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Watergreens Farm, CA9 3LD Self-Catering holiday Accommodation in Cumbria

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Visiting the North Pennines - our beautifully presented and comfortable self contained accommodation, 'Owl Retreat' is part of a refurbished 1830’s farmhouse situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AoNB). It boasts stunning panoramic views and is in an ideal location for walkers, cyclists or those seeking the tranquility of the countryside and a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The accommodation comprises a bedroom with a double bed and plenty of hanging / storage space.

The bathroom has a spa bath, shower, underfloor heating and towels are provided. The lounge / diner has comfortable leather sofas, dining room table (seating 4), coffee table, TV with freeview, DVD and WIFI.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with small freezer compartment, dish washer and washing machine. A portable BBQ is available upon request for the patio/garden area - an ideal space for relaxing on a lazy summer night whilst enjoying a sun downer.

There is ample secure parking and wheelchair access is not a problem.

We ask guests not to smoke inside and have supplied an ashtray for smoking outside.

We kindly ask all our guests to check in after 1400hrs on the date of arrival and to check out before 1000hrs on the day of departure unless prior arrangements have been made with us.

The town of Alston is within walking distance (1.4 miles). It has a variety of interesting shops, some selling arts and crafts and a Post Office, Chemist, Hardware Store and Bakery. There are several welcoming country pubs offering real ales and some serve food including locally caught trout. For groceries Alston has a Co-op and Spar with an ATM machine for your convenience, open until late.

Alston 18 hole golf course is nearby, green fees are paid by way of an honesty box for players wishing to tee off.

If you fancy a break from walking the (seasonal) South Tynedale Steam Railway is situated in the town on which you can enjoy scenic trips through the South Tyne Valley and the North Pennines.

Fishing (Fly & Coarse) is an activity to be enjoyed with brown trout being a local delicacy. Permits for fly fishing are available in the town. Commercial fishing venues are also available in the area.

The nearest working railway station to Alston is Haltwhistle approx 13 miles away. There are also stations in Penrith (18 miles) and Carlisle (21 miles).

A car is advisable when visiting the area as public transport is limited.

To reserve your stay with us please email: or find us on AirBNB and TripAdvisor.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Here is what our guests have to say about us:

"Amanda and Gareth were absolutely fabulous. Their farm house is a calm relaxing home in the beautiful countryside - just the R&R we needed! The house is lovely - underfloor heating, all the amenities, such a comfy bed! Very kind hosts were the cherry on top. Can not recommend more."

From Oxford, United Kingdom ·

"Our place had an amazing view of the hills and valley. It was very homey and comfortable. Our only regret was that we didn't book a few nights to just unwind and watch the scenery. We will definitely be booking again the next time we pass through. Amanda and Gareth were extremely friendly. The best kind of hosts. For other wheelchair users, the apartment is quite open and accessible."

From London, United Kingdom ·

More Details

Property Manager
Watergreens Farm
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alston in Alston Moor

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spa Bath & Separate Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Watergreens Farm, CA9 3LD Self-Catering holiday Accommodation in Cumbria
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Picturesque winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't rate this place any higher. Remote, with stunning views and within a short drive to Alston. The Owl Retreat was simply stunning. I never wanted to get out of the spa bath. The attention to detail is wonderful. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Rachel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the Summer.
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Amazing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place for a 'Get away from it all break' Superb accommodation, lovely friendly hosts, and stunning landscape. What more could you ask for. The only thing I didnt enjoy was the very wiggly road to get to Alston...I'm terrified of sheer drops on roads...but thats just me! Will definitely be coming back. Thank you. 😍?

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at owl retreat. Amanda greeted us and gave us a tour and told us all the best places to go. We went into the town on her recommendation and really enjoyed it. The cottage is beautiful and very well accommodated. I would definitely recommend and return. Thank you for the added extra to help us celebrate our anniversary :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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would highly recommend....fantastic, cozy accomodation with amazing views and beautiful river walks

  • 5 of 5

Alston is such a beautiful place..highly recommend a visit to The Angel pub which serves lovely home comfort style food...very friendly locals. Amanda and Gareth were fantastic hosts who added a personal touch to help us celebrate our anniversary. Cottage is stunning, equipped with everything you need. looking forward to a longer stay soon x

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the accommodation. It was a pleasure to host you both for your special celebration and we hope to see you back soon.
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Short break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable cottage/ barn conversion . Tea ,coffee ,milk thoughtfully provided.The owners are very accommodating and there if you need them or need anything . Beautiful countryside ,fab for birdwatching / wildlife.

. Would deffinatly go back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very friendly hosts, beautiful cottage with lovely furnishings and great view. Plenty to do locally and very relaxing

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please seek prior permission for pets

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.