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7 Nights  

  • £400  to  £600

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Short Breaks From

  • £72 p/night
    Off peak
    (5 night min)
  • £108 p/night
    Peak season
    (5 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    5 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Sunrise Cottage

Sunrise Cottage enjoys spectacular views of the Nent Valley and Nenthead, where there are miles of footpaths begging to be explored by those on two legs and four! The dog-friendly holiday cottage was built from local stone more than 200 years ago and the owners have taken care to ensure guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay. The excellent Miners Arms pub in Nenthead is a twenty minute walk from Sunrise Cottage, where you can enjoy a drink in the beer garden in the summer or a hearty meal and a pint indoors to warm you up after a wintery walk.

At 1,500 feet above sea level, Nenthead is the highest village in England. Now a peaceful place to visit, it was once a thriving mining town that produced enormous quantities of silver and lead. Nenthead was created by Quaker mine owners, and you can learn more about them and the history of the village in the Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre. Not only does the long-distance Pennine Way pass close to Sunrise Cottage, but cyclists can jump on the C2C route which runs through the village.

Sitting in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sunrise Cottage enjoys a more peaceful landscape than the neighbouring Lake District, yet it is easily accessible to the many Lakeland attractions, as well as Northumberland (just two miles from the border) and County Durham (four miles). Alston is only four miles from the cottage. It is a lively market town that claims to be the highest in England, although this title is also claimed by Buxton in the Peak District. Regardless, it has a thriving community and is an excellent place to buy food and drink, including the locally produced cheese. Alston is an attractive town with buildings of more than 400 years old still being in everyday use as shops, cafes and pubs, and a beautiful market cross.

The South Tynedale Railway starts at Alston station and a ride on a heritage steam train is a relaxing way to enjoy the spectacular countryside, with the line stretching 3.5 miles to Lintley in Northumberland. If you are driving, set aside time to savour the drive along the A686 between Alston and Melmerby. It is best on a clear day as the road reaches the dizzying heights of 1,904 feet above sea level at the Hartside Pass where it is possible to see Scotland across the Solway Firth.

You do not have to be a walking enthusiast to thoroughly enjoy a holiday at Sunrise Cottage, merely a lover of natural beauty. The cottage’s peaceful location will aid restful sleep and the large enclosed garden with incredible views is perfect for lazing in the sunshine so, however you choose to spend your days, you will leave refreshed and relaxed.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Andy Elliott & Cat Kilner joined Independent Cottages in October 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

The age of Sunrise Cottage means it has a unique character that is unlike anything you find in modern builds.


  • Living room which is comfortable and unfussy, and exactly the type of place you want to relax after a day walking in the hills. There is a television with DVD player, multi-fuel stove, and a bookcase crammed with books, games and information about the local area for guests to enjoy during their stay.
  • The kitchen/dining room is a homely space with original beams and a wooden latch door that leads to the hallway from which you can access the downstairs shower room. The stone lintel from the original fireplaces makes a wonderful feature, and the dining table looks out over the stunning countryside surrounding the cottage. The kitchen window is the ideal place for watching the deer, birds and dark skies if it's a bit chilly outside!
  • Kitchen which is practical and well-equipped to make your self-catering holiday a simple one, including a dishwasher.
  • Next to the kitchen is a handy porch where you can leave boots and coats to dry.
  • Twin bedroom - a cosy space which is perfect for those who prefer to not climb stairs with two full-sized single beds covered in patchwork quilts. There is a large chest of drawers for storage, as well as a large wardrobe, bedside tables and reading lights. As with the other rooms downstairs, the bedroom has fantastic stone features and exposed beams.
  • Downstairs shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with an elegant king-size four-poster bed with matching chest of drawers, wardrobe and dressing table.
  • Next door is the bathroom with a free-standing rolltop bath, WC and handbasin. This room is accessible from both the landing and the bedroom.

Outside: The secure garden faces both east and south to benefit the most from the daylight hours. It has spectacular uninterrupted views of the Nent Valley, and features a patio area at the top where you can sit and enjoy a barbecue or a peaceful drink. There is private off-street parking.

Additional Information: Up to two, well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. All utilities are included, including fuel for the fireplace, as well as linen and towels. The owner can also provide a cot and highchair if required. A single folding bed is available to sleep a fifth guest for an additional weekly supplement. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. No smoking is allowed in the cottage. The WiFi at the cottage is poor but the views are breathtaking and sure to be a much more enjoyable distraction! All the local pubs provide free WiFi and 4G works well.

Sunrise Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £400
To £600
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
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)7741 483580 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.

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Andy Elliott & Cat Kilner
Member Since October 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 13th May 2022