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Bridge Cottage

Haltwhistle near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland (Ref. 1203)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We were very pleased with the arrangements as at the very last minute we were relocated next door ."

    This was due to an issue left behind by previous holiday makers. The Hollie cottage was excellent and suited our needs well. Thankfully there was a dog towel as we completely forgot ours, first time away with my sons dog! The local charity shop helped out too! The only problem was working out the cooker as choices had been worn away! We had a comfortable stay, lacked nothing other than perhaps better weather! This was a return visit to the cottages and was as good as the last one, 15 years ago.

    thank you so much Gillian, I do think you were one of my first visitors from way back - will try to sort out the cooker directions - too much scrubbing!!! Bests viv xxxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2022

  • "Very disappointed."

    Strong smell of damp. Wallpaper hanging off walls and ceilings. Cobwebs, fly poo, dead flies stuck on blinds. Clear signs of damp. Paint on bed sheets. Radiator hanging off wall. Locked in bedroom at 2am in the morning door handle broken. Awoken at 4am following morning fire alarm going off. Opposite a busy road and builders yard ...noisy. outside entrance uneven steps dark trop hazard lighting not working. Absolute nightmare. I have given the owners fair and reasonable opportunity to appropriately compensate us but they have chosen not to and instead are now suggesting the bedroom door may need to be replaced although yesterday they said it was fine? The cottage if you can call it that needs an overhaul I could go on but safe to safe would not recommend under any circumstances

    This was a very last minute booking & our housekeeper went out of her way to pop down & give it a freshen up (having stood empty for a few weeks), this happened to be the hottest weekend so far this year, & occasionally if it is extremely wet outside there could be very rarely a slight odour, but as she had entered the premises she detected no damp smell. As it was very warm she opened a few windows to let the warm air circulate, left fresh milk & bottle of wine in the fridge. There could possibly have been a corner of wallpaper in the kitchen where it joins the wood paneling, this is on a corner & does have a tendency to be brushed past. We had no prior knowledge of a radiator hanging off the wall but it would appear that it may have been accidently knocked, as it is next to the offending door. The bracket had been bent giving the appearance of the radiator being slightly lopsided - this has now been rectified. As I live 50 miles from Haltwhistle, I totally depend on my housekeeper - who lives 2 mins away & her phone number in is the guest book, to problem solve if they can, which was why i wasn't sure of the door lock. The bedroom door isn't an actual lock, but the mechanism had become stuck apparently - this has never been mentioned by any prior guest or the housekeeper. I was assured that it as totally fine once the screws had been replaced by a local joiner (although, I was willing to replace the door, had it been dangerous). This is a country property, as is my own house, I am aware that cobwebs can be removed in the morning & re-appear in the afternoon. The flies stuck in the blinds could have happened overnight, as there are very tiny flies often up there as it is next to a burn. My housekeeper always wipes the blinds as part of her routine, but as the cottages are cleaned as soon as possible after guests leave, then when she went down to do a freshen-up she could have missed these. I have no notion of what fly poo is? There are only smoke alarms in this property, as it is all electric, the batteries were renewed at the beginning of the season, so I have no idea why they would bleep, unless someone had been smoking or burning toast or the batteries had been faulty........ Lisa could find no sign of paint on the bedsheets & as we have oodles of spare bedding they certainly would not have been used had paint been on them. There are two bypasses in Haltwhistle, so although the road is outside it is only used by local village traffic. The road is clearly visible on the images of Bridge Cottage. As for the builders yard - the back of it adjoins the road opposite, so most of the business is done from the opposite side of the yard. It is not open weekends. I can only apologise for her early awakening @ 8.30am on Monday morning. The steps to the rear of the cottage that she mentions are the same rustic type used at Cragside and many country walks, however ours have PIR lighting as well as solar lights. I did offer a 10% reduction & Sykes did return her booking fee. I can say not more than this & I will never again take a very last minute booking due to the extra costs incurred from this particular booking. At least the two previous clients have both loved Bridge & Haltwhistle even though they had some of the worse storms ever. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic break at Bridge Cottage, tooked away in the corner of Haltwhistle."

    Although the weather was wet and windy it didn't stop us from creating brilliant memories. We would be happy to return one day. Definitely recommend.

    amazing feedback & from a horrid weather weekend - thank you so so much xxxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous stay."

    Will definitely be back in the future.

    thank you so much & love to hear this response - we do try so hard to keep our premises immaculate xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "The cottage has a feeling of being uncared for."

    It is certainly not recently refurbished and needs a good deep clean. The fire in living room didn’t work, the fridge had broken shelves, the shower drain was dirty , our bed was not fitted together so it moved about, generally worse cottage we have ever stayed in.

    The fire in the living room did actually work & is still in use, the instructions which are quite simple are in the introductory folder, the bed was less than two weeks old & may just have needed re-tightening, there was one shelf in the fridge missing as the previous occupants had broken it - this was replaced a week later for the next occupant - unfortunate but i would not have thought a dealbreaker, likewise the drainage cap had been removed & was then replaced a week later - it is pretty impossible to remedy damages within the few hours of a turnaround - so sorry it was so horrific & \I wonder why you didnt contact either me or Lyn for instructions or complaints... Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelindaJul 2021

  • "A lovely warm and cosy cottage."

    Good bed and we slept like logs. Having said that we did notice the traffic on Monday morning but had to get up early anyway. The only real problem was the shower which was totally inadequate. I couldn’t wash my hair at all. With such a large walk in shower why don’t the owners upgrade to a more powerful unit?? On that basis only we won’t be staying there again

    we are so looking into the showergate 'thing' & will be upgrading, but it is so so difficult in listed properties .... xxx Feedback so so so much appreciated Bests viv xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2020

  • "“Visited the property in October, unfortunately there were a couple of issues in regard to damp and cleaning at the property including a damp smell throughout."

    This was reported to Sykes and the owners who dealt with the issue satisfactorily. I do think the property is in need of some TLC and understand the owners have taken the feedback on board”

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Haltwhistle is a lovely all the people we met were very friendly"

    thank you so very much Andrea this is so appreciated xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2020

  • "Very convenient for town centre & Hadrians Wall."

    Nice old cottage, well equipped and with a secluded parking spot, with a gate, round the back where there was also a seating area. Only criticism is the old mattress - very uncomfortable.

    old mattress replaced immediately bests viv & thank you so much for the feedback xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliciaNov 2019

  • "Kitchen very small, not enough worktop space for food preparation."

    Bathroom very cramped. Shower was fine, but wash basin and toilet crammed together. Anyone large would really struggle. Off road parking space ok, but overhung by laurel bushes that needed pruning. Car was covered in pigeon droppings and sticky substance from trees.

    Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry for the inconvenience of the parking area, however, there were other areas across the burn & bridge that are avaiable after unloading - these laurels are cleared back 2 x a year so probably were due just after you left, so i do apologise about that. The kitchen is small but that is obivous from the images & description. These cottages are what they are - originally one up one down, but now have 2 x up. This also includes the bathroom, again which is small, we recently had an architect complete the plan in detail ensuring enough space to shower. The toilet & washbasin in a fixed unit & the washbasin tiny to enable the shower to be incredibly accessible, he advised as long as the shower area was substantial, most guests don't spend much time in other areas of the bathroom. We appreciate your comments and hope that there were some positive aspects to your holiday as well. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2019

  • "A lovely compact cottage, very well equipped."

    The location was perfect although it was unfortunate that there is a plant yard directly opposite which made late starts impossible. The cottage did smell rather damp, although it was obviously well cleaned.

    with the age of the properties - there is an occasional smell of damp if there has been persistent rain, we always try to keep a small window open to allow a draft through the cottage , however if someone is cooking without a window/or the fan operating it can suffer from condensation ... we do state in the intro file to have some airflow if cooking .... xxxbut a lovely review & we thank you xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay at Bridge cottage."

    Well-equipped Cottage, well -situated for walks, visits to Hadrian’s Wall and Vindolanda. Plenty of shops and places to eat close by in the town. Considerate host who provided great information and a warm welcome including milk and chocolates.

    Reviewed by JanFeb 2019

  • "Great location!"

    We have a dog and there was a lane on the side of the terrace, by the stream that led one way to the river and the other up to Hadrians wall. The walk to Cawfield on Hadrians wall is a really pretty walk by the stream, up to Cawfields, on the wall. Cottage was ideal for us, Every facility you would need, lovely comfy bed, and tiled floor so easy to clean after the dog! Would definitely return, and recommend.

    Reviewed by JeanDec 2018

  • "The cottage is in a good location for walking the dog, for take a ways and a good pub."

    It is rather tired and lacks Wi-Fi connection, but it was warm and cosy and we had a lovely walking holiday.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2018

  • "Good accommodation."

    Ideally located for walking holiday.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2018

  • "Good value for money , very nice cottage ."

    No complaints .

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2018

  • "There were many things that we felt let down on mainly the cottage was damp on the ground floor, to the point were we had to remove slugs that appeared."

    The shower room was cold and very poor water pressure, it was hard to wash with water flow. Owner was friendly and welcoming,a mobile contact would have been useful.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "Had a lovely holiday cottage really cosy would recommend"

    Reviewed by EvelynMar 2018

  • "LOVELY COTTAGE, VERY COMFORTABLE AND VERY RELAXING."

    HAD A GREAT TIME. GOOD LOCATION

    Reviewed by DianneMar 2017

  • "Please note that mobile phone reception in the house can be poor."

    My O2 could not get anysignal inside (although it did 5 yards from the front door!). Network 3 was fine both in & outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by MikeNov 2016

  • "Lovely area and beautiful natural surroundings."

    Very friendly and helpful owners

    Reviewed by MeganOct 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped fitted kitchen
  • Cosy sitting room with dining area and feature electric stove.
  • Electric night storage heaters with electric stove in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, video, DVD player, stereo/CD player
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Small walled patio area with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off road parking for 1 car with additional roadside parking also available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs (serving food) 5 mins walk.

The property

A cosy 19th century end-terrace cottage, set in a rural position on the outskirts of the popular market town of Haltwhistle.

Refurbished and decorated to a high standard, the property offers comfortable and well-equipped accommodation, including a fully-fitted kitchen, sitting room with dining area, and a pretty, walled patio garden - perfect for eating alfresco.

The surroundings are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of Hadrian's Wall Country, and provide excellent walking and fishing (there is fishing on the North Tyne 2 minutes from the property).

The cottage is also located on the spectacular burn gorge walk, which leads to Hadrian's Wall.

With the amenities of Haltwhistle close by, as well as access to attractions such as Alnwick Castle and the Heritage Coast, this makes a truly great base for a family holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 6796 and Ref. 10490 to accommodate 12.

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About the location

HALTWHISTLE

Hexham 17 miles.

Known as the 'Centre of Britain', this small market town is a great place from which to explore both Northumberland and Cumbria. Haltwhistle boasts a good range of shops and pubs - one of which, The Black Bull, is a real ale pub serving good food! There is an excellent leisure centre with heated open air swimming pool and cycle hire in the town, with pony trekking nearby. One of the best preserved stretches of Hadrian's Wall is only a mile to the north with various museums, forts and milecastles to be seen. There is even an ongoing 'dig' at the nearby site of Vindolanda. This truly is magnificent walking, riding and cycling country, with the Pennine Way and various bridleways and cycle routes passing rivers, forests, castles and of course, Hadrian's Wall. Visitors will enjoy this location in all weather and all seasons – a regular train and bus service from the town to Newcastle, The Metro Centre and Carlisle, means that you can leave the car behind and enjoy!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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