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Heritage Open Day Breaks

August 30, 2016

The National Heritage Open Day Festival takes place from Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th September when heritage attractions across the country from mills to mines, lighthouses to cathedrals and much more, are providing free admission and a chance to visit places not normally accessible, for instance not far from Alston, the tower of Carlisle Cathedral and Durham…

Autumn breaks

August 24, 2016

Now is the time to book your Autumn break. If you’re not tied to the school holidays, why not make the most of the last of the summer sun (if you’re lucky!) and take advantage of our September offers? ….. or looking further ahead we are now extending our short break availability from the beginning of September…

Alston Live this weekend

July 21, 2016
family fun at Alston Live

We still have some availability this weekend so why not stay with us and enjoy the last day of the Alston Live festival on Saturday and take a ride on the train on Sunday where Steam Live will follow on with wandering minstrels on the platform and the trains. See our special offers now. It…

Celebrate National Meadows Day

June 26, 2016

On Saturday, July 2nd the North Pennines AONB Partnership are holding a blooming wonderful event at Bowlees Visitor Centre in Upper Teesdale in celebration of National Meadows Day. Marvellous Meadows is a free event that includes family-friendly activities from 1-1.30, a guided wildflower and bumblebee walk from the centre to Wynch Bridge End between 1.30-3.30 and…

Summer on the Roof of England

June 2, 2016

June is a very special time in the #NorthPennines when a wealth of wild flowers are to be seen everywhere and birds are nesting and rearing their young up here on the#RoofofEngland. Had a lovely peaceful walk on the Bank Holiday away from all the crowds along the banks of the East Allen, now blooming…

Half term late availability

May 25, 2016

This bank holiday, escape the crowds and head for the hills – there’s plenty of space on the Roof of England – in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we still have availability in two of our cottages – see our Special Offers.

Mayday instant break

April 29, 2016

This bank holiday visit Alston and explore our very special shops – where else could you find a patchwork elephant and less than 20 minutes walk away you could be looking at a waterfall? We still have one cottage available for a 2 night break from today – call 01434 382975 after 9am.

Less than 3 weeks to Easter!

March 5, 2016

With less than 3 weeks to Easter weekend, there’s still time to book your Easter break.  We still have some availability so check out our special offers The daffodils are in bud now so should be in full bloom for Easter.

Online bookings

February 16, 2016

We had an initial problem with the online form, but this has now been resolved and so you can book your holiday direct with us on our website by going to our Availability & Prices page

Valentine Breaks

January 25, 2016
Valentine flowers

Why not take a romantic break for two in one of our cottages on Valentine weekend, with Prosecco, flowers and chocolates all in the price? Arrive Friday or Saturday, take advantage of our earlier check-in any time after 2pm, and take time to explore the local area by car or on foot.   There are plenty of…