Front Row Cottage, River View ref: UK31438

Ovingham, near Prudhoe, Hexham & Area

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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Customer's choice 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Front Row Cottage, River View sits on the edge of the pretty village green in the quiet village of Ovingham on the banks of the picturesque River Tyne in Northumberland. With its comfortable living room with beams and inglenook fireplace, a well-equipped kitchen and upstairs bedroom with kingsize bed and Z-bed suitable for a child. The cottage is ideal for a couple or small family. The front garden has a paved patio area with seating and looks towards the river.
The village of Ovingham has an 18th-century packhorse bridge spanning the Whittle Burn and the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin is where the famous illustrator and engraver Thomas Bewick is buried. The village is well placed to access a wide variety of rural landscapes from the unspoilt beaches of the north east coast to the Cheviot Hills, Kielder Forest and reservoir to the west. There are good local amenities, with a well stocked shop and a village pub within a short stroll, serving food and ales. A 20-minute drive takes you to the world famous Hadrian’s Wall, the county’s greatest Roman monument and World Heritage Site, which stretches 73 miles across the backbone of Northumberland. Crossing through stunning countryside, natural woodland and meadows, there are plenty of established public footpaths, cycle paths, bridleways and popular walks and cycle routes, as well as Roman forts and settlements that include Vindolanda, Chesters and Housesteads.
There is an hourly bus service running into Hexham and Newcastle. With an abundance of history literally on the doorstep, Hexham is filled with interesting places to visit, explore and enjoy. Hexham Abbey sits proudly to the rear of Hexham House and dominates the market place of the town. Dating back to AD674, this old priory boasts an interactive exhibition and a visitor centre, as well as fabulous grounds and public spaces. The cultural city of Newcastle has many places of interest to visit, whether it be art and music at the Sage and Baltic on the shores of the Tyne or the Laing Gallery and Discovery Museum catering for all ages and interests. Explore the vibrant city centre and enjoy retail therapy with its fabulous shops and vast array of restaurants and coffee shops. The beautiful Northumberland coast at Bamburgh is around an hour’s drive and Tynemouth around 30 minutes. There is something here for all ages, it is perfectly placed to enjoy everything the North of England has to offer. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen: With electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom: With kingsize bed and z-bed (for child).
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river and burn, 100 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Low Prudhoe
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    1.0 mile
  • Lake

About the local area

The town of Hexham is dominated by Hexham Abbey set in the heart of the town dating back to the 7th century with its Saxon crypt still visible making it a 'must see' when visiting the area.

There is a wide range of shops, including a large number of antique shops selling everything from furniture and jewellery to books and prints. But Hexham is not just a place for those who love the past. It is a modern-day bustling market town that offers shops and leisure facilities including a newly-built swimming pool, two supermarkets and all the services you would expect to find in a town of its size.

Hexham also has a busy arts scene, centered on the award-winning Queen's Hall Arts Centre. The centre presents a varied program throughout the year, including dance, drama and European cinema. Hexham is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside you could wish to see. Historic Hexhamshire gives way to the Tyne Valley, and then the lonely Northumberland hills. Charming villages such as Corbridge and Bellingham are well worth a visit, and the area has some of the best walking around, not to mention the country pubs.

The 84 mile footpath that makes up the Hadrians Wall Path Nature Trail follows the historic line of Hadrian's Wall. The trail takes walkers along the riverside route in Tyneside, through farmland in Tynedale and the grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill escarpment. It then gradually descends to the rich pastures of Cumbria and finally the salt marsh of the Solway Estuary.

The highest concentration of Roman forts and museums can be found in the area between Chollerford and Gilsland, which lies within the natural beauty of the Northumberland National Park. Here you can see a multi award-winning fort, Vindolanda, and the best preserved Roman Cavalry Fort in Britain, Chesters, as well as some of the best preserved sections of the wall. Segedunum Roman Fort and Bath House are also worth a visit with its interactive visitor centre.

'Hadrian's Wall Country' offer visitors' dramatic highlands, rolling countryside and sleepy villages; stunning and varied scenery for walkers and cyclists alike. The Hadrian's Wall National Trial for walkers provides access to some of the best preserved sections of the wall and many of the shorter walks take in a pub or tearoom so you can have that well deserved break for a good pub lunch!

Things to do nearby

The Roman Army Museum
The Roman Army Museum

Extensive museum about the life of a Roman soldier. A great introduction to Hadrian's Wall. Spectacular eagles eye film can also be viewed. Tel: 01697 747485

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