Northern Lights over Alston

18 May 2024

Did you see the Northern Lights last weekend? This was the view last Saturday night taken from our newly refurbished flat, next to our holiday cottages in Alston. Just think, you could have seen this too if you had been staying in one  of our cottages!    Aurora borealis 11/05/2024 Although that was a unique…

Christmas Escape

14 December 2022

Looking for a last minute Christmas escape? We still have some availability – see our special offers and maybe a chance of a #whitechristmas? Or perhaps enjoy some #wintermagic like these icicles near Ashgill Force at the weekend: More pictures from Ashgill taken last weekend:

Do something different for the Jubilee weekend!

20 May 2022

Now is a lovely time to visit the #NorthPennines with an abundance of hedgerow flowers and lots of young fledgling birds around, from garden birds like robins and wrens to moorland waders like lapwing and curlew. So if you fancy getting away from it all and going somewhere quiet for the #Jubilee bank holiday, look…

Welcome to 2021!

12 January 2021

As we welcomed in the New Year everyone heaved a sigh of relief that 2020 was over and the prospect of a vaccine against Covid brought a ray of hope for this year. However, we had to send our guests home on New Year’s Eve when we were moved from Tier 2 to Ter 4…

Around Alston in late Spring

22 May 2020

Late Spring and early Summer is a wonderful time to visit Alston and the North Pennines, so as we aren’t able to welcome any guests to enjoy it for themselves at present we thought we would share some of these photos taken on recent walks from our cottages and help you to connect with Nature.

Last Minute Autumn Breaks

15 November 2019
late autumn colours, Alston

There’s still some Autumn colour in the landscape, so why not take a break and enjoy the clear fresh air and wide open spaces of the North Pennines or this riverside stroll beside the river South Tyne, just a few minutes walk from our apartments. Check out our special offers for some bargain breaks at…

Last minute summer breaks

17 August 2019
view from our front door

Between the rain and showers, we’ve had some lovely sunshine.  Here are a few images of recent strolls around Alston taking in some of the back lanes. And this coming week the weather is forecast to be mostly dry, breezy and bright, with just the occasional shower and on the cool side for the time…

Tenth Anniversary Easter

20 April 2019
Easter 2019

Happy Easter to all our friends and customers past, present and future ~ This photo was taken from the churchyard today ~ such a peaceful place, and at this time of year the resident songthrush sings from high up in the trees all day long. It’s hard to believe that it’s already ten years since…

Fathers’ Day Treats

13 June 2018
South Tynedale Railway (credit Dave Hewitt)

WONDERING WHAT TO DO FOR A FATHERS’ DAY TREAT? There’s still time to book a last minute short break for Father’s Day – See our special offers – and for something different treat him to an underground tour at Nenthead Mines or a trip on our heritage railway along the beautiful South Tyne valley.

Take an impromptu ski break this weekend!

9 March 2018
Snow on Cross Fell yesterday

After the drama of the snow last week, why not come and enjoy what’s left of it? The roads are cleared now but Cross Fell is still covered in snow, and #YadMoss #ski tow is planning to be open this weekend – today, tomorrow and Sunday. Day tickets are likely to be available, but contact them…