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The Dovecote

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 5 reviews

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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The Dovecote is in an idyllic spot in the peaceful Northumbrian countryside. Set in a georgian walled Kitchen garden with views over the hills and with its own private south facing terrace.

Ideal for a romantic break or a rural retreat. It is not for you if you want a big spacious house but it is very beautiful, full of rustic charm, truly unique and secluded. The only noise likely to disturb you is the birds!

It's on the central section of Hadrian's Wall and so is perfect for walkers and for exploring our Roman past. The historic market town of Hexham with its 12th century Abbey is just 10 mins away.

There is salmon fishing on the North Tyne just down the lane or you can play golf on the beautiful courses at Matfen Hall or Hexham (both less than 15 mins drive).

The Dovecote is also available on a B&B basis - please see our website for details - and we also have 3 double / twin ensuite rooms available in the main georgian farmhouse available for B&B.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitley Bay 50 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 40 km, Nearest railway: Hexham 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The dovecote provides luxury accommodation over 2 floors. The upper floor is now a beautiful bedroom for 2 people with lovely views over the garden and the open countryside. There is a double shower room and dining / kitchen area downstairs, with a fridge, combi microwave oven and 2 ring hob.

Further details outdoors

Outside, guests have the use of a private south facing terrace and can relax in our garden, which includes a Georgian walled kitchen garden, lawned areas and a wildlife pond. Parking available.

The Northumberland region

Northumberland is the northernmost county in North East England.

The area was once part of the Roman Empire and as Northumberland it was the scene of many wars between England and Scotland. Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England, including the castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Newcastle and Warkworth.


Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, located south of the River Tyne.

Hexham's architectural landscape is dominated by Hexham Abbey. The current church largely dates from c.1170–1250, in the Early English Gothic style of architecture. The choir, north and south transepts and the cloisters, where canons studied and meditated, date from this period. The east end was rebuilt in 1860.

Hexham was named 'England's Favourite Market Town' by the magazine Country Life.

Other Attractions on our doorstep:

Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site

Northumberland National Park

Kielder Water and Forest Park

Day trips:

Newcastle City Centre and Quayside

Durham City and Cathedral

Northumberland Coast and Castles

Alnwick Gardens

Metro Centre

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Review 1-5 of 5

13 Apr 2014


"Just what we needed"

This is a charming property in an idyllic location. The owners couldn't be more helpful and accommodating but our privacy was never compromised. I look forward to our return visit.… More

5 Apr 2014


"Idyllic if you don't mind sharing with wood lice."

Arrived in brilliant sunshine and greeted by the lovely Jane who was friendly and very accommodating. Shown around dove cote which was immaculate and had everything you needed. Jane's husband pop… More

12 Aug 2013


"Ideal location for couple walking in Northumberland"

The Dovecote is what it says - a converted dovecote in a stunning garden about half a mile from Hadrian's Wall. It has been beautifully converted and has an extremely comfortable bedroom upstair… More

7 Sep 2012


"Lovely overnight stay"

I booked this room with a friend as part of a stay along the Hadrian's wall walk. We found the place pleasant and comfortable. At the last moment, my husband wanted to join us for part of the w… More

24 Aug 2012



Had two nights bed and breakfast. Lovely couple, nothing too much trouble and great Engligh breakfast. Thank you.… More

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Jane B.

  • 2 Years listed

75% Response rate

Calendar last updated:19 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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