3 Townfoot Alston, Alston, CA9 3HX, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 63 reviews)
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Double Room with Shower
Gilderdale is a charming Georgian terraced house located at Townfoot near the centre of Alston. Ideally situated in a quiet spot yet within a few hundred metres of all the town's amenities. Alston is the highest market town in England with a cobbled street lined with quaint & quirky shops, pubs, tearooms and cafes. The rear of the property backs onto the Tyne Willows playing fields and the South Tyne river with uninterrupted views to the fells beyond. The front of the property has views of the old Town Hall, a Victorian neo gothic listed building set in elevated gardens. The ground floor room is spacious with extra seating and dining area and large enough to accommodate 2 extra guests if they don't mind budging up a little bit. Spare bedding and a sofa bed with hinged foam mattress 110 cm wide (43") are available free of charge by prior arrangement. Secure bike storage and luggage storage is free of charge by prior arrangement. It is ideal for independent travellers or those arriving late/departing early as guests may access the room anytime by collecting keys at a key-safe at the front door and breakfast options are left in the room for guests to help themselves whenever they wish
Hello and welcome to Gilderdale. I am Jane, I am a first time Guest House owner, just starting out in the business of running a small B&B. I decided to branch out and become a hotelier after working in Housing and the Homelessness field for a very long time! Currently I live off-site and am only present at Gilderdale when guests are expected or to prepare for their stay I have a key-safe outside the property for guests to collect their room keys if I am off-site, and for those guests who arrive late in the day. Guests can contact me anytime for assistance during their stay and I am around every day and/or whenever needed. A light continental breakfast is included and a variety of breakfast items will be left in the letting room for guests to help themselves whenever they wish. My hope is that all my guests will enjoy their stay at Gilderdale, and love Alston and the Eden Valley and that they will return time after time to enjoy the unique diversity this area has to offer. Thank you for your booking and I look forward to meeting you.
Gilderdale backs onto the South Tyne river and Tyne Willows fields with uninterrupted views to the fells beyond. Park Fell can be seen from the rear of the property; as can Gilderdale Forest, Scarberry and Benty Hill. There are a variety of good walks and trails nearby offering challenges to those of all abilities. The Pennine Way goes through Alston and is a favourite for tourists as is the Coast to Coast cycle route. The South Tynedale Railway & Heritage Centre is 200 metres away as is Town Cross, the historic town square built 1883. There are old lead mines to explore 4 miles away in the village of Nenthead and local landmarks, like St Augustine's Church. Nearby Alston Moor is home to rare species of birds and plants and designated an Area of Natural Beauty with superb drives through wild terrain and breath taking views. The famous Hartside Top at 1903 feet high is a favourite stop off point and photo opportunity for walkers, bikers & drivers. The area has "Olde Worlde" charm, friendly rustic old pubs, quaint tea and coffee shops, a great outdoor scene and has skiing less than 7 miles away from Alston. Yad Moss has England's longest ski-lift, open in season subject to snowfall!
Languages spoken: English
Restaurant The Cumberland Hotel0 miles
Restaurant Alston House0 miles
Cafe/Bar The Cumbrian Pantry0 miles
Cafe/Bar The Blueberry Tearoom0 miles
Cafe/Bar The Turks Head0.1 miles
Restaurant Saddlers Bakery and Bistro0.2 miles
Lake Ullswater28 miles
River South Tyne0.1 miles
Yad Moss7 miles
Whitley Castle the Epiacum Roman Fort10 miles
Newcastle International Airport33 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport45.4 miles
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Most popular amenities
- Accessible parking
- Street parking
Free! Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Dining table
- Electric kettle
- Wardrobe or closet
- Toilet paper
- Private Bathroom
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
- Socket near the bed
- Sofa bed
- Drying rack for clothing
- Fold-up bed
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Entire unit located on ground floor
- Smoke-free property
- Private entrance
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Breakfast in the room
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Skiing Off-site
- Fishing Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Private check-in/out
- Baggage storage
- Express check-in/out
- Ski storage
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Extra bed by request
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note that the key collection is in a different located to the property.
Please inform Gilderdale of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
FAQs about Gilderdale
Gilderdale is 150 feet from the center of Alston.
The prices at Gilderdale may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Room options at Gilderdale include:
Guests staying at Gilderdale can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Check-in at Gilderdale is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 AM.
From the nearest airport, you can get to Gilderdale by:
- Car 1h
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Gilderdale (subject to availability):
- Free parking
- Street parking
- Accessible parking
Gilderdale offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
- Horseback riding