A two bedroom period cottage on a family run working farm, Gamekeeper’s Cottage and the superb Mindrum Estate on which it sits, offer the perfect spot for families and lovers of the great outdoors to get away from it all.
This comfortable property is presented in a traditional style with a pretty rear garden providing the perfect spot for al fresco dining during the summer months. The principal accommodation and the garden have views across fields of horses (some of the friendliest we have met!) to the hills beyond.
The stunning Mindrum estate sits in an enviable position on the northern edge of the Cheviot Hills, the rolling blanket of hillsides that slope and swell amidst the 400 square miles of Northumberland’s National Park. The estate encompasses a diverse range of landscapes including a meandering river valley, ancient wetlands, a celebrated quintessentially English country garden and dramatic rolling hills with magnificent views across the National Park. Guests are encouraged to explore the wider estate and for many, it is having Mindrum’s wonderful and diverse landscapes on the doorstep that will make Gamekeeper’s Cottage stand out.
From the cottage, stiles provide direct access across fields to the Bowmont Water, a pretty river perfect for picnics, paddling and learning to fish. Or enjoy a bracing walk to the upland reaches of the estate where you will be rewarded with magnificent views across rolling Northumbrian countryside towards the heather-clad Cheviot Hills.
Wildlife lovers and photographers will be enthralled by the variety of birdlife that can be seen on the recently re-established ancient Mosses (wetlands) including skylarks, shelducks, plovers, and a wide range of songbirds, waders and waterfowl depending on the season. A range of river life such as kingfishers, dippers and otters can be seen on the Bowmont and the estate is also home to roe deer, hares, and red squirrels. During the spring, young guests in particular will enjoy seeing the new born lambs and calves in the fields around the farm.GROUND FLOOR
Sitting room with wood burning stove with logs supplied, TV with Freeview and DVD, books, games and radio. Dining table (seats 4). A stable door leads to an outside seating area.
Compact, well-equipped kitchen with electric double oven and four ring hob, fridge with freezer compartment, three quarter size dishwasher and microwave. A deep freeze, washing machine and tumble dryer are available in a secure outbuilding opposite the cottage.
Hall / boot room, ideal for outdoor kit.
Bedroom one with 5’ double bed.
Bedroom two with two 3’ twin beds.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WCOUTSIDE
There is a garden in front of the cottage with outside furniture and a barbecue. A former potting shed adjacent to the parking area provides a warm place to sit on a sunny winter’s day. There is ample storage for bicycles, rods, golf clubs and other outdoor kit in a secure building opposite the cottage which also houses the deep freeze. Guests are welcome to explore the wider estate which includes access to the Bowmont Water for fishing and picnic, superb walking, cycling and riding around pasture and woodland and bird watching on the moss.PARKING
There is a gravelled parking area to the rear for at least two cars.CHILDREN & BABIES
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.DOGS & OTHER PETS
Up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome at Gamekeeper’s Cottage (depending upon the breed). Owners are requested to keep their dogs out of the carpeted areas. There may be some restrictions on walking dogs at certain times of the year on small areas of the estate to avoid disturbing nesting birds and during the shooting season. Dogs should be kept on a lead when walking through the farm.
Grazing and two loose boxes are available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. There is a charge of £25 per night, for use of the stables and £5 per day for grazing. The paddock is next to the cottage and the stables are a couple of minute’s walk from the cottage. Guests are asked to supply their own feed and hay but bedding, water and feed buckets can be provided. Full livery is available.GUEST AMENITIES
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen with hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. Each bedroom has a chest of drawers and hanging space is provided by door hooks with hangers. Bath and hand towels and guest soaps are provided. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom.WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is provided at Gamekeeper's Cottage. There is limited mobile coverage on most networks. Coverage improves outside the cottage. A landline telephone is provided for reasonable use by guests.HEATING
Central heating system throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with an unlimited supply of logs.GUEST PRIVACY
Whilst Gamekeeper’s Cottage is a semi-detached property, the adjacent property is a second home which is rarely used. The property sits in a hamlet of farm cottages but the accommodation and garden is arranged so it faces away from the other properties and overlooks open fields of horses. Whilst Mindrum is a working farm, the cottage sits away from the commercial part of the farm and in the immediate vicinity of the cottage are other cottages and grazing fields. The owners live on the estate and are on hand to help guests get the best from their stay.
|Gamekeeper's Cottage||£395 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.