Luxury Holiday Cottages in Lake District & Cumbria, Alston Art Apartments
  • View from churchyard
  • Millstream & Sowerberry
  • Sowerberry balcony
  • Naworth
  • Sowerberry - dining/kitchen
  • Millstream living room from stairs
  • Naworth - main bedroom
  • The Butts, Alston
  • Alston Town centre
  • MarletCross shop
  • Sunset from Hartside
  • Spring-landscape-Alston-Moor
  • Alston Moor landscape
  • Behind the waterfall at Ashgill
  • Autumn riverside walk - Alston
  • Autumn walk - Alston
  • Pennine winter
  • Alston in Winter
  • Pennine rainbow
  • Sunset S.Tyne Valley

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Alston Art Apartments

The Butts

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Alston Art Apartments


There are 3 cottages at Alston Art Apartments

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    • VisitEngland 4 star

Special Features

Two cottages with balconies
Secluded location in historic rural town
Shops and pubs within 5 minutes walk
Country walks from the doorstep
Artists' materials & binoculars available for hire
Great for groups of 10(max13) when booked together

Property Features (check individual cottages for details)

  • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
  • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
  • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
  • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
  • WiFiWiFi
  • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Walkable pubWalkable pub
  • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles

Stylish self catering in the heart of the North Pennines AONB

Set in a quiet corner of the historic ‘Butts’ area of Alston, these apartment style, two storey cottages have been imaginatively developed by the architect owner and were winners of an Eden District Council Design Award in 2009. The cottages are owner managed and each cottage has its own individual charm and character, incorporating a wealth of attractive features including solid oak floors, exposed beams and many other interesting little details. Each cottage has its own external patio area, one with a mill-race flowing through it, and two cottages have first floor living rooms opening out onto private balconies. The cottages are tastefully furnished with a blend of contemporary and country style furnishings to a very high standard, including paintings and prints by local artists, creating the perfect ambience for a relaxing holiday at any time.

They have been designed to cater in particular for guests with a creative or activity interest, offering the possibility of longer stays in order to develop creative work or to pursue a particular interest. Artists’ materials can be hired at a small extra charge, and binoculars are also available on payment of a refundable deposit.

Sowerberry, the most spacious of the cottages is equipped with enough cooking pots, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc, and with an extendable dining table, to enable group bookings taking two or three cottages to eat and relax there together.

At the heart of the North Pennines ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, Alston is an excellent base to explore this relatively undiscovered and unspoilt area, with its natural landscapes, tumbling waterfalls, and wealth of wildlife. Alston is a market town steeped in history with a good range of individual shops, tea rooms, local crafts, and character inns serving traditional ales and good food. You can forget your car and enjoy many good local walks right on the doorstep, from gentle riverside rambles to challenging hikes across the fells. Local attractions include the South Tynedale Railway and the Hub Museum both run by volunteers, and Killhope lead-mining museum reflecting how the area’s geology has shaped its history.

At the hub of five routes, it is also an ideal centre for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland National Park to the North, Durham City (world heritage site) to the east, beautiful Upper Teesdale to the south-east, the Yorkshire Dales to the south, and the Lake District to the west - all within an hour’s drive.

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