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Gallow Law Cottage

Tarset near Bellingham, Northumberland (Ref. 954602)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage, so spacious - 'cosy' makes it sound like it is small - it isn't."

    The location is great, fantastic for gravel biking from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by RachaelApr 2022

  • "Amazing property."

    Amazing location Lovely and friendly host who lives next door and is available for questions.

    Reviewed by RochanOct 2021

  • "What a wonderful cottage Gallow law was."

    Way beyond expectation we had a perfect break.

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Gallow law."

    It is very peaceful. The night skies are beautiful. The barn is comfortable and clean with all facilities. Nothing not to like. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "Loved the place and surroundings."

    Gallow Law is beautiful and has everything you need for a perfect holiday. The road it is on goes to nowhere great for walking the dogs, it was so peaceful. The stars at night were brilliant. A magical place.

    Reviewed by JosephineSep 2021

  • "The decor, furnishings and utilities at the cottage are of a high standard."

    Coupled with the beautifully situated, quiet, remote location, this made for an excellent stay. No traffic noise, just delightful birdsong. The friendly and knowledgeable owner was on hand nearby (if needed) and gave us exceedingly useful information about the surrounding area and local wildlife. Instructions in the cottage were comprehensive and clear. Local amenities for groceries and petrol were just a short drive away as were many good pubs selling quality real ales with decent food. Plenty of delightful tourist destinations just a short drive away for great days out (e.g. Kielder, Wallington Hall, Chesters Fort, Housesteads, Sycamore Gap, Belsay Hall). Fabulous! I would imagine Gallow Law Cottage receives many repeat bookings!

    Reviewed by GraemeJun 2021

  • "Lovely, peaceful property with everything you need for a relaxing stay."

    Really enjoyed the quiet location (no noise other than the birds) with nice walks from the door.

    Reviewed by JeanetteMay 2021

  • "Excellent cottage; only one small problem with the oven - the owner is sorting out - did not cause us any problem."

    Great place to chill out; wonderful scenery; Billingham has all you need for your holiday.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday the cottage is beautiful enclosed back garden safe ..."

    We had a wonderful holiday the cottage is beautiful enclosed back garden safe for our pet The pictures in the brochure dont really do it justice it is much nicer Everything you need for a relaxing or walking/cycling holiday surrounded by beautiful countryside only disappointment was we didnt get a clear night to see the dark skies (but maybe next time) Simon the owner was friendly and gave us a great knowledge of the local wildlife and walks we could do Bellingham the nearest town is about 20mins away by car so you need to stock up before you arrive Highly recommend this cottage Gallow Law for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by PMay 2021

  • "Spacious, cozy cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Quiet and relaxing location. Would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone looking for peace and tranquility. Relaxing in front of the log fire after a day walking in the forest was just perfect.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "Gallow Law is a beautiful barn conversion."

    Very clean with everything you could possibly want or need. Set in the middle of the countryside your neighbours are sheep. If you love wildlife and enjoy peace and quiet this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "Our second visit to Gallow Law and it did not disappoint."

    Quality property in a fantastic area. May be a drive to shops etc but well worth it. Spend the day out exploring and return to cook a meal in the very well-equipped kitchen and then relax on comfy sofas sipping wine!

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning."

    It was clean, well thought out, spacious and close to lots of good walks. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2020

  • "We have stayed at the neighbouring cottage before and can highly recommend either."

    Very cosy well finished cottage. Great support if requyired

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "A beautiful secluded stay."

    The house had everything you needed and had a cosy yet luxurious feel. Great to unwind.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2020

  • "Gallow Law is a remote, spacious, sumptuous and tranquil jewel."

    The decor and facilities are first class - every utensil, glass pot and pan you could need. The owner is so friendly and helpful and the little touches.... like a bottle of nice white wine in the fridge, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and various condiments - and even 2 home made scones with jam and butter to welcome you - all really make you feel at home. The setting and scenery is gorgeous too. Short trip to Kielder and to the shops and pubs in Bellingham. The welcoming Pheasant Inn is also a short drive too.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2020

  • "We were looking for a quiet and restful break in a rural area."

    Gallow Law cottage gave my wife and I exactly what we were looking for. Not only that. The property was very well presented with just about everything you would require to ensure a perfect stay. Terry and Marion West Midlands

    Reviewed by TerenceMar 2020

  • "Very enjoyable and relaxing New Year break."

    The cottage is lovely and fitted out to a very high specification with extremely comfy beds. Loved the little extra touches of the Christmas Tree, Christmas cake, Prosecco and even treats for the dog. The pictures on the website really don’t do it justice. It’s in a great location for scenery, very quiet (no fireworks) with great walks and amazing views of the stars on clear nights. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by JeffDec 2019

  • "Everything was excellent."

    Booking procedure straight forward and hassle free. Holiday accommodation was the best we have stayed in. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by HilaryDec 2019

  • "The property was everything as shown on the website and so much more."

    It can be said that I can be Mrs Picky, but I couldn't find anything to be picky about! High quality fittings and furnishings, a lovely secure garden for the dog and an ideal location for walking with plenty to see in the area. A visit to the observatory at Kielder is a must!

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2019

  • "Lovely location and beautifully equipped cottage, definitely will come back!"

    Apologies, forgot to pay for the wood we used during our stay, please let us know how we can repay this!

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2019

  • "The 'cottage' is enormous!"

    It is truly 5* accommodation with all you would need if it is peace, tranquillity as well as home comforts that you are looking for. The approach is a long drive down the single track road to the cottage so be prepared for that but it is well, well worth it. Meals on the patio if the weather allows, loads of local walks amongst the woods straight from the door so no need to use the car again! Wi-fi access allows for 'working' if you have need. A ideal and idyllic retreat.

    Reviewed by JillianSep 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage in a stunning location."

    Inside the property you find a very comfortable, top end property with stunning views everywhere. It is very peaceful and quiet all around and the night sky is not to be missed if you get a cloudless night. Lots to do and see in the area, especially if you like the outdoors. Wild life is great also, cows and sheep about (they might come past the kitchen window but can't get into the property) and birds are everywhere. Very good amenities in Bellingham. Thoughtful owners, they left some much appreciated welcome gifts. Would highly recommend this property, we are already thinking about going back.

    Reviewed by ColleenSep 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our return visit to Gallow Law & instantly felt at home as we walked in the door."

    Lovely & very generous welcome pack of bread, milk, wine & cupcakes (thank you)! The cottage is very light & airy yet still maintains a cosy & modern feel. Logs supplied etc for fire. Beautiful bedding & towels throughout plus the comfiest beds/pillows ever! Level access throughout (1 step from kitchen to living area) & walk in shower make this property ideal for those with mobility issues. We took our own portable ‘half step’. Proprietor next door is very kind, welcoming & very helpful if you need him but not intrusive. Had a fabulous time & can see a return visit again to star gaze!

    Reviewed by SallySep 2019

  • "Just lovely if you are looking for peace and quiet."

    We could not hear when out side the cottage a single thing that was man made. No light polution

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2019

  • "The cottage and location was fantastic, we will hopefully visit again and will use Sykes Cottages again."

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our second visit to this lovely property."

    Hope to make it again next year

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2019

  • "Everything that is discribed and more, such a wonderful location"

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2019

  • "Remote cottage, but nearest village about 5 miles away has everything you need."

    May well return. Stayed in this area so we could visit Haydrians Wall and Kielder Observatory, we booked in twice! Both occasions were very good, despite the weather being too cloudy to see any stars on the second visit!

    Reviewed by SueJun 2019

  • "If you like a break in a clean & well equipped heritage cottage with the sound of a bubbling river outside the front door and great walks then this is 100% perfect."

    As an added bonus there is no mobile signal ! ( Wi-fi in cottage for those who cannot go without )

    Reviewed by LucindaMay 2019

  • "Superbly equipped cottage to a very high standard throughout."

    Very remote and peaceful location

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2019

  • "Great location ..."

    Great location Isolated but minutes driving gets you onto the road network Spotless accomodation with many extras included Well recommended

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Outstanding location, in the middle of farmland and suurounded by forest."

    The luxury accommodation provided a wonderful homely retreat and was within easy driving distance to lakes, walks, culture filled towns and the historical remains of Hadrian's Wall.

    Reviewed by TriciaApr 2019

  • "Superb barn conversion in a remote location which was perfect for our holiday."

    Lots of walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by RayMar 2019

  • "The location was superb although being a bit isolated it was peaceful and the cottage again was superb with a large bed and quite large rooms and all the facilities were present."

    The only drawback was that when the weather is cold the cental heating was not that effective and we were not able to use the fire because of our mobility.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2018

  • "When we arrived at the cottage we were immediately impressed by the cleanliness and quality of the place."

    The beds and linen were some of the best we have experienced and we were really impressed! The kitchen was well enough equipped for us, plenty of crockery and glassware to meet our needs and enough pans and dishes to cook easily. The fridge was a little small given the distance from a large supermarket, but was fine for the four of us. We can recommend sausages from Rothbury if you visit Cragside, absolutely amazing! The location was just what we wanted, seclusion, perfect dark skies and picturesque. We were able to walk from the front door and the cows and sheep were lovely to watch from the kitchen window! Simon was warm and friendly without being intrusive in the slightest. We were left a welcome pack and that was really generous. Overall a delightful and friendly host! The location for us was perfect, we toured all of Northumberland and popped into Scotland :) We saw the Milky Way and then warmed ourselves by the log burner, absolutely perfect! We are hoping to book to come back next summer, the area and the cottage has really stolen our hearts!

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely time at Gallow Law."

    The cottage was everything & more. Beautiful comfy beds & luxurious bedding. The rooms are huge, light & airy yet it still manages to have a warm cosy feel to it. The welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, scones & wine were a lovely touch too - thank you! We weren’t able to eat out (due to food allergies) so had to cook indoors. However, we found the fridge a tad on the small side. The cottage is situated in a stunning part of Northumberland & would highly recommend. We’ll certainly be returning!

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2018

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and in a lovely and peaceful remote location with lots of good walks around."

    Reviewed by JulianAug 2018

  • "This was a superb cottage with definitely the wow factor."

    In addition to the lovely cottage its location is at least equally impressive, It is isolated but the scenery is lovely, the walking is on your doorstep. I cannot praise it enough - just one word of warning - you are 7 miles from the nearest village so no popping out for milk or bread. We and our dog Lia loved it.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2018

  • "My wife and I very much enjoyed the peace and quiet and picturesque remoteness of Gallow Law Cottage, being some three miles from the main road from Kielder to Bellingham, which in itself bears no comparison whatsoever to the volumes of traffic one experiences nearer to more densely populated areas."

    The owner, Simon, lives next door in Bower House and was very friendly and helpful and not at all intrusive. The welcome pack of scones, tea & coffee, milk and butter, not forgetting the bottle of wine, was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. Accommodation was very clean and comfortable and fully equipped as we all expect nowadays. Admittedly the weather was superb for our stay, but even if it had been not so good then we would have still enjoyed our stay and may even have used the TV and vast array of games and books available. There is plenty to see and do in the area, one week was not enough! We certainly recommend Gallow Law Cottage to those wanting a relaxing and peaceful holiday away from the "madding crowd".

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "This was our first holiday in a holiday cottage and Gallow Law has certainly set the bar high."

    Such a lovely cottage with plenty of room for the whole family. Very cosy and has everything you could need. It was lovely to arrive to a welcome package of scones, butter, bread, milk, wine and dog biscuits. The owner, Simon also brought round some freshly laid eggs which is just what we needed for our morning fry up. It’s such a peaceful location with lovely walks from the doorstep and not far from Kielder which is worth a visit. It was very helpful to have walking routes on the bookcase and plenty of information on places to visit. Thank you for a lovely stay, we were sad to be leaving but will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2018

  • "Beautiful and comfortable cottage."

    It had everything we needed, very thoughtfully well equipped. We loved the spaciousness and the locatiom being remote it meant we got no sound from the road at all. So peaceful, tranquil and serene. We were spoilt with the view too. Plenty of walking paths but we didn’t get to do many due to the weather and the ground being too saturated. Would definitely like to return in the future to explore more.

    Reviewed by ClarynMar 2018

  • "Outstanding peoperty and venue"

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2018

  • "A secluded cottage in Kielder forest with accommodation on one level, very comfortable and excellent facilities."

    The quality of goods included far exceed some holiday cottages we have experienced. Overall 5 star from us and we stay at quite a few holiday cottages throughout the country.

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2018

  • "We booked this cottage for 2 reasons, 1) dark skies so we could see stars without light pollution, we got clear cold nights but also a full moon, so we could only see the stars that we would see back at home."

    2) to have time away due to bonfire night, as our dog got very stressed last year at home, we got our wish and very chilled and relaxed dog. About the cottage.....WOW you get a lot of cottage for your money, particularly in off season, loads of internal space, photos don't do it justice and deceptive from front, if you are taking dog(s) there are safe areas for them front and back, back is preferred as you can see through several windows. Cast log stove makes lounge nice and cosy, watching flames dance with no lights on and a lovely moon rise in the old arch window, was a joy for me....but lost on the hound. Kitchen, plenty of space and enough utensils and cookware (take a water filter if you have one) water is from a bore hole, but tea is nicer having had water filtered. Bathroom, big, nice deep bath and separate shower.....but its the only one, if you have family of four, you may struggle at times. The area, well you got a forest on your doorstep, 2 rivers (1 front, 1 back) Kielder water not far away, Hadrian's wall (I recommend locating a place called the SILL) its a new education centre, great for kids. Hexham is nearest major town, lovely buildings, and shops a good park with skate park, nearest village is Bellingham, which has food shops, tea rooms, heritage centre with a railway carriage, a waterfall walk.....its a cracking area for those muddy walks and wide open spaces, my only gripe is dog and animals, the place is full of either sheep or cattle.....so no suitable places to let dog off lead, same with cottage area, only safe space to play is your rear enclosed garden, everywhere else has to be on lead. But apart from that I cannot recommend this cottage enough, for a autumn/winter hide away it's perfect.

    Reviewed by AlbertNov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage,perfect location for seeing stars at night,peaceful ,perfect base to explore Northumberland and other areas,highly recommend."

    Property owner was warm and hospitable would book again.

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage home from home down to every little detail."

    Views were lovely. Well worth the visit

    Reviewed by JeanetteAug 2017

  • "Our holiday in Gallow Law Cottage was superb, there was nothing negative in the experience!"

    Reviewed by GailAug 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Initial supply of logs included (1st October to 30th April bookings only)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed gravelled and patio area to rear and front
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Due to location on sheep farm, dogs must be kept on a lead
  • Note: Due to river on site, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is no mobile phone signal in this property
  • Note: This property does not have an electric vehicle charging point
  • If you wish to charge your electric vehicle via a three-pin domestic plug socket, permission will need to be granted in advance by the owner and a supplementary charge of £20.00 will need to be paid in advance of your arrival.

The property

Bursting with character expressed through exposed traditional beams, sloping ceilings and curved windows Gallow Law Cottage is situated in Tarset, a remote, wonderful part of England, ideal for those looking for a holiday in a peaceful environment.

A stone-built barn conversion based on one floor, beautifully furnished with contemporary finishes, this cottage still maintains its traditional feel throughout.

Gallow Law Cottage is made up of spacious rooms with a well-equipped kitchen with breakfasting space, as well as cosy open-plan sitting room with dining area.

The living area is also home to a woodburner, perfect for those chilly nights watching a film or reading a book.

The rest of the cottage is made up of two lovely spacious bedrooms comprising one super king-size double and one twin room, as well as a family bathroom with a traditional free standing bath and power shower.

Enjoy some alfresco dining outside on the patio area whilst looking out at the splendid views of the countryside across the property's enclosed garden.

Gallow Law Cottage is a large, stunning property perfect for a family looking to embrace the delightful nature and tranquillity of this beautiful part of the country.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 954603, together they sleep 8.

The Bower Cottages

Located in Kielder Water & Forest Park, known for its distinctive scenery, The Bower Cottages are right on the doorstep of fantastic walking, biking trails, water sports, horse riding and other adventure activities. The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is definitely worth a visit where you can experience the best star-gazing in the country and even spot the Andromeda Galaxy – a vast island of stars very similar to our own Milky Way. There is also an abundance of wildlife for you to observe and explorers can expect to encounter roe deer, otters, red squirrels, seven species of bat and a variety of birds, including ospreys. Set in a stunning, remote area these two stone-built barn conversions are the perfect holiday base for a family or group of friends looking to explore in a peaceful environment. In a secluded location, Bellingham is the closest town, offering plenty of history within the architecture, as well as an array of shops, pubs, cafes and a golf course. Being on the doorstep of the Northumberland National Park you are well placed to explore the beautiful countryside. Further afield the popular tourist attractions of the Northumberland coast, Lindisfarne and Hadrian’s wall are all accessible and make for a great day out.

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About the location

BELLINGHAM

Kielder Water 7 miles; Hadrian's Wall 12 miles; Corbridge 18 miles; Hexham 19 miles.

Known as the ‘capital’ of the North Tyne Valley, this delightful town of natural stone houses nestles close to the banks of the River North Tyne. Said to be sited on a Roman station, the charming market town has much of interest, including a 12th century church, heritage centre and 30ft waterfall, just to the north. It’s also on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and is just a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Water and Forest. Suitable for year-round holidays, this unspoilt area with its fishing, horse riding, abundant wildlife and superb walking country is a nature lover’s dream. There is a superb golf course close by and the area has abundant historical sites, stately homes and famous gardens.

Region Information

Note: Due to river on site, children must be supervised at all times.

Note: This property does NOT have an electric vehicle charging point. If you wish to charge your electric vehicle via a three-pin domestic plug socket, permission will need to be granted in advance by the owner and a supplementary charge of £20.00 will need to be paid in advance of your arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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