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Superb walking base in historic village Apt. No. 6

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.SuperhostCumbria, England, United Kingdom
Entire apartment
hosted by Skip
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire apartment hosted by Skip
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
10 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Skip is a Superhost
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A lovely ground floor apartment in the historic village of Alston - a beautiful place to escape to. Located in an AONB between the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall makes it a wonderful base. Close to National Trails it’s perfect for walkers and cyclists, whilst heritage and steam railway enthusiasts will enjoy our local history. Lovers of dark starlit skies will be delighted. Apt. No. 6 is comfortable and peaceful situated just a 2 minute walk from Alston’s cobblestone centre.

The space
Apartment No. 6 is built from local stone, located in a quiet cul-de-sac it is self-contained with its own private entrance and parking. It sleeps one or two couples and is furnished in a contemporary country style with bespoke soft furnishings. Our comfortable apartment benefits from being on one level whilst having views to the Pennine fells. There is superb attention to detail throughout and during your stay you will find ample towels, quality toiletries, a selection of local produce and complementary tea and coffee. Outside there is a secluded garden, private parking and views of the stunning North Pennines. The apartment is particularly suited to couples having two king size beds. It is open all year including Christmas and New Year when we decorate for the festive season and include a seasonal welcome hamper. We particularly welcome walkers. We speak Dutch, Flemish, French and German.

LOUNGE
Furnished with quality English furniture the lounge is light and airy during the day. For cosy evenings it has a feature fireplace and is equipped with a 40” TV. Beautifully warm and insulated this is the place to relax in the evening with a book from the shelves, a board game from the trunk or why not plan your next day’s adventures. FREE Wi-Fi. Mobile phone signal good.

KITCHEN
Apt. No. 6 has a spacious country kitchen with an oak dining table. It is fully equipped for long or short stays and benefits from a dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric induction hob and double oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. We provide tea, sugar, coffee and starter provisions including kitchen roll. Tea towels are supplied along with cleaning supplies, hand soap, washing up liquid, a vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron. The property is professionally cleaned after every visitor and all linen, towels and bed linen are refreshed.

BEDROOMS
Both the bedrooms overlook the private garden and are quiet. The larger bedroom has a continental King size bed with a luxurious Hypnos mattress, matching European oak furniture, mirror, bespoke book trough, hanging space and a towel warmer. The second bedroom has a King size bed with an English cherry wood dressing table and drawer cabinet and has William Morris soft furnishings. Both bedrooms have a Sunrise System dawn simulator for gentle awakening.

BATHROOM
Clean and warm the bathroom is tiled throughout with a power shower over the bath. There is a mirror with light and shaver point. The airing cupboard keeps your towels warm and fresh and here you will find the First Aid kit and emergency toiletry spares. We also provide toilet rolls, quality toiletries and soap.

OUTSIDE
Parking (for two cars) is directly in front of the ground floor apartment with private use of the garden to the rear of that apartment. Chairs available. Bicycle and equipment storage available on request.

ACCESS and GUEST INTERACTION
Ideal for retired visitors the apartment is on one level indoors – it has two small entrance steps. Generally the key is available from the secure key lock box located at the property. The owners are local and happy to assist with any queries. A comprehensive information folder is located in the lounge and we provide contact and check out information.

Guest access
Entire self contained ground floor apartment and private garden to rear of property.

Other things to note
Parking is for two cars to the left of the property. Please keep access clear. Directions and access instructions emailed on booking confirmation.
Mobile signal is generally good. WiFi is free.
Alston has most services including two hairdressers, two garages, taxi services, a fish and chip shop and lots of pubs and restaurants.
A lovely ground floor apartment in the historic village of Alston - a beautiful place to escape to. Located in an AONB b…
A lovely ground floor apartment in the historic village of Alston - a beautiful place to escape to. Located in an AONB between the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall makes it a wonderful base. Close to National Trails it’s perfect for walkers and cyclists, whilst heritage and steam railway enthusiasts will enjoy our local history. Lovers of dark starlit skies will be delighted. Apt. No. 6 is comfortable and peaceful situated just a 2 minute walk from Alston’s cobblestone centre.

The space
Apartment No. 6 is built from local stone, located in a quiet cul-de-sac it is self-contained with its own private entrance and parking. It sleeps one or two couples and is furnished in a contemporary country style with bespoke soft furnishings. Our comfortable apartment benefits from being on one level whilst having views to the Pennine fells. There is superb attention to detail throughout and during your stay you will find ample towels, quality toiletries, a selection of local produce and complementary tea and coffee. Outside there is a secluded garden, private parking and views of the stunning North Pennines. The apartment is particularly suited to couples having two king size beds. It is open all year including Christmas and New Year when we decorate for the festive season and include a seasonal welcome hamper. We particularly welcome walkers. We speak Dutch, Flemish, French and German.

LOUNGE
Furnished with quality English furniture the lounge is light and airy during the day. For cosy evenings it has a feature fireplace and is equipped with a 40” TV. Beautifully warm and insulated this is the place to relax in the evening with a book from the shelves, a board game from the trunk or why not plan your next day’s adventures. FREE Wi-Fi. Mobile phone signal good.

KITCHEN
Apt. No. 6 has a spacious country kitchen with an oak dining table. It is fully equipped for long or short stays and benefits from a dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric induction hob and double oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. We provide tea, sugar, coffee and starter provisions including kitchen roll. Tea towels are supplied along with cleaning supplies, hand soap, washing up liquid, a vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron. The property is professionally cleaned after every visitor and all linen, towels and bed linen are refreshed.

BEDROOMS
Both the bedrooms overlook the private garden and are quiet. The larger bedroom has a continental King size bed with a luxurious Hypnos mattress, matching European oak furniture, mirror, bespoke book trough, hanging space and a towel warmer. The second bedroom has a King size bed with an English cherry wood dressing table and drawer cabinet and has William Morris soft furnishings. Both bedrooms have a Sunrise System dawn simulator for gentle awakening.

BATHROOM
Clean and warm the bathroom is tiled throughout with a power shower over the bath. There is a mirror with light and shaver point. The airing cupboard keeps your towels warm and fresh and here you will find the First Aid kit and emergency toiletry spares. We also provide toilet rolls, quality toiletries and soap.

OUTSIDE
Parking (for two cars) is directly in front of the ground floor apartment with private use of the garden to the rear of that apartment. Chairs available. Bicycle and equipment storage available on request.

ACCESS and GUEST INTERACTION
Ideal for retired visitors the apartment is on one level indoors – it has two small entrance steps. Generally the key is available from the secure key lock box located at the property. The owners are local and happy to assist with any queries. A comprehensive information folder is located in the lounge and we provide contact and check out information.

Guest access
Entire self contained ground floor apartment and private garden to rear of property.

Other things to note
Parking is for two cars to the left of the property. Please keep access clear. Directions and access instructions emailed on booking confirmation.
Mobile signal is generally good. WiFi is free.
Alston has most services including two hairdressers, two garages, taxi services, a fish and chip shop and lots of pubs and restaurants.
A lovely ground floor apartment in the historic village of Alston - a beautiful place to escape to. Located in an AONB between the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall makes it a wonderful base. Close to National…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

First aid kit
Iron
Smoke alarm
Fire extinguisher
TV
Wifi
Essentials
Hangers
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

4.92 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
4.92 (13 reviews)

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Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Alston is a special place to escape to, a small town of beautiful Cumbrian stone buildings, fantastic scenery as its backdrop and a fascinating history. From Apt. No. 6 you are a short walk from Alston’s collection of artisan shops, its post office, pharmacy, supermarkets, pubs and cafes. There is an excellent and friendly Tourist Information Centre at Town Foot, a Town Hall with occasional entertainment and films, a steam railway, heritage museum and Roman Fort site. Nearby there are lead mining visitor centres with events and on your travels you will see a large variety of birds and wildlife. In addition to the fabulous walking and cycling (C2C route) most outdoor activities are available locally including coarse and salmon fishing, ski-ing, canoeing, horse riding and field sports. This is a superb location for walkers since it is on the Pennine Way, Isaac’s Tea Trail and many other popular routes. It is a scenic drive to the Lake District, Northumberland National Park, Hadrians Wall, spectacular moorland, historic market towns and the dramatic High Force waterfall in Teesdale. We recommend the Alston Wholefood Store which is open 7 days a week and has local produce and an excellent delicatessen and the pharmacy with its friendly knowledgeable staff. Lots of local information is provided at Apt. No. 6 for you to browse at your leisure.
Alston is a special place to escape to, a small town of beautiful Cumbrian stone buildings, fantastic scenery as its backdrop and a fascinating history. From Apt. No. 6 you are a short walk from Alston’s collec…

Hosted by Skip

Joined in March 2019
  • 13 Reviews
  • Superhost
  • 13 Reviews
  • Superhost
Skip has lived and worked locally for 20 years, she's an illustrator and writer. She enjoys walking, gardening and travelling. You will always find plenty of books at our properties because she loves to read. Together with her partner Skip has travelled widely but considers this part of the world to be one of the most beautiful locations. They both love this unspoilt area because the air is clean, the roads are empty and the people kindly.
Skip has lived and worked locally for 20 years, she's an illustrator and writer. She enjoys walking, gardening and travelling. You will always find plenty of books at our propertie…
During your stay
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Skip is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets