Widows Cottage, Alston, CA9 3BS

Widows Cottage, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BS, Alston, CA9 3BS, United Kingdom
  based on 1 reviews
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Widow’s Cottage is a charming 18th century cosy stone cottage on the outskirts of Alston on the Pennine Way. Here you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the North Pennines, and a delightfully pretty enclosed garden.

The cottage sleeps four plus two, with one double bedroom, one twin and a double sofa bed in the living room. A cot and highchair are also available. Centrally heated throughout but with a cosy log-burning stove in the living room for those winter days – startup fuel is included.

Bed linen and electric heating are inclusive, and you can hire towels on request at an additional fee.

Pets are welcome to stay at the cottage by prior arrangement.

As Widow’s Cottage is advertised elsewhere, please call us to confirm availability before you book, on 01434 381808.

Widow’s Cottage is a short drive from Alston, the highest market town in Cumbria, which has good amenities including butchers, bakers, general stores and tourist information, a full list of which can be found in the cottage once you arrive. The local pubs in Alston serve an excellent variety of home-cooked food. There is a fish and chip shop, chemist, hardware store and an outdoor shop providing discounted clothing.

The cottage is ideal for local walks or cycling along the river and hillsides with unspoilt panoramic views of moorland and an abundance of wildlife.


1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 Fold-away bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Entertainment
    TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Widows Cottage Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BS, Alston, CA9 3BS, United Kingdom

based on 1 reviews
Deborah B (Pontefract)
Relaxing long weekend and first snow of 2018

As a group of 4 adults and a Labrador we had a very pleasant long weekend in this cosy, comfortable cottage. The well equipped kitchen meant we had no problem cooking meals on 2 evenings and we ate out at the Cumberland Inn, Alston on the other evening, walking the mile back to the cottage in a snow shower - torches required!! Good WiFi and mobile phone signal for those who want/need it The garden is secure for dogs and it was most enjoyable to watch an abundance of birds out of the kitchen window. It is an excellent base for walking and perfectly placed for a half hour drive to Hadrians Wall or many other interesting place in this beautiful area of the country. Friendly owners live just across the yard, but are not at all intrusive. The track to the cottage requires a steady drive, but this has the assurance that you are away from the "rat race"! We would love to return in the not too distant future.

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to have you again. Many Thanks

replied by the owner (11/10/2018 10:13:18 AM)

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 10/2018

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