Alston, Cumbria CA9 3HB UK


Property Details

Alston, Cumbria CA9 3HB UK


Detached Family Home set over 3 floors in a Rural Position

Detached house Sold - Alston Cumbria


Property overview

Ashgillside Farm Cottage, Garrigill, Cumbria

Ashgillside Farm Cottage is set in a lovely location along a short track near the Pennine Way above Garrigill but close to amenities in Alston, only 5 miles away. This detached stone house has been updated over the past couple of years to include a new kitchen and bathroom, the house currently has three double bedrooms but has potential for further bedrooms as the property sits on three levels. The ground floor has a large garage and workshop with up and over door, leading through to a large utility, store room, rear entrance and good size office/bedroom. The first floor offers a large kitchen and separate dining room, both with unspoilt views, cosy living room, double bedroom, family bathroom and a dressing room/study. Stairs lead up to the second floor which has a living room, dressing room, cloakroom and large double bedroom.

Ground Floor

Garage/Workshop 24’8” (7.53m x 5.26m) 17’3”

Accessed from the track via new up and over door having space for two small cars, workshop area to one side with benches, two window to side and front aspects, lighting and power, door to inner hallway which leads through to utility and stairs to first floor, door to rear leading to store room.

Utility 21’3” (6.49m x 2.80m) 9’2”

Large utility room having space for washing machine, stainless steel sink and drainer, oil boiler, shelving, double radiator and cupboard housing water filtration system.

Bedroom 1/Office 14’6” (4.42m x 4.16m) 13’7”

Set at the rear of the property having UPVC double glazed window overlooking the garden, double radiator, exposed stone wall and door to rear entrance hall.

Rear Entrance Hall

Having UPVC double glazed door and windows with stone sills to rear garden, space for coats and boots and door to:

Store room 9’8” (2.97m x 2.76m) 9’0”

Power and lighting, space for chest freezer and storage, door through to garage.

First Floor


Entrance 8’5” (2.56m x 1.44m) 4’9”

From the side garden and driveway having UPVC part glazed door and window. Tiled floor, radiator and space for coats and boots, oak part glazed door to ground floor and through to:

Inner Hallway

Central hallway with oak part glazed doors off to all rooms, double radiator and wood laminate floor.

Bathroom 11’8” (3.56m X 2.42m) 7’11”

Spacious family bathroom having modern four piece suite comprising large walk in shower with glass screen and sparkle shower boards, bath, sink with drawer, low level WC. Complimentary tiling to walls, laminate flooring, double radiator and towel rails. Window to rear aspect with obscure glass.

Kitchen 14’3” (4.34m x 4.20m) 13’9”

Large family kitchen having been newly fitted with a range of modern units with resin moulded worktops, central matching island with extra cupboard space, inset stainless steel sink with 1 ½ bowls and mixer tap set below a large UPVC double glazed picture window with views over open countryside, space for American fridge freezer. Inglenook stone fireplace with space for range cooker and further storage, double radiator and door through to:

Dining Room 12’1” (3.70m x 3.97m) 13’0”

Having space for a large dining suite, double radiator, exposed beams and stone wall, double part glazed doors to living room and large picture window to rear aspect.

Living Room 13’10” (4.22m x 4.75m) 15’6”

Cosy room with exposed beams and stone walls, fireplace and hearth where a log burning stove could be installed. Picture window to front aspect with views, double radiator, wall lighting and door to inner hallway.

Bedroom 2 11’3” (3.43m x 3.41m) 11’2”

Double room with window to front aspect, double radiator and range of solid wood storage cupboards/wardrobes and wood laminate flooring.

Dressing Room/Study

Having wood laminate flooring, double radiator, UPVC double glazed window to front aspect and stairs to second floor.

Second Floor

Living Room 15’10” (4.85m x 2.98m) 9’9”

Being set into the eaves with exposed beams, large Velux window to front aspect, lino to floor, double radiator, storage cupboards and pine latch door to:

Dressing Room

Having double radiator, Velux window to front aspect, airing cupboard and doors to bedroom and:


Bathroom with low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, door to attic store.

Bedroom 3 11’9” (3.45m x 3.46m) 11’4”

Double room with exposed beams to the eaves, access doors to attic storage, large Velux window to front aspect and double radiator.


The gardens are bordered by dry stone walls with access gates to the driveway, two stone sheds for storage, patio housing oil tank, rear lawn with decked seating area and various stone bordered planted areas containing shrubs and trees. The gardens enjoy views to all sides of unspoilt open countryside.


Mains Electricity

Drainage via Septic Tank

Private Water Supply with filtration system.

Broadband available at the property  

Energy efficiency rating



We are advised by the vendor that the property is freehold.

 Local Information

Set in the North Pennines, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty only 5 miles away is the town of Alston which claims to be the highest market town in England being at 1000ft above sea level. With its cobbled main street, distinctive market cross and ancient stone buildings it is a beautiful place to live, work and visit.

The town offers full amenities, including an array of shops, schools for ages 5 to 16 years, doctor’s surgery, petrol stations, pubs, eateries and post office. Tourist’s attractions include the South Tyne Railway, Lead Mining Museums, art and craft galleries the Pennine Way runs past the property and through the town as does the C to C cycle route.

The road links are good being in the centre of the north and you can be in most major town and cities to the East and West in around an hour. Newcastle Airport and main line train stations can also be reached in around an hour’s drive.


From the Alston office drive up the cobbled street and continue on the B6277 past Garrigill and High Windy Hall continue along the road and before you reach a stone bridge at Ashgill Force, take the track to your right, the property is along the road after the cattle grid on your right with our for sale board to the front.

VIEWINGS are strictly by prior appointment with the sole agent,

PENNINE WAYS LTD.  To arrange an appointment, please call

Haltwhistle 01434 322277 or Alston 01434 381808


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Pennine Ways Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that (1) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees and do not constitute part of an offer or contract, (2) all descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them, (3) no person in the employment of Pennine Ways Ltd has any authority to make or give any representation or whatever in relation to this property.  May we also courteously advise that whilst every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the measurements in these details, please do not incur any expense until you have verified the sizes to your own satisfaction.


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