The Old Church

Melkridge near Haltwhistle, Northumbria (Ref. 29836)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Haltwhistle 2 miles.

This beautifully converted church sits amongst charming, rural surroundings in the small hamlet of Melkridge near Haltwhistle.

With a welcoming and warm atmosphere, this unique Haltwhistle cottage is the perfect choice for friends and families who enjoy the finest holiday accommodation within easy reach of the Northumberland National Park.

This Melkridge holiday cottage benefits from six well-presented bedrooms, including two set on the ground floor, ideal for the less nimble.

Effortlessly combined with the contemporary style of this Haltwhistle cottage are the many original features, including the arched wooden doorways and a breathtaking floor-to-ceiling stained glass window adorning the sitting room.

The well-equipped kitchen at this stunning Haltwhistle property offers spectacular views across the surrounding open countryside, and is just a step up from the dining area, the perfect place for guests to congregate and plan the day's activities.

Outside is off road parking for two cars, along with a rear, compact patio with furniture, whilst across the road is a lovely village green, ideal for the children and family pet to play.

This Melkridge cottage is just a short drive from Haltwhistle, where local amenities including pubs serving excellent food can be found.

From the doorstep you'll enjoy wonderful walking and cycling, with Roman history to discover at every turn with the forts, milecastles, temples and interesting archaeological sites of Hadrian's Wall, just one mile away.

Within driving distance of this Haltwhistle cottage is the superb Alnwick Castle and Gardens, along with Holy Island and the Heritage Coastline.

An ideal Haltwhistle cottage at any time of the year.


Over three floors. Six bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 2 x second floor king-size double (one with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC), 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x ground floor single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 10). Sitting room (seats 8) with woodburner. First floor sitting room (seats 5).


Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small, enclosed patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Guest Reviews


    • “Amazing. What a gem!”
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    • “I couldn't get over how big this house was and they have done a beautiful job converting it. Each room was extremely comfortable with several lounges. Lots of towels provided and plenty of kitchenware. The showers were brilliant and had really good water pressure. The wifi signal was very weak but I would imagine this is got to do with the density of the walls. It's a great location, so close to the Lakes and Newcastle and there is a gorgeous little Beauty Spa less than a minute walk away. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!”

    Alison M, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Great find, beautiful location”
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    • “Great place for a big family holiday. Loads of space for all- 3 reception areas- one with a fantastic stained glass window. Fantastic views out across the fields and just a short 5 mins drive to Hadrian's Wall and all the sites. Landlord very helpful. Great location for all things Roman. Just a shame it wasn't cold enough to light the big wood burner in the lounge.”

    Ldw1964, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, August 2014

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    • “The property and service exceeded our expectations. Our group was impressed and we had a lovely stay.”

    Miss Burton, London, March 2015

    • “Great holiday home for big family/friends. Very spacious and bright. Quite central for visiting attractions in Northumberland. Lovely warm welcome from the owner.”

    Mr Gibson, Seaham, December 2014

    • “It was very spacious and the furnishings were of a high quality. Rooms were well heated and the place had lots of character.”

    Mr Jefferies, Bolton, November 2014

    • “Absolutely fantastic holiday in The Old Church. A beautiful conversion. Loads of space and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Beautiful location with stunning views. We were met by the owner and shown around the house and how to work the heating etc. We had a wonderful time and visited lots of places. Loved Haltwistle which was a short drive away. Great pub - The Black Bull - lovely, good and really friendly staff. Durham is beautiful and Newcastle a fantastic city. I would give this holiday home 5 stars. Took the dog on lots of long walks around Melkridge and along the wall. Would love to come back again.”

    Mr Fisher, Manchester, June 2014

    • “We all thought this house to be brilliant. The stained glassed window in the lounge was amazing and the kids called it the holy room. The layout of everything and the position just off the A69 was perfect for us and also for the lads who walked the 84 miles of Hadrians Wall. We were three couples and two children and everyone could do their own thing in the evening without upsetting anyone else as there was so much space and lounge areas.”

    Mrs Call, Swindon, April 2014

    • “Very spacious. Well positioned for best bits of Hadrian's Wall.”

    Mr Larner, Eastleigh, April 2014

    • “The experience from being met by the owner to leaving was very good, one of the best over many years of staying at cottages. We believe we were privileged to spend time here because it is very much more than a holiday rental property. The Old Church has been very sensitively renovated, decorated and furnished leaving us with very special memories of our time at Melkridge.”

    Mr Baker, Arbroath, March 2014

    • “We liked the layout and comfort of the conversion and the AGA! We also found the owner very helpful.”

    Rev McGranaghan, Kilmacolm, December 2013

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About the location


Hexham 17 miles.

Known as the 'Centre of Britain', this small market town is a great place from which to explore both Northumberland and Cumbria. Haltwhistle boasts a good range of shops and pubs - one of which, The Black Bull, is a real ale pub serving good food! There is an excellent leisure centre with heated open air swimming pool and cycle hire in the town, with pony trekking nearby. One of the best preserved stretches of Hadrian's Wall is only a mile to the north with various museums, forts and milecastles to be seen. There is even an ongoing 'dig' at the nearby site of Vindolanda. This truly is magnificent walking, riding and cycling country, with the Pennine Way and various bridleways and cycle routes passing rivers, forests, castles and of course, Hadrian's Wall. Visitors will enjoy this location in all weather and all seasons – a regular train and bus service from the town to Newcastle, The Metro Centre and Carlisle, means that you can leave the car behind and enjoy!

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