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Mount Hooley Lodge

Alston, Cumbria
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Parking on site / nearby
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Luxury
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Working farm
Hot Tub
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Decorated for Christmas
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Stay in this unique Canadian-style log cabin with an innovative eco-building concept
  • Relax inside or out with panoramic views over the South Tyne Valley
  • Sink into luxury with the bubbling hot tub on the deck

Property code: OC-NB575

Offering stunning views across the breathtaking South Tyne Valley, this unique Canadian-style log cabin sits in a tranquil location 1,200 feet above sea level and provides a fabulous hideaway for larger families and groups of friends exploring a magical part of the North Pennines. With plenty of space for up to eight guests, this imaginative eco-friendly grass-topped retreat blends beautifully into its idyllic surroundings and has a range of fantastic features including underfloor heating, log walls, timber beams, a welcoming wood burner and a decked area with a bubbling hot tub.

Stepping inside this stunning property, you will find a light-filled open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with glorious rural views. The large, beautifully furnished lounge sits by the bi-fold doors, with a wood burner and comfortable seating, providing an ideal space to settle back, chat about the day or watch a film. The farmhouse-style dining table is perfect for enjoying a family celebration or a special meal which you can cook in the bright, fully equipped kitchen. Exploring further, you will find a stylish bathroom, a refreshing shower room and four beautiful bedrooms: two delightful doubles and two charming king-size rooms. Bi-fold doors open from the lounge onto a large wooden deck with plenty of garden furniture, including a firepit and soothing hot tub, offering fabulous views across the valley.

Set in a spellbinding part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wonderful getaway makes a great base for a range of activities including walking, hiking, skiing, golf and cycling. There’s a wealth of local attractions and landmarks to discover including the site of the Epiacum Roman Fort, the Ashgill Force waterfall and Killhope Lead Mining Museum, all within 11 miles. The popular South Tynedale Railway is less than a mile away, offering fantastic trips through the area’s breathtaking scenery.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size zip-and-link (can be made up as twins on request), 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV with Freesat, DVD
  • Decked patio area with furniture, sun loungers and firepit
  • Private hot tub
  • Private parking
  • Pub and shop 1 mile
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 3 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Laura Watts

This property is personally managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 51 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kim 2nd April 2024

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Stunning location and amazing views, the cottage had everything we needed with great social spaces, perfect to a getaway with friends.

Reviewed by Adrienne 8th March 2024

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Amazing accommodation in a fabulous location. Everything you could possibly want or need for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Karen 27th February 2024

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We had an amazing time at Mount Hooley Lodge, with family to celebrate my 60th Birthday. The Log cabin is fabulous, their is so much kitchen equipment, more than you could ever need for a weeks stay, really brilliant. The log burner and underfloor heating make it so cosy. The hot tub was fab and so was the Kota BBQ Hut. The views are wonderful.Read more We all loved our stay. Its in a great location for walks too. Great Hospitality. Thank you so much. We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 20th February 2024

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Stunning location; very well equipped and comfortable cottage. We all enjoyed walk into the village and surrounding area.

Reviewed by James 18th February 2024

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Excellent & luxurious lodge, amazing views, equipped to a very high standard, we used the BBQ hut and everyone enjoyed the hot tub. The owners are just lovely and make you feel so welcome on their farm. Great local walks, a 10-15 min walk into Alston. I can't recommend this lodge enough you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed by Kevan 16th January 2024

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Excellent accommodation. Every aspect is of the highest standard. You could not find better host.

Reviewed by Tracey 13th January 2024

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From the photos I knew this was going to be an amazing lodge but, WOW, the views are absolutely breathtaking! The lodge is 5* star luxury and more than adequately equipped. The hot tub was lovely on a cold night then hopping back into the lodge with the log burner making it all cosy! You can see the thought and detail that has gone into making thisRead more lodge into the perfect retreat and the owners should be proud of what they have achieved! Perfect hosts, always on hand if needed but never intrusive and gave us clear instructions on every aspect! Excellent place to just kick back and de-stress and fabulous for our fur babies with lots to explore nearby. Thank you for hosting us and Im sure well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Cordula 30th December 2023

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What a beautiful place to stay. The location is absolutely stunning. We always travel with our own kitchen equipment, especially if we travel at Christmas. That was an utter waste of time as the kitchen is so well stocked. This has been the ownly holiday home we've visited, which was warm on arrival, due to the environmental friendly heating :) Read moreThank you very much to the lovely owners for sharing this fabulous cabin, which was a real home away from home :) Hide

Reviewed by Jon 2nd December 2023

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A fabulous property in a stunning location. We loved exploring Alston, the local footpaths and running routes and venturing further afield in the North Pennines. A very well equipped property, fully enclosed front and rear, made for an excellent holiday home.

Reviewed by Victoria 18th November 2023

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Stunning property with amazing views, hot tub and lovely hosts. We had a fabulous week.

Reviewed by Jo 11th November 2023

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This is our third time at mount hooley and again it didnt disappoint. Firstly the lodge itself, just a beautiful home. Exceptionally well equipped, and the little bbq hut is a lovely addition since our last visit. Plenty towels and robes also provided. Then theres the views!!! Amazing, day and evening. Although twilight is a good time for owl anRead mored bat spotting. We even got to see the Aurora one night. Thanks for a lovely stay. Im sure well return, and soon hopefully. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 10th November 2023

It is fabulous, our 3rd visit. Feels like coming home...

Reviewed by Sarah 31st October 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 29th October 2023

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The lodge is gorgeous, the views captivating in all weather. The deck is huge and our dogs were very secure in both the front and back of the property. This is on an active farm so sheep very close by. The owners are available if needed, but are not intrusive. Beds were very comfortable (and we are fussy), plenty of hot water for showers. KitchenRead more well equipped to cook at home but only a 10-15 minute walk into Alston village. We would definitively like to stay here again, the location is great to explore our beautiful English countryside. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 22nd October 2023

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A stunning location with wonderful views, especially from the hot tub! Beautifully designed property, well equipped, warm and comfortable. A great place for family and friends to get together. Lovely helpful hosts too!

Reviewed by Louise 4th October 2023

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Reviewed by Ned 30th September 2023

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An excellent holiday Lodge with a fantastic view. Quality throughout.

Reviewed by Louise 24th September 2023

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The most amazing, peaceful holiday! It's the perfect place to recharge and the views are like something from a postcard. The local area is extremely dog friendly and the lodge has everything you could need. We are already excited to book again.

Reviewed by Hayley 19th August 2023

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Lovely holiday property, everything you could wish for and more. The views are stunning and what better way to watch the sunset over the mountains than from the lovely hot tub. If you want a quiet peaceful place thats away from it all this is definitely the place to go. Great walks for the dogs too.

Reviewed by Ross 13th August 2023

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Excellent property in a stunning location. The views were unreal.

Reviewed by Sally 30th July 2023

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Amazing place! Luxury and relaxing, highly recommended holiday home. Everything we needed was on hand - and it was all excellent quality. Comfy beds, really fresh bedding, overall great.

Reviewed by Anonymous 19th July 2023

So glad to come back and share this wonderful place with family & guests. A warm welcome, fantastic lodge and amazing views. We enjoyed fab weather, beautiful sunsets and time for walking, talking and fun in the hot tub.

Reviewed by Anonymous 7th July 2023

Thank you for such a great stay. The perfect place to bring our families together- all the way from Australia. The view is incredible in any weather. We've loved nights in the hot tub and a big BBQ in the hut. Thanks to Marion and Chris for being such fantastic hosts!

Reviewed by Judith 2nd July 2023

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perfect in everyway

Reviewed by Debra 28th June 2023

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Wonderful views, great place to spend time with family /friends.

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd June 2023

Thank you Marion & Chris. The lodge is superb- has everything you could want and more! Views amazing- certainly gave us the opportunity to chill. Has a really good pizza takeaway from Alston House which may be handy to know. Would love to come back- thanks again!

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd June 2023

We all really enjoyed staying a the lodge and also exploring Alston and the surrounding area. Can recommend the South Tynedale Railway and also the Cumberland Inn for food and their fabulous beers!

Reviewed by Anonymous 22nd May 2023

Thank you Marion & Chris, the lodge is so lovely- seeing the view morning, noon & night is really relaxing. We had some nice days out, Pooley Bridge, Hexham, Talkin Tarn Country Park, plus we had daily walks with the dogs by the river in Alston. Mount Hooley Lodge is so well equipped, it is perfect in every way.

Reviewed by David 20th May 2023

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Absolutely stunning building and location. Exceptionally well equipped and excellent hosts. Watching the sunset over the valley from the hot tub beautiful. We couldn't recommend it higher fantastic week.

Reviewed by Anonymous 19th May 2023

Amazing week for my mams 60th with the family. Evening views and stunning, house wonderful & hot bubbles plentiful. Host is incredibly friendly & helpful, I would definitely recommend to others.

Reviewed by Anonymous 8th May 2023

Fabulous losge, every facility we needed. Often confused our 19 month old cry with the lambs! Hot tub was great fun, some beautiful sunsets too. What friendly hosts- we enjoyed chats as we passed on the road and waved across feilds. Completed by a 1000 piece Disney jigsaw during showers. Had a "cinema night" watching Top Gun 3 and on a sheet on thRead moree curtains! Poppy the dog loved seeing the sheep and lambs while on her lead, of course! Being a golden doodle she saw lots of her "cousins"! Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 2nd May 2023

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Couldnt fault the venue or the owners.

Reviewed by Warren 30th April 2023

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Lovely cottage really nicely laid out and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Anonymous 7th April 2023

What a lovely place to stay, me made the most of all the facilities, kids loved the hot tub and the BBQ hut was great, and now we want one at home!! We will be back thank you so much.

Reviewed by Anonymous 31st March 2023

Perfect place with perfect views. Mount Hooley Lodge is one the best cottages we have visited. Hot tub AMAZING! Beds were so comfy and it has everything you need and more. Lovely hols too! What a hidden little treasure.

Reviewed by S 29th March 2023

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Reviewed by C 6th December 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 26th November 2022

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This property was perfect and just what we were looking for, secluded and tranquill; beautiful, cosy and homely. The owners were nearby should we need anything but left us to enjoy our holiday in peace.We would definitely visit again

Reviewed by Anonymous 11th November 2022

Beautiful property with a stunning view. Perfect location for relaxation. Hosts were very warm and welcoming. 100%recommend. Extremely beautiful and relaxing part of the world!

Reviewed by Luke 20th September 2022

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Was absolutely perfect in every way, owners are the friendliest people ever! Thank you again for allowing us to stay in the BEST lodge to date for my fiancs birthday. Be back soon!

Reviewed by Tracey 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Eric 29th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 26th August 2022

Unique experience in a luxurious, authentic Log Cabin in a picturesque setting you thought youd only find on the back of a postcard. The hosts were extremely welcoming and made the place feel like our own. From relaxing in the hot tub to sitting around the log burner, the cabin gave us the setting to create memories with loved ones that we will cheRead morerish forever. Hide

Reviewed by James 9th August 2022

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Reviewed by Patricia 2nd August 2022

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Beautiful property with stunning views, well equipped. Good communication with OC and owners

Reviewed by Marilyn 19th July 2022

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Everything was perfect

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th July 2022

Wow. This lodge is simply stunning. The view breathtaking, and location secluded but close to a beautiful, bustling town. Everything was immaculate. Beautiful!

Reviewed by Alex 21st June 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 3rd June 2022

Mount Hooley Lodge is simply stunning. It is extremely well appointed, spacious and has the most wonderful views. The bbq hut is a welcome addition and the hot tub perfectly placed to watch the sunset. If you can drag yourself away, there are lovely walks from Alston along the Rivers Nent and South Tyne. Special thanks to Chris and Marion who are tRead morehe most wonderful hosts. The only downside was having to leave, but we will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 27th May 2022

We visited with friends this weekend and it will be hard to leave. The property is very well equipped and location on top of the world is a great description. We arrived on the Friday night after a hectic week at work and immediately felt at home. Hot tub just finished the day off and totally relaxed us all for a very comfortable nights sleep in foRead moreur beautiful bedrooms with very comfortable beds. A short walk into the village on Saturday with some lovely little shops and a selection of different walks for all abilities in the area. This truly is the most relaxing place to come and I will definitely be booking it again soon for trips with other friends as well as the group this weekend who will make this a regular trip to wind down. Thank you to the lovely owners who made us so welcome and have made a beautiful experience for others. Hide

Reviewed by Kevan 4th May 2022

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