The Cottage

Stokoe Cottage is a one bedroom Period Cottage set in the heart of Alston Town in the North Pennines.  The cottage dates back to 1611, and is tucked away from the main market square along a cobbled lane.  Alston claims to be the highest market town in England, being 1000ft above sea level in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The town offers full amenities, including an array of shops, pubs, eateries and Post Office. Tourist attractions include the South Tyne Railway, Lead Mining Museums, Art and Crafts galleries, and the Pennine Way runs through the town, as does the Coast to Coast Cycle route.  Road links are good, being in the centre of the north and you can be in most major towns and cities to the East and West in around an hour.

The cottage is set over three floors. On the ground floor is a farmhouse kitchen with under stair feature pantry, on the middle floor is a large living room with log/coal burning stove with many original features such as beams, wood floors, exposed stone walls and stunning views over the rooftops of the Butts area of the town to open countryside beyond. The top floor features a double bedroom with king size bed and bathroom off the landing.

The Ground Floor

The kitchen is excellently equipped with all the items you would expect for a luxury break, including a large range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, toaster and kettle, and a comprehensive range of pots and pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. This period property has history and character with exposed period stone walls, beamed ceilings, tiled floor, pantry, stable entrance door and a Georgian style window to side aspect with window seat.  It also has the modern benefit of under floor heating.

The utility room next to the kitchen with washing a machine & tumble dryer.  There’s ample storage for walking boots & coats, and it’s a great place for pets to dry off.  You’ll also find the log store in a small room off the kitchen.

There’s a farmhouse table in centre, which comfortably seats four people, the log store, and a utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer, and ample storage for walking boots, coats etc.

The First Floor

The middle floor houses a large living room.  The period charm continues with original exposed stone wall and original wooden boards to the staircase, along with two Georgian windows with stunning wooden shutters and window seats to take in the wonderful views.  A log burning stove is set on a large stone hearth with inglenook to one side.

After your busy day around the local area, there’s a large comfortable chesterfield sofa and large TV with many Freesat channels.  It’s a room to sit and relax with real character.

The Second Floor

On the top floor is a lovely bedroom with exposed beams and fireplace set with pretty cast iron insert and stone surround.  The exposed stone and brick to one wall, again shows the character of the cottage.

For a good night’s sleep, there’s a kingsize bed, along with bedside cabinets, a chest of drawers, and a built in wardrobe on the landing.  Bed linen and towels are provided.

Off the landing is the bathroom with a large corner shower featuring standard and drench shower-heads, WC and hand basin.