Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Holiday-makers looking for self-catering accommodation that is unique, brimming with style and period features yet still providing the very best of modern living should look no further than The Bastle. This character-filled historic property enjoys a tranquil setting within the grounds of a country estate. In times gone by Bastle Houses provided safe and secure accommodation for families, who lived on the first floor, and their livestock, housed on the ground floor. The Bastle, one of very few complete Bastle Houses remaining in the whole county, has been recently converted to provide sublime holiday-accommodation for couples. Among the many original features available in the property are exposed beams and period stonework. However, a lovely, feature king-size bed, modern shower room and cheery wood-burning stove set within a charming inglenook fireplace brings the accommodation right up to date and ensures a warm, comfortable and relaxing break for all those fortunate enough to stay at this simply amazing property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Hexham|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation is reached by the original 8 stone steps and is then all on first floor level with electric heaters and comprises: Open plan living / dining / kitchen / bedroom area Lounge area: with wood-burning stove, Freeview TV Kitchen area: with electric cooker, microwave and larder fridge; breakfast bar and stools Bedroom area: with king-size bed Shower room: with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
All electricity included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Bed linen and towels supplied.
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.
Whitley Chapel is a small hamlet located approximately five miles from the popular market town of Hexham. The range of amenities here is superb and includes several supermarkets, a leisure centre, theatre complex and a number of specialist shops and food and drink establishments. Hexham is a town steeped in history and visitors are recommended to spend a few hours at its stunning medieval abbey. Lovers of the ‘turf' should enjoy a visit to Hexham Racecourse. This area of Northumberland was occupied by the Romans and superb remains can be seen at a number of sites nearby and of course there is the stunning Roman Wall to view- now classified as a World Heritage Site. Bird Lovers may wish to visit the mighty Kielder Reservoir. The facilities here for visitors are superb and over the summer months full information on how to view a pair of Ospreys, one of our rarest birds of prey, can be obtained from the Leaplish Waterside Park. Stargazers should seek out the award-winning Kielder Observatory, access to be prearranged, which provides the public with expert advice and advanced equipment for viewing the night-sky. Keen walkers will love this area. Allenheads to the west for example, has sublime walking and cycling country.