The Cockles ref: UK11115

Ulgham, near Morpeth, Morpeth & Area

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Customer's choice 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Ideal for a couple or small family, The Cockles is set in a pretty countryside location yet only a few minutes’ drive from the historic market town of Morpeth. Detached and set on the owners’ smallholding with horses, the property has a lovely wrap-around style decked area to maximise the sun after you have been out exploring all day. With many bridle paths straight from the door, it is also ideal if you want to walk.

The Cockles is a great base for exploring the abundance of visitor attractions within this friendly county, voted in 2018 by the Visit Britain Tourism Awards as the best county to holiday in. Morpeth itself has plenty of small restaurants, pubs and a good selection of shops, as well as a pretty riverside and a weekly market. Only a few miles from the start of the Northumberland Heritage Coast with miles of golden sandy beaches, with fabulous Druridge Bay only 8 miles to the east.

Head north and visit Alnwick Castle, 23 miles, famed for scenes shot for the Harry Potter films, or head up to Holy Island and Bamburgh with breathtaking views over the coast. Hop on a train at Morpeth and take a day trip to Edinburgh, and there is easy road access for Hadrian’s Wall (Vindolanda), 42 miles, and the Northumberland National Park. Other places to visit included Newcastle upon Tyne, 20 miles, and Kielder Water, 48 miles. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32" Freeview TV, sofa bed (for child) and patio doors leading to decking.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and 15" Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.


Decking with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Grounds (shared with owners). Stabling for horses. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3.0 miles
  • Distance
    7.7 miles
  • Restaurant
    3.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3.0 miles
  • Railway station distance
    6.5 miles
  • Lake
    6.2 miles

About the local area

The town of Morpeth is situated 10 miles inland on the River Wansbeck which flows through the town. Morpeth is a great central location at the heart of this beautiful county offering wonderful country estates, quiet unspoilt villages and a spectacular stretch of shoreline.

Within a short distance of Morpeth lie wonderful country estates and gardens like Wallington House and Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens. Druridge Bay, with its magnificent seven-mile stretch of golden sand and dunes is only 20 minutes away by car. Also nearby is Woodhorn Museum Archives and Country Park where you can explore the rich industrial heritage that this part of Northumberland is renowned for. To the north of Morpeth stands Longhorsley, a typical example of a pretty, rural Northumberland village where the world's first self-raising flour was developed! To the west there are the parishes of Kirkwhelpington and Cambo - a beautiful stone-built estate village set amongst superb countryside.

Wallington Hall is home to magnificent grounds and gardens and a popular farm shop just down the road. Wallington, which is managed for the nation by the National Trust, boasts huge pre-Raphaelite paintings depicting the history of Northumberland, a display of dolls' houses and an enchanted secret garden.

Nearby you'll also find the picturesque village of Belsay which is the site of Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, a stately home with beautiful gardens that hosts regular arts events. At Belsay you can explore a spectacular medieval castle and wander through thirty acres of stunning gardens.

Head out to the coast and you'll find Druridge Bay, with its magnificent seven miles stretch of golden sand dunes. There's also an adjoining country park with a large lake surrounded by woods and meadows.

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