Self Catering in Cumbria - Alston

Kings Cottage

Kings Cottage, Alston, Cumbria
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £214.00 - 375.00

This cosy cottage with a double bedroom is located in the market town of Alston and offers the ideal spot for a romantic getaway.

This 400 year old terraced cottage is a stone construction, just a short walk from the centre of Alston - the highest market town in England and the centre of five historic Pennine routes. The cottage itself is traditional and welcoming, boasting exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and a wood-burning effect gas stove - ideal for a cosy, romantic break. In addition to the double bedroom, the cottage offers a fitted kitchen and sitting room.


The cottage was cosy and very warm and welcoming. The owner gave clear instruction on accessing property and was very helpful on places to eat and walks to go on in Alston. All in all, a great escape and much needed tonic.
Mrs Connell

The cottage was lovely and spacious, everything went very smoothly. It was very dog friendly, very good value for money and a lovely place to stay. There were nice walks, and plenty of places to eat and drink, would highly recommend.
Mrs Houghton

A beautiful cottage and superb location with a very helpful landlady.
Miss Hancock

The cottage is beautiful, even better when you see it for yourself. The owner is really nice and very informative. Everything you need, a very well equipped cottage. It is set in a lovely location and the locals made us feel so welcome, the dog included, it was nice. Pubs and supermarket really close and nice quaint shops. Would highly recommend and will be sure to return. Thanks to the owner for making our trip special :)
Miss Platford

This is a very sensibly renovated cottage with accommodation ideal for a couple who want to explore the very beautiful and unspoilt North Pennines AONB - well deserving of the acronym. The cottage is situated in the middle of Alston, a small market town. The town is charming, could have been used for the Hovis ad, cobbled streets etc. Plenty of very good pubs serving excellent beer and pub grub (we liked "The Angel", a stone's throw from the cottage). The accommodation comprises a large open plan sitting room and sensible galley kitchen on the ground floor, with a large double bedroom and a decent bathroom on the second floor. All very clean,cosy and well equipped, can't fault it, would happily go back again. The owner is happy for pets to stay (not in the bedroom), and we went with our dog (who also apparently much enjoyed the fresh air and day long walks). Thank you Mrs Duncan, we enjoyed our stay very much. A few words to the wise - there is good mobile coverage in Alston, but not in the surrounding area. Outside term time there are no local buses - we took a very nice 11 mile ramble to the Lamley viaduct up the Pennine Way, picnic etc en route, with the intention of calling a cab for the return trip - but then lobster potted with no signal for my mobile provider ("3"), so had to walk home again... Better for such prospective 1-way walks to get the cab out and to then walk home ... cab numbers are posted outside the town hall/tourist information centre.

Services / Facilities:

Gas central heating throughout, additional heating from gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, colour TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Roadside parking. Cobbled yard to rear of property. One well-behaved dog welcome at £
10. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 3 mins walk.

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Double Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bellister Castle - 10.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Little Meg Cairn - 10.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Haltwhistle, Holy Cross Church - 10.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Long Meg and Her Daughters - 10.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Blenkinsopp Castle - 11.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cawfields Roman Wall (Hadrian's Wall) - 12.5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Vindolanda Roman Fort - 12.6 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Walltown Crags Roman Wall (Hadrian's Wall) - 12.6 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Thirlwall Castle - 12.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Acorn Bank - 13 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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