Houghton North Farm Cottage in Heddon On The Wall, Northumberland
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From: €346 weekly 4
Houghton North Farm Cottage Self-Catering
Holiday home Houghton North Farm Cottage is a single storey terraced cottage on a working farm in the village of Heddon-on-the-Wall. The cottage has a twin room with TV, and a room which can be offered as either a double or a twin, with a TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC. The kitchen has a dining area and folding doors to the patio, while the sitting room has a sofabed and a woodburning stove. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and the patio with furniture makes a lovely spot to relax with a morning coffee. From Houghton North Farm Cottage, it is easy to enjoy walking in Hadrian's Wall county, the town of Hexham, city of Newcastle and even the dramatic Northumberland Heritage Coastline.
Accomodation Details All ground floor. Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x twin, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and folding doors to patio. Sitting room with woodburning stove and double sofa bed.
Area Situated south of the River Tyne is Heddon-on-the-Wall, on the line of the old Hadrian's Wall, with a section of wall still visible at the edge of the village. The village is surrounded by farms and open countryside, yet nearby the historic village of Wylam, the birthplace of George Stephenson, and also the town of Corbridge, which has an array of small shops. Just fourteen miles away from Heddon-on-the-Wall is the town of Hexham with its Abbey, Old Gaol and town centre. The bustling city of Newcastle upon Tyne is within driving distance and has many attractions, shops and eateries which will suit all tastes. Heddon-on-the-Wall is an ideal base to explore the many attractions, villages and towns in the area.
Region Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.
Amenities Biomass central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, 2 with DVD, WIFI, CD player/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Fuel for stove available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Rear patio with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Please note: The front garden at this Heddon-on-the-Wall cottage is not available for use by holidaymakers. Note: Within the bathroom there is a large step up into the shower. Note: Although all on the ground floor, this property isn't suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Note:Maximum party of 4 adults and 2 infants
Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage.. Perfect position for exploring the area.
Osborne, August 2020
The cottage was more spacious than we expected.. The kitchen with the whole width glass window which opens up wide in the middle was a great benefit in Covid-19 times - we could open it and entertain family members living nearby while allowing in plenty of air. It also offers an excellent view over the fields. Although there is a hostel on the farm, the cottage is quite private and secluded from it. Parking is secure and easy. Mrs Lawes is a friendly and helpful host, but respectful of occupants' privacy. The cottage had been stripped of many contents on account of the Pandemic, so internal decoration was minimal and kitchen utensils, cutlery, etc. just enough for the number of possible occupants (four), but Mrs Lawes said that we could ask for things put in storage if we needed more. Heddon is a convenient base for exploring Northumberland (the A1 is only about 10 minutes easy drive away) - unless you are walking the wall you will probably need transport, but there are reasonable bus services to Newcastle, Hexham and Carlisle. Although our stay was in summer, the central heating is effective (needed sometimes even in August) and there is wood-burning stove. We would certainly stay there again.
Mr Hawting, August 2020
Fabulous cottage, the photographs don’t do it justice.. Great location. The owners added some lovely touches to make out family Christmas gathering special, including putting a decorated Christmas Tree up for our arrival. We will definitely be visiting again.
Ms Walker, December 2019
In our opinion the property was even better than it looked on your website.. We were a party of four and I don't think we could have stayed in a better cottage. It was very warm and comfortable and our hostess was perfect. She was always available to help if we needed to ask something, but never obtrusive, and even came to my rescue with some de-icer for the car when we were setting off to go home. If anyone is looking for a cottage for four to explore the area look no further just book it, you won't be disappointed. 15 out of 10 wonderful stay. Thank you.
Mr Mckenzie, December 2019
The cottage was brilliantly cosy despite the freezing temperatures outside.. Very well equipped and clean. Perfect tourist base for Hadrian's Wall and Newcastle.
Dr Close, November 2019
Great place .. So convenient for exploring Northumberland and Hadrians Wall. Great host and so much local knowledge.
Beautiful interesting property located within a farm.. Friendly jovial owner who was also helpful. Only one minor criticism, and it may not be of relevance to other guests, a grab handle in the family bath would be useful. All other aspects made this a truly memorable holiday. So much to see and do within the area. Well recommended.
What an absolutely lovely little cottage, very comfortable and Paula couldn't do enough for us! Look forward to coming back next year!!!
Great second stay in a very competitively priced and comfortable cottage..
The cottage was well maintained and equipped.. Met our needs very well. The erratic wi-fi/mobile coverage might casue problems for some visitors.
Great accommodation with everything you need! :)
Would definitely use again.
The owner Paula was fantastic, so friendly and helpful.. The cottage was more spacious than we thought it would be. It was lovely being close to our family and being able to invite them over for dinner etc.
It was a nice holiday although we rented a car to go certain places but we couldn't go because half of our holiday was snowy and we are not experienced to drive in snow but overall it was good..
The cottage is in a superb location in the heart of the countryside, yet only a 15 minute drive to the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.. Heddon-on-the-Wall was perfect for us: the village being only a 10 minute walk from Houghton North Farm. We used the shop at the Shell garage, the two pubs (delicious meals at The Swan) and the Dingle Dell Deli/Tea Room for a tasty breakfast one morning.
The accommodation was extremely comfortable, spacious and well equipped giving us more than we needed for our stay.
Ideal location for us.. Although the information was that it did not have WiFi, it did have it which was useful.
The cottage was very well appointed and in a good location.. Paula was friendly and welcoming - no complaints. .
Internet would be good to the cottage but you can I believe get it in the near by bunkhouse, /Mr & Mrs Laws are very nice people and excellent host's the cottage is in very good order and has every thing you need and fresh milk in the fridge and a bowl of apples on the table when you arrive is a very nice touch.. EXCELLANT 5STAR
The owners where extremely helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble for them.. This is the best holiday accommodation we have
booked, and would certainly recommend it to anyone. Excellent all round.
A clean, comfortable, quiet, typical cottage on a farm. The owners were discrete and very kind. The sofas were large and the beds were good. The kitchen furniture and tools were particularly complete for cooking.
We received a warm and helpful welcome and enjoyed a very comfortable stay in this well furnished and maintained cottage. This is well located for exploring Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, the coast and Hadrian's Wall and we'd be very happy to stay here again. Thank you.
Excellent warm welcome. Great accommodation that we would definitely go back to.
The Cottage was exactly as described in the brochure. All the rooms were very comfortable, clean and the kitchen lovely. Will definitely recommend.
The property was in excellent condition. Our hosts were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
We had a lovely stay.
The welcome was very friendly and everything was ready when we arrived. The location is first class; from visiting Beamish Museum, the Roman Forts on Hadrian's Wall and Metro Shopping Mall. If I go back to the area, this would be my first choice.
This was a wonderful cottage with a fabulous view. Had very welcoming owners, was exceptionally clean and very warm. It was perfect.
A beautiful cottage, very warm and welcoming. It was extremely well kitted out with quality fittings, a credit to the owner.
Beautiful cottage, will definitely be back.
The cottage was in the ideal location for us to complete walking Hadrian's Wall Trail. The accommodation was great and everyone we met very welcoming. A lovely village with good pubs.
Spacious Cosy clean and comfortable. great fitted kitchen with fab views. location good bus stop outside to Newcastle.
Beautiful cottage, owner is very kind and approachable, very relaxing.
The cottage was so stylish yet comfortable. Every need was catered for. The owner was so very helpful. The situation was ideal for touring by car, but well placed also, being on the bus route and within walking distance of shops. We found the cottage such a great place to relax in and can highly recommend it. This is the 19th year we four friends have holidayed together and the joint opinion was Houghton North Farm Cottage was the best yet.
We enjoyed everything from start to finish. The cottage was very comfortable and clean and the owners were friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. They were very informative about the area, where to go and what to do. The cottage is in a good position to explore the surrounding attractions and is the best one we have stayed in in the last six years. Thank you.
A beautiful cottage in a great part of the country, there was lots to see and do.
Houghton North Farm Cottage is very accessible, clean, tidy and a home from home. A very nice holiday.
The location was ideal, easy access to the main road and about 10 minutes from A1, which meant there were many places to visit within a relatively short drive (Beamish, Durham, Alnwick, Morpeth etc). Nice views from the cottage. Comfortable beds. The log burning stove was a lovely feature, and made the lounge very cosy in the evenings. The owner was very friendly and helpful.
Enjoyed everything! From the location to the suitability of the accommodation and the owners being so helpful and friendly. Loved the peace and quiet, coupled with the weather. Couldn't have asked for more.
We stayed at Houghton North Farm Cottage while we were visiting my parents and family. We wanted somewhere we could hold a first birthday party for our son, so we needed somewhere with enough space. The cottage was very well apointed, and looked like it had been decorated/renovated quite recently. The huge sliding door in the kitchen (more of a moveable glass wall really!) was impressive, and both bathrooms were beautifully finished. We were impressed by the lovely solid wood furniture in the cottage, which seemed to be of a high standard. We had enough space to accomodate about 15 family members for the birthday party. The cottage is on a working farm, and the owners were friendly and pleasant when we arrived. Once we were booked in, they pretty much left us alone to get on with it, which suited us perfectly. The location suited us perfectly - close enough to Newcastle to be convenient for visiting family, but far enough out to feel more peaceful. It would be a nice base from which to visit places in the Tyne valley and along Hadrian's Wall. The only slight negative I can think of is a lack of outdoor space. There's a small concrete "yard" just outside the kitchen, but no grass area or garden. It wasn't a problem for us at all, but some people may miss having somewhere nicer to sit outdoors.
Excellent facilities, and very comfortable. Convenient both for Newcastle, and for Hadrian's Wall. The only one (slight) problem was access - a difficult turn in and out onto a fast road. Mirrors needed?
We would certainly stay there again.
Excellent cottage very well furnished. Great location with great views. Very welcoming host.
The quality of the property far exceeded our expectations. The decor was generally finished to a high standard and the furnishings were of a high quality.
Very comfortable and cosy. An ideal location for Newcastle and Hadrian's Wall. Very friendly welcome from owners!
Mr Robin Spring
A wonderfull location to stay for a vacation in one of the best counties in England.My family and myself felt so relaxed during our stay in this well provided cottage.We stayed for one week in September 2012 and again in January 2013.The owners are so helpful and Paula makes sure that you enjoy your stay.Being a working farm,you must be perpared to see the odd animal giving you the "nosey" look.Kitchen was very well stocked if you wish to do your own cooking,but with the fine local public houses this was not an option.Strongly recommend.
Loved the quality of the fittings within the cottage. Having a cosy woodburner on Valentine's day was superb!
Perfect for connections to Newcastle, Metro Centre and lovely local towns such as Hexham. It is such a lovely cottage. The owner and family really make you welcome. She even found the time to show me the cows they look after, after telling her they are my pet of all animals. This is my second stay in less than six months and hope to stay there again in March if it is not booked. A wonderful village to stay in. I would strongly recommend it. Thank you Sykes for making bookings so simple.
Loved the fact it was a working farm. Owners were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Nothing was a bother to them. Great explanations about the parking, animals, the boiler, the fire and recycling. All the things we usually worry about. Very generous with supplies in the kitchen and toilet rolls.
Close enough to home as it was a girlie trip away, but very rural with lovely views. We would highly recommend The Swan Pub in the village. Everything was perfect.
In a beautiful setting, the cottage was stunning and really well fitted out. I would definitely stay there again.
Very well appointed cottage with spacious rooms and modern facilities.
First class property in excellent condition, very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen with a full glass wall and patio doors were a revelation. Overall an excellent property.
The cottage was lovely, very well fitted out, warm and welcoming. It was in a good place for visiting all the places we wanted to show the grandchildren.
The owner was fabulous and gave us choices as to how we were looked after, she did a brilliant job.
The facilities at the cottage were excellent, and very comfortable. The owners gave an excellent standard of customer service. It was only a short drive to the local Sainsbury's and post office, and Hadrian's Wall was really close as was the centre of Newcastle. It was fantastic!
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