Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Not many holiday cottages in Northumberland have been awarded by Visit Britain the prestigious four star gold standard but The Goose Barn is really in a class of its own. This restored former byre offers polished accommodation in the natural beauty of Northumberland National Park. The interiors blend character flagstone flooring and exposed stone walls with every modern convenience and crisp décor. This accommodation proudly offers can host up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A feature 4-poster bed in the master bedroom and a deep roll-top bath provide extra character. The Goose Barn affords seclusion, comfort and privacy to guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Haltwhistle|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors||
4 Steps to the main entrance then the accommodation is all on ground floor level, with solar panels and under floor oil fired heating and comprises: Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, Free sat TV, DVD, radio/CD/ipod docking station Dining Area: With table and chairs for four enjoying uninterrupted rural views. Kitchen Area: With double electric oven and lpg hob, microwave, larder fridge and full size dishwasher Utility: With washing machine, freezer, sink and drying area Bedroom 1: With 4 poster king size bed and en suite facilities with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin Bedroom 2: With two 2ft6" single beds which can zip n link together if preferred to make one king size bed Bathroom: With freestanding roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. High chair available. Free Wi-fi available
Northern England region
The northerly county of Northumberland is a hidden gem of totally unspoilt countryside and wonderful long stretches of pristine sandy beaches.
If you want to stretch your legs and breathe in clean country air this is the place for you, with miles of wide open spaces and magnificent views. The county has three distinct sub regions; a coastline stretching some forty miles with quiet sandy beaches and pretty coastal harbour villages. Inland visitors will find dramatic rolling moorland and forests, much of which is National Park and to the south of the region is the famous Hadrian's Wall which runs coast to coast and is now a World Heritage Site.
Apart from Northumberland's natural assets the county is steeped in history and has had a turbulent past which is characterised by more than its fair share of castles and ancient hill forts, some of which were built to repel Viking invaders. It was also the scene of the border wars and conflicts between the English and Scots in the 14th-16th century.
The Goose Barn itself provides panoramic views of idyllic scenery but step outside and you will experience the history and beauty of Hadrian's Wall Country. Rolling hills, dramatic highland and quaint villages are all to be enjoyed in this beautiful part of the world. The spectacular landscape offers opportunities for walking, hiking, cycling, horse-riding and fishing, not to mention a stop or two in a cosy, local pub! The nearby town of Haltwhistle provides shops and restaurants whilst The Roman Army Museum and Walltown Craggs, site of the most impressive parts of Hadrian's Wall, are popular visitor attractions within convenient reach. Bridleways and footpaths present ramblers and cyclists with interesting terrain whilst fishing can be enjoyed on the River Tyne and golf can be a leisurely affair at the prestigious courses in the area.