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Apartment No. 6

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7 Nights See prices

  • £400  to  £850

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £110 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking

About Apartment No. 6

Apartment No. 6 is a light and airy holiday home in an ideal location for walkers and visitors wishing to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The apartment sleeps four people in two bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and one with a European superking. Built from local quarried stone, the self catering apartment blends harmoniously with its surroundings in a quiet part of the Cumbrian market town of Alston. The property is within walking distance of several cafés, pubs, two supermarkets, a delicatessen and a wide range of other amenities. Alston Moor is part of an AONB and this ground floor holiday apartment has beautiful views from the living room, kitchen and gardens. Apartment No. 6 is completely self contained with its own entrance and private outdoor space, it is ideal for couples or solo walkers.

Alston is high ground heaven for walkers, cyclists, artists, bird watchers and nature lovers. The sight of the ever-changing North Pennine skyline provides a daily inspiration for guests to get out and explore not only the Pennine Way but also along Hadrian’s High Way, Isaac’s Tea Trail, the South Tyne Trail, Wainwrights Pennine Journey and the Alston Packhouse trail which are all nearby. You don’t have to be a seasoned hillwalker or mountain biker to take advantage of some of the shorter trails and walks from the door around this historically interesting country town. Fishing, canoeing and kayaking are also available with the South Tyne, Eden, Tees and Wear rivers nearby. Touring by car for days out is another popular way to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Follow the A686 from Penrith to Corbridge (considered one of the top ten great drives by AA Magazine) via Hartside Top for breathtaking views. Classic car enthusiasts frequently congregate at South Tynedale Steam Railway or the Epiacum Roman Fort site café in Alston both of which are convenient refreshment points for this beautiful touring route.

Day trips could include scenic drives to Carlisle, Penrith, Hexham, Barnard Castle, Durham and Gretna Green. For guests wishing to discover new areas why not explore the North Pennines, Britain’s first European Geopark or Northumberland's many attractions with the Northumberland border just four miles away. A pleasant and quiet drive across the moors into Teesdale offers a beautiful yet accessible wild landscape which will lead you to High Force, England’s biggest waterfall. A visitor centre and café is nearby and many circular walks. The Lake District is also within an hour with superb views of the majestic Lakeland Fells and attractions that include the houses of Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth to name but a few writers and artists who made Cumbria their home.

Cumbria has also become famous for its local produce with a wealth of restaurants, local breweries and outstanding cafés to relax in whilst sampling excellent food and views. The county hosts a calendar of year round events including exhibitions at Rheged in Penrith, arts, craft & produce fairs in Alston, Christmas markets, agricultural shows and fell running weekends at Grasmere. Alston welcomes walkers and even has its own outdoor equipment shop. You’ll find all you need to plan your holiday itinerary at the information centre in Alston Town Hall.

Apartment No. 6 welcomes guests all year round with short breaks usually available.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Hilary Park joined Independent Cottages in June 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

Apartment No. 6 is a ground floor property with a private entrance and garden.

  • Comfortable living room with a decorative fireplace, views of Cross Fell, a Smart TV, books and board games. Put your feet up and watch a film or spread out a map to plan the following day’s route.
  • Modern oak kitchen/diner with high-quality appliances an excellent provision of utensils, equipment, plates, glasses and cutlery for cooking and serving meals for four people. The rustic dining table benefits from views over the garden towards the surrounding fells, and will be the setting for many memorable meals. The owners provide a welcome pack.
  • Each bedroom has a king or super-king bed with a quality mattress, bedside cabinets, hanging space and a chest of drawers. Both rooms overlook the private garden and are tastefully decorated in the English Arts & Crafts style with solid wood furniture and co-ordinating soft furnishings.
  • Bathroom with a bath and a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The apartment has a private garden enclosed by a hedge, with seating so you can enjoy the long summer evenings and the morning sunshine. There is off-street parking outside the apartment for two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, free WiFi, bed linen, tea towels and bath towels are all included. Short breaks possible year round. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Guests wishing to travel to Alston on public transport or walkers do get in touch with the owners for local lift arrangements. The owners speak French, German, Flemish and Dutch. Cycle, ski-ing or sport equipment storage available.

Apartment No. 6 Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 8th Jun 2024 - Sat, 31st Aug 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £330 | 4 nights: £440 | 5 nights: £550 | 6 nights: £660

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sun, 1st Sep 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £200 | 3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £400 | 5 nights: £500 | 6 nights: £550
Additional Notes: Email for walker and reduced occupancy reductions.

7 Nights

2 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (2 King Size)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Hilary Park
Member Since June 2021

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Apartment No. 6 Noticeboard

Summer is almost upon us with long, light evenings, swifts on the wing. Fantastic walking in the North Pennines, Cumbria and Northumberland National Park - all close to Apartment No. 6. Email for special offers on short two person breaks. Discounts for walkers and nature watchers, do email.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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Apartment No. 6 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th May 2024
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