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Corby Gates Farmhouse

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7 Nights  

  • £3250
    All year

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Short Breaks From

  • £600 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    8 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Corby Gates Farmhouse

Corby Gates Farmhouse is brimming with Cumbrian charm with size and location, perfect for a self-catering holiday with family and friends. The large holiday home is on a family-run Cumbrian sheep farm on Alston Moor in the North Pennines AONB, with beautiful views and direct access to fantastic walks and cycling routes. It comfortably sleeps up to 16 people in eight bedrooms with a big farmhouse kitchen and a spacious living room where you can get together with family and friends to celebrate events like Christmas, milestone birthdays, and family reunions.

You couldn't wish for a better location than Alston for a relaxing holiday in the Cumbrian countryside. The pretty market town is the highest in England and is under a mile from the cottage. Even a simple journey to collect bread is memorable, especially if you go via the Hartside Pass (A686) through Alston between Penrith and Corbridge, named by the AA Magazine as one of their worldwide top ten scenic drives. Five spectacular trans-Pennine routes meet at Alston, giving you endless miles of places for walking and mountain biking as well as cycling and driving. There's a great variety of amenities within a 20-minute walk of the farmhouse, including shops, pubs, tea rooms, butchers, bakers and yes, even a candlemaker! Moorlands have been hand-dipping candles for decades and are one of the few places in the UK to do so.

You'll find plenty to keep you and your guests happily occupied during your holiday, no matter what the season. Walk around the farm, following the fields to Blagill Burn and the River Nent to admire waterfalls and try your luck fishing. The owners carefully manage the landscape with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust to protect the environment as a habitat for native red squirrels, water voles, and dozens of other species. Walkers can tackle a stretch of the Pennine Way and footpaths to High Cup Nick and Cross Fell. The C2C Sustrans cycling route passes close to the farm gate, and there are bridleways for mountain biking and pony trekking. Local attractions include Alston narrow gauge railway, Ashgill Force and High Force waterfalls, Hadrian's Wall, Kielder Lake, the Rheged Centre, and the Settle to Carlisle Railway. You're also within easy reach of Ullswater and the north of the Lake District National Park.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Frankie Robertson joined Independent Cottages in January 2022


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Farm Stay

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

With its thick whitewashed stone walls and slate roof, Corby Gates Farmhouse is a lovely example of a traditional Cumbrian home. Accommodation is over two levels with lots of original features.


  • Although there is a large lounge, you'll find yourself gravitating to the cosy warmth of the kitchen/diner with its flagstone floors and oak beams. The inglenook fireplace has an AGA range cooker for traditionalists, though there's also a modern electric oven and gas stove. Other appliances include a dishwasher, two fridges and a microwave. Cupboards and drawers are stocked with the equipment and utensils necessary to feed 16 people ravenous from a day's walking in the fells. An original walk-in pantry provides space for storing food. A relaxed seating area with a log burner is at the other end of the kitchen.
  • There is seating for everyone in the big lounge. There is another stone fireplace with a wood burner as well as a TV with a DVD player, and a piano.
  • A ground floor double bedroom is a handy addition for guests who prefer to avoid stairs. The vaulted ceiling adds to the sense of space, and there's proper storage.
  • An original cast iron fireplace is a decorative highlight of a second downstairs bedroom. It has a double bed and a big chest of drawers.
  • Handy downstairs bathroom with a large walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Cloakroom to store coats.


  • Four double bedrooms individually furnished in a style that's comfortable and complements the age of the house.
  • Two twin rooms, each with two single beds and storage.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second large bathroom with a rolltop bath, walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The farmhouse has beautiful views from the big enclosed garden. There's off-street parking for eight cars.

Additional Information: WiFi, utilities, and bed linen are included. Towel hire is available. One well-behaved dog is welcome by arrangement.

Corby Gates Farmhouse Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms (5 Doubles & 3 Twins)
1 dog welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £3250
To £3250
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - No
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Frankie Robertson
Member Since January 2022

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Corby Gates Farmhouse 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 5th March 2022
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