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Isaac's Byre, perfect for families, pet friendly, ground floor facilities.

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Alston, Cumbria, England
Fabulous fully renovated 17th century bastle house which has fantastic views over the South Tyne valley and North Pennine hills, retaining some original features such as original beams and very thick stone walls.

We do our best to make sure your stay is a comfortable as possible with home made biscuits and fresh eggs from our hens to welcome you on your arrival. The welcome pack includes a variety of teas and coffee plus milk and sugar so you can make yourself a drink before emptying your car.

Isaac's Byre has 3 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms,including a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. The ground floor room can be set up as a twin or super king to suit your needs. The main room in the cottage is open plan and includes a fully equipped kitchen with range cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher, the lounge area with wood bur...
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Listing #HL259418
About the Owner
Judith-Ann W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2012
Interaction with guests
We will welcome you on arrival and are just next door if you need us but also can be as unobtrusive as you like. As we live locally we can recommend walks, places to eat and things to do. Next door are pet pigs, sheep, ducks and hens. We also have hens behind the cottage so you may be able to buy fresh eggs from us depending on the season. We can be as unobtrusive or as helpful as you wish.
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Lovely family stay in Isaac’s Byre for our half term walking/hiking holiday. The house was well equipped, warm and cozy, with a generous boot room. Walks directly from the cottage across fields to Ashgill Force was a lovely start to our stay. Private swimming in...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Svea P
Management response:Responded May 8, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We do hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 8, 2018

Extremely comfortable and homely cottage perched on a hillside overlooking Garrigill and the South Tyne. Double-height living/dining/kitchen area with wood stove, French doors and a superb view over the North Pennines. Cosy bedrooms, three (!) bathrooms and an extremely useful boot room. Farmyard location with...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Gwandryas
Management response:Responded May 8, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope it isn't long before we see you here again.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Our group of 4 adults, two young children and a dog arrived for a new year weekend. We had a warm welcome and shown the ropes as such with regards to the cottage amenities. The impressions of the cottage were great with it being to...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank philb05
Management response:Responded January 6, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We would love to welcome you back to stay.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
A ground floor bedroom and bathroom provides accommodation for persons with reduced mobility but not wheel chair users. We can provide a ramp. We welcome children and babies and provide high chairs and travel cot and a wooden 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.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
If you are bringing children we can provide some age appropriate games and toys. Plus suitable books and ideas of appropriate days out. Bringing pets? We provide bags, water...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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  • Pet Fee (per pet): $13 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We can provide a welcome hamper featuring locally sourced and fair trade foods for £25.
A meal can be ready for you in your fridge to heat up on arrival. Contact us for menu and cost.
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About the neighborhood
Nearby is a Post Office/general store. Alston has a wide range of shops and places to eat and a steam railway. The town also has an award winning bakery and wholefood shop (with gorgeous cheeses) and Hub museum. Further afield are Killhope lead mining museum, Settle-Carlisle historic railway, Hadrian's wall, Long Meg stone circle, Lacey's caves and lots more.
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. After the walk to Ashgill force we recommend the walk from Bowlees via Low Force to High Force water fall and a visit to the cafe and waterfall at Bowlees. Nearby is also a walk from Cowgreen reservoir to Cauldron Snout
Getting around
There are lots of things to see and do within walking distance or on cycling routes, e.g. Ashgill Force or the source of the Tyne. There are lots of circular walks right from the door. To see things further afield you really need a car or a lift to public transport in Alston or Nenthead. There are buses to carlisle, Haltwhistle and Hexham throughout the year and buses to Keswick in the summer months.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 46.6 mi
Railway: Langwathby: 9.3 mi
Ferry: Newcastle: 46.6 mi
Nearest airport is Newcastle, only one hour away through picturesque scenery, Manchester airport is 2.5 hours away through some amazing scenery. Both airports have a range of hire car companies. The nearest mainline stations are Penrith and Hexham and Langwathby (on the Carlisle/ Settle railway) is closest station around 10 miles away.

The cottage is just 22 miles from Penrith and M6, 25 miles from Hexham and about 30 miles from A1.

There is a regular bus service to Nenthead (3 miles away) and the local taxi service is bookable in advance.
Car hire companies can be found in Newcastle and Manchester airports, Carlisle and Newcastle cities and in Penrith and Hexham.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 46.6 mi.
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