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1 The Stables

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1048540)


Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Matthew

    “Our second stay at The Stables was a lovely as the first a year previously.”

    A really comfortable and well-sized property that's perfect for a couple (and a dog). Lovely welcome pack and the Christmas decorations made it very cosy. Thanks again for a lovely stay.

    A really comfortable and well-sized property that's perfect for a couple (and a dog). Lovely welcome pack and the Christmas decorations made it very cosy. Thanks again for a lovely stay.

    - Matthew, December 2023

    Thank you for your 5* feedback, we really appreciated you returning and that you enjoyed your christmas week in our home. Property Owner


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One double bed
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 small car (additional parking just a short walk to the town centre)
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

This inviting, ground-floor apartment sits close the town centre of Alston, the highest market town in England, amongst the picturesque landscapes of the North Pennines. Offering a deceptively spacious interior, 1 The Stables is a romantic bolthole for couples eager to break away from everyday life. A huge benefit of this property is the sought-after off-road parking space, but with plenty of amenities in walking distance, you’ll hardly need the car! Step into the open-plan living space, where you can take to the kitchen and impress with a home-cooked meal, before settling at the dining table and toasting to a much-needed break with your partner. After a big indulgence, curl up beside the electric fire and catch up on your favourite shows. When the weather’s nice, take the evening outside to the enclosed courtyard, ideal for a gin and tonic after a long day. Enjoy a refreshing shower in the bathroom, before popping on your pyjamas and snuggling up in the bedroom, which comes with ample storage for your personal belongings. The charming market town of Alston has plenty on offer; browse a wealth of independent businesses for a quirky gift, explore the Heritage & Transport Museum and discover a wide range of historical transport displays, before refuelling at a local pub with a hearty meal and crisp pint. Walkers will be in awe of the surrounding area, offering heaps of incredible scenery that credit the AONB status, plus the Pennine Way passes through the village, which is a great route for walkers and cyclists. For a different way of exploring the area, hop on board the heritage South Tynedale Railway, and why not a delicious treat in their Crossing café before climbing on board? Penrith, a renowned tourist destination, is within driving distance and is well worth a visit for its range of services, gorgeous buildings, and natural beauty. However you choose to spend your time here, 1 The Stables is a wonderful base for a holiday, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Melmerby 8 miles; Penrith 18 miles; Stanhope 20 miles; Hexham 23 miles; Carlisle 29 miles; Barnard Castle 30 miles.

Alston is set in the North Pennines in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by a unique landscape of moorland, hills, rivers and waterfalls, and is England's highest market town. This intriguing town, with its cobbled streets and fascinating nooks and crannies, was the location for ITV's productions of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist. Alston and the North Pennines have long inspired artists and writers; the poet and writer W H Auden loved the area and today Alston is an inspiration to the craftspeople who live and work there. There is a host of unusual shops in the town including quality crafts and galleries. Take a ride on one of the lovingly-restored steam and diesel engines through the beautiful scenery of the South Tyne valley on the South Tynedale Railway which runs from Alston through to Slaggyford. The River Tyne is also noted as one of the finest salmon rivers in England and day-ticket fishing is available locally. The North Pennines used to be one of the wealthiest lead mining centres in Europe, and the Killhope Lead Mining Museum offers a great family day out with interactive exhibitions. With the drive along the A686 recognised by the AA as one of the world's best drives, and northern Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland, all within easy reach, this makes a superb base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas