Mount Hooley Lodge Holiday Cottage, Alston, Cumbria
Standing on the wooden decking or relaxing in the hot tub in front of Mount Hooley Lodge you could almost say you were on top of the world. The panoramic views looking across the South Tyne Valley are absolutely awe-inspiring.
This is not your average run of the mill lodge but a stand alone Canadian style log cabin constructed from massive inter-locking logs measuring over 12 inches in diameter, a unique feature both inside and outside.
The hot water and heating are produced from a ground source heat pump and the roof is covered by grass which provides excellent insulation, together making this a completely innovative eco- friendly building concept.
Accommodation all on one level. Fabulously appointed open plan living space with contemporary kitchen, farmhouse style table, sumptuous leather sofas and a log burning stove.
Two good sized double bedrooms with zip and link beds benefiting from the magnificent views. Two double bedrooms. Two bathrooms one with large shower and the other with a bath with over bath shower. Utility room with washer/dryer, sink and storage. The whole of the lodge has a tiled floor with under floor heating.
Services – Electricity included. Log burning stove – initial supply of fuel provided. Colour TV with Freesat. Wi-Fi. iPod dock. Radio. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Fridge. Freezer. Dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Travel cot. Highchair. Off road parking. Shops/pub 1 miles in Alston. Duvets with linen and towels. Pets welcome - charge at £15 per pet. No smoking in cottage please.
Mount Hooley Lodge is located on a working upland hill farm, 1200 feet above sea level, on the moor above Alston, which is the highest market town in England. For peace and tranquillity it would be difficult to find a more idyllic spot. The five star luxury can be enjoyed whatever the weather and at any time of the year.
In summer the wide bi-fold patio doors to the front of the lodge can be completely opened to create a picture frame to admire the view or you can chill out in the hot tub under the clear starry skies. In contrast during the colder winter months the log burning stove creates a warm and cosy environment to relax and recharge those batteries.
Alston has an eclectic mix of shops selling local produce, unusual gift shops, cafes and pubs. There is a narrow gauge railway with steam trains running on selected dates throughout the year on a half hour journey from Alston. This region is known as England’s last wilderness with fantastic walks along unspoilt nature trails with an abundance of wildlife to observe along the way.
Disabled facilities by arrangement - please enquire for details.
Telephone: 01697 746777
Email: [email protected]
Sleeps: 1 to 8