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East Farm House

Humshaugh near Hexham, Northumberland (Ref. 912927)



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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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning property in a beautiful location."

    Loads of space. Comfortable beds and sofas. The games room and great selection of board games were a great hit as was the really short walk to the great pub. Would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2021

  • "Big spacious house with huge garden area even including a rickety gazebo (take care!"

    - doors held on by solitary remaining hinge). Very well equipped, except that a few things here and there need better maintenance. Cooker extract and light not working, bedroom ceiling light doesn't work, windows get stuck, dining room needs a better light (we couldn't use the room at all), we had to change a couple of bulbs ourselves, and most disturbing of all - the smoke alarm malfunctioned at 5am waking everyone and the screaming siren could only be stopped by our partially dismantling the alarm! We notice the alarm had a label saying 'must be replaced by Oct 2020' - ie. one year ago! The house has great potential - eg. good showers, comfy rooms, nice family size kitchen, every conceivable piece of kitchen equipment (except coffee machine doesn't work) and great garden but does need better maintenance

    Reviewed by EugeneSep 2021

  • "We couldn’t believe this farmhouse."

    Yes, some minor niggles with the fridge freezer and upstairs windows but the rest far outweighed these. It was spacious inside and out, with a well equipped kitchen. The garden was spacious and private, the seating in the lounge was amazing and the beds comfy. The pool table was certainly a hit with everyone. Not only was the farmhouse quiet we were near to some beautiful local walks, pubs and local shop. We loved the area particularly as we were so close to Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda, Housestead and the Roman Army came but a beautiful trip across the countryside lead to a wonderful day at Druridge Bay by the sea. We were charmed by the place and the area and would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "First of all I would say that it is a great property, a good size and in a very nice location but that said you have major problems that I list below, especially considering the high price of rental it leaves a lot be rectified."

    Cleanliness- Kitchen floor lots of residual dirt built up over a long period and needs a deep steam clean as do the bathroom floors. Carpets are old and shabby and if they are being retained also need a deep clean. The sofas would benefit of the same. Bedding some of the sheets had stains on them, so washing quality is suspect. Central heating - needs draining down and radiators bleeding as noisy and inefficient as well as the controls for it need replacing as in bad order. Fridge and Freezer are in bad order falling apart and freezer has not been defrosted in a long while and should be of a larger size considering the size of accommodation and number of people using it. Furniture- bedroom furniture handles falling off and need repair. Lastly whoever is responsible for managing this property is not doing their job properly, for as well as the above we tried contacting them on arrival as we had a issue with the key safe via text, email and phone and NOBODY bothered to call us back to help, so all in all you will not be getting any more recommendations or business from me and I will mention this on Facebook as think you are miss selling this property.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Sykes booking system was excellent but the house was disappointing."

    Extremely expensive and would expect luxury stay in line with the cost but although the location was great the beds were ancient and extremely uncomfortable with terrible mattresses where you could feel the springs with exception of the master bed that appears to be new. The 2nd double has bird poo splattered all over the fireplace. All the duvets are 13.5togs in the summer so not only is mattress uncomfortable you’re also far too hot. The kitchen is poorly equipped with no sharp knives and tiny saucepans or one massive catering size one. The kitchen is dated and the bathrooms even more so. That’s what we paid £2000 a week for! The size of the property is great though and the games room a bonus with kids. The caretaker was also brilliant in organising for a broken loo to be fixed quickly. We wouldn’t go back to this house although would definitely go back to the area.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2021

  • "The cottage had plenty of space and a lovely garden for the kids."

    They loved the pool table but we're disappointed the games console didn't work. Facilities were good with washing machine, tumble dryer and dish washer. Great location for going out to tourist destinations. Great pub just down the road. Let itself down with cleanliness especially during covid. The cottage felt grubby and a such we felt we needed to clean it ourselves to ensure it was disinfected. It was clear it got cleaned a bit between guests but I felt they took quite a few short cuts with hoovering, dusting etc.

    Reviewed by JessJul 2021

  • "Sykes booking was very efficient, both the online and email experience."

    East Farm House was perfect for what we were looking for. A beautiful, spacious house with a large, pretty garden.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "A lovely property; warm, spacious, well equipped, everything worked."

    A fine garden to sit in, easy walkable distance to a good pub or country lanes. We would have liked another week.

    Reviewed by HowardSep 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with lovely gardens in a great area for holidays - with the Roman wall, Hexham, Kielder, Durham snd the Northumbria coast all In the area."

    The house is spacious, well presented and private, and the village Shop and pub both very friendly. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2020

  • "This house easily accommodates a large family group with lots of space."

    It is situated in a great location for exploring the historical roman sites, walking the wall or spending time in lovely Hexham. With a friendly local pub just at the end of the road it was easy to get dinner on arrival. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by ChrisJan 2020

  • "The house was absolutely lovely, and in a great location, with plenty to do nearby (especially a choice of great options to see Hadrian's Wall)."

    The house was warm and comfortable, and we were able to get hold of the property manager easily. Loads of seating for 8, with a great dining room and sitting room, and space to eat in the kitchen too. A choice of DVDs and board games, as well as reading books was a nice touch, and the kids were entertained on rainy days. A few things are starting to look a little worn (eg. chipped dishes, freezer drawers), and it would be great to have a couple of ice trays for use, but otherwise really perfect for our stay. Thanks!

    Reviewed by KatyOct 2019

  • "The windows were painted up and so some rooms they were impossible to open which was an inconvenience."

    Cigarette butts around the outside seating area which we had to clear up before using the area. Lovely peaceful area and good local facilities

    Reviewed by DianaJun 2019

  • "It was a lovely big warm and comfortable house with a pleasant large south facing garden."

    It was well positioned for visiting Roman sites and places further afield. The volunteers in the village shop and the local pub landlady were very friendly as were all the local residents that we encountered. It was a lovely environment in which to spend a week, which included attending our son's wedding.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "East farm house made an amazing new year for us."

    A lovely comfortable and spacious house with everything you need. Would like to thank the house owner Louis for being a great host.

    Reviewed by JakeDec 2018

  • "Our holiday cottage was lovely, not only full of character but the cottage was well kitted out with good quality cooking facilities well able to cater for 8 adults."

    The pool table was a real bonus. There are several lovely walks from the village of Humshaugh, great for an evening stroll after your meal. The area itself is perfect for more serious hiking on Hadrian’s wall, etc. Shopping facilities in nearby Hexham are excellent. There are some National Trust properties nearby that are well worth a visit. Morris Dancing at the village pub was another unexpected bonus. I can highly recommend this stay.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2018

  • "Was a truly magical experience in the snow and although we left a day early due to weather conditions the owners couldn't have been nicer offering extended stay if needed to avoid the treacherous roads."

    The village was beautiful and had a fantastic local bar and shop, the proprietors of both being extremely friendly. All in all I'd visit this place again and will continue to use sykes as I always have well into the future.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "Overall a good property with the following exceptions:- Folder containing information about kitchen appliances could not be found Heating system very noisy startup in two rooms, small double and small twin, and woke up occupiers."

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2017

  • "The accomodation is of very good quality."

    It is a roomy, warm welcoming place even on a cold weekend. Bedrooms and living spaces large and attractively decorated. Everything was clean and tidy. Washing up liquid was supplied which is always good plus the bath towels were really superb. A welcoming bottle of wine with some biscuits and tea and coffee were also available in case you forgot to bring your own. Probably the best cottage I've stayed in. Situated in a pretty village. Handy for the pub, 3 minutes walk, and well located for visiting all the Roman sites

    Reviewed by JimNov 2017

  • "8 very satisfied visitors."

    Reviewed by LinNov 2017

  • "Comfort is everything to us."

    This house had it in abundance. 9 very happy people;including one 68 year old and one toddler,

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2017

  • "A great, comfortable, well appointed farmhouse for a family holiday."

    Lots to do in the area and 3 generations thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Crown Inn in the village has excellent food and friendly staff.

    Reviewed by JApr 2017

  • "Afety - three of the external doors are fitted with security bolts."

    Of these three doors one did not have a key for it so the only option was to lock it using the bolts. This is a safety issue as to use the door for emergency egress would involve operating the bolts which (because the door has warped) was difficult and time consuming. The other two of these doors seem to need replacement bolts because, as well as being stiff to operate, the bolt operating keys slipped in the locks taking several attempts to operate the bolts fully - again this is a potential safety issue. Generally the cleanliness was of a high standard but when we emptied the rubbish bins in the kitchen, on removing the bin liners containing the the rubbish we found the bottom of each bin to be filthy. Neither of the bin liners we used had "leaked" but the accumulation of deposits must have occurred over a few weeks. The deposits were confined to the bottom of the bins and hot water and a light scrub was all that was needed to leave the bins in the state we would have expected to find them.

    Reviewed by RobinApr 2017

  • "Very large accommodation, and well sited to explore Northumbria."

    Small village but has a lovely pub and a handy shop. Very relaxing

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2016

  • "The cottage was fantastic and the simplicity in which the booking was made and paid for."

    Also we were not bothered once when we were there but the gentleman in charge of the house was easy to contact if needed.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2016

  • "The house was a lovely place to relax and the kitchen was perfect for baking!"

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2016

  • "East Farm House was absolutely perfect."

    The owner was very helpful and responded immediately to any requests. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by ChristinaApr 2016

  • "A wonderful house in a great area, didn't want to leave!"

    Reviewed by JohannaApr 2016

  • "East Farm House was everything we expected it to be."

    A lovely big farmhouse that was well looked after. Owner was there when we arrived and he gave us a history of the building and useful information about the area.

    Reviewed by LorraineFeb 2016

  • "It was a pleasure to stay in such a beautiful cottage."

    Can't praise this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by KimberleySep 2015

  • "The Farm House was fantastic and thoughtfully equipped."

    The garden was a real delight. We would very happily have stayed for longer.

    Reviewed by Marie-LouiseAug 2015

  • "This was our first visit to Northumberland and it was truly memorable."

    The scenery and the history together with a beautiful property to call home for 7 days has made for a wonderful family holiday.

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2015

  • "Great location, quiet, but very close to the excellent facilities of the village and to local attractions."

    Children and adults loved having the pool table. Chairs for sitting out in the garden were appreciated.

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2015

  • "A very good property."

    The facilities were excellent, there was lots of room. It was great in the evening and at meal times as we all, 8 of us, just sat around the kitchen table. All in all we all agreed it was a great spot, with the pub being so close also, for a great weekend.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2015

  • "Absolutely superb, a great house in a great location, perfect for families wanting to get out and about - close to Hadrian's wall, many attractions, great pub and shop in the village and a comfy warm home to come back to!"

    Lovely décor, log burning stove and modern appliances, comfy beds, nice little games room - kids loved the pool table. Everything included in the price - hard to beat!

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2015

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The property

This stunning 17th century, Grade II listed semi-detached farmhouse is situated next to the owner's home, in the pretty village of Humshaugh, six miles from the bustling market town of Hexham, close to the Northumberland National Park.

This exceptional Humshaugh cottage has been tastefully furnished to a high standard to offer both luxury and comfort in equal measure, ideal for friends or families seeking a special base for a memorable holiday.

The accommodation is spacious throughout with four bedrooms, including one with en-suite facilities set on the first floor.

The ground floor at this Humshaugh cottage comprises of a light and airy kitchen with small dining area, along with a separate dining room where everyone can gather together after a great day exploring the area, and the large sitting room with its warming woodburner ensures a relaxed evening after a rousing winter’s walk.

The large, enclosed garden at this holiday home near Hexham includes a pretty patio with furniture, where you can enjoy alfresco dining throughout the summer whilst soaking up the views over the Tyne Valley beyond.

A short stroll will take you to a friendly pub, which serves good food and real ales, and there are a number of attractions close to this Northumberland cottage, with Hadrian’s Wall, Newcastle, Kielder and the Heritage Coastline all within driving distance.

Whatever you choose, this Humshaugh holiday home offers a beautiful farmhouse setting for a gathering to remember.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 950451, together they sleep 12.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room with pool table.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with patio, pond and furniture, plus rear courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond in the front garden; children to be supervised
  • Check in 4pm and check out 10am

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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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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