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Humbleton Cottage

(Ref. 961546)

Haydon Bridge near Hexham, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "A great location with views over the valley (when it isn't misty/raining!"

    ) Lots of character in the cottage and plenty to explore/visit in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Anna3.8Sep 2023

  • "A great cottage - worked perfectly for the two of us (and would likely have worked well had we brought our two kids as well)."

    Excellent base for exploring the countryside, walking the wall and visiting the local historical sites. Kitchen was well equipped for cooking, and the patio was a delightful place to dine and chat with the neighboring cows that seemed curious about us.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our week at Humbleton Cottage."

    The remote location was fantastic, beautiful rolling countryside and the constant entertainment of Sebastian (the bull in the field next door) and his band of admiring cows! The cottage couldn't be more comfortable and ensured that rain or shine, we always had a lovely relaxing option...whether that be exploring the surrounding countryside or watching the weather roll by, from the comfort of the cottage. We also managed to get the cuckoo clock chiming, sometimes even on time!! Many thanks to our hosts that ensured that everything was taken care of and left a lovely bottle of prosecco upon arrival. Thanks again - The Sayer family.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Awesome property in a dab location"

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jun 2023

  • "We have just revisited 11 - 18 Mar 2023 and wanted to submit a review (having not completed one back in November)."

    We’ve had a truly lovely break at Humbleton Cottage. It is situated in a dream location with the sounds and sights of Curlews and Lapwings within yards. We saw deer and also a few sightings of a Kestrel. The cottage is really cosy and comfortable with amazing views over the moor and the valley. Relaxation here is not difficult as it’s so peaceful and secluded - we loved it. We were also fortunate to have one clear night during our stay and the view of the stars is staggering. On arrival, the hosts were just about to leave and greeted us - what a lovely couple. Thank you David and Angela - we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the best of Northumberland (what a beautiful county)."

    The cottage itself is glorious! So peaceful, quiet and cosy - I never want to leave it! I would be quite happy to just hunker down and spend the whole week there! The owners, David and Amanda, are lovely and make you feel so welcome, I can't thank them enough for the wonderful times I have spent there

    Thank you for them very nice kind words Kind regards David and Angela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a delightful cottage."

    The views all around are stunning. The owner and caretaker could not be more helpful and friendly. There are comments in other reviews about the electric being solar. This system is quite sophisticated with batteries and a generator to back it up. We had no problems with it at all and felt rather smug to have been there 2 weeks using entirely renewable electricity! Be aware that the postcode in a satnav takes you a few hundred yards further down the road if coming from Hexham. The entrance is just opposite a very tall chimney of a disused mine.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved the remoteness of this cottage."

    Wonderful views and wildlife. Nice to see personal items ie crockery etc…. Such a change from the usual IKEA items! We did find the sofa a little uncomfortable however after a few wines we weren’t bothered at all! Nice clean bedding and towels, good quality too. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful setting matches the cottage."

    A brilliant hub visit the surround area.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2022

  • "Ideal place for complete isolation & that’s what we loved about this cottage."

    If you have a dog the area is well secured. This is a very comfortable cottage, everything you need is there. Although there are a few very minor updates could be done but nothing that would spoil your stay, we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was in a wonderful location."

    We found it in need of a serious clean ,upgrade and maintenance.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful setting no neighbour's apart from cows and sheep ."

    Loved the bird feeding station Spotless Would have liked a more comfortable settee and a freezer would go back if these could be sorted

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Humbleton Cottage."

    We like an isolated location and this fitted the bill perfectly. Surrounded by fields and with wide reaching views, you can see the line of Hadrians Wall on a clear day. We also saw sheep and cows a plenty right outside, also deer and hares on occasion. The cottage is very clean and and well equipped. It should however be noted that the listing stated there is a freezer, there isn’t, just a small ice box in the fridge, this was a serious inconvenience for us, if I had known I would have planned differently. The hob is gas and not electric as listed. Also we were not made aware that the property does not have mains power, it is off grid for electricity and relies on Solar power. If there is a problem there is a back up generator which the very helpful local caretaker Marc is happy to run. The system works well. Hexham is about 10 to 15 minutes drive with all the shopping facilities you might need and we found the location very convenient for seeing a lot of Northumberland and Cumbria. We even managed a boat trip from Seahouses to the Farne Islands which was well worth doing. We stayed for two weeks and certainly recommend the cottage but suggest the listing information is corrected for future guests.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.4May 2022

  • "Just Stunning!"

    The Cottage is beautifully presented and is clean and cosy with some unique touches. Perfect for those that want a rural retreat that is very dog friendly and is also an excellent location for exploring Northumberland. Highlights for us were Ashgill Force, the antique shop in Brampton and a day trip to Bamburgh. Special thanks to Marc and David who were very welcoming and incredibly helpful.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was great and delivered exactly what we hoped for from the photographs."

    The property has been well refurbished and thoughtfully furnished and was spotlessly clean. The owners and the point of contact at the cottage were very helpful. Plenty of walking and historical points of interest nearby. Overall, a peaceful “away from it all” break, and the dog loved it too. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is a great place to getaway."

    We enjoyed the setting in such beautiful countryside. The cottage itself is delightful. We had a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2021

  • "Loved this cottage so much, I've already booked again for next year!"

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location for exploring Hadrian's Wall country and Kielder to the north; Cumbria to the west, Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south, and Newcastle - and surrounding areas - to the east."

    Brilliant! And Hexham's a great wee town too.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2021

  • "No visitors information in place."

    Normally would expect details of how to operate heating,washing machine,wifi instructions etc.Together with phone numbers of services,ie Dentist,surgeries,nearest hospitals.No suggestions for walks and information of local area.Some useful information is picked up in guest book,with also pubs and or restaurants visitors have been to and now recommend,alas,no such book in place.We where unable to access use of tv had a connection problem which we could not solve.Owners tried to give telephone advise,to no avail.fortunately,good selection of DVD’s.Overall this did spoil the stay a little bit.Would be also better with dishwasher instead of washing machine.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Sep 2021

  • "This is a really comfortable cottage in a beautiful location with outstanding views."

    However, it would not be easy for people with mobility issues as there are several changes of level.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Jul 2021

  • "Had a fantastic time at Humbleton."

    The view was incredible and the house was wonderfully set out. The house was very well equipped and clean and we would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Robby5.0Jun 2021

  • "Overall the cottage was absolutely stunning."

    Isolated, peaceful, with amazing views all around, including some spectacular sunsets. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Our 9 month old German Shepherd loved it nearly as much as we did. The owner and caretaker couldn't have been more helpful. We will definitely stay at Humbleton Cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage is beautiful."

    It has character and well furnished. The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen well equipped. Excellent gas cooker. Everything was very clean. The location is very scenic. Fantastic views from rear window. It is very convenient for trips to Hexham for food and visits to Roman sites along Hadrian's Wall. We had a lovely holiday. Owner and assistant very welcoming. I would happily book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Spotlessly clean, everything you could wish for and in a beautiful remote setting. Comfortable and cozy warm with plenty of fuel for the wood burner and loads of hot water. Loved our stay and couldn’t fault a thing. I would say it was absolutely perfect, except for the lack of a dishwasher! But everything else about this property more than made up for having to do the dishes. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Sep 2020

  • "Wonderfull cottage, views to die for, couldn’t have wished for anything more - we will be back!"

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Sep 2020

  • "Difficult sleeping because the curtains don't cover the entire windows (both bedrooms)."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful Cottage."

    Really well set out, equipped & furnished. Spotlessly clean. Amazing views. Fabulous lounge / living space. Nice little touch to have a bottle of milk & wine waiting for us on arrival. Can't recommend this place enough

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2020

  • "Humbleton cottage is in a fantastic location with great views over the valley."

    It's extremely peaceful with only sheep and cows as neighbours. There's heaps to see and do in the area with Hadrian's wall just minutes away by car and the stunning coast just over an hour away. The cottage is beautifully furnished with a great living space for a family of four, and was well equipped. The owner was very responsive and solved an initial internet issue for us quickly and we would definitely recommend the cottage as a place to recharge your batteries.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage was great."

    Quirky, fully equipped, cosy, everything worked and the beds were very comfortable. The views are amazing and it is so peaceful. We had a wonderful week. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage if not a little too cluttered with furniture and wonderful views."

    However, the kitchen cupboards and door compartments of the fridge were dirty. There was no room in the kitchen cupboards for our own food, luckily we eat out so didn’t need the space. After showering for a couple of days we noticed the water was not draining, my partner took the drainage plug out of the shower and it was covered with hair, it hadn’t been cleaned for weeks. The inside of the shower was also dirty and the outer edges on the outside. There was a cup mark on the living room windowsill and dirty marks on the bedroom floor. The cottage was advertised as having WiFi but it didn’t. I had received a message from Sykes in April informing there was no WiFi but then I received an email stating it had been rectified and there was WiFi. I contacted the owner on arrival asking for the WiFi password and was informed that Sykes should have informed me that there was no WiFi. The TV didn’t work as we couldn’t receive a signal despite the owner stating that it did work, we tried several times turning the sky box off and on. The fact there was no TV wouldn’t have bothered us as we really only wanted it for the news and weather reports. It would have been nice to have a decent radio to listen to and some board games to play, We would have taken these things if we would have known prior to going. I was also surprised to see someone’s boots on the boot rack. Despite all of these complaint the beds were comfortable and clean, however if you were any bigger than a size 10 you would have difficulty fitting round one side of the bed in main bedroom and therefore my partner had to sleep in the second bedroom. Plenty of soft white fluffy towels but not very absorbent.

    Reviewed by Patricia1.9Sep 2018

  • "Lovely location and high quality accommodation."

    Wifi was not available and TV reception was poor so listing was not quite accurate. As others have mentioned not having curtains does mean very early waking in summer mornings. We had an electricity problem on our last evening but got a 3 person response within 20 minutes. high quality caretaking and owner offered a free weekend to compensate for the inconvenience. Impressive response.

    Reviewed by Barrie4.4Jul 2018

  • "We understood the cottage would have Wi-fi."

    Although we had a communication saying that the provider had changed or was in the process of changing but that was not the case. We always find Wi-fi useful to plan our touring when on holiday - however that did not stop us having a lovely time. It was an unusual cottage with a lot of planning gone into making it quite special. We felt that curtains in the bedroom would have been helpful - however it did give us lovely views of the stars at night - no light pollution there. The views from the cottage were second to none. The 'caretaker' was very prompt at sorting out a few little hitches. A truly beautiful part of the country, lots of wild life and lovely people.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower , basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker with electric hobs, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Wi-Fi, Smart TV with Freeview, radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry
  • no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Property is accessed via a private lane
  • Note: Limited access around king size bed
  • Note: Steps down to bedroom and bathroom and spiral steps down to study/sun room
  • Note: This property accepts one well-behaved dog at an additional £50.00 per pet per week
  • Note: this property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Humbleton Cottage is a superbly presented, detached former shooting lodge in the heart of rural Northumberland.

Luxurious and full of character Humbleton cottage perches on a hilltop with stunning, panoramic views of the Tyne Valley below.

Beautifully furnished throughout, providing spacious, traditional accommodation over two floors, the cottage is ideal for friends or families who want to spend time together in a stunning, peaceful location.

Coming through the front door you enter into the main lounge, dining and kitchen area.

This is a fabulous space with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and trusses and a feature stone fireplace with woodburning stove.

There is also a dining table that comfortably seats six and a spacious and well-equipped kitchen with range cooker.

Built on a hillside Humbleton is set out on two levels, a small spiral staircase from the sitting area takes you to the sun room with a desk and chair, French doors lead out to a small patio area where you can sit back and relax and just take in the amazing views of the valley below.

Two comfortable bedrooms are on the lower level and both have beautiful floor to ceiling windows making them light, airy and inviting.

The large bathroom is also on the lower level and has a spacious corner shower room with travertine tiles and feature basin.

To the front of the cottage there is a charming walled garden with lawned area, perfect for alfresco dining or even just relaxing with a good book and enjoying the countryside, as the day draws to a close, take time to sit quietly and gaze at the stars, with little light pollution in the area this is an amazing location to watch the sky come to life.

The village of Haydon Bridge, and the market towns of Haltwhistle, Corbridge and Hexham are close to this Northumberland cottage, and are well worth exploring.

Just a little further afield are Hadrian's Wall, Kielder Water, Northumberland National Park, Alnwick Castle and gardens, and the magnificent Heritage Coastline.

This luxury Northumberland cottage is perfectly located for that peaceful, countryside break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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!

Note: this property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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