Mark Close Farmhouse, Alston, Cumbria, North Pennines

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Sleeps
9-20
Bedrooms
9
Dining
20
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2016
Property Type: 
Houses
Comfortable holiday farmhouse sleeping 20 in the heart of the North Pennines for family special occasions

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Mark Close Farmhouse, Alston, Cumbria, North Pennines, sleeps 9-20 in 9 bedrooms.

Mark Close Farmhouse which holds 20 lies half a mile beyond the outskirts of Alston. The town is central in the North Pennines and lies on the borders of Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, referred to as 'England's last wilderness', and is also said to be the Highest Market Town in England. The house occupies a fantastic position, central to the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland's coast and castles.

There is additional accommodation for 2 adjacent to the Farmhouse - a small fully equipped one bedroom flat called the Milking Parlour. Ideal for a couple who would prefer peace and quiet.

The property is set in a large garden bordered by mature trees with panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. Before it, lies the site of an ancient Britain fort and behind, the Roman Maiden's Way. The area remains unspoiled by large traffic queues or intrusive tourism. The town has a quaint cobbled street with public houses, butchers, bakers and its own candle maker.

Go for a ride on Alston's narrow-gauge railway, follow Isaac's Tea Trail, browse in the excellent gift shops. There's fishing, riding and golf nearby, as well as Killhope and Nenthead Lead Mining Centres. Follow some of the local ramblers on the Pennine Way. Walk over Crossfell (the highest point in the Pennines) or search for the sources of the four great rivers to which the North Pennines gives rise, the Tyne, the Wear, the Tees and the Eden.

The glorious coast and countryside of Northumberland are within travelling distance as are the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders. There are water sports at Talkin and Keilder Water. Or perhaps some retail therapy in the Metro Centre Gateshead which is only an hour away, one of Europe's largest shopping centres with restaurants, multi-screen cinemas, playland and bowling alley. Alternatively, just stay at home and relax in front of the fire and eat together with family or friends in the farmhouse kitchen.

Facilities

Fully equipped kitchen. Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and wood burner.
Dining tables seating 20 are in the kitchen.
Two sitting rooms, one with wood burner, colour Freeview television and video. The other has a television monitor for games consoles, video and fire.
One Freeview television, one monitor for games consoles, two DVD players and a CD player.
No landline. Internet access via Cybermoor.
There is no games room.
Two wood burners and night storage heaters.
Farmhouse: 4 double bedrooms, two of which are family rooms and include a single bed, one is en suite. 5 twin rooms.
All bed linen and towels are included in price.
Two bathrooms with shower over, one shower room, one bath with shower over, two separate toilets.
Assisted wheelchair user can be accommodated on the ground floor.
Two high chairs.
Large enclosed garden surrounded by mature trees. Charcoal barbecue. Garden benches and chairs.
There is no swimming pool.
Parking for approx. 10 cars.
No smoking in the property.
Up to 3 dogs (under strict control please, sheep country). A charge of £20 per dog will apply.

Location

The Farmhouse is situated on the A689 Brampton Road, 19 miles from the M6 at Penrith, 27 miles from Carlisle, 45 miles from Newcastle and the A1 at Scotch Corner. In the heart of the North Pennines.
Approximately 1 mile to the centre of Alston.
Spar - three quarters of a mile.
Alston House - three quarters of a mile.

Booking Information

Please enquire for specific rates. Changeover day is Friday. Departure time: 10 a.m. Arrival after 4 p.m. A security deposit of £100 is payable on arrival. There is an additional charge of £20 per dog. £100 deposit to secure the booking and balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
Yes
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
Yes

Getting here

Alston
Cumbria
United Kingdom
Penrith train station is 20 miles.
Outside Alston House - three quarters of a mile.
Newcastle Airport is 45 miles.

Rental Rates

PeriodWeekly Price3 Night Weekend
Low season from
1050
800
Mid Season from
1500
950
High Season from
2200
1550
Christmas and New Year
2400

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Mark Close Farmhouse, Alston, Cumbria, North Pennines
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