Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Sitting snugly within a private courtyard this chirpy terraced cottage may be compact but has everything needed for a relaxing self-catering break for couples or an individual seeking the perfect base for exploring the lovely region of Northumberland. The Nook has one bedroom located on the first floor which also boasts a separate shower room. The main living areas are concentrated on the ground floor and enjoy a convenient and practical open-plan layout. The property has electric storage heating and in the courtyard area off-road parking for one small car. The Nook is located at the north-western end of the delightful market town of Morpeth. An excellent range of amenities including a large supermarket are within walking distance and the town also boasts a modern and well equipped leisure centre. Morpeth is also well known for its excellent collection of quality food and drink outlets. The town lies astride the meandering River Wansbeck . Local rowing boat hire is available on the river and highly recommended is a stroll through the award winning Carlisle Park, located adjacent.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Morpeth|
|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||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom: With double bed Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Property has gas central heating and comprises: Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen Lounge/Dining Area: With gas fire, TV, DVD player and radio. Kitchen Area: With electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, kettle and toaster.
All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.
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.
Morpeth is located approximately fourteen miles to the north of the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Outside of rush hour it is a relatively easy run into the city and there are numerous car parking facilities. Alternatively, Morpeth has good rail and bus links into the city centre. Newcastle has established itself as both a party city and a fantastic base for retail shopping. The Gateshead Metro Centre, a few miles further down the road, is one of the largest indoor shopping centres in Europe and has free all day parking! Travelling north from Morpeth the contrast from bustling Newcastle could not be more different. The countryside and coastline are in numerous places stunning and generally free from crowds. Highly recommended for a visit are the national Trust managed houses at Wallington and Cragside. Both have fine houses to inspect during the holiday season, fantastic grounds to wander through and cafes & tea rooms selling quality food. To the north-west lies the majestic scenery of the Northumberland National Park and to the north-east some of the finest coastline areas in the whole of England. Also well worth a visit is the medieval town of Alnwick situated just up the A1. This has a truly majestic castle, in the Alnwick Garden an award-winning public garden, which is open every day except Christmas Day and in Barter Books, one of the largest second-hand bookshops in the UK!