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Self contained unit in converted Wesleyan Chapel

SuperhostAlston, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Entire guest suite hosted by Sarka-Jo
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
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This self contained unit was the old Sunday school in a converted Methodist chapel close to the village of Garrigill in the remote North Pennines. It has off road parking, private entrance and a yard to sit out in the evening sun. There is a well equipped kitchen with tea and coffee provided and a fresh coffee machine. The bathroom has a bath and shower and the bedroom has a double bed with two single sofa beds. This is a perfect quiet retreat for lone travellers, couples, families or friends.

The space
A beautiful waterfall flows directly outside the chapel and can be heard from most rooms. Garrigill, just five minutes walk away, is a quiet village with a shop and art gallery. At present the pub is closed for renovation but there are occasional pub nights in the village hall as well as other events. We are happy to provide transport to and from Alston if you travelled by foot or by bike and local taxi numbers. Alston itself is a bustling town with plentiful attractions, events, eateries, pubs and independent shops (although some do close at the start of the week in Winter). Also, nearby Nenthead hosts a newly opened Arts and Visitor centre which has numerous events on throughout the year. Please note that phone signal in and around the village is limited although some providers do work in the chapel. We also have Wifi and analogue TV with a number of channels. We are happy to accommodate you and your family including furry friends. Please let us know when booking how many to expect and how you would like the beds to be arranged as one pull out bed could also be used in the living area if necessary.

Guest access
You have complete and sole use of the self-contained apartment at the back of our converted Wesleyan Chapel

Other things to note
The heating system is shared with the chapel and you will find the central heating on in the morning from 7am - 9am, lunchtime 12 -1pm and evenings from 4pm. Please let us know if you wish this to be changed.

We do provide an electric heater if you need supplementary heating but find that the annexe is well insulated and this shouldn't be needed.

The water is pumped, therefore the pressure is high. Please take care when turning on any taps and be aware that this creates a small amount of ambient noise.

Other instructions are provided in the chapel.
This self contained unit was the old Sunday school in a converted Methodist chapel close to the village of Garrigill in the remote North Pennines. It has off road parking, private entrance and a yard to sit out in the evening sun. There is a well equipped kitchen with tea and coffee provided and a fresh coffee machine. The bathroom has a bath and shower and the bedroom has a double bed with two single sofa beds. Thi…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Hangers
Private entrance
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer
Dryer
Free street parking
TV
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter

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Alston, Cumbria, United Kingdom

If you're keen to explore the area on foot then the quietly spectacular Ashgill Waterfall is an hours walk away. You also need to look out for our local Red Squirrel population whenever you walk into the village. There are a number of attractions a car ride away and the hosts are available to talk to you about these. A number of maps and leaflets are also provided in the annexe. Please see our guide which continues to be updated on Airbnb about local recommendations for restaurants, pubs and cafes nearby.

However, the beauty of Alston Moor is it's seclusion, peace and quiet. You will therefore find the chapel a very quiet place to stay making it ideal for a retreat for writers or musicians or just people who want to get away from it all.
If you're keen to explore the area on foot then the quietly spectacular Ashgill Waterfall is an hours walk away. You also need to look out for our local Red Squirrel population whenever you walk into the villag…

Hosted by Sarka-Jo

Joined in September 2016
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My partner Moz and I love the outdoors and love to get away in our converted camper with the dogs. We appreciate real ale and good live music and the odd cold dip in a lake. We have recently moved to a newly converted chapel in Garrigill which is an ongoing outlet for Moz's creativity and design flair. Where possible we reuse and recycle wood and other "stuff" into beautiful and quirky creations. We are currently listing a bedroom in the chapel and a dog friendly self catering apartment which was once the old Sunday school.
My partner Moz and I love the outdoors and love to get away in our converted camper with the dogs. We appreciate real ale and good live music and the odd cold dip in a lake. We hav…
During your stay
We live just next door and if you need anything, one or both of us are usually available. Feel free to knock on the front door of the chapel or message through Airbnb.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm