Codley Gate Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Situated in a peaceful valley at the confluence of two streams, this site would have been sacred to the Romans and is still a very special place today. With the ramparts of the fort guarding the farm yard to the west and the only Roman milestone left standing intact in it's original position just behind the cottage, few properties in Britain can have so many traces of Rome around them.
The cottage at Codley Gate Farm has recently been converted and provides superbly appointed 5 star holiday accommodation. There is a fabulous well-equipped spacious dining kitchen, a cosy sitting room with an inglenook style fireplace and three double bedrooms, each with their own luxury en-suite bathroom. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed directly from the cottage.
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Residents receive a complimentry free entry pass to both Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum valid for the duration of their stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||61 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle International Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Bardon Mill 2 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is fitted to a high standard to provide the best in comfort and luxury and is decorated in subtle Farrow and Ball colours. There are dimmable halogen lights throughout, a built in sound system to the living areas with an iPod docking station. The kitchen is an impressive room with a high beamed ceiling, slate flooring, extensive painted units with granite work-tops and includes an American style fridge-freezer with water and ice dispenser, Rangemaster Cooker and wall mounted LCD television. There is a drying room for wet weather gear, the high out put combi oil fired boiler provides hot water and central heating throughout the cottage. The cosy sitting room has oak flooring, comfortable Tetrad sofas and an inglenook style fireplace inset with a wood burning stove (fuel provided). There is large flat screen free sat. television. Features include a window seat and a handmade steel and oak banister to the staircase.
The main bedroom is on the first floor, this romantic suite has a kingsize bed with leather bedhead and oak bedroom furniture. The window provides pleasant views across the stream to the meadow. The second bedroom is also on the first floor and is fitted with ivory painted furniture. It can be set up either as a twin bedded room or as a super-kingsize bed, this room has views across the yard to the fort walls. The third bedroom is on the ground floor, this sweet room has striking 'tulip' motif curtains, blind and matching window seat. It has oak flooring, a double bed, built in wardrobe and a small chest. (comfortable duvets and cotton bedlinen are provided in all the bedrooms).
The en suite bathroom to the main bedroom includes a comfortable deep bath with central mixer tap and a spacious walk-in shower. A special feature of this room is the pair of 'arrow slit' windows, providing mini wooded views. The bathroom for the second bedroom has a corner shower cubicle and a further 'arrow slit' window. The en suite for the third bedroom can also be accessed from the living area if required and has a spacious corner shower cubicle. Each of the bathrooms has slate floors, Limestone Travertine tiled walls and heated towel rails. (White Company or similar good quality towels are provided).
|Further details outdoors|
There is a sheltered gravelled yard directly outside the cottage with a table and chairs and a picnic table on a lawned area, there is a spacious area for parking opposite the cottage and guests are welcome to use the meadow in front of the cottage by crossing a small bridge over the stream .
Northern England region
The cottage is situated in a former farm yard amongst a cluster of old traditional farm buildings and Codley Gate Farmhouse, it was once the main dwelling house on the site but was converted to a milking parlour when our 'modern' farmhouse replaced it in the 1800's. When there was no longer a dairy herd at Codley Gate, hunters and ponies replaced the cows stabled in the comfort of its thick walls.
In 2008 the barn was sympathetically restored using the best of modern building methods combined with traditional materials to provide a spacious and comfortable holiday home. The valley is rich in British natural wildlife with red squirrels, deer , badgers and bats regularly seen from the cottage. Swallows,Owls and Curlews are part of the abundant birdlife that surrounds Codley Gate.
Codley Gate is approached via a quiet access lane (the old Stanegate Roman road) and is immediately adjacent to the World Heritage Site of Vindolanda and the Chesterholme Museum. We are set partially in the Northumberland National Park and are just under one mile below, what is considered to be, the most dramatic section of Hadrian's Wall. The village of Bardon Mill just over a mile down the valley. The nearest town is Haltwhistle, 4 miles to the west and the award winning market town of Hexham is 14 miles east. The city of Newcastle Upon Tyne with it's lively Quayside and Baltic Art Centre is 35 miles to the east, whilst historic Carlisle 'Gateway to the Lakes' is 24 miles to the west. The list of area attractions is endless, a few highlights are Vindolanda and the Chesterholme Museum, The Forts along The Wall including Housesteads & Chesters. Kielder Water and Forest park. Country Houses within a short distance include Wallington Hall and Cragside. Coastal Castles at Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Lindisfarne Holy Island. The Alnwick Water Gardens and Castle.
Whether you wish to visit Roman or other historical sights, enjoy the unspoilt countryside with moorland or woodland walks, visit the Northumbrian Coastline or the Lake District or simply curl up with one of our good books or magazines by the fire, there will always be plenty to do here.
The kitchen is well equipped for those you enjoy cooking that special meal, (there are good farm shops, Waitrose and other quality supermarkets to choose from). Alternatively there is a wide choice of places to dine locally.
Our family enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of Codley Gate and we now look forward to welcoming guests to this special place. We will do everything we can to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. Please let us know if there is anything further you need.
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20 Jul 2014
"Staying at Codley Gate Cottage makes you feel part of a very happy family at Vindolanda."
We have just spent two wonderful weeks at Codley Gate cottage with my three teenage girls and my mum and dad. As soon as we arrived we felt extremely welcomed by Colin and Sonia. The welcome pack and fresh free-range eggs were only the start !
What a place ! Free-range friendly chickens , running stream and fields all around. So peaceful !
And the cottage is perfect. All we needed and more. Cosy and comfortable.
Once you rent the cottage you gain free entry into Vindolanda ( just across the field ) and The Roman Army Museum which is 10minutes drive away. Fantastic ! A wonderful bonus which I hadn't realised when booking. We made the most of this and went most days to Vindolanda Fort and really got a feel for the place.
Colin and Sonia are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Vindolanda it is such a pleasure to learn from them.
There were archaeologists on site at Vindolanda who were extremely friendly and informative about their work - one who knows how to engage teenagers by talking about Roman underwear and revolting food !
We enjoyed 2 hour walks along the wall and many Roman sites.
Beamish is only an hour away if you need a different period of history for a day !
A truly wonderful two weeks which went by too quickly.
Thank you Colin and Sonia.
Your welcome was much appreciated.
19 Feb 2014
"Dad's 50th Birthday Weekend"
Decided to book here for my Dad's 50th Birthday, and what a great decision it was. After searching the internet for a rental that was suitable for my family I found these fab reviews and decided … More
16 Feb 2014
"A luxury retreat in a beautiful area"
Stayed at Codley Gate with my husband and our baby for a week in Feb and we couldn't have had a better week. Can't recommend this cottage highly enough; beautiful building, clean, modern, co… More
Thankyou for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Codley Gate.
1 Dec 2013
What a wonderful surprise for my birthday!My family booked Codley Gate cottage as a surprise for me and what a fantastic surprise it was.The accommodation was perfect I couldn't find fault if I t… More
We are glad you enjoyed your Birthday suprise at Codley Gate and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
18 Nov 2013
"Fantastic relaxing weekend"
What a super experience.Just returned from the best weekend ever with my two adult sons and one of their partners.The cottage is amazing with log burning stove 3 great en suites and a brilliant kitche… More
Thank you for your review, We are glad you enjoyed your short break to Northumberland and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
17 Aug 2013
"Excellent accomodation in beautiful countryside a fantastic family holiday."
Having viewed Codley Gate website we were certainly NOT disappointed with the accomodation, very clean,comfiest beds ever, well catered in all areas, just first class. As a family it was great to have… More
17 Aug 2013
"5* All reviews are accurate."
This is a 5* cottage. It is a great conversion with good quality fittings; it was very clean, very comfortable and spacious. Though near to Vindolanda it was unbelievably peaceful and quiet. Both the … More
9 Jul 2013
"Great cottage, great location, everything you need for a fab family holiday"
We booked our cottage with the previous owner but it was sold to the Vindolanda trust by the time we visited. However all communication with the trust had been excellent, and I guess this was the them… More
1 Jul 2013
"A little bit of heaven...."
We were a little nervous about going to Codley Gate, as it had recently been bought by the Vindolanda Trust and we had booked with the previous owners. We need not have worried – everything was exactly as shown in the photos and we could not have hoped for better!
We were welcomed by Colin from Vindolanda, who lives at the farmhouse opposite and also the chickens (who were always so pleased to see us, and would come running over if they spotted you!) They were very cute, especially crossing the little bridge over the stream after one of their jaunts into the field opposite. We also appreciated the welcome gifts – lovely fresh eggs, M&S goodies and a free pass to visit Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.
The cottage was extremely comfortable with quality furnishings and appliances. It would be a fantastic cottage for three couples – three en-suites! Lots of maps and brochures are in the cottage as well. It was so peaceful and in such a beautiful spot, it was quite a wrench to have to leave once our week was up!
23 Sep 2012
"Wonderful Luxury Accommodation in the Heart of Hadrians Wall Country"
Easily accessed and with excellent nearby walks or fast transport links to the coast, Newcastle and Cumbria. This wonderful, secluded cottage really does have something for everyone. The accommodation… More
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