Bowmont Cottage, Crookhouse
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!
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.
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.
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.
There is ample private parking close to the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
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.
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.
Bowmont Cottage has full oil-fired central heating. Logs for the wood burning stove are included.
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.
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.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"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."
- Two dogs are welcome. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £20.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible during low season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The idyllic, rural position high above the College Valley ensures peace and tranquility."Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree