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Byre Cottage

Garrigill, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 989259)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "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 ChrisApr 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 DianApr 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 GeorgeMar 2022

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

    Reviewed by GarryMar 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 IanFeb 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 MarkNov 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 SimonNov 2021

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

    Reviewed by FrankSep 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 DianAug 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 CarolynJul 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 DavidJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by CherylJul 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 BrianJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by AndyMay 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 RachelMay 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 ArthurMay 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 LynnMay 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 JohnMay 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 LindaApr 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 JadeDec 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 MalcolmOct 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 LindaOct 2020

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

    The cottage owners are lovely people and the area is superb.love it

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, exceeded our expectations."

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

    Reviewed by LyndaAug 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 KathleenAug 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 RichardJul 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 MollyMar 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 EmmaNov 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 RussellOct 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 SarahSep 2019

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

    Have already booked again.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 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 NigelAug 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 JanetJul 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 AllanJul 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 ShirleyJul 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 SusanJun 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 LizJun 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 RichardMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in an amazing location."

    Owners Tina and Steve lovely friendly people.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 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 DeborahMay 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 SueApr 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 DianApr 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 PennyApr 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 GeraldMar 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 MarkMar 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 PatriciaDec 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 PatriciaOct 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 JOct 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 JamesSep 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 DanielAug 2018

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  • 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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