Stonecrop, Eals village near Haltwhistle....a magical hideaway – Home 284966 Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Stonecrop, Eals village near Haltwhistle....a magical hideaway – Home 284966
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Stonecrop is a much loved country cottage with a beautiful garden and small orchard in a stunning part of rural Northumberland. Many of our guests return year on year.
It is within easy reach of Hadrian’s Wall and the South Tynedale railway whilst being secluded, and surrounded by wonderful walks, woods and fells.
The Cottage is a listed, stone built property, dating back to 1760. It retains much of its original charm and character. The cosy lounge has a log stove in an inglenook fireplace, and the light and attractive kitchen (with underfloor heating) has lovely views overlooking the orchard and garden and towards the South Tyne river. There is a small cloakroom and utility area downstairs and a study with a sofabed.
Upstairs there are two comfortable double bedrooms and a single room with bunk beds. The bathroom is well equipped. The Cottage has good wifi.
The attractive gardens surround the Cottage and include a large rear garden (with sand pit) together with an established orchard which are all wonderfully private. From the garden there are super views across the valley and over to the fells.
The property is idyllically situated in the quiet hamlet of Eals, which is a cluster of about a dozen houses, situated along a no-through road. The South Tyne river runs alongside and forms the perfect backdrop. The valley is heavily wooded with lovely unspoilt countryside all around.
The valley is a haven for birds including curlews, oyster-catchers, cuckoos and snipe. The birds on the feeders in the garden are also very special with regular visitors including siskin, woodpecker and mistlethrush. At night you will often hear owls and herons. The night skies are as good as anywhere in the Country.
There are lovely walks from the doorstep in all directions including along part of the Pennine Way, and along a now disused section of the former Haltwhistle to Alston railway - which makes for an excellent trail or cycleway.
You can take the popular narrow gauge railway line from its Alston terminus to Slaggyford - only 2 miles from the Cottage.
Stonecrop is located within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is conveniently close to Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland National Park. It is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the Scottish Borders and the English Lakes. Ullswater for example is about a 40 minute drive away.
The house has been the much loved holiday home of the present owners for the past 60 years. If you are looking to escape the madding crowds then Stonecrop provides the ideal retreat for children and adults alike.
We are happy for you to bring a dog (max 2) providing they are well behaved. For further information about the Cottage go to our own website - search for Stonecrop, Northumberland. Ours is the whitewashed one.
We also rent out a lovely garden flat in the centre of Edinburgh - please contact us if you're interested or look online on this site at property 9283937.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: £50.00
- No smoking at this property
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About the owner
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- 1 hour 37 minutes
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- Calendar updated:
- 18 Nov 2019
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Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Jan 2013. Located in Haltwhistle, it has 49 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £395 to £595.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Nov 2019.
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– based on 49 reviews
- Very Good
We had a lovely stay at Stonecrop. Everything we needed was there. Lots of games for children and dvds. The garden is a lovely size to relax in or for children to play in. You can take a circular walk from the cottage, across the River and back past the Kirkstyle pub. The owner is prompt to reply to any queries.
“A beautiful haven of peace and relaxation”
We’ve recently returned from a lovely and relaxing holiday in this beautiful cottage, and I can only really echo the sentiments of previous reviewers and reiterate what a fabulous place it is to… More
Everything about this beautiful 18th-century cottage is just perfect. Full of character, its living area with large wood-burning stove and original mantelpiece, cushions, sofas and large collection of… More
We stayed here for a week with our two children and our dog. The garden is amazing and the view from the garden is beautiful. This cottage is really well equipped with everything you need. The nearest supermarket is Sainsbury’s in Haltwhistle. There is a leisure centre in Haltwhistle with a lido! We spent a full day at the lido, take a picnic though as it was busy and it took the guys a long time to serve food. Beautiful walks surrounding the cottage and the neighbours were really friendly. Richard was very helpful and upon arrival he had left us a bottle of wine and some chocolates! When we arrived, our sat nav tried taking us into Whitwam farm, don’t go that way as it’s not a road you can drive on! We had a meal at the Angel Inn in Alston, the food was lovely and generous portions. We had a day out at Talkin tarn, beautiful place! If you are looking for peace and tranquility then this is the place to stay! Would highly recommend.
“Perfect Holiday Cottage”
I’ve never left a trip advisor review before but as this place is fantastic I have too! The garden is so tranquil with beautiful views and the cottage has everything you need, our kids loved it! We were here for 4 nights and spent most days exploring Hadrian’s Wall & forts and never really explored the area around the cottage but will do on our next visit. Amazing place, thank you Richard and Emma
Owner's reply: Dan - just lovely that you chose Stonecroo for your first review! Thanks so much for your appreciative words and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Richard and Emma
“"A Beautiful Jewel"”
Just returned from our 3rd. stay in this amazing place and already booked for our 4th. You feel instantly at home in this warm & welcoming cottage and can tell immediately just how much it is lo… More
Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review - we so look forward to welcoming you at Stonecrop next year.
“Warm Welcome, Warm Cottage”
Wonderful cottage made even better by the warm and generous welcome and considerate touches. We were not blessed with the weather but more than made up for by the tranquil setting ....and the dogs lov… More
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this lovely review - we are really pleased that you had such a good stay, despite the wintry weather we have experienced over these last few days.
“Good place to escape the hustle and bustle”
Good cottage in a great location with lots of walks nearby. Woodburner kept us very cosy but we had a February heatwave too! We all had a good, relaxing time in and around Haltwhistle, with good compa… More
Owner's reply: Many thanks for this lovely review and so pleased that this unseasonably, warm weather coincided with your stay.
A lovely week spent at Stonecrop, a warm and welcoming cottage in an idyllic location. Great personal touches around the cottage, cosy lounge with wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen with underfloor he… More
Owner's reply: So pleased you had such a good winter break at Stonecrop, and many thanks for your kind words.
The cottage is fantastic, just what we wanted, very quite with walks from the door. We felt at home instantly, home from home. The Christmas decorations were very good and just what we wanted. We will be back again.
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the lovely review - glad you had such a super time. Richard
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