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Nenthall near Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Just returned from a wonderful, relaxing week in Chestnut Cottage."

    It is set in a stunning, incredibly tranquil, hillside location with beautiful moorland views. The cottage is well equipped, very comfortable and extremely clean. Mark and Jo are superb hosts who made us feel so very welcome. They are very knowledgable and helpful but not at all intrusive. We highly recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both, Jo and I just wished you lived closer. We really do hope to see you again soon. All the very best Mark & Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Sep 2023

  • "We would like to say a massive thank you to Mark and Jo the Owners of Chestnut Cottage for the warm welcome we received on arrival It made a freshing change not just to tap in a few numbers on a key pad Chestnut Cottage is clean and comfortable base to explore the surrounding area we felt a home straight away from the moment we turned the key and entered the property Chestnut had everything you needed for your stay but it was the amazing views from the balcony that spoiled you But one thing that will stick in my mind is the peace and quiet and the super comfy extra large bed Im totally honest when I say I was saddened that our week holiday had come to an end I would highly recommend Chestnut Cottage as a base or just somewhere to chill Ps ."

    Our dog pip loved the field to run in and is missing her daily run around Steve Joanne Marjorie and her ladyship pip

    Steve, Joanne, Marjorie and Pip, Thank you so much for your Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2023

  • "Highly recommend this property for a lovely, comfortable quiet stay."

    Every facility was there. Great spot for those wishing to walk in the area. The property owners couldn't be more accommodating and did everything and more to make our stay wonderful. Lovely people.

    It was lovely to welcome you as our guests. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding areas. We would love to have you back All the very best Mark & Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    We were there for 7 nights and the cottage had everything we needed. It was extremely clean, the beds were really comfy and the spa baths were very welcome after a long day out walking! The kitchen was well equipped and the living area was cozy with a stunning view of the hills. A great place to stay if you want to explore the North Lakes and places like Hadrian’s Wall. There’s a fantastic folder full of information of local amenities and some stunning walks (we thoroughly recommend the Ashgill Force walk - stunning and a real treat to stand behind a waterfall!). Thank you Jo and Mark for such a warm welcome and wonderful stay. We hope to come back soon!

    Thank you so much for your kind words Rachel. We are so happy that you enjoyed the cottage and the local area. It was really nice to meet yourself and James. Ashgill force is a lovely spot to admire the waterfall and as you say stand behind it. It's always peaceful and quiet when we go so we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Jo and I will look forward to welcoming you both again here at Greenends Cottages sometime in the future. Thanks again for the lovely review. Mark & Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was really lovely"

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place, well equipped and comfy."

    Stunning location with views to savour. Jo & Mark are brilliant hosts, welcoming and helpful.We'll definitely be coming back!

    Well, what a really nice review, thank you both so much. Jo and i would love to have you back it'll be good to see you soon. Thanks again for the lovely review it's much appreciated Mark & Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an excellent week at Chesnut cottage, very chilling and relaxing the view from the wrap round veranda is very nice, watching the birds and rabbits from veranda is very chilling."

    Hosts Mark and Jo are excellent fresh eggs and scones went down a treat,would highly recommend Chesnut to everybody looking for somewhere to have a nice week or two. Thank you Mark and Jo all the very best Robert and Liz.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. It was lovely to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed the cottage Mark & Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2023

  • "Was a fabulous place, photos do not do it justice."

    Jo and Mark where such lovely hosts

    Thank you Jean. Sorry for the late reply and we would love to see you here again at Greenends Mark & Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2023

  • "Well they had us at afternoon tea ,yum."

    Such a lovely spot and the dog was living her best life .many thanks Mark and Jo.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay, it was lovely meeting you both! Jo and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely rural spot great for dogs."

    Very spacious accommodation . We arrived to find delicious home made scones from the owners Mark and Jo who were just next door if we needed anything. Shame the weather wasn't great but a lovely place for a quiet break away from it all.

    Thanks for your feedback Julia. It was such a shame about the weather whilst you were here but hope it won’t put you off visiting again! Jo and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.4May 2023

  • "Excellent quiet location in beautiful countryside."

    Ideal location for touring the North Pennines and The Lake District. Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Thanks for your feedback Michael, we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Jo and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a great week with top class hospitality from Jo and Mark."

    Fresh scones and eggs were most welcome. Everything was spot on, the views and weather were both spectacular. We will definitely be back for another week Thanks again for a lovely relaxing holiday. Marguerita & Dave

    Thankyou for your excellent review, we loved having you as our guests and will look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marguerita5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved are short stay at Chestnut cottage."

    The owners Mark and Jo could not have been nicer. We really appreciated the home made scones and freshly laid eggs on our arrival. The views from the cottage are amazing, and our dog loved running in the enclosed field at the back of the cottage. The location is peaceful, with breathtaking roads to drive. We would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your review Heather & Luke, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your break with us. It would be really ñice to see you again here at Greenends in the near future. Mark & Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Apr 2023

  • "Enjoyed the stay , beautiful location and a really nice spacious property with good facilities ."

    The hosts are nice and friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a good stay. The Balcony is top quality and the location is the ideal place to go if you want to get from it all and clear your head with the beautiful remote scenery.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful stone cottage with a wooden balcony with the most wonderful views."

    The owners are amazing and really friendly. We stayed for two weeks, and had a really enjoyable holiday.

    Thank you so much for your lovely positive review. I am so sorry we havnt responded until now. Taking over the business this last 6 months has been so hectic, so we do apologise. Having reviews like this make it so enjoyable and we sincerely hope to see you here again at Greenends. Thank you Mark & Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2022

  • "A magical place to stay: the property is cosy and well equipped with spacious bedrooms and fab bathrooms and the wrap around balcony enjoys the most wonderful views."

    This is a fab place to come to relax, go for walks for all abilities or to use as a base to explore the area. The hosts are lovely people and were there to greet us as well as exchanging calls and texts. We also had freshly made (still warm) scones and jam on arrival. A peaceful break with fresh air and cosy evenings! We’ll be back.

    We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Chestnut and it was lovely to meet you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thankyou for such positive feedback at the start of our new venture! Mark and Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open plan living area, with flame effect gas fire and with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with access to balcony
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • Wrap round balcony
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 3.9 miles
  • Note: The property has access on both ground floor and first floor level, via external wooden steps
  • Please note: This property accepts a minimum of three nights from Saturdays.

The property

This is a well-presented cottage rests in a splendid position near to the quaint village of Alston.

Beautifully presented throughout, Chesnut is a wonderful base for families and friends to come together and explore this scenic region of Cumbria.

As soon as you enter you’ll sense the character feel; take to the kitchen where you can rustle up something tasty with help from the electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, plus there’s even a dishwasher so you won’t have to lift a finger when washing up!

Take a seat on the sofa and flick on the TV as you choose a film to watch.

As you look to catch some rest, there are two fabulous bedrooms to choose from, including a king-size and twin with en-suite facilities.

Both bathrooms feature a luxurious Jacuzzi bath so you can look forward to a soothing soak each evening.

To the outside lies a patio area, perfect for enjoying alfresco dining or simply taking in the country setting.

Recharge your batteries with a relaxing stay at Chestnut.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 1109948 and 1109940, 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


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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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