Elsdon near Otterburn, Northumberland
A delightful Grade II listed property, in a wonderful peaceful setting, on the edge of the village of Elsdon. Townfoot Cottage adjoins the owner's farmhouse and was originally an old farm cow byre. Decorated, equipped and furnished to very high standards throughout, the cottage has retained much character with rugs over stone flagged and wooden floors. The cottage enjoys views over Elsdon Burn towards the hills beyond, and is excellently situated for enjoying a variety of walks, including Hadrian's Wall, coastal paths and the Cheviot and Simonside hills. The area boasts watersports, cycling and fishing, whilst workshops in painting, drawing and art textiles are on offer at Townfoot Studio next door. A warm and comfortable retreat from which to discover this ancient and fascinating area.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family with 3 single beds (both bedrooms have basins). Bathroom with bath with hand held shower, basin, bidet and WC. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with centre dining table and stone flagged floors. Comfortable sitting room with multi-fuel stove in stone surround.
LPG central heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room. Double electric oven with separate gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player. Electricity, cooking gas and starter pack of fuel for stove inc. in rent, LPG gas central heating and hot water on a meter. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Front garden with off road parking. Private sheltered garden to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Two mountain bikes on request for guests to use (at own risk). Shop in Otterburn 2 miles, pub 3 mins.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
Otterburn 2 miles; Rothbury 10 miles.
Set in the heart of the Cheviots, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the unspoilt village of Elsdon lies in a sheltered hollow amidst beautiful fells, rolling moorland and woodlands. The area is steeped in Northumbrian history, and has numerous listed sites within the Parish, dominated by the fortified Pele Tower. The village has an extensive village green, whilst the pub dates back to the mid 1700's and retains lots of character and atmosphere. There is a good range of shops in the small but attractive market town of Rothbury which is within easy driving distance. This is spectacular walking and cycling country, with the National Cycle Route (No 68) running close by. A peaceful area full of interest to explore!