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Windy Hall

Alston - Cumbria

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"Take in the stunning views across the Pennines at Windy Hall, a renovated 18th Century farm building."

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2


  • Renovated 18th Century farm building.
  • Stunning views across the moorland and valleys of the Pennines.
  • Underfloor heating keeps things inside warm and cosy.
  • Stunning copper bateau bath.
  • Equidistant from the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

  You should know...

  • Not suitable for people with mobility problems.
  • Windy Hall is remote! That's part of its attraction. But it is a 250 metre walk up a steep track from the parking area. However the owners are nearly always able to meet guests on their arrival and give them and their luggage a lift up the track in their 4WD. Similarly on departure.

The Details...

Take in the stunning views across the Pennines at Windy Hall, an 18th Century farm building renovated for modern living without losing its original charm. Sitting on the Cumbrian Northumberland border this romantic getaway lies among moorland and valleys in beautiful solitude.

Having approached the property via the single track, guests enter into the hallway where exposed wooden beams and original artwork adorn the walls and ceilings and add to the overall rich and luxurious feel. The magnificent sitting room is home to a comfy sofa, games, and books, as well as revealing further views over the amazing surroundings through church-style windows. Even when the weather outside is wild and windy, the underfloor heating will keep things inside warm and cosy. In tasteful contrast, the kitchen has been designed with 21st Century style and is well equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, and dishwasher. The washing machine and dryer can be found in an accompanying utility room.

After winding around the corridors and up the stairs, the first floor is home to the 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a wooden framed bed and further fantastic and unspoilt views across the rolling green fields all the way to the horizon. The second bedroom also has a double bed and has been tastefully decorated in-keeping with the rest of Windy Hall. Following a long day walking there is nothing better than coming back and soaking your aching limbs in the copper bateau bath, which takes pride of place in the beautiful bathroom.

The market town of Alston is just three miles away and sits 1,000 feet above sea level. Its charming streets have plenty to offer including antique shops, pubs, and cafes. There is also a market every Friday boasting a bountiful of fresh and local produce. While sitting right in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Pennines, Windy Hall is also equidistant from the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, while Hadrian's Wall is also within easy reach. The historical city of Durham and the cultural hub of Newcastle are also accessible for those willing to drive a little further.


Essential Features
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Rural Location
Living Spaces
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Wildlife

"nearby" is a relative term in the Cumbria/Northumberland Pennines. So we've listed Boat Trips above even though they are a 45 minute drive away. But the drive is stunning, as is Ullswater where the steamer services operate.

Windy Hall

  Nearest Airport

Newcastle Airport - 1hr

Detailed Pricing Information...

Our rates vary in the range above according to their Smart Pricing feature. However we do offer 7 nights for the price of 5. And returning guests can get an extra night free (in addition to the usual minimum of 3 paid nights)



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