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Meg's in Alston, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms

Meg's description

Meg’s is steeped in history, dating back to the 17th century when the notorious landlady, known as Meg Teasdale/Merilees would provide accommodation for local highway men, drug them and rob them. In 1815, Sir Walter Scott wrote a novel called Guy Mannering with Meg as the heroine, it was so popular the first edition sold out on the first day of publication. John Keats also decided Meg was a fascinating character and wrote a well-known poem named after her.

These days Meg’s is a comfortable, first floor apartment in the centre of Gilsland, which will cater for all your needs. Downstairs, the ‘House of Meg’ tearoom is a local favourite for a warming hot chocolate and piece of homemade cake, a welcome refreshment after a day exploring. Gilsland straddles the border of Cumbria and Northumbria, with masses to do in the region especially Hadrian’s Wall and the local Birdoswald Roman Fort, the Gilsland Spa, as well as for visiting Carlisle, the Lake District, Hexham and Newcastle. Beach 30 miles. Shop and restaurant 20 yards, pub 30 yards.
External steps to entrance. All on first floor: 6 steps to living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.Woodburner in living inc. Economy 7 CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. M/wave. W/machine and t/dryer in utility room. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Cot Available
  • DVD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Collection
  • Stairgate
  • Television
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
  • Owner Services Region

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