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Cow Parsley

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

For star-gazing and jolly glamping, take time to re-discover the simpler things in life in this idyllic rural hideaway filled with rustic country charm. 

Cow Parsley

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Overview

For star-gazing and jolly glamping, take time to re-discover the simpler things in life in this idyllic rural hideaway filled with rustic country charm. 

Introducing Cow Parsley along with cutesy retro caravan, Colin!

Accommodating up to four guests, Cow Parsley makes clever use of space with one 4'6" double bed with a full size single bunk bed above, and seating which converts to another single bed (3’ x 6’) when required. Creative storage solutions ensure that every area is well utilised.

The hut features a small galley kitchen area with small larder, an electric two ring hob, a microwave combination oven, under-counter fridge, toaster, kettle, and a DAB radio.

There is also a breakfast bar dining space for up to four guests. Just off the kitchen is a small bathroom with electric shower, basin and WC.

For the cooler months the hut is super-insulated and has electric tubular heating and an electric ‘real flame effect’ stove. Satellite Wi-Fi is available. 

Guests can also hire Colin, a cutesy retro caravan at £20 per night (subject to availability) where the younger members of the family can have their own little mini adventure - a fun den for day use but set-up for sleeping capacity too! 

Two dogs are welcome and there are kennels on site if required. Horses are welcome with prior notice. There is grazing and stabling available on site at additional cost.

Cow Parsley sits alongside two further shepherd's huts, Foxglove and Teasel, each sleeping up to four guests which are ideal for guests who wish to holiday together. Foxglove is also adapted for guests who are mobility impaired.

1 night bookings considered on request

Property details

Ground floor

Accommodating four guests with one king size bed (5’ x 6’ 3”) and a full size single bunk bed (3’ x 6’ 3”) above. To maximise space, a bench seat folds neatly into a further single bed. 

The hut features a galley kitchen with an electric two ring hob, a microwave combination oven, under-counter fridge, toaster, kettle and DAB radio. There is a small extendable dining table for up to four guests.

Bathroom with electric shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

Cow Parsley sits in a paddock with two further shepherd’s huts, Foxglove and Teasel, each sleeping up to four guests.

There is a picnic table and garden furniture, and a fire pit can be made available on request.

Parking

No vehicle access is permitted in the paddock where the shepherd’s huts are located, and parking sits to the left of the farm entrance which is approximately 50 yards from the site entrance. 

Babies & Children

Cow Parsley is not particularly suited to babies and infants.

The inner paddock where the shepherd’s hut is located is fully enclosed, however the adjoining field has a pond and younger children will require supervision around this area.

Guests can also hire Colin, a cutesy retro caravan at £20 per night (subject to availability) where the younger members of the family can have their own little mini adventure - a fun den for day use but set-up for sleeping capacity too! 

Dogs

Two dogs are permitted. Dogs must be clean and dry before access into the hut and must be kept off the beds. An outside tap is available. The inner paddock where the hut is located is fully enclosed.

Guest amenities

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

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Satellite Wi-Fi is very intermittent and an alternative solution is currently being explored. Mobile reception is generally good.

Heating

The hut has electric tubular heating and an electric ‘real flame effect’ stove.

Guest privacy & additional accommodation

The paddock is shared with two other shepherd’s huts, Foxglove and Teasel with a wide open aspect across the adjoining field.

Water supply

Water is from a private supply borehole and the water is suitable for drinking.

Location

The huts are well located for exploring the local area, sitting approximately 4 miles from the stunning Northumberland coastline and around 12 miles from the Northumberland National Park. 

Cow Parsley sits approximately 3.5 miles from the village of Lowick where you can buy a range of provisions from the well-stocked village store, including freshly baked bread, cakes and scones as well as lovely local produce. 10 miles and 10.5 miles respectively will take you to the charming villages of Belford and Wooler where you will find a good selection of small town shopping, as well as a selection of eateries, inns and pubs. Alternatively a more extensive range of amenities, including large supermarkets, can be found in Berwick-upon-Tweed just a short 7.5 mile drive away.

Activities

With over 30 miles of stunning sandy beaches, guests are spoilt for choice. Cheswick, Goswick, Bamburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne all sit nearby with pristine white sands perfect for sandcastle making, rock pools made for dabbling in, hidden coves and deep sheltered sand dunes ideal for cosy picnics, and stunning sunsets on a balmy summer evening.

The dramatic beauty of the Cheviot Hills can be accessed from Wooler (11 miles) where walkers and mountain bikers can follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.

Follow the legend of St. Cuthbert with a visit to the Cuddy’s Cave a short walk exploring the area around this historic feature, or alternatively join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the way. For coastal hikes, take time out to spot the rich birdlife on the Northumberland Coastal Path. 

For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub. 

For sightseeing the area is punctuated by iconic castles, stately homes and fortifications which are testament to the area’s rich and dramatic past. Pay a visit to the magnificent castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh or Chillingham where you can discover tales of bloody battles and royal rebellion, or enjoy the stunning stately homes and gardens of Belsay, Cragside, Wallington or Paxton House. Harry Potter was filmed at Alnwick Castle and children will particularly enjoy the wizardly magic of characters inspired by Hagrid and Harry, including a spot of Broomstick Training!

Foodies will enjoy the fine local produce in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area - everything from the freshest fish and chips to fine dining experiences. The very popular Barn at Beal is nearby with amazing views over to Holy Island or perhaps partake in a tipple of infamous Lindisfarne Mead.

For action sports, surfing, kitesurfing and coasteering is available at Bamburgh, Beadnell and St. Abbs Head with teaching from local instructors, while canoeing can be arranged on the nearby coastal waters or river systems.

There are also extensive cycling and mountain biking trails in and around the area, with the Coast and Castles route a firm favourite. For riding, Swinhoe, Kimmerston and Slate Hall riding centres all come recommended, offering lessons, treks and wonderful beach rides.

For fishing, guests can head to the lakes at Chatton which offers fly fishing for trout, or try Coldingham Loch for bank or boat fishing - both helpful and friendly venues.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

"We had a nice wee break at the shepherd's cottage. Clean and cosy with peaceful surroundings. Our 5 year old loved it."

The Walker Family
Location Rural - 7.5 miles to Berwick-upon-Tweed
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible
  • Arrival time: 16:00
  • Departure time: 10:00
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"Colin, the cutesy retro caravan - ideal for children."
Rachel, owner of Cow Parsley