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Private enclosed 0.2 acre garden
Our five friendly alpacas live in the field right next door to the farmhouse
Kitchen / diner
2nd living room
Main living room
Diner / kitchen
Utility room
Double bedroom #1
Twin bedroom #2
Family Bedroom #3
Twin bedroom #4
Twin Bedroom #5
Twin Bedroom #6
Family bedroom #7
Double Bedroom #8
Double bedroom #9
Shower room
BBQ area
Surrounding area
An aerial view of the farmhouse and surrounding area
Milking Parlour living room (Available to book separately)
Milking parlour kitchen (Available to book separately)
Milking parlour bedroom (Available to book separately)
Milking parlour garden (Available to book separately)
Milking parlour patio (Available to book separately)
Milking parlour hot tub (ONLY available when booking the Milking parlour)
Our five friendly alpacas live in the field right next door to the farmhouse
Kitchen / diner
2nd living room

Mark Close Farmhouse, Alston, Cumbria, North Pennines

Sleeps 9 - 20 9 Bedrooms 20 Dining

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 accommodates 20 is within a 15 minute walk from beautiful Alston, with its great pubs, cafes and shops. 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, the Scottish borders and Northumberland's coast and castles.

The property is set in a large garden bordered by mature trees with panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. In the paddock next door to the Farmhouse, we have five very friendly Alpacas. The area remains unspoiled by large traffic queues or intrusive tourism. The town has a beautiful cobbled street with public houses, mini markets, petrol stations, butchers and bakers.

There is additional accommodation for 2 adjacent to the Farmhouse - a small fully equipped one bedroom cottage called Mark Close Milking Parlour. Ideal for a couple who would prefer peace and quiet, the Milking Parlour also has a small hot tub suitable for 4 people at once.

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 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.


Dog Friendly

Up to 4 dogs (under strict control please, surrounded by working farmland). A charge of £20 per dog will apply.


Two ground floor bedrooms (a double and a twin). A bedrail, shower stool and toilet frame are available on request.


WiFi available in all rooms.


Fully equipped kitchen. Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and wood burner. Separate well equipped utility room.

Dining Room

Dining table seating 20 people together in the large kitchen-diner.

Sitting Room

Two sitting rooms, one with wood burner, smart tv, DVD player & smart speaker. The other has a smart tv.

TV and Music Facilities

Two smart freeview televisions, two DVD players and a DAB smart speaker.

Heating and Open Fires

Two wood burners and electric radiators.


Farmhouse: 5 double bedrooms, two of which are family rooms and include a single bed, one is en-suite. 4 twin rooms.


All bed linen and towels are included in price.


Two bathrooms with shower over tub, three shower rooms, one separate toilet.

Children's Facilities

Two high chairs, garden basket swing, various games.


Large enclosed garden with mature trees. Garden basket swing. Charcoal barbecue. Garden benches and chairs. With a neighbouring 1 acre Alpaca field.


Parking for approx 9 medium sized vehicles.


No smoking within the property itself. Outdoor smoking area with ashtrays.

Booking Information

Please enquire for specific rates. Arrival days are Friday & Monday. 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 (Max 4). £100 deposit to secure the booking and balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.

Show Availability

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Mark Close Farmhouse, Alston, Cumbria, North Pennines (sleeps 20)
Mark Close Milking Parlour (sleeps 2)

Please contact the owner for availability dates

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Weekly Price
From £2150
3 Night Weekend
From £1500

Late Deals

July 2024 Late Deals

Our last July weekend dates have been reduced to £2150 for 3 nights from 5th July or the 12th July


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 1/2 mile to the centre of Alston.
  • Spar - 1/2 mile.
  • A selection of 6 pubs/bars situated in Alston which is approximately 1/2 mile.
  • 24 miles to Carlisle North Lakes Airport.45 miles to Newcastle Airport.
  • 20 miles to Penrith train station.
  • Outside Alston House - 1/2 mile.

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