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Isaacs Byre

Alston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972623)

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    • “A "peace" of heaven, spelling mistake intended”
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    • “Spent two blissfully peaceful days i a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, the owners Judith and Rob have furnished the cottage with everything you could need for adults children and pets, great for walkers but also for peace and solitude. Many Thanks John and Christine”

    John B, Barnsley, United Kingdom, December 2017

    • “Lovely quiet location with great surroundings. Boot room a great asset . Nice well equipped kitchen with a fantastic cooker . Lovely log fire . Overall a very nice cottage. Owners live next door and were very helpful and friendly .”

    Mr Blackman, Deal, December 2018

    • “A very well appointed cottage, excellent facilities and very clean.”

    Mr Harrison, Selby, October 2018

    • “Cottage was superb & hosts were friendly but discreet. Views from & around cottage were lovely & it was a quiet place to stay including no network for our phones: bliss! Would stay there again & allowing the dog to come was catered for with treats left for him alongside our freshly made biscuits on arrival. Thank you”

    Ms Lochhead, Poole, October 2018

    • “Views were lovely all around the cottage”

    Mrs Evans, Great Yarmouth, August 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

This characterful cottage with a ground floor bedroom and bathroom will appeal to couples, families and those who have difficulty with stairs. Positioned in an elevated position to take in the South Tyne Valley views and in an area of peace and tranquillity for those looking for a relaxing away from it all holiday yet within 1 mile of Garrigill with shop and pub. The cottage is located in an area known as The Roof of England.

Garrigill is in an elevated location 4 miles south of Alston, England's highest market town with cobbled streets, shops, restaurants and bars. The Eden Valley and South Tyne Valley, both with quiet country roads, are ideal for those wanting to explore on bike and the C2C cycle route is close by. There are many walks from the doorstep and the waterfall at Ashgill is a must to visit and only two miles from the cottage. Killhope and Nenthead Mines, along with artist’s studios, the South Tynedale Railway and golf course are close by just waiting to be explored and The Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, the Pennines, historic city of Carlisle and Newcastle are all within driving distance. Peace, quiet and solitude are in abundance at this most characterful three bedroom, three bathroom cottage which benefits from superb views to the nearby South Tyne Valley. The cottage is located in a small, quaint, rural hamlet which allows visitors to enjoy seclusion yet within easy reach of Garrigill (1 mile) with a small general store/post office, pub serving food and real ales and a private swimming pool. The cottage has been carefully planned by the owners, who live next door, to cater for your every need with many thoughtful touches that are sure to be well received by couples or family groups.

The mid terrace of three cottages is heated by a ground source heat pump and a cosy wood burning stove and comprises an open plan lounge/kitchen with sitting area around the wood burning stove, TV with sky, dining table beside the patio doors and full height windows to take advantage of the views over the garden down the South Tyne Valley.
Kitchen with range cooker with gas hobs and electric ovens, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
Boot room with electric airer and tumble dryer.
Double bedroom with can be converted into twin beds (please advise at time of booking).
Family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

First floor: Twin bedroom with adjacent shower room with WC and hand basin.
Characterful double bedroom with en suite shower room with hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided.
Cot and highchair available.
Private parking for 3 cars.
Patio garden with seating, BBQ, log and bike store.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Heating by ground sourced pump and a woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with sky, Freeview
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair avail on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio garden with seating, BBQ, log and bike store
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

Regional Information

ALSTON Melmerby 8 miles; Penrith 18 miles; Stanhope 20 miles; Hexham 23 miles; Carlisle 29 miles; Barnard Castle 30 miles. Alston is set in the North Pennines in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by a unique landscape of moorland, hills, rivers and waterfalls, and is England's highest market town. This intriguing town, with its cobbled streets and fascinating nooks and crannies, was the location for ITV's productions of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist. Alston and the North Pennines have long inspired artists and writers; the poet and writer W H Auden loved the area and today Alston is an inspiration to the craftspeople who live and work there. There is a host of unusual shops in the town including quality crafts and galleries. Take a ride on one of the lovingly-restored steam and diesel engines through the beautiful scenery of the South Tyne valley on the South Tynedale Railway which is currently being extended and will run from Alston through to Slaggyford from 2017. The River Tyne is also noted as one of the finest salmon rivers in England and day-ticket fishing is available locally. The North Pennines used to be one of the wealthiest lead mining centres in Europe, and the Killhope Lead Mining Museum offers a great family day out with interactive exhibitions. With the drive along the A686 recognised by the AA as one of the world's best drives, and northern Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland, all within easy reach, this makes a superb base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas