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Welcoming, relaxing cottage, Garrigill, Alston. Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Welcoming, relaxing cottage, Garrigill, Alston.

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 19 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Fabulous 17th century house which has fantastic views over the South Tyne valley and Pennine hills, retaining some original features such as original beams and thick stone walls. It has quirky features such as original fireplace in one of the bedrooms and a beam said to be taken from a ship.

The cottage was completely renovated to a high standard recently and provides all the comforts of home within a quiet rural setting. It has been described as a 'home from home' and 'like being spoon fed relaxation'. We do our best to make sure your stay is a comfortable as possible with home made biscuits and drinks to welcome you on your arrival.

Isaac's Byre has 3 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms,including a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. The ground floor room can be a twin or super king. The main room in the cottage is open plan and includes a new fully equipped kitchen with range cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher, the lounge area with wood burning stove and dining table

Fabulous 17th century house which has fantastic views over the South Tyne valley and Pennine hills, retaining some original features such as original beams and thick stone walls. It has quirky features such as original fireplace in one of the bedrooms and a beam said to be taken from a ship.

The cottage was completely renovated to a high standard recently and provides all the comforts of home within a quiet rural setting. It has been described as a 'home from home' and 'like being spoon fed relaxation'. We do our best to make sure your stay is a comfortable as possible with home made biscuits and drinks to welcome you on your arrival.

Isaac's Byre has 3 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms,including a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. The ground floor room can be a twin or super king. The main room in the cottage is open plan and includes a new fully equipped kitchen with range cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher, the lounge area with wood burning stove and dining table and chairs. As it is open plan it means the cook can take part in the conversation and is not stuck in a kitchen preparing meals alone . There are two comfy sofas and an Art Nouveau armchair. The French doors give views of the countryside: a perfect place to sit and eat.

The house is only 1 mile (by road ) away from the lovely village of Garrigill: (It is 1/4 mile on foot down steep footpath). Garrigill has a Post Office/general store, Pub and private swimming pool (bookable by the hour). Alston, England's highest market town is 4 miles away. It contains many pubs and places to eat, an award winning bakery, exceptional whole food shop which specialises in local cheeses and there are also craft and art studios.

Alston is home to England's highest golf course, South Tynedale steam railway, outdoor centres who can provide activities, transport museum, craft workshops, antique and gift shops. It has many quirky cobbled lanes to explore off the main cobbled street. Alston has featured in many films and TV series including Oliver Twist.

On the doorstep are country walks where you can see lots of wildlife, huge skies, heather covered fells, waterfalls and rare wild flowers while taking in the clean air of the North Pennines. Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Isaac's Byre is a perfect place from which you can take part in many outdoor activities.

This is an ideal cottage for families and friends. For children we have a variety of toys and games which can be put in the cottage for your arrival. Babies and toddlers are welcome and we have high chairs and cots so that two or more couples with babies can be accommodated.

We welcome two well behaved dogs.And can provide a crate on request.

Just inside the front door is a drying/boot room with tumble dryer, electric airer and coat and boot racks.

The cottage is insulated to a high standard and so is lovely and cosy. There is a large wood burning stove and a complimentary supply of logs to keep you extra cosy in the evenings. We provide all fuel, linen and towels.

For the adventurous there are numerous cycle routes close by, either off road or following winding country roads. Cycle hire is available 3 miles away and we provide secure cycle storage

Further afield are the award Killhope lead mining museum, Settle-Carlisle historic railway, Hadrian's wall, Lake District, Durham, Northumberland national park and Gretna Green.

Further details indoors

A ground floor bedroom and bathroom provides accommodation for persons with reduced mobility but not wheel chair users. We welcome children and babies and provide high chairs and travel cot and cot on request. Two well behaved dogs are welcome and we provide water bowl, towels and a few welcoming biscuits for your pooch. .Community gym is 4.5 miles away. Golf course is just 3 miles away. We have arranged special deals with both so if you wish to make use of them please ask.We have electric car charging points so if you have an electric car you can charge it overnight ready for exploring the following day.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is parking for three cars, cycle storage, barbecue,private garden with patio and plenty of chairs, log store and recycling facilities.We also have hens close by who may pop into the garden as they are free range. Hopefully they will be laying and visitors will be provided with some eggs.On arrival you wil be wecomed with home made biscuits, tea, coffee, fruit teas, sugar and fresh milk so you can take a break and have a cuppa after your journey to enjoy the views before unpacking your car.

Location description from owner

The England region

Isaac's Byre is set in the North Pennines AONB (Area of Natural Beauty). The North Pennines is a quiet area with many different landscapes, wildlife and wild flowers. It is ideal for a walking holiday or for relaxing. Close by is Ashgill Force a magical waterfall that you can walk behind, South Tynedale railway which often has steam trains running, Killhope award winning lead mining museum, The Hub a fascinating transport museum in Alston, Alston Golf Course-one of the highest in the UK, numerous cycle trails, fishing in South Tyne and then for those not so active we have many restaurants, pubs and shops. It is about 25 miles from the Lake District National Park. The Lake District is a popular tourist attraction and has lots of lakes (waters) surrounded by high fells.Isaacs Byre is a good base for visiting Hadrian's wall visitor centres, Northumberland e.g. Hexham with it's abbey and old gaol, Durham's famous Cathedral and castle and Carlisle's famous castle and cathedral. Gretna Green, famous for marriages over the anvil is a short hop over the border into Scotland from Carlisle. A couple who were staying in Isaac's Byre were asked to be witnesses at a wedding at Gretna Green, much to their delight. Cumbria has spent time in both Scotland and England in the past. Many battles have been fought over the land. During the troubles some people built themselves bastle houses to protect themselves, their families and cattle. Bastle houses were fortified farm houses and not many are still standing. Isaac's Byre is a former bastle house.

Alston

Nearby is a swimming pool with sauna which you can book by the hour and a Post Office/general store. Alston has a wide range of shops and places to eat and a steam railway. Further afield are Killhope lead mining museum, Settle-Carlisle historic railway, Hadrian's wall, Lake District, Durham, Northumberland national park.

The local area has the Pennine Way (1/4 mile away), C2C cycle way (1/4 mile away), lots of local walks (Ashgill waterfall is just 1.5 miles) and mountain bike routes, award winning bakery, The Hub museum, Toil and Bubble activity centre and St John's Pool.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Judith-Ann W
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
27 Jul 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Oct 2012. Located in Cumbria, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £419 to £729.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Jul 2016.

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“Great place to stay”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2013

The house was in a nice location with very nice views. It was very comfortable and cosy, it had everything you needed. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The house was very clean and three bathrooms was a bonus with the two of us and our four children. We really enjoyed our stay and the weather was brilliant. We would certainly recommend the house.

“It's like being spoon fed relaxation!”

Reviewed 15 May 2013

Where do I start! Well firstly I CANNOT fault a single thing about this holiday. The owner Judith is an absolute delight, and I miss her home made cookies! The cottage itself could not be any more perfect. It has everything you would expect in your own home and MORE! In fact it's better than home and I'd jump at the chance to buy this place if I could. The views are breathtaking, as are the walks from the cottage itself. I liked to go for a wander to the local pub, have a drink, a meal, few games of pool. The lady owner there was lovely and friendly too, just like chatting to some dear friends. I'd strongly recommend St. Johns Pool (not sure I got the name right), as you can hire it for SOLE use!!! Yep, SOLE use! Myself and my partner did so for a couple of hours and it was lovely. I'm 32 and just loved the tranquility of the place, and the little villages a short drive away. I baked cakes whilst I was here, and embellished in some arts & crafts. On our last day we were literally snowed in and couldn't get my car up the steep road that exits from the cottage as we kept rolling back on the ice. Judith and her husband had a powerful range rover and very kindly drove off to buy some suitable rope to tow us out..... I'm amazed at their kindness and generosity! Judith even offered to let us stay an extra night or 2 for free if we couldn't get out.... I SO wished the rope had snapped! We were even told of how to book the cottage through a cheaper option! VERY VERY happy!!!!! Judith, I'll definately be back (although not with my ex!!!)

“A (better!) home from home!”

Reviewed 14 May 2013

We stayed in the cottage for a long weekend and we were bowled over by how clean, fresh and modern it is. The warm welcome from the owner even included homemade biscuits and fresh eggs from the hens in the garden! The kitchen was well equipt and the open plan living and several bathrooms were ideal for us as a young family. We had a wonderful trip to High Force waterfall and we were perfectly positioned to watch the village fireworks display from the patio. Bonus! The roaring fire in the lounge was very welcome during our November stay, but we will definitely be back over the summer to experience the picturesque setting in the sunshine! Highly recommended! Can't fault it.

“Excellent Accommodation with amazing views”

Reviewed 5 May 2013

The accommodation is first class, clean, well equipped and very comfortable. On arrival there were home made cookies, tea and coffee and free range eggs which were much appreciated. The owners are very friendly and approachable if you have any concerns. Our dog was fascinated with the chickens in the garden and practically lived by the patio doors for the first day. We will definitely return to this cottage, and couldn't have found a better place to stay.

“First class accommodation in a great area.”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2013

We have now stayed here twice and have already booked for 2014. Spotless and high quality accommodation in a wonderful location with very friendly but unobtrusive hosts.

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