Near Nenthead mines in the North Pennines.


Mill Cottage Bunkhouse, Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3PD

Situated close to the historic Nenthead mines in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mill Cottage Bunkhouse sleeps 6 in an upstairs bunkroom. Each “ship’s cabin” bunk has blinds for privacy and an internal light and shelf. Downstairs is a small well equipped kitchen and a sitting/dining room. A self-catering continental breakfast is provided and a full english cooked breakfast can be purchased for £4. The local Miner’s Arms pub is great for evening meals (please book ahead).

A community shop and bike repair shop are close by in the village.

The bunkhouse is located right on the C2C cycle route in the outstanding countryside of the Roof Of England, making it the perfect base for cyclists and walkers alike. Lockable bike storage is available. Groups please book together to get extra discounts and ensure sole use.

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Mill Cottage Bunkhouse | Near Nenthead mines in the North Pennines.


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01434 381674

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Rooms & Beds:

6: 1×6


All year all day

Price per night:

£18 pp. Groups of 6 get a £10 discount when booked together


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Julie or Phil


A689 from Alston, In Nenthead opposite Methodist Church turn right go past Nenthead mines, Mill Cottage is 200 yards further on the left.

Public Transport:

Nearest train station is at Hexham, there are buses from Hexam to Nenthead just a short walk up the road.

This accommodation is available to individuals and is on the Small Hostels Map, the Isaac's Tea Trail, the Pennine Way, the C2C Cycle Route and the North Pennines.

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Mill Cottage at Nenthead mines, Alston

Mill Cottage at Nenthead mines, Alston

… I think this sounds fascinating….

This bunkhouse has grabbed my interest!

Mill Cottage Bunkhouse is in Alston. I love Alston. Up on the high North Pennines AONB it has all the sturdy charm you’d expect from a hilltop town. The last time I was there the snow was thick on the ground and the nearby Ashgill Force waterfall was frozen solid into an ice cascade. Beautiful.

The Mill Cottage itself is one the smaller bunkhouses – accommodating 6 people in cool looking ‘ship’s bunks’ and with a well equipped open plan communal area downstairs.

But here’s what’s intriguing: also on the site is a the Nenthead mines,  a historic site with education and fascinating open days to learn more about the areas industrial; past. It would  be like staying in a living museum. Cool. As if that wasn’t enough there is a heritage hydro-electric scheme on site as well which still provides power to the area. I think this sounds fascinating.


Accommodation in Nenthead on the C2C

Accommodation in Nenthead on the C2C

Mill Cottage bunkhouse provides ideal accommodation for cyclists on the C2C Cycle route

Mill Cottage bunkhouse provides ideal accommodation for cyclists on the Sea to Sea Cycle route.  Situated in the centre of Nenthead on the C2C cycle route, Mill Cottage has secure cycle storage.  A self catering continental breakfast is provided and other meals can be booked at the local pub, the Miners Arms. The bunkhouse has a self catering kitchen and bedding is provided.  Amazingly good value at £18, with a £10 discount if all 6 beds are booked.   The kitchen is downstairs and an upstairs room sleeps six people.  The village of Nenthead has a community shop and a bike repair shop specifically for the needs of cyclists on route from coast to coast.

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