Dog Friendly Cottages in Alston: 12 Luxury Holiday Lets

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

If you want to relax with your canine companion in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then the best dog friendly cottages in Alston are the perfect choice. England’s highest market town offers breath-taking views of the North Pennines and its charming cobbled streets are home to a pet friendly pub or two.


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A stunning two bedroom. two bathroom cottage with an open plan lounge. Some areas around the property have steps, there is also a firepit, hot tub and parking for two cars. For a great day out, hop on the Pennine Way or take the 26.5 trip into the Lake District and see its range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Alston, Cumbria

This stunning traditional cottage has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s a travel cot and highchair if you have small children, a wood burner in the lounge, an electric cooker, private parking and the local pub is less than 1.6 miles. Hadrian’s wall is just 18 miles and is a fantastic day out.


A delightful single-storey barn conversion ideal for couples looking for a rural escape. Beautifully decorated and furnished throughout, there is a cheerful double bedroom, contsmporary shower room and spacious open-plan living area. Plus, the large enclosed garden is ideal to unwind on balmy summer evenings.

Alston, Cumbria

A fantastic 18th-century cottage with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Facilities included a travel cot, highchair, multi-fuel burner, private parking, and an enclosed garden with a barbecue. Enjoy the North Pennines, which are on your doorstep, or walk to the neighbouring villages of Garrigill and Nenthead, which are both within six miles.

Near Alston, Cumbria

A beautiful semi-detached property with three bedrooms and one bathroom perfect for a family. Facilities include a wood burner with logs provided, a smart TV, and a patio area with a barbecue and private parking for two cars. Head to the Ashgill Force waterfall, which will provide stunning photos or Brampton’s market town.

Alston, Cumbria

A contemporary spacious property with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. Facilities include an open fire, a high chair, a travel cot and a smart TV in the lounge. Join it at the Pennine Way walking trail for a brilliant day out, or try a coast-to-coast cycle ride route.

Alston, Cumbria

Stay in this unique style property with four bedrooms and two bathrooms perfect for a large group. There’s underfloor heating throughout, a utility room with a dryer and washer and outside there’s a patio area with sun lounges, a fire pit and hot tub. Located on a working farm, you are surrounded by an abundance of wildlife as well as walking trails and cycling routes.

Alston, Cumbria

A wonderful barn conversion with two bedrooms, a double and a single, as well as a shower room. There’s access to the owner’s 12 acres of garden with woodland, private parking to the front, storage for bikes or head to the nearby market town which is one and a half miles with its cobble streets, independent shops and a variety of places to eat and drink.

Allendale, Near Alston

Perfect for families or two couples, this pretty detached bungalow located in a quaint village a short drive from Alston in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers everything you need for a self-catering break. Your pup will adore the safe garden where he can stretch his legs or lie in the sun whilst you enjoy a meal prepared in the contemporary kitchen or a drink after a day exploring the area.  

Allendale, Near Alston

The pretty village of Allendale is the ultimate base from which to explore the many delights of the Lake District, North Pennines and Northumberland and just a short drive from Alston. This beautifully presented family home offers outstanding self-catering accommodation. There is a games room for the kids, a stunning kitchen diner with exposed beams, a cosy living room and a lovely patio garden. This is by far one of the top dog friendly holidays in Alston for a small family.


With walks from the doorstep and surrounded by nature, including the owner’s Alpacas, this lovely cottage is not far from England’s highest market town-Alston. The wrap-around balcony offering views of the idyllic countryside is a real treat. Inside, the family accommodation is well-presented and little touches like luxury bed linen, fluffy towels and Jacuzzi baths take self-catering to the next level 


This beautiful traditional country cottage offers 5-star luxury in a peaceful setting. The spacious country style kitchen is ideal for preparing romantic meals. There is a secluded patio or dining room to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Sumptuous bed linen, a king-sized bed, fluffy towels and an indulgent Jacuzzi bath are just some of the features which make this one of our favourite properties in Alston.  

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Alston

Alston is an ideal base to explore some of the most beautiful landscape Britain offers, there’s an excellent selection of dog friendly places to stay in Alston and weekend breaks in the Lakes with dogs along with unusual shops and plenty of attractions that welcome pooches nearby. Here are our favourite properties in the North Pennines area. 

So there you have it; our top picks for dog friendly accommodation in Alston and did we mention it’s England’s highest market town seriously though, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the perfect place to blow those cobwebs away and spend quality time with those you love.

About Holidays In Alston With Dogs

Alston, which as we’ve mentioned is England’s highest market town, is in the perfect location to explore Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall and The Lake District, making it a popular choice with holidaymakers.

The steep cobbled main street with its historic buildings and the impressive market cross is home to dog friendly pubs such as The Angel, cafes, antique emporiums and shops selling local specialities such as Alston Cheese and Cumberland Mustard.

The surrounding area around Alston is an absolute dream for dog walkers, with countless walks for all abilities and tons of pet-friendly attractions a short drive away. Fantastic deals on self-catering holidays mean that anyone can enjoy a break here whatever the time of year.  

South Tynedale Railway

Picture sitting back and enjoying the scenery of the South Tyne Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Fido by your side. Sound good, then book a trip on this award-winning railway. You can hop on board at Alston Station, where you will find a lovely pup-friendly cafe.

A dog friendly business award recipient, Fido is welcome everywhere and water bowls are available at the stations of both Alston and Slaggyford. The South Tyne Trail runs beside the track, accessible from the car park at Alston, where families and their four-legged friends can enjoy a pleasant walk. After a long day, return to dog friendly accommodation in Alston to relax.

Epiacum Roman Fort

Just North West of the intriguing town of Alston, you will find Whitley Castle (Epiacum), the ruins of which are thought to be some of the largest in Europe. Situated on a working farm, dogs do need to be kept on a lead, but there are plenty of open spaces on the way there for Fido to have a run.

Issac’s tea trail and the Pennine Way walking routes pass by the site and there are several events throughout the year. Although ancient artefacts such as glass pottery and coins have been uncovered, the site is largely unexcavated, A great excuse to come back in years to come and see what is unearthed.

Cow Green Reservoir

Just 30 minutes from Alston in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will discover Cow Green Reservoir, which will have your four-legged friend wagging his tail with joy.

One of the best places in the country for star gazing and to view meteor showers, and there are events throughout the year. With acres of open space for your pup to enjoy, you can walk around the reservoir itself or head up to Cauldron Snout waterfall. Take your wellies as it can be muddy, but if you love nature and want to see some amazing views, it’s well worth a visit.


Do all pet-friendly properties have an enclosed garden?

Many do, but it is always worth checking the description as some only have a small outdoor space or are on the first floor, perhaps with a balcony. This can be fine with a small dog, but an enclosed garden would be better if you own a large breed. 

We need ground floor accommodation suitable for a wheelchair

Lots of properties offer accommodation suitable for disabled guests, such as ground floor wet rooms and bedrooms. However, there may be steps accessing the property, so it’s always worth checking first. 

Is Alston dog friendly?

Yes, definitely, there are some dog friendly pubs and cafes in the town and the South Tynedale Railway is an award-winning pooch welcoming attraction. 

Last Word

So there you have it; our top picks for Alston dog friendly accommodation and did we mention it’s England’s highest market town seriously though, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the perfect place to blow those cobwebs away and spend quality time with those you love.

When you book Alston dog friendly cottages, you will be treated to spectacular views, quaint countryside inns and unusual shops. Alston is a “walkers are welcome” town and with some superb pet friendly cottages in Alston, we think it should be a “dogs are welcome town too. 

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