The Riverside Chapel
Converted Chapel | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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.
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.
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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7 Apr 2014
"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
"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
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
"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
"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.
24 Feb 2013
"An amazing place with everything you could ever need for a perfect weekend"
We have just returned from a two night stay at RIVERSIDE chapel and we loved it. My hubby and I travelled with our teenage daughter(15 years), her best friend and our youngest daughter (11years). We a… More
7 Jan 2013
"Idyllic location and a hidden gem"
We loved this cottage, it was spacious a very luxurious bedrooms, with sufficient bathrooms to keep everyone happy. The location is stunning and peaceful with busy Hexham only a few miles away. There were a couple of easy to reach pubs and the dogs had a blast. Lots of local walks and a great welcome from clare and the chickens ...
Lovely chocolate cake on arrival and a sweet little private garden.
25 Oct 2012
Out of every holiday we have had (Villas in Kefalonia and Turkey) this short holiday was by far the best. Stunning, beautiful, picturesque to say the least. Our first time to Northumberland and d… More
8 May 2012
"Couldn't wish for a more idyllic spot"
This beautifully unique property is in the most idyllic spot you could possibly imagine. Right next to a river, which runs alongside a beautiful wooded area, perfect for dog walking, which was much enjoyed by Charlie (a Collie cross), and Una (a lurcher). In the little hamlet of Juniper, this property is far enough out of Hexham to be nicely secluded, but not too far if you need some shopping.
The decor and furnishings inside the chapel are wonderful. The only negative point I could possibly think of was the lack of a potato masher in the kitchen, but not exactly a holiday spoiler!
After popping out one morning, we returned only to be welcomed by a delicious homemade sponge cake with fresh strawberries in a tin on the doorstep. Even though the chapel is right next door to the owners house, I think we only saw them once, so were not made to feel as if we were being scrutinised. But it was nice to know they were there, had we needed any assistance or information.
We all agreed that we would love to return to the chapel in the summertime, as we were rather unfortunate with the weather. Even so, we managed a trip to Hadrian's Wall, and popped over to Penrith (only about an hour away) to visit a friend. A wonderful long weekend was enjoyed by all our party, and even though it's a long old drive up from Kent, it's certainly somewhere we'd be delighted to revisit. Definitely recommend to anyone.
15 Nov 2011
"Simply stunning - a relaxing oasis"
I have just spent a fabulous 3 night break at the riverside chapel with my partner, parents, sister & brother-in-law and most importantly the family pooch. Prior to booking I had a number of queries … More
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