South Tynedale Railway, Epiacum and Nenthead and Killhope mines on the doorstep. With plenty of places to visit within an hour’s drive, including Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham, Beamish Open Air Museum, Durham Cathedral and the Lake District, this is a superb group of Alston holiday cottages for a relaxing break in the North Pennines.

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About the location

ALSTON

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season