Ghyll Burn Cottage

Alston, North Pennines

You can book this property from:

  • £469 per week
  • £67 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


3 star

Dating from about 1630, this characterful cottage has been renovated to provide very cosy accommodation retaining much old world charm with features such as beamed ceilings, stripped floors, stone walls and the remains of the old stairway turret. Set in an off road, secluded, wooded valley and nestling within the owners specialist alpine nursery garden just over 1 mile from Alston, this is an ideal and peaceful base for walking in the South Tyne Valley and North Pennines, increasingly referred to as "England's Last Wilderness". The surrounding area abounds with footpaths and bridleways and the Pennine Way passes close by. Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District, Weardale, Teesdale and the beautiful and largely undiscovered Eden Valley are all within easy reach. The picturesque town of Alston provides a range of shops, craft galleries, coffee shops and pubs.

Access is via external steps to First floor - Small balcony with door to dining kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

Delightful living room with pitched and beamed ceiling and pine floor, wood burning stove, TV, DVD, video, CD radio and sofa bed for 2. 

Cloakroom with wash basin and WC. 

Stairs down to Ground floor - Bedroom 1 - King-size bed. 

Bedroom 2 - Twin beds. 

Both bedrooms have beamed ceilings. 

Bathroom with over bath shower and WC. 


Electricity and oil central heating.  Fuel for stove available locally.  Shaver point.  Cot and highchair.  Access to 12 acres of garden and woodland with patio area and furniture.  Off road parking.  Storage for bikes, etc.  Pub/shops/PO/restaurants 1.5 miles.  Duvets with linen and towels.  2 pets welcome at an additional charge.

*NB: Off peak reduction for 2 persons - call for pricing (Group B).


Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Self-Catering Self Assessment Ghyll Burn Cottage


Parking for one car (or two small cars) is available immediately out side Ghyll Burn Cottage.
The surface is gravelled.

Parking for Single unit properties
Is a parking space provided? Yes
If 'yes', is it within 50 metres of the entrance? Yes

Is the surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
Solid ie tarmac / concrete etc?

Is the route from the parking area to the entrance:
With steps and no ramp


The entrance to Ghyll Burn cottage is via an external staircase with 9 steps to a landing and door into kitchen. There is a handrail fitted to the steps and there is one step into kitchen with door thresh.
Are there any steps to the main entrance? Yes
If 'yes', how many steps? 9
If 'yes', is there a handrail by the steps? Yes
Is there a ramp to the main entrance? No
If 'yes', is there a handrail by the ramp. N/A
Is the entrance well lit? Yes- automatic light in parking area and light at front door controlled by internal switch.


Ground Floor

Bathroom and bedrooms are on ground floor- access by internal staircase.There is a handrail fitted to staircase. Once on the ground floor there are no steps between bedrooms and bathroom.
First floor
There are no steps between kitchen/dining room and living room. There is a toilet and wash basin off the living room.

Is there level access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lifts?
To the toilet and bathroom? Yes- once on ground floor
To one or more bedrooms?Yes- once on ground floor
To the lounge?Yes when on first floor
To the kitchen?Yes when on first floor
To the dining room (if available)? Yes when on first floor
To a toilet suitable for use by wheelchair users (if available)? N/A
To outdoor facilities? N/A
If 'yes', list these, eg garden, dining area, swimming pool, etc.
Is there good contrast between the floor and walls?YesNoClear

Kitchen floor is wooden with mats at door and in front of sink.
Do the sink taps have lever handles? No
Is seating available in the kitchen? Yes


Double room has access to both sides of bed. Single beds are accessible from both sides. There are bedside lights on each side of double bed and one per single bed. Short pile carpets on stairs and bedrooms. Laminate flooring in bathroom.
Bathroom has bath with shower over, w.c. and wash basin.
Can bedroom furniture be rearranged, if requested by the guest? Yes
Can you provide bedrooms with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows) No
Do you have any bedrooms with no fitted carpets? No
Do you have bathroom with:
Separate shower units. No
Bath with shower Yes
Bath Yes
Wet room No
Where there are separate shower units, are any of these fitted with support handrails? N/A
Where there are separate shower units, are there fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided? N/A
Where there are baths, are any of these fitted with support handrails? No
Where there are WCs in bathrooms, are these fitted with handrails? No - Free standing Toilet Frame can be provided if required
Do taps in the bathrooms have lever handles? Yes
Do you have any bathrooms that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users? No


Is there any reason why service dogs are NOT allowed in your premises? No. Dogs are permitted.
If 'yes', please specify
Do you provide emergency call systems such as vibrating pads ie for front door or fire/smoke alarms? No.
Do you provide emergency call systems such as flashing lights ie for front door or fire/smoke alarms? No
Is guest information available in large print (14pt and over)? Yes on request


Lovely. Just what we wanted. Very cold but extra heating as it was frozen outside 2 mornings.Log fire burner was great. Lovely walk for our 2 dogs from property. Loved our holiday. Thanks very much. Loved our holiday. Thanks very much. Loved our holiday. Thanks very much. Loved our holiday. Thanks very much.

Mrs J H,