Visiting the North Pennines - our beautifully presented and comfortable self contained accommodation, 'Owl Retreat' is part of a refurbished 1830’s farmhouse situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AoNB). It boasts stunning panoramic views and is in an ideal location for walkers, cyclists or those seeking the tranquility of the countryside and a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The accommodation comprises a bedroom with a double bed and plenty of hanging / storage space.
The bathroom has a spa bath, shower, underfloor heating and towels are provided. The lounge / diner has comfortable leather sofas, dining room table (seating 4), coffee table, TV with freeview, DVD and WIFI.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with small freezer compartment, dish washer and washing machine. A portable BBQ is available upon request for the patio/garden area - an ideal space for relaxing on a lazy summer night whilst enjoying a sun downer.
There is ample secure parking and wheelchair access is not a problem.
We ask guests not to smoke inside and have supplied an ashtray for smoking outside.
We kindly ask all our guests to check in after 1400hrs on the date of arrival and to check out before 1000hrs on the day of departure unless prior arrangements have been made with us.
The town of Alston is within walking distance (1.4 miles). It has a variety of interesting shops, some selling arts and crafts and a Post Office, Chemist, Hardware Store and Bakery. There are several welcoming country pubs offering real ales and some serve food including locally caught trout. For groceries Alston has a Co-op and Spar with an ATM machine for your convenience, open until late.
Alston 18 hole golf course is nearby, green fees are paid by way of an honesty box for players wishing to tee off.
If you fancy a break from walking the (seasonal) South Tynedale Steam Railway is situated in the town on which you can enjoy scenic trips through the South Tyne Valley and the North Pennines.
Fishing (Fly & Coarse) is an activity to be enjoyed with brown trout being a local delicacy. Permits for fly fishing are available in the town. Commercial fishing venues are also available in the area.
The nearest working railway station to Alston is Haltwhistle approx 13 miles away. There are also stations in Penrith (18 miles) and Carlisle (21 miles).
A car is advisable when visiting the area as public transport is limited.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Here is what our guests have to say about us:
"Amanda and Gareth were absolutely fabulous. Their farm house is a calm relaxing home in the beautiful countryside - just the R&R we needed! The house is lovely - underfloor heating, all the amenities, such a comfy bed! Very kind hosts were the cherry on top. Can not recommend more."
From Oxford, United Kingdom ·
"Our place had an amazing view of the hills and valley. It was very homey and comfortable. Our only regret was that we didn't book a few nights to just unwind and watch the scenery. We will definitely be booking again the next time we pass through. Amanda and Gareth were extremely friendly. The best kind of hosts. For other wheelchair users, the apartment is quite open and accessible."
From London, United Kingdom ·