This delightful, characterful, restored flat is conveniently situated in the very heart of historic Corbridge's conservation area, overlooking Corbridge church with views across the Tyne Valley. In just a few steps you'll find a wonderful variety of independent shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. In less than 5 minutes walk across the village square flows the River Tyne and its picturesque bank side walks.With its own private parking, this is a great base for holidays and short breaks for couples and families for 4 people (or up to 6 if you use the large living room for additional sleeping). Well behaved pets are also welcome. Take a trip out to explore Hadrian's Wall and the surrounding countryside or along the stunning Northumbrian coast to castles, Holy Island, ancient priories, kippers at Craster and beautiful sandy beaches. Return to enjoy a good meal in any of Corbridge's pubs and friendly restaurants and then home to your cosy flat and comfy beds.Renowned for its Roman links, Corbridge (Corstopitum) has substantial, well maintained remains of the northernmost fort of the Roman Empire. Follow Hadrian's Wall westward for Birdoswald, Chesters and Housesteads forts - all fascinating and impressive heritage sites.The abbey town of Hexham is only 4 miles west of Corbridge and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with its fabulous Quayside and Gateshead's Sage Music Centre just 16 miles east. Direct routes by road (car or bus service), rail (yes Corbridge has its own railway station) makes everywhere quickly and easily accessible.Nearby there are a wide variety of activities to choose from, including golf, tennis, horse riding and trekking, Hexham racecourse, rowing, swimming, yachting and windsurfing at Derwent Reservoir, just south of Newcastle. This period flat, recently renovated and available for rental for the first time in July 2014, retains some of the features of the original big house and provides a light and spacious contemporary living/dining room with views across the village and hills across the Tyne Valley, with comfortable beds, a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom and two charming double bedrooms (one with double bed and the other with two singles) both with washbasins.Please note that the property is not suitable for wheelchair users because access is by stairs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Northumberland is the northernmost ceremonial county in North East England, stretching from the Scottish Borders to Hadrian's Wall, with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - its North Sea coastline is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a 64-mile (103 km) long distance path, the North Pennines - and a National Park.You could be discovering the resilient and independent spirit of Northumberland, with its turbulent, historic past. Exploring our many dramatic castles; catapulted back 2,000 years along Hadrian's Wall or marvelling at the birthplace of the 8th-Century Lindisfarne Gospels on Holy Island or you could be walking along vast expanses of dune-fringed beaches, climbing dramatic hills and taking in glorious sweeps of valleys or just revelling in our wide-open spaces.You could just take time to relax. Star gaze under the darkest skies in England, breathe in the fragrance of some of Britain's greatest gardens or indulge in a spot of shopping at traditional market towns and villages before lenjoying a drink or meal at one of the many pubs and restaurants.
Corbridge is a jewel in the crown of Northumberland. Lying just off the A69, about 18 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, it grew from the Roman town of CORSTOPITUM, a supply town for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. From the beginning Corstopitum provided much of the building stones used in the construction of many of the village buildings, including the church, Vicar's Pele and nearby castles. In the thirteenth century Corbridge was second only to Newcastle in wealth and its citizens were heavily taxed to help pay for Edward 1's Scottish wars and its mediaeval street plan is much the same today. The Saxon church however has trebled in size by the addition of aisles, transepts and chancel to the inner Saxon tower and naïve whilst The Vicar's Pele illustrates the fierceness of Border warfare which burnt Corbridge to the ground several times.The bridge at Corbridge is the oldest of the mediaeval bridges which became derelict by the 17th century, and was finally replaced in 1674.As far back as 1827 Corbridge was a place renowned for its small shops and several of the decorated fronts still survive. Today Corbridge is still known for its quaintness and unique boutique shops and is an ideal base to explore the beauty of Northumberland.