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Newbiggin Cottage

Blanchland, Northumberland (Ref. 982916)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely peaceful break and the views and locals are very friendly not to mention the sheep who loved watching jumping oven the garden wall to eat the plants."

    Nothing better than siting on a nice cold day sun on you with a nice hot brew watching the world go by. would book this cottage again loved it

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped and always nice and warm."

    It’s in a lovely part of the country and we enjoyed walks from the cottage as well as venturing to Durham, Vindolanda and Hadrians wall. Would definitely consider stopping here again.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2021

  • "Cottage was perfect."

    Extremely well equipped and clean. The only thing we found was the sofa in the lounge was really uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2021

  • "The property is the nicest that we have stayed in."

    The location is fantastic, the property is lovely, full of character and charm. The beds are the most comfortable we have slept in and the welcome pack of goodies was very thoughtful. We highly recommend this cottage, thank you!!

    Reviewed by PatOct 2021

  • "We had a great holiday in this beautiful cottage."

    It was a charming cottage with superb views. We went for walks and cycle rides straight from the door. The area was stunning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2021

  • "Great cottage for the 2 of us, very comfortable and welcoming with super furnishings."

    Well placed for walks from the front door including walking into Blanchland. Would very highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful position overlooking the valley, within easy walking distance to the village."

    (one mile). Everything you need and a great view from every window. Very clean and tidy, a few nice treats too.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2021

  • "A wonderful well equipped cottage in a lovely setting amongst fields full of ..."

    A wonderful well equipped cottage in a lovely setting amongst fields full of lambs rabbits and Pheasant and so peaceful Also a nice garden area to sit out we and our dog enjoyed the place and area immensely Very warm cottage wiyh heating and log fire,

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Lovely, warm house, clean and in the quietest of locations, shared only with sheep and rabbits"

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "Comfy cottage with a nice bit of character."

    Great, quiet location in idyllic countryside. Very enjoyable stay. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "The house is stunning and the location is fantastic if you want peace and quiet with lots of great walks on your door step."

    We had a great relaxing week as a family. Many of nice pubs and restaurants within a 10 minutes drive. The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful, highly recomended Dr John

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated, characterful and very well-equipped."

    The cottage felt spacious for two adults and two children. Amazing views from every window! Our children were thrilled to spot rabbits, pheasants, grouse and even a deer, all from the cottage. And the gardens to front and back were great for sitting out in the morning/evening. The location was excellent: great walks straight from the door-step; lovely Blanchland just 10-15mins walk along the river - with plenty of paddling spots along the way- and well-situated to explore Hadrian's Wall, the North Pennines and Northumberland. So much to see and do! We felt lucky to stay in such a splendid place - thank you!

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "Newbiggin is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, the surrounding countryside is stunning and there are lots of great walks from the cottage,Blanchland is a village straight off a film set, only small drawback with cottage for us was the settee, which we didn’t find to be very comfortable, apart from that everything first class and highly recommend Northumberland and Newbiggin."

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    The cottage is so lovely and well laid out. Even though we were four plus a dog it never felt like we were on top of each other. It was so peaceful but we were easily able to explore the beaches, and the Roman forts. Pupster has his first swim in the Derwent in Blanchland while the children played in the sweet little playground there before having delicious lunch in the tearoom. Perfect location and set up for a family wanting some peace and space and varied adventures!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "We booked Newbiggin Cottage as a base for exploring the "Roman stuff" and could not have chosen any better."

    We were close enough to all of the sites, that we wanted to visit, to leave after breakfast and return by Teatime. The cottage was very clean, well kitted out and cosy/warm as we walked in, (it was a cold and rainy Winters day and logs ready for the woodburner). Picturesque and sited on a very quiet lane- it's well worth taking a camera to remind you, at a later date, what a cracking place this is! We had our dog with us and walked into the village several times - through the woods, past the waterfall and along the river - very nice too. We cooked in the kitchen every day and the quality of all of the appliances and fittings made it a pleasure. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2020

  • "The parking space across from the cottage needs to leveled."

    Returning late one night the underside of the car was scraped as one side of the parking space seems to be quite high. Apart from that Newbiggin Cottage is very comfortable and in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by ManjitNov 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely warm on arrival which was great on a cold November day."

    The beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept in. Very well equipped accommodation in an idyllic setting. We had no plans other than to meet up with our daughter who lives in the area so the situation of the cottage was perfect. Good for dog walking lovely walk through woods to the village.

    Reviewed by RoderickNov 2019

  • "Newbiggin cottage was a wonderful place to stay, in beautiful surroundings."

    The property had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The booking process was super easy.

    Reviewed by JessicaSep 2019

  • "The cottage was located in quite part Northumberland, just over the border from Durham allowing access to North Yorkshire and the Northumberland coast and all areas in between."

    The cottage was to a very high standard, clean, neat and very well appointed with high quality fittings. A warm welcome from the owner put us at ease and the welcome packs including food items and if you had forgotten any basic toiletries then a quick look under the bathroom sink found a small stock to keep you going. All in all this cottage would be extremely hard to fault and we would be quick to recommend it to our friends.

    Reviewed by AlistairJun 2019

  • "Could not have wanted more ."

    It was clean , comfortable and well layed out with every thing you could want for a peaceful holiday . The kitchen was well equipped , bathroom spotless and bedrooms clean and comfy , a credit to the owners ! Ideal for those who want to have an adventure or just sit and relax . 5 star !

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful location, well equipped for us as a couple."

    Kitchen very well stocked with cutlery, crockery etc and all of a very good standard. Impressed with the fact there was a fridge and also a fridge freezer, very useful to be able to stock up with provisions given the rural location. Nice and clean, decent quality towels in the bathroom. Beds very comfy. Very pleasant, peaceful outlook, loved the sheep.

    Thank you for leaving feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2019

  • "Newbiggin cottage is one of the best cottages that we have stayed at in over 20 years of self-catering holidays."

    It scores top marks for us on ALL counts - Location, cleanliness, facilities, outlook, peacefulness....... the list could go on ......... It is everything we could ever want from a holiday. We will return to this one.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Great location, very quiet and extremely good facilities Walks right from the front door"

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2019

  • "We had a great time and the cottage was an excellent base for our explorations."

    Very clean, everything worked well (fantastic shower!) and we had as much wood as we needed to keep us warm in the evening. The cottage is on a road but it's a private road and therefore extremely quiet. We loved sitting outside looking at the birds, rabbits and sheep. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by JoaoApr 2019

  • "Newbiggin cottage is a fantastic place to stay."

    Very clean, comfy and very well equipped with everything you need. This was our second stay and we will be back. We love it and it’s very quite remote location.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2019

  • "This cottage was exceptionally clean and tidy."

    Everything was catered for by the owners. The cleaning staff are very good and ensure the highest standards. Be sure to be out by 10am as they are there waiting. Lol. One of the best if not THE best cottages we have stayed in for cleanliness and everything you need. Absolutely stunning scenery and walks all around. The Riverside and forest walks at the bottom of the drive are excellent. Will be coming back again.

    Reviewed by CameronMar 2019

  • "Really wonderful cottage."

    Gorgeous location, well appointed, spotless and comfortable. We had a minor issue with hot water and the owner could not have been more helpful with, it was resolved incredibly fast and with plenty of communication. Lots of lovely touches too. Delighted.

    Reviewed by JoFeb 2019

  • "The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings with the village pub 10 minutes walk away."

    Great for dog walking and the outdoors. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need including a welcome pack which was a very nice touch. We loved the cottage and it’s location.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage surrounded by rolling hills with horses grazing in the next field."

    What's not to like.. close to Blanchland, which is itself a beautiful village. Visit the tea room!

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2018

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The property

Nestled in the heart of Northumberland countryside, with the beautiful North Pennines AONB in close proximity and wonderful vistas out towards the traditional village of Blanchland, is this enchanting detached cottage boasting a high standard of quality.

Situated along a private road, Newbiggin Cottage isideally suited to families or couples seeking a refreshing break in the country, with walking, cycling and fishing opportunities nearby.

The rear entrance of the property, accessed through a charming arched trellis, climbed by an elegant rose bush, takes you to the utility/boot room which houses a fridge/freezer and a washing machine.

Three steps up take you to the ultra-modern kitchen showcasing a fabulous selection of Neff and Bosch units, with sleek granite worktops and neutral colour schemes.

Next is the dining room which is beautifully done, uplifted by a delightful open fire, with a starter pack of kindling provided.

The ground floor bathroom features slick clean lines and contemporary colourways; the handmade Roman blinds add a thoughtful touch.

Connecting these rooms is luxury Karndean flooring adding to the chic, quality finish throughout; the sitting room offers plush carpet cushioning your toes along with a woodburning stove to keep you warm through the winter season.

Careful as you go, stroll up the winding staircase to find three superb bedrooms, elegantly presented with original doors, pretty rugs and rustic furnishings; views of the open countryside are simply stunning.

Adjacent to the cottage is a lively little garden awash with flourishing wildlife; a gorgeous spot to sit out and catch the last few rays of the golden sun, drinking in the beautiful landscape of the meandering valley.

Down in the village of Blanchland you can sample delicious food at the popular Lord Crewe Arms bar/restaurant and visualise scenes from the Catherine Cookson novels, within one of the prettiest locations in England.

Nestled in the foothills of The North Pennines, you have the opportunity to explore the heather moorlands, beautiful streams and ancient woodlands.

Appreciate the quiet natural beauty of the surrounding area and wonderful interior of this exquisite retreat.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request), 1 x double, 1 x large single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Hairdryer, Freeview TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, dogs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Dogs downstairs only
  • Note: Steep winding staircase to the first floor.

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About the location


Edmundbyers 4.5 miles; Durham 24.7 miles

Engulfed by magnificent fells, Blanchland straddles the Northumberland and Durham border in the North Pennines AONB. Built with stones from the remains of the 12th century Blanchland Abbey, the village boasts a picturesque scene worthy of the setting choice for Catherine Cookson's novels. Take the time to pay one of the oldest hostelries in the country a visit; the Lord Crewe Arms dates back to the 12th century and offers a wide selection of delicious food and drink. Bordered by bountiful countryside the village offers a plethora of walking opportunities. Nearby the village of Edmundbyers comprises a cluster of pretty cottages scattered around the village green, a Wesleyan Chapel, pub, restaurant and deli. Nestled in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wonderful area boasts snaking stone walls, sweeping moorland and cascading waterfalls, a welcoming haven for plants and animals. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and consider a stay in this beautiful region of England.

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