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  • VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 3 units £350-£650 pupw sleeps 4-5

Alston Art Apartments

Alston Art Apartments

Alston Art Apartments

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    Mature / Senior Couple Mrs Morag Ormond
    Paisley, United Kingdom
    10 October 2014
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “Very good”

    Cottage clean and well presented when we arrived. Owner very nice and gave us good info on where to eat out and about the area. Cottage very nice and equipped to a high standard.

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    Set in a quiet hidden corner of the medieval cobbled area of Alston, these immaculately presented cottages have been imaginatively developed by the architect owner from original buildings dating from the late 17th Century. They have each been awarded four stars from Visit Britain and the Enjoy England Gold Award for outstanding quality, and were also winners of an Eden District Council 2009 Design Award. The cottages are owner managed and each cottage has its own individual charm and character, incorporating a wealth of attractive features including solid oak floors, exposed beams and many other interesting little details. Each cottage has its own external patio area, one with a mill-race flowing through it, and two cottages have first floor living rooms opening out onto private balconies. The cottages are tastefully furnished with a blend of contemporary and country style furnishings to a very high standard, including paintings and prints by artists from our local region, creating the perfect ambience for a relaxing holiday at any time. They have been designed to cater in particular for guests with a creative or activity interest, offering the possibility of longer stays in order to develop creative work or to pursue a particular interest.

    At the heart of the North Pennines 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty' Alston is an excellent base to explore this relatively undiscovered and unspoilt area, with its natural landscapes, tumbling waterfalls, and wealth of wildlife. Alston is a market town steeped in history with a good range of individual shops, tearooms, art galleries, local crafts, and character inns serving traditional ales and good food. You can forget your car and enjoy many good local walks right on the doorstep, from gentle riverside rambles to challenging hikes across the fells. Local attractions include the South Tynedale Railway and the Hub Museum both run by volunteers, and Nenthead Mines and Killhope lead-mining museums reflecting how the area's geology has shaped its history.

    At the hub of five routes, it is also an ideal centre for exploring Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland National Park to the North, Durham City (world heritage site) to the east, beautiful Upper Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales to the south, and the Lake District to the west, all within an hour's drive.

    TelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingCentral heatingMicrowave cookerLinen providedVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementDVD playerCD playerHairdryerBarbecueDrying facilitiesWashing machine

    Local facilities, pubs and shops, within 2-5 minutes walk and 5 minutes to open countryside. Children welcome from any age.


    The Butts,
    CA9 3JQ

    01434 382975


    The Butts,
    CA9 3JQ



    Plan route to Alston Art Apartments using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 718465  Lat: 54.81256 Long: -2.44030

    From the A686 Penrith-Hexham road, which passes through the bottom of the town, turn up the steep cobbled street past the Victorian town hall on your right, and past the parish church on your left. Continue up the street until you arrive at the Market Square where you will see a little stone shelter on pillars know as the Market Cross on your left.
    Turn sharp left between the Market Cross and Turks Head pub into The Butts, old area of Alston. Go through a narrow opening and diagonally across a small square, then follow the road straight on past a mini cross roads. After the little crossroads there is an arch on your left, you will have already passed an arch on your right. Just after the archway is the cottage reception which overlooks a little flagged parking area.
    Nearest railway station Penrith, 20 miles. Limited daily bus services from Carlisle, Brampton, Haltwhistle, Monday - Saturday, Hexham Tuesdays only, Penrith and Keswick, summer service only.


    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
    • Linen providedLinen provided
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • CD playerCD player
    • HairdryerHairdryer
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
    • Washing machineWashing machine

    Local facilities, pubs and shops, within 2-5 minutes walk and 5 minutes to open countryside. Children welcome from any age.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Parking for Single unit properties:
      • YesParking space provided
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
      • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)
      • YesHas ramp


    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesToilet and bathroom
      • YesOne or more bedrooms
      • YesKitchen
      • YesOutdoor facilities
    • patio

    Bed/ Bathrooms

    • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
    • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesBath with shower
    • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available


    • YesSteps to the main entrance:
      • 1
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • YesSink taps have lever handles
    • YesSeating available in kitchen


    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)

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