Widows Cottage

Alston, North Pennines

You can book this property from:

  • £469 per week
  • £67 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 sofa beds


  • Washing machine


  • Towels not provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC

Important - Please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Widows Cottage is an 18th century detached stone cottage furnished and decorated in a traditional style.  Accessed up a steep gravelled track, the cottage nestles on a hill side with spectacular views overlooking the Tyne Valley across to the North Pennines.  Anyone seeking a romantic getaway should look no further, since it would be hard to beat the peace and tranquillity surrounding this hidden gem.  There are plenty of walks and trails to suit all abilities including a footpath almost at the cottage door onto the Pennine Way leading down into Alston. Renowned for being the highest market town in England, Alston offers a good range of shops and pubs as well as the South Tynedale Steam Railway and the lead mining heritage centre.  This location is excellent for visiting both Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District, which are both only half an hour’s drive. Alston has a golf course and during the winter months a ski slope.

Ground floor - Lounge with multi fuel burning stove, double sofa bed, dining table, TV with Freeview, DVD and free Wi-Fi.  

Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge and washing machine.   

Bathroom with over bath shower and WC.

First floor - Bedroom 1 - Double bed, built in wardrobe. 

Bedroom 2 - Twin beds.

Double Sofa bed in the lounge to sleep plus 2.

Electricity & NSH included.  Starter fuel for stove provided.  Hot water boosted by solar tubes.  Wi-Fi.  Cot and highchair.  Enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue.  Off road parking for 2 cars.  Shops/pubs/cafes 1 mile in Alston.  Duvets with linen - Towel hire available.  Pets welcome @ £15 per pet per week.



Great location for exploring the North East, especially hadrian's wall. Very comfortable for our family of four. Owners live next door and very helpful. Close enough to walk into town but wonderful countryside spot in the middle of farmland. Solar panel hot water heating worked really well - didn't need to top up with the immersion heater at all despite it not being particularly sunny. Loved the wood burning stove

Mrs Sarah L,


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