|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
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 was lovely and the log burner was very welcoming on a very wet and windy day. The property is very well maintained and both the internal and external facilities met our needs perfectly. We will definately be returning to your delightful cottage sooner rather than later.
Really enjoyed our short break. Beautiful location, peaceful and such a change from home. Kids loved it as there is a huge field right next to the cottage that they loves to explore. We went on lovely local days out and at night relaxed in the cottage. It has everything you need
brilliant four night break second time here and have just booked again. Lovely cottage people in the village very friendly . We had such a relaxing time it was so peaceful. It is in a good location for visiting places went to hadrians wall ,ullswater which we really enjoyed took our border collie and he loved it .If you don't want to travel lots of walks from the cottage. We went into alson which is only a short drive away and had some lovely meals alston hotel was nice and went to the Cumberland hotel which was also very nice. Looking forward to coming back .
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.
|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.