Ghyll Burn Cottage, Alston, CA9 3BL

Alston, United Kingdom
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  •   6
  •   2
  • SQM 75
  •  Parking


SLEEPS 6 - 2 bedrooms - 1 double sofa bed - 1 bathroom - quirky  upside down property


Ghyll Burn Cottage is located just on the outskirts of the pretty market town of Alston, nestled amongst woodland, where the cottage boasts a traditional feel. With all the local amenities Alston has to offer and the wide open countryside right on the doorstep it is perfect place to holiday for anyone looking for peace and quiet to outdoor adventures. 


The cottage entrance is on the 1st floor, directly into the open plan kitchen diner. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering with a fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and oven with hob. There is also a washing machine should you need to do any washing during your stay. The large dining table is perfect for eating meals together or playing board games on an evening. Just off the kitchen diner, there is the living room which benefits from a log burning stove, exposed wooden beams and a high ceiling. This spacious room has comfy seating including a sofa which is a double sofa bed, sleeping 2. There is also a separate toilet. 


Downstairs the cottage sleeps four in 2 bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with two singles, both have storage for luggage and clothes. The family bathroom has both a bath and shower above. 


Outside the property there is a small courtyard with garden furniture and lawns which are shared with the adjoining house and holiday cottage, Low Gill House and Barn End Cottage. 

Pets welcome with prior notification - dog bowls provided 

Cot available on request


Local Information

Alston is the highest market town in England and boast good local amenities. It has many independent shops, eateries, cafes and pubs, including Saddlers Baker which makes fresh bread and baked goods from scratch, Alston House which serves delicious home cooked meals made using locally sourced produce and the Cane workshop which sells award winning Jams and Chutneys. From the outdoor clothing shop, where you can stock up on supplies to the fish and chip shop where you can grab a tasty treat, there is plenty to do in Alston. 

The area is close to the borders of Durham, Northumberland and is a gateway into the Lake District making this an ideal base to get out and explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Killhope Lead Mining Museum, the South Tyne Railway and Yad Moss Ski Slope are some amazing local attraction to name just a few. For those who enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling, the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast Route runs right through Alston. The rolling countryside with unspoiled panoramic views of moorland is home to an abundance of wildlife and some amazing natural beauties including Ashgill waterfall. 


1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Entertainment
    TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, First aid kit, Smoke Detector
  • 1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet
  • Parking
    Parking Included
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Ghyll Burn Cottage Alston, Cumbria, Alston, CA9 3BL, United Kingdom


Leave Alston and head over the bridge towards the Alston to Hartside road

Take a left turn signposted to Garrigill and follow this road for 0.7miles 

You will see a sign on the right for Low Gill House, Barn End & Ghyll Burn Cottage and our Pennine Country Cottage board 

Drive up the tree lined track over the small ford and take a sharp left

Drive around the building and Ghyll Cottage is at the far end, parking by the white stone steps leading up to the front door. You will be met on arrival by the owners Sue and Neil.

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