Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Stone cottage with walled garden but contemporary style inside. Quiet, peaceful village location in stunning Northumberland countryside. The village has a pub serving food (not every day), small shop / Post Office and a bus service to Wooler & Alnwick. Suitable for walkers and cyclist (bike storage available on request). Details of lots of walks available in our information folder. Some beautiful walks straight from the cottage front door into the National Park. Nearest supermarkets and towns are Alnwick, Rothbury or Wooler, all 6-8 miles. Heritage coast and castles about 20 minutes. Hadrians Wall 1 hour.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alnmouth 15 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 60 km, Nearest railway: Alnmouth 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Lounge: Digital TV / DVD / Radio, CD Player, dining table seats 2, log burner, additional heating.
Kitchen area: Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave.
Conservatory: (Brand new for 2010): Further dining table seats 4, easy chairs with garden view, doors to garden.
Downstairs wc in addition to main bathroom upstairs
Bedroom 1: super king size double bed; heater.
Bedroom 2: single bed + roll-away or space for own travel cot; heater.
Bathroom: toilet, bath with shower over, wash basin, heater.
Enclosed south facing garden, mostly bordered with high stone walls.
South facing patio area with table with chairs.
Private off road parking for 1 car behind large double gates.
Secure bike storage by request.
Water heater by overnight immersion with booster / top up facility.
First basket of logs for log burner included.
Upvc double glazing throughout.
Bed Linen & Towels provided.
Bike storage available by request.
|Further details outdoors|
Fully enclosed mainly stone walled secure south facing garden
Rent includes electricity, 1st basket of logs for wood burner, bed linen and towels. Please note rates for short breaks of 3, 4 or 5 days (where permitted) are 65%, 75% or 85% of the full weekly rate, which can work out cheaper than the "per day" rate quoted.
Northern England region
Northumberland is the most northern county of England, most of the county is further north than Hadrian's Wall, built by the Romans as a limit to their empire and the border with Scotland. The cottage is close to the National Park which is wild and desolate with stunning scenery, yet just 10-15 miles from the beautiful beaches, coast path and ancient castles. A visit across the road causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a must (tide times available in the cottage) - the birthplace of Christianity in England and with its association of the Lindisfarne Gospels - the first translation of the Bible into English. Also on the island are the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory and Castle.
The cottage is in the village of Glanton, which has a pub serving food, small shop / post office and bus link. The next village of Powburn (1.5 miles) has a much larger village shop and a petrol station. The larger market town of Alnwick, Rothbury and Wooler are all 6 - 8 miles (10 - 12 km). A full range of facilities is available at each: Alnwick is the largest of the 3 and also has Alnwick Castle (Hogwarts for Harry Potter fans) and the famous Alnwick Gardens. Rothbury is a beuatiful market town giving access to the National Park, Upper Coquet Valley and Simonside Hills whereas Wooler is the gateway to the Cheviot Hills and College Valley. The Scottish Border town of Coldstream, Kelso and Jedburgh are also within easy reach.
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13 Aug 2013
"Peaceful, welcoming cottage, great location"
Thanks to great directions from the owners the cottage was easy to find. It lived up to the other reviews and was spotlessly clean and well resourced. The conservatory looking out onto the garden was… More
21 Feb 2013
"A brilliant little gem"
From the moment I started the booking process for this cottage, I had a good feeling - the customer service was fantastic.We were not disappointed. The cottage was spotless - not a mark on the wall. W… More
29 Jan 2013
"A faultless stay in a great cottage"
I cannot fault our stay at the cottage. From start to finish is was a pleasure to deal with Dennis and Kay; their communication was excellent and the booking couldn't have been simpler. Battling… More
6 Jan 2013
"Lovely cottage in a beautiful area"
Simonside cottage provides lovely accomodation for a self-catering holiday. The cottage is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. It's located in a peaceful, beautiful setting close to Northumb… More
30 Dec 2012
"The best holiday let we have ever stayed in"
This enchanting holiday cottage is set in a village on the edge of the National Park and makes an excellent centre for touring the area. The enclosed garden and conservatory/dining room make it possib… More
4 Dec 2012
"lovely, well equipped cottage in quiet ,rural village"
The cottage was lovely and warm and welcoming. Very clean and with all essentials required. Good secure car parking. Great conservatory. Beautiful scenary on the door step and lots to see and do withi… More
Thank you so much for your comment. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We are taking your comment on board regarding the TV and replacing it with one with a larger screen, as from January 2013.
4 Dec 2012
"We had a lovely time the day we went to Simonside Cottage!"
We just loved the cottage, very quaint and homely. One of the evenings turned cool so we lit the log fire (yes it was August!) and it was brilliant! We had everything we needed, the conservatory was a… More
So pleased you liked the cottage and enjoyed the wood burner. We hope you will visit us again – and will be pleased to find we now have a larger TV.
14 Oct 2012
"Perfect place for a retreat"
A very comfortable cottage in a quiet location. The owners were very helpful and gave us a lot of information about the surrounding area which made for great days out. Definitely somewhere I would… More
9 Oct 2012
"First class cottage with everything you could need."
This was a lovely cottage. The conservatory was a great bonus, good for relaxing on not so good days. The owners had paid a lot of attention to detail and had provided all the little extras to make it… More
Thank you so much for your positive comments. We too were very disappointed when the Pub closed without notice and immediately removed reference to it in our property description. The good news is that the Pub has now re-opened (October 2012), and we are of course hoping it will remain open thus enhancing the facilities in the village.
The village shop is good for fresh milk, bread, daily newspapers, essential supplies like sugar and some tinned food but sadly not much other fresh produce (it is also a Post Office and does stamps and cash withdrawals for several banks). We've tried very hard not to over-state the capabilities of the shop in our description. A much better shop is in the next village at Powburn, there is a full range of shops in Alnwick, Rothbury & Wooler and a supermarket at Alnwick. For those that like walking, several walks can start from the Cottage door and the village also has a bus service to Alnwick & Wooler.
2 Oct 2012
"Picturesque,comfortable cottage with all mod cons, conservatory and walled garden."
The property was much better than we had expected for the price. The cottage was at the back of a property that fronted the road. It had a walled garden which would be completly safe for small childre… More
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