Dipper Cottage, Crookhouse
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oil fired gas central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove with logs supplied.
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.
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.
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
Children and families
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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
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
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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.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
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Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
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"We enjoyed our stay at Dipper Cottage. The cottage was well presented and immaculate."Mrs Graham
"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
"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
- 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 Everhot range cooker in powder blue and those to-die-for views across the hillside."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree