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Welcome to 2021!

January 12, 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

May 22, 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

November 15, 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

August 17, 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

April 20, 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

June 13, 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!

March 9, 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…

Half-term Fun for Kids and Grown-ups too!

February 6, 2018
Alston snow

Today it was snowing gently all morning, creating a lovely Winter Wonderland again. Whether you fancy building a snowman and sledging with the kids during the half term break, or a chance to ski without going abroad, with snow forecast over the next two weeks, although we can never guarantee the weather, the North Pennines is…

Festive Breaks

December 14, 2017

If you’re still wondering about a Christmas getaway, we still have availability for Christmas in Naworth… children and pets welcome!  See our special offers for details and prices.

Late Autumn breaks

November 9, 2017
Late-autumn-colours

We’ve had some wonderful sunny spells over the last few days, bringing out the colours in the autumn leaves.  Whether you fancy striding across the moors or a gentle riverside ramble, why not get out into the North Pennines and enjoy the last of the autumn colours before winter sets in. Book a last minute…