The Old Signal Box, Wall
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Lovers of quirky and unusual buildings will simply adore the old Signal Box. This compact, one bedroomed property once formed part of the now disused railway station located on the edge of the lovely village of Wall in west Northumberland. What this property lacks in size it certainly makes up for in terms of style and presentation. Idyllically placed amid open countryside, the property has a practical open plan layout and wrap-around windows engender a wonderfully bright and airy ambience. The Old Signal Box exudes ‘holiday atmosphere' and guests will readily feel at home. The attention to detail and standard of fixtures and fittings are excellent ensuring guests have a restful and relaxing stay. If the weather is kind, guests can continue to enjoy the glorious views from the garden patio area. Wall village itself is quiet and peaceful, has a pub serving first class meals and is a wonderful base for exploring the wider area of Northumberland.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Hexham|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Property is reached by four steps to entrance, has electric central heating, with under floor heating in the kitchen and shower room and comprises: Kitchen: A small area with ceramic hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge with ice box, slow cooker and washing machine Lounge/Dining Area: With feature open fire and TV; fabulous views Steps leading down to......
Bedroom: With super king size bed which can be separated into two single beds if preferred Shower Room; With shower, WC and wash basin
All electricity, bed linen and towels included.
|Further details outdoors|
Please note access is up 4 steps to the platform and then at least 6 steps up to the front door.
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 property is only a handful of miles from the delightful market town of Hexham. This has a superb range of amenities including several large supermarkets, leisure centre, award-winning cinema and theatre centre, good selection of food and drink outlets and specialist shops. Highly recommended is a visit to the remains of Hexham Abbey. This enjoys a riverside location and is steeped in history. West Northumberland is ‘Roman' country and an amazing array of roman remains can be viewed at several sites located nearby such as Housesteads Roman Fort, Vindolanda and the former Roman settlement at Corstopitum. Of course the ‘jewel in the crown' is the remaining sections of the Roman Wall, officially designated as a World Heritage Site, which can be inspected at a number of viewpoints in the county. Bird watchers should take the chance to view Ospreys, one of our rarest birds of prey, which are currently nesting at the mighty Kielder Reservoir. The visitor facilities here are excellent and a superb range of outdoor activities are also available. For a change of scene guests should visit the huge shopping facilities available at the Gateshead Metro Centre, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, or the highly regarded Baltic Centre, also located in Gateshead, which was the venue for last year's Turner Prize.
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