Widows Cottage is an 18th century detached stone cottage furnished and decorated in a traditional style. Accessed up a steep gravelled track, the cottage nestles on a hill side with spectacular views overlooking the Tyne Valley across to the North Pennines. Anyone seeking a romantic getaway should look no further, since it would be hard to beat the peace and tranquillity surrounding this hidden gem. There are plenty of walks and trails to suit all abilities including a footpath almost at the cottage door onto the Pennine Way leading down into Alston. Renowned for being the highest market town in England, Alston offers a good range of shops and pubs as well as the South Tynedale Steam Railway and the lead mining heritage centre. This location is excellent for visiting both Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District, which are both only half an hour’s drive. Alston has a golf course and during the winter months a ski slope.
Ground floor - Lounge with multi fuel burning stove, double sofa bed, dining table, TV with Freeview, DVD and free Wi-Fi.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge and washing machine.
Bathroom with over bath shower and WC.
First floor - Bedroom 1 - Double bed, built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 - Twin beds.
Double Sofa bed in the lounge to sleep plus 2.
Electricity & NSH included. Starter fuel for stove provided. Hot water boosted by solar tubes. Wi-Fi. Cot and highchair. Enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shops/pubs/cafes 1 mile in Alston. Duvets with linen - Towel hire available. Pets welcome at an additional charge.
FRIDAY TO FRIDAY.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 2 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- Central heating
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Washing machine
- Private parking available
- 54 miles from a beach
- 1 mile from a pub
- 1 mile from a shop
- No smoking
Great location for exploring the North East, especially hadrian's wall. Very comfortable for our family of four. Owners live next door and very helpful. Close enough to walk into town but wonderful countryside spot in the middle of farmland. Solar panel hot water heating worked really well - didn't need to top up with the immersion heater at all despite it not being particularly sunny. Loved the wood burning stove Mrs Sarah Larcombe - 29th August 2019
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Widows Cottage Access Statement
Access is via a steep, rough gravel track climbing up ¼ mile from A686.
On arrival, easy gravel parking for 2 cars inside gated yard behind cottage.
Alston – Small town is 1 mile away, either by car or walk down “Wardway” an old drovers route.
Parking outside entrance door.
Front door entrance – 750mm wide, over a 2-inch threshold step into a small hallway.
Bathroom to left with restricted access 600mm wide and now suitable for a wheelchair. Clearance in front of loo restricted to 400mm by bath. Shower by stepping into bath.
Sitting room with ground floor sofa bed, through 730mm doorway to right.
Kitchen opens from far side of sitting room through 620mm doorway. All worktops at 925mm.
Two small bedrooms above up narrow carpeted stairway with handrails. 6’ double bed in one room and two 6’ singles in the other.
Outside is an inner garden with lawn and flagstones, enclosed for dogs. Outer garden for car parking, BBQ, lawn under trees on bank