Alston Art Apartments
Stylish self-catering in Cumbria's wild North Pennines
Alston Art Apartments is a group of four architect designed stylish self-catering cottages in Cumbria's wild North Pennines, 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,built 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 'apartment style' holiday cottages. Since opening at the end of 2009, the cottages have consistently all achieved the Visit England Four Star Gold Award which, in the four star category, awards properties very close to achieving a five star rating. In 2018 they also received a Green Tourism silver award.
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 crisp Egyptian cotton bed-linen ensures a luxurious night's sleep.
The safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we followed Government guidelines and adopted the cleaning procedures recommended by PASC, the Professional Association of Self Caterers. Although restrictions have been lifted, Covid-19 has not gone away, and we are therefore continuing to ensure that our cleaning procedures provide a safe environment in which guests can come and relax in a peaceful location and enjoy our beautiful countryside.