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Alston House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Townfoot, Alston CA9 3RN, England
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Ranked #1 of 12 Alston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
MCG1953 Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends and I have stayed here many times when cycling the c2c route over 2 days and are always looked after come rain or shine. The welcome is great, the rooms and food are great and there is a safe place for the bikes and an area to dry wet clothes. Perfect for us.

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Leeds
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I stayed here for two nights on 12/13th August. We were really impressed with the room, the staff and the food. A friendly atmosphere was all around the hotel and nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly staff. The room was very clean and the bathroom was very modern with a roll top free standing bath.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alston House hotel is located near the centre of Alston, the highest town in England. Its a town with a bit of history and is located close to Hadrians wall and the Pennine Way. There are a number of walks close to hand and the town has a steam train - which is a lot of fun for all... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel and staff were excellent. The other guests were mostly ramblers and everybody seemed to be in good spirits, so the atmosphere was a pleasant one. If I get the chance, I would love to stay here again.

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Jarrow
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Myself and a friend stayed overnight Sat/Sun 26/27th July 2014. We enjoyed an excellent stay at a well appointed hotel. The staff and food were excellent. On the Sat evening we ate in the hotel restaurant with food and service first class. We would not hesit6ate to return to this hotel again.

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Wakefield
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you want a quiet break in a scenic, unspoilt, uncrowded area of England, this is the place. Alston is on the Pennine Way and is an ideal base for exploring the whole region between Carlisle and Newcastle, either by car or bike or on foot. We only had two days but managed to fit in half-day visits to Housesteads... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

this hotel is a gem.The rooms are good,the beds are comfy,the facilities are great,the food, both for breakfast and also evening meal are excellent.You cannot fault this family run hotel.We will go back and take our dog,cos I didn't say but they are dog friendly too.What more could you ask.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went here for evening meal.Nice surroundings and setup.Food served promptly.Steak pie was lovely as was the carbonara.Puddings plentiful and delicious. Nothing fancy but good value for money.Nice touch was the free homemade bread and butter while you wait.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at this little gem of a hotel for 2 nights and wished we could stay longer. This hotel ticks all the boxes.We were welcomed/checked in by the lovely owner Carole, Our room was spotless spacious with a lovely comfy bed,our bathroom contained both a bath and a shower with quality toiletries provided. The hotel staff are all friendly... More

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A superb menu in the restaurant which made me decide I'd want to come back for a few days next time instead of just one night while on the Pennine Way. The staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and hospitable. Overall a really enjoyable hotel to stay in.

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Address: Townfoot, Alston CA9 3RN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alston House 4*
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Outstanding food at this family run hotel. There is a cafe, restaurant and bar and seven ensuite rooms. The cafe serves homemade cakes and scones with lattes, chill out and meet your friends. The popular evening restaurant has extensive menu catering for all. Most of the rooms are spacious with lovely fell views with comfortable beds. The service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. Situated in Alstonwith all its facitities and within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... more   less 
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