Nestled into rolling farmland, this 1 bedroom former smithy is the ultimate luxury rural retreat, exuding rustic charm with original features close to the village of Cornhill-on-Tweed. Cosy and romantic. Ideal for exploring coast & country.
With exposed beams and the original smithy fireplace sitting alongside pretty fabrics, wooden floors, a fabulous handmade kitchen and warm Farrow & Ball paint colours, the cottage is an idyllic setting for couples or friends to enjoy a relaxed, cosy break. With flexible accommodation – the zip and link beds can be configured as a superking bed or two twin beds as desired, and a sofa bed in the sitting room provides additional accommodation for friends to stay. Outside the garden at the front of the house has an open view across fields to the Cheviot Hills beyond.
Activities & Attractions
There can be no better way of enjoying Northumberland's beautiful scenery than from the back of a horse. The stables at Kimmerston just down the road offer riding in the Cheviot Hills as well as rides on the spectacular sandy beaches of nearby Holy Island. The paddock behind the cottage is available to guests wishing to bring their own horses and stabling can usually be arranged with sufficient notice.
History enthusiasts of all ages will be enthralled by the area's rich past, giving rise to a myriad of impressive castles and grand stately homes. Take a visit to Bamburgh perched on its rocky outcrop, Alnwick, star of the Harry Potter films, and Chillingham, said to be the most haunted castle in Britain.
Some of the cleanest and emptiest beaches can be found on Northumberland's spectacular Heritage Coastline. The beautiful beach at Bamburgh is ideal for walking or kite-surfing, or from nearby Seahouses take a tour to the Farne Islands to see the resident colonies of grey seals and an impressive array of bird-life including Puffins.
The delightful miniature steam railway at Ford & Etal will delight young and old alike, with its quaint nearby attractions offering an ideal spot to while away an hour or two. Fishing is available on the River Till about a ten minute drive away 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.
The accommodation is all on one level and comprises:
Kitchen with dining area incorporating fabulous, handmade, fully-equipped kitchen with 5 ring electric hob and double oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and dishwasher. The dining area has seating for four guests.
Sitting room with exposed beams and the original smithy open fire (logs are provided), sofa and double sofa bed. A long side table provides the option for more formal dining and seats 6+ guests. There is plenty of indoor entertainment provided including HD television with Freeview, DVD player, i-dock and a selection of books and board games.
Bedroom with 6' double bed or two 3' twin beds, dressing table and built-in wardrobe.
Shower room with rainforest power shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Garden and grounds
To the front of the property is a private gravelled garden area with picnic table; this leads on to a lawn stretching round to the side of the property. The front aspect of the property looks out over fields and offers guests privacy. The rear of the house looks out onto the driveway (the access to the property) and further afield towards the farm itself. Please note that the windows of the living areas of The Smithy all face away from the farm.
There is private parking to the rear of the house.
Catering and housekeeping
The Smithy can be let on a self-catering basis, or part or fully catered options can be arranged including a homemade meals delivery service. Daily housekeeping is also available. Please contact us for further details.
Facilities for babies
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome at The Smithy. We would ask that owners adhere to the guidelines in the pre-arrival information with regard to dogs.
|The Smithy||£420 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.