The Racecourse Lodge ref: UK3291

Hexham, Hexham & Area

3 Stars

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
Bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Golf nearby 
  • WiFi 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Fabulously positioned next to the track at Hexham Racecourse, guests at The Racecourse Lodge will be able to enjoy a unique holiday in a great location. Absolutely ideal for racing enthusiasts and horse lovers, The Racecourse Lodge offers guests the experience of enjoying their holiday on a working racecourse. Widely regarded as Britain’s most scenic racecourse, the stands provide a great view of the horses as well as the fabulous scenery that surrounds the site. Situated 600 feet above the thriving town of Hexham, the steeplechase course hosts around fifteen race meetings a year and always offers a warm and friendly welcome.
All on one level and comfortably furnished throughout, this lodge offers guests a great base for relaxing and enjoying their break. The living/dining room is compact and cosy with a good quality sofa and extendable dining table. Being located so close to Hexham with its many pubs, restaurants and cafés it is unlikely that guests will want to cook elaborate meals themselves but the kitchen offers a fridge, electric oven, microwave and all of the essential items required for a self-catering break. With three twin bedrooms all offering lovely views of the surrounding countryside, guests will be spoilt for choice as to which one to choose and the fact that there are two separate shower rooms makes this the perfect base for friends wanting to enjoy a holiday together. Built in 2012 and designed to accommodate the needs of all people, the lodge is perfect for families and couples too.
Situated just over 2 miles away from the centre of Hexham, which is packed with attractions to visit all year round including Hexham Abbey, Hexham Old Gaol and sporting facilities including a bowling alley, athletics track and swimming pool. A brilliant spot for walkers and cyclists too, there are many walks, footpaths and cyclepaths that pass by the racecourse and out into Hexham and beyond. Only a few miles north of the town, guests will be able to visit Hadrian’s Wall and take a walk along this historic site that stretches over 70 miles. Guests will be able to explore ruined forts, museums and a Roman town along the way. Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, Vindolanda and The Sill all offer a brilliant insight into the history of the area and make a great day out for guests of all ages. A few miles further is the popular town of Corbridge which is known for its chic shops and eateries as well as riverside walks and cycle paths.
Newcastle upon Tyne, The Metrocentre and the cathedral city of Durham are within an easy 40-minute drive, and the beautiful beaches of the Northumberland coastline can be reached in a little over an hour. There’s so much to enjoy right on the doorstep and just a few miles further, The Racecourse Lodge boasts a location that really can’t be beaten. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room:
With 40" Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room 1: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Shower room 2: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Hexham
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Hexham
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2 miles
  • Lake
    13 miles (reservoir)

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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