This recently completed barn conversion, sleeps six people in comfort with three bathrooms. The former bastle house retains character whilst being decorated in a modern style. It is heated by Ground Source Heat Pump and wood burning stove (all fuel included), supplemented by electricity from 100% renewable source. Open plan living room with views over the North Pennines, kitchen with range cooker, garden, storage for bikes, and parking. 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 Pennine Way. Picturesque scenery for walking or cycling on the doorstep, nearby private swimming pool bookable by the hour. An ideal base for exploring Hadrian’s Wall, The Lake District and Northumbrian National Parks, Carlisle and Durham. Alston 4 miles. Shop and pub ¼ mile on foot, 1 mile by car. All fuel included. 2 pets welcome.
Thank you to Tony West for Nurture Eden images
irections to Isaac’s Byre
FROM THE M6
If you’re coming from the M6, exit at Junction 40 and join the A66. Go straight over the first roundabout, and take the second exit, marked the A686 towards Alston. Drive for about 20 miles and you will arrive in Alston. Take the right turn and drive up the main street of the town (cobbled). At the top of the town, make sure to follow the road to the right (B6277) and ignore the fork to the left, marked Nenthead. Follow the B6277 for about 41/2 miles until you come to a crossroads (do NOT turn right at the y junction for Garrigill), with a right turn to Garrigill. We are the next turning on the right after the crossroads; where there is a sign marked ‘Loaning Head’. Turn right here, the turning is before a house close to the road. It is also signposted as a ‘no through road’. Continue down the hill until you reach a group of houses where you will the see the byre on your right. The owners live in the house on the left with the porch. Park outside Isaac’s Byre and knock at ‘Wardlaw’ Loaning Head for the key.
FROM THE A1
If you’re coming from the south-east follow the A1 Northbound and exit at junction 56, marked the B3275 for Piercebridge. Take the first exit at the roundabout and follow the road all the way to the end, where you turn left and join the A67 towards Barnard Castle. Once you drive into Barnard Castle, head straight over the mini-roundabout by the petrol station, and take the right onto the B6278. Follow this road until it turns into the B6282, and follow signs to Middleton-in-Teesdale. Once you arrive in Middleton, drive through the centre of town and follow the road over the bridge. This road turns into the B6277, which you continue to follow for approx 18 miles. Take a left turn signposted Loaning Head. It is also signposted as a ‘no through road’. Continue down the hill until you reach a group of houses where you will the see the byre on your right. The owners live in the house on the left. If you reach the crossroads signposted for Garrigill and Nenthead you’ve gone too far. Park outside Isaac’s Byre and knock at ‘Wardlaw’ Loaning Head for the key.
If you do by any chance arrive in Garrigill village please follow these directions. Make sure you have the George and dragon on you right and you are pointing to the left of the pub. Cross the bridge after passing the pub on your left. The road turns left and follows the river until you get to a right turn to Nenthead, Turn right here and go up the hill to the crossroads. At the crossroads turn right and then take the first turning on the right, before the house close to the road, and follow the road down the hill and turns to the right. You will see Isaacs Byre to the right. The owner’s house is on the left, the house with the porch.