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Millstream

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Set in a quiet corner of the medieval cobbled area of Alston, this architect designed 'apartment-style' cottage has been imaginatively developed by the architect owner on the site of former C17 buildings. Millstream 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. Millstream is one of our two new-build holiday cottages but it has historic origins, being built over the basements of a previous cottage, possibly dating back to Mediaeval times. So Mills...Set in a quiet corner of the medieval cobbled area of Alston, this architect designed 'apartment-style' cottage has been imaginatively developed by the architect owner on the site of former C17 buildings. Millstream 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. Millstream is one of our two new-build holiday cottages but it has historic origins, being built over the basements of a previous cottage, possibly dating back to Mediaeval times. So Millstream has a split level ground floor with interesting uneven walls and angled rooms. This open plan living space has a light and airy feel with a large window area overlooking the patio and millrace.. Another historic feature of The Butts, where our cottages are situated, is the old mill race which actually runs below our other three cottages. It emerges in an open “leat”, a stone built channel in the terrace just outside the French windows of the living room…..So Millstream is blessed with the relaxing sound of flowing water.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 1 November 2016

We had a great half term break here. The house is well equipped with everything you could need - especially the kitchen. Great big comfy superking bed for the grownups and cozy singles for the kids. Lovely shower. The house was nice and warm. Not...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank wambamstrawberryjam
flying-scarf, VR Owner at Millstream, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Fantastic place, lovely village, good central location for a wide variety of places to visit, decorated to perfection, owners were so nice gave us good ideas of places to visit, village facilities and places to eat definitely be back

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank DJNye N
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Everything you might need has been thought of and supplied. Very clean and comfortable. Lovely location with beautiful scenery, would thoroughly recommend.

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank 789trudyb
Reviewed 4 September 2013

As soon as we drove down The Butts, where Millstream is situated, it instantly had a lovely quaint and picturesque feel to it. When we arrived, the owners greeted us and were so welcoming and friendly. When we entered Millstream we immediately fell in love...More

Date of stay: August 2013
1  Thank HayleyH282
Reviewed 17 November 2012

The accommodation was outstanding. The cottage was spotless and everything that we needed during our stay was readily available in the accommodation. A thoroughly delightful property.Very spacious.well decorated and interestingly designed and furnished. Ideal location, a perfect place to get away from it all. We...More

Date of stay: October 2012
1  Thank Cathy A
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Additional amenities & feature info
Steps lead down from the kitchen dining area to the living room. There is a downstairs cloakroom on the main entrance / kitchen/dining level. Upstairs is the bathroom, a quirky shaped twin room, and the main bedroom with romantic 'Gustavian' super-king bed.
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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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