Nestled in an incredibly peaceful yet accessible position on the north edge of the Tyne Valley in Northumberland, Hallington Mill is a wonderful conversion of a 16th Century water mill.
Very inviting with beamed rooms and endearing details
This 16th Century water mill has been imaginatively redeveloped by the owners to allow the original character of the building to shine through. This is a home which reflects the importance of family and friends with generous spaces where guests can come together, but with plenty of cosy nooks for taking a little time-out. The overall feel is very inviting with beamed rooms and endearing details all adding to the sense of charm.
The French farmhouse style kitchen with rich terracotta floor is the warming heart of the home and will appeal to the cooks in the party with a large range cooker where you can gently potter or perhaps rustle-up a delicious home-cooked casserole or a perfect soufflé!
This extends into the dining room where the original water wheel and mill cogs sit as an outstanding feature of its rich past. With an immense rustic dining table made from the original mill floorboards, it provides a superb entertaining space for atmospheric dinner parties, with the option of private catering for the ultimate holiday indulgence.
The relaxation space is divided into three separate areas offering plenty of sociable space for both young and old to come together. A fantastic inglenook fireplace with timber mantle naturally divides the space with partially exposed walls which show the original stonework and lime and chalk plaster.
The sitting room overlooks the gently flowing mill stream with comfy sofas and a large woodburner which will ensure guests stay toasty even on the chilliest of days. This extends into the library which is ideal for catching-up up with emails (fibre broadband throughout); enjoying a board or card game or simply a little quiet time browsing the interesting collection of books.
The property sits on two floors. Given the age and nature of the property please note there are varying levels within floors, with steps between rooms.
Access door leading into a large hallway which divides left and right.
Kitchen with range cooker with two ovens and grill, ceramic hob and hot plate, separate oven with ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, Tassimo coffee machine, informal dining area with seating for six.
Dining room with large rustic dining table with seating for 12. The dining room features the original mill workings. Shreiber console piano.
Sitting room with two large sofas, one double sofa, two armchairs, inglenook fireplace with large wood burning stove, flat screen TV with Netflix.
Library/study with writing desk and chair, round table with seating for four - ideal for card and board games, good selection of books.
TV room/snug with modular sofa (which converts to a sofa bed), one double sofa and 2 armchairs, wall-mounted flat screen TV (with Netflix), Blu-ray DVD with large selection of DVDs. Bose docking station.
Large utility/boot room with plenty of space for boots, wellies and wet weather gear. With washer/dryer, Belfast sink, cupboard space, freezer. This leads to the rear patio and garden.
Cloakroom with basin and WC.
There is an additional sofa bed in the snug which can accommodate two further guests at an additional charge of £30 per person per night.
Bedroom one is the master bedroom with 5’ king size bed, side tables, large dressing table with drawer space, large wardrobe with drawer space, two double sofas, window seat overlooking the garden.
En-suite bathroom with large roll top bath, shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 4’ 6” double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging space, dressing table/vanity unit with sink, roll top bath. Separate WC with basin.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3‘ twin as required, side table, dressing table, chair, hanging space.
Family bathroom with large bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Grab handles are available on request.
Bedroom four with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3‘ twin as required, single pull out bed, side table, dressing table, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Please ensure the pull out bed is requested at time of booking.
En-suite bathroom with shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, double basin and WC.
Bedroom five with 4’6” double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, tall hanging unit.
En-suite bathroom with shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a lawned enclosed garden to the rear with garden furniture and a play centre for children. A charcoal barbecue can be made available during the summer months. The property is fringed by woodland, a large pond and the mill stream and while there are two gates between the lawned garden and the pond, it is important that children are closely supervised in this area.
There is ample private parking to the front and side of the property for four to five cars.
Babies & Children
The property is well set up for babies and children with plenty of indoor games and toys. A travel cot and high chair are available on request. Outdoors there is a large play centre with swing and slide.
Important - the rear garden is enclosed. The property is fringed by woodland, a large pond and the mill stream and while there are two gates between the lawned garden and the pond, it is important that children are closely supervised in this area.
Two dogs are permitted at a charge of £15 per dog but they must be contained to the utility room until clean and dry and thereafter kept to the ground floor uncarpeted areas of the property only. They are not permitted upstairs or in the bedrooms. There is an outside hose to allow you to clean your pets. It is important to note that the area around the mill is farmland, however an adjoining field can be used for exercising your dogs.
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
Superfast fibre broadband available throughout the property. Mobile reception is very limited but with some provision on the Vodafone network.
Heating throughout. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with generous initial supply of logs provided.
The owners live in an adjoining property and while they are available to help with any aspect of your stay, they are very respectful of guests privacy. The rear garden is not overlooked.
The popular tourist village of Corbridge sits 6 miles from the property and offers a variety of shops, a delicatessen, and one or two restaurants and cafes, while nearby Matfen Hall offer excellent spa and leisure facilities.
The historic market town of Hexham (10 miles) offers a wider range of day-to-day amenities with a good range of shops and restaurants, supermarkets, a leisure centre and a bowling alley.
Vallum Farm and Restaurant (7 miles) is an incredibly popular spot with a fantastic patisserie and deli or why not try your hand at something new with Vallum artisans (booking required) - how about craft beer and pie tasting; ice-cream making; cheese making; or cooking experiences. For children there’s an outdoor play paddock and wildlife walks with other seasonal events.
Further afield the A69 provides excellent access into Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west, with regular train services from Corbridge and Hexham.
Hallington Mill is located deep in Roman Wall country, surrounded by footpaths and bridleways, big skies and wonderful views. Sitting close to Hadrian’s Wall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), St. Oswald’s Way and the Simonside Hills, the area has plenty to offer those seeking dramatic ridges and panoramic views.
For history buffs, this is a perfect base from which to explore 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, and discover latest artefacts, including the world famous Vindolanda writing tablets.
You can enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures in over 13,000 acres at nearby Wallington Hall with gentle woodland strolls to more extensive hikes, or take your bike and explore the Dragon Cycling Trail, a safe family-friendly route where you may be lucky enough to spot one of the resident red squirrels in the woods. For less active pursuits, head to the Clocktower Cafe for a coffee and cake stop, or take a tour of the main house for a fascinating insight into the rich history and artefacts of this 300 year old home.
Cragside House and Gardens offer a captivating day out for the family where you can discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Crammed full of gadgets developed by Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius, Lord Armstrong, Cragside is truly a wonder of its age. The adventure playground with its network of paths and tunnels will be a huge hit with children, and the gardens here are an absolute delight.
A half hour drive will take you to the Kielder Water and Forest Park, 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.
Golf enthusiasts are well catered for at nearby Matfen Hall which is just five minutes from the door, or take a short drive to the championship courses of Close House and Slaley Hall. Fishing can be arranged on the private Hallington Reservoir or on the North Tyne.
The stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast are an easy day trip, including the iconic Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland. 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.
Finally a trip to the city of Newcastle with its amazing Millennium revolving eye bridge and the fantastic glass Sage building for music. Admire the wonderful architecture of the north-east’s most eminent architect John Dobson or perhaps enjoy an evening of arts at the wonderful Theatre Royal.
Children and families
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Classes at your holiday home
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Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
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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
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
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
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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
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"Bed and bedding lovely and fresh. Toiletries good, owners very personable. A real pleasure. Lovely house - very good social spaces for a large group. Would recommend."Boag & friends
"We thought Hallington Mill was beautiful. The welcome was so warm and friendly, and the welcome hamper was amazing!!! The decor is gorgeous and despite it's size it retains a really cosy feel. The owners could not have been more accommodating, it's the perfect house for a family gathering!"Little family
"We would simply like to say that we had a great stay at this beautiful property and it was a perfect base for us all, for our son's wedding, nearby. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and had provided everything to make our stay comfortable."Moxom family
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £15 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The dining room includes the original water wheel and mill cogs which are an outstanding feature and serve as a reminder of the property's rich history."Kirsty, Crabtree & Crabtree