This high quality holiday cottage is near Garrigill in the South Tyne Valley. It is a Gold award holder in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).
Isaac’s Byre is a lovely old barn conversion, newly renovated, sleeping at least six people in comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s one double bedroom with en suite shower room, one twin on the ground floor which can be a super king size bed with family bathroom nearby, and another twin room with a shower room next to it.
Downstairs, there’s a wood burning stove, an open plan living room with views over the valley, a gorgeous kitchen with range cooker, a garden, storage for bikes, and parking for two cars. It is also pet friendly making it an ideal base to explore the North Pennines with your dog.
The cottage is a 10-15 min walk from a local pub serving food and real ales, and it is on the C2C Cycle Route and the Pennine Way National Trail. Alston is four miles and village shop and pub are ¼ mile on foot for the adventurous or one mile by car.
We have aimed to make Isaac’s Byre one of the most eco-friendly and pet friendly cottages around. To do this, we’ve focused on providing low-carbon, highly efficient energy and working with local businesses and organisations to source as many fixtures and fittings as possible.
Energy and heating
The energy for the cottage is primarly sourced through a ground source heat pump (installed by Ice Energy). Heat is pumped from the ground and into the cottage, where it receives a small electricity boost and runs both the central heating and the hot water. Combined with large amounts of insulation, the cottage is lovely and warm in winter, and cool in summer. The electricity is supplied by Good Energy, and comes from 100% renewable sources.
We have made an effort to minimise energy use as much as possible, so there are the low-energy light bulbs in both the standard and halogen fittings. The television is also a low-energy model, as are all the applieances. None of this comes at the expense of comfort. We also have a wood burning stove with locally-sourced logs (included in the price) to make the cottage even more cosy!
Mention the Green Tourism Business Scheme and the North Pennines AONB website when you make a booking.
Contact Judith-Ann Wardlaw on 01434 381013 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Isaac’s Byre Cottage
Cumbria CA9 3EY.