Art Apartments

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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.

Less than five minutes walk from our cottages are the picturesque market square and cobbled main street, where you will also find traditional pubs with log fires and real ale. Here we have the best of both worlds – pubs and shops around the corner but splendid open countryside within less than 10 minutes walk.

Watch out for our special offers and special breaks to coincide with special events here in Alston and the North Pennines. Get away from the crowds and come and explore this largely undiscovered wild and wonderful countryside where you can walk for miles with hardly a soul in sight. Enjoy the peace and tranquility whilst enjoying the comfort of our four star accommodation.

We are a member of Premier Cottages exclusive 4 and 5 star owner managed properties and you can also find us on Last Minute Cottages