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7 Nights See prices

  • £450  to  £500

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Short Breaks From

  • £64 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £71 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Sunrise Cottage

Sunrise Cottage is a dog-friendly, old farmhouse perched high on the side of the Nent valley. A characterful stone building more than 200 years old, it enjoys spectacular views, dark skies, and almost total peace and quiet. There is a large private garden and orchard, with plenty of room to sit out and eat in the warmer months. Red squirrels and deer can sometimes be seen from the garden or kitchen window, along with our small flock of chickens and ducks.

Nenthead, the highest village in England at 1500 feet above sea level, is a pleasant twenty minute walk away. Once a thriving mining town which produced huge quantities of lead, it is now a small outpost of civilisation in the high moors. There is a small shop with most essentials, as well as the Hive, a converted chapel which now functions as a cafe and arts centre. Walking around the area you will see many of the old mine entrance portals with their characteristic dry stone arches, popular with mine explorers. For the less adventurous, the Nenthead Mines centre runs tours of the underground and surface workings.

The area is covered with footpaths and bridleways, and is fantastic for walking, mountain biking and road cycling. The C2C cycling route passes through the village, the Pennine way is only a couple of miles away, and the local passes such as Hartside and Killhope attract cyclists and drivers from miles away. Far quieter than the nearby lake district, one can walk or cycle for hours without seeing another soul. Almost every corner opens up into another huge vista, tree-lined gulleys hide scenic waterfalls, hay meadows full of wildflowers fill the lower valleys.

Close by is the small town of Alston which has several pubs, shops, and small supermarkets. The northern Lake District, High Force waterfall, Hadrian's Wall, and the delightful town of Hexham are all within an hour's drive; and all will take you through some of the most scenic roads in the country.

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
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

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, there is a supplement of £20 per dog to cover additional cleaning costs. All utilities are included, including fuel for the fireplace, as well as linen, towels and WiFi. 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.

Sunrise Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 22nd Mar 2024 - Thu, 5th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £350

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 6th Sep 2024 - Thu, 12th Dec 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £270 | 4 nights: £315

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Andy Elliott & Cat Kilner
Member Since October 2021

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Sunrise Cottage Noticeboard

Our calendar is now open for Christmas 2023 and into 2024!  We've changed our pricing so that we're cheaper over the holiday periods, because we don't think it's fair to charge people more just because the schools are off. Two simple prices, £500 for the week from Easter to September, and £450 the rest of the time.You can book directly via the website or drop us a line!

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Sunrise Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024