Dunsdale House Holiday Cottage,
Northumberland - Wooler

Holiday Cottage Details

Name: Dunsdale House
Code: 344
Pets: Y
Region: National Park
Location: Northumberland - Wooler
Sleeps: 8
Wifi: Y
Price Band: T
Cottage Availability: All Year/Short Breaks
Our Own Grading: star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

Holiday Cottage Description

This superbly renovated farmhouse nestles on the slopes of Cheviot and is surrounded by the most beautiful, totally unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The peace and tranquillity of the College Valley is unsurpassed. Visitors can walk out in every direction and spend a day in the hills with the knowledge that every comfort awaits their return, as the cottage is very well appointed and equipped. This is truly an idyllic hideaway, accessed by a private single track road, the nearest habitation being some distance away. The College Valley is an exceptional place, a magical hidden gem in today’s world, once seen never forgotten; twelve cars are granted permits to use the private road system each day so traffic is unlikely to be a problem. The cottages are literally sitting on the foot of the Cheviot Massif in the National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. At night the only light is from the stars and moon. Northumberland National Park Authority, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society were awarded the title of Northumberland Dark Sky Park in December 2013, making Northumberland, Europe's largest Dark Sky Park. There are wild goats, deer, peregrine, buzzards, ravens, kestrels and many others. If you are quiet you may be lucky enough to see one of the most charming residents, the red squirrel. This is a perfect spot for all the countryside has to offer; walking, fishing, golfing, riding, cycling, bird-watching, historic houses, gardens, churches and castles or for driving the short distance to the coast where there are beautiful beaches, Holy Island and trips to the Farne Islands. Wooler is 11 miles, the village is friendly and offers a wide range of shops selling locally produced meat, bread and vegetables. There are several good pubs and restaurants in the area, nearest bar/restaurant 8 miles.

Layout and Services

Ground floor - Spacious sitting room with open fire. Dining room. Well equipped farmhouse style kitchen, tiled floor. Large utility room. Bedroom with super king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, over bath shower and WC. Twin bedded room with en-suite bathroom, over bath shower and WC. Separate WC. First floor - Two twin bedded rooms. Bathroom with WC. All bedrooms have wonderful views and are tastefully furnished to the highest standard with great attention to detail.

Services - Electricity and full oil CH included. Open fire - logs provided. Colour TV (No TV reception). DVD. Video. CD radio/mp3 dock. Limited Wi-Fi available. Dual fuel cooking range. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Telephone. Travel cot. Highchair. Shaver point. Large enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue. Off road parking. Bar/restaurant 9 miles. Shops/PO/pubs/restaurants/TIC 12 miles. Duvets with linen and towels. Dogs welcome in kitchen - charged @ £15 per pet per week. 2 kennels with runs. No smoking in cottage please. *NB: Off peak reduction to price group R for 4 persons.

Special Features

  • Spectacular views in all directions.Fabulous base for walkers and mountain bikers. Ideal for a group or family booking. Click on the "Read More" button to go to our blog for lots of pictures and details. Reductions for 4 or fewer guests
  • Dark Sky viewing? Yes. Top rated location. Highest house in Northumberland, no light pollution and beautiful skies at night. Favourite memory: watching the cloud shadows pass over Dunsdale crags and then seeing the evening light change. .
  • Total peace and tranquility and amazing walks and scenery.

back to cottage search availability & prices
Cottage Features
bike storage availablecot availabledisabled / wheelchair accessenclosed gardenopen firefishingisolated / rural locationluxury cottagesnon-smoking cottagepets welcomewifismall party discount
good for walking