Sitting in the beautiful rolling farmland of the Till Valley on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, No. 9 is an ideal place to escape busy schedules and enjoy a tranquil break in a glorious setting.
On the edge of the Northumberland National Park
Light, bright and perfectly positioned, the cottage has been immaculately renovated throughout and is an idyllic spot for families or friends to rest, relax or take a leisurely break walking, cycling or exploring the great outdoors.
The pretty interior is tastefully presented using a restful mix of heritage colours and neutral furnishings in a contemporary cottage style. The charming sitting room enjoys lots of natural light and features a toasty log burner for evenings in or chilly days, while two double sofas provide a snug area to unwind with a good book.
There is a dining area for four guests and the kitchen comes well-equipped for holiday living. The cottage has two comfortable double bedrooms accented by pretty cushions and throws - one with zip and link beds which can be configured as a superking or twin as desired.
The cottage sits at the end of a row of fine sandstone cottages tucked away on the peaceful surroundings of Crookham Eastfield Farm, with a pretty lawned garden to the front of the property which is ideal for sunny al-fresco dining in the warmer months.
Inner hall leading to a cosy sitting room with two sofas set around a wood burning stove with logs supplied. Flat screen TV with integrated DVD player and a small selection of DVDs and games. There is a dining area with table and chairs for six guests.
The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker and hob, fridge, small dishwasher and microwave. There is a washing machine in a separate utility room along with an iron and ironing board. A freezer for guests’ use is located in the outbuilding directly opposite the property.
Bedroom one with king size bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe and storage, and a charming window seat overlooking the garden.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be configured as a super king double or twin beds as required. Two bedside tables, small dressing table and large built-in wardrobe.
Bathroom with large shower only, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
There is a private lawned garden to the front of the property which is enclosed for the safety of children and dogs. Garden furniture is provided. This is accessed via a gravel path running down the side of the cottage and through a side gate. There is a right of access to the cottage next door from the garden, however this is very rarely used and should not impact on guest privacy. Please note that a working farm sits nearby and this access road is in use by farm vehicles. Children and dogs should be supervised in this area.
The rear of the property looks onto a log store and outbuildings which can be used for the storage of bikes and outdoor kit. A tumble dryer and freezer are provided in the outbuilding. The cottage sits at the end of a row of cottages but is not overlooked.
The property has two designated parking areas - one to the rear of the property and one designated space which sits directly opposite the front garden on the left side of the access road to the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Please note that a working farm sits nearby and the road running to the side of the cottage is regularly used by farm traffic. Small children and dogs should be supervised in this area.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept to the uncarpeted areas of the property and are not permitted on the soft furnishings.
Bed linen and towels are included. Hairdryers are provided in both bedrooms. Hand washes and soaps are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. The mobile signal can be occasionally intermittent but is generally good.
Gas central heating throughout. Wood burner in the sitting room with unlimited supply of logs provided.
The cottage sits just 3.5 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed which has an excellent village shop selling a super selection of fresh local produce, including picnic hampers and scrummy home baking. It is also home to the highly regarded Collingwood Arms which has a pub as well as a superb restaurant for lingering lunches or fine evening dining. Alternatively, pop your wellies on and take a fifteen minute stroll over the field and woodland margins to the popular Bluebell Inn for a relaxing drink after supper.
A more extensive range of shops, pubs and cafes can be found in the quaint market town of Coldstream (5 miles) where the shopping is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street, including a family butchers, fruit and veg shop, bakery and small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions. The Coldstream Gallery is a lovely spot to browse art, ceramics and jewellery by local designers; or pop into Calico Interiors for lifestyle gifts and accessories before coffee and cake at the charmingly named ‘Mad Hatter’ nearby.
A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (13 miles), or picturesque Kelso (14 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.
The cottage is located in the heart of North Northumberland and is exceptionally well placed for exploring the wider area. Seven miles in one direction will take you to the edge of the Northumberland National Park, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with over 400 square miles of stunning landscapes, criss-crossed by over 700 miles of walking, biking and riding trails which follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.
Hop into your walking boots and you can join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk from Wooler where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area, or follow sections of St. Cuthbert’s Way and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the route as it winds its way to the dune-fringed sands on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.
For families, the Breamish Valley is a popular area with pretty river picnic spots where children can paddle, followed by a walk to the lovely waterfall at Linhope Spout where you may even spot some wild Cheviot goats along the way. Alternatively, a warm welcome awaits you at Ford & Etal Estates (3 miles) which has a super range of family friendly activities with over twenty attractions to explore. Take a ride on Bunty on the very charming 15” gauge steam railway, follow the mouse trail around the Heatherslaw Corn mill or there is fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and a riding centre all nearby. For art lovers, a must-visit is the pre-Raphaelite murals at the Lady Waterford Hall, or explore the ruins of Etal Castle or the local heritage sites of nearby Flodden or Duddo Standing Stones, Northumberland’s equivalent of Stonehenge.
The stunning heritage coastline is just a short half-hour drive away 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. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just 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 here, including imposing Bamburgh perched on its rocky outcrop above Bamburgh Beach; Alnwick, star of the Harry Potter films; or Chillingham, said to be the most haunted castle in Britain and home to the only wild cattle in the world.
Fishing is available on the River Till about a ten minute drive and is one of the area's best kept secrets with an impressive sea trout run each spring said to be the best in the country. Trout permits are available for as little as £5 per day and rods, reels and waders can be hired locally.
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
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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
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
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
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
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
Classes at your holiday home
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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
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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
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Beauty and spa treatments
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"We all very much enjoyed our stay so much so we have already recommended it to my mum and dad for a break for them! It was beautifully decorated and it was lovely surroundings. The beds were lovely and comfortable, the log burner was a big hit! The back garden was beautiful and our dog loved that! Great location, not too far to outer towns and easy to find. We would definitely return in the future! Feel lovely and relaxed now."Wallace family
"A very pleasant, well appointed and well presented property. I was delighted to find that there was wifi and that is a big bonus and attraction when away from home/office and in such a rural and remote location!"Newton Jones family
"I just wanted to thank you and the staff at Crabtree & Crabtree for yet another wonderful holiday. No 9 was perfect, a real home from home. The cottage is so comfortable and cosy, and the owner's choice of fabrics and furniture is as perfect there as it is at Barley Hill and The Smithy. It was wonderfully peaceful as well - the perfect place to get away from it all. It was great to be able to cycle and walk from the cottage, and we also really appreciated the outhouse storage for our bikes. We managed to dodge the showers towards the end of the week and loved the big skies and ever-changing light that are so special in Northumberland. The communication from Crabtree & Crabtree is always excellent. I am constantly recommending your website to family and friends!"Siljehag family
"We had a great week. Thought No 9 was lovely and probably the best cottage we have rented from Crabtree & Crabtree yet. Both in terms of location and facilities/comfort. We will be back in the future!"Davies family
"We had a lovely experience in Northumberland and thought that the cottage was beautifully furnished, the big basket of logs plus the hamper and milk were an excellent touch. A perfect cottage and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to any of our friends and family."Andrews family
"Thank you we had a lovely holiday. The cottage was as described and perfect for our needs. We might well use the property again."Ms Addicott
"The accommodation was as described and to an excellent standard with everything anyone could require on a self catering holiday. Everywhere beautifully clean and tidy on arrival with welcome pack of food on the table. The meals we purchased from the owner were delicious and were presented on the days arranged."Mr Richardson
"No. 9 is ideally located for the stunning coast, Cheviot hills and the Borders. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished, the kitchen equipped with everything needed for a holiday let including space for guests'" larder" stores (that's surprisingly rare). It was very peaceful place."Ms Grant
"We had a lovely holiday thanks and enjoyed staying at No. 9. It had everything we needed and we loved the delicious cake and flapjack left in the welcome pack. All v nice and clean and we would definitely recommend it."Ms Nelham
"We had a fab time at No.9, and I must thank Angie for sorting it all out for us at the very last minute. We rang your office in a bit of a panic, needing a cottage in the near vicinity for a long weekend with 3 dogs! Angie found us No.9. It exceeded our expectations. When we woke in the morning it was a very nice surprise. Please pass our thanks to Angie. The cottage was very well equipped, warm and very comfortable, and a brilliant pub 'The Bluebell' just down the road that did amazing food and had no problem accommodating our dogs. Will be back in touch with you when we come up again for our next holiday up there."Ms Kerr
"We had a very comfortable stay at No 9. It was well equipped, the bed was just right and the wood burner great, so no complaints."Mr Colthup
"The cottage was perfect, thank you."Ms Andrew
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 3pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Cosy but comfy, light and bright. I love the Victorian feel to this little hideaway."Corinne, owner of No. 9