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…

Sunshine & snow

November 23, 2015

A change in the weather found us waking up to a bright crisp white landscape on Saturday though most of it had melted away by this evening after the sunshine we have been enjoying over the weekend.  Here is just a taste of Alston Moor pictured this weekend…

Autumn in the Air

October 27, 2015

What a lovely day it was yesterday!  The sun bringing out the golden tones in the autumn leaves here beside the South Tyne, just 10 minutes away from our cottages. And just round the corner 2 minutes from our cottages, rich gold and copper tones of a beech tree here in the Butts: So why…

Alston gets set to welcome the Tour of Britain cycle race!

July 24, 2015

The yellow bunting and bicycles are growing every day as Alston prepares for the Tour of Britain ‘mountain stage’ finale on the top of Hartside, reputedly the toughest and highest yet in the history of the Tour, taking place on Thursday 10th September. The only way to get access to view the finale live will be…

Stop press- this Sunday!

July 9, 2015

We still have 2 short breaks available starting this weekend, now slashing the price to £299 – view our special offers here

Get festive! …join us for Alston Live

July 9, 2015

Special for Alston Live: Alston’s very own all day music festival on our beautiful riverside playing fields takes place on Saturday 25th July.  We are offering the chance of a Friday to Friday booking so you can check in at your leisure on Friday afternoon (or evening if you’re coming straight from work), have a…

A nature-lover's paradise

June 19, 2015

Now is a great time to visit the North Pennines and enjoy what makes it such a special place: with the landscape filled with wild flowers and breeding birds, it’s a nature-lover’s paradise. Why not come and enjoy it for yourself before the summer holiday season begins and take advantage  of our last minute special…

Last minute availability

May 22, 2015

We still have availability so why not book a last minute escape for the half term holiday – check out our special offers for details of our last minute prices, or check availability here

Blossoms on our pear-tree

May 7, 2015

The weeping pear tree in the corner of the patio at Millstream is now blossoming and the buds on the apple tree behind Naworth are not far behind. Now is a fantastic time to visit the North Pennines – outstandingly, naturally beautiful, and just waiting to be discovered, with young lambs in the fields, song-birds in our gardens, the magical wild…

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