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Keepers

Nenthead near Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1109940)

5.0

Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Tony

    “No and mark were perfect owners, scones and eggs on arrival, full tour of the property and how the house worked .”

    Told us about location and local walks and local beauty spots. The sun room was perfect to unwind in watch wildlife and the weather fronts coming across the hills. We passed on a couple of other places that they were not aware of as they are also new to the area. Mark had left a detailed folder of some of the local birdwatching and footpaths, which was brilliant, we hope to return, just need to book now and decide when to go Thanks very much Tony and Rachel

    Told us about location and local walks and local beauty spots. The sun room was perfect to unwind in watch wildlife and the weather fronts coming across the hills. We passed on a couple of other places that they were not aware of as they are also new to the area. Mark had left a detailed folder of some of the local birdwatching and footpaths, which was brilliant, we hope to return, just need to book now and decide when to go Thanks very much Tony and Rachel

    - Tony, April 2024

    Thankyou so much for this super feedback! We’re delighted you had such a lovely time and enjoyed the cottage and surrounding area and of course the sunroom! We look forward to welcoming you back Jo and Mark Property Owner

Summary

  • One ground-floor double bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor living/dining room with electric fire
  • Ground-floor sun room
  • Biomass central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden area with garden bench and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 3.9 miles
  • Note: The property is built into a slope with entrances on first and ground floor
  • Please note: This property accepts a minimum of three nights from Saturdays.

The property

Alston 3.8 miles. Keepers is a quaint cottage perched on the hillside in the rural village of Nenthead, close to the amenities of Alston. With glorious views over the Nent Valley, Keepers is a wonderful base for couples looking to escape everyday life and experience this beautiful region. After a day of rambling, spend your down time in the sitting room, appointed with two plush armchairs, a TV and an alluring electric fire, ideal for a cosy night in. Follow the exposed beams into the kitchen, where the chef of the couple can rustle up something tasty with assistance from a heap of appliances, with a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer to name a few. On the ground floor, wash away the day with a quick shower or deep soak before getting comfortable in the fabulous double bedroom. There’s also a charming sunroom where you can lose yourself in a good book as you take in the charming garden views. For a blissful countryside break, look no further than Keepers. Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 1109948 and 1109949, together they sleep 8.

Greenend Cottages

Alston 4 miles. Greenends, a Cumbrian longhouse estate offers three holiday cottages in a stunning hillside setting, in the heart of the beautiful Roof of England countryside, four miles from the town of Alston. These charming cottages are located in peaceful surroundings with stunning views over the Nent Valley, on what was once the estate of the Walton’s, the leading mining family of the area in the 1800s. These delightful Alston cottages are renovated to a high standard, individually styled to retain character and charm. Keepers boasts a lovely sun room, perfect for a couple to enjoy the spectacular views on offer, whilst Bothy is a romantic hideaway, which has a large bedroom and bathroom, open stonework and a private patio, and Chestnut is ideal for groups of four with an open plan living area, two en-suite bedrooms and a wrap around balcony with views over the valley. The variety of accommodation across these three Alston cottages mean that up to eight people can stay in comfort. Thoughtfully positioned for privacy, each of the cottages has outdoor seating, a barbecue area and access to the adjacent gardens and fields, as well as the opportunity to walk from the doorstep onto the surrounding moorland. The resident alpacas and other wildlife ensure that there is plenty of outdoor activity to keep an eye on and the dark skies offer fantastic star gazing opportunities. The Isaac’s Tea Trial crosses the estate, providing a wonderful 36 mile circular walk for the more adventurous walker. The owners are happy to break the trail into bite sized chunks with lifts and drop off points. The nearby Cumbrian market town of Alston, the highest in Britain, has a selection of traditional pubs and a variety of shops, as well as local attractions including the South Tynedale Railway, Epiacum and Nenthead and Killhope mines on the doorstep. With plenty of places to visit within an hour’s drive, including Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham, Beamish Open Air Museum, Durham Cathedral and the Lake District, this is a superb group of Alston holiday cottages for a relaxing break in the North Pennines.

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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
  • Christmas