The Nook (Alston)


£240 - £520

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If you are looking for a place that offers fantastic Pennines walking and cycling opportunities right from the door then look no further than The Nook. This well appointed ground floor apartment for four is set in a quiet residential road and within easy strolling distance of Alston's characterful centre. Boasting great views of the surrounding countryside, with a comfortable and welcoming feel it is extremely well placed to make the most of this delightful town and its exceptional natural surroundings. There are excellent pubs, quirky cafes, independent shops and even a heritage railway just a short potter from The Nook.

From its lofty position high in the Pennines, Alston is a quietly confident small town with an awful lot to recommend it. For the outdoors enthusiast there are plenty of walks and bike rides to appeal. The Pennine Way and The South Tyne Trail both pass through while the four-mile walk to Ashgill Force is a treat where, in the right conditions, you can even wander along a rock shelf taking you behind the cascade! Cyclists are very well catered for, with the C2C passing by and a wonderful choice of quiet undulating roads and bridleways over the wide heather clad Alston moorland to explore. Should you choose to bring your kayaks (The Nook has a handy lockable garage for bikes and boats) there is plenty nearby to interest the experienced paddler.

The South Tynedale Railway is a must for enthusiasts and beginners alike. Just half a mile down the road you can catch one of their narrow gauge engines, explore the discovery centre, enjoy a lunch at their cafe or even hire an electric bike. While Alston has a true feeling of remoteness you still have much to explore nearby. For industrial history enthusiasts Nenthead and Killhope both have mining museums while Little Salkeld has a working mill which has been in operation since the 18th Century. More ancient history can be discovered at Hadrian's Wall and "Long Meg and her daughters" a mysterious stone circle in the Eden Valley. However you'd like to spend your time here you'll find Alston's unique atmosphere a welcome change form the hustle and bustle of daily life.