Self-Catering Northumberland National Park

Reiver's Rest Northumberland National Park, Northumberland

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From: €553 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
Reiver's Rest is a quality cottage in the grounds of Hesleyside Hall, near Bellingham in Northumberland. The cottage has a bedroom which can be offered as a super king-size double or a twin, a double room and a twin room. There is a family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Downstairs, there is a well equipped kitchen with breakfast area, and a sitting room with open fire and large dining area. Outside, there is a private front patio, and access to the estates grounds including woodland walks. Fishing and tours of the hall can be offered by prior arrangement with the owners. Reiver's Rest makes a very welcoming base for a rural stay in grand surroundings.

Accomodation Details
Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin by prior arrangement), 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Spacious sitting room with open fire and dining area.

Bellingham is surrounded by the Northumberland National Park, is part of the Pennine Way and is near to Kielder Water, all of which makes it a walkers' paradise and a well-located base from which to see the rest of the region. Bellingham is the unofficial capital of the North Tyne Valley and is supposed to be built on the site of an old Roman station. It is extremely picturesque, comprising of a number of natural stone houses and there is much to see in the village itself, such as its 12th century church, the Heritage Centre and a cascading waterfall, which is just a short walk away. Nearby, other attractions include the Northumberland National Park, Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Forest and Water. There are plenty of walks to be had in the region, as well as a host of outdoor activities, such as horse-riding, fishing and canoeing.

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.

Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Access to private estate walks and parkland. Front patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Salmon, trout and sea trout fishing by arrangement with owner prior to visit. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
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Self-Catering Reviews

January 2020
This is a gorgeous cottage in a fabulous location. The fire was wonderful and the couches very comfy. Bedrooms are a great size and the beds the best I’ve slept in while staying in a holiday cottage. Bathroom is on the small size, but it is adequate. On the downside there isn’t a lot of room in the kitchen to store food and the cooker was rubbish. The igniter was broken and the oven took forever (over an hour) to heat up. The best part of the kitchen was the old fashioned ceiling drying rack. It got well used! There is a stair gate to keep dogs downstairs. A great idea as the stairs are wood and steep. I certainly wouldn’t have wanted my two crazies running down them! This did cause me an issue as my oldest dog decided he didn’t like been left and howled for hours every night. (The couches are very comfy, as previously stated!) The owners are lovely and incredibly helpful. I’d forgotten to check prior to arrival but the duvets were feather, hubby is allergic. One quick phone call and these were changed. I love feather duvets! It should be noted this is a working estate so there was a fair amount of traffic past the cottage, but this didn’t distract from the relaxing (howling dog aside) atmosphere.
Mr Milburn
December 2019
Must fix wifi.. Not working for bulk of 5 day stay. An issue because we had teenagers with + phones had no signal (normally good, but not at xmas) Staircase very steep - Not suited to over 80's. Overall house great + gardens + Bellingham Pet friendly, space for dog crate at bottom of stairs. Lounge with real fire a lovely place to be !!!
Mrs Williams
November 2019
We had a wonderful family weekend in this cottage.. The beds are very comfortable with lovely linen. The kitchen is small, but has all you would need. The oven isn’t as fast as a modern oven, but cooked baked potatoes and casseroles well.The bathroom is small, but has a good shower. The cottage has a log fire which was lovely after a long walk, and we were lucky enough to have a clear sky and see the stars. We would hopefully return one day.
Mrs Williams, November 2019
October 2019
The cooker needs replaced.. It’s a gas cooker and the igniter doesn’t work so they have provided a gas lighter to use. This is fine for the rings but you have to get on your hands and knees to light the oven. Lighting the oven isn’t worth the effort as it fails to get hot enough to cook anything! We had small sausages in there for over an hour before we gave up and zapped them in the microwave!
Charlotte M
August 2019
The cottage we felt to be overpriced for what it was. For a family of 5 with 3 teenage children the bathroom and toilet facilities were vastly inadequate. In the details it offers it as a cottage for 6! The bathroom is tiny, no separate toilet and the fixtures and fittings old and inadequate. Nowhere to hang towels or put toothbrushes. The towels were very small. The cooker is very small for cooking for 6 and very dated. Outside it would’ve been nice to have had cushions for the chairs as they were often wet or damp. A parasol on the outdoor table would’ve been nice too. On the plus side, we were very grateful to have had our online shopping taken delivery of and unpacked before we arrived. Bike storage was excellent. The house keeper was wonderful, very friendly. She kindly offered us a mid week clean and thankfully brought fluffy larger towels and bathrobes for us. This would’ve been nice from the outset, considering they were available. The beds were very comfortable and the bed linen luxurious. It was a great cottage for exploring the local area. The owners have given access to numerous walking trails which was very good. The children could safely explore on foot or bikes without having to negotiate busy roads. It felt very private and very beautiful surroundings.
Mrs Campion
February 2019
A cosy, peaceful cottage in superb surroundings.. A warm welcome surprise touch in the fresh flowers,milk and cake. This was our 3rd visit in 8/9 months and hope to be back in the Autumn. It is nice to know the cottage is warm,well equiped and offers a great time no matter what the weather- plenty of books,games puzzles etc as well as outdoor seating etc. A perfect private space to relax, and is ideal for dogs. No phone signal [ major plus point for us] but you can get incoming land line calls . Easy to contact the owners if there is a need to.
Mrs Stevenson
January 2019
Lovely cottage.. Welcoming cake and milk. Owners around if needed but not intrusive if one wishes to be alone. Almost perfect.
Mrs Howe
October 2018
Fantastic cottage in wonderful location!
Mrs Campion
September 2018
2nd stay at this property this year due to its welcoming atmosphere,comfortable accomodation and complete privacy.. A real chanch to relax and explore a completely new area of the country. A lovely touch is the milk/cake and fresh cake, much appreciated after a long journey.
Ms Gillhespy
June 2018
It was most enjoyable.. A comfortable house in a perfect location.
Mr Anderton
March 2018
Set in a fantastic location for walking and biking, Rievers Rest was a well presented, well facilitated property that instantly made you feel at home.. With 3 good sized, and comfy bedrooms, an amicable bathroom and quaint lounge / diner, this is a great place to stay with the family. You will be close to Bellingham for all your needs and also central to most attractions / places to visit, which makes for a great place to stay if you're looking to enjoy the history of Northumbria, not to mention that you will be set in a fabulous Dark Sky area, meaning you wont need much encouragement to venture out on the evening and look at the stars. I highly recommend this property and will no doubt visit again soon.
Mr Golightly
November 2017
Superb location.. Wonderful walks on the doorstep, perfect for dogs. Good places to eat nearby. Kielder 15 minutes away - you could spend days there. First rate for walkers and dog owners.
Mr Mather
November 2017
House tour is recommended..
Mrs Anderson
June 2017
Beautiful cottage and wonderful location.. Would highly recommend.
March 2017
The cottage is on a county estate but as it's the end of the block you don't feel as though you are attached at all. The living room is beautiful with a great coal fire, we had going nearly all the time. Loved it. We did walk to the village, in the pouring rain, and found everyone we met to be welcoming and friendly, except the butcher who blamed us for the weather!! Ha ha! His steak pies were delicious though. We only used the big bedroom and found it a little cold but the heavyweight duvet soon took care of that. We'd recommend this cottage to anyone except anyone who might have difficulty with the stairs. The fully equipped kitchen come complete witha washer dryer which was well used after our trip to Hadrian's Wall, yup, it rained again but didn't spoil our visit. Stay here with confidence.
March 2017
I highly recommend this place - it is by far the nicest rental I have stayed in.. It is beautifully appointed and very comfortable indoors and ideally positioned for exploring the surrounding countryside. Go ahead and just book it!
Mrs Taylor
October 2015
This cottage was really homely, comfortable and set in a wonderful location. All you needed was provided and the open fire was particularly cosy on an autumn evening.
Mr Sedgwick
August 2015
Reiver's Rest gave us a charming, spacious, tranquil base for our stay in Northumberland. It had an ambience of comfort, heritage, and timeless solidity, and provided a perfect home-from-home for us.
Dr Darbar
August 2015
The property was in a beautiful, remote location but near enough to a village to get supplies easily. The lounge/dining room was particularly charming, and our children loved the open fire (even in August!). The grounds are enormous and perfect for children to kick a ball, have a swing or go exploring. We really enjoyed our tour of the manor house which we had on our last day.
August 2015
We stayed here for a week with our 2 children. The cottage was perfect for our needs, with an enormous garden with plenty of room for kicking a ball around and even a swing. The cottage was a little more rustic than I was expecting but very charming and comfortable. Our favourite room was the lounge / dining room which had an open fire, comfortable lounges and a big antique dining table. The kitchen was small but adequate, with an eclectic collection of cooking utensils. Nearest village (Bellingham) was about 2-3km away and had all the necessary shops for supplies. The only thing I would say is that the stairs are very steep and the shower is an over-bath arrangement, so I would not recommend Riever's Rest for elderly guests. Otherwise, though, we very much enjoyed our stay and I would happily come again.
July 2015
We recently stayed at Reiver's Rest, and found it to be the perfect place to explore the area. The owners could not have been more friendly and accommodating, The property was clean and comfortable - the only hard thing was getting out of bed each morning! We visitied Hadrian's Wall, the coast, and the border abbeys in nearby Scotland. The small villages in the area were all a delight- good restaurants and pubs. We recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing and comfortable home-away-from -home. Thank you William and Anna for making our stay in Northumberland so special.
Charles C
July 2015
Its a great cottage , 3 large bedrooms with comfortable beds, lots of hot water and power shower, log fire, internet. Pets are welcome downstairs but gardens out side are not fenced so if you pet wanders this will be an issue. Stairs are steep and could be a risk for small children, elderly and infirm
Mr Clegg
April 2015
Location was great; for outdoor activities, good local village amenities and some great restaurants not too far away. The cottage had everything you needed and a lot of privacy. The woodland walks straight from the door were very nice.
Mrs Gosling
April 2015
Wonderful location. Lovely walks on your doorstep. Comfortable beds! Magnificent views all around. Excellent village shops for provisions and nearby restaurants if you wished to eat out.
April 2015
We stayed here with friends over New Year and it was a great place for cosy evenings in front of the fire, a celebration meal and interesting places to visit. It's a shame there is only one bathroom. It would be difficult if you were 6 adults. The standard of furnishing is excellent. The beds and bedding super comfortable. We walked at Kielder Water and to the waterfall at Bellingham. Lots more to do than we had time for.
April 2015
This cottage is super - in a beautiful rural location with woodland walks and fields of sheep on the door step. Kielder with all of its facilities is close and is the village of Bellignham (small supermarket, petrol, pubs, etc). It is very peaceful, with the only disturbance being the noise of the guinea fowl. The cottage itself is comfortable, with great bedrooms. The kitchen and bathroom are functional though I could imagine with a full house they could be a bit cramped. It is dog friendly - and ours enjoyed his stay as well! Do note no mobile phone signal, but there is wi-fi and a landline for incoming emergency calls.
March 2015
Our week at Reivers Rest has been a delight. The house is part of the converted stables of Hesleyside Hall and a lovely quiet location. In fact the only noise to be heard is from the guinea fowl outside in the grounds. The house is clean, comfortable and well furnished. We had a tour of Hesleyside Hall with the owners William and Anna Charlton, for a small fee. The tour is fascinating and lovely to see the evidence of a family home as well as an historic property which has been in the same family since 1343. Reivers Rest is in a beautiful location, close to Bellingham, Kielder and Hadrians Wall. A favourite walk was Hareshaw Linn in Bellingham. Recommended highly for families and pet owners.
Ms Shore
January 2015
This is a lovely cottage in a great location. The sitting room and bedrooms are very comfortable. It is beautifully furnished. The open fire is great and there are lots of games, puzzles etc. There is so much to do and see locally and the surroundings are peaceful and beautiful. Bellingham is a very friendly little town.
Mrs Fraser
November 2014
We enjoyed the area, the gardens and the welcome from the owners - we were encouraged to take advantage of the walks on their land. It was a really great holiday.
Mr Crampton
October 2014
Quite, ideal for both dogs and grandchildren, very friendly people. First class location for area
Mr Alder
October 2014
A lovely well appointed Cottage, in keeping with the Estate. Friendly owners who made themselves known to us which was good, we would visit again.
Miss Southerland
September 2014
Location and setting were very good. Easy to get to other counties in a reasonable time. The village butchers,bakers very good. Also the recommendations were trustworthy.
Mrs Hargreaves
September 2014
Reivers Rest was one of the most comfortable holiday homes we have stayed in. The overall effect was charming and all the furnishings were of a very high quality. The owners were close by if anything went wrong (which it didn't!) We were warm, there was loads of hot water, kitchen was large, huge sitting room with open fire was a delight, and the beds were heavenly. A true countryside experience with loads of wildlife to watch for. Lots of lovely walks to take with the pleasure of returning to this spacious and welcoming cottage.
August 2014
could not fault everything was perfect owners very helpfull so quiet and peacefull yet pleanty to do around
Mrs Dick
July 2014
Fab holiday - lovely cottage in beautiful setting. Very, very comfy beds you did not want to leave. Will be going back again. Maybe later on in the year to make the most of the open fires and the dark nights to see the stars.
May 2014
A great location and the accommodation is of the highest standards. I would not hesitate to recommend Reiver's Rest to anyone looking for a romantic cottage in beautiful surroundings with lots to see and do on your doorstep. Will definitely be going back.
Mrs Diffey
May 2014
Very peaceful location with pleasant outlook and much birdsong.
Dr Hellyer
May 2014
Extremely comfortable and cosy cottage in a spectacular setting. Beds wonderful - so comfy. Clean and decor traditional. Great to have the stable next door to store bikes too. Really enjoyed the access to great walking and an open fire in the evening. The walks on the estate were lovely too. Location wonderful as you feel remote, very peaceful, but only a short trip to Bellingham.
Mark G
May 2014
If you're looking for a romantic paradise with wonderful wildlife including a myriad of birds, red squirrels, roe deer and comedy domesticated guinea fowl all topped off with a dramatic landscape that let's you cycle in the woods, walk hills to waterfalls , great local pub food then Reivers Rest is the perfect spot for you. The accommodation is warm, welcoming and perfectly located. Loved it and will definitely be coming back.
Ms Morrison
March 2014
Really lovely setting. Perfect base for exploring Hadrian's Wall and Kielder area. Lovely walks on the doorstep - either through the woods, or along the river.
Ms Warburton
January 2014
The cottage was set in the grounds of a beautiful Georgian manor house. It really felt like you were stepping back in time but with the luxury comforts of today. Our dogs felt like they had their own theme park with acres of estate that the owners family kindly let us use as our own. The location was perfect, the owners couldn't be nicer and the cottage was a real home from home.
Miss Staples
December 2013
The cottage was beautiful. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and welcomed us to a warm cottage with an open fire. We visited many places around Kielder with the cottage being in such a perfect location, including the observatory. The sky was amazing. To think that you could see the Milky Way in England was more than spectacular, when you come from a city with few stars in the sky visible. Long mountain walks, villages and Kielder lake were all excellent sites to see and visit in the area. Wonderful for those who want to go on an adventure. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our short holiday, and would most definitely come back again!
Mrs Barwick
November 2013
The accommodation was cosy, quiet and spacious.
Mrs Hackney
September 2013
A real country getaway, stunning location, lovely comfortable cosy cottage.
Mrs Cooper
July 2013
We were made to feel welcome by the owner, and he was very helpful, and seemed genuinely interested in our having an enjoyable holiday. We appreciated being able to go for walks on the estate.
Mrs Chapman
June 2013
All the adults in the party thoroughly enjoyed the charm of the property and the hosts were really friendly and helpful. The welcome was wonderful. The cottage was spacious and beautifully decorated.
Mr Simpson-White
February 2013
Glorious location, friendly helpful host, very warm welcome!
Mrs Pears
January 2013
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. Added bonus that we could take the dogs. Welcome flowers, bread and home made marmalade on arrival- very much appreciated.
Miss Catherall
December 2012
Good location and peaceful environment. Importantly, in December the time of our stay, the unit was warm. We all very much enjoyed our stay.
December 2012
Willian and ann are very friendly people. The stay at reiver's rest was very pleasent, We where lso offered a guided tour around and inside the house. Magnificent place. I can reccomend a stay at Reiver's rest. It is far away from noise, close to the private forest, close to keilder forest, close to Scotland, Land of Mary Queen of Scots. Go and see for yourself. Gerritsma family Holland
Mr Turtill
October 2012
The accommodation was superb, set within its own grounds, lovely and peaceful yet the shop and pubs only 1.5 miles away. Owners very helpful, I have already recommended Reiver's Rest to friends.
September 2012
I can highly recommend Hesleyside Hall's Stable Block cottage. We stayed for a week and were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation and the friendliness of the Charlton family. The bedrooms had wonderfully comfortable beds and the decor was 'posh' country style, the lounge was windfall with comfy sofas and beautiful antique furniture including a huge dining table and the kitchen was small but everything you need is provided. In my opinion the only thing missing was a second toilet/bathroom - sleeping 6 this would have made mornings slightly slicker. Overall highly recommended.
Mrs Weston
July 2012
The property has a unique setting and is very close to Hadrian's Wall. The hosts were very friendly.
Mrs Buckingham
July 2012
A lovely 'getaway' location snuggled next to woodland. Friendly and informative hosts who take pride in offering part of their special home to guests. The beds are most comfortable.
June 2012
Reiver's Rest is ideal for those looking for peace and quiet, with wildlife arriving on your doorstep at any given moment. The accommodation and contents are of a very high standard, with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I would love to return to this accommodation in the winter, as being on the edge of Keilder National Park the dark skies will be wonderful. Many thanks to William and anna for sharing part of their home and also to Susan the housekeeper. I could run out of superlatives if I carry on! One other note - a car is a must as there are so many areas of interest in the vicinity.
David B
March 2012
A wonderful former coach house attatched to the splendid Hesleyside Hall the home of William and Anna Charlton with a family history dating back to 1130. Reivers Rest Cottage provides a mix of modern and traditional facilities with an elegant dining room providing ample space for entertaining up to six guests at candlelit dinners. Three large bedrooms equipped with super comfortable mattresses and high quality bedding.The kitchen area is well equipped and adjacent to the large dining/lounge area with flat screen TV. Our two dogs had a fantastic holiday and slept well in the kitchen area at night. Easy access to Northumberland and the Borders with local amenities in Bellingham village. Excellent eating establishments in close proximity, all of which offer excellent cuisine to suit every taste. Many thanks to hosts William and Anna and houskeeper Susan for providing such a fascinating and enjoyable holiday experience.
David B
March 2012
A wonderful former coach house attatched to the splendid Hesleyside Hall the home of William and anna Charlton with a family history dating back to 1130. Reivers Rest Cottage provides a mix of modern and traditional facilities with an elegant dining room providing ample space for entertaining up to six guests at candlelit dinners. Three large bedrooms equipped with super comfortable mattresses and high quality bedding.The kitchen area is well equipped and adjacent to the large dining/lounge area with flat screen TV. Our two dogs had a fantastic holiday and slept well in the kitchen area at night. Easy access to Northumberland and the Borders with local amenities in Bellingham village. Excellent eating establishments in close proximity, all of which offer excellent cuisine to suit every taste. Many thanks to hosts William and anna and houskeeper Susan for providing such a fascinating and enjoyable holiday experience.
Mr Zinna
February 2012
The friendly owners and beautiful environment. The open fire and cosy living room.
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