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Masonic House, Alston, Cumbria

Masonic House lies in the very heart of Alston
13 reviews
Masonic House lies in the very heart of Alston
The cottage is nestled between churches and centuries old inns
The kitchen has everything you would expect from a large country kitchen
Gather round the large oak dining table with family and friends
Relax in front of the fire after a days walking
Settle down in the tartan armchair in front of the old arched stable windows
The relaxing master bedroom has a kingsize bed
and a triple wardrobe
The beautiful second bedroom has a double bed
The bunk room, with full size single beds
The lounge ready for Christmas!
The kitchen at Christmas
The cottage is only a short walk to the market cross
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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Alston, Cumbria, England
Masonic House lies in the very heart of Alston, nestled between centuries old inns and churches on a narrow lane just off the cobbled main street.

Built in the 1600's, Masonic House has recently been refurbished to provide a comfortable and stylish interior, with a small forecourt to the front of the cottage in which to relax and enjoy the views of St Augustine's church and the distant hills.

From the front entrance you enter into a large welcoming kitchen. The kitchen has everything you would expect from a country kitchen, from its handmade oak units, the large Belfast sink and double oven to more modern expectations, such as the American style fridge offering ice and filtered water, to the dishwasher and washing machine. The kitchen is set around a large oak table, perfect for family and friends to gather around and waste awa...
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About the Owner, Ben a
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Apr 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL6410057
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English first
Crawley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

What a wonderful cottage! We stayed here for a week over Christmas as a family of 4 with 2 sets of parents staying nearby in the village, using Masonic house as our hub and joining us at the large table for festive celebrations. The cottage had been decorated beautiful with a large Xmas tree in lounge and other little festive...

David L
Alne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
person found this review helpful

As 3 friends we hire a cottage every year in an attractive countryside area and use it as a base for exploring the locality, getting in lots of local walks. The only initial reservation we had about this cottage was no separate downstairs WC, but we managed OK without this extra. The cottage has been tastefully refurbished and was well...

Jacquie R
Merstham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

A wonderful house with every amenity, a real home from home. Comfortable beds, very welcome after a day's walking. Would definitely visit again.

  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Bunk
    1 King
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
₹ 3,656
£ 40
₹ 3,656
£ 40
₹ 27,327
£ 299
2 Mar 2018 -
22 Mar 2018
Spring 2018
3 nights
₹ 7,311
£ 80
₹ 31,988
£ 350
23 Mar 2018 -
13 Apr 2018
Easter 2018
7 nights -- --
₹ 38,842
£ 425
14 Apr 2018 -
25 May 2018
April/May 2018
3 nights
₹ 8,225
£ 90
₹ 36,557
£ 400
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
High up in the North Pennines, Alston claims to be the highest market settlement in England, being about 1000 feet above sea level. It is also remote, about 20 miles from the nearest town. From every direction Alston is approached over a broad, heather-clad Pennine landscape which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set on the upper reaches of the River South Tyne, it lies within the Eden district of Cumbria.

Alston has a steep cobbled main street with a distinctive market cross, and many stone buildings dating from the 17th Century. Next to the entrance to the Church, is a building dated 1681. The Angel pub to its left is dated 1611, and the white building left of the pub is dated 1687. It is a bustling town, with a reputation for delicious locally made specialitie...
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