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Lantern House

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972343)

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  • Games Room
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The Property

Alston Townhouse is located in Alston close to the Eden Valley and Northumberland borders. Alston Townhouse provides a contemporary style accommodation over three floors for all the family, with lounge, playroom and four bedrooms the Alston cottage would be suitable for a family holiday for those wanting to explore the Northern Pennines.
Alston is steeped in history and was featured in the filming of Oliver Twist, starring Julie Walters, due to its characterful cobbled streets and period architecture. Local attractions include the South Tynedale narrow gauge railway and Killhope Water Wheel both located nearby. It has numerous nature walks to explore the surrounding landscapes, rivers, waterfalls, woodlands and wildlife. Alston Townhouse is a four storey period townhouse dating from the 17th Century located in the conservation area of Alston overlooking the cobbled Front Street, Market Place and Market Cross with amenities on the doorstep, the townhouse provides ideal holiday accommodation for families or groups with spacious accommodation over four floors. The townhouse is decorated and furnished in a contemporary style.
The gas centrally heated cottage comprises:
Ground floor: Study with work station and free Wi-Fi.
Lounge overlooking the Market Place wall mounted flat screen television.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, WC and hand basin.
First Floor:Kitchen/dining room equipped with oven, glass ceramic hob, microwave, two fridges, dishwasher and dining area overlooking the Front Street and Market Place.
Children’s playroom with games, wall mounted flat screen television and DVD player.

Second Floor: Double bedroom.
Small double bedroom.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

Third Floor: Double bedroom.
Bunk bedroom with occasional use children's Z-bed.
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels are provided.
Free Wi-Fi
Off street unreserved parking in the Market Place.
Please note at the time of booking if you would require the children's Z-bed.
Cot and highchair available.


Over four floors: Four bedrooms: 2 x second floor double, bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. 1 x third floor double, 1 x third-floor children's bunks, bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor: Sitting room, utility room and study. First floor: Kitchen with dining area. Games room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Oven with glass-ceramic hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • 2 x smart view TVs, DVD player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels, cot and highchair available on request, off-street unreserved parking
  • Shop and pub 5 min walk
  • Note: Max 8 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:

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