Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This former Methodist Chapel, dating back to the mid 19th century, has been recently renovated to provide self-catering accommodation of integrity and charm. It has two bedrooms, both with en-suite facilities and enjoying lovely rural views and can accommodate a maximum of four guests. Located in the pretty Northumbrian village of Kirkheaton, this quirky property is nestled within glorious countryside and is a superb and stylish base from which to explore the lovely surrounding region. Guests who appreciate properties with character will adore the chapel's original features which include exposed stone-work, period windows and solid wood doors. The chapel has a practical open plan layout on the ground floor, complete with natural slate flooring, which engenders a real holiday atmosphere within the property typified by the gorgeous wood-burning stove in the lounge. In good weather the fully enclosed garden will provide the perfect spot for alfresco dining or relaxing with a chilled glass of wine after a busy but interesting day. Those seeking a restful and peaceful holiday break will find the perfect property in Kirkheaton Chapel. It enjoys a tranquil location with no-through traffic and has the added benefit of being close to the various amenities available in the nearby city and country.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Newcastle|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin Bedroom 2: With two single beds and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
Property has electric heaters and comprises: Open plan living space Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, Free view TV and DVD Kitchen/Dining Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin
All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of logs for stove provided. Travel cot and high chair available.
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.
Located approximately twenty miles to the south is the vibrant conurbation of Newcastle and Gateshead. Newcastle offers some of the finest shopping in the country and Gateshead is the location for the Metrocentre, one of the largest in-door shopping centres in Europe. In recent years Gateshead has been making quite a name for itself in the world of arts and culture. Last year for example, the Baltic Arts Centre, located next to the River Tyne, was the venue for the Turner prize. The new Sage Building, located opposite, is a glorious artistic centre and runs a full programme of events throughout the year. Visitors to the chapel will not have to travel far for a complete change of scene. The delightful market towns of Morpeth and Rothbury are within an easy drive and both offer a good range of amenities. Walkers will love the Simonside Forest, located just a few miles to the south west of Rothbury, which offers a number of way-marked trails through sublime countryside. Rothbury is the gateway to the Northumberland National Park and the latter offers numerous places for excellent hill walking. Highly recommended is a visit to the National Trust managed properties of Wallington Hall and Cragside. The former is only five miles from Kirkheaton and the latter approximately one mile from Rothbury. Both properties offer a real glimpse into the world of the Victorians and are situated in stunning surroundings. Bird Lovers may wish to visit the mighty Kielder Reservoir. The facilities here for day-trippers are excellent and over the summer months full information on how to view a pair of visiting Ospreys, one of our rarest birds of prey, can be obtained from the Leaplish Waterside Park. Stargazers should seek out the award-winning Kielder Observatory, access to be prearranged, which provides the public with expert advice and advanced equipment for viewing the night-sky. Northumberland is of course famous for its Roman remains and on the ‘must see' list should be the remaining sections of Hadrian's Wall, a designated World Heritage Site, Vindolanda, the Roman Site at Corstopitum and Housesteads Roman Fort Museum.