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Parkers House

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1073338)

4.6

Lakelovers rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Sam

    “We loved our stay at Parker’s House.”

    The house was really clean & presented very nicely and is in a beautiful location. The beds were super comfy and the lounge is very cosy in the evenings. Great to find a house that facilitates for 3 dogs, we spent a lot of time in the garden as the weather was beautiful and the dogs loved sunbathing on the patio. We didn’t use the paddock due to the ground being a bit uneven and some items of equipment/rocks/wood, didn’t want to risk my very excitable dogs potentially injuring themselves ...

    The house was really clean & presented very nicely and is in a beautiful location. The beds were super comfy and the lounge is very cosy in the evenings. Great to find a house that facilitates for 3 dogs, we spent a lot of time in the garden as the weather was beautiful and the dogs loved sunbathing on the patio. We didn’t use the paddock due to the ground being a bit uneven and some items of equipment/rocks/wood, didn’t want to risk my very excitable dogs potentially injuring themselves while sprinting about. This didn’t affect our stay as the garden is more than ample and the local walks are fabulous. Would definitely stay again and have already recommended to several friends. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    - Sam, May 2024

    Hi Sam, Thanks for taking the time to post such a kind review. Very much hope you choose to stay at Parker’s again in the future. Many thanks, Anna & Matt Property Owner

Summary

  • Four bedrooms:1 x ground floor double with large walk in shower, basin and WC, 2 x first floor double bedrooms en-suites with shower, WC and hand basin,1 x first floor twin room and first floor family bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with Belfast basin and WC
  • Large kitchen/diner with kitchen island, double oven with an integrated microwave, hob and fridge freezer and wood burner
  • Dining table to accommodate 8 guests
  • Large lounge with wood burner
  • A utility room offers a washing machine, tumble dryer and a 'boot room' area
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Children welcome and a travel cot and highchair are available
  • Ample, private designated off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Secure and enclosed grass and gravel garden with outdoor furniture, secured bike storage and kennels for dogs, the property also has a 1/4 acre enclosed paddock attached, making it ideal for dog owners
  • Well-behaved pets welcome only on the ground floor please (built in stair-gate provided)
  • Property is also near Edenshire Landpods
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.2 miles

The property

Hidden away in a cluster of beautiful stone cottages on the outskirts of Alston town, Parkers House is an arresting holiday home providing a tranquil retreat for a family or group of eight. Engulfed in the luscious green landscapes of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visitors can look forward to an abundance of breath-taking walks right from their doorstep, making this an exceptional choice for any self-catering stay. Return from a fun-filled adventure to this attractive abode, making yourself feel right at home as you place a log on the woodburning stove before snuggling up to your loved ones and enjoying a captivating movie on the TV. Rustle up a tasty treat in the pretty cream country-style kitchen with the help of the sleek electrical appliances that lie within. 1 x ground floor double with large walk in shower, basin and WC, 2x first floor double bedrooms en-suites with shower, WC and hand basin,1 x first floor twin room and first floor family bathroom with bath, basin and WC. There is also a ground floor cloakroom. Embrace your stunning surroundings as you indulge in dinner alfresco out in the garden, admiring the far-reaching views across the countryside whilst basking in the last of the day's sunshine. Kick-start your days with a breath-taking walk along the Pennine Way and uncover Ashgill Force and Epiacum Roman Fort. Explore the ancient remains of Kirkoswald Castle and Lacey's Caves, and spend the afternoon at Weardale Museum and High House Chapel. Hop in the car and head for Penrith to see Penrith and Eden Museum and the 14th-century remains of Penrith Castle, or visit Gisland and discover Hadrian's Wall and Harrows Scar Milecastle. Also on your doorstep is the Lake District National Park, home to many spectacular walks, breath-taking lakes and an abundance of attractions including Aira Force Waterfall, The Kirkstone and Keswick Museum. Step back in time at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, or travel into the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for a spot of shopping followed by dinner and drinks in some of the city’s finest pubs and restaurants. Seek thrills at the Weardale Adventure Centre, where you can enjoy a day of gorge walking and canoeing. On return to this humble abode, be sure to stop off in the centre of Alston for a quick bite to eat down at the local or grab some essential ingredients from the convenience store. Live many incredible moments with your loved ones on an escape to Parkers House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

ALSTON

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