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17th Centuary Grade 2 Listed Town House. Circa 1611



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
House in Alston, Nr. Penrith, Cumbria, England - Close To The Pennine Way, The Lakes And Hadrians Wall

The property dates back to 1611, and retains the traditional stone walls, open log fires and wooded beamed ceilings throughout the property. It is close to the town centre with stunning views to the front, and the property is in a conservation area with outstanding scenery. It comprises of a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms with 2 en-suites, a cellar bar with snooker table and karaoke, a large telescope for amazing stargazing and a sauna, for those who love to relax.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

Hi, I am Alan. I'm a retired jeweller. I have owned Granville House since 2006 and can suggest lots of good places to visit and things to do around the area.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

This are first year at letting our property , and we welcome any comments from our guests.
Apr 2015
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1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Characterful Period Cottage- beautifully presented

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family weekend in this lovely property. Located in the heart of the village with fabulous views over open countryside. The agent had a roaring fire going for our arrival and was extremely helpful. The cellar bar/games room was fantastic and the family loved the karaoke! I would definitely recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I bought the property as it is in an area of natural beauty. Its history goes back to 1611, with its low beamed ceilings, traditional stone walls and open fires .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : 5 pubs at 20 Metres Nearest Golf : alston at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 20 Kilometres Nearest Ski : alston at 5 Kilometres


Newcastle Airport one hour . In summer Daily bus service to Penrith and Keswick . o.a.p.Travel passes excepted. Hexham , Durham , Newcastle only an hours drive away .


River Walks, The Pennine Way, the Tyne Valley Railway , Nature Trails and Roman Camp, are all very close by. The lead mines of Nenthead and Killope are nearby , along with Hadrians Wall, High Force , and Castles. The Lakes approx. 20 miles . The A68 is listed by the AA as one of the Worlds best Drives. Alston itself , Having its Cobbled Streets has been the location of The Charles Dickens Films .

Further Details:

Alston has 2 supermarkets, 2 garages, A Greengrocers , Butchers, Bakery, fish and Chips, Curry Take Away , Gift and Antique Shops. 5 Pub/hotels , 2 cafes . Etc. All Within a short Walking Distance .


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
2 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
16 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
5 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Check in Date after 3.00 p.m Check out Date. By 10.00 a.m. £200.00 Deposit . 1st. Payment due 60 days prior . 2nd Payment due 14 days prior. Late Bookings accepted .

Changeover Day:
Check in Date after 3.00 pm. Checkout Date by 10. a.m.

Notes on prices:
Security Deposit £200. 1st payment 60 days prior then 2nd payment 14 days prior.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 19-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Relax in our sauna or go for a good walk with beautiful scenery. Enjoy a delicious meal cooked in The Aga then settle down in front of our fantastic log fire. Our cellar bar and games room has an open fire where you can enjoy a relaxing drink or stargaze on a clear evening from our balcony. Relax outdoors with a stunning view while you make your own food with our very own wood fired pizza oven. Fancy a venture out? There are pubs and shops just 5 minutes away.

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Satellite / Cable


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite Bathroom to bedroom1 with bath /Shower over and wc . En-Suite bathroom in Master bedroom with washbasin , wc , Separate Shower . Sauna . Bar/Games room separate wc and washbasin .


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Twin Beds . Bedroom 2 with Double Bed . Bedroom 3 with King Size Bed . Master Bedroom with king size bed and Sauna .


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: Property is on 4 floors with 3 bedrooms on 3rd floor and 1 bedroom on 4th. Floor. Outside: Garden/Patio at rear of property. Amazing Night Skies. On a Clear Night Stargaze on The Balcony. Telescope Provided. Alston is an area of Natural Beauty , with Stunning Hill and River Views at the Rear Of the Property . Utility Room: Sink. Washing machine/drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Linen, Towels, and Bedding Provided. Cot ,high chair by request. Other: 2 Cellars . One with Bar and Games Room. Music , Karoake. Darts, Bar Football, and Snooker/pool Table. Open Coal/ Log fire . Celler 2 with Oven . wc. Leading to Garden/Patio . B.B.Q.area.

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