Located in the hamlet of Humbleton near Wooler, on the border of the Northumberland National Park, Homildon is an extremely attractive traditional cottage dating back to the early 1800's. Nestled in a secluded hollow, it provides a sense of isolation while still being within easy reach of local amenities. A bridleway leads from the door into the National Park and the famous St Cuthbert’s Way.
The large rear garden offers a peaceful haven looking out onto historic Homildon Hill. The current owners use the property regularly as a retreat, and have updated the facilities to meet the expectations of today's holiday makers.
- There is a main door at the front of the building but the most common access point is from the gravelled driveway, through the back door into a utility room with hanging space and boot rack
- Fully fitted kitchen is the cosy heart of the house
- Good range of floor and wall units with ample work space and storage
- Electric oven and hob
- Fridge freezer
- 2nd fridge
- Toaster and kettle
- Good quality cookware and pans
- Quality selection of crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc
- Large farmhouse table and 8 chairs
- Hanging space and boot rack
- Washing machine
- Tumble drier
- Belfast sink
- Ample storage space
- Large farmhouse dining table and chairs in the kitchen
- Separate dining area with dining table and chairs in the conservatory
- Sitting room with vaulted ceiling
- Vintage wood burning stove
- Comfy sofas and chairs
- Coffee tables
- Large flat screen TV
- Blu-Ray dvd
- CDs, dvds
- Plenty of board games
- Local maps, walking guides, novels, local history and cook books
- Dining table and chairs
- Door to outside patio and gravelled area
Bedrooms & bathrooms
- Short staircase off the kitchen leads into a hallway to bedrooms
- Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Up a short staircase above the kitchen to beamed attic double bedroom
- View over the neighbouring fields.
- All bedrooms have ample hanging space, drawers and storage
- Family bathroom, bath with shower over, wash hand basin, wc and large heated towel rail
- Study/quiet room to relax and read
- Desk and computer sceen
- Large TV in lounge with blu-ray DVD player
- DAB & CD music system with USB/bluetooth
- CDs, dvds
- Wi-fi with 10–15Mbps broadband
- Multi-game table
- Selection of local maps, walking guides, novels, local history and cook books
- Indoor games
- The house lies out of sight at the end of a short dead-end track, only passing traffic is the occasional walker or farmer
- Off road parking in grounds for up to 4/5 cars depending on size
- Converted stable/games room to store any outdoor gear and cycles
- Multi-game table
- Mature garden mainly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders looking out onto historic Humbleton Hill
- Decked area with BBQ and quality table and furniture
- Small summerhouse gazebo
- Bridleway leads from the door into the National Park and the famous St Cuthbert’s Way
- Neighbouring wooded wetland and unfenced pond attract a wealth of birds and wildlife
What's Included at Homildon Cottage
- All bedding, bed linen, towels
- Oil – for central heating and hot water and the AGA
- Logs for the log burner
- Travel cot
- High chair
- Wi-fi with 10–15Mbps broadband
- DAB & CD music system with USB/bluetooth
- Welcome pack
- Generous dog welcome pack
- Dog bowls,
- Plastic dog beds (1 large, 1 small)
- Dog blanket and towel per dog
- A cot and high chair are available.
- Stair cases are too wide to accommodate a stair gate.
- The stable has been converted into a games room and leisure store
- The garden whilst enclosed is not entirely secure
- Parents should note that there is an unenclosed wildlife pond on the neighbour's land adjacent to the cottage.
Bringing Your Dog on Holiday to Homildon Cottage
Welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 2) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.
The owner provides:
- Generous dog welcome pack
- Dog bowls,
- Plastic dog beds (1 large, 1 small)
- Dog blanket and towel per dog
- Spare dog leads to borrow
A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-
- Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
- Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
- On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.
Special notes & conditions
Special notes and conditions
• Well behaved dogs and children are welcome at Homildon however, please note that the garden whilst for the most part is fenced with agricultural stock wiring, is not fully secure and there is an unfenced pond and wildlife area adjacent to the property (not part of Homildon's land).
• A discount of 20% will automatically be applied for those parties with 2 or fewer guests and 10% for parties with 3-4 guests.
• The adjacent fields often have livestock in them and you are asked to observe the Country Code in particular the guidance on dogs, children and livestock.
• Homildon uses a septic tank
• The property is fully non-smoking including the stable/games room.
• For further information on the property the owners website can be found here
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 8
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 3 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Private parking available
- 2 miles from a pub
- 2 miles from a shop
- No smoking
Homildon Cottage was amazing. It was so well equipped, very homely and spotlessly clean. There was a gorgeous welcome pack waiting for us which was a lovely touch. We had an amazing stay and hope to return. Thank you. - 22nd April 2019
This is our second time at Homildon Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place. The cottage is warm and comfortable and very well equipped . The position was perfect for ourselves and our 3 dogs. It feels like a much loved cottage and we appreciated all the extras , from the welcome pack to the teabags in the cupboard. Wifi worked find and we appreciated access to BBC IPlayer and other Apps on the TV which I think is new on last summer. What is particularly nice is that you can walk out the door onto the hills and miles of footpaths including St Cuthberts Way. Coast is nearby too and is wonderful- Holy Island and Bamburgh in particular. We took advantage of a Sainsbury delivery on arrival and it is possible -and not too arduous- to walk down to the shops in Wooler and back for top up groceries. We hope to return again. - 17th April 2019
Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. The cottage was spotless and beautifully presented with everything we could have needed (and more!). Also lots of space for the whole family, including two dogs. Was a perfect place to take our little girl for her first holiday. Thank you. - 5th September 2018
We had a fantastic time whilst staying at Homildon. The hosts were so thoughtful with little treats which we found on our arrival. The cottage is in a fantastic location close to a range of activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our walks/runs up Homildon Hill! Our boys made great use of the games room which in turn made our life very easy on an evening. My favourite was most definitely the Aga, I loved getting up on a morning and cooking on it! We definitely would love to stay again! - 30th August 2018
Great location, very comfortable cottage, It became a game to find something we needed that the cottage didn't have! - 27th August 2018
A brilliant location, right at the very edge of the National Park. Wooler is a 10-15 minute walk or 3 minute drive. Great location to use as a base to explore both the coast and inland sites; Hadrian's Wall, Rothbury etc The property has been very thoughtfully furnished, lots of guides, books and maps. Highly recommended - 15th August 2018
Homildon Cottage is in a beautiful location and is extremely well equipped. The cottage is quietly situated next to the gate leading onto the Cheviot hills where there are miles of footpaths to follow. The welcome packs for ourselves and our dogs were much appreciated. There is plenty to do in the area and the coast at Bamburgh is an easy drive. We hope to return ! - 25th July 2018
Homildon Cottage situated in a very peaceful location, no traffic noise just accompanied by birdsong and sheep bleating. The cottage was very well appointed and comfortable. Any problems that we encountered were swiftly resolved by Stay Northumbria and the owner. All this helped us enjoy our re-visit to Northumbria after a number of years. Hopefully it will not be so long before we come again. - 11th July 2018
We had 4 adults in our party and there was plenty of room for us all in this cottage. The beds were comfortable, the shower pressure good, kitchen the best equipped we've ever had (and we stay in a lot of selfcatering establishments). With the Aga the cottage would be so cosy in winter! It seemed a pity that we didn't need to use the enormous log burner either in the lounge - it all looked so welcoming. The cottage had good lay-out although there are steps up and down to most rooms which may present a problem for those less able. Plenty of brochures and information both on the cottage and the surrounding area. The conservatory was the best place to eat - the visiting rabbits and family of moorhens were great to watch in the lovely pretty garden. Easy access road and safe off-road parking. Easy to get onto the St.Cuthberts way for a late evening walk. Wooler close-by with good eating out - can recommend No1 Hotel and Wine Bar for a tapas meal plus Breeze for a lunch - both very friendly and food good. Just had an issue with the kitchen sink not draining - but this was quickly sorted. The keysafe also failed to lock when we were ready to leave but when we phoned rental company they were very friendly and told us where we should leave the key so we could start our journey home. All in all a good week and we would love to return soon. - 21st June 2018
A very beautiful spot right next to Humbleton Hill with the most amazing garden views. Clea, comfortable and well equipped accommodation perfect for families and just a short walk down to Wooler with its shops and very wonderful dairy ice cream cafe! Thoroughly recommended! Great location for exploring the National Park and the coastline and a peaceful, relaxing break! - 14th June 2018
Second visit to this great cottage. Very well equipped and in a perfect location for walking right from the door. - 16th March 2018
Wow! What a cottage! Blissful comfort, a kitchen with Aga to die for and every detail perfect. Breath taking walking in the Cheviots from the garden gate and the stunning coastline just a short drive away. Thank you for a memorable holiday. - 5th December 2017
Homildon is a very comfortable and well-equipped cottage, situated in a beautiful location with a lovely big garden. Lots to do in the area - rich in history - with great walks and the coast only 30 mins away. Every room is really well furnished and the communal areas are v cosy Stayed with 3 children, 4 adults and a dog - highly recommended ! - 25th October 2017
Homildon lived up to all our expectations for a happy stay. This beautiful cottage felt like a truly comfortable Northumberland Tardis, each living space furnished and dressed beautifully. Your welcome pack was lovely, and we particularly enjoyed a glass of the Prosecco you left for us, by the warmth of the woodburning stove! The peace and tranquility of Homildon's location did not disappoint, and a highlight of our stay was stargazing on a clear night with no light pollution at all. Simply magical. Along with Finlay our wee Westie, we managed many walks from the door and had great views and fun along the way. We have stayed in many cottages previously in Northumberland, the Lakes and North Yorkshire and can honestly say that Homildon is probably the loveliest and most comfortable we have stayed in. Lynda and family, Stirling - 24th October 2017
We enjoyed a fantastic stay at Homildon Cottage. The location is great being right on the edge of the Cheviot Hills with walking and biking routes extending in several directions. Wooler is 5 minutes drive away with a supermarket, shops and good places to eat. The cottage is beautifully presented, fantastically well equipped and very comfortable. Having a decent Boot Room / Utility was really useful. The Kitchen Dining Room complete with Aga is a great space. The cottage was really nicely presented, very clean and the welcome pack on arrival was a very nice touch. There is a really nice garden with an outdoor seating area and lots of bird life. Overall this really is a superb holiday cottage and we really enjoyed our stay there and hope to return soon. - 19th October 2017
Excellent cottage in lovely area. We arrived to an aga warmed cosy kitchen with a welcome pack of lots of local produce,much appreciated. We left with lots of wonderful memories of this cottage and this area of northumberland. - 4th October 2017
I stayed at Homildon Cottage in September and it had everything we needed and more. The location is perfect especially when taking dogs as the footpath is 2 mins walk from the cottage. Upon arrival the cottage was extremely clean and the basic essentials bread, milk, wine, butter etc. were waiting in the fridge. I hope to return! - 21st September 2017
Really super holiday property - much more spacious than imagined from the photographs and has a lovely luxurious feel without you being afraid to touch anything. The location is beautiful with amazing views from every window. All the expected facilities were of good quality, furniture , bedding, towels and fantastically equipped kitchen but there were so many extras - interesting books, music, maps and guides, huge range of games. Good WIFI, TV and sound system particularly appreciated by my late teen/early 20's children. Wooler was a good base for our first trip to Northumberland - all beaches/ towns were easily accessible and the national park is at the end of the garden - there are ample places to eat out including traditional pubs, good Italian and even Tapas. 100% recommend and hope to go back. - 31st August 2017
Excellent position, peaceful, quiet, beautiful scenery. Ideal base for surrounding areas. Well equipped cottage, spacious, comfy. Excellent customer service. A lovely place - 18th August 2017
This house has an excellent and isolated location. It is very well equippped. The garden is lovely and offers immediate access to the hills. - 27th July 2017
We had a lovely week in homildon cottage. The weather was fantastic and we loved how the cottage stayed cool even in a heatwave. The garden was fab for the kids and the cottage was situated an easy distance from many local attractions. We loved being slightly more secluded but within walking distance of the village. Everything was provided that we could possibly need - thankyou for a great week - 5th July 2017
Our 2nd time to this cottage... another lovely stay, want for nothing, dogs even provided for with bowls and beds. Same the weather wasn't great all week as garden is lovely to sit in and some great walks close by! Will return for sure. - 14th June 2017
An absolutely fabulous weeks stay in Homildon Cottage perfectly positioned for all the walks we wanted to do , the cottage was clean and very comfortable with a very fully equipped kitchen with a large family sized table and an Aga which my Wife loved , having never used one before cooked all the meals with it , The cottage also had plenty of local maps for walks in the area and lots of information on the local area itself , the garden is a complete joy , very peaceful and full of a variety of birds that came to the feeders every day while we were having coffee in the sun room before we set off on our long walks into the Cheviots , the weather was very kind to us and to be honest we did not want to leave EVER . It's the best place we have stayed in Northumberland so far and we have been coming to the area for the past 5 years or so and i'm sure we will be booking again in the future . - 7th June 2017
We entered through the Utility Room, to discover our dog's every comfort met, through the conservatory, into the lounge wowing all the way - however opening the door into the kitchen took us into a different dimension - a real family room with everything one could possibly imagine - the immediate response was "we'll stay forever". The rest of the house and gardens did nothing to dispel our first reaction - lovely beds, linen and towels. The position, sitting below Homildon Hill, is impressive, as is the whole area. When are 2018 bookings opening - can't wait!. - 14th May 2017
Lovely cottage ,in wonderful location(walks straight from door)but close to town amenities if needed. Very well equipped,warm and cosy. The owners had left a very generous welcome pack which was much appreciated. We even had sunny weather for most of the week we stayed. Hope to return ! - 5th April 2017
We've just returned from our second week at Homildon and this one was just as blissful as the first. The views are breathtaking, I spent so much time sitting on the bench outside admiring the view but also staring out of the kitchen window watching the birds feeding. Inspired by our last visit to Homildon I am now the proud owner of my own telescope which came to the house with me. I can't believe how dark it is around Wooler and it was so easy to pick out the colours in the stars and we had an amazing view of Jupiter from the front of the house. A telescope is provided at the house along with the necessary stargazing equipment but we didn't need it this time. The house is so comfortable and well equipped. We particularly loved sitting by the AGA eating breakfast and enjoying the sunshine that streams in from the front of the house. The log fire made us very toasty on the cold nights. The utility room made it a breeze to clean the dogs up after their walks. There are so many places to visit within an hours drive, both in Northumberland and in the borders, too many to list in a review. Thanks again to the owners and to Caroline who made everything so lovely for our arrival, we'll be back again soon. - 29th March 2017
What an amazing cottage. Everything had been thoughtfully catered for even down to the smallest attention to detail. A true home for the week we stayed. Everything was done to the highest standards and the location, away from it all was heavenly. With so much to explore within 30 minutes drive we will definitely be back. We didn't want to leave!! - 2nd March 2017
Homildon Cottage is a very special place, its in a stunning location with views galore and walks from the door. We were even provided with a telescope for star gazing and who knew all of those stars were up there when you escape from light polluted areas. The cottage has a superb log burner for cozy evenings and a toasty aga in the kitchen which made the dogs happy. Fabulous cottage, we have already booked another week. - 28th November 2016
We had a fantastic Autumn break at Homildon Cottage, everything was perfect and very high spec. The Cottage is in a great place really quiet, lovely and warm and cosy. The welcome pack was a great surprise and a lovely thought, dogs appreciated theirs too! Everything was really luxurious great bed linen and towels. The whole family of 6 had a great time we will definitely recommend and return. Thank you. - 14th November 2016
From first booking to leaving the cottage was really spot on. When we had paid the total amount for the holiday we received a 14 page information pack online, so we knew exactly what to expect - right down to the equipment in the kitchen. This greatly eased our packing process ! Everything you could possibly need was there for us - including for our four legged friend, who had her own welcome pack ! The house was so well thought out - sockets where you needed them , mirrors where you needed them ( so often a problem in holiday cottages ) lashings of hot water, a lovely big bath, a good shower, comfortable beds, books, dvd's, torches, picnic blankets etc etc...... And the location ! A few hundred yards up a country track, right on the edge of the Northumberland Park with a lovely walk to Humbleton Hill literally from the back door, yet a 20 minute walk to the centre of Wooler. We cooked on the Aga all week, also a joy. Really could find nothing wrong ..... - 28th September 2016
The cottage is extremely well appointed, comfortable and in a beautiful location. The kitchen is very cosy and the conservatory adds a lovely light room to the ample space. The house, utility room, garden and shed contain everything you could possibly need. The location is excellent for both the coast and the hills and conveniently close to Wooler for shops and cafes. There are lovely walks on the doorstep. We would have liked to have more time to explore the area from this base and to make more use of all the house has to offer. - 20th September 2016
This lovely secluded cottage is approached by a farm track which was regularly used by tractors, a quad-bike - 31st August 2016
We stayed at Homildon Cottage at the beginning of August. The cottage is wonderful. Everything you could possible wish for is there. Rooms were very comfortable, the kitchen extremely well equipped and the garden and surrounding countryside is beautiful. The only downside is the very narrow lane leading to the cottage which is in poor condition. The potholes need dealing with, if only filling with gravel, as they are impossible to avoid. - 10th August 2016
A beautiful cottage very welcoming and lovely sized rooms.. The beds extremely comfortable lots to see and do especially if you are into walking the countryside is so beautiful. A very enjoyable stay. - 27th July 2016
Location - great, very quiet, only occasional walkers go past, walk out of garden to beautiful countryside. Shops and places to eat close by. Blissful, well maintained garden and stunning views. Loved the cottage! Never have we visited a more well equipped kitchen and living spaces. A short sentence that doesn't describe how delightful it is to find everything you have at home .... and sharp knives! (Keeping the chefs happy). Loved that all 7 of us could sit at each of the two tables. All the beds were all extremely comfortable. Lovely bathroom and towels. Everything throughout the cottage was of a high quality. Description for this cottage is 100% accurate but doesn't covey the quality found - we have been to many cottages that comply with the description but are so disappointing when we arrive to find the very minimal of facilities. Top of our list for a return visit. - 6th July 2016
Very comfortable and extremely well equipped cottage - the owner's have really thought about all the things you might need on a week away. However, the location of the cottage was the real highlight for us. The cottage is close to a largish town so doesn't feel at all isolated (it was a very pleasant 20 minute walk to Wooler where there were plenty of shops and pubs to get everything we needed for the week) but at the same time it's on the edge of the national park so there are miles of footpaths right from the door. We did a lovely 12 km one day and didn't have to cross, or even go near, a single road. Plus it's only a half hour drive to Bambrugh, Lindisfarne and Alnwick so you can easily explore the rest of the region. We had a fantastic week and would definitely like to return one day! - 29th June 2016
Amazing cottage... All your need are catered for, even the dogs!! Lovely walks on door steps. Residents from the village we bump into we're all very friendly and happy to have a chat while out walking the dogs. We had a problem with hot water and heating during our stay... But we phoned Caroline (the contact number left) and someone was round within 30 mins and the problem was sorted. We will defiantly be back to stay again!! - 22nd June 2016
We found Homildon Cottage an excellent place to stay. The cottage itself is first class and would receive five star ratings in any review and the location is perfect. The scenery and serenity is superb with numerous paths out into the Northumberland National Park right on outside the door. Then, not far away, are places like Lindisfarne, Annick Gardens and Keilder. If the occasion arose we would go back and we are recommending Stay Northumbria Limited and Homildon Cottage to family, friends and neighbours. - 25th May 2016
Absolutely fabulous cottage in a wonderful location. Only 20 - 30 mins by car to the beautiful coastline of Northumbria. Countryside walks from the cottage door and peace and quiet in the garden. Wonderful to be able to stay in a cottage where the dogs are made as welcome as their owners ! - 21st October 2015
This was such a lovely cottage. The close proximity to the Northumberland National Park was just one of the great features. The garden was really homely and well-landscaped with lovely views. The AGA in the kitchen made the house really cosy and was really useful for slow cooking things. It slowed us down and made us appreciate the lovely kitchen and helped us relax. The living room had a cosy fire with logs etc provided - we were spoiled with good tv facilities (we don't have a telly at home). The gated and fenced garden was sufficiently secure for our two old greyhounds. The bathroom was really nice with underfloor heating (what a luxury)! There were so many nice little surprises and other items left by the owners - treats for the dogs various other things such as dog beds and towels for us to use; some milk and lots of small local produce treats, such as honey, biscuits for cheese a really nice ground coffee. Everything had been thought of and provided by the hosts so there is no need to take anything with you. It's also only 30 mins drive from fantastic beaches on the east coast. Overall, we had a great, relaxing week - despite some really bad weather. The local amenities were more than sufficient for our needs. We recommend the beaches for dog walks and it's worth a drive - 23rd September 2015
Homildon is a very well equipped, comfortable cottage with everything you need. Welcoming packs for humans and canines very enjoyable. Beautiful garden with plenty of running space for children and dogs, excellent for outside eating or quiet contemplation with a book. Although Homildon could be considered to be off the beaten track it's setting is beautiful with magnificent walks on the doorstep and easy access within minutes to the local town of Wooler for shopping and eating. An half hour drive sees you at the coast where our grandchildren had a ball on the lovely beaches, boat trips and exploring the splendid castles. If you want a bright lights holiday this is not for you but if you love the countryside, nature, walking and easy visits to the seaside I would recommend Homildon. - 20th August 2015
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