Our favourite


The Overwater (1.5 miles)

The ideal retreat after a long day exploring the local area. Enjoy an intimate dining experience with a fantastic selection from a British menu, with home-grown and local ingredients.

The Cumberland Inn (4 miles) 

This award winning pub is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner during your stay in Alston. With an extensive menu and a cosy, warm atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home as you enjoy your meal.

Alston House (4 miles)

The perfect place to enjoy a meal, or relax in front of the log fire. With a fantastic selection of traditional favourites such as steak, fish and vegetarian, as well as pizza and pasta, you’ll be sure to find something you love on the menu!

Holiday Cottage in Northumberland
Holiday Cottage in Northumberland

Our favourite


South Tynedale Railway (4 miles)

Enjoy a ride through the North Pennines, an area of outstanding beauty as you travel along the highest narrow-gauge railway in England. The rail line operated from 1852 until 1976 before its closure and has since been restored into a 5 mile track for visitors to explore. 

Nenthead Mines (1.7 miles)

Nenthead mines are a famous geographical site, home to materials such as sandstone, limestone and shale. Book a tour to experience an underground adventure and take a step back in time with geology and industrial history. 

Ashgill Force (5 miles)

Located on Ashgill Beck, this impressive waterfall plunges 55 feet and offers a tranquil and idyllic setting to admire the geology and boulders of sandstone and limestone. 



Nestling beside the sparkling River Nent, Nenthead lies on Alston Moor, in a lonely remote North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between the pleasant market town of Alston and the Killhope lead mining museum.


The village is at the centre of a region favoured by walkers, cyclists, ramblers and hikers. It is also ideal as a centre for touring by motor car with many famous tourist attractions on its doorstep, such as Hadrian’s Wall and lovely Kielder Water and Forest. Alston Moor, itself a hauntingly beautiful place, shows scattered reminders of the regions mining heritage. There is plenty to do in the area, the story of Cumbria’s mining history is vividly portrayed in the local Nenthead and Killhope lead mining museums and there is the thrill of a trip on the South Tynside Steam Heritage Railway which leaves from Alston and meanders in leisurely fashion through miles of rolling, scenic countryside.


Nenthead is one of the highest villages in England, from almost every corner there are fantastic views with the village being an attractive mix of typical Cumbrian cottages lining its hillside streets and lanes. A delightful, much photographed focal point, is the colourful village water fountain. Visitors to Nenthead will find two pubs, shops, restaurants, various other places for refreshment and a range of holiday accommodation including a camping field.


The village is around one hours drive from Penrith, Hexham, Carlisle and Newcastle, it is also within easy reach of all the major attractions of the Lake District National Park.

Holiday Cottage in Northumberland


Check availability for our three cottages: The Bothy, Chestnut & Keepers and book your stay at Greenends Holiday Cottages.