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1 Dunkirk Cottages

(Ref. 970310)

Humshaugh near Hexham, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

47 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property in a lovely location."

    The property is very well maintained and extremely clean. The facilities and comfort are second to none. We have stayed in many self catering cottages over the years but I think this is the nicest we have stayed in, and at an extremely competitive price. The owner even took the time to come and say hi, and reasure us he was there if we needed anything. The location gave us walking access to Hexham, Chesters Fort and the Roman wall. We had a fantastic holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Karon5.0Oct 2023

  • "One of the most comfortable cottages we've stayed in, and well provided with equipment."

    The elephant in the room of course is the road only a few metres away, with constant and heavy quarry lorries passing by. You get used to this to some extent, but maybe not if you're a light sleeper.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and great location for many local attractions."

    Friendly and helpful host. First class internet in spite of remote area. We hope to go back again next year.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "A really lovely, clean and well equipped cottage that is the perfect location for visiting a whole host of towns, attractions and the beautiful countryside."

    The owners were very welcoming and accommodating. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage, well maintained, warm and cosy with everything we could ask for."

    Mark the owner absolutely welcoming on the day if arrival and if needed anything during our stay just knock. Close proximity to Hexham and there is so much to do within the area. We will be hiring the cottage out again in the future as we loved it so much.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent property,comfortable and warm."

    Everything we needed was on hand with good off road parking.would stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Dunkirk cottage provides a wonderful base from which to visit Hadrian’s Wall and the many Roman historical sites."

    The cottage was warm, clean and well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely views from the garden overlooking the valley and a walled garden. Friendly owners live next door and off road parking is close by. The cottage sits beside a main road with very limited pathways for walking from the property. A village shop, a cafe and a local pub are a few minutes drive away.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was in excellent order and basic milk,butter etc left for us."

    Mark and Nikki made us feel most welcome. Countryside was spectacular and all that we hoped for. Thank you. Martin and Cynthia Taylor

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed a comfortable stay at the cottage everything we needed was there."

    It’s a great base to explore Hadrians wall there is plenty to see and do. We also drove to the coast on a couple of days. We appreciated the welcome tray & the warm & friendly welcome off the owner. We had a wonderful week thank you.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at this cottage."

    Our host was friendly and helpful, and we found that the cottage was well equipped - we could cook meals easily and use the dishwasher afterwards. The cottage was very well located - we were able to visit Hadrian's Wall and some of the other local sights. The only drawback was the proximity of the cottage to the main road and the fact that the cottage bedrooms are at the front of the property, with the result that we were sometimes woken up in the night by the sound of traffic. However by our third night we were used to this and not bothered by it.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and has every facility and comfort we could have imagined."

    It is well located too for the many nearby attractions. Also there is a lovely walk (less than a mile) across the field down to the river to the village pub.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfy and well looked after."

    Large cottage in all rooms with large bathroom. Excellent welcome pack and good views All over and very first class.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was everything we could have wanted, clean, well set out and comfortable."

    The owners were exceptionally welcoming and friendly and this made our week very enjoyable. Many thanks to them.

    Reviewed by Toni5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need."

    Well positioned for sight seeing. Owners thought of everything. I loved the cottage. Walking distance to wall. One issue sadly some road noise, cottage is on A road due to speed can be quite noisy, not busiest road but traffic noise late at night and starts around 5.30am. Got used to it later in week but did disturb my sleep as I’m not used to road noise. Please don’t let it put you off.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Mar 2022

  • "Spent 3 nights at this lovely cottage."

    The owners could not have made us any more welcome. Would thoroughly recommend this property and the surrounding area is really lovely. Corbridge is a lovely place to explore. If you want supermarkets, Hexham is only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage, spotlessly clean and very good hosts next door ( there if needed ) ."

    A very much appreciated log burner in the lounge seeing as we were there during Storms Dudley and Eunice - as was the very comfortable king size bed. Love the area, especially Corbridge - so found a very good location.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Feb 2022

  • "Myself and a colleague stayed here for a month whilst working in the local area."

    The cottage has everything you could need and most importantly is extremely clean, warm and comfortable. The owners were also very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous, clean, cozy and comfy cottage with a really thoughtful welcome back which we loved."

    Thank you and next time we visit the area we'll definitely be checking availability at this cottage

    Reviewed by Darron5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Extremely clean and well equipped. One minor issue for us was the soft mattress - much softer than we're used to which meant we weren't very comfortable in the bed (and we only have a standard mattress at home i.e. it's not that we're used to a particularly firm mattress). It's personal preference as many people had mentioned in the guest book that they found the beds very comfy - so just a warning to anyone who doesn't like soft mattresses. Otherwise a great experience - perfect for exploring Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland National Park.

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - very clean and well equipped."

    Made very welcome.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7Jul 2021

  • "Owner very welcoming and friendly."

    There was a welcome pack on arrival, lots of information about the cottage, area and sites that was really nice to read. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Busy road to front of cottage not able to open windows due to noise."

    Apart from road lovely comfortable cottage well equipped. Owners made us very welcome. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Jun 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Although located on an A Road the traffic was not busy and hardly noticeable. Mark the owner and his family live next door and are very friendly and helpful. Ask him about the riverside walk to the bridge towards the village. In the village we found a friendly pub, The Crown, that had a good selection of local beer and they had great quality food. Northumberland is certainly a hidden gem, beautiful countryside, forests, moorland and spectacular beaches. Hardly anyone around!

    Reviewed by Erica5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent cottage very well equipped and in a great location for everything Northumberland."

    We read in previous feedback that the road immediately outside the cottage was noisy, well surprise it is but it did not detract from our stay. Would defiantly recommend

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect, slight road noise but you get used to it."

    Owners are wonderful cottage is stunning. Well located fully equipped with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2020

  • "Nice cottage in a good location for Hadrians Wall and some good local walks."

    Located alongside a fairly busy road but nice views from the small enclosed rear garden. Just about clean enough but we didn't feel any particular additional effort had been made taking into account the current Coronavirus situation. However overall we enjoyed our week there.

    As previous comments posted for 1 Dunkirk Cottages hopefully show, it is always my top priority to deliver a well-presented and clean cottage for each and every visit. I will of course review my procedures in this area to see if any further improvements can be made towards this. I would like to state precautions have been taken in response to the current Coronavirus epidemic. Most of these are not immediately obvious to visitors as a lot of preventative measures are included in the change-over process that takes place between visits. This includes the steam cleaning of all non-removable soft furnishings that includes the sofa, easy chairs, rug, fabric headboards etc. All hard surface surfaces, with exception to those that are used for food preparation, after initial cleaning now are also coated with a specialist anti-viral spray. Hand soap is supplied at each sink/basin as well as hand sanitiser being provided. All removable covers and linen are professionally laundered and only replaced on the morning of a visitor/s arrival from a sealed plastic bag with appropriate handling. It has been my purposeful intention to deliver the cottage to visitors as a normal homely environment as possible, whilst taking the above mentioned precautions and more, so as to provide as much as is possible a restful break from the current situation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was super clean and very comfy , great spot for exploring the sites of Northumberland"

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely convenient cottage, which ticks all the boxes."

    It is close to Hadrian’s Wall, near a good pub in the village and within range of many Northumbrian attractions. In this time of lockdown we felt completely safe, as it was really clean and well looked after. There was a warm welcome when we arrived, with extra homemade jams, bread, milk and butter, as well as hand sanitiser too. The shower was great and the fixtures and fittings simple and comfortable. One of the best cottages we’ve visited,

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Aug 2020

  • "I thought the property exceeded the expectation from the website description."

    Very good value for money. Very likely to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great stay again."

    We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great cottage, everything you could need."

    Quiet location with easy access to Hexham. Wi-Fi signal very good. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage is perfect."

    It’s well equipped and has everything you need. Great to find milk, tea and coffee to get us going. Wi-fi excellent, streams movies without a hitch. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful, the owners have thought of every little detail to make your stay perfect."

    Our two young children loved it, would highly recommend. Just a short drive to Hadrian's Wall which is a lovely afternoon out. Thank you so much for such a lovely relaxing weekend away.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a gem of a cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    It is well situated, especially if you are interested in Hadrian's wall and Roman remains, they are only a few minutes drive away! The wecome package in the kitchen was a lovely surprise. We are already planning a return visit.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a brilliant time at 1dunkirk cottage ."

    The people who own the cottage were warm and friendly,would recommend this cottage to any an excellent base to explore the area .

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was excellently presented."

    .well equipped.. cosy and warm too.the river walk to village pub a bonus and close proximity to Roman sites meant we didn't need to travel far to visit .owners dealt promptly with any enquiries we would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped and comfortable."

    Ideal for Hadrians wall almost sitting on it ! and loads of other places to visit locally. We would definately return.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0May 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage with everything we needed for a walking holiday."

    Tastefully furnished, lovely welcome pack, good heating system, friendly and helpful owner. This was our second visit, which says it all!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2019

  • "A Well appointed property."

    Presented in excellent condition .Situated in an ideal location for exsploring the surrounding countryside,particularily Hadrians Wall.Topped off by a friendly and helpful hosts Mark and Nikki.

    Reviewed by Gay5.0Mar 2019

  • "The property is well situated for exploring the Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Water areas."

    The owner was very helpful in providing his garage as a place to store our bikes. Very nice property with lovely wooden beams and decor, but with one or two minor niggles. The property is largely lovely, but the temperature inside is very inconsistent because of issues with doors. There is no kitchen door and the dining table is right by the open doorway, next to the front door. This means it is a cold and draughty place to eat (though it would be fine in summer). The lounge door also does not quite close as there seems to be an issue with the hinges, which makes it a bit hard to heat in the evening. By contrast the upstairs rapidly overheats and can easily be too warm to sleep unless you remember to turn the upstairs radiators off early enough. I would suggest that the owner fits a kitchen door and attends to the hinges on the lounge door; apart from the comfort of the guests I suspect this would result in a substantial saving in heating costs. There is a wood burning stove in the lounge which would probably make the lounge warm even with the door problem, but not being familiar with how to use one I did not attempt to. Anyway fixing the door would render it largely unnecessary.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Feb 2019

  • "Dunkirk cottage was perfect."

    Beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, very warm. A welcome basket with bread, butter, milk , jam & marmalade was a lovely welcoming gesture. The cottage was extremely well situated for visiting all the main Roman Sites. Perfect

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2018

  • "A smashing cottage in a decent spot for exploring Northumberland."

    For example, if you are interested in Hadrian's Wall you have the perfect spot to start following it both ways. Some decent little pubs/hotels in the surrounding villages with the larger Hexham and Corbridge close by, lovely places, full of history. I have visited Northumberland/County Durham many times, stayed all over and I must say this cottage is up there with the best for comfort etc. and location. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2018

  • "We absolutely love Dunkirk Cottages - very comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities (good WIFI, connected Smart TV, high quality bedding, everything you could need in the kitchen)."

    A real home from home.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2018

  • "This was a fantastic cottage, very comfortable and the first cottage to provide decent WiFi and smart television facilities."

    Further research by us would have revealed no rear garden, disappointing as there’s nowhere for the kids to play outside. The small stone terrace with a table and chairs on the front does not justify a “garden” in my opinion. This stone terrace also happens to be a few metres from an unrestricted A road, and the traffic flies past at ridiculous speeds making it very noisy inside the house at times. A fantastic property let down by its location and lack of garden.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2018

  • "Well equipped would recommend."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2018

  • "1 Dunkirk Cottage was an excellent well equipped & comfortable cottage."

    A nice Welcome Tray of Milk, Butter, Bread, Tea, Coffee etc was a lovely bonus. The only downside was not enough garden area to sit outside and enjoy a drink or eats. There was easy access to all the places we wanted to visit on our holiday.

    Reviewed by Vic4.7Jun 2018

  • "We went in to Northumberland in very cold weather although the cottage was warm enough."

    Its location is on a main road and the traffic noise could be a distraction particularly in warmer weather with the windows open.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear enclosed garden with seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Steps down towards property.

The property

This wonderfully furnished stone cottage sits just outside of Humshaugh in Northumberland.

It comes in a fantastic remote location and has charming features, making it the perfect spot for a peaceful break for couples or friends.

Step down towards the cottage with the spacious, homely sitting room on your left, boasting a contemporary corner sofa, woodburner and a TV to sit and watch with your feet up.

To the other side of the hallway lies a charming kitchen diner which provides rustic dining furniture accompanied by a stylish kitchen area providing all of the appliances that you will need.

The first floor of the cottage, under a sloping ceiling, offers two well-presented bedrooms decorated in a fresh manner with plenty of storage.

The interior of the property is topped off with a sumptuous bathroom with a wetwall and a heated towel rail.

There is a rear enclosed garden where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee, benefited by stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

Beautiful views can also be seen from the front of the property.

A trip over the River North Tyne takes you to Humshaugh, a delightful little village rich with history that offers a shop and a pub for you to enjoy.

Nearby Hexham is easily reachable, this charming market town offers some wonderful buildings along with a range of shops and places to eat and drink.

1 Dunkirk Cottages is a warming cottage in a brilliant rural location.

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About the location


Hexham 6 miles.

Humshaugh is an historic Northumberland village, 6 miles from the region’s main market town of Hexham - a bustling town with a fine Saxon crypt, shops and restaurants. A short drive will take you to pretty Corbridge, which dates back to Roman times and has pubs, specialist shops, and a 12th century bridge spanning the River Tyne. A day exploring the many delights of Hadrian’s Wall shouldn’t be missed and a little further afield will take you to the Heritage Coastline, as well as the castles of Alnwick, Warkworth, Dunstunburgh and Bamburgh. For those who prefer staying closer to home, Humshaugh has a great pub serving quality food and real ales, an award-winning shop and weekly visits from a fish and chip van! Walks and cycle routes from the doorstep will take you through the Tyne Valley, and this is a perfect location for all that Northumberland has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas