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From pet friendly to heavenly retreats Northumbria Byways has it all.
Magnificent castles, long sandy beaches and pretty Northumbrian towns and villages, these are just a few places to visit on your stay
We have a wide range of carefully selected pet friendly cottages throughout Northumbria and The Borders
This stone built former schoolteacher’s house has been lovingly and tastefully renovated. The superb views across the garden to Cheviot can be enjoyed whilst relaxing on the comfortable sofa and chairs around the fire in the delightful sitting room. Outside there is a walled and fenced garden and two buildings, one with a deep freeze and ample storage for bicycles should you wish to take advantage of the quiet private roads, the other houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. Dogs are allowed downstairs in the house only. The cottage has a garage and amble car parking space.
The College Valley is a special place, a gentle hidden gem in today’s busy world, once seen never forgotten; ten cars are able to buy permits to use the private road system each day so traffic is unlikely to be a problem. The cottages sit 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, red grouse, ring ouzel, 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. Wooler is host to the Glendale Show, held on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of August. This agricultural show is popular with both locals and holidaymakers; it celebrates many aspects of rural and farming life, and provides a fun day out for all ages.
College Valley is a private estate, there are four letting houses, an independent hostel and a Community Hall with a marquee site that is licensed for weddings and other functions. It is possible to book the whole Valley for events. The Heritage coast is just 20 miles. Grouse shooting and stalking by arrangement. If you would like to bring your horse with you, it can be arranged or take a ride from nearby Kimmerston Riding Centre across the sands to Holy Island. Bike Hire available nearby. Although there is no television reception within the College Valley, DVD’s can be watched on the televisions provided in the cottages. All the properties let all year and are available to start your holiday on any day of the week, the only specification being a minimum letting of three nights. Due to the remoteness of some of the houses it is occasionally impossible to get safe access in deep snow, in this case a refund will be given or an alternative date offered.
Can be booked with codes 344 Dunsdale House, 396 Hethpool Mill & 489 The School House.
BOOKINGS CAN START ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK AND LEAVE ANY DAY WITH A MINIMUM LET OF 3 NIGHTS.
Ground floor - Sitting room with open fire, TV (No TV reception), DVD, CD radio and iPod dock.
Large kitchen with solid wood fittings, farmhouse table, dual fuel gas range, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom with roll top Victorian bath and WC.
First floor - Bedroom 1 - Double bed.
Bedroom 2 - Twin beds.
All loose covers, linen and towels are cotton and synthetic duvets and pillows are available on request.
Electricity and oil central heating. Open fire - Fuel provided. Telephone. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and barbecue (fence and gated stream runs through the garden, safe for children). Storage for bikes. Off road parking and garage. Bar/restaurant 10 miles. Shops/PO/pubs/restaurant/TIC 12 miles. Duvets with linen and towels. Dogs welcome downstairs @ £15 per pet per week.
Once you have selected your month and year and how many nights you wish to stay please select your desired start date for your holiday by clicking Book Now - The property changeover/start day is a Saturday
Note: ** Deposit is one third of total rent. A booking fee including VAT is chargeable at £ 25.00 per booking. Short breaks are a minimum of 3 nights charged at two thirds of the weekly price. 4th night charged at 15% of the weekly price. For breaks of 5 or 6 nights please contact us for pricing. Short breaks can only be booked with the owners consent and cannot usually be booked far in advance. **
Third time staying in the College Valley. First time at Coldburn Cottage. Lovely place, warm and comfortable plus beautiful views! So much wildlife to see; Chillingham Cattle, Sea birds at Farne Islands, plus we have seen loads of Hares (lookout at hill opposite driveway around sundown!
The second time in the College Valley but first at this cottage. Once again, a wonderful retreat. Many thanks for the calm; perfect rest.
Another lovely stay here. Thank you! A Barn Owl has visited the garden most early evenings, between 7 and 8.
Bereft to be leaving. Heartbroken. We have loved our time here - our second, but first in Summer. Barn Owl, Curlew, bats, stunning scenery, peace.
Third visit to the cottage starting in 2005. This place draws you back with its unique mixture of peace, beauty and nature and this year, extraordinary hot, dry weather!!
Had a lovely time here. Very cosy and sweet! Made some good friends with the sheep and bunnies.
Hope to be back.