Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This traditional stone self catering cottage is well equipped and furnished to a good standard, offering flexible accommodation ideal for couples or families. Built in the 17th Century, the cottage was extensively renovated 3 years ago to provide exceptional accommodation in a rural setting.
The character of this cottage is immediately apparent on arrival. The entrance leads to the dining kitchen with oak beams, an original flagged floor, table and chairs, dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker and fridge. This in turn leads to a comfortable living room with traditional oak beams complete with a wood burning stove, SKY TV, video, CD and DVD player plus a selection of DVDs and videos.
The room is also equipped with a night storage heater. On the ground the utility room houses the washing machine and tumble drier and the ground floor bathroom includes an electric shower, WC and hand wash basin. Upstairs there are two bedrooms – one double and one with two single beds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle Airport 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Linen and towels may be hired (£5 pp) . Electricity is included in the price. Initial coal and logs are provided for the multi-fuel burning stove. Dogs are charged at £10 / dog extra.
|Further details outdoors|
Private garden with fantastic views. BBQ and garden furniture.
We require a 20% deposit to secure a booking. Full payment is expected 2-4 weeks before the holiday. You are also requested to provide an additional £50 good housekeeping deposit which will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure assuming that the property has been left clean and tidy and no damage has been caused to the property.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Eden valley is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in England, close to the Lake District, it is often missed out by tourists. There are a number of walks that we have enjoyed in the area including the Lady's walk at Langwathby and Edenhall, the view of Alston Moor, Gossipgate to Blagill and a walk to Ashgill Force which goes directly past the cottage.
Our children particularly enjoy the Ashgill force area in the summertime as they normally either gorge walk or swim in the river.Alston has a 18 hole golf course set in beautiful surroundings. In Garrigill, there is a private pool for hire with jacuzzi and sauna and this is within walking distance of the cottage - down the track into the village of Garrigill. At Stanhope - about a 20 minute drive - there is a heated open air swimming pool (to around 80oF)
In addition to the many walks, activities that we have particularly enjoyed when staying at the cottage include Eden Ostrich World – the award winning farm visitor centre ( www.ostrich-world.com ); The Rheghed Centre – Cumbria’s leading family day out ( www.rheghed.com ); The village bakery at Melmerby – organic bakery serving excellent food ( www.village-bakery.com ); The South Tynedale Railway at Alston -England’s highest narrow gauge railway ( www.strps.org.uk ); The Hub at Alston – a heritage and transport museum ( www.strps.org.uk ); Thortergill forge and tearooms at Garrigill – tearooms where you can watch a blacksmith work. (http://thortergillforge.co.uk ); Nenthead Mines and Heritage Centre – a museum exposing the mineral mining heritage of the North Pennines. ( www.npht.com/nentheadmines/ ); Killope Lead Mining Museum – a fully restored 19th Century lead mine ( www.killope.org.uk ); High Force Waterfall – one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England ( www.visitcountydurham.com ); Weardale Museum – showing Weardale’s Herritage. ( www.waerdalemuseum.co.uk ); Stanhope Open Air Pool – heated open air swimming pool (to around 80oF) (www.woaspa.co.uk )
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2 Aug 2013
"Very quiet and peaceful"
A lovely cottage, so peaceful with no close neighbours. Lovely village of Garigill within walking distance with friendly pub and people. Downside, however, was the 50 yd rough track leading to the property which we were unable to take our car down, so had to make several trips up and down it to take our belongings to the accommodation. The cottage itself was nice but did have a distinct musty smell which was a pity. It was well equipped and the price was as expected. All in all we did enjoy our time there and in particular the tranquillity.
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