Middleton Gate House ref: UK3217

Middleton, near Belford, Bamburgh & Holy Island Area

4 Stars

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2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Gatehouse 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

Built in 1864 to impress all that saw it, Middleton Gate House is approached through a 45ft high grand arch, formerly the entrance to Middleton Hall and set in private grounds of 3.5 acres. The Gate House is an extremely attractive detached stone built lodge steeped in history. The accommodation is mainly on ground floor level and is exceptionally presented throughout. The sun room at the entrance offers a relaxing spot overlooking open rural views, whilst the large kitchen/dining room enjoys a homely ambience. The separate living room benefits from a welcoming wood burner ensuring Middleton Gate House provides a cosy retreat, regardless of the season. The stylishly furnished master bedroom and family bathroom are also on this level. There are twin beds on the first floor, which can be linked to to create a large double bed if preferred. The views from the first floor stretch across to the sea with Lindisfarne Castle on the horizon. Well tended grounds offer grass, woodland and a stream, and boast spectacular views to the sea, the Farne Islands, Lindisfarne, Budle Bay and other lovely countryside.
Middleton Gate House is situated just over a mile from the friendly village of Belford where a warm welcome greets visitors. The village is often described as ‘the Gateway to the Secret Kingdom’ and offers many shops, a tea room, pubs serving delicious food, and an impressive golf driving range. There are also a variety of facilities available nearby including riding stables, a dog day care and kennels. The ‘picture postcard’ coastal village of Bamburgh, which is dominated by its majestic fortress and wide expanse of golden, sandy sweeping beach, is a mere 6 miles east. The small and friendly market town of Wooler sits at the foot of the Cheviot Hills 12 miles west and is a popular destination for those who enjoy cycling, hang-gliding, golf and horse riding. For walkers, the challenging route of the ‘St Cuthbert’s Way’ runs close by. Chatton Trout Fishery invites amateur anglers to fish in a picturesque 4-acre lake close by. Although Middleton is quietly situated, the A1 is less than a mile away, giving easy access to the elegant Georgian town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, which straddles the salmon-rich River Tweed to the north and the cobbled, market town of Alnwick (protected by its dramatic castle) to the south. Both offer a wide array of amenities equidistant at 15 miles away. Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction where you can see the Grand Cascade Waterfall and dine in the restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe! Take a trip to the vibrant cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Edinburgh (both are only an hour’s drive away), or enjoy the journey by train from Berwick or Alnmouth. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Sun room.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. External utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Miscellaneous

3½-acre natural grounds. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced stream with deep pools in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Belford
  • Shops
    1¼ miles
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    1¼ miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Pub
    1½ miles
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    6 miles (beach)

About the local area

The idyllic country village of Bamburgh, ancient royal seat of the kings of Northumbria, is set in one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions in the UK. With trips to the Farne Island Group so close at hand from nearby Seahouses, Bamburgh is certainly one of the most sough after coastal destinations on the Northumberland coast.

The main attraction in Bamburgh is of course Bamburgh Castle, one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline Bamburgh it is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country and has won awards in the North East Large Visitor Attraction Awards and the Green Business Scheme. To prove its universal appeal, the castle was recently a finalist in TV's Britain's Favorite View competition.

A visit to this area is not complete without a trip to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), a tidal island which can only be accessed across the causeway when the tidal conditions allow. Holy Island has a national reputation as a wildlife haven and is home to a national nature reserve. As well as numerous rare birds, you may even spot the grey seal that are resident on the nearby Farne Islands all year round.

Dramatically perched on a rocky crag is Lindisfarne Castle is a small fortress first built in 1550 and today is looked after by the National Trust. Accessible over the causeway is at low tide only, and the island castle presents an exciting and alluring aspect.

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