|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...)
We really enjoyed our holiday. Our 9 year old daughter loved the area and her bedroom and our dog loved the walks. Brilliant days out locally. The topping in the cake was our visit to Ashill waterfall and the walk underneath it! We loved visiting hadrians wall and the local towns also. We would love to visit again. Thanks!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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.
The preferred changeover day is Saturday, however, on occcoasion we may be flexible.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.