country walking Alston in Lake District

Self-catering holiday cottages near Alston to rent

Alston is a small market town in the North Pennines, Nenthead Mines Heritage Centreis close by and Hadrian's Wall is only 25 miles. The town over looks the Nent valley and one of England’s highest villages, Nenthead, at over 1400 feet. Superb walking country - including the Pennine Way - family and dog-friendly holidays await in self-catering cottages.

For many, the Lake District is the perfect place for you, your family and your dog to explore and enjoy. Many self-catering cottages, houses and lodges, as well as caravans and camping sites welcome dogs, and you’ll find pet post ties and bowls of water in plentiful supply in the towns and villages throughout the Lake District.

All the Lake District asks of you is that you act responsibly, bring plenty of doggie waste bags and dispose of all dog mess responsibly in litter bins. Remember, it’s those who hang their plastic bags irresponsibly from trees or walls who not only spoil the facility for everyone else, but threaten wildlife and make the area look unsightly!

Sunrise Cottage Alston Cumbria

Sunrise Cottage, Cumbria

Sleeps: 4 (+ baby/small child) 2 bedrooms (four poster bed), 2 bathrooms. Alston. Pet friendly self-catering cottage for rent. Pennine Way walkers welcome and real log fire awaits!

Viisit the North Pennines and Lake District at the same time! Wonderful pet friendly cottage sleeps 4. Alston is a market town steeped in history, with stone buildings and cobbled streets dating back to the 17th century. The Pennine Way passed through Alston. You will find local shops for all...

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Exterior | Isaac’s Byre, Garrigill, nr. Alston

Issac's Byre, Cumbria

Pet friendly holiday in Garrigill, near Alston with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

A converted barn with a Green Tourism award nestled in the picturesque Tyne Valley. Close to the Pennine Way and C2C cycle route.

  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Customers Choice 2015
  • Rural Location
  • Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • North Pennines
  • Green Scheme
  • Cottages4you
  • Open Plan
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
  • Customers Choice
  • Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
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Staying in Cumbria and shopping!

Shopping in the Lake District, like anywhere in the UK, takes on a different perspective as each season progresses. And with there being so many unique, owner-managed shops in Cumbria, you will have the option of four choices for unusual and different gifts throughout the year. For example, the vast range of seasonal Spring products on offer in garden centres will be vastly different to those on offer during Summer, Autumn and Winter. There are visitors who purposefully take late Autumn and early Winter breaks to make sure they are in the region for Christmas shopping to ensure their Christmas shopping list can produce something different for family and friends.

Gateshead Metro centre is just over an hour form Alston for the serious retailer holidaying in The North Pennines!

And with the longer nights drawing in, the emphasis in the Lake District shifts slightly away from the great outdoors to a more cultured and heritage-orientated outlook. There are a multitude of annual themed events and festivals held during the off-season months, varying from theatre and the arts, to food and drink. You have the total freedom to take part as much or as little as you wish.

But one thing that won’t change, irrespective of when you visit the Lake District, is the warm Cumbrian welcome you’ll receive.