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


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf


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


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • 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 at an additional charge.



Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Widows Cottage Access Statement

Access is via a steep, rough gravel track climbing up ¼ mile from A686.

On arrival, easy gravel parking for 2 cars inside gated yard behind cottage.

Alston – Small town is 1 mile away, either by car or walk down “Wardway” an old drovers route.

Parking outside entrance door.

Front door entrance – 750mm wide, over a 2-inch threshold step into a small hallway.

Bathroom to left with restricted access 600mm wide and now suitable for a wheelchair. Clearance in front of loo restricted to 400mm by bath. Shower by stepping into bath.

Sitting room with ground floor sofa bed, through 730mm doorway to right.

Kitchen opens from far side of sitting room through 620mm doorway. All worktops at 925mm.

Two small bedrooms above up narrow carpeted stairway with handrails. 6’ double bed in one room and two 6’ singles in the other.

Outside is an inner garden with lawn and flagstones, enclosed for dogs. Outer garden for car parking, BBQ, lawn under trees on bank