Isaac’s Byre is a dog friendly self catering cottage. We welcome two to four well behaved dogs here. If you have large dogs then we are sorry but we can accommodate only two.

Boot room in our dog friendly cottage
Boot room which we have set up as a multi purpose room including as a dog friendly room.


Because we love dogs so much we provide a few extras free of charge:

Towels for their wet or muddy paws,
A tag for their collars with the cottage address and phone number so they don’t get lost.
Some dog snacks. There are biscuits for humans so we can’t leave out our dog guests,
A water bowl,
Throws for the sofas, extra throws if you need them.
Old sheets in case it is very muddy outside,
Biodegradable poop bags,
Torches so you can see when you take your dogs out at night for their last minute walk before bed,
A bucket and brush and an outside tap to clean muddy paws,
Spare leads in case you have forgotten to pack your pup’s lead.
A list of pet friendly pubs and other places to eat. Most places around the area are dog friendly,
We have crates which you are able to borrow if you wish too.


There are dozens of pet friendly walks here. Too many to list them all here.
We have a variety of maps with dog friendly circular walks. Many of the walks start from the door. We can give you recommendations of walks to suit your dog. We know some of your doggy friends may not be able to climb stiles. And others may not like muddy fields. And some need to be able to run off the lead rather than staying on the lead.
Ask us for our recommendations of suitable walks. You may prefer to have a walk which has a dog friendly pub en route.
South Tynedale Railway is very pet friendly. One idea of a level walk is to take the train to the last stop and walk back.


The water bowl we use in our cottage is very pet friendly. We use one for our Labrador and have another for our hens. Portabowl Twist n Flow, invented by our friend Leo. You can buy them at Mad Hatters hardware shop in Alston or online.