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Byre Cottage

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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92 Customer Reviews

  • "Third time visiting and once again it was perfect, spotlessly clean, lovely ..."

    Third time visiting and once again it was perfect, spotlessly clean, lovely welcome pack with more fresh eggs through the week, fantastic views, fantastic owners there if needed but don't bother you PERFECT

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean & comfortable & in a fantastic location with stunning views."

    Dogs are well catered for, the use of an outside hose was very much appreciated! Tina & Steve were excellent hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2024

  • "Amazing have been going for years,our home from home."

    Going twice this year and already booked for next year.the hosts Tina and Steve are great and they are like our friends.x

    Reviewed by Dian5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage perfect for a very relaxing holiday, found Lovely walks the owners were very helpful would recommend"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Superb cosy, comfortable, and spotlessly clean dog friendly little cottage with stunning views!"

    We arrived to a much appreciated welcome pack for us and our dog. The owners, Tina and Steve live next door, are lovely and on hand if needed. If you're looking to get away from it all, I can't recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our 7th visit and we already have our 8th and 9th booked."

    I think that says it all really. The only thing that would make our week's stay better would be two week's stay. Absolutely perfect every time. Thank you so much Tina and Steve.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had the most fantastic stay at Byre Cottage."

    It was so peaceful and the hosts were lovely and helpful. Definitely will be back.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Such a beautiful cottage, it was very clean & had everything you needed."

    The little extras were a welcome treat from the owners Tina & Steve, who were very welcoming. The cottage is well situated with stunning views. Would highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "A great little cottage with a large upstairs bedroom."

    Very clean, cosy, warm and beautifully furnished and maintained. Dog friendly and secure. In a stunning area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Byre cottage is a little gem!"

    Beautiful, rural location with wildlife and amazing views, lots of walks from the cottage, warm, clean and comfortable. Lovely, friendly owners on hand next door if required. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "Home from home, dream location with some fantastic walks, scenery on the doorstep."

    Great property with all you need for a relaxing stay, wouldn't hesitate to book again. A credit to Tina and Steve.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2023

  • "Byre cottage is everything you could wish for in a cottage holiday."

    Stunning views, outstanding cottage, and a warm welcome. I shall visit here again in the very near future.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a beautiful place to stay, cosy , comfortable, very clean, everything there you need for a fantastic stay, the lovely smell of the cottage when you first open the door ( you would never know that dogs had been staying there previously), the views of the scenery are breathtaking, local people very friendly, the cottage owners Tina and Steve are a nice couple they can’t do enough for you, but they don’t intrude on your stay, the eggs from their rare breed chickens are lovely, the only thing we thought was a down point is that the village did not have a pub or place to go and eat, you had to go 4 mile in to Alston to find a couple of places to eat but you definitely need the use of a car as there are no local buses or taxis, we had some lovely walks down along the river and some nice days in Penrith and Lake Windermere."

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Such a superb cottage, with everything you need for a stay."

    Lovely touches such as the small slow cooker and welcome pack, including their own chicken eggs. The views from the cottage are outstanding as is the local wildlife. We enjoyed barn owl watching in the evenings. We spotted the hedgehogs and squirrel. Linda and Steve are fantastic hosts, keen to ensure your every need is met. It was a lovely relaxing haven, we enjoyed it so much we have already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    We were given a warm welcome on arriving together with a very generous welcome pack. The cottage was in pristine condition inside and out. In fact it felt like we were the first people to use the accommodation. The view from the lounge was beautiful. Such a peaceful place to watch the wild life and especially the red squirrels. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Aug 2023

  • "Byre cottage is absolutely lovely modern decor ,very comfortable bed the cottage was very clean every thing you need for a holiday stay , plenty of towels & the views were stunning there was a red squirrel that came most days to the tree out side the cottage as there was a little box with nuts in for it ,we meet the owners Steve & Tina they were lovely & helpful if we needed anything ,there was a lovely deck area with a small table & chairs to sit & take in the views except it did rain a lot while we were there but still we had a lovely holiday very peaceful & a good rest ,the cottage looks smaller on the out side than in it's a good size for 1 bed cottage & my 2 dogs loved it we had fresh eggs from the owners chicken's which were lovely for breakfast there wasn't any thing not to like about Byre cottage ."

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely warm welcome on arrival."

    The cottage is a (wow)moment when you walk in, wonderful views, saw red squirrel 4 times brilliant, a lovely welcome pack ,lovely and peaceful will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect cottage with amazing views, nothing is too much for the owners, highly recommended and already booked again for next year."

    Cheryl and Garry

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cosy, spotless, everything we needed for a relaxing break."

    Property owners excellent hosts, friendly but not intrusive. Idyllic location with exceptional views and sightings of red squirrels from the cottage the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our 7th stay in this beautiful clean and furnished property."

    We already have our 8th booked. Anyone who is looking for a quiet peaceful break with absolutely fantastic views then this is the place for you. There are loads of lovely walks from the door. The local pubs in Alston serve good reasonably priced food. You can also get all your shopping needs in the Spar at Alston. The owners are on hand if you need them and are an extremely nice couple. We can't find one single fault with Byre Cottage. Go on give it a try. Mark and Elaine Wilson.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and very clean , it had everything we needed , and the ..."

    The cottage was lovely and very clean , it had everything we needed , and the scenery was amazing , the owners were really welcoming and helpful , lovely stay

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was delightful and very clean and the view from the windows was stunning."

    All conducive to a relaxed holiday.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "Stayed for 1 week in May with my lovely wife and our little dog Nancy."

    Perfect tranquil setting with lovely walks on hand.Seeing the birds and the lambs out daily is so relaxing.The balcony attached to the cottage is a nice touch.The hosts live next door which is great for any issues,lovely welcome goodies and a very informative welcome brochure.Spotless throughout and well equipped.We see now why it is always full and plenty of revisits.The whole food shop in Alston is recommended for all quality food lovers.Excellent owner and great cheeses.Cannot recommend the property any more highly.well done to Steve and Tina.We shall return.

    Reviewed by Warren5.0May 2023

  • "Well what can I say ,amazing stay as always."

    We stay here every year and love it so much sometimes twice a year.we are already booked for 2 holidays next year.we like to think of Tina & Steve as friends and not just hosts,as we have both shared our sadness of the loss of our furbabbies,our shadow(husky)and ishy(westie)and Tina and Steve's bubba.hubby is addicted to the girls eggs and the wildlife we see when we are there is amazing.we never want to leave at the end of our stay,thanks Tina and Steve for always making our holidays with you so special.tina just want to say they are planted you will know what I mean.see you next year already counting down the days.xx

    Reviewed by Dian5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a great position, enjoyable views from the terrace and so peaceful, the owners Steve and Tina were so friendly and helpful we're already planning a return visit for next year."

    Reviewed by Graham James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean cottage in a stunning setting."

    Owners were on hand without being intrusive. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet getaway in the fells.

    Reviewed by Jules5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely views, lovely hosts!"

    Can recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Sabine5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful few days away - the cottage is beautiful and Steve & Tina so friendly and welcoming."

    Everything we needed for our stay was there, including a lovely welcome pack - our pup was so happy with his biscuit gift! We can't wait to come back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Dec 2022

  • "On arrival at Byre Cottage it was very warm and welcoming on a blustery autumn day."

    The cottage is very clean and well equipped and the views are wonderful. We received a welcome of biscuits and eggs which were much appreciated - and Tina and Steve the owners couldn't have been more helpful, though not intrusive. This is a great base to get out into the surrounding countryside and towns and villages - we visited a different cafe each day and all were great quality plus very dog friendly which our 2 chocolate labradors enjoyed. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Byre Cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Yet again a wonderful stay our 5th with our 6th all ready booked."

    Absolutely faultless property a credit to the owners. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2022

  • "One of, if not, the cleanest cottages we have stayed in."

    We were greeted by the owner after we shortly arrived. Nothing was too much for them. We had a wonderful and enjoyable stay. We have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2022

  • "There are no improvements that I can suggest as it was perfect ."

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Byre Cottage."

    As soon as we entered the property it was a ‘WOW’. Spotlessly clean and the view was out of this world. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. We have already booked to go back next year. 100% recommend, absolutely faultless!!!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "After travelling from the midlands we arrived at this lovely little cottage."

    Upon arrival we were made welcome, Steve and Tina greeted us and told us about the area and property. The cottage is lovely, very cosey with outstanding views across the valley. The cottage has everything you need for 2 people to stay. Well equipped and comfortable. If you are lucky like ourselves you will see the red squirrel most morning collecting nuts from the holders around the property. Can’t fault this lovely little cottage and it’s owners. Easy driving distance to attractions like beamish.

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Sep 2022

  • "My wife, myself and our 2 dogs have just had an incredible week in Byre cottage."

    It was exactly what we needed. It was extremely tranquil with amazing views from the windows and decking area. The cottage itself is very clean, comfortable and well set out. The owners of the cottage live next-door and are very approachable and friendly and we're there if we needed anything. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful break away from it all Byre cottage is a must. It's a 10 out of 10 from us.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Ideal for walkers who have or have not got dogs."

    Beautiful views. High standard of equipment in cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful place."

    This cottage is everything you want for a relaxing holiday and more! Thank everyone you Steve & Tina, see you again soon.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Gorgeous little cottage, pretty remote with stunning views and amazing walking."

    The cottage was well equipped, spotlessly clean and very warm and cozy which was lovely as the weather was not good. We would definitely recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Brian and Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, clean cottage."

    Very friendly owners, everything was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect , fantastic views and definitely had the wow factor clean and comfortable, Steve and Tina were very friendly."

    Plenty of good walks from cottage and all villages were dog friendly and welcoming. It made for a perfect holiday and we went home relaxed and refreshed.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Super cottage, all the facilities you would require plus more."

    Dogs were provided for and enjoyed their stay. Tina and Steve were excellent hosts, thanks for the eggs. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful, clean cosy cottage with amazing views."

    Very welcoming owners, who were on hand if needed. Perfect place to stay for a couple wanting to explore this wonderful area.

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Byre Cottage."

    The cottage was in a beautiful setting, was very clean and had everything we needed. Tina and Steve made us feel very welcome and provided some lovely fresh eggs too!

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Apr 2022

  • "As always a wonderful experience, we go every year and am already booked for next year."

    Clean ,comfortable and the views are to die for.tina and Steve are great and the eggs are second to none from Tina's lovely hens.the red squirrels on the tree outside are gorgeous.we like to think of Tina and Steve as friends.the welcome pack is a lovely touch.cant wait till next May.

    Reviewed by Dian5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very clean and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location, the hosts were very helpful."

    The welcome pack was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect for the wife our small dog and myself"

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Recently stayed at byre cottage, Was a beautiful cozy cottage, cottage was faultless and we was welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine, fresh eggs and milk in fridge complements of Steve and Tina, lovely tranquil location ideal setting to relax, would definitely revisit."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2022

  • "As always we enjoyed every minute of our holiday at Byre Cottage."

    The cottage is absolutely spotless warm and and very comfortable. The owners are a lovely couple and are there to help in any way they can. One word describes the whole holiday. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2021

  • "A great holiday cottage perfect for us and are best friend benji ,plenty of walks from the door."

    The property was clean a very nice ,will go back and would definitely recommend. 10/10

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Red squirrel watching from the deck was a bonus."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2021

  • "Well what can I say due to covid I had this holiday booked and postponed twice ,as we had stayed there previously I booked as soon as we arrived home and was determined to return."

    We had yet another fabulous week with Tina and Steve and their lovely dog bubba,the cottage was spotless and the welcome pack was lovely once again.we saw the red squirrels on the tree outside and also a young spotted woodpecker when we went into alston we saw a gorgeous siberian goshawk on a man's arm added bonus to our holiday.i also met Lisa Riley ( many dingle from emmerdale) as she came overto stroke and hug our siberian husky.the night before we left we saw an owl on the fence around the decking ,the perfect end to the perfect week.already booked in for next April.

    Reviewed by Dian5.0Aug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed staying at Brye Cottage."

    Ruby, my dog, and I were made very welcome. Ruby enjoyed her doggie treats in the Welcome Pack and I thought the eggs laid by the owners chickens were fab. The Cottage had everything that we needed. Would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners are lovely people and couldn't do enough for us."

    They even provided us with a bottle of wine, chocolates, doggy treats, a box of their own eggs and milk on our arrival. That and the lovely cottage, with its spectacular views, made this a memorable week's holiday. We shall, definitely, return in the future. Hopefully, the pub in the local village will have re-opened by then. David & Carol

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything was perfect the cottage was spotless and cosy the views were amazing"

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2021

  • "If you like rugged scenery and rare wildlife, Byre Cottage is perfect."

    The owners were very helpful, and nothing seemed too much for them. My wife and I enjoyed the solitude and peacefulness of Byre Cottage.

    Reviewed by Terence Brian4.4Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is a credit to the owners, they have thought of everything, it was also spotlessly clean."

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Byre Cottage."

    Missing the peace and quiet already! The cosy cottage, beautiful views, and the red squirrels were so entertaining. We will visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2021

  • "Such a lovely cozy cottage , a credit to the owners making it so lovely and spotlessly clean and inviting, the area is so relaxing and walks galore, restaurants around the area are spot on ."

    A massive thankyou from the newtons

    Reviewed by Arthur4.7May 2021

  • "Byre cottage was such a beautiful place."

    Small and compact with everything you could want. The bedroom was light and airy and every window had stunning views of the fields and hills. The owners had left a welcome pack which included treats for our dogs and fresh eggs from there own hens. A great place to unwind and just take in all the nature.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2021

  • "A great place to visit."

    Warm and comfortable. Red Squirrel feeder outside the window so you can have a good view. Good walks.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "The hosts were exceptional, very friendly and helpful but not intrusive."

    It was our puppy's first holiday and he was also made very welcome and we were given a lovely welcome pack which included treats for humans and dogs. A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2021

  • "What an absolute treasure."

    The cottage is immaculate with everything you could ask for and more. Beautifully done out to the highest spec. The owners are amazing people who were just so wonderful nothing is too much for them. We were overwhelmed by their kindness and generosity. If you get the opportunity to stay here don't pass it up you will love it too!!

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Dec 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless, has the most amazing views and was so cosy to return to at the end of a day exploring."

    There were lot's of lovely walks nearby to enjoy and the owners were very friendly, leaving treats for both us and our dog. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "We love this cottage and it is ideal for local walks and getting into the real wild."

    It's not for everyone but if love the Pennines you will enjoy this cottage. It is lovingly looked after by the ownwers who keep it spotless, comfortable and most welcoming.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2020

  • "Second time weve been here its so peaceful and relaxing."

    The cottage owners are lovely people and the area is it

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Tina and Steve were very welcome and helpful."

    All COVID measures were in place which didn’t detract from our expectations. The cottage was extremely comfortable and the soft furnishings were attractive. We were met with a lovely welcome pack and the dog was included with goodies for him. Enclosed garden and patio which was such a relief for us as we knew the dog was safe as well as the neighbouring sheep. Plenty of walks nearby, with beautiful panoramic views. So relaxing to have a meal gazing out at the views.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, exceeded our expectations."

    Enclosed garden for our two small dogs was a bonus. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2020

  • "5 star on all counts, you don’t find properties like this very often the views have to be seen to be believed."

    Would not hesitate to return

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "On arrival we were amazed at the idillic location of the cottage."

    Lots of dog walks from the front door, an hours drive to keswick! Amazing. The cottage was very clean, tidy and well cared for. We loved our surprise treats when we arrived, some doggy treats, bottle of wine and some free range eggs from the owners own chickens! Will definitely return, hopefully later this year

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Mar 2020

  • "My husband and I, together with our 2 border terriers stayed at Byre Cottage from 9th to 15th November."

    We were welcomed with luxury treats for both ourselves and the dogs, which were much appreciated. The cottage is situated in an excellent location with outstanding views all around. Many local walks are quite literally on the doorstep. The cottage itself was very well equipped, immaculately clean and decorated to a high standard. In fact it was so perfect, we didn't want to leave! We would most definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2019

  • "Five stars on all counts, great location, very private detached property set back at the end of a private lane, enclosed lawned garden, large deck, owners next door if you need them and very friendly and helpful, fabulous views, clean and well furnished, warm, cozy, great kitchen and bathroom, spacious bedroom, large comfy bed, smart TV with strong wifi."

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was so cosy and comfortable."

    We felt at home instantly. There was treats for us and the dog. I loved the fact that they thought of all sorts of little bits, even a pet first aid kit - luckily didn’t need this tho! The surroundings were beautiful and we never tired of the views. There was lots of nature around the cottage, owls, rabbits, sheep and pheasants. We had lovely walks and would really recommend the cottage for a lovely peaceful and relaxing break. Thank you for a lovely rest

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in outstanding area and extremely thoughtful hosts."

    Have already booked again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have been renting holiday cottages for the last 35 years this is the cleanest and most comfortable cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The views are incredible, High Force Waterfall a must to see. Barnard Castle market town well worth a visit. We were given a lovely welcome from Tina and Steve, we drove 326 miles and during a conversation found out Steve and Tina used to live in our area and Steve used to work with our brother- in- law, what a small world! The welcome pack was outstanding and very much appreciated by humans and dogs alike. Thank you very much Tina and Steve for all you do for your guests. Mr & Mrs Drake, Misty & Lottie August 2019

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2019

  • "The instructions told us to find the cottage on the left whereas we found it to be situated on the right Highly recommended ."

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2019

  • "This cottage was one of the best we have been to."

    the weather was good and the hosts were very welcoming. very good value for the holiday . had a little trouble at the start as could not fine property but a quick call to owners and problem solved.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a lovely welcome from tina and steve the thoughtful treats were very ..."

    We had a lovely welcome from tina and steve the thoughtful treats were very unexpected especially for frank the dog the free range eggs were lovely and the named hens who had laid them were touching and they are much loved and part of the family the safe area for frank the dog to play in was very reassuring so peaceful and quiet the views fantastic and a lovely haven for getting away from it all we will stay again perfect thank you shirley steven johnson

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and absolutely spotless."

    The hosts are the nicest people I haven't met! They were next door if we needed them and contact details were supplied but they avoided the awkward check in by leaving us the key and a lovely welcome package and it was really nice after a long drive to let ourselves in and relax. Perfect for a couple or anyone wanting a break, it's so secluded I don't think I spoke to anyone but my boyfriend in 48 hours! We've already recommended to family and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and had everything you needed except a coffee table and maybe an extra comfy chair as the small settee was uncomfortable for two."

    on arrival there was welcome goodies for us and the dogs which was much appreciated. The views were amazing and we thought we could walk for miles however most walks start with a stile, these are obstacles for old or large dogs and impossible to access.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your comments on board and have now replaced the sofa with a new larger reclining sofa and a small side table as well. Once again many thanks and welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Jun 2019

  • "What a little treasure in the countryside this is."

    Amazing views from the cottage. Comfy, comfy bed which is very important when you're on you're hols! X

    Reviewed by Deb5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in an amazing location."

    Owners Tina and Steve lovely friendly people.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was beyond all expectations,the welcome pack was such a nice gesture,and the owners were very polite and helpfull ."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    Owners were so friendly and the welcome pack was nice which included easter eggs for our visit ,fresh chicken eggs, wine and milk. The views from the cottage are stunning and something you will never tire of.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2019

  • "The owners live very close by and were welcoming and happy to help."

    The extras provided such as treats for dogs and ourselves and things like towels for the dogs if needed. The cottage was very well equiped with quality fixtures and fittings. Extras such as books, games and Bluerays were much apprieciated. The views were stunning as were opportunities for watching birds and animals from inside and outside.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was above and beyond our expectations, Tina and Steve were amazing."

    The cottage was stunning, beautiful interior design all done by Tina. Our welcome pack was great and included treats for our dogs. Beautiful lambs in the field right outside our cottage,rabbits, pheasants and even a black grouse. Already booked in next year, can't wait. A peaceful and relaxing holiday had by us and the dogs.

    Reviewed by Dian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with excellent views, really quiet, really clean and comfortable."

    Welcome pack is a lovely touch, eggs are lovely. Have now booked again. Instructions to get there is misleading but the locals are really friendly to ask.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way and a true credit to the owners."

    We could not fault it in any way, it was spotless and clean and every thing you needed was provided.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely position overlooking the village of Garrigill and the surrounding hills."

    It was so clean with everything in it that is needed. I would fully recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage - clean, cosy and well equipped with fabulous views of the countryside."

    Owners are very friendly and helpful. We arrived in dreadful weather conditions to treats not only for us but for the dogs too which were much appreciated! Garrigal is a small village just right if you are looking forward to peace and quiet. Would highly recommend this cottage and look forward to a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had a lovely week at brye cottage ."

    very nice and friendly owners. soon had the wifi sorted. My dog Bailey loved the walks. You get a very good welcome at the George and Dragon pub .thank you will be back.

    Reviewed by David J5.0Oct 2018

  • "The accomodation was superb but just two points I would mention."

    The online information did not indicate that the owners house was so close alongside, they were very nice however and to say that there is Wi-Fi is a little misleading as it was more off than on.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, With relation to the Wi-Fi we have looked into this and found there was an issue, I sincerely apologise for this. We have since had the issue rectified and can assure you the Wi-Fi is fully working. I hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2018

  • "Very neat, compact, quiet Amazing place, impressive scenery Very friendly and helpful owners Looking forward of having the opportunity to go again."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2018

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  • This property was awarded a 2023 Sykes Star for scoring consistently perfect feedback from guests
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with veranda.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with integrated freezer, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed front lawn
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Note: Private track up to the property.

The property

A beautiful one bedroom retreat situated on the outskirts of Garrigill, close to Alston; in an AONB, with views sweeping out across the hillside and beyond.

Perfectly suited for couples, Byre Cottage brings you closer to the peaceful scenery, with its very own veranda overlooking the dreamy landscape, and an enclosed front lawn.

A true home-away-from-home, this destination can be appreciated all-year-round, the owner's even provide a lovely welcome pack to ensure you feel settled upon arrival.

Discover the wonderful open-plan living area, a light and airy set-up including a fold-out dining table and a country-cottage kitchen with all of the essentials you are going to need.

The ground floor is finished with a glistening shower room, complete to that of a high standard.

Upstairs, the king-size bedroom is where you will want to be, relaxing under the contemporary skylight windows, amidst front-facing views which invite the glorious outside in.

Summery bedding, a dressing table, and a wardrobe all add to the heart-warming ambience.

Be at one with the location however you choose, the centre of the village is the green, a post office and village store, St John’s church and the village hall, all are nearby.

The C2C cycle route passes through the village.

At Ashgillside and Beldy there are waterfalls namely Ashgill Force and Thortergill Force, and the Pennine Way passes through the village on its way from Dufton via Cross Fell, Great Dun Fell and on to Alston.

A unique part of Cumbria not to be missed.

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About the location


Alston 3.6 miles.

Surrounding this small village is Alston Moor, a beautiful and diverse area known for its rare alpine flora and moorland birds. This was once one of the richest mining areas in Britain and reminders of this industry are everywhere. Grassed-over spoil heaps, sunken pits, rusting machinery and a myriad of tracks and byways all speak of the riches once gleaned from underground. Nestling in these upland valleys are the lead-mining villages of Nenthead and Garrigill. Standing on the River South Tyne, not far from its source, and near Cross Fell is this small village with access to the summit of Burnhope Seat.. The centre of the village is the green, a post office and village store, St John’s church and the village hall, with childrens play area to the rear, are nearby. At Ashgillside and Beldy there are waterfalls namely Ashgill Force and Thortergill Force. The Pennine Way passes through the village on its way from Dufton via Cross Fell, Great Dun Fell and on to Alston. The Alton area was well known for lead mining and there are a number in the area with an award winning lead mining museum only a few miles away at Killhope.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute