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

Call Sarah Dalzell on 01434 381023

Near Nenthead mines in the North Pennines.

Situated close to the historic Nenthead mines site in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark. Mill Cottage Bunkhouse sleeps up to 6 in an upstairs bunkroom. Each “ship’s cabin” bunk has curtains for privacy and an internal light and shelf. Downstairs there is a small well equipped kitchen and sitting/ dining room with TV and WiFi.

A self-catering continental breakfast can be provided. A community shop and bike repair shop are close by in the village, there is also the Hive cafe for great food.

The bunkhouse is located right on the C2C cycle route and is a short walk away from Isaac’s Tea Trail in the outstanding countryside of the Roof Of England, making it the perfect base for cyclists and walkers alike. There is lockable bike storage and car parking available. Book by the bed or book the whole bunkhouse.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    6: 1x6
  • Open:

    All year. All day
  • Price per night:

    £18pp. Sole use £60. Continental breakfast £2pp.
  • Booking:

    Via telephone or email.
  • Directions:

    Take the A689 from Alston. In Nenthead opposite Methodist Chapel (the Hive cafe) turn right, go through Nenthead mine's car park, Mill Cottage is 200 yards further up the single track on the left, directly opposite Nenthead mine site.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest train stations are at Hexham and Penrith.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail Isaacs Tea Trail C2C Cycle Route Pennine Way
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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aMixed dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Mill Cottage Bunkhouse

Welcome back to an old favourite bunkhouse in the North Pennines AONB

July 26th 2022

To the delight of C2C cyclists, walkers and lovers of the remoteness of the North Pennines, Mill Cottage Bunkhouse in Nenthead is taking guests again. Formerly known as the Assay Office Bunkhouse and now under new ownership, the bunkhouse is open to individuals, couples and small groups of up to 6 people. Dogs are welcome (by arrangement), a continental breakfast can be provided and you’ll find a cafe, community shop and bike repair centre in the nearby village.

Bicycle welcome sign
Front of white house and adjoining bunkhouse

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