This idyllic period country house sleeping 6, has enchanting views across rolling fields and valleys and offers a wonderful space for families or friends looking to immerse themselves in the stunning Northumberland countryside. Nestled in a tranquil setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Northumberland National Park; close to Hadrian’s Wall and just 30 minutes from Kielder Water, the cottage is perfectly located for walkers, animal lovers, photographers, artists and dark sky enthusiasts. Indeed, anyone looking for a country escape to explore the stunning landscapes, wildlife and history on offer in this very special part of Northumberland will love this delightful house.
The beautiful gardens boast a private, covered swimming pool, large, enclosed lawns with seating area to enjoy the panoramic views across the Rede Valley and over 4 acres of private woodland.
The pretty sittin room, with beautiful beamed ceiling, has a magnificent inglenook fireplace and interesting antiques sit alongside modern comforts such as satellite tv and WiFi. A cosy reading seat, overlooking the garden and views beyond is the perfect place to while away rainy days with the books and games on offer here.
The wonderful farmhouse-style kitchen is the perfect place to prepare home cooked meals and to entertain, with the warming oil fired Range oven at it’s heart. The pretty country cabinets are full of quirky and interesting kitchenware, alongside all the modern appliances you would expect including a dishwasher and fridge freezer. Doors open out onto the garden.
A separate laundry area houses a washing machine.
There is a smart dining room, for more formal entertaining, with beautiful wood flooring and solid wood dining furniture seating 6.
On the first floor, the bedrooms all enjoy the prettiest of countryside views from all window aspects. There are two spacious double bedrooms – one with en-suite bathroom featuring twin sinks, bath and separate shower – and a twin bedroom, offering plenty of flexibility in sleeping arrangements. A lovely country-style family bathroom; perfect for a relaxing soak after a long day exploring, finishes off the first floor.
The large gardens; with stunning views over fields and valleys, are alive with sweet smelling fruits and an array of fresh, aromatic herbs which you are welcome to harvest and use in the country kitchen, depending on the time of year. Explore over 4 acres of magical, private woodland, spotting deer, squirrels and rabbits and listen out for all manner of bird life – especially the call of the curlew, one of the most beautiful sounds of the English countryside. When you can tear yourself away from your gorgeous surroundings, take a well-earned dip in the private covered swimming pool (16m x 4m, depth 2.1m open 1st May - 31st October; unheated).
There is ample private parking at the property, along with a cycle store.
The cottage enjoys a natural spring water supply.
Two dogs are welcome at Greenchester’s for a small charge of £10 each per holiday. Additional dogs may be considered on request.
The owner lives privately on-site and is available should you need her during your stay.
There are wonderful walks and cycle routes into the beautiful Northumbrian countryside right from the cottage and it is in a great location for exploring the Northumberland National Park, Kielder Water and Forest and the fabulous Dark Skies Observatory. There are golf and fishing options close by along with other active outdoor activities such as clay pigeon / game shooting, quad bike safaris, falconry and horse riding. The incredible historic sites of Hadrian’s Wall can be found within a few miles and the famous Northumberland coastline; dotted with attractive fishing villages and magnificent castles, is within easy reach.
There a number of pubs to enjoy in the area – the closest being one mile away. The impossibly pretty, historic market towns of Hexham and Corbridge offer a wealth of independent shops, cute tea rooms, great restaurants and authentic Northumbrian pubs.
Otterburn is steeped in history; being the site of the famous 1388 victory of the Scots over the English, is nestled close to the banks of the River Rede between the hills and moors overlooking the North Tyne Valley. The village was once the home of a busy weaving industry and houses Otterburn Mill, marking the village’s historic past and is a great stop off for afternoon tea.
**Minimum stay is 7 nights for the following periods (although last minute short stays may be available on request)**:
09.02.18-18.02.18 / 30.03.18-15.04.18 / 25.05.18-03.16.18 / 20.07.18-02.09.18 / 19.10.18-28.10.18 / 21.12.18-06.01.19
SLEEPS: 6 (+ cot)
BEDROOMS: 2 double, 1 twin
BATHROOMS: Family, en-suite
CHECK IN: 3pm
CHECK OUT: 10am
PETS ALLOWED: 2
GARDEN: Large, enclosed
NEAREST PUB: 1 mile
MINIMUM STAY: 3 nights**