St Johns Cottage Garrigill
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This cosy one bedroomed cottage is part of the old parsonage in Garrigill. Situated on the North Pennines, just 4 miles from the main town at Alston, the Pennine Way and C2C pass the front door. Plenty of walking and cycling and sightseeing straight out of the village, or just a short drive to Hadrians Wall Country. Around an hours drive away, we also have the shopping metropolis of Newcastle, beautiful city of Carlisle and the Lake District National Park.
After a busy day exploring, come back home and relax in the sauna and jacuzzi at St Johns Pool. Part of the property, our guests can enjoy early morning and late evening use (before 10am and after 9pm guaranteed) - Pool facilities are used exclusively for your party during the session, if you prefer a peaktime session then thats fine too! We send you details how to pre-book those nearer your arrival. (We hire out the facilities for exclusive booked sessions during our opening hours)
The cottage has a brand new shower room and kitchen facilities include microwave and toaster, fridge with freezer compartment and all the usuals you would expect. You are welcome to borrow our laundry facilities. We include a welcome pack for your arrival and all linens.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle airport 70 km, Nearest railway: Carlisle, Penrith or Hexham 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Shared garden|
The Cumbria/Lake District
Alston Moor and the Eden Valley are a very special part of Cumbria. Follow the Pennine Way or South Tyne Trail through the Moor, climb Cross Fell or wander across Fells and Moorland. Visit the South Tynedale Railway or go underground at Nenthead Mines or Killhope just over the border into Teesdale. Alston Moor is within sight of three counties - Cumbria, Durham Princes Bishop (Teesdale & Weardale) and Northumberland. Within an hour from major cities of Carlisle, Hexham, Newcastle, and not much further to visit beautiful Durham we are perfectly placed for any type of holiday! Action packed or peaceful - you choose.
Go ghyll scrambling, climbing, caving, cycling or walking, or just find a peaceful spot and relax with a book. Its all here!
UPDATE! Alston Moor now has achieved Walkers are Welcome status
In the Village
Garrigill itself is a friendly little village. We have a village post office and shop for your emergency supplies, the childrens park is just behind St Johns House, and the village hall often has events going on—particularly popular is the monthly pub night (last Saturday each month) as our lovely pub is currently closed but check with us for updates!
You can walk straight out of the door in any direction and find beautiful scenery, waterfalls, fells and tracks. The Pennine Way and the C2C both pass the door and the South Tyne Trail too. Maps are available in the cottage as well as our own local knowledge of where to wander! Just four miles walk along the South Tyne brings you to Alston…. (or a short drive if you prefer!)
In the Town
Alston is our nearest town and you will find here the Tourist Information Centre, banks, pubs, a pharmacy, Co-op, cafes and knick knack shops. Popular haunts are the Wholefood shop, Moody Baker, Blackstocks butchers with award winning sausages and the aladins cave which is Mellow Yellow. (Tell them Debbie at the pool sent you!) There are also two petrol stations, both with mechanics should you need them!
Local restaurants include the weekend evening Bistro at Blueberries, Alston House Bar & Restaurant and also Victoria Spice if you fancy the more exotic. The Cumberland Inn is a CAMRA Awarded Inn selling award winning cask ales for the connoisseur and general beer lover alike!
For the children the town hall has regular film clubs, a wonderful library, and soft play (check with them for current days) Fairhill Playground at the top of the town has a new Ball park and equipment. Don't forget the South Tynedale Railway—a wonderful steam railway and sometimes visited by Thomas the Tank and teddy bear friends! For the crafty among you visit Toil & Bubble in station yard, or find out more about local history at The Hub.
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22 Jun 2014
We booked our weekend away at St John's cottage as it looked perfect for what we were looking for, quiet and in the middle of nowhere. It lived up to it and more. The surrounding areas are beaut… More
26 Apr 2014
"A fantastic few days to recharge the batteries."
Stayed here for 3 days, had a wonderful and relaxing time, beautiful cottage in a stunning location.Has muffins and chocolates left for us on arrival. The pool, jacuzzi and sauna were clean and well k… More
20 Apr 2014
"Perfect location for walkers and cyclists"
The cottage is cosy, perfect for relaxing. It has everything you need from a comfortable bed to a large shower. The pool is perfect after a long hard day of cycling or walking. It is located in a quai… More
5 Apr 2014
"Lovely relaxing holiday, beautiful quiet surroundings, great pool"
Stayed with my Husband and 15 month Son and all had a great time. Given lovely muffins on arrival. Cottage larger then it looks in the photos and had everything we needed, cooked our evening meal eve… More
21 Mar 2014
"Peaceful and relaxing"
The cottage break was peaceful and relaxing and Debbie (the owner) certainly makes you feel welcome. The advert mentions the pub nearby ,it turns out the pub is closed which was disappointing, and I w… More
I'm sorry that we had wifi issues during your visit. My husband has replaced the router this weekend and we are back to usual connectivity, albeit at the usual mercy of sporadic rural BTBroadband! We will be updating the description to advise about the pub closure although we live in hope it will reopen soon. There are several excellent pubs in nearby Alston just 4 miles away and we do hope that you were able to sample their casks ales.
1 Mar 2014
"Lovely, relaxing break."
The best thing about this holiday rental is having access to the private pool in the morning and evening. The cottage is cosy and well equipped. The area is remote with some stunning countryside and … More
Thank you for taking the time to review :) Glad that you made good use of the maps!
30 Jan 2014
"Very pleasant, relaxing stay"
We have stayed in the Cottage for my 31st and Debbie and her family made our stay special and welcoming (delicious muffins and flowers on arrival). Their dogs are very well behaved and they got on rea… More
It was lovely to meet you and we are glad you had a lovely birthday here. Debbie
12 Mar 2013
We had a mini break at St Johns to enjoy hiking through some of the lovely countryside, and I have to say it was wonderful to relax in the pool and hot tub after a days activity - a real bonus!
The cottage itself is self-contained, has everything you need and is spacious while still retaining that cosy feeling
12 Mar 2013
An excellent cottage in a brilliant calm scenic setting.
Location is brilliant . Ideal for those wanting to explore the surrounding areas and walk or hike or if you are just wanting a lazy weekend away the tranquilty will suit you also .
The pool is a must so dont forget to take your swim gear .
The cottage has a good sized living room with a sofa bed that folds down . Fully equipped kitchen, I manged to cook a full sunday dinner and even baked with my daughter . The main bedroom has a lovely decorated bedroom with a double bed and plenty of storage space.
The hospitality Debbie provides means we will be visitng again in the Summer Thank You so much
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