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Excellent 5/5 16 reviews

Converted Chapel | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 30km

The Riverside Chapel is a tranquil haven, set right on the river, where you can truly relax & get away from it all. It is in an ideal central location from which to explore Northumberland's many tourist attractions. With 2 great local pubs, & historic Hexham & Corbridge with their shops, cafes & restaurants only 4 miles away, you couldn't be better situated for your holiday. Flexible changeover dates and short breaks starting on the day you choose are available from October to April. (Friday Changeover Day during summer season, May to Sept)

The chapel offers first class accommodation, with two ground floor en-suite bedrooms, tastefully furnished with antiques, and overlooking the river. It is fully equipped with an open plan kitchen / dining room/ sitting room, and has free WI-FI, Ipod docking station, & a flat screen Sky T.V/ DVD. With a well equipped kitchen, & both ground floor bedrooms also having Sky T.V and hairdryers you'll find the Chapel meets all your needs and offers that extra bit of luxury.

Up the spiral staircase is the attic room, with it's own sitting area. It is equipped with full size twin beds, futon, football table, C.D player, board games & toilet with washbasin.

Oiled fired central heating, linen, bath towels & some dry stores/cleaning products included

Outside, the chapel is in a beautiful riverside location, with a secluded rear garden which catches the daytime & evening sun, and is perfect for barbecues & al fresco dining. The rear garden overlooks open fields, often with the cows, sheep & deer watching you, & has a patio area with table, chairs, & Webber barbecue. Play boules on the lawn & then watch the sun set over the woods with a glass of something cool! You might even be lucky enough to see the badgers at dusk. Do some star gazing with the telescope you'll find in the "mini summerhouse". On a clear night the night sky looks like a glass dome, with no light pollution. Magical! There is also a small sitting area to the side of the chapel which is an afternoon suntrap, & a seating area beside the burn for a relaxing read, with the calming sound of trickling water.

Whatever you fancy doing, star gazing, sunset drinks, waterside reading, family barbecue, private sunbathing, the Riverside Chapel is a special place which offers a home from home, in a peaceful central location, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tynemouth 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 25 km, Nearest railway: Hexham 8 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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The kitchen is well equipped, with a built in electric fan oven/grill, halogen hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, Dualit espresso machine, and food processor. Also provided is a washing machine, dishwasher, small larder fridge with small freezer compartment, sink & drainer, together with a good selection of crockery, glasses, cutlery & cooking utensils.

The sitting area has a comfy sofa & chairs, WI-FI, flat screen T.V / DVD player/ IPOD docking station, C.D player / radio, books, magazines & games, & a dining area which has a large table extending to seat six.

Downstairs the two master en-suite bedrooms are tastefully furnished with antiques, & have beautiful arched windows overlooking the river & woodland beyond. Both have full size en-suite bathrooms, sky television, hair-dryers & clock radios, & offer a taste of luxury not usually found in holiday let accommodation.

Up the spiral staircase is the attic room , with 2 full size single beds, a futon, c.d player/radio, football table, games, & its own toilet & washbasin.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is a secluded rear garden with barbecue, table & chairs overlooking fields & woodland & perfect for catching the evening sun & glorious Northumberland sunsets, & watching the wildlife!

Also a small sun terrace just outside the chapel, and a small seating area on the gravelled area beside the river. There are many local riverside & woodland walks on the chapel's doorstep.

Further details

Please note the Chapel's close proximity to the river, & please supervise very small children when playing near the river.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. (Sorry, no cats or other pets) There is no charge for dogs but a cleaning charged may be levied is extra cleaning is required (this has never happened to date!)

No smoking inside the chapel please, however guests are welcome to smoke on the riverside paved patio.

Heating, linen & bath towels are included.

Special Occasion package - Afternoon tea or sparkling wine & canapes in our 1971 original V.W campervan, overlooking the river. £10 per person, bookable in advance only.

Please note that during peak season July / August, short breaks are only offered as last minute bookings, our summer changeover day is Friday, and flexible changeover days are only available in Low season (Nov to March, excluding Christmas & New Year)

Northern England region

Northumberland is steeped in history, with a "castle every mile", Hadrian's Wall, historic Hexham & Corbridge, Alnwick gardens & castle, Beamish museum, & Durham on your doorstep, you will never be short of things to do during your stay. Northumberland is known as "Land of the big skies" due to the dramatic, ever changing scenery & wide open, sparsely populated countryside. A great place to get away from it all.

Hexham

Juniper is a tranquil village, close to historic Hexham & Corbridge, with their shops, cafes & restaurants, theatre & cinema. With 2 great local pubs within a couple of miles its a great central spot from which to explore Northumberland.

Hexham is a bustling market town with an award winning Farmers' Market, Old Gaol, ancient Abbey dating back to the 11th century, yet with modern facilities - a leisure centre, cinema, theatre, shops, restaurants, cafes, park with children's playground, & Hexham is also on the main train line into Newcastle with a 1/2 hourly service.

Corbridge, with it's winding lanes of shops & Cafes & riverside walks along the Tyne offers a lovely day out. The Roman Wall museum is well worth a visit. Hadrian's Wall is only a few miles away, with Housestead Fort showing how the Romans used to live, Vindolanda, with rare Roman finds, & of course the beautiful wall itself to walk along in spectacular scenery.

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Review 1-10 of 16

29 Jun 2014

5/5

"Peaceful rural retreat that's accessible to town and country"

A nice comfortable space for the whole family to relax and enjoy the river side and beautiful surroundings.From here we could easily reach Hexham as well as the many places of interest in Northumberla… More

2 Jun 2014

5/5

"What an amazing weekend, they even pre-ordered the sun for us!"

After a long drawn out journey up, we were greeted with a charming looking chapel. After negotiating the path laden with our supplies we opened the door to a welcoming open plan living space. We arriv… More

6 May 2014

5/5

"Lovely, welcoming - and a great place to just spend a few restful days"

Arriving on a Friday afternoon, we found the chapel warm and welcoming. It took some driving on the winding roads, but it was very much worth it. The place was almost like coming home after a long day… More

15 Apr 2014

5/5

"Magical!"

From the twinkling lights on the lovely decorated tree, to the gentle sounds of Christmas music and the small of a deliciously freshly baked cake that awaited us, we could not have asked for a warmer … More

13 Apr 2014

4/5

"very nice spot in the countryside"

really nice cottage in the countryside with lots of walks. Perfect for a few days away from the hussle and bussle of towns and cities. Lovely cottage that is very well equipped and an extremely nice w… More

7 Apr 2014

5/5

"Lovely homely comfortable cottage"

My family and I have stayed for three nights at Riverside, I loved it, the location is great, there was everything provided, it comfortable warm and nice to be in highly recommend thank you… More

4 Mar 2014

4/5

"Beautiful peaceful location with walking from the door"

My family of four plus grandparents stayed in the riverside chapel for a long weekend. The cottage is Gorgeous and we found it comfortable with everything you could possibly need on hand. The cottag… More

14 Oct 2013

5/5

"charming"

Stayed only a couple of nights here. The Riverside Chapel is a charming place, ideal for you if you just want to get away from a hectic city/your daily routine. Hexham is just a few minutes away by ca… More

21 Jun 2013

5/5

"A little piece of Heaven...."

Loved the cottage ! Everything was just perfect except perhaps the fridge was just a little small as we cook all our own food. But apart from that, it was exceptional. The surroundings are so peaceful… More

18 Mar 2013

5/5

"Charming riverside property in pretty rural village"

We had a lovely stay in this old chapel it was very warm and cosy throughout out our late winter week, we even had some lovely bright sunny days which was an unexpected bonus, and a couple of bright starry nights.The owner Clare was very helpful and had taken the the time to bake us a delicious cake on arrival.Plenty of things to do whether that be exploring the history of Hadrain's wall or shopping in the local towns, or taking a stroll along the numerous local footpaths. Our little girl loved being near the river even though we had to share it with the local geese and ducks.This is an unusual property with a practical solution for providing full kitchen facilties, and has incorporated a lot of the original features from the chapel with tasteful decor and and furniture all of whch makes it a delightful holiday home.

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