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

6 February 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

14 December 2017
Alston Christmas Breaks

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

Late Autumn breaks

9 November 2017

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…

Autumn Escapes

19 October 2017

Escape to the hills and enjoy crisp autumn walks with the added bonus of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival   – You’ll find lots of events across the North Pennines AONB, some of them right here in Alston, running between Saturday 21 and Sunday 29 October. We still have some availability during half term –…

Last Minute Summer Escape

16 August 2017

We still have availability in Naworth for the last two weeks of the summer holidays – short breaks available. See our special offers. Come and see the heather in the hills – a great time to visit!

Long Summer Days

10 June 2017

Now the electon is over, with midsummer’s day approaching, whether it’s a leisurely ramble along our lovely river valleys with hedgerows and hay meadows full of colourful wild flowers, or a hike over the hills to the wild cry of the curlew wheeling overhead, you’ll have plenty of time before it get’s dark in the…

Happy Easter with Black Grouse!

15 April 2017

Wishing you all a Happy Easter This Easter image was produced by a guest who stayed in April three years ago. A talented artist, she produced this watercolour having enjoyed a very special experience watching rare Black Grouse lekking near Langdon Beck in Upper Teesdale.  Lekking is when groups of males gather at traditional sites early…

Easter Breaks in the Pennines

6 April 2017

It’s still lambing time here in the North Pennines and a great time to visit. Get close to nature on country walks and see new born lambs gambolling in the fields ~ a great way to de-stress over Easter. We still have availability in Sowerberry and Millstream, with special offer prices on short breaks as well as full…

Spring song-birds and other visitors

29 March 2017

Now is a great time to stay in our cottages and enjoy the beauty of our wild birds. You can wake up to birdsong and listen to our lovely blackbirds and thrushes who sing throughout the day at this time of year ….. watch the variety of small birds that often come to visit us…

Romantic Short Break

3 February 2017

We have teamed up with Living North to provide an exclusive offer of 25% off a romantic short break for 2, with bottle of Prosecco included This offer is available from 25th February for a post Valentine treat with maybe even a touch of Spring in the air.  If you’re looking for a Valentine Break…