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Beeswing House

Morpeth, Northumberland

A stunning renovation of a former stable block, nestled in a delightful rural setting amidst gentle rolling Northumbrian countryside close to the attractive towns of Rothbury and Morpeth.

Beeswing House

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Overview

A stunning renovation of a former stable block, nestled in a delightful rural setting amidst gentle rolling Northumbrian countryside close to the attractive towns of Rothbury and Morpeth.

A wow-factor property with an interesting pedigree

Named after a celebrated former resident, a successful racehorse called Beeswing which was bred by an ancestor of the owners, Beeswing House is a sympathetic remodelling of the magnificent early 19th century stable block and coach house on the Nunnykirk Estate.

The resulting accommodation delivers ample wow-factor and plenty of space, extending to some 3,300 sq ft. The property has been carefully designed to optimise the light and views as well as making the most of the building’s wonderful original features including lofty high ceilings, exposed beams and the impressive arches that formed the entrance to the former coach house.

The immaculately-presented accommodation includes an arresting combination of stunning antique pieces belonging to the family, set alongside sumptuous soft furnishings, cosy tweeds and organic fabrics in calming neutral tones with stylish contemporary bathrooms and kitchen.

The accommodation is designed around two outside spaces; a courtyard complete with the original well and a lawned garden with terrace for outside dining.  A table tennis table in an adjacent barn provides wet weather entertainment.

25% low occupancy discount - available on 7 night stays during low season for parties of up to 4 guests making use of 2 bedrooms only. 

Property details

Ground floor

Impressive living space created from the former coach house.  Seating area for 8 with log burner. Dining table for 10. French doors to courtyard. Bluetooth speaker.

Fully equipped kitchen with single electric oven with 4 ring hob, full-size fridge, under counter freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine with dryer, microwave and digital radio.  Dining table for 6 and additional seating at the kitchen island for 2.

Snug with 40” TV with Freeview, DVD player and DVDs.  Seating for 6.

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

Garden hall with space for outdoor kit and door to garden. Just outside is a tap for washing dogs and outdoor kit.

Bedroom one with 5’ bed, large press and dressing table. Hanging space provided by hangers which can be hung from the press.

Bedroom two with 2’6” zip and link beds to form 5’ king or twin beds, wardrobe with drawer below and chest of drawers.

Family bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower, double basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Two store rooms leading from the kitchen provide spacious storage space for outdoor kit and are an ideal space for dogs to sleep.

Mezzanine Level

Small reading area / study with desk and armchair.

First floor

Bedroom three with 5’ bed, wardrobe with drawer below and chest of drawers.

En-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom four with 2’6” zip and link beds to form 5’ bed or twin beds, wardrobe with drawer below and chest of drawers.

En-suite shower room with large walk in shower, basin and WC.

Outside

Beeswing House is set around two outside areas. To one side is an attractive gravelled courtyard with original well (which has been covered for the safety of children and dogs). There is an additional lawned garden and terrace to the rear with a charcoal barbecue table and chairs for outside dining. The garden is fully enclosed.

To the side of the property is a large barn which can be used as a garage or for the storage of outside kit. A table tennis table is included for guest use.

Parking

There is ample private parking both in the barn and outside.

Babies & children

A travel cot and highchair are provided.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome. Additional dogs may be allowed on request. Dogs must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Superfast Wi-Fi is boosted throughout the house. 4G is also available. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Guest amenities

There is a hairdryer in each bedroom. Luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels are provided along with feather and down duvets and pillows. Hand soap is provided in each bathroom.

Heating

The ground floor has underfloor throughout. The remainder of the house has oil central heating with radiators, in addition to the log burner in the sitting room. Logs are provided.

Guest privacy

Beeswing House sits on the historic Nunnykirk Estate. There are residential properties and farm buildings to the rear and side of the building which are visible from some rooms but the accommodation has been carefully designed to maximise guest privacy. Nunnykirk Hall is a small school and occasionally guests may hear the children at play. The drive can get busy during school drop off and collection times.

Location

The attractive town of Rothbury is 7.5 miles away which is home to a number of independent shops, restaurants and pubs. It has an excellent butchers shop opposite the T junction as you drive in, or head to Tulley Delicatessen for a great selection of cheeses.

Morpeth is 10.5 miles away and features a wider range of shops and eateries, or you can find some lovely characterful shopping in the village shops at Longframlington, Longhorsley and Belsay.

Activities

This is frontier land, full of history, heritage and wild, natural beauty; where walking and cycling routes have been shaped by ancient Romans, drovers and plundering Border reivers through the ages. Through it, the River Coquet meanders through vast stretches of moorland and picturesque valleys.

Clennell Street follows the ancient drover road where you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views over the Coquet Valley and Cheviot Hills, dropping down to the tiny village of Alwinton where you can rest tired legs and enjoy a pie and a pint at the Rose and Thistle pub. Alwinton is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery site so it’s also a perfect spot to indulge in a spot of stargazing.

Alternatively the Street or ‘clattering path’ is a Roman road where you can walk the Border Ridge and look for iron age hill forts and enigmatic rock carvings, or why not take a ranger led walk from Harbottle to see the fabled Drake Stone.

If you prefer to spend your days on two wheels, why not explore nearby Kidland Forest and Upper Coquetdale which is a super loop involving lovely woodland tracks and long riverside trails, or for something a little more high energy the Reivers Cycle Route will tick the right box.

The area is also a fantastic spot for climbing and bouldering with crags at Simonside and to the north and west of Rothbury, while fell runners will simply be in their element here.

For those looking for a more relaxed option, enjoy a pampering treatment at your cottage with Harmony Holistic Mobile Spa.

Nearby Cragside House and Gardens offers a fascinating day out for the family where you can discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Crammed full of gadgets developed by Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius, Lord Armstrong, Cragside is truly a wonder of its age. The adventure playground with its network of paths and tunnels will be a huge hit with children and the gardens are an absolute delight.

Also within easy reach are the award winning Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and one of Britain’s most iconic castles. With its rich history, exquisite art, beautiful gardens, and film location for Harry Potter, there is plenty of wizardly magic and mayhem to keep all ages entertained.

Finally the stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast can be easily reached in under an hour - perfect for picnics with a bucket and spade. Visit Bamburgh Castle and its amazing dog friendly beach where you can walk for miles on white sugary sands, stopping off for an ice-cream along the way, or why not follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place. Simply magical!

 

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Walking

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

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Fishing

Fishing

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Golf

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Children and families

Children and families

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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Spas and beauty treatments

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

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Beauty and spa treatments

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Location Rural - 7.5 miles from Rothbury
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome. Additional dogs may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 16:00
  • Departure time: 10:00
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The original arches in the 38’ long living space, created from the former coach house, provide copious amounts of natural light. The little things we love...
"The original arches in the 38’ long living space, created from the former coach house, provide copious amounts of natural light."
Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree