Sweethope Croft 2 ref: CC325023

Harle near Kirkwhelpington, Kielder & Bellingham Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Perched right on the shore of a beautiful lake known as Sweethope Lough, extensively renowned for its trout and fly fishing, nestles this pair of "single storey crofts", which provide charming self catering holiday cottages in an idyllic setting.  Built with traditional Northumbrian stone this pair of cottages offers a truly rural hideaway with a unique view.  Surrounded by miles of open countryside and woodland the properties are positioned on the exclusive Ray Demesne Estate.  Formerly owned by the great inventor and industrialist "Newcastle" born "Charles Parsons", the Estate was purchased by Viscount Devonport’s family in 1954. The Estate has since been painstakingly restored and developed over the years by Lord Devonport. 
Sweethope Loughs are consisting of two Loughs; Little Lough being 12 acres and the Great Lough an impressive 140 acres.  Sweethope Crofts are positioned on the southern edge of the Little Lough.
The accommodation within each cottage is conveniently all on ground floor level and although they can be booked independently, an interlinking door can be unlocked to accommodate the gathering of families and friends.  The living space is open plan with exposed beams to retain their character. The cottages are situated in a tranquil and secluded location on the edge of Sweethope Lough, but they are within a few hundred metres of the Sweethope activities, which include fishing and boating, so areas near the cottages can be busy, particularly in the summer months. Relax in front of the cosy wood-burning stove and watch the flames dance after a day exploring the flora and fauna that surrounds Sweethope Crofts. 

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric night storage heaters and comprises:
Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen

Lounge / dining area: with wood-burning stove (logs provided), TV / DVD

Kitchen area:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer / dryer

Bedroom 1:  with double bed

Bedroom 2:  with adult sized bunk beds

Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel and power included.  Bed linen and towels supplied. Travel cot and highchair available.


Enclosed walled garden with outdoor seating and views. Off road parking for 2 cars.  Fishing can be organised directly with Sweethope adventure.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 Miles
  • Distance
    8 Miles
  • Restaurant
    5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    19.0 miles
  • Lake

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About the local area

Although Sweethope Crofts provide a secluded retreat they are surprisingly accessible to explore this beautiful region.  The A68 is just a few miles west and the A696 a similar distance east.  The picture postcard village of Bellingham offers a good selection of facilities, including a tourist office and heritage centre and a highly regarded 18-hole, par 70 golf course is on its outskirts, only eight miles away.  The Woollen Mill at Otterburn is popular with visitors a short drive north.  Pony trekking, windsurfing, sailing and ferry trips are only a small sample of the many outdoor activities that can be arranged at Kielder Water – Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake – which is cradled by Kielder Forest Park, nearby.  There are several prestigious golf courses close by too. The historic market town of Hexham, dominated by its majestic abbey is only 19 miles away.  The World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall Country, England’s largest Heritage Site within this most northerly of National Parks is within easy driving distance and Vindolanda, Thirlwell Castle, a quarry wildlife park, The Roman Army Museum and Walltown Craggs – the highest remaining section of Hadrian’s Wall - are all interesting visitor attractions close by.   Take time to visit the ancient town of Morpeth or the vibrant city of Newcastle and the Gateshead Metro Centre – all within an easy drive.  Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy the miles of bridleways and footpaths whilst absorbing the panoramic vistas of the wild and un-spoilt countryside across the Northumberland National Park ensuring Sweethope Crofts provide an excellent base to explore the many delights across Northumberland giving easy access to the Scottish Borders too.

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

Cycling in Kielder Forest Park

Surrounding Kielder and home to the largest forest in Britain, Kielder Forest Park is a fantastic location for keen mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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