Alston Art Apartments
Stylish self catering in the North Pennines AONB…
Alston Art Apartments is a group of four architect designed cottages situated in the historic “Butts” lanes of Alston. The cottages are partly converted from original stone built barns with slate and stone flagged roofs and partly newly constructed on old foundations, again with traditional stone walls and slate roofs. This development was winner in the New Build category of the Eden District Council 2009 Design Awards.
The owners live in one of the cottages, but the other three: Naworth, Sowerberry and Millstream, are all four star holiday apartments catering in particular for guests with a creative or activity interest. (We offer the possibility of longer stays in order to develop creative work or to pursue a particular interest). Since opening at the end of 2009, the cottages have consistently all achieved the Enjoy England Gold Award which, in the four star category, awards properties very close to achieving a five star rating.
The properties effectively blend contemporary and traditional styles with spacious open-plan living accommodation to provide the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. The walls are adorned with carefully chosen paintings and prints by artists from our local region, and if you take a fancy to a particular painting you may be able to purchase it.