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Shaftoe Mews

(Ref. 997699)

Haydon Bridge, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (13)
  • lovely (10)
  • house (9)
  • well (8)
  • anna (8)
  • stay (7)

22 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful home in a beautiful part of the world."

    We had a lovely time with two families, with plenty of room for everyone. Great location in the centre of town, with plenty to do in the area. Anna was a responsive and accommodating host.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning property and Anna the host was superb."

    Always quick to respond to any queries. Takes a while to heat up as the heating system is via the solid fuel fire but just a quirk of a very quirky house. Beautifully decorated and in a lovely setting. Would definitely go back. Stunning.

    Reviewed by Blair4.7Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely cosy house which is full of interesting things to look at and has everything you need for a stay away."

    We loved staying there!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent location from which to explore Northumberland on foot and via public transport."

    Local amenities are also very good. The village is very peaceful and views of the South Tyne across the bridge stunning. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved the quirk."

    You can tell a lot of love has gone into this house. Nice greeting and any queries answered. Great base for the best bits of Hadrian's Wall and river walks. Good pubs and eateries two minutes away. Good Co-Op. Really friendly village and neighbours.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Feb 2023

  • "A really interesting property- great reclamation of historic architectural features throughout."

    The house is well placed for visiting Hadrians wall.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Shaftoe House."

    The communication, welcome and the house itself were all excellent. Ashley & Anna were very helpful and all the facilities and equipment in the house were great. The location is stunning and we’ll definitely return in the future. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely Lovely house."

    Lovely owners. Lovely family holiday. On the doorstep of Hadrians Wall, the village of Haydon Bridge is a great central location for exploring Cumbria and Durham, as well as Northumberland. Coffee house 30 secs walk and Co-op 3 mins

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Aug 2022

  • "A gem in the heart of Haydon Bridge village."

    Excellent facilities, high spec fixtures and fittings and a thoughtful accommodating host. The parking space is a little awkward to get in and out of but nonetheless this is a fantastic holiday home and we thoroughly recommend. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property and the owner was very helpful."

    Had a minor issue with the hot water that stopped working mid-holiday, contacted the owner and they had a plumber out to fix the problem within a few hours! The owner was very thoughtful and on arrival we found a complementary bottle of Prosecco and 2 pints of milk in the fridge with some local quality biscuits on the kitchen table - a nice touch! There was also complementary access to Netflix on the big (65 inch?) TV. This property was a great base for exploring the Roman forts and Hadrian’s wall that were nearby, and even a trip over to Kielder Forest was only about a 50 minute trip. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a fabulous place to stay!"

    This lovely house is quirky and delightful and surpassed our expectations. The owners were on hand and very eager to assist us with anything. Your every need for a whole family stay is catered for and we all loved it, from 1yr - 65yrs. A huge thank you for the birthday presents for our family, too! This is an exceptional holiday home. Thank you!

    Thank you very much for your feedback and letting us know we got it right and you all had a super holiday and loved the holiday house. We do try hard to cater for those personalised details to make it even more special. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay here for New Years, photos don’t do the cottage justice."

    And the host was super helpful and friendly.

    Christmas and New year are lovely events to lavish and dress the house with xmas trees and decorations. We cannot guarantee the snow however cosying around the log stove with candles and a welcoming bottle of Prosecco sets the tone for a lovely holiday. Listening to feedback we have worked hard upgrading the holiday house and want our guests to have a wonderful experience. It is an unusual house and most people react with delight when they walk through the door. Bathrooms have been upgraded so that the showers are both accessible at the same time. A dishwasher has been designed and installed in the kitchen. A luxurious masterchef cooker with multiple ovens has replaced previous one and blinds for the other bedrooms are been put in place. We are most conscientious to make sure your stay is a lovely experience Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Dec 2021

  • "The arrival and departure times on website does not match the owners requests."

    Eight people trying to shower in facilities that only provided for one person to shower at anytime was not great to say the least. Pillows need replacing. No locks on bathroom. Dishwasher needed for size of accommodation. Totally overpriced.

    The arrival and departure times have been changed to accommodate the extra time required to make sure the house is ready for our guests. There are two bathrooms including two showers and a bath as advertised. Pillows have been replaced to a higher standard. Thank you for highlighting the locks these will be put in place. A dishwasher may be considered in the future but at the moment the traditional style kitchen can not accommodate one. Pricing structures are decided by the letting agency. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John1.9Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cosy mews cottage in a great setting."

    Host was great. Great venue for Hadrian's wall and stunning countryside.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean and bright."

    Spacious and well kitted out with everything you would need. Just a few things that were slight niggles: fabric on the settee was quite itchy and not comfortable on bare skin, Over took a very long time to heat up and cook food (think 40 mins for oven chips),

    The sofas are new from Barker and Stonehouse and the upholstery is a traditional tweed wool - sorry it was itchy I'll look out for some throws to make it more comfortable! I will check the oven out however there is also a combination oven that also does microwave and conventional cooking Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Aug 2020

  • "Spacious, very well equipped, warm, comfortable accommodation in centre of town with parking outside the door."

    Very convenient for Hadrian's Wall/Northumbria and short walk to the train station for access and sightseeing further afield. Only downsides were the absence of immediate outside space or blinds/curtains on the skylights in two bedrooms meaning the children woke too early.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage with exceptional service from Anna!"

    Plenty of logs/kindling for the wood burner kept us cosy all week and she even gave us a bottle of prosecco & biscuits to celebrate the New Year! 100% would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2019

  • "Shaftoe Mews was a lovely place to stay."

    Very cosy and clean. Everything we needed for a weeks stay. Local shop and pubs. Great base for touring Northumberland. The children loved it. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2019

  • "Shaftoe House was a beautiful base for our holiday last week."

    The owner, Anna, met us and showed us around, explaining everything. There were biscuits to welcome us, as well as a pantry with a good supply of all the essentials. The log burner was going and we couldn’t have been made more welcome. The house itself was immaculate and a lot of effort has clearly gone into making this cottage as enjoyable a stay as possible. You are literally 2 minutes from the local pub, which serves great meals. There’s a tasty chip shop close by, with a mini supermarket less than 5 min walk away. The location is beautiful, with the River South Tyne next to the pub. Loads to do close by with Hadrians Wall, castles etc, with the coast not being too far away either. You certainly won’t be disappointed staying here!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time during our three day visit and the cottage was extremely comfortable and well stocked for all our needs."

    Our one suggestion would be to consider heavy blinds or curtains in the bedrooms (not including the attic room which was fine!) as we were awake early due to light coming in, especially in the rooms with dormer windows. On the whole though, Anna, the owner was very welcoming and approachable, she even had a fire roaring for us on arrival! The cottage was spotless and comfortable and in a great spot to explore a very beautiful part of the world. Thank you for having us and we will hopefully be back soon :)

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in a spacious home with a super host , Anna, who responded to any of our problems."

    We needed advice and repairs and these were attended to promptly and efficiently - thank you. The local area was superb and we enjoyed a great Roman week.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Shaftoe Mews."

    Everything was sparkly clean and new and the house is just lovely and full of beautiful details. We were welcomed by Anna with perfect instructions and lovely homemade marmelade, biscuits, wine and even prosecco! The house was really comfortable and located in a lovely secluded mews in Haydon Bridge a lovely town in Northumberland close to lots of great places to explore. We had a wonderful time and definitely recommend staying at Shaftoe Mews for a taste of the lovely country life of Northumberland. Thank you so much!!!!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 3 x doubles (one with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC), 1 x second floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Updated soft furnishings (2022)
  • Solid fuel and log stove
  • electric heaters
  • Professional Electric Oven with ceramic hob and multiple ovens
  • dishwasher
  • fridge/freezer
  • washing machine
  • tumble dryer
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk

The property

Nestled in the pretty village of Haydon Bridge, between Northumberland National Park and North Pennines AONB, is 3 Shaftoe Street.

With access to Muckle Moss National Nature Reserve and Hadrian's Wall right on the doorstep, enjoy a restful break with your family and friends.

This stone cottage oozes character from the open-plan living room, right up to the second floor bedroom resting under the eaves.

It offers exposed beams, painted stone walls and period-style furnishings.

The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances in an unusual style.

There is a Welsh dresser housing the crockery and a multi-fuel stove filling the home with warmth on a chilly winter's night.

Relax and unwind on the plush sofas in the sitting area and take in the pretty surroundings.

The first floor plays host to three double bedrooms, one boasting its very own en-suite shower room, whilst the high-class bathroom comes with a bath and shower over.

Up on the top floor you have another double with Velux windows drawing in the natural light and traditional furniture and beams, adding character to the space.

Outside you have a seating area and off-road parking for one vehicle.

Haydon Bridge has a railway station, riverside walks, pubs, shops and a tourist information centre.

You have access to the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle via the A69 from the village, where you can explore a variety of attractions, as well as shops, pubs, restaurants and a thriving nightlife.

Visit Carlisle Castle, its racecourse and cathedral, along with the Life Science Centre and Discovery Museum at Newcastle.

Cross the Tyne Bridge to Gateshead for more shops, pubs and the Shipley Art Gallery.

Keilder Forest can also be easily reached by car, home to northern Europe's largest man-made lake.

With so much to see and do in the surrounding area, how can you miss an opportunity at this delightful getaway.

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About the location


Hexham 8 miles; Haltwhistle 8 miles.

The attractive village of Haydon Bridge is situated between the market town of Hexham and Haltwhistle, close to the A69, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, and only a short drive away from the magnificent remains of the Roman Forts on Hadrians Wall, a World Heritage Site. There are some delightful walks in the area, but perhaps the loveliest are at Allen Banks - 194 acres of woodland and riverside paths just 3 miles from Haydon Bridge. The picturesque village of Haydon Bridge dates back to the 14th Century and is situated on both banks of the South Tyne river with an ancient pedestrian bridge over. Amenities in the village include a railway station, a variety of shops, pubs, a local tourist information centre, churches and riverside walks. Haydon Bridge is a great base for exploring Northumbria!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas