Milfield Hill Cottage
For those seeking a quintessential country cottage surrounded by lush woodland and birdsong, Milfield Hill is a real home-from-home which is perfect for couples.
Quintessential country cottage
Here guests can relax in peaceful surroundings, gently roam over 40 acres of private land and enjoy spectacular views, yet close to all the attractions of the fantastic Northumberland coast or the rolling hills and valleys of the Border country. Sitting in an elevated position just a quarter of a mile from Milfield and a cosy village pub, this two bedroom cottage will suit walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and sightseers looking to explore the wider area. Pristine throughout, the cottage is presented in a traditional cottage style with two pretty bedrooms overlooking the garden to the Milfield Plain beyond.
The sitting room with dining space has a deep, roomy sofa and an open log fire where you can while-away an afternoon with a good book, leading to a compact but very well equipped kitchen for holiday stays. A partially glazed door allows sunlight to flood in and extends into a large open garden with seating for those bright sunny days.
Sitting room with a large comfortable sofa with armchair provide plenty of seating space for rest and relaxation. Open fire with logs supplied. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. Dining space with seating for four.
Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, small dishwasher. Pantry cupboard with fridge/freezer, Miele washing machine, tumble dryer.
Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, chest of drawers, side tables and hanging space. Overlooking the rear garden.
Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, wardrobe with hanging space, side table, vanity unit with basin. Overlooking the rear garden.
Family bathroom with large walk-in shower with high quality thermostatically controlled Hansgrohe shower and separate handheld shower head. Underfloor heating, basin, WC.
There is a large lawned garden to the rear of the cottage and open space to the front. Please note that the garden areas are not enclosed. The area is surrounded by woodland.
Storage for outdoor kit such as bikes, fishing gear and golf clubs can be made available.
There is parking for two cars in front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are permitted by prior arrangement. We ask that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms.
Bed linens, bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
Oil fired central heating throughout the property with an open fire in the sitting room with logs supplied. Underfloor heating is available in the bathroom.
The cottage is detached and is not overlooked. The owner’s property sits approximately 50 yards up the private drive from the cottage and while they are very willing to help guests with any part of their stay, they are equally respectful of guest privacy.
The cottage is just a quarter of a mile from the village of Milfield which has a post office, a country store, a cafe, as well as the Red Lion Inn for a wholesome meal and good well-kept beer after a busy day out-and-about.
A little further afield, 5.5 miles will take you to 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 renowned Milan Restaurant. Cornhill on Tweed is eight miles away and offers an excellent village shop selling pies and delicious local goodies, while the Collingwood Arms restaurant has a super reputation for serving seasonal dishes prepared using the wealth of local produce on offer.
Sitting in the foothills of the Cheviots on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the cottage is ideally placed for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. The outstanding countryside around the property offers gentle walks in scenic surroundings, and the wider area enjoys a vast number of designated walking routes, including more challenging hikes amidst the dramatic scenery of the National Park. St. Cuthbert’s Way passes through Wooler, the 62 mile walk from Melrose Abbey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, or enjoy walks to Linhope Spout and Routing Linn with their fantastic waterfall picnic spots and super wildlife spotting opportunities.
For cycling and mountain biking, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks including trails for family-friendly recreation, with bike hire available locally. For more challenging terrain, you can join long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway, the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub, or excursions which take in historical sites such as the Flodden Trail or St. Cuthbert’s Cave.
Horse riding is available locally at nearby Kimmerston, and fishing is available on the River Till or Wooler Water. Both have good runs of sea-trout and salmon throughout the season as well as good numbers of grayling and brown trout. For golf enthusiasts, Wooler has its own 9 hole course with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside whilst Goswick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnmouth are all within easy driving distance. For something a little different, gliding can be arranged through the Borders Gliding Club at Milfield where you can soar effortlessly on a rising thermal amidst the spectacular scenery of the National Park.
For families, the Breamish Valley is a popular area with pretty river picnic spots where children can paddle and embark on a minnow hunt, and you can be assured a warm welcome at Ford & Etal Estates (3.5 miles) which has a super range of child friendly activities with over 20 attractions to explore, including a 15” gauge steam railway, fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and riding centre. Alternatively why not head to Alnwick Castle (22 miles), film location for Harry Potter and enjoy a spot of broomstick training!
The stunning heritage coast is just a half-hour drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops waiting to be explored. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.
History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape - Bamburgh, Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Warkworth and Chillingham all sit nearby. Wooler is at the heart of one of the richest archaeological landscapes in North-west Europe. Spectacular Iron Age hillforts and settlements rim the Cheviots, while the enigmatic prehistoric cup & ring markings abound across the outcropping rock surfaces. You can follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert, or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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.Find Out More
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
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
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
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
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.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
"A wonderful relaxing holiday at Milfield Hill, the cottage was beautifully furnished, the gardens and woodland exceptional , host so friendly and helpful. Hope to be able to revisit this haven of peace and tranquility he has created someday."Mrs Mullin
"We had a fantastic week up in Northumbria, our cottage was absolutely lovely, it really was home from home. And we certainly plan on a return visit."Mrs Chapman
"We stayed at this property in August this year. Lovely quiet location just as described. Owner was away initially but upon return we were given free range eggs that were delicious. Ideal place to explore Northumbria and very close to Scottish Borders. All in all a lovely place to stay with a stunning outlook. We would certainly consider returning or booking other properties in your portfolio."Mr & Mrs Jarman
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £10 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Sitting out in the pretty woodland garden, listening to the sounds of birdsong."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree