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Dipper Cottage, Crookhouse

Wooler, Northumberland

With views just meant for daydreaming, Dipper Cottage set high on the hillside will be a top pick for those in need of rest, romance or relaxation, or simply the lure of the countryside and a little of the good life in the great outdoors.

Dipper Cottage, Crookhouse

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Dipper Cottage, Crookhouse

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Overview

With views just meant for daydreaming, Dipper Cottage will be a top pick for those in need of rest, romance or relaxation, or simply the lure of the countryside and a little of the good life in the great outdoors.

For big sky views and peace perfect peace

A key feature of the property is its location set high on the hillside at Crookhouse on the edge of the Northumberland National Park.

A clever re-design has given the cottage a modern country feel, perfectly mixing classic detailing with stylish home comforts.

The kitchen has a fresh upbeat feel with french doors opening out to an enclosed courtyard with a wide open aspect across the hillside. The original Rayburn range cooker in powder blue will be ideal for rustling up a freshly baked artisan loaf, but with the addition of a separate hob and oven giving some added flexibility too.

The sitting room is wonderfully inviting with a large sofa and comfy armchairs in soft grey linen with tweedy accents, while the inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove will brighten the hearth on those days when cosying up sounds like a good plan!

The cottage benefits from two en-suite bedrooms on opposite sides of the property, one accessed from the sitting room and the other from the inner hall off the kitchen. High quality beds and crisp bed linen, enhanced by pretty floral detailing and a soft Farrow & Ball colour scheme are sure to ease you into snooze mode in no time.

Step outdoors and guests can enjoy amazing views across the hillside, perfect for morning croissants or for wrapping up in woolly jumpers for a star gazing treat under the dark Northumbrian sky.

For outdoor adventures, there are fabulous walks from the doorstep ranging from leisurely rambles along the Bowmont Water and surrounding farmland to 600 miles of designated hill and moorland routes in the Cheviot Hills, including St Cuthbert’s Way and the Pennine Way.

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.

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

The property sits on one floor.

Access into small boot room with hanging rail.

Kitchen with Rayburn oven, ceramic hob, electric oven, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer. Separate utility room with washing machine and dryer. Dining space with seating for four. French doors (4 steps down) open out to a large private courtyard with views across open countryside.

Sitting room with large sofa, two armchairs, Smart TV with Sky Q and standard Sky package. Also DVD player, and large wood burning stove.

Bedroom one with fixed super king bed, side tables, built-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelving.

En-suite bathroom with bath, separate large corner shower unit with rainforest head and separate hand held unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6‘ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, wardrobe with hanging space and shelving.

En-suite bathroom with shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Large utility/boot room (one step down), washing machine and dryer, stable door to the front of the property.

OUTSIDE

Private enclosed courtyard accessed from french doors from the kitchen with garden furniture: picnic style table and bench seating. A small charcoal barbecue is available for guest use.

BABIES & CHILDREN

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

DOGS

Two dogs are permitted but must be clean before access into the property and thereafter must be kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £20.

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

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.

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

Oil fired gas central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove with logs supplied.

GUEST PRIVACY

Dipper Cottage is part of a hamlet of properties at Crookhouse, comprising Crookhouse Mill, Bowmont Cottage and College Cottage. Dipper Cottage is a stand-alone property which sits to the far right side of the other properties at Crookhouse.

ACCESS - IMPORTANT

The 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 the cottage can be booked alongside Bowmont Cottage sleeping 4, 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 highly rated 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 super 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.

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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Reviews

"The cottage and it’s surroundings were superb. The standard of the finish in the cottage was excellent and the welcome pack was incredible. 

A long weekend in front of the log burner and range whilst it snowed outside was just what the Dr ordered. 

I would not hesitate to recommend Dipper Cottage."

Rooney Family

"We wrote in the visitors book before we left, but are happy to sing the praises of Dipper Cottage again. It's a fabulous cottage- absolutely beautiful. A lovely welcome basket awaited us in a warm and spotless kitchen. Everything was immaculate. We arrived in the dark and couldn't believe the views when we woke in the morning. An excellent location- we particularly enjoyed walking straight from the door of the property. A lovely part of the country- we've had many holidays in Northumberland and I'm sure we'll be back. This is the second Crabtree & Crabtree cottage and we are most impressed with the standard of the properties and the service we have received. Thank you again."

Penrice family

"We enjoyed our stay at Dipper Cottage. The cottage was well presented and immaculate."

Mrs Graham

"I’d like offer our greatest thanks for the holiday we’ve just returned from at Dipper Cottage, Crookhouse. 

From our first visit to your superb website through the enquiry and booking process we were offered efficient prompt and most importantly friendly advice from your team. 

We had a long journey from Cornwall and found the most beautifully appointed cottage, the owners have obviously invested a great deal of their energy and finance into providing an environment that cannot be faulted. And as for the view, well it’s difficult to find words that do justice to the panorama! Every angle and every hour offered a different photo opportunity which just made us smile and feel privileged to have a week to take it all in!

Within the cottage everything and more just tickled the satisfaction button, cosy furniture, wonderfully comfortable beds a perfect bathroom, the Rayburn to come home to slow cooked casseroles and early morning walks from the front door.

Thanks again and we’ve no doubt we will be returning to Crabtree again before too long, we cannot speak too highly of your company."

Mr & Mrs Davidson

"We had a wonderful time at Dipper Cottage and were blessed with great weather. Although the cottage is rural it was easy to get out and about. The owners have thought of everything and pale blue Rayburn was a great bonus. Thanks so much and we very much look forward to booking another holiday with you now we know our way around the area a bit more. "

Ellert family
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 during high season. Flexible out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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