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Whitlow Farmhouse

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972457)

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    • “Perfect for our family weekender”
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    • “Wow...what a amazing place. Lovely and inviting. Enough space for all. We spent most of our time in kitchen/dining room all together and the kids in the living room. We came in March and although the weather wasn't great it was a good place to be as we were all together, we liked having a table that sat all 9 of us...we usually have to feed kids then the adults. Lovely village nearby. Bedrooms were a good size and we had the choice of 3 bathrooms, so no queuing for the shower. I liked the separation of utility area to the rest of the house...wet dogs had somewhere to dry off and a place for dirty shoes. I wish we could have stayed longer and would love to come back for longer and hopefully better weather. My brother spoke with farmer/owner who was very friendly and chatty.”

    Mumafish, April 2017

    • “Excellent views and lovely house we were very well looked after highly recommend.”
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    • “Lovely welcoming house the owner really looked after us. The views were lovely very quiet and peaceful. Only 2 miles from alston which is within walking distance. Will definitely be coming back.”

    Ourneet, Doncaster, United Kingdom, October 2013

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    • “This old farmhouse was full of character and we all enjoyed staying there. We wanted a house that would house a large group of friends for a weekend get together and this was perfect. The house was lovely and warm, there was plenty of space for all of us and three bathrooms meant there was never any queuing. The kitchen was well equipped though we did tell Mr Edgar that we could do with a few more wine glasses! The weather was wet and soggy but we walked down the Pennine way to Alston and enjoyed a meal in a friendly pub.”

    Mrs Kay, Wakefield, November 2018

    • “The cottage was lovely but needed some TLC. It was clean Cosy and warm. Then the problems started!!! The upstairs toilet started to leak,Mr Edgar came to mend it but made it worse, this was Monday, Tuesday the water was coming through the ceiling,pans everywhere to catch the water. He came again and this time had to turn the water to the toilet off. The bath tap actually turned on it's axis,you had to hold the tap itself. Later that evening the gas pressure went down,we thought it was the calor bottle so asked him to change it. He said it wasn't,we had to managed with one burner. He also told us he had the parts for the toilet and he would come and mend it!!! That was the last we saw of him until leaving on Friday morning,he said he would mend the toilet that day,and knew about the problems with the cooker. Not a lot of good for us. Such a shame as it was so beautiful there.”

    Mrs Carter, Nottingham, April 2018

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  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
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The Property

Whitlow Farmhouse is a substantial home away from home ideal for large groups or 2 or 3 families holidaying together. Surrounded by open countryside with walking from the door and on the border of Cumbria and Northumberland makes the location perfect for exploring both counties.
Alston is the highest market town in England and 5 miles from the former mining village of Nenthead. Just over a half hour drive is Penrith and nearby Ullswater the northern most lake. Hexham with its market town and abbey and of course Hadrian’s Wall are all easily accessible. Alston can be reached from Penrith, following the A686, listed as one of the “AA’s 10 best drives in the world”, alternatively from the north and the east travel alongside Hadrian’s Wall and drive through Alston, used to film Oliver Twist with Julie Walters and Michael Kitchen, and admire the cobbled streets and local shops. From the east you will drive through the old mining villages passing Killhope, a former lead mine that does underground tours, this is indeed an area of not only outstanding natural beauty but is steeped in history.
Whitlow Farmhouse is a former detached farmhouse located 3 miles west of Alston and is within a five minute walk from Epiacum Roman Fort. Furnished and equipped to a high standard the house is sure to appeal to groups looking for a base to catch up and recharge their batteries or 2 or 3 families holidaying together. The River Tyne is 2.5 miles and the owners can arrange fishing for a small charge on the stretch between Alston and Knarsdale.
The farmhouse is oil centrally heated and comprises:

Sitting room with Sky+, TV and DVD player.
Open plan dining room/kitchen with gas range cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, dining table for 4 people and dining room with seating for 8 people.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer leading to a shower room with hand basin and WC.
Shower room with hand basin and WC.

First floor: Double bedroom.
Two family bedrooms with double and single bed.
Twin bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Bathroom with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included.
Cot and highchair available.
Ample private parking.
Large garden with garden furniture.
Fishing available


Across two floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x Double bedroom, 2 x family bedrooms (each with single and double beds), 1 x Twin Bedroom, 1 x Single Bedroom. Bathroom, featuring Basin, WC and Shower. Sitting Room. Open plan kitchen and dining room. Utility Room. Additional Shower Room with basin and WC.


  • Oil Central heating
  • Gas range cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Sky+, DVD Player
  • Oil and electric included
  • Ben linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Plenty of off-road parking available
  • Pets allowed (total of two), sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, Pub 3 miles
  • Notes: Max 11 adults.

Regional Information

ALSTON Melmerby 8 miles; Penrith 18 miles; Stanhope 20 miles; Hexham 23 miles; Carlisle 29 miles; Barnard Castle 30 miles. Alston is set in the North Pennines in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by a unique landscape of moorland, hills, rivers and waterfalls, and is England's highest market town. This intriguing town, with its cobbled streets and fascinating nooks and crannies, was the location for ITV's productions of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist. Alston and the North Pennines have long inspired artists and writers; the poet and writer W H Auden loved the area and today Alston is an inspiration to the craftspeople who live and work there. There is a host of unusual shops in the town including quality crafts and galleries. Take a ride on one of the lovingly-restored steam and diesel engines through the beautiful scenery of the South Tyne valley on the South Tynedale Railway which is currently being extended and will run from Alston through to Slaggyford from 2017. The River Tyne is also noted as one of the finest salmon rivers in England and day-ticket fishing is available locally. The North Pennines used to be one of the wealthiest lead mining centres in Europe, and the Killhope Lead Mining Museum offers a great family day out with interactive exhibitions. With the drive along the A686 recognised by the AA as one of the world's best drives, and northern Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland, all within easy reach, this makes a superb base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season