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2 Bedroom, 17th Century Property, Beautifully Restored With Traditional Features

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House and Barn in Garrigill, Nr. Alston, Cumbria, Lake District, England, UK - Situated On The Edge Of Garrigill Village, Only 2 Minutes Walk To The Shop, Pub And Historic Church

Situated on the edge of the small village of Garrigill, this 17th century property has been recently renovated to offer a very high standard of accommodation. The barn is open plan lounge kitchen.Large upstairs bedroom and ground floor bunkhouse to the stone,wooden rafters & shower room.The walled patio and seating area to the rear. of the property overlooks beautiful scenery.

Michael Burton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

About Michael Burton

Michael and Kathryn have two children, John and Melissa.

The house does refect the family - the kitchen is full of useful (and some might say useless) kitchen equipment and cookery books, as food is a major passion for the whole family (and job for Kathryn). Melissa and Kathryn like to enter the cookery competitions

The modern gas barbeque and patio area are Michael's territory

John has a love of the outdoors including fishing, and gardening. It's likely that you'll see John at some point tending has vegetables in the kitchen garden. He always enters the vegetable competitions at the Garrigill gala

Michael Burton purchased this barn in 2009

Why Michael Burton chose England

We visited the area a number of times with friends and just loved it.

The scenery is beautiful at any time of year, in any weather, but the walks up to the waterfall in Winter are breathtaking, and it's wonderful to watch the salmon swimming up stream in the Autumn literally 50 metres from the house.

We've always found the people in Garrigill extremely welcoming and there are regular events - craft fairs, fireworks nights, Garrigill gala, carol singing, and even quoits in the Summer

What makes this barn unique

The local pub has open fires and does wholesome home cooked meals, as well as having musical evenings, and various other activities

The possibility of renting a private pool by the hour has always proved popular with our family and friends. You do need to book in advance. It's a lovely way to relax after a busy day before heading back to snuggle in front of the log fire


Alston Moor Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
  • The upstairs shower room is fully tiled with shower cubical wc and wash hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 Bedroom Barn Notes on bedrooms: The upstairs bedroom contains a double bed.The downstairs bunkhouse which is to the rear of the property,and forms part of it.Has A triple bunk bed has a double to the bottom and single to the top.A 24" flat screen TV DVD player PS3 with a range of games.
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: All fully insulated with night storage heaters throughout. Prices include electricity and initial fuel supply for the wood burning stoves. Towels and bedding are provided. Outside: In keeping with the style of the property the garden is enclosed with traditional dry stone walls. The large patio and barbeque area to the rear of the property are furnished with wooden table and chairs (6 people) and a modern gas barbeque. Overlooking beautiful views of the Cumbrian countryside. To the side of the property is a gravelled area with parking for 3 vehicles. The garden to the front of the property is a more traditional kitchen garden, with wooden gate and gravel path. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen is provided. Other: Am initial supply of kindliling and coal is left for the stove.


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2 Bedroom, 17th Century Property, Beautifully Restored With Traditional Features
average rating of 4.44 based on 25 reviews

perfect place for families

  • 5 of 5

Cottage its absolutely amazing and 100%worth staying at. Surrounding area is beautiful and you can find a lot of interesting things to do and places to go. Swimming pool is very close and definitely worth the money. We will be going back again and that's for sure

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Paradise in the Penines

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well stocked and well presented with plenty of bedding, towels and wood for the fire.

We had a great time, what a beautiful place. Perfect!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Cosy cottage in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great few days at Michael's cottage which is was perfect for 2 adults and 3 full on kids. The beds are really comfortable, the log burner is brilliant and the PlayStation and DVD player kept everyone busy at nights. Local area is really safe - our 3 London kids romped around in nearby stream without supervision and just loved it. Don't do what we did and take the turning to Garrigill down a dirt track marked unsuitable for vehicles - the sign wasn't kidding. Also no wifi or mob signal which was bliss for us but requires being a bit organised although you can get a signal from nearby Alston. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Really gorgeous cottage and pretty place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was lovely, and the real fire was perfect for evenings. The towels and bedding were really good quality.

On the first morning we woke to find horses in the field next door , which my daughter loved to see. The views from the cottage are beautiful.

We visited the local swimming pool which was great fun, and a nice relax after several long walks.

The only negative thing is the fact the only pub is now closed down. We ate out several times in nearby Alston, and found everywhere dog and child friendly.

We would love to come and visit again in the summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this cottage before and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This time was no different, apart from the weather was fantastic! The cottage is very well maintained and has everything you need with the added bonus of the lovely log burner for a cozy evening in. The cottage is situated in a lovely little village. Its only a five minute drive into Alston and an excellent base for exploring the beautiful surroundings whether you are walking or driving. We would recommend this spot to anyone who wants a chill out/walking holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 2 of 5

We got to Alston late at night. The instructions were so poor, we couldn't find it in the dark, and ended up staying for the first night in a YHA! found it in the morning, but there is no clear sign on the door.

The house was sweet, but basic things like, no bin bags, when you wash up the water from the sink pours into the storage area, and one role of toilet paper. When you know there are 6 people coming for 2 nights, toilet paper, rubbish bags, good sign and description on how to find it (besides, the GPS will bring you to the door...)

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The property is easy to find being the last house on the left in the village.The property is located in Garrigill not Alston which is approx 5 miles away.The property is always fully stocked with all items such as bin bags toilet rolls spare light bulbs kindling coal and free logs for the duration of your stay.The prior reviews of this property speak for themselves.This family left the property in an unacceptable condition and would warn against letting to them.
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Further Details:

The property is located on the Sea to Sea (CTC) & Penine way England's most popular long distance cycle route, and there are many walks to follow locally in beautiful scenery.

There is plenty to keep all ages fully occupied within easy driving distance - The Eden Ostrich World, The Rheghed Centre, The South Tynedale Railway at Alston, The Hub at Alston (heritage and transport musuem), Nenthead Mines and Heritage Centre, Kilhope Lead Mining Musuem, Weardale Museum, and Stanhope open air pool ( heated ) Hadrian's Wall, and the Lake District.

It is also possible to rent a private pool in the village of Garrigill, within only 2 minutes walk. ( currently £20/hour for the private use of the pool, sauna, and jacuzzi ) A great way to relax at the end of a busy day.


Rates & Availability

Alston Moor Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
All year
Jan 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
All year
Aug 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 20% deposit to secure a booking. Full payment is expected 2-4 weeks prior to the holiday. You are also requested to provide an additional £100 good housekeeping deposit, which will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure, assuming that the property has been left clean and with no damage.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday, however, on occcoasion we may be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.