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Front view of Isaac’s Byre holiday cottage


If you are thinking of a holiday near the Lakes in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside, consider Isaac’s Byre cottage in Garrigill, Alston in the North Pennines AONB and the ‘Roof of England’. It is a charming old barn conversion, recently renovated, sleeping up to 6 people in comfort, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There’s one double bedroom with en suite shower room, one twin on the ground floor which can be a super king size bed with family bathroom nearby, and another twin room with a shower room next to it making it ideal for families or groups of friends.

Downstairs, there’s a wood burning stove, an open plan living room with views over the South Tyne valley, a gorgeous kitchen with range cooker, a garden, storage for bikes, and parking for 2 cars.

The cottage is set in a hamlet of 5 cottages and it is on the C2C and Pennine Way routes. There is lots to do and see within just a few miles. It is also within travelling distance of Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District and Northumberland National Parks, Durham, Carlisle and Newcastle cities or a short hop over the Border to Gretna in Scotland. Alston is 4 miles and village shop, pub and private hire swimming pool are ¼ mile on foot for the adventurous or 1 mile by car. It is also a dog friendly holiday cottage making it an ideal base to start your exploration of the countryside with your dog.

A Sustainable Cottage

Our aim is to be a 100% carbon neutral holiday 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 and Away

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

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