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Bowmont Cottage, Crookhouse

Wooler, Northumberland

Set in an idyllic rural position, the cottages at Crookhouse offer outstanding, far reaching views over the Cheviots and the Northumberland National Park.

Bowmont Cottage, Crookhouse

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Overview

Set in an idyllic rural position, the cottages at Crookhouse offer outstanding, far reaching views over the Cheviots and the Northumberland National Park.

A tranquil escape from it all with outstanding views

Inside, Bowmont Cottage offers comfortable accommodation for up to five guests with two en suite double bedrooms one with an additional single bed. On the ground floor a spacious open plan kitchen and dining room has a sun room to one end offering fabulous views over the hills. A cosy sitting room has a log burner for the winter months.

For larger parties, College Cottage and Bowmont Cottage have a lockable interlinking door which is ideal for two families holidaying together accommodating up to 12 guests. Both cottages open onto terraces where guests can enjoy a barbecue whilst admiring the incredible sunsets or a spectacular star-gazing treat.

For many it is the magical setting, breathtaking views and wealth of stunning countryside to explore from the doorstep that make these cottages stand out. Set at the end of a private road high up on the Lanton Estate, the setting is incredibly peaceful and the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy the countryside - be it on two legs, four legs or two wheels!

Property details

Ground floor

Utility / boot room with drying facilities, Belfast sink, washing machine, dryer and large American style fridge/freezer.

Open-plan kitchen / sun room with breakfast bar, dining area for six, electric ‘real flame effect’ wood burner and fabulous views. The kitchen is fully equipped with small fridge, integrated dishwasher, double electric oven/grill with four ring ceramic hob and microwave.

Sitting room with wood burner with logs provided, Smart TV with Sky Q and standard Sky package. Also DVD player, iPod dock, books, games and DVDs. The sitting room has a lockable interconnecting door to the adjacent College Cottage. 

Family bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC.

First floor

Bedroom one with 5' double bed and 3’ single bed, and chest of drawers.

En-suite bathroom with walk in hanging space, freestanding roll top bath, separate walk in shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as required and chest of drawers.

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

Outside

Bowmont Cottage has a paved terrace to the front of the cottage for outside dining beyond which a lawned area runs to a fence with open fields beyond. A small charcoal barbecue is available for guest use.

The cottages are situated up a long private track and traffic is therefore very limited. Guests are welcome to explore the Lanton Estate on which the cottages sit. Sheds are available for the storage of bicycles and other outdoor kit.

Parking

There is ample private parking close to the cottage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome and are allowed in the non-carpeted areas of the cottage. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £20. Kennels are available for working dogs.

The area around Crookhouse is a working farm with livestock in the adjoining hillside and it is important that dogs are kept under control and on leads when walking in this area. 

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest soap is also provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is available. There is no mobile coverage and a landline is provided for emergency and reasonable use by guests.

Heating

Bowmont Cottage has full oil-fired central heating. Logs for the wood burning stove are included.

Guest privacy

Bowmont Cottage is part of a hamlet of properties at Crookhouse. Bowmont Cottage is attached to College Cottage and is the lower cottage. Crookhouse Mill sits to the rear of Bowmont and College Cottage. The other buildings are not in regular use.

Access - Important

Bowmont Cottage is accessed via a private estate road which becomes a predominantly hard-covered track. The track involves a number of cattle grids, is steep in places and is unsuitable for very low slung cars. During icy and snowy conditions 4WD vehicles are essential. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside College Cottage sleeping 6+1 and Crookhouse Mill sleeping 8. Bowmont Cottage and College Cottage are adjoining and have a connecting door. Crookhouse Mill sits a short distance away.

Location

Despite Lanton’s rural location there are good local amenities nearby. The estate is seven miles from the pretty town of Wooler which offers a good range of independent shops including two excellent butchers, a very good delicatessen, several pubs and cafes and the Milan Restaurant. Cornhill on Tweed is eight miles from the estate and offers an excellent village shop selling pies and delicious local goodies and the Collingwood Arms which has a lively bar and restaurant specialising in dishes prepared using the wealth of local produce on offer. More extensive shopping including a good range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants are available at Kelso 14 miles away.

Some of the cleanest and emptiest beaches in England can be found on Northumberland's spectacular Heritage Coastline nearby. One of our favourite spots is Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand nestled behind huge sand dunes. At low tide take a trip across the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne or take a boat to the Farne Islands to see the resident colonies of Grey Seals and an impressive array of birdlife including Puffins.

Activities

Fabulous walks from the doorstep range from leisurely rambles along the Bowmont Water and surrounding farmland to 600 miles of designated hill and moorland routes in the Cheviot Hills. The St Cuthbert’s Way and the Pennine Way are also nearby.

Cyclists are equally well provided for with miles of marked routes and quiet country lanes to explore offering everything from meandering river valley saunters to wild open moorland blasts. The Cheviots offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and the Pennine Cycleway and the Reivers Cycle Route both run through the National Park.

Dogs and horses are welcome at Crookhouse and stabling is available. The local bridle paths provide access to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Northumberland. The stables at Kimmerston just down the road also offer riding in the Cheviot Hills as well as rides on the spectacular sandy beaches on nearby Holy Island.

There is low key fishing on the River Glen which runs through the estate. For more serious fishing, the cottage is only a fifteen drive from the River Till one of the area's best kept secrets with an impressive sea trout run each spring. The lower and bottom beats of the legendary River Tweed are also within easy driving distance. Walked up and driven shooting is also available on the Lanton Estate and on neighbouring estates.

Golf fans are no less well provided for with golf courses nearby including links courses at Bamburgh and Goswick, parkland courses at Wooler and Belford and the sublime Roxburghe Championship Golf Course just outside Kelso.

Some of the cleanest and emptiest beaches in England can be found on Northumberland's spectacular Heritage Coastline nearby. One of our favourite spots is Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand nestled behind huge sand dunes. At low tide take a trip across the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne or take a boat to the Farne Islands to see the resident colonies of Grey Seals and an impressive array of birdlife including Puffins.

The stunning coastline provides the perfect opportunity to try your hand at kite surfing, sailing or coasteering. For something a little different, gliding is available at nearby Millfield. Clay pigeon shooting and archery are also available locally and beginners are very welcome.

Also nearby is the Ford and Etal estate where one can have a wander around the ruins of Etal Castle or enjoy a pint at Northumberland’s only thatched pub before taking the delightful miniature steam railway which runs to Heatherslaw to explore the corn mill and buy some delicious Heatherslaw biscuits.

The region’s rich history is reflected in the magnificent chain of castles that punctuate the landscape. Those nearby the cottage include dramatic Bamburgh, perched high on its rocky outcrop, the vast, romantic ruins of Dunstanburgh, the palatial splendour of Floors, Chillingham, reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in England and home to the world’s only herd of wild cattle, and foreboding Alnwick, made famous as the location for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter films.

Further afield, the magnificent city of Edinburgh is only about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.

 

Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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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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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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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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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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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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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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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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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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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

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

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"What a sight to greet you on your approach - fantastic! A welcoming gift pack on arrival, the cottage so beautifully set out. The location to die for, peace and tranquility, words cannot describe! A piece of heaven on earth. I could not fault this cottage if I tried. The lambs and calves in the neighbouring fields were such a delight to see each day. It was so sad to leave on our last day! We look forward to our next visit. An amazing holiday, thank you so much!"

James family

"Just to let you know that we enjoyed Bowmont Cottage immensely and didn't want to leave! The layout of the cottage and decor was superb, additional touches such as the food and flowers really appreciated and the view, well just stunning. We were really comfortable. Many thanks to Crabtree & Crabtree. So pleased we discovered your website and will certainly be in touch when we next venture up to Northumberland​."

Underdown family

"We had a fantastic time at Bowmont Cottage and would certainly recommend to family and friends. The cottage was very clean, warm and filled with top quality furniture and fittings. The welcome pack was scrumptious and lovely surprise. The service we received from Crabtree & Crabtree was faultless and we would definitely book a cottage with you again."

Nordmann family

"We absolutely love Bowmont Cottage. If Carlsberg did views it would be that one!!"

Gasparini family

"We had a wonderful time staying at Bowmont Cottage and loved everything about the property. We enjoyed our stay so much I have just booked a further break in July at College Cottage. Thank you for all of your help in arranging our stay and please pass on our heartfelt thanks to the owners and housekeeper."

Ayre family

"We had a wonderful stay and I will be recommending to friends and family….. The view is something else and the hamper was a wonderful touch too."

Grundy family

"We had a fantastic stay which we extended from 3 to 4 nights. Bowmont Cottage is just perfect for a real away from it all escape. The views were just spectacular and it was lovely to sit and watch the wildlife. We hope to return in the summer to enjoy a BBQ and let the warmth and sun flood into the cottage."

Mr & Mrs Ingram

"We had a lovely holiday. The cottage was very comfortable and the location outstanding. Everything was to a very high standard and we will definitely be using Crabtree and Crabtree again."

Marshall family

"I celebrated a wonderful 80th birthday with my family at Bowmont and College cottages. Everything in the cottages was of the highest order and the location was spectacular. Even the weather was amazingly benign for mid-February. Many thanks for giving us a great holiday."

 

Michael Forrest
Location Rural position overlooking the College Valley - 7.5 miles from Wooler.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £20.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 16:00
  • Departure time: 10:00
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"The idyllic, rural position high above the College Valley ensures peace and tranquility."
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