Self-Catering Slaley

Moorgair Cottage Slaley, Northumberland

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From: €369 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

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Property Description

Holiday home
Moorgair Cottage is a stone built cottage adjoining the owners farmhouse, situated in the hamlet of Slaley, close to the village of Blanchland, six miles from Hexham in Northumberland. This cottage sleeps five and comprises of a family room with onedouble and one single bed, a twin bedroom as well as a ground floor family bathroom. The cottage also has a living area with a kitchen, a dining and a sitting area with a log burning stove. To the outside of this cottage there is off road parking for two cars and a garden with furniture. Moorgair Cottage is in a perfect location for exploring many parts of the Northumberland area.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms: 1 x double with extra single bed, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC. Superb living area with fitted kitchen, dining and sitting area. The living area has a pitch pine floor and a feature fireplace with log burning stove.

Hexham is a lively little market town packed with fascinating antique shops. There are many attractions and amenities for visitors, and here you will find the attractive old Hexham Abbey which dates back to the 7th Century and its amazing Saxon crypt; the colourful stalls of The Shambles in the Market Place on Tuesdays, and the 14th Century Moot Hall, now an art gallery. Hexham is very popular with tourists visiting Hadrian's Wall, located nearby. There are many lovely open spaces, including the Sele, a public park next to the Abbey, and the riverside country park of Tyne Green. Horse racing enthusiasts will enjoy a day out at Hexham Race Course which is located south of Hexham.

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 and log burning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi, payphone. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Private garden with lawned area and garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Golf locally. Small shop and pubs 1.5 miles.

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  • Baby Cot
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

January 2023
In summary: the cottage is clean, warm and well-equipped. The owner is helpful and lovely without being intrusive. The village shop sells great bread, wine and beer. We had a fabulous time, despite some challenging weather. Hexham, Corbridge and Hadrian's Wall are close by, providing great walks both in town and country. Each day we came back at sunset and lit the fire (very easily which is not usual for us - and many thanks for the free logs and kindling), then opened a bottle and cooked dinner. Everything was so easy. We appreciated the care taken to make us happy. There was even bird food for us to put out on the feeder opposite the dining table window! There were none of the irritations that sometimes occur in holiday cottages such as a dirty and scratched frying pan, or no bin bags, or no washing up liquid, or not enough wine glasses. Small things, but when owners take care of them they help make the transition from home to holiday a smooth one.
Debra C
November 2022
Cosy cottage with everything you could want, this was our 4th stay! Gordon thinks of everything, it is a real home from home.
October 2022
Moorgair is the cosiest, cleanest and best equipped holiday cottage we've been to, and we've been to quite a few over the years. It is equipped with good quality appliances, the finish of the decor is immaculate and is spotlessly clean (okay, I admit it. I did run my finger across the top of the door frame- no dust at all) - there has been a lot of attention to detail to get this place spot-on. Gordon, the owner is friendly and approachable and lives next door, so is easily on hand should there be a problem, but on the other hand he is in no way obtrusive. The cottage is on a quiet country lane, but the local attractions are within easy reach. Even on the one day of our visit when the weather was just too dismal to venture out, we were quite comfortable and content to just sit and chat; even though there is an excellent range of books, games and dvds to explore. All in all we had a wonderful week at Moorgair - thank you Gordon (and Dory, Bentley and the alpacas)
January 2022
Set in a perfect, quiet location, Moorgair is a really lovely cottage. It has everything you need, without a lot of clutter, and is extremely cosy and comfortable. A lot of thought has gone in to making this a great place to stay, whether you are couples, or a family with all the extras you might need. It is incredibly clean - and looks like it's just come on the holiday market! The host, Gordon, was so helpful and nice to communicate with, from the initial enquiry and booking, and definately whilst we were there. Can't recommend it highly enough!
Lauren C
November 2021
Such a great spot, we loved Northumberland and Moorgair was a great home base while explored all the beautiful spots close by.
Debra C
November 2021
This was the 3rd time we’d stayed in Gordon’s gorgeous cottage, and yet again it didn’t disappoint. A clean, cosy home from home, Gordon keeps it pristine. It’s a perfect base to relax and recharge and forget about life for a while. Hexham is a beautiful place to walk, eat and shop, even as we did take part in the Tyne Green parkrun! Slaley community pub is a real gem too and just a brisk walk or short drive away, Sunday lunch is a must and a great way to start your holiday at Moorgair. Already booked up for stay number 4.
August 2021
I can only reiterate what has gone before - fantastically presented cottage in a stunning location. Gordon and Catherine are attentive without being overbearing and will help out in any way they can - just knock and they will be there! This was our second stay and (needless to say) it will not be our last. In fact, we have already booked next year!
June 2021
My friend and I spent a week at Moorgair in June 21. The cottage is a delightful place to stay, the owners have achieved a good balance between modern functionality, e.g. the well-equipped fitted kitchen and bathroom, and more traditional furnishings although not old-fashioned. We appreciated the many touches that make a big difference like tissues in every room; plenty of spare bags for the rubbish bins; plenty of hand-gel and other Covid-safe supplies; large duvets; good quality towels, linen, fixtures and fittings; attractive ornaments without cluttering the place. I slept in the twin room and as I walked in after a long hot drive it was a great pleasure to see the soft pastel harmonious colours. There was plenty of room to store my clothes, the bed was very comfortable and I appreciated that the quilt cover was a double or king, certainly bigger than a single so none of the usual problems of it falling off or me waking up with a cold back. The sound proofing seemed good as when my friend stayed up to watch TV I couldn’t hear it. Moorgair is in a beautiful tranquil rural location, surrounded by fields and trees. The cottage itself is private with it’s own garden and outdoor furniture. I believe the owners operate a working farm so there are cattle, sheep and other animals in the fields from time to time – nice for a townie. It is well placed for visiting many of the charming villages, towns and cities in the North East as well as attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall and for walking. The owner lives next door and as other reviews have remarked was always polite and very helpful but never intrusive. It was a delight to stay at Moorgair. My friend and I consider ourselves fortunate to have found it and would be very pleased to recommend it. Thank you for providing such a lovely place and for being such nice hosts.
June 2021
Moorgair is a comfortable and cosy cottage which is well equipped and maintained. We were made very welcome by the owners and appreciated the cakes and biscuits they provided for our arrival. The cottage is ideally situated for visits to lots of local places of interest. We had a great week thank you very much.
October 2020
A very comfortable, cosy cottage in the heart of rural Northumberland. Within easy reach of Northumberland National Park, Hadrians Wall, Cheviot Hills and Durham & Newcastle. The owners did a brilliant job in deep cleaning the property before we arrived and everything was geared to keeping us safe during the pandemic. The owner, Gordon, also lived next door to deal with any questions we had,
September 2020
The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. Great care had been taken to follow the Covid guidelines. The owner lives next door and is extremely helpful , but as others have said - not intrusive. We are frequent visitors to Northumberland and usually stay near the coast. However the scenery close to the farm is outstanding and a drive up to Allenheads is highly recommended. The cottage is also close to Hexham and Corbridge for shopping and cafes. Our grandchildren enjoyed the great play park at the Derwent Reservoir visitor centre. We also saw red squirrels - a first for us. A great week and a great find.
August 2020
Moorgair is a lovely spot for a family holiday to discover Hexham and surrounding areas. The accommodation is great for a family. It is quiet and tranquil. Lots of local places to see and visit. We highly recommend Moorgair for your holiday booking.
July 2020
Picture this. Trapped at home for months on end, at the mercy of circumstance. Having no luck securing a property anywhere and having given up hope. Then, a well timed phone call from Gordon saves the day. Needless to say, we as a family had a terrific time at Moorgair cottage. A tranquil abode in a serene and dramatic landscape. A happy place in a very unique part of England, with its own distinct identity. I think it's fair to say we will return.
Tracey B
July 2020
Just returned from a week's stay at Moorgair Cottage. It was exactly what we needed. It is in a peaceful and very pretty spot but within easy driving distance to Hexham and other nearby attractions (Corbridge Roman remains and Dilston Physic garden both open and definitely worth a visit). We just wanted somewhere to relax and to enjoy some walks and little trips out. This place was perfect. Despite Covid19, the cottage is very well equipped and had everything we needed, (the kitchen is tiny but I managed to cook a roast dinner in it no problem!). The cottage was also spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The owner, Gordon, and his Partner Catherine were lovely - very helpful and even offered the opportunity to meet the resident alpacas on our last day which was a real treat. We also enjoyed a day out to High Force waterfall (actually the Low Force waterfall that you see on the walk to High Force is prettier). Overall, a really enjoyable and relaxing week and excellent value for money.
mark p
July 2020
My partner and I had a wonderful week based here a 15 minutes drive from Hexham. Glorious setting adjacent to a farm. Lots of wildlife to see including bats and hares. The cottage was very clean on arrival and the owner provided additional sanitisers. The cottage is very well equipped and has a good sized bathroom with a bath/shower. The kitchen area is small but well laid out. I think this place is ideal for two adults plus two children. Would be a little cramped for more than two adults. You can walk to the local pub in 20 minutes and it has a restaurant attached. Close to enough attractions to make it an ideal base for exploring This part of Northumbria. Great host who was helpful but not intrusive. We hope to return in the future.
Sandie N
February 2020
Moorgair has every comfort you need for a week away. Gordon was a very helpful host. The setting is delightful. The cottage was cosy and warm and we enjoyed exploring Hexham and surrounds. We will be back!
December 2019
A really warm and comfortable stay in this lovely cottage. Well equipped for cooking Christmas dinner and with a well behaved wood burning stove to add to the atmosphere. Plenty of parking and outside space, and the added bonus of alpacas to talk to! Thank you for a wonderful Christmas holiday!
mala m
August 2019
My family of four had a wonderful week at Moorgair cottage. The house was very clean and had everything we could have wished for. We had plenty of space and it was a good location to explore the area.
August 2019
After a long drive from Dorset we were very pleased to find a lovely clean house with all the things we needed and more. It is lovely and quiet and it is very peaceful. It is very close to hexham and waking up to all the wildlife is very theraputic. There is plenty of room for parking and there are lots of different places near ,such as hexham abbey,to explore.
Nick S
July 2019
After a long drive from Wiltshire it was great to find the cottage easily, and not far from Hexham with its shops and restaurants. The cottage itself was ideal for what we wanted, with lots of space, and in a quiet location. There were plenty of places to visit, not too far away, with easy driving, on quiet roads.
Mr Davies
June 2019
Moorgair Cottage is a well thought out self catering place.. It is comfortable with good quality furniture and it is very clean. The bed linen is beautiful and the kitchen is very well equipped. The host is friendly and helpful. The cottage is in a beautiful area and a good base to explore, with many National Trust and English Heritage places to visit. Corbridge is close by with nice walks and quaint shops. A truly lovely place to stay with lots of wildlife to watch from the window. I had never seen a hare close up, till going to Moorgair! Thank you.
Karen M
June 2019
This was our first stay here and it was everything we expected beautiful location very quiet and peaceful. It was situated not far from the various places we decided to visit during the week. The cottage was lovely and cosy everything that you needed was to hand including a washing machine and tumble dryer in the summerhouse. Gordon the owner was very nice and helpful and highlight of the week was being able to feed the Alpacas he has on his land.
Mr Male
May 2019
This holiday was great the cottage was situated in a beautiful and quiet location and we were in driving distance to the various location we visited throughout the week.. The cottage was warm and cozy, it had all the essentials things we needed including a washer and tumble dryer in the summerhouse. The owner Gordon was very nice and helpful and the highlight of the visit was getting to feed the alpaca that our on the property.
April 2019
This is a fantastic cottage. It's a little off the beaten track - with all the advantages that brings - dark skies, walking from the front door, quiet location. We went in April - so breakfasted to the sight of lambs playing in the field outside the window. Just lovely! Decor is really good. It's neat tidy and extremely well presented. As holiday lets go, it's up there as one of the best we've ever stayed in. It's well heated and cosy - we turned the thermostat down while we were there despite visiting during a cold snap. Gordon, the owner, farms from next door and is really welcoming and helpful. It's well located for pretty Corbridge and Hexham, and within easy striking range of the wall and associated sites. Just down the road is the Rose and Crown Slaley, community pub with cracking food and excellent beer. Ten out of ten from us, would absolutely recommend a stay!
April 2019
Weekend break with friends.. . the owner Gordon was superb.. very comfortable cottage which went above and beyond my expectations. This was the second time here and won’t be the last. Wonderful
April 2019
This was our 2nd visit and a 3rd is planned to this idyllic spot. This must be testimony to our appreciation of all that the cottage offers:- 5*+ accommodation, in a unique and peaceful location. All professionally organised by the owner/manager, Gordon, who has always been extremely considerate and helpful. This time we reacquainted ourselves with the (nearby) charming Hollybush Nursery/cafe and its neighbouring reclamation yard! Delightful little things that can make all the difference while on holiday. Within easy access there are stunning NT properties and heritage sites as well as scenic coast and countryside. The local village of Slaley, boasts (rightly in our view) a magnificent Community owned pub (The Rose and Crown) where you are made to feel so welcome. This is one of the best rural locations which, in our view, allows you to “escape to the country” and actually feel the benefits.
February 2019
We visited the cottage for a week with our 2 kids. Gordon was a total gentleman, very very helpful, friendly and polite. The cottage had everything we needed and worked very well for us, The location was fantastic, out of the way enough to feel very quite and away from things, but close enough for meals/drinks out etc as well as being within easy reach of Hadrian's Wall, Beamish, the beach etc. We would highly recommend it and may well be returning! Thanks Gordon
Mrs Jones
February 2019
Beautiful cottage in lovely peaceful location.. Very clean and comfortable with everything provided. Kind and helpful owner. Well positioned to visit many interesting places. Really enjoyed our week at moorgair cottage.
Mr Bull
February 2019
Gordon was fantastic, the location, attention to detail and cleanliness of the cottage was brilliant.. We loved it and would highly recommend it.
January 2019
Fabulous cottage,Clean and so relaxing . Lovely walks and lovely meal in local pub. Second time we've been.Owner lovely . Would highly recommend Cottage . A little piece of heaven in the country .
January 2019
Lovely cottage in a beautiful area.. The owners were extremely kind and helpful and set up a cot for my 6 month old. I would definitely stay here again.
Mr Lamb
December 2018
Gordon the owner was fabulous.. . very helpful even during a powercut. The cottage is the best we have ever stayed in. 1000 out of 10. Thanks Gordon and see you next year!
November 2018
We were in need of a holiday after a very hectic year. This cottage was just the place.It is adjacent to a working farm, but we never heard a thing,it was so quiet. The cottage is well-equipped and the beds were so comfortable that we slept in some mornings. Hexham is about 6 miles down the road, you can get the train from there to Newcastle which is a beautiful and very friendly city. The cottage was an ideal base from which to go out and about. Gordon, the owner is very approachable and pleasant. I would have no hesitation in recommending a holiday here.
November 2018
Moorgair is a lovely cottage.. The cottage is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Gordon, the owner is very friendly and welcoming, it was a pleasure to meet him. We highly recommend this cottage and it is ideally situated for Hadrians Wall, or longer trips to Holy Island etc.
November 2018
Moorgair is a little gem in the Beautiful Northumberland countryside. So quiet, peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is clean and very well presented, everything you need was close at hand and Gordon’s attention to detail is second to none. Everything you need is there from the moment you walk in, little things like biscuits and milk, tea coffee and sugar, toilet rolls and washing up liquid, that in other places we’ve had to provide we’re all taken care of. Wish we could’ve stayed longer this time but will definitely go back, it was a shame it was booked for Christmas this year or we would’ve snapped up the chance to spend our festive season there. Well done Gordon a “big thumbs up” to you
October 2018
We really liked Moorgair Cottage and its very helpful owner Gordon. The cottage was very nice and comfortable and more spacious than the photos suggested. It was in a lovely and quiet position in the middle of the countryside but in easy distance from Slayley (nice pub), Hexham (bustling little town with an interesting Priory) and Corbridge (where we had our best meals of the week in Ilpiccolo). Also great walking country around Hadrian's Wall. Very much recommended!
October 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Moorgair. The cottage was just as described. There were only 2 of us but I could see that it would definitely be a suitable place for a family. The cottage was very clean and well appointed with good quality furnishings. Nice comfy beds. There were many little extras - tourist info, books & games, videos. Even milk & shortbread waiting for us on arrival. Moorgair is ideally situated. We were visiting from Canada and used the cottage as our base for exploring the Hexham area and the Holy Island coastline. It was a pleasure to meet Gordon and enjoyed talking with him. Of course the Alpacas were an added bonus!
Mr Craggs
October 2018
To step into a holiday let,with this level of cleanliness,comfort and warmth is a very rare commodity.. The owner was fantastic,was so welcoming,also non intrusive,but there if you needed anything,I can’t praise this cottage highly enough,the location is secluded,but on the doorstep of many of Northumberland’s top places to visit!At the end of the day,you’ll only find out how good it is by staying here!.We will certainly be coming back!!
October 2018
We had a lovely holiday at Moorgair.. The cottage was very comfortable and cosy. Moorgair is situated on a working farm, but is very quiet,we got a good night's sleep.The countryside here is beautiful. A restful time which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Mr De Wekker
October 2018
We really liked Moorgair Cottage and its very helpful owner Gordon.. The cottage was very nice and comfortable and more spacious than the photos suggested. It was in a lovely and quiet position in the middle of the countryside but in easy distance from Slayley (nice pub), Hexham (bustling little town with an interesting Priory) and Corbridge (where we had our best meals of the week in Ilpiccolo). Also great walking country around Hadrian's Wall. Very much recommended!
October 2018
We could not have asked for a more pleasant place to stay.. Moorgair is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Northumberland and handily placed for exploring Northumbria, Cumbria, County Durham and beyond. The cosy accommodation was first class and had everything we could want and more. Gordon who owns the cottage and the farmhouse to which it is attached was the most friendly and easy-going host and it was a pleasure to be able to spend a week there. The only thing which would have made the our stay even more perfect would have been the luxury of more time to spend visiting the places we just didn’t have time to get to - something we intend to address by returning in the near future. A fantastic holiday in fantastic accommodation.
Linny B
September 2018
We had a lovely week in this beautiful cosy comfy cottage with wonderful views, the furniture and contents are to a high standard. Gordon is a friendly accommodating host, who tries to make sure everything is as you need it. Meeting his Alpacas was a delight? Sitting in the cosy lounge with the log burner going while watching a DVD was a cosy delight indeed. The local village shop and pub are also great, both of which are community owned. The friendly community feel was wonderful. We had a relaxing peaceful week and are eager to return.
September 2018
We had a really enjoyable stay at Moorgair. It is in a lovely location on a farm which if you have children is great as they can feed the animals , especially the Alpacas . The cottage is clean , well laid out with lots of facilities. It was an ideal base to explore the attractions. Very convenient for exploring Hadrian Wall . Gordon was very friendly and helpful. There was so much to do and see that we will book it again as we did not have enough time to see everything .
August 2018
Enjoyed a fabulous week at Moorgair with its location ideal for seeing so many sights nearby. As a family of 5 the cottage suited us perfectly and was a lovely place to relax after a busy day seeing so many places. Looking forward to returning as we didn't manage to visit everywhere!
August 2018
Moorgair is a delightful cottage set in the peaceful Northumberland countryside. The bedrooms were ideal for our family of 4 (2 kids under 5) and downstairs was cosy and welcoming. The kids quickly got to exploring the garden and spotting the different animals on the farm. The location is perfect too, Alnwick, Durham, Sunderland & Bamborough were all about an hour by car. There's plenty to see more locally too with Hexam and the stunning Corbridge on the doorstep.
Mr Turland
August 2018
Gordon the owner was very helpfull.. He was always considerable about us ,asking if we had everything we required , which we did . He showed the children around the farm and let them feed the animals. Very much enjoyed our stay . Lovely place to stay with very picturesque views.
August 2018
Moorgair is the perfect base from which to explore stunning Northumberland and beyond. In a week we only managed to scratch the surface of what is available to see in this stunning part of the world but we still managed to get as far afield as Dumfries in Scotland as well as to Beamish in the South and all points in between. The cottage itself is beautifully-equipped, light and airy and most comfortable with every amenity one could wish for. Gordon, the owner who lives in the main property to which the holiday accommodation is attached could not have been more friendly and was a pleasure to meet. Despite being located in peaceful surroundings away from the hustle of town, the small village of Slaley with its shop and pub is only a mile or so distant and the large town of Hexham is just 6 miles further down the road with access to large supermarkets, hospital (which hopefully won’t be necessary to visit!) and other amenities such as restaurants, petrol stations and the like. Moorgair is handily placed for getting out and seeing the area with access to main routes to Newcastle, Carlisle, Scotland and elsewhere - be warned though, as mentioned above & despite our best efforts we only saw a fraction of what the area has to offer so we shall definitely be coming back to see more and to enjoy the hospitality that Gordon offers. Thoroughly recommended to anyone who enjoys walking, history, stunning views and quiet sandy beaches or equally who just wants a quiet and peaceful place in which to unwind and recharge their batteries. We look forward to returning..
June 2018
The cottage is a short drive from the town of Hexham and is set in some wonderful countryside. The accommodation was all and more than we had hoped for. The cottage is beautifully decorated, is very clean and had all the comforts one could wish for. The owner is delightful, always willing to help, even technophobes who have trouble with tv remote controls!!! There are a great number of leaflets offering insights into local gardens, walks and other places of interest. We were fortunate to be able to stay for two weeks, and an indication of how good the property is, is reflected in the number of repeat guests that stay. A perfect property, an idyllic location and a very nice owner, perfect.
nell s
June 2018
I had a very good time. Everything was in tiptop condition. Clean and tidy. Very nice owner. Very quiet location. Lots of things to see and do in surrounding area. Hexham is a lively place with a lot of shops.there are national trust and english heritage properties in a radius of 30 minutes.
June 2018
This cottage, Moorgair, far exceeded our expectations.. We have had quite a number of cottages experiences throughout G.B. and Eire, yet this particular one turned up trumps in every way. Largely as a result of the owners effort, going out of their way to make the accommodation the very best and relaxing experience. From the comfort offered by the furniture to the provision of spotless facilities for our well-being eg. Washing machine and dryer. This was a perfect location for any guests wishing to explore the extraordinary Northumberland countryside.
Mr Holt
June 2018
The cottage was set in a beautiful, peaceful area of stunning Northumberland countryside.. There was easy access to lots of interesting places and activities. The owners were very kind, friendly people who did their utmost to ensure everything was ok for us. We enjoyed seeing the owner working in his surrounding fields going through the whole process of haymaking. All was safely gathered in!
nell s
June 2018
Everything was clean and tidy.. friendly host. everything you needed was there. lots of things to see and do in the area.
philip c
May 2018
For peace and tranquillity, Morgair is the perfect location. The landscape is stunning and there are so many and varied places to visit from castles to beaches and villages to cities and, of course, the early history - Hadrian's Wall and its Roman history has something for everyone. Lovely cottage with everything you need!
April 2018
We spent 5 nights at Moorgair and appreciated the amenities. Tea,coffee, shortbread, washing up liquid and sandwich bags were appreciated. Gordon was friendly and helpful. Cottage was clean and warm which we needed in the bad weather. Would recommend it and go again.
April 2018
My husband and I have used holiday cottages in the UK and Eire for many years but Moorgair Cottage has been our very best experience yet. Not only is it in such an idyllic rural location for exploring the outstanding Northumberland countryside and historic sites of interest (of which there are many!),but returning to Moorgair, at the end of an eventful day is like slipping into something cosy and comfortable. Such is the welcome feeling of the place. The owner, Gordon and family, have made every effort to provide all the comforts and amenities you could wish for. From strenuous adventurous active holidays to simply relaxing and de-stressing this site is perfect. We are already planning a return.
April 2018
A fantastic cosy cottage hidden away in the North Pennines/Northumberland border. It was a great base to do some walking and exploring of the local area. When we arrived, in the snow, it was toasty warm and beautifully decorated. Accommodation was of a very high spec and well equipped. Having a log burner, washing machine and dryer was a definite plus. The owner was very friendly and helpful and I would certainly recommend Moorgair.
Mrs Horton
March 2018
Moorgair was a beautiful cottage off the beaten track.. It was just the week we needed to escape our busy lives. The cottage was beautifully furnished, very cosy and very well equipped. Having a log burner was an added bonus and enabled us to cope with the wintry weather that Northumberland threw at us. I would definitely recommend it.
January 2018
Homely. Clean perfect cottage Owner very friendly and helpful. Nice walk to country pub were home made meals were served . Booked up for next year
Mr Roberts
December 2017
You neednt take anything with you to this lovely cottage as Gordon the owner has provided everything needed even tea bags,coffee and sugar etc.. Theres even a BBQ in the outhouse although our Xmas trip weather didnt see it get used. Really appreciated the log fire for the atmosphere although the central heating kept the cottage toasty anyway. Really good location for exploring and took train to Newcastle for the day and next time will go to Durham. Excellent choice and we can recommend it for a great stay and the two local pubs are excellent.
Mrs Parkinson
September 2017
We were made very welcome to a clean and comfortable cottage, and had a most enjoyable week.. Why can't all holiday cottages be like this one?
Mr Nicholls
August 2017
Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting.. Extremely clean, everything that we needed was provided.The owner was pleasant and helpful but not intrusive. Would recommend, a lovely place to stay.
Mr Finlayson
July 2017
The cottage is located in a lovely rural area and is ideal for anyone who is seeking a peaceful break away from city life..
Mrs Dunn
July 2017
We loved the cottage had everything we needed when arrived so well equipped & very clean,Gordon the owner was so helpful &friendly we will definitely be going back,great places to visit..
Mr Keylock
July 2017
The cottage had everything you would need.. The owner was very helpful and the area is beautiful.
Catherine L
June 2017
Had a great time staying here, it's a lovely location close to lots of Northumberland's great attractions, plus we had a great time at the County Show. And there's a secret attraction at Moorgair - they have their very own little herd of alpacas, our favourites were Folly and Copelia x
Mr Fisher
June 2017
The cottage was very comfortable.. The bedroom size very good. Was very clean and nicely furnished. The owner lived next door and was very friendly and helpful but did not intrude. Overall I would recommend this cottage.
Mr Standbrook
October 2015
A lovely cottage with beautiful surrounding countryside and plenty of interesting places to visit. There were very friendly and helpful people everywhere we went to.
Mr Brown
March 2015
A great cottage which was cosy, well equipped and very clean. All making for a very relaxing and pleasant stay.
Mr Edmondson
November 2014
Quite restful location. Owners very pleasant and accommodating. Well furnished.
Mr Stewart
August 2014
Liked the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings. It was a very relaxing break which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Mrs Geissler
June 2014
The area was beautiful and the whole family loved all the animals around! We will come back!
Dr Barker
June 2014
Moorgair Cottage was delightful, well laid-out, beautifully decorated and furnished and extremely comfortable. It was perfect for a family of three, and would be equally so for four or five. A good, quiet location, within easy reach of Hexham and all Hadrian's Wall sites, not to mention Newcastle itself if the weather turns particularly bad. We would be delighted to stay here again, and will certainly revisit the area, and would definitely recommend to friends.
Mrs Munday
December 2013
Cottage was very clean and warm. Owners friendly. Lovely location. Easy access to places to visit. Northumberland is a beautiful part of the country - perfect place for a quiet country retreat with plenty of places to visit if you want to.
December 2013
Our stay in this cottage was absolutely perfect in every way. The cottage itself is beautiful and the owner was extremely welcoming and friendly. It is in a glorious location, convenient to many places of interest. We booked straight away for next year, we liked it so much!
Mrs Jackson
September 2013
A nice cottage, ideally situated. Cottage was nice and warm and very quiet. Would go back, highly recommended.
Mrs Bradley
September 2013
The cottage is in a stunning location with relatively easy access to places of interest and fabulous walks. We were made to feel very welcome upon arriving at the cottage. It was warm and cosy, and very well furnished and decorated.
Mr Goodier
November 2012
Spotlessly clean ,fabulous location, really friendly owners and of course the inquisitive alpacas. Far enough out of town to be remote, but central to lots of interesting attractions. Hope to be back soon.
Mrs Tye
November 2012
Immaculate, well presented property, in peaceful area. Friendly host. Loved the alpacas in the next field. Couldn't have asked for any more, highly recommended property.
Mr Atkins
October 2012
The setting of the cottage was fabulous. I would highly recommend. The owner was very pleasant and available if needed. It was in easy access to many sightseeing areas, however you will need transport as long way from a shop. The cottage was warm and very cosy, ideal.
Mrs Palm
October 2011
The cottage was very nice and it was very quiet. The owner was kind and hospitable. We will surely recommend this cottage to our family. Thank you Sykes Cottage for your help with the booking!
Mrs Bloomer
September 2011
We enjoyed being part of the farm and seeing the Alpacas.
Mrs Phasey
July 2011
Lovely cottage, absolutely immaculate. Wealth of information on things to do and owners very helpful and friendly. Most enjoyable week.
Mr Fullen
April 2011
The location was wonderful with lambs in the field outside. The cottage was very well decorated and all furnishings, fittings and contents were great. The accommodation was family friendly and had games, DVDs and music Cds.
Mrs Hennessey
April 2010
The owner was extremely helpful and happy to share information about the local area. Fresh eggs on arrival and tea and coffee in the kitchen made a wonderful first impression and set us up for a fabulous holiday.
Mr Hagon
January 2010
Very warm reception by the owners who provided Christmas tree and Christmas offerings on our arrival. Lovely location. Heating excellent, so no need to light the log stove provided.
Mr Mrs Peckerle
November 2009
Excellent cottage, decor superb, owners lovely and welcoming. Very nice to arrive to homemade shortbread, farm fresh milk and eggs! Very quiet peaceful area.
Mrs Hooper
October 2009
Beautiful location, owners very friendly and made us very welcome! Cottage very comfortable would recommend it to anyone.
Mr Hayhoe
October 2009
The Travellers Rest pub is good for food. A good location for a lot of tourist attractions. The animals were also good for the children.
Mr Hill
August 2009
Wonderful countryside and an excellent cottage.
Mrs Hood
June 2009
Comfortable cottage. Friendly owners.
Mr Cliff
April 2009
Cottage was fantastic very relaxing, kind hosts, beautiful cottage in every way.
Mrs Holliday
April 2009
Excellent for a family of 2 adults and 3 children.
Mr Higham
January 2009
Warm, welcome and cosy cottage, set in beautiful surroundings.
August 2008
The cottage is an excellent base for exploring Hadrian's Wall country. Our five year old daughter loved watching the alpacas in the field opposite the cottage.
Mrs Marshall
April 2007
Excellent property. Friendly owner, beautiful countryside. The garden and animals are ideal for children. There are sheep and alpacas - very rare. Simply superb.
Mrs Cassels
March 2007
Friendly hosts. Great location. Excellent cottage. We have already recommended this cottage to others.
Ms Childerhouse
November 2006
There was a very friendly family who ran the cottage and I will definitely recommend it to friends.
Mr Pritchard
November 2006
The cottage was clean and tidy. The owner was lovely and had left us fresh milk, eggs and shortbread when we arrived. The cottage was beautifully furnished and decorated. We had a fabulous holiday and even the weather was kind to us!
Mrs Davis
September 2006
The Area and cottage were beautiful.
Mrs Gallagher
September 2006
A beautiful cottage in a secluded location. We were also lucky enough to have good weather.
Mr Hale
April 2006
The accommodation is in excellent condition in a great location. There were little touches such as eggs and milk in the fridge, lots of towels, plenty of books, video's dvd's etc and mini-eggs for Easter! Very welcoming and friendly owners.
Miss Williams
April 2006
A comfortable, warm, cosy cottage. A very quiet location, lovely countryside. It had a wonderful selection of books, magazines, games and videos for rainy days.
Mrs Evans
November 2005
A lovely cottage with good accessibility for the surrounding countryside. The cottage was spotless. Excellent facilities.
Mr Kairon
October 2005
The cottage and the owners were fantastic. We were amazed at the great facilities in the cottage and the friendliness of the owners. This cottage was excellent in its child friendliness and little touches such as books/videos and games for children and adults. We will definitely recommend it to all friends and come again.
Mr Brooks
June 2005
This was our second visit to Moorgair Cottage and we may be back again. Excellent value.
Mr Young
December 2004
Great for young children being joined to farmhouse with chickens, birds,and a dog, outside the back door! The view through lounge window with cows, Alpacas and sheep was a treat for kids too.
Mrs Kilgour
December 2004
The cottage was in a beautiful location in the countryside. The decor and facilities in the cottage were excellent.Excellent cottage for touring the area. We visited Hadrians Wall, Beamish, spent a day in Newcastle, used local bridle paths for walks not far from Hexham.
Mr South
December 2004
Lovely cottage, in a quiet location, good garden area. Ideal base for walking touring Northumberland.
Ms Palmer
December 2004
We really appreciated the extras with this property eg: towels, milk, biscuits, soap etc. Very quiet and peaceful.
Ms Ridler
December 2004
Everything worked well and all the equipment was good quality. The owners had thought of everything you might need as well as providing homely and tasteful touches. It was immaculate. The garden was private and lovely for a couple to enjoy. A perfect hideaway for two. Lovely countryside all around and some great walks to do.
Mrs Tully
December 2004
A homely cottage with a wood burning stove, which we particularly liked. Children also liked all the farm animals, cows, sheep, ducks, chickens, cats and even alpacas! The owners lived next door and were very friendly but not intrusive. A good selection of games & videos was provided as well as lots of useful local information, leaflets, maps etc.
Mrs Tully
December 2004
A homely cottage with a wood burning stove, which we particularly liked. Children also liked all the farm animals, cows, sheep, ducks, chickens, cats and even alpacas! The owners lived next door and were very friendly but not intrusive. A good selection of games videos was provided as well as lots of useful local information, leaflets, maps etc.
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