Tel: 01434 381372


Tel: 01434 381372 Email:

The Cottages

We are unable to take bookings at present – please visit the website later in the season for updates.

Ghyll Burn Cottage and Barn End have been renovated to a high standard. Ghyll Burn Cottage (sleeps 4/6) retains its old world charm with wooden beams and an old stairway turret with a slit window. Barn End (sleeps 3/4) is a charming Barn Conversion with wooden beams in the main living room.

The cottages nestle in a secluded valley within our specialist Alpine Plant Nursery, just over a mile from the town of Alston. They are both ideal as a base for walking, cycling, touring, watching wildlife or just relaxing. Roe deer may wander by, red squirrels can be seen in the tall trees or on the nut feeder as well as many species of birds, nesting and visiting.

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Or contact us directly on 01434 381372 or email us at for further information and availability of both cottages.

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Crocus banaticus

Crocus banaticus

The famous “Iris flowered Crocus” with lilac-purple flowers from October till December. A woodland species which prefers a damp garden spot. Continue Reading

Primula Tantallon

Primula Tantallon

Primula ‘Tantallon’. A wonderful and showy, but fairly easy hybrid, Primula whitei x Primula edgeworthii which is rarely offered for sale. The rich lavender-blue flowers appearing above the heavily silvered foliage in the early spring, sometimes now soon after the new year. Forms good clumps after several years which split well to spread them around.… Continue Reading

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About Us

The Nursery

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Neil and Sue Huntley

Hartside Nursery Garden, near Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BL

Tel or Fax: 01434 381372

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Hartside Nursery

Hartside Nursery Garden stock the following plant families: Primulas, including auricula section Primulas, Primula allionii forms and hybrids and asiatic Primulas including Petiolaris Primulas; Erythroniums; Trilliums; Gentians; Roscoeas; Kabschia Saxifrages and Japanese Saxifrages; Weldenia candida; Uvularia; mini Hostas; Lewisias; Ericaceous shrubs including Dwarf Rhododendrons; Dwarf Shrubs including Sorbus and Salix; Dwarf Cornus; Podophyllums; Soldanellas; Parnassia; Corydalis; Anemones; Hylomecon; Hepatica: Small hardy Ferns.