Holystone Estate - Squirrel Cottage ref: UK3149

Farnham, near Rothbury, Rothbury & Coquetdale Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Only 6 miles from the pretty market town of Rothbury with friendly tea rooms and pubs, is this charming semi-detached holiday home. Set on the Holystone Estate amongst open countryside, 700 yards from the main farmhouse. This former groundsman’s cottage has been totally renovated and has a charming sun room/dining area to maximise the surrounding view, and a cosy wood burner for those cooler evenings. Overlooking open countryside towards the stunning Northumberland National Park, Squirrel Cottage offers well-presented and attractive accommodation in a tranquil setting. This delightful cottage enjoys a rural aspect situated on a working farm near the friendly hamlet of Sharperton, found nestled within the wild and beautiful Coquet Valley. The picture windows in the sun room enhance the views in this bright, spacious room and the cosy wood burning stove is perfect after a day exploring the countryside that surrounds Squirrel Cottage.
A charming sitting area to the front is a suntrap where you can relax and admire the views. Fly fishing for brown trout, sea trout and salmon for two rods along a private stretch of the River Coquet, can be arranged directly with the owner. Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy discovering the many bridle ways and footpaths which surround the property. The cottage is ideally located to explore the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest and Water which is located in the international Dark Sky Park. The picturesque heritage coastline is easily reached and Alnwick Castle is an easy and pretty drive for a day out. Cragside House and gardens is only 6 miles away in Rothbury. Squirrel Cottage is perfectly located to maximize the coast and country for day trips offering a tranquil base after your day exploring. Beach 23 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.
Squirrel Cottage (UK3149) can be booked together with Hazelnut Cottage (UK3172), 350 yards away, Plover Cottage (UK3045), 700 yards away and Milburn Cottage (CC324043), ½ mile away, to accommodate up to 15 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player leading to...
Dining/sun room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
2 steps to...
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Highchair available on request. Payphone.

Miscellaneous

Paved garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Fishing on-site (by arrangement with the owner at cost, licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a water supply from a spring and is situated on a working farm.
  • Nearest town
    Rothbury
  • Shops
    6 Miles
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
    4 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Morpeth
  • Pub
    4 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    24.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles

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About the local area

The Rothbury and Coquetdale area is dominated by the rugged but beautiful landscape of the Northumberland National Park. Nestled in this rolling moorland you'll find a selection of postcard-pretty villages like Longframlington, Thropton and Sharperton. Rothbury is the biggest of these communities and calls itself the capital of Coquetdale.

The town offers a peaceful haven. The River Coquet meanders through its centre, creating a pleasant walk along the river bank. The High Street boasts a number of traditional independent shops, there is a quieter and gentler pace of life and a selection of country pubs to enjoy a traditional pub lunch or relaxing evening meal.

Just two miles east of the town is Cragside House, Gardens and Estate . An historic home and marvel of Victorian ingenuity - it was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro electricity - with miles of paths running through spectacular rocky and woodland scenery. Today it is managed by the National Trust.

The Lady's Well at nearby Holystone is an ancient attractive well thought to have been constructed by the Romans on the site of a natural spring and is well worth a visit.

Thrunton Woods, Edlingham Castle and Brinkburn Priory are rich in wildlife and the ideal spot for a summer picnic. North of Coquetdale you will find the Breamish Valley with its cold Cheviot streams and gorse-covered hill country cradling the charming villages of Powburn and Ingram.

From Rothbury you can explore the surrounding Simonside Hills and Cheviot Hills and all of Northumberland National Park. Walkers and cyclists will love the spectacular countryside

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