The Cottages

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We welcome bookings for our peaceful self catering cottages.

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.

Located high in the North Pennines, the cottages are an ideal base for walking, cycling, touring, watching wildlife or just relaxing.

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.

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

Click here to BOOK Barn End Cottage

Click here to BOOK Ghyll Burn Cottage

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

Contact/Find Us

Click here for directions to Hartside Nursery Garden or find our location on a Google Map. Continue Reading

Hartside Nursery Garden, near Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BL

Tel or Fax: 01434 381372