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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…

Proper Winter weather

January 16, 2016

What a change after all the dreary wet weather we’ve had recently!  Today there are patches of blue sky, the sun has been trying to break through the clouds, and the hill tops are still covered in snow, but yesterday was a perfect winter’s day: cold,crisp and frosty with bright sunshine and blue sky all day.

Winter Wonderland

December 12, 2015
snowing in Alston today

Luckily we have escaped the flooding which has and still is devastating many parts of Cumbria, despite the usually gentle mill race roaring through the patio at Millstream last weekend. This morning I looked out of the window around 11.15am and saw that it was snowing, and large snowflakes came floating down all afternoon. The weather…

Christmas breaks for all the family

November 28, 2015

Due to cancellation of a group booking, all our cottages are now available for Christmas.  Saturday is our normal start date for weekly bookings but you can arrive on Sunday or Monday to enjoy Boxing Day in peace rather than having to spend the day travelling home. If you have young children, arrive on Saturday or…