For those looking for dramatic unspoilt scenery and fresh country air, why not gather up your dog, walking boots and bike and head to the tiny hamlet of Kilham on the northern edge of the Northumberland National Park.
Peace, quiet and fresh country air.
Surrounded by mile-upon-mile of meandering valleys and heathery high peaks, the area has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts, or those who simply want to throw another log on the wood burner and settle down with a good book.
Dating right back to the 13th Century, Kilham stands on the south bank of the Bowmont Water, and the cottage and the adjacent smithy form part of the rich fabric of its hill-farming history.
The cottage enjoys a large enclosed lawned garden to the front and rear, and for those who like to start the day with a burst of activity, the Kilham Hill walking trail sits right on the doorstep where a bracing 3.5 mile loop leads to breathtaking views over the National Park before heading back for a hearty breakfast.
Inside, the compact kitchen is equipped with all modern conveniences, including washing and drying facilities, while a super selection of cook books may entice you to rustle-up one or two new recipes!
There's a separate dining room with farmhouse style table and seating for four guests, and both rooms benefit from underfloor heating for a lovely warming touch.
The sitting room has a large wood burner and buttery leather sofas from Laura Ashley when some relaxation time beckons, and the leaded window detailing adds a pretty cottage feel. Technology includes a Freesat flat screen TV, an Emma Bridgewater DAB radio and a Sony bluetooth beatbox speaker.
The cottage benefits from two bright, sunny ground floor bedrooms - one with king size bed and one with twin beds, each presented in crisp linens and soft pastel shades.
£50 discount on all dates between now and 22nd March 2019.
Sitting room with wood burning stove (logs supplied), two double Laura Ashley sofas, Flatscreen TV with Freesat, DVD player, Sony bluetooth beatbox speaker with dock, selection of books, games and DVD’s. Emma Bridgewater DAB radio.
Kitchen with double electric oven, four ring electric hob, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dryer. Selection of cookbooks.
Small utility/drying cupboard with hanging rail, drying pulley and storage for boots and shoes.
Dining room with country style table and seating for four.
Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, side tables, wardrobe with drawer below, dressing table.
Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, side table, chest of drawers, chair.
Bathroom with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
The cottage has a front lawned garden and a large lawned rear garden which is enclosed by hedging and five bar fencing. Garden furniture is provided.
Parents with young children should note that there is a small pond in the garden and supervision will be required.
The adjacent old smithy building offers plenty of storage for bicycles and outdoor kit.
There is parking for two cars to the front of the cottage.
Babies & children
A highchair, travel cot and child gate can be made available on request. It is important to note that there is a small shallow pond in the garden therefore younger children will require careful supervision. Please contact us should you require further information.
One dog is permitted at a charge of £15. Dogs must be kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms. Further dogs will be considered on request.
The beds are made up with high quality 400 thread count bed linen. There is the option of feather or hypo-allergenic duvets on request. Pillows are hypo-allergenic. A hair dryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Towels and guest toiletries are provided.
Wi-Fi & mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available but guests should note that speeds will be slower due to the rural location of the property. There is no mobile reception within the immediate vicinity of the cottage. A landline is provided for emergency calls and reasonable use by guests.
Oil central heating throughout the property. Wood burner in the sitting room - logs supplied. Underfloor heating in the kitchen and dining room.
The cottage sits in a hamlet of cottages in a very peaceful location on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. Mature planting and a five bar fence provides screening from the neighbouring cottage.
The Red Lion in Milfield (4 miles) offers the best of any good pub, with fine real ales and home cooked food serving quality locally sourced ingredients. Eight miles will take you to 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 fabulous Milan Restaurant.
Cornhill-on-Tweed (5 miles) offers an outstanding village shop and is home to the Collingwood Arms, with a brasserie and restaurant serving a high quality menu of seasonal local produce.
Kelso (13 miles) offers the best of a Border market town, with a good range of independent shops, together with a Sainsbury's superstore. It is also home to the magnificent Floors Castle and garden centre, home of the Terrace Café, nominated as one of the top ten cafés in Scotland.
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
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
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
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
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
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.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
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
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
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.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
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
"We found the cottage thanks to your excellent directions and have had a most satisfactory stay. We found the cottage to be excellently provided for: we could not not have asked for more. The owners are clearly concerned that their guests have a pleasant and enjoyable stay in their property. They are a credit to the cottage letting business. Full marks to them and your company."Mr Vallance
- One dog is welcome at a charge of £15, Additional dogs may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Friday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Waking to the gentle sounds of nature in pretty cottage style bedrooms with lovely linen."Emma, owner of Kilham Cottage