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Cots, high chairs, & cuddly toys

Child Friendly
Toys, games, videos & playground

Pet Friendly
Blanket, bowl, towel, pooh bags, ball thrower

FREE use of OUR WiFi Broadband
Range is limited to outside our house

ASDA or Sainsburys Home Delivery
Have your food delivered here

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In the next few years we would like to retire completely, so Rock House Estate is For Sale as a whole as a going concern, or in separate lots. We will honour all bookings, so don't be afraid to book.
This is an opportunity to buy a home in the country with a bit of land - click for details or call us on 01434 382 684

Guests can use our WiFi broadband for FREE. The range is short, so you will probably have to sit in your car outside our house.

You can order groceries for your holiday from ASDA or Sainsburys for delivery here (Valley View, CA9 3NA). Celebration cakes can be ordered from the Moody Baker (01434 382 003) in Alston for delivery here. (Valley View, Top Road, Nenthead)


The North Pennines is a relatively unknown area, but the scenery is fantastic. The Rock House Estate is about 100 acres between Alston & Nenthead.

This is an area for outdoor activities - you can put on your walking boots and walk from the cottage! but there are also lots of places to visit. When you are out and about there are plenty of places to eat ranging from cafes & pubs to excellent restaurants.

We have 5 country cottages ranging from a cosy cottage for 2 up to a farmhouse for 14. For full details about a cottage, just click on the appropriate part of the picture below!

Nentside Barn Writers Cottage Sunrise Rock House farm


Writers Cottage is a cosy cottage for two with a four-poster bed double bed and a corner jacuzzi bath with a power shower.

Sunrise, which is for four, has a four poster double bed & en-suite bathroom upstairs, and a twin bedroom , shower room and sauna downstairs. There is a large landing upstairs that can take a cot or a folding bed for a child. There is a lounge and kitchen/diner. Outside there is an enclosed garden (ideal for dogs!)

Ramblers Rest sleeps 5 to 7 - it has a double bedroom and a bedroom with 3 single beds. A double sofa bed in the lounge sleeps an extra 2 (there is only 1 bathroom though). Ramblers Rest has the added attraction of a sauna.

Nentside Barn sleeps 5 to 7 - like Ramblers Rest it has a double bedroom, and a bedroom with 3 single beds. A double sofa bed in the lounge sleeps an extra 2 (there is only 1 bathroom though)

Rock House Farm sleeps upto 14. It is a large house with a big lounge and a sitting room. The dining room has a large table that seats 16 & 2 high chairs. Note that there are only 4 bedrooms: a double (with a four-poster bed), and 3 Family Bedrooms each with a double bed and 2 single beds.

Nentside Barn, Ramblers Rest and Writers Cottage are close together and together can sleep up to 16. Nentside Barn has a table that can be extended to seat 16. So for large groups they are a good alternative to Rock House Farm which sleeps 14.

For really large groups, all 5 cottages can sleep up to 34! (+3 cots)

Note that all the cottages have access to the Guest Laundry which has a sink unit, washing machine, tumble dryer, airers, and table top football! (Rock House Farm has its own washing machine and tumble dryer)

We believe in looking after the environment and joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme. They carry out 'green' audits of businesses grading them bronze, silver, or gold. On our first audit we achieved a Silver! In this recession we cannot afford to continue with membership of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, however we are still just as committed to being as green as possible. Click for details about what we do and how you can help.



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Paul & Carol Huish, Rock House Estate
Valley View, Nenthead, Alston, CA9 3NA

01434 382 684
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