About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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 rear.exposed stone,wooden rafters & shower room.The walled patio and seating area to the rear. of the property overlooks beautiful scenery.local walks
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
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 Alston Moor
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
sweet cozy little cottage
very small cottage only accessible by car but enjoyed the stay. owner as very helpful it is extremely remote place and no reception.
Lovely Cosy Cottage
We really enjoyed staying in this property and the owner was really helpful with our request when we wanted a microwave. Everything we needed was there. A larger pan would be useful.
Very good conversion of a former barn, set very close to the centre of the village. Very friendly and helpful owner, happy to put himself out for his guests. Highly recommended: we intend to return.
Lovely cosy little place
The multi fuel burner was lovely n warm n made it very cosy the bed was nice n comfy too two things that weren't so good tho was the shower as it was either burning hot or freezing cold it wouldn't just go warm the other was I wished there had been a bigger pan but I suppose most people don't go away n cook there Christmas Dinner so it's probably irrelevant really. The area was beautiful we have never been to this part of the country before and where impressed with its beauty and we saw a bit of snow which made it gorgeous. There was a lovely little river near the property which would be great in summer for paddling in. I think we may come back.
A beautiful small cottage set in stunning surroundings
A lovely cottage with a warm welcoming feeling. Just a few little areas which would have improved our stay. The second ground floor bedroom would have benifitted from an ensuite bathroom. The walls in the bedroom could have been painted to be finished off. The cottage would also have benefitted from a bath being fitted.
Having said that the little extras offered such as the PlayStation, the DVD’s , children’s toys etc were well thought of.
The compact small kitchen was well equipped and was more than adequate for our needs.
After a long day out it was lovely to come back to a welcoming log burner.
Overall we have had a wonderful week and would definitely visit again without any hesitation.
Very cosy and quaint
Lovely cosy cottage near good walks. Had everything we needed for our stay.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
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.