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Fell View Cottage

Alston, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Retreat to this charming stone cottage with tranquil rural views over the North Pennines
  • Soak in the hot tub and dry off by the fire pit
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside, walk from your door to explore
Property code: SZ186

Enjoy the peaceful location in this magnificent, converted barn where you can spend hours relaxing in the sociable, spacious rooms or outside in the warmth of the hot tub.

A stunning rural retreat for four people and one dog, this wonderful barn conversion is perfect for small families or friends looking for a relaxing break away. The spacious accommodation has been well designed, with comfort and ease in mind. Downstairs you'll find a well-equipped kitchen, fantastic living-dining room as well as a handy shower room. Head up the stairs to the sleeping quarters: a wonderful master bedroom with king-size bed and a delightful twin room with enviable views. The family bathroom up here has a luxurious feel thanks to its very inviting bathtub. Outside is an enclosed garden with lawn and sitting out areas, not forgetting a private hot tub for four and a firepit - just the perfect way to top off your holiday!

Leadgate is a small, peaceful hamlet enjoying a rural location not far from the remote village of Alston. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there's plenty to explore straight from the front door so pack a picnic and head out to see what you can find. The remains of Whitely Castle, once a Roman Fort, can be found just a stone's throw from the cottage and is sure to ignite your curiosity into this area's interesting heritage. The famous Hadrian's Wall is a short drive away, walk part of the wall yourselves or head to one of the many museums on offer to learn even more. The South Tynedale Railway, the highest narrow-gauge railway in England, starts at Alston and is sure to delight children and adults alike.

If you fancy heading slightly further afield, then a day trip into the Lake District National Park is a must. Head to Keswick, the adventure capital of the North Lakes, for a fun-filled day out. Hire a canoe or rowing boat to explore Derwentwater - or let someone else do the work and hitch a ride on the launch where you can just sit back and soak in the breathtaking scenery.

Head up the two steps to the entrance and inside this stunning cottage - you won't be disappointed. The well-equipped kitchen is sure to impress the cooks in your party, everything has been thought of in here. There's an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, handy microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. For caffeine fans, there's also a coffee machine. Onwards to the spacious living-dining room. Make mealtimes special Again by gathering round the dining table to enjoy a hearty meal. The living area is the perfect place to relax after a day out exploring - for entertainment there's a Smart TV and an Amazon Echo, so you don't even need to leave the comfort of the sofa to change your playlist! French doors from the living area lead out the patio, so you can bring the outside in on warm summer days.

Also on the ground floor is a useful shower room. With WC, heated towel rail and shower cubicle, it's a great addition to the family bathroom upstairs; with two bathrooms for two bedrooms, there'll be no long queues for the bathroom in the morning here!

Up the beautiful wooden staircase to the first floor, where you'll find the bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom is a wonderful place to retreat to. It has a king-size wooden bed, chest of drawers for storage and feels wonderfully cosy thanks to its feature tripod lamp providing lovely soft lighting. The charming twin bedroom contains two single beds, arranged either side of a window overlooking the surrounding fields. In here there's also a handy chest of drawers. Along the landing is the family bathroom. As with downstairs, there's a WC and heated towel rail. A wonderful bath (with shower attachment) completes the room so you can indulge in a long soak if a shower isn't your thing.

The lovely garden is enclosed and benefits from both a lawn and patio, so both humans and dog should be happy! As the cottage and garden are surrounded by farmland and livestock, dogs will need to be kept on their lead at all times. A private hot tub for four is a welcome addition to this delightful garden - it will give the term 'soaking in the views' a whole new meaning! Gather round the firepit and enjoy an al fresco meal before retiring happy and content back inside this beautiful cottage.

The cottage can be booked with its neighbouring property (just over the road) to accommodate six people.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room, 1 bathroom with handheld shower
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine
  • Smart TV with Sky and Netflix and Amazon Echo
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome but please note dogs to be kept on leads at all times due to the cottage being surrounded by farmland and livestock
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub, fire pit and furniture, some areas accessed via steps.
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Shops and pub within 2 miles
  • Take care of sloping ceilings on first floor
  • Fell View Cottage can be booked with a neighbouring property (just over the road) to accomodate larger parties.
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Jane 29th April 2022

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Fantastic property, the owners very friendly and left a great welcome pack, very appreciated thanks. Great Sky and smart tv. Will definitely go back.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Hawkins 21st February 2022

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What can I say . But wow.wow.wow. There was nothing I didn't like about this cottage.it was outstanding. The views.The interior. Loved watching the weather.,sun,rain,wind,snow out of the patio.No light pollution saw some great stars at night. Underfloor heating was wonderful. The home smelt lovely.clean. It had everything you could need. ComplementRead moreary bottle of wine. Coffee pods , fresh bottle of milk in a lovely bottle We met Delia the lady who owns the cottage .What a lovely lady. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 7th January 2022

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Lovely cottage in ideal location to get away from normal life. Spotlessly clean and very well furnished and comfortable throughout. Hot tub and the view from it was excellent. Strongly recommend.

Reviewed by Kevin 19th November 2021

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I must admit fell view cottage was the nicest place we have stopped at for a long time. As a family of 5 my wife and 3 daughters absolutely loved it there. We didnt want to leave. It had everything we needed, washing machine, dish washer, travel cot and even a high chair which made it easier at meal times. The under floor heating was great and the Read morehot tub was brilliant with fantastic views. We would recommend anyone to stay there and we will be returning soon. 5 stars for property and location. Hide

Reviewed by Jamie 15th November 2021

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Absolutely stunning cottage views are epic! Had all the essentials on arrival which is a bonus! There is a co op bout 5 mins drive away which is a life saver as you are literally in the middle of no where. That is the only negative about staying here... we will be coming back 100%.

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

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