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Sowerberry

9 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Set in a quiet corner of the medieval cobbled area of Alston, this architect designed cottage has been imaginatively developed by the architect owner on the site of former C17 buildings. Sowerberry has been awarded four stars from Visit Britain and the Enjoy England Gold Award for outstanding quality, and was also part of a winning scheme in the Eden District Council 2009 Design Awards. It is owner managed and has its own individual charm and character, incorporating a wealth of attractive features including solid oak floors, exposed beams and many other interesting little details. Sowerberry has its own external patio area, and the first floor living room opens out onto a delightful private balcony. It is tastefully furnished with a blend of contemporary and country style furnishings to...Set in a quiet corner of the medieval cobbled area of Alston, this architect designed cottage has been imaginatively developed by the architect owner on the site of former C17 buildings. Sowerberry has been awarded four stars from Visit Britain and the Enjoy England Gold Award for outstanding quality, and was also part of a winning scheme in the Eden District Council 2009 Design Awards. It is owner managed and has its own individual charm and character, incorporating a wealth of attractive features including solid oak floors, exposed beams and many other interesting little details. Sowerberry has its own external patio area, and the first floor living room opens out onto a delightful private balcony. It is tastefully furnished with a blend of contemporary and country style furnishings to a very high standard, including paintings and prints by artists from our local region, creating the perfect ambience for a relaxing holiday at any time. Designed to cater in particular for guests with a creative or activity interest, offering the possibility of longer stays in order to develop creative work or to pursue a particular interest.More
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About the Owner
Sonia K
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2012
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

Beautiful upside down house in Alston, very well designed and built, very clean and spacious. The balcony is lovely and it was a joy to sit out there even at Christmas! The place was very clean and the little extras like the mince pies and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank PrimalSteve
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The local area is beautiful a lovely town with shops and cafes. Sowerberry was beautiful. Clean, cosy and warm (we had Snow during our stay). The cottage had everything you could possibly need and as we went with friends who were staying at the other...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Julie F
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great place for walks to see some wonderful countryside. Lots of helpful information about walks in the local area and local eateries and shops. a handful of pubs. Lake District not far to drive to.

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank cstaley2015
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Very nice and lovely small town The owner just lives by next door and they were very warm and helpful during our staying. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Karenwu1971
Reviewed 9 April 2015

My wife and I stayed over the Easter weekend with three children under 10 - we wanted somewhere where they could all sleep in the one room (our twins shared the double bed). The apartment was clean and and very well kitted out, tastefully decorated,...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Simon M
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Additional amenities & feature info
Sowerberry has 1 king size bedroom and one family room containing 1 double bed and 1 single bed. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen with separate fridge and freezer, washer/dryer and a dishwasher. If you have friends or family staying in our other cottages, Sowerberry can act as the centre where all members of your group can get together with plenty of space, and with dining seating for 10 people.
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About the neighbourhood
Places within approximately half to one hour's drive: Hadrian's Wall, Lanercost, Hexham Abbey, Blanchland, Durham cathedral, castle and historic centre, Beamish, Hamsterley Forest, Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, High Force, Richmond and Swaledale, Penrith and Ullswater, Keswick, Carlisle, Kielder Forest, Scottish borders. Local events: Alston sheepdog trials and Gala day in June, Alston agricultural show in September, Garrigill bonfire night in November and Christmas craft fair first weekend in December.
How to get there
The nearest international airport is Newcastle (approx. 1 hour's drive) where you can easily hire a car. Travelling by train, there are bus connections from Carlisle or we may be able to meet you from Penrith, Hexham or Darlington stations. Travelling by car: 35minutes from Penrith (A686), 45 minutes from Carlisle( A689), approximately an hour from Newcastle upon Tyne and from Scotch Corner (via A66 and B6277)
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