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Countess Park

Bellingham, Northumberland

Immerse yourself in the gentle tranquility of this five bedroom country home with super-impressive river views in the heart of the National Park.

 

Countess Park

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Overview

Immerse yourself in the gentle tranquillity of this five bedroom country home with super-impressive views in the heart of the National Park.

Gaze for hours in a spot of river-watching, or raise a glass with some late-night chat around the fire.

Set proudly above the North Tyne surrounded by unspoilt countryside, this will be a haven for families and friends to gather for some chill-time or celebrations in perfect peace and tranquility.

The property is generously proportioned with the main reception rooms designed to take advantage of the sublime views. The interior style is one of relaxed country living ensuring complete guest comfort throughout.

A large sitting room has plenty of relaxation space with large arched windows leading directly into the garden. This includes a large wood burner which will keep things wonderfully toasty with an unlimited supply of logs. Technology includes a Smart TV with Sky TV package.

There’s a bar area when a G&T beckons leading into a large conservatory for sunshine, socialising or both!

The kitchen is well set-up for larger parties, while professional cooks will be equally satisfied with the arrangement for those who wish to take advantage of additional catering services.

There are three en-suite bedrooms on the east wing of the ground floor with two further bedrooms on the first floor - one accessed from a stair off the hallway, and the other accessed from the mezzanine floor above the sitting room.

Outside, Countess Park is bounded by a large lawned garden leading down to the riverside which offers plenty of scope for outdoor and sporting pursuits.

Fishing can be arranged on request by separate arrangement.

Property details

Ground floor

Access into large hall with sofa.

Boot room/drying room with bench seating and hanging space. Ideal for dogs with external door to the rear of the property.

Cloakroom with underfloor heating, basin and WC.

Open plan kitchen/dining room. Large dining table with seating for 10 guests. Door to the garden. Kitchen with large Rangemaster cooker with 5 ring gas hob, double oven and separate grill, Combi oven/grill/microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso Vertuo and a Delongi coffee percolator (filters, pods and coffee are not supplied), wine fridge.

Utility room with large Fisher & Paykel fridge with freezer drawer, separate freezer, Miele washing machine and dryer, additional dishwasher.

Sitting room with two large sofas and three armchairs, arched windows with doors to the garden, large wood burning stove. Smart TV with basic SKY package, selection of books.

Bar area sits just off the sitting room, with small sink, glasses and ice bucket.

Conservatory with table and seating for 8. Doors to the garden which leads down to the riverside.

Bedroom one with emperor bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wall-mounted flat screen TV. Large arched windows with door to the front of the property.

En-suite with bath and mixer tap and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with king size bed, side tables, wall-mounted TV.

En-suite with large walk-in shower with rainforest head and hand held unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom three with 3' twin beds, side table, wall-mounted TV.

En-suite with bath and mixer tap and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

First floor

Mezzanine level accessed from the sitting room with writing desk.

Bedroom four with emperor bed, side table, dressing table, velux windows with black-out blinds, armchair.

En-suite with bath and mixer tap and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom five is accessed from a separate stair off the hallway on the ground floor. With twin beds. Large selection of books on the first floor landing.

En-suite with bath and mixer tap and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

Large enclosed lawned garden to the side of the property with direct riverside views. Garden furniture. A barbecue is not provided.

The property is surrounded by farmland in a private setting. There is a gate from the garden which leads directly down to the riverside.

Parking

Private parking for up to three cars in the gravelled courtyard to the side of the property. Otherwise cars can be parked on the adjoining farmland but please note that livestock may be grazing in the immediate vicinity.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are not provided.

The garden leads down to the riverside and younger children will require supervision in this area.

Dogs

Up to three dogs are welcome at Countess Park. Dogs should be kept to the boot room until clean and dry and for sleeping, and otherwise kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.

It is important to note that the area surrounding Countess Park is farmland therefore dogs must be well-controlled, and on-leads when out and about.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided. A hair dryer is supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Satellite Wi-Fi is available with good speeds. Mobile reception is very limited. Some provision is available on Orange and EE but this can be intermittent. A landline is provided for emergency calls and other reasonable use by guests.

Heating

Heating throughout the property. Large wood burner in the sitting room - logs supplied. Underfloor heating in the cloakroom.

Guest Privacy

The property is detached and sits in a private rural location on the banks of the River Tyne.

Access

Important - access to the property is along a loose farm track with cattle grids for approximately half a mile. The last section of road is steep and depending on weather conditions, four-wheel drive vehicles may be required to access the property during the winter months. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Fishing

Fishing can be arranged by separate arrangement by contacting Jacqueline Scott by email at JScott@savills.com or by calling 01668 280803

Location

Nearby Bellingham sits 3 miles from Countess Park, often known as the gateway to Kielder Water & Forest Park  (12 miles) and only 15 miles from Northumberland's World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall. The town supports a cafe, a supermarket and one or two independent shops as well as three pubs. 

A little further afield sits the pretty market town of Hexham (16 miles) characterised by cobbled streets and historic architecture which offers quirky coffee shops, award winning restaurants and excellent local shopping. It also boasts its own racecourse, theatre, cinema, golf course and leisure centre, including a pool and a tenpin bowling alley.

The popular tourist village of Corbridge is 17 miles away and offers a variety of shops, a delicatessen, and one or two restaurants and cafes, while nearby Matfen Hall offers excellent spa and leisure facilities.

Activities

Sitting in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Countess Park is the perfect base to explore the wider area, located deep in Roman Wall country, surrounded by footpaths and bridleways, beautiful views, big skies and wonderful wildlife.

For history buffs, this is a perfect base from which to explore Hadrian’s Wall, Chesters and Vindolanda which are steeped in Roman history and offer a fascinating insight into Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago. Here you can see in incredible 3D detail what life was like on the wall in the life of a Roman soldier, discover latest artefacts, including the world famous Vindolanda writing tablets.

Alternatively, explore 17th century Chipchase Castle on the doorstep; the stately home and gardens of nearby Wallington Hall; or captivating Cragside, home to the famous industrialist and inventor Lord Armstrong.

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.

A short half hour drive will take you to the Kielder Water and Forest Park, the largest man-made lake in northern Europe with something for everyone including water sports enthusiasts, cyclists, walkers, naturalists, artists, families and photographers. A highlight is the star gazing treat at the Kielder Observatory where you can view the outstanding dark skies of the Northumberland National Park using powerful telescopes and may even be lucky enough to see a passing comet or stunning meteor shower.

For a spot of shopping, visit some of the delightful market towns such as Morpeth, Alnwick and Hexham with their open air markets, great selection of shops and many art galleries showcasing the work of local artists. Northumberland also hosts the annual art tour in the summer and winter when many artists open their homes and studios to visitors and it provides a great opportunity to meet the artists and purchase original pieces of art.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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Services

Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

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

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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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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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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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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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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

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

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Reviews

"Hi.  We had a fantastic time at Countess Park.The accommodation was just perfect. The standard was without question superb.We also had a local chef Jack from the Duckhouse Pantry who was excellent and that I can recommend for future guests."

Price Party

"We had a lovely stay at Countess Park - the setting was perfect and the lodge so comfortable and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our time."

Farrimond family

"We had a wonderful time celebrating a big birthday - the house is gorgeous and so well equipped. The scenery was fantastic even in torrential downpour. We had family come from three points on the map and all had a good time. Housekeeper was very helpful. Would recommend it to anyone who needed a larger venue and to feel special."

Dear family

"We had a wonderful time at Countess Park, wow that place is special. I rather keep it all to ourselves! We had simply the best time, it was so cozy, super comfortable and perfect for our needs, the housekeeper did a wonderful job making the house really Christmassy and warm. The landscape is just heavenly, we took lots of walks enjoyed being with the family and having a truly special Christmas. We can’t wait to return."

Irby family
Location Rural - 3 miles to Bellingham, 16 miles to Hexham
Dogs
  • A maximum of three dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Time spent enjoying the idyllic river setting - perfect for idle lunches or an early evening Pimm's. The Little Things We Love...
"Time spent enjoying the idyllic river setting - perfect for idle lunches or an early evening Pimm's."
Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree