The North Pennines and Our Cottages

This page will provide you with local information on the areas where our cottages are located

Haltwhistle Area

Haltwhistle has a lot to offer visitors. Here you can stock up on supplies from local grocery stores to take to your holiday cottage, visit the tourist information centre, leisure centre, independent shops or one of its numerous pubs, cafes and eateries. Newcastle is 50 minutes away by car for those wanting to explore the city, shop, for the extensive nightlife and Historic Carlisle is only 35 minutes by car.

Haltwhistle known as the Centre of Britain is steeped in history, thousands of visitors come each year to take a trip back in time and visit the historic sites and museums, including Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda, House Steads and the Sill.

We have cottages located in 3 villages surrounding Haltwhistle. 

Greenhead

Coanwood 

Approximately 5 minutes from Haltwhitsle on the 68, set in beautiful rolling countryside with unspoiled views. 

Coanwood attracts numerous visitors throughout the year purely for The Old South Tyne Railway Trail which runs all the way from Haltwhiste to Alston and passes right through Coanwood. This trail is suitable for all ages and abilities, you can walk it or bike it. There is a car park for people wanting to travel to the area by car and set off from here. A few minutes along the trail is Lambley Viaduct, which must be seen to be believed. The views from the top are simply stunning and you can follow the trail down underneath the viaduct where you an get to the river edge and skim stones from the bank. 

The Wallace Arms (real ale pub) is a short walk from Coanwood down the trail towards Featherstone, perfect for if you want to leave the car behind at your cottage.  

Park Village 



Haltwhistle Area

Alston Area 

Alston is truly an amazing area will so much to offer, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, the South Tyne Railway and Yad Moss Ski Slope to name just a few. For those who enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling, the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast Route runs right through Alston. The rolling countryside with unspoiled panoramic views of moorland is home to an abundance of wildlife and some amazing natural beauties including Ashgill waterfall. 

The area is close to the borders of Durham, Northumberland and is a gateway into the Lake District making this an ideal base to get out and explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Alston

Alston is the highest market town in England and boast good local amenities. It has many independent shops, eateries, cafes and pubs, including Saddlers Baker which makes fresh bread and baked good from scratch, Alston House which serves delicious home cooked meals made using locally sourced produce and the Cane workshop which sells award winning Jams and Chutneys. From the outdoor clothing shop, where you can stock up on supplies to the fish and chip shop where you can grab a tasty treat, there is plenty to do in Alston. 

Garrigill 

Nenthead

Alston Area

Weardale Area

We have holiday cottages in 4 Weardale villages. 

Newhouses

St Johns Chapel 

Ireshopburn 

Cowshill

Weardale Area

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