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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
The College Valley runs north from the top of Cheviot, the renovated old mill is at Hethpool across the College Burn. This stone cottage provides exceptional accommodation in which to relax and enjoy the solitude and exhilarating sense of freedom found in the valley, which is a sanctuary for wildlife and home to a great variety of flora. Starting from next to the cottage the Harrow Bog is the largest semi natural ancient woodland in the Northumberland National Park. Walkers who seek unspoilt and natural landscape with spectacular scenery need look no further. There are four challenging circular Hillfort Trails in the College Valley - Hethas Hike, Ring Chesters Round, Four Forts Foray and the River and Ramparts Ramble and many other walks of varying difficulty or you can just wander down to the stream.
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 317 Coldburn Cottage, 344 Dunsdale House & 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 - Large beamed sitting room with log burning stove, TV (No TV reception), DVD, video, CD radio, MP3 dock and french windows out to stone patio.
Arch through to dining area with king-size sofabed.
Kitchen with breakfast room, dual fuel gas range, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Utility room, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom with over bath electric shower and WC.
First floor - Bedroom 1 - King-size bed.
Bedroom 2 - Twin beds.
Bathroom with hand held shower and WC.
*NB: The upstairs ceilings are low.
Electricity and electric central heating, gas for stove. Log burning stove - Logs provided. Telephone. Travel cot and highchair. Large enclosed garden with furniture. Off road parking for 4 cars. Bar/restaurant 8 miles. Shops/PO/pubs/restaurant/TIC 10 miles. Duvets with linen and towels. Dogs are allowed on the hard-floored areas in the house @ £15 per pet per week. Purpose built kennels with runs outside for up to six dogs.
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 Friday
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. **