The Old Dairy is a beautiful barn conversion for 2 people and 1 dog. Located on a quiet road in the peaceful rural hamlet of Leadgate near Alston, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The stunning open plan living-dining-kitchen area manages to feel both wonderfully cosy and fantastically spacious - the perfect mix! The double bedroom is perfect for indulging in a long lie in, whilst the modern shower room is ideal for invigorating tired muscles after a day out exploring. Enjoy a peaceful moment in the garden, ideal for that morning cuppa or evening G&T.
The rural hamlet of Leadgate can be found near the North Pennines village of Alston, reputedly the highest market settlement in England. This village is sure to charm with its cobbled streets, market cross and bandstand; ambling around the village is a delightful way to spend an afternoon. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there's plenty of rugged countryside to explore. Head out on one of the many footpaths for a bracing walk before returning to Alston for a well deserved drink and hearty meal in one of the village pubs. Alston is also the starting point of the South Tynedale Railway, the highest narrow gauge railway in England and a brilliant way to see even more of the surrounding countryside.
The surrounding landscape is peppered with clues as to its rich heritage. Why not spend a day walking a section of Hadrian's Wall? History buffs will also love a visit to the remains of nearby Whitely Castle, an unusually shaped Roman Fort just a stone's throw from the cottage itself. Head to nearby Nenthead to learn about how mining has shaped the very landscape. With both on your doorstep, you can pop over the border for a day in beautiful Northumberland or head into the Lake District, a 25 mile drive scenic drive away. You really have the best of both worlds at The Old Dairy.
The Old Dairy can be booked with neighbouring Fell View Cottage (just over the road) to accommodate 6 people.