Lowbyer Manor Country House will be open to guests from Saturday 4th July. With the health and safety of our guests and staff we will be adhering to Government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene so you may find things a little different from before. However, we will endeavour to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible.
We look forward to seeing you.
Janice and Jim
Lowbyer Manor Country House welcomes guests on a bed and breakfast basis as well as a self catering holiday let. With 12 en suite bedrooms it is Ideal for house parties with family and friends. Also, companies looking to host workshops, training or residential conferences. This large Country House with it’s surrounding beauty is the perfect setting.
Based in Cumbria, only an hour from Newcastle and Durham, Alston is perfectly situated for groups wishing to visit the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall country, the Scottish Borders or the Yorkshire and Durham Dales just 40 minutes in any direction, with the Northumberland coast not far away either.
Lowbyer Manor is located in the North Pennines on the fringe of historic Alston with it’s cobbled streets, variety of shops, pubs and coffee shops.
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a stunning landscape of sweeping moorland views, cascading waterfalls, colourful hay meadows, inky-black night skies, vibrant communities and spectacular wildlife. The area is ideal for stargazing, fishing, golf, cycling, walking, skiing and is also within easy reach of some of the finest grouse moors in the land. The Pennine Way walking route and Isaac’s Tea Trail are among the more popular walks nearby.
Nearby too is the South Tynedale Railway, a preserved, 2 ft narrow gauge heritage railway winding from Alston to Slaggyford. Killhope Lead Mine and Museum is also close by and well worth a visit.
“Lovely Folks” One of the most friendly places I have stayed. Ample parking at this premises and easy to find. The owners are very friendly and helpful and the cooking is just great. Lovely views and I will be staying again in the future.
Larger hotels take note
“Larger hotels take note. This is how you do customer service. We received a very warm welcome from Jim, Janice and staff after an 80 mile cycle. A slight hiccup with the booking was easily resolved and they were kind enough to cook something despite us not having a reservation and the kitchen winding down for the evening. They even rustled up a little STP for dessert when it wasn’t on the menu.”
“Excellent hosts. Warm welcome on arrival. Good local knowledge. Friendly staff. Hosts and locals made us feel very welcome. Lots of information on upcoming events. Great weekend. Hoping to visit again.
Would highly recommend Lowbyer!
“Fabulous service from lovely helpful people” Booked as an overnight stop for the C2C, they made special arrangements to accommodate our dog, we rang ahead to say we were running late and they held back dinner for us and kindly offered to pick us up if we needed help due to the foggy conditions. Rooms were comfortable with loads of character, food lovely, hospitality excellent! Wished we could have stayed longer. Would highly recommend Lowbyer”
Lowbyer is brilliant
“My wife and I spent the night at Lowbyer and cannot recommend it highly enough. Jim and Janice are superb hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. We then retired to the lovely snug bar and sunk a few drinks. The room we had was spotless, the bed was comfy and the breakfast ticked every box for us. We’ll definitely return, Lowbyer is brilliant.”
A warm welcome
“A warm welcome from some weary cyclists. Stayed May 2019”