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Cumbria Self Catering cottage, Skelgill Rigg, Alston, sleeps 2

Skelgill Rigg

Skelgill Rigg, Alston, Cumbria

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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £271.00

A detached 17th century cottage on the outskirts of Alston in Cumbria that can sleep two people in one bedroom.

Skelgill Rigg is a detached cottage on the outskirts of Alston in Cumbria. It has one twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room and can sleep two people. Also inside is a kitchen, utility, dining room and sitting room.

Outside is ample off road parking, front and rear lawns and a front patio with furniture. Skelgill Rigg is a charming cottage in a fantastic secluded location.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Spotlessly clean superbly equipped cottage in a quiet location
This is as nice and well equipped cottage as we have stayed in, we felt welcome as soon as we stepped inside with the treats left by Phillipa . It is situated in a good spot with nice moorland views all round. Other reviewers have already said how well equipped the cottage is and we would endorse this view just to add that our dog was welcome too with bowls towels and a supply of poo bags for anyone forgetting anything. The garden area is large and well fenced so we could sit with a coffee and let him explore, if your dog is a small wick escaper you would need to keep an eye with all the livestock around. One very nice touch that really impressed us was a lovely text after we had arrived to welcome us and enquire if everything was ok and one on the evening before our leaving to wish us a good journey home and to hope we had had a good week. To sum up a spotlessly clean superbly equipped cottage in a lovely peaceful location idea for a couple who love the country, when you look at the amount of bookings we hope we will be able to find a space to come again

Very nice cottage in a stunning setting
Skelgill Rig is a lovely cottage with a large outdoor area set in beautiful, peaceful countryside. The property is maintained to a very high standard and is spotlessly clean throughout. The owner provided milk, cake and biscuits on arrival, which is a nice touch. The cottage is spacious and airy and has all the amenities you could wish for including oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dryer, ironing board, hairdryer etc. Towels and bed linen also provided. Dogs welcome, but not permitted upstairs. Garden is large and is adjacent to fields containing sheep and many species of birds. We particularly enjoyed watching a wood pecker visiting the bird feeder! Some very nice walks from the cottage and it is only a mile or so from Alston, so walking there and back is possible if you are mobile (although care is need on the road as there is no pavement). We walked to Alston along a footpath beside the stream at the bottom of the valley, which was stunningly beautiful; longer than the direct route along the road, but much more pleasant. The only downside for us was the fact that the beds are single (and we like a double) and, as we commented in the guestbook, we did not find them particularly comfortable. Still, overall, a wonderful cottage for a peaceful break in the countryside. We would seriously consider a return visit.
Stephen F



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Electric central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, smart TV with Freeview, WIFI
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Ample off road parking
Lockable bike storage
Front and rear lawn, front patio with furniture
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Pub and shop 1 mile
Note: No children under the age of 7 years
Note: Please note there are two steps up/down from the front door

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

Weardale Museum and High House Chapel - 9.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Bellister Castle - 10.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Haltwhistle, Holy Cross Church - 11.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Little Meg Cairn - 11.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Allen Banks & Staward Gorge - 11.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Long Meg and Her Daughters - 11.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Cauldron Snout Waterfall - 11.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Blenkinsopp Castle - 12.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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

Cawfields Roman Wall (Hadrian's Wall) - 12.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

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