Barn End is a charming, traditionally furnished barn conversion with exposed beams in the living room. Accessed along a track and across a ford over a stream it is a pleasant bolt hole nestled in a secluded valley about 1.5 miles from Alston. This area in the heart of the North Pennines has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is an abundance of wildlife living in the vicinity of the cottage with red squirrels regularly seen taking nuts from the feeders and roe deer often spotted from the cottage windows. For walkers and cyclists of all abilities this is a perfect location with a wealth of paths and trails straight from the cottage through breathtaking scenery. For a challenging cycle ride both the Pennine Way and the C2C cycle route both pass through Alston. The owners live on site and run Hartside Nursery Gardens specialising in growing rarely offered hardy compact plants including Alpines, Primulas and Saxifrages. Guests have access to 12 acres of garden and woodland. Alston is a small bustling town set on a steep cobbled street renowned for being the highest market town in England. There is a good range of shops selling everyday essentials, butchers, bakers, craft shops, cafes and pubs.
Ground floor - Living room with large picture window with countryside views, exposed beams, electric log effect stove, dining table and TV with Freeview and DVD player. Small fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher. WC and hand basin. Sunny porch with table and chairs.
First floor - Bedroom 1 - Double bed.
Bedroom 2 - Single bed.
Bathroom with electric shower, shower seat, WC and handbasin.
Electricity and oil central heating included. Stair lift can be used to access first floor. Cot and highchair. Sofa Bed for plus 1. Storage for bikes. Pubs/shops/PO/ restaurants 1.5 miles in Alston. 2 pets welcome at an additional charge. Flexible start dates and short breaks readily available.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 2 pets allowed
- No WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Private parking available
- 55 miles from a beach
- 1.5 miles from a pub
- 1.5 miles from a shop
- No smoking
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Parking for one car (or two small cars) is available a few meters from Barn End
The surface is gravelled.
The route from the parking area to the entrance is with steps and no ramp
The entrance to Barn End is on the ground floor. There is no door thresh. There is an automatic light at entrance door. Entrance leads to conservatory with kitchen and living room off. There is a small ramp into living room.
ACCESS TO ALL AREAS
Kitchen, living/dining room and conservatory are on ground floor. There is a w/c and washbasin on ground floor. Folding handrail by w/c.
Stairlift fitted to staircase.
There are no steps between bedrooms and shower room. Shower fitted with seat and handrails. Toilet frame available on request.
Kitchen floor is carpeted.
Do the sink taps have lever handles? Yes
Is seating available in the kitchen? No
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
Double room has access to both sides of bed. Single bed is accessible from one side only. There are bedside lights on each side of double bed and one by single bed. Short pile carpets on stairs and bedrooms. Laminate flooring in bathroom.
Bathroom has shower only, w.c. and wash basin.
Can bedroom furniture be rearranged, if requested by the guest? Yes
Can you provide bedrooms with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows) No
Do you have any bedrooms with no fitted carpets? No
Do you have bathroom with:
Separate shower units. Yes
Bath with shower No
Wet room No
Where there are separate shower units, are any of these fitted with support handrails? Yes
Where there are separate shower units, are there fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided? Yes
Where there are baths, are any of these fitted with support handrails? N/A
Where there are WCs in bathrooms, are these fitted with handrails? No - Free standing Toilet Frame can be provided if required
Do taps in the bathrooms have lever handles? No
Do you have any bathrooms that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users? No