Old Hall Cottage
Falstone near Kielder and Bellingham, Northumberland
Falstone 2 miles. This charming detached cottage sits in an isolated position near the secluded hamlet of Donkleywood near Falstone, in the Northumberland National Park. Pleasantly appointed throughout, providing warm and homely accommodation, this Falstone cottage has a traditional appearance, and dates back to 1846, making it ideal for families and friends looking for a relaxing retreat from which they can explore the surrounding countryside. With comfortable furnishings, this Falstone cottage provides three bedrooms and a fitted kitchen, a great place for rustling up a hearty meal. The welcoming sitting room and sociable dining room both benefit from toasty woodburners, creating a cosy atmosphere for relaxing in after a day’s sightseeing. Outside this south facing Falstone cottage, there is a lovely cottage garden to the front that provides stunning views towards the River North Tyne. There is something to suit everyone from this Nortumberland cottage, with endless country walks, cycle routes, and just a short drive away, Kielder Water, which provides a multitude of water based activities. A little further away, but still within easy reach, are the delights of the Heritage Coastline, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders. This Falstone cottage is a perfectly positioned base for exploring Northumberland at any time of year.
Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Dining room with woodburner. Sitting room with woodburner.
Electric storage heaters with woodburners. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine in shower room, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, payphone, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed patio garden, front enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: There is a small brook running behind the property with a low fence. Note: Property is accessed via is a single country track through three farm gates with some potholes, so care must be taken.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
About the location
Bellingham 9 miles; Newcastleton 24.5 miles; Carlisle 49 miles.
The delightful village of Falstone lies at the foot of Kielder Water, the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe, and on the edge of Kielder Forest, the largest forest in Northern Europe. With probably the best ‘dark skies’ in England, and one of the most tranquil places in rural England, the area is ideal for outdoor activities. There are many signed walking paths through the forest, with the 26 mile Lakeside Way around the lake, as well as higher level fell walks. There are cycle tracks with different routes to suit a variety of abilities, plus fishing, horse riding, kayaking, sailing and water skiing, and an abundance of wildlife in the area with red squirrel, roe deer and many bird species, including the Osprey. Hadrian's Wall is an easy drive away and there are many castles and fortified houses in the area, reminders from the times when the “Border Reivers” raided the Anglo-Scottish border. National Trust properties, including Wallington Hall and Cragside are also just a scenic drive away from this pretty village.