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7 Nights  

  • £895  to  £1295

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  • £110 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £130 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Salvin House

Salvin House is perfect for your next self-catering holiday in Cumbria. The period stone holiday cottage is in the attractive market town of Alston in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Lake District and unforgettable sights and amazing attractions. It is conveniently within walking distance of shops, cafes and the friendly Cumberland Inn and only a short stroll from the River South Tyne. The current owners lovingly restored the Georgian holiday home to offer a welcoming home-away-from-home for families and friends, sleeping eight people in four bedrooms with accommodation over two levels.

Alston is a historic market town surrounded by gorgeous countryside popular with walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers, and visitors who prefer to tour this area from the comfort of their car. It's a wonderful example of a thriving rural community, boasting a family-run butcher and an excellent fish and chip shop together with five friendly pubs, two supermarkets, and independent shops and tea rooms. Everything you'll need for a relaxed self-catering stay is within a few minutes walk. You only have to cross the road to reach the South Tyne Trail, a long-distance multi-purpose route from Garrigill to Haltwhistle. Other local attractions include the High Force and Ashgill Force waterfalls, the Nenthead Mines, and the Epiacum Roman Fort and visitor's centre.

Further afield, day trips can include seeing Hadrian's Wall, taking a journey on the South Tynedale Railway, learning more about the lead mining industry that helped to shape this landscape at the Killhope Wheel Museum, or driving 40 minutes to beautiful Ullswater to admire the lake from the comfort of a Victorian paddle steamer. Penrith, Carlisle, Gretna Green and the beaches of the Solway Coast are all under an hour's drive, while Newcastle Upon Tyne is not much further.

Salvin House is available for bookings all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Rob Lawson joined Independent Cottages in July 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

Salvin House dates from around 1740 and has retained beautiful period features and the elegant symmetry for which Georgian houses are renowned. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Stylish entrance hallway with decorative mouldings, a chandelier, and a beautiful staircase with a window overlooking the garden. This isn't a rustic miner's cottage but a chic townhouse worth showing off.
  • Living room with a log burner in the inglenook fireplace, shelves holding books and information about the local area, classic leather Chesterfield sofas complementing original oak flooring, and a 50-inch Smart TV with Sky TV channels.
  • Separate dining room with a modern dining table and dining chairs for eight guests. This room also has a fireplace with a flame-effect log burner.
  • Kitchen good enough to have any cook salivating at the prospect of the delicious meals they'll be able to cook. It features a modern range cooker, slow cooker, big American-style fridge/freezer, and plenty of space to store food and prepare meals.
  • Modern shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Utility room with laundry and cleaning facilities.


  • Gold bedroom with a superking (6ft-wide) or two single beds bed, an original decorative fireplace, and ample storage for you to unpack and feel at home.
  • Blue bedroom with a feature stone wall, original decorative fireplace, a kingsized bed and an armchair.
  • Heather bedroom decorated in muted shades of purple, greens and grey to echo the natural colours of Alston Moor. It also has a kingsize bed and antique furniture that fits the house's age and character.
  • Green bedroom with full-sized bunk beds that can sleep either children or adults.
  • Family bathroom with a deep, double-ended bath with a shower overhead, a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The property has a garden and off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bath towels and bed linen are all included. The owner provides an initial supply of logs for the log burner between October and May. Smoking is not permitted.

Salvin House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (1 Superking/Twin, 1 King, 1 Double & 1 Bunk)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £895
To £1295
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7940 501993 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Rob Lawson
Member Since July 2021

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Salvin House Noticeboard

Minimum stay is now 2 nights, with a low nightly rate, plus £100 cleaning fee and £8 per guest per night after the first two guests.

Book now via the website and get 15% off all booking up to the end of February 2022.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Salvin House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022