£60 / night
Price for guests, Nights approx:

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

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • 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 whilst being secluded, and surrounded by wonderful walks, woods and fells. There is direct access from the garden, across our adjoining field to the South Tyne river, where guests are welcome to wander and explore and enjoy the peace and quiet, the bird life and the natural beauty.

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 is cosy warm with underfloor heating. There is a small cloakroom with separate WC, and adjoining utility area downstairs with a study and 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 on three sides and include a large rear garden (with sand pit) together with an established orchard - all of which are wonderfully private. From the garden, there are lovely and uninterrupted views across the valley and onto the fells above.

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 various 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 super walks from the doorstep in all directions including along part of the Pennine Way, and also 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 South Tynedale 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 the 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 really does provide 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.

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  • 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
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 17:00, Check out time: 09:00
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


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

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24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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House rules

Though pets are welcome (max two dogs), they are not allowed upstairs, or on the soft furnishings.


About the owner

Richard P.
Average reply time:
2 hours 16 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
05 Nov 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

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 58 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £395 to £625.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Nov 2020.


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Guest reviews

58 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely cottage, beautiful location, Highly Recommended.”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2020

It's difficult to overstate how much we enjoyed staying here. As the title says the cottage is just lovely and has everything you need. It's a short drive from Haltwhistle so a great base fo… More

“Wow! ....This magical cottage has it all in such a stunning location!”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2020

This cottage really does tick all the boxes for a rural escape ...Stonecrop is one of those hidden gems that makes this place truly special and you will most certainly want to return. Three generati… More


Reviewed 3 Oct 2020

One of the best holidays ever at Stonecrop.Lovely cottage and garden with beautiful views.The safest I have felt since covid began'and all the worry just disappeared.Lovely welcome pack was greatly appreciated. Can't wait till next year.Thanks ever so much. SUSAN AND JIM.

“Picture your idyllic country cottage.”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2020

This is the 4th time we have stayed at Stonecrop. Wether a short or long stay it never fails to please and compliment the surroundings of the Northumbrian/Cumbrian countryside. The cottage is beautifu… More

“Perfect in every way”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2020

We had a wonderful stay and a much needed break from home working in a City! Everything was smooth and easy, from booking online, arriving and departing. The cottage has everything you need on a pract… More

“A beautiful cottage and garden with the wonders of nature on the doorstep.”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2020

Stonecrop was a wonderful place to spend our summer holiday. As the UK continued to edge out of lockdown, we certainly didn't feel 'locked down' here! So many wonderful walks are availa… More

“Superb cottage for a break, set in a beautiful unspoilt part of Northumberland”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2020

We stayed for 4nights in this lovely cottage in the midst of some fierce weather in January. It didn’t matter in the least. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard, has a b… More

“An absolutely amazing place!”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2020

We all loved everything about this cottage. It was perfect, so cosy. We loved sitting by the fire in the living room and just relaxing! We spent New Year's Eve here and it was a fantastic place to see in the New Year. Some of the things we loved were bird watching, all the nearby walks, star gazing and photographing the stars. We especially loved that what made the cottage different to other places we have stayed in was that you felt you were in a home rather than just a holiday cottage. Richard was great answering my questions beforehand and very quick with his replies. It was so good that Tesco delivered to the cottage!! I highly recommend Stonecrop and I hope we can return and maybe see the cottage in a different season. Thank you for having us.

“Perfect! Magical!”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2020

We spent Xmas 2019 at Stonecrop, it was just perfect the location is stunning. the Cottage is very clean and well looked after, everything we needed was there. The walks from the cottage are amazing. … More


Reviewed 3 Nov 2019

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.

Review 1-10 of 58


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