Lowbyer Manor Country House

  • AA 4 Star Guest House
  • Green Tourism Gold Award
  • Fair Booking
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest House with 9 rooms £39-£110 pppnb

GREEN TOURISM GOLD, AA 4 STAR GUEST ACCOMMODATION, FAIR BOOKING

Lowbyer Manor Country House

Lowbyer Manor Country House

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Janice Palmer & Jim McCarry

Hexham Road,
Alston,
Cumbria,
CA9 3JX

Address

Hexham Road,
Alston,
Cumbria,
CA9 3JX

Details

Located in Alston, Lowbyer Manor Country House is a touch of luxury in England's Last Wilderness. Built in 1778 and now a Grade II Listed building, Lowbyer Manor Country House is tied into the industrial heritage of Alston, having been built by Greenwich Hospital, London with income from the local lead mines owned by the hospital. Come and relax in our guest lounge with a roaring log fire or enjoy a bottle of local ale in our snug bar. Free parking is available in our courtyard. We are both walker and cyclist friendly offering bike storage and drying facilities. With a Gold award for Green Tourism, we are reducing our impact on the special environment of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Alston is at the heart of the North Pennines AONB which makes it a natural location for walking and cycling holidays with an increasing selection of routes available. The natural beauty of the North Pennines has inspired many artists with several of them living in and around Alston, especially painters and potters. There are regular exhibitions in the local gallery at Gallery 1611and The Cane Workshop in Alston. The area cannot be beaten for wildlife, birds ranging from the black grouse to the elusive curlew and mammals ranging from the red squirrel to the rare water vole. Also the industrial heritage can be experienced, especially lead mining with heritage centres at Killhope Lead Mining Museum or enjoy a ride on the highest narrow gauge steam train in England at the South Tynedale Railway in Alston.

With Alston being centrally located in the country, Lowbyer Manor Country House is an ideal base to explore Hadrian's Wall, Durham and the Durham Dales, the Lake District, the Scottish Border region and also Newcastle upon Tyne.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsPacked lunches providedLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingShootingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementWiFi or internet accessSingle sex groups welcomedHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.

Directions

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Map reference: NY 717468  Lat: 54.81590 Long: -2.44145

Directions from Scotland.
Our guests from Scotland usually strike west and come down via the A74/A74(M). At Carlisle, follow the M6 for 1 junction from jct 44 to jct 43, then take the A69 exit to Brampton, and Newcastle. About 10 miles further on take the A689 sign posted to Alston. Follow the A689 through Hallbankgate and Slaggyford onto Alston. Turn left onto the A686. You’ll enter Alston over the old stone bridge across the South Tyne River. Stay on this lower road, still the A686, now sign posted to Hexham, and Lowbyer Manor is approximately half a mile from the centre of Alston. Drive past the two garages on your left hand side, past the South Tynedale Preservation steam railway, round the sharp left hand bend and the Manor is the large white Georgian house set high in its own wooded grounds on the right hand side. Our 100ft high sequoia tree is a good landmark.

Directions from Newcastle.
From the ring road take the A69 west, signed Corbridge, Hexham and Carlisle. About 6 miles past the Hexham exit, take the A686 signed to Langley Castle and Alston. Follow the road through Whitfield and onto Alston. Lowbyer Manor is approximately 200 metres past the 30mph speed restriction signs on the left hand side.

Directions from the West.
Leave M6 at jct 40, Penrith and follow the A686 from Penrith to Alston over Hartside top. You’ll enter Alston over the old stone bridge across the South Tyne River. Stay on this lower road, still the A686, now sign posted to Hexham, and Lowbyer Manor is approximately half a mile from the centre of Alston. Drive past the two garages on your left hand side, past the South Tynedale Preservation steam railway, round the sharp left hand bend and the Manor is the large white Georgian house set high in its own wooded grounds on the right hand side. Our 100ft high sequoia tree is a good landmark.

Directions from the East.
M1/A1, take the A66 at Scotch corner towards Barnard Castle. From Barnard Castle, follow the B6277 over the moors, through Middleton in Teesdale, past Garrigill into Alston. Follow the main street down the steep cobbled hill to the T-junction at the bottom. Turn right onto the A686 towards Hexham. Drive past the Texaco garage and the South Tynedale Preservation steam railway on the left, round the sharp left hand bend and the Manor is the large white Georgian house set high in its own wooded grounds on the right hand side. Our 100ft high sequoia tree is a good landmark.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • ShootingShooting
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall

Bedrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance

Dining

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan

Notes

We can cater for special diets by prior arrangement. We can also provide infomation in large print if requested. Access to the building requires 9 stairs down to reception and breakfast room and bar and up to public areas such as guest lounge and bedrooms.

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