Isaacs_Byre_ pet friendly Cottage Garrigill Alston
Front view of Isaac’s Byre holiday cottage


Isaac’s Byre self catering holiday cottage provides eco-friendly accommodation in Cumbria. The cottage is a charming old barn conversion, renovated to a high standard. Isaac’s Byre can sleep up to six people in quality accommodation. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Our aim has been to make Isaac’s Byre holiday cottage as eco friendly as possible. This was achieved without compromising on comfort.

On the ground floor there is a bedroom which can be set up as a huge super king bed or as twin beds. Close to this bedroom is a family bathroom with a shower over the bath. Upstairs you will find a double bedroom with en suite shower room, with original features. Also upstairs you there is a  twin bedroom with adjoining shower room.  The number of bathrooms and bedrooms makes this cottage ideal for couples, families or friends. We can also accommodate two infants under a year.
On the ground floor of the cottage there is a large open plan living room with kitchen and dining area. The rear of the cottage has French windows with amazing views over the South Tyne valley. The well equipped kitchen has a range cooker, fridge freezer, and dishwasher. Outside the French doors are a patio with table and chairs and barbecue. We also provide an area with storage for bicycles and a recycling boxes for your rubbish.
We also provide a boot room or mud room, right next to the front door,. You can take off muddy boots after a walk and leave them on the rack to dry. There is also an electric airer to dry wet clothes.
Isaac’s Byre is a dog friendly cottage. We love to have up to two well behaved dogs stay here and we provide a dog pack free of charge.
The cottage is set in a quiet hamlet on a hill overlooking the South Tyne valley. There are gorgeous views of the valley and fells. Isaac’s Byre is on the  Pennine Way National Trail. The Pennine Way was the very first National Trail. There are walks from the door of the cottage: so you can be eco friendly and leave your car at the cottage. Our favourite walk is to Ashgill Force, under two miles from Isaac’s Byre. All the local walks make this an ideal cottage for dog walkers and hikers.
There is a lot to do and see within a few miles of the cottage. When you stay here you will be within travelling distance of Historic Hadrian’s Wall. The Lake District World Heritage Site is worth a visit but can be very busy. Within an hour of Isaac’s Byre are Durham, Carlisle and Newcastle cities. The cottage is also just over an hour from Gretna Green in Scotland. Alston is 4 miles and village shop, pub are ¼ mile on foot for the adventurous or 1 mile by car.
Dog friendly cottage

A Sustainable Cottage

Our aim is for the cottage to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We want it to be a sustainable, eco-friendly cottage.

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The History of Isaac’s Byre

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Name plate carved in reclaimed stone by local craftsman

Isaac’s Byre was originally thought to be a bastle house. It was purchased by Rob and Judith-Ann Wardlaw in 1994, and in 2001 they renovated it to the high quality eco-friendly cottage it is today. Find out more about the cottage’s journey.

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Things to See and Do

Get some ideas for things to do or places to visit whilst you stay with us, including walking and cycling.

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Find out about the facilities and little extras we have available for you, your family and pets.

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Getting Here

Directions of how to get to Isaac’s Byre, wherever you are.

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