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The Dovecot

Wooler, Northumberland

The Dovecot is a substantial four bedroom barn conversion with character and charm in abundance set amidst the spectacular countryside close to the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland’s National Park. 

The Dovecot

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Overview

The Dovecot is a substantial four bedroom barn conversion with character and charm in abundance set amidst the spectacular countryside close to the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland’s National Park. 

Four bedroom barn conversion close to Northumberland's National Park

Drawing on its heritage, the property has been sympathetically redeveloped to create an extremely comfortable holiday home which remains faithful to its rural setting.

The property is set within the grounds of the Turvelaws Farmhouse overlooking the tennis court and garden with views towards the Cheviot Hills. Sleeping up to 10 people it is an ideal space for family get togethers or spending special time with friends. The property is extremely well presented striking a perfect balance between old and new, comfortable and contemporary.

Wooden floors and beams complement the property’s period feel while modern touches are both stylish and practical. A cosy wood burning stove surrounded by an enormous sofa provides a convivial entertaining space, perfect for relaxed conversation along with the odd glass of wine!

Children particularly will enjoy the games room with TV, bean bags, books and games, and it’s highly likely that young and old alike will embark on some super-competitive ping pong matches on the table tennis table also located there.
The outdoor tennis court is available for guests’ use and a qualified tennis coach can be arranged if desired.

The Dovecot has a pretty garden with outside dining area and barbecue. To the front of the property is a courtyard area with seating which is shared with guests from The Smithy opposite.

The property is fully fitted with state-of-the-art eco-friendly technology including an air source heat system with underfloor heating and Thermafleece insulation, ensuring that guests are kept warm even on the chilliest of days.

Property details

Ground floor

Large open plan living/dining room with large sofa seating 8, wood burner, TV with DVD player and CD player.

Spacious fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and doors to patio and private garden. Dining table seats eight comfortably.

Large games room with table tennis table, books, games, bean bags, TV and DVD player. A sofa bed is available for children, please enquire.

Cloakroom with WC.

Utility area with washing machine and dryer and doors to outdoor covered storage - ideal for storage of outdoor kit and bikes.

Bedroom one with 5' king size bed.

En-suite shower room with large walk in shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twin beds.

En-suite shower room with large walk in shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twin beds.

En-suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin.

First floor

Bedroom four with 4'6" double bed.

En-suite shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin.

Outside

Large, private, fully enclosed garden for the safety of children and dogs. A charcoal barbecue is available for guest use - charcoal is not provided.

To the front of the property is a courtyard area with seating which is shared with guests from The Smithy opposite.

The owners are happy for you to use their tennis court on request. Racquets are not provided. A LTA Licensed CCA Tennis Coach is available for private booking.

Parking

There is ample parking available.

Babies & Children

A travel cot, highchair and stair gate are available on request.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at an additional cost of £25 per dog. Dogs must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is provided. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

Air source underfloor heating is available throughout the property.

Guest privacy

The property sits close to a working farm and is set within a courtyard alongside The Smithy in the grounds of the main Farmhouse. The owners live nearby and are extremely happy to help guests with any questions or information regarding local amenities and activities.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this property can be booked alongside The Smithy, sleeping 2. The properties are located next to each other.

Additional Information

For several weeks through the summer months, small bats may roost in the roof rafters above the Dovecot and you may see them flying around the barn area.  They are clean and harmless animals and they are not seen to pose any health risk.  It is important to note that they are a protected species and their roosting areas are protected by law.  Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Location

The property is set close to a working farm and is just half-a-mile from the attractive market town of Wooler which has two excellent butchers, a very good delicatessen, several pubs and cafes and the highly rated Milan Restaurant. It also has a good range of independent shops, including the super ‘Breeze’ art gallery which also serves coffee and light lunch.

The Good Life Shop is also a wonderful deli selling cheeses, cured meats and health foods while more extensive shopping is available in the historic towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick and Kelso which are all within an easy half-hour drive.

Activities

Children and families

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.

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Local food and drink

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.

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

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.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

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.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We had a very enjoyable week at The Dovecot. The house was very nice and roomy for a big family."

Button family

"We had a great holiday. The Dovecot was lovely. The service from Crabtree & Crabtree was very good. I suspect we will become regular customers!"

Stephens family

"Just wanted to let the Crabtree & Crabtree team know how much we enjoyed The Dovecot in Wooler. A beautiful cared for property & enjoyed by all members of our party with the added extra of a lovely welcome pack! We shall definitely use Crabtree & Crabtree in the future & recommend you to family & friends."

Kessell family

"Everything was lovely- the owners were very friendly and helpful which made us feel relaxed. V comfy beds and great layout. LOVED the tennis courts and the ability to walk out from cottage into town."

Oliver family

"The Dovecot is fantastic and weather was fantastic - just all round fantastic."

Springhall family

"The Dovecot was superb and could not fault it. 

The location just a short walk along the riverside to Wooler as ideal for us.
The main reason for booking was for my wife’s 60th birthday as well as the new year celebration. During the week we had several friends and family of all ages staying at different times and all were full of praise for the Dovecot.
The dogs we had visiting with us also had a great time.
Even the gentleman from the gatehouse supplied us with a cutting of a bush I admired in his front garden which was brilliant.

Many thanks, which for us was an unforgettable week"

Small Family & Friends
Location Rural - less than a mile from Wooler.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £25 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The cosy wood burning stove surrounded by the enormous sofa provides a convivial entertaining space, perfect for relaxed conversation along with the odd glass of wine! The little things we love...
"The cosy wood burning stove surrounded by the enormous sofa provides a convivial entertaining space, perfect for relaxed conversation along with the odd glass of wine!"
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree