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7 Nights See prices

  • £420  to  £880

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  • £140 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Isaac's Byre

Isaac’s Byre is an eco friendly holiday cottage located in a quiet hamlet a few miles from the market town of Alston. The charming old barn conversion retains its original character with exposed beams, high ceilings and lovely old fireplaces whilst providing plenty of modern day comforts for a self-catering break. The Ground Source Heat Pump ensures the cottage is kept toasty all year round and the wood burning stove and Sky TV are perfect for cosy nights in. Light floods into the bright and airy open plan living, dining and kitchen area from the large patio doors which can be thrown open on a summers’ day. With three comfortable bedrooms and three bathrooms, Isaac's Byre is perfect for couples, friends or families, whilst the ground floor bedroom and bathroom ensures guests with restricted mobility are catered for too. Two dogs are welcome, plus two extra infants, so there is no need to leave any family members behind!

You don’t need to stray far from Isaac’s Byre to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. Walkers, cyclists and four legged friends will be pleased to know there are plenty of walks and bike rides from the front door. Plan your own route along the numerous footpaths, bridleways and quiet lanes or head to Ashgill Force waterfall which is just over a mile away. The Pennines Way and 54 kilometre Isaac’s Tea Trail are also on your doorstep. It’s hard not to be wowed by the heather clad hills, remote valleys and rugged moors. Adventurous souls looking to try something different can even try their hand at gorge walking. Alternatively, hang up your walking boots for the day and enjoy the magnificent scenery onboard a narrow gauge train at South Tyndale Railway or discover more about the area’s interesting mining past at Nenthead Mines.

The pretty market town of Alston is also worth a visit. Standing one thousand feet high, not only can you enjoy stunning views of the North Pennines, but the charming cobbled streets, quirky array of shops and good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants makes this a lovely little town to while away an afternoon or two. Keen golfers can even play a round of golf at the highest golf course in England! If you decide you want to venture slightly further afield you can visit Hadrian’s Wall, enjoy a day out in the city of Durham, take a trip to the Lake District or even head across the Scottish border to Greta Green. Whether you are looking for an action packed holiday, or you simply want some time to relax in a tranquil setting, this beautiful part of Cumbria has something for everyone.

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Owner details:

Rob and Judith-Ann joined Independent Cottages in April 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Cumbria)

Charming barn conversion in a rural location with a ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

Accommodation comprises:


  • Bright and airy open plan kitchen, living and dining area with high ceilings, exposed beams and large sliding doors that open up onto the patio. Snuggle up on the comfortable sofas next to the wood burning stove, watch the Sky TV, or keep the cook company with a glass of wine. With a range cooker, slow cooker and microwave it is easy to cook up a feast in this well-equipped and sociable kitchen, whilst the dishwasher makes washing up easy!
  • Boot room, perfect for storing muddy boots after a day walking in the hills.
  • Ground floor bedroom can either be made up as a super king or a twin. The doorway is wide enough for a walking frame or wheelchair. There are lovely views across the surrounding fields.
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower over and a grab rail.


  • Master bedroom with an oak framed double bed and ensuite shower room. Enjoy the views across the North Pennines and South Tyne valley.
  • Twin bedroom (which can also be made up as a super king). Enjoy a cup of tea on the window seat as you admire the views over the farmland. There is space to add a cot or two in this room too.
  • Additional upstairs shower room.

Outside: Enclosed patio and garden with outdoor furniture and views across the fields. There is an outdoor hose to wash down muddy paws!

Additional information: Issac’s Byre has been designed to be an accessible holiday cottage for persons with reduced mobility. There are three steps from the hall to the open plan kitchen/living area but the owners can provide a mobile ramp. Please contact the owners if you have any questions regarding accessibility. Two dogs are welcome. There is parking for two to three cars at the front of the cottage and there are two electric vehicle charging points that guests are welcome to use. Bed linen, towels, electricity and wood for the stove are included. Two extra infants under a year can also be accommodated.

Isaac's Byre Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 30th Oct 2021 - Tue, 21st Dec 2021
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £420 | 4 nights: £440 | 5 nights: £500 | 6 nights: £500
Additional Notes: 10-20% discount for use of ground floor only by two people.

7 Nights

3 Nights

Wed, 22nd Dec 2021 - Fri, 7th Jan 2022
Changeover: Wednesday, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £550 | 5 nights: £550 | 6 nights: £595
Additional Notes: 10% discount for just two people sharing ground floor bedroom and facilities.

7 Nights

4 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Super king/Twins & 1 Double)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Rob and Judith-Ann
Member Since April 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 7th December 2021