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Moorgair Cottage

(Ref. 705)

Slaley near Hexham, Northumberland Show on map

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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very comfortable stay here."

    Enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.1Jun 2024

  • "Friendly welcome with biscuits and milk."

    Kitchen well equipped. Comfortable bed. Plenty of hot water. Masses of tourist information, DVDs and books plus a tricky jigsaw we completed! Cottage on a working farm with lovely setting, views from windows of fields with sheep and lambs. Village nearby with community shop and community pub. Ideal situation for exploring the area or just staying in for a rest.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Friendly helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was good for location and condition."

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Feb 2024

  • "We had lovely week and would rent this property again, the owners are at hand if needed but stay away unless you contact them."

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Moorgair is without doubt the cleanest cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It had everything we needed for the stay which was enhanced by the living room being decorated for our Christmas stay with a tree and decorations. A lovely touch. The cottage is lovely and remote a little over a mile from the small village with it's excellent community run shop. The cottage and area is perfect for a escape to the country getaway. Lovely quick to warm up central heating which was essential in mid-winter given the cottage sits at around 200m above the Tyne Valley. And there was a log burner too. The owner brought a basket of logs each day without us asking for this. All in all we couldn't fault it not even as we had picked a week to stay of volatile weather with heavy rain and gales blowing each day, the wind adding to that get away feeling, but we were cosy in the cottage. A lovely experience which we'd like to repeat in springtime to enjoy the many forest walks and abundant wildlife here.

    Thanks for the lovely review, look forward to seeing you again! Gordon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage, A couple of problems occurred but these were solved very quickly by the owner who was friendly and couldn't have been more helpful."

    Reviewed by Glynn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable in lovely location."

    Everything needed provided! Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    The cottage is extremely comfortable and the surroundings beautiful and peaceful. Its owner is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay a lot.

    Reviewed by Mariuca5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week here, the cottage was exceptionally clean and well stocked."

    Very comfortable and a very quiet area. My only comments would be that the windows are very stiff to shut and that the listing gives the impression the alpacas/sheep are visible from the cottage, this wasn’t our experience but maybe they move fields. Owners next door but we only saw them once so very private. Very helpful and friendly people though. Lovely village shop and nice food in village pub 1.5miles away. Loads of wildlife, we saw bats, hares and heard owls.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Aug 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage tucked away I the beautiful Northumberland countryside."

    If you want a nice quiet place to stay and explore this is it. Gordon is a fantastic host and nothing is any bother. The Alpacas are brilliant too.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable stay at Moorgair Cottage."

    The cottage itself was very clean and tidy when we arrived. It was very homely and in a lovely location. Nearby Slaley village is within walking distance with a nice pub and shop, and it is a great place to use as a base to reach the highlights of Northumberland. Gordon was very busy with the Lambing season but still took the time to come and have a chat to make sure we were all alright. I would highly recommend this place

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great week at the cottage."

    It was warm and cosy very well equipped. The owners next door were very helpful and considerate. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay in a friendly atmosphere."

    The owners are handy but in no way intrusive, very helpful. Happy to share local advice and to show us the alpacas.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Feb 2023

  • "We were very comfortable."

    The free logs and kindling (already chopped) for the wood burner were appreciated. There was even food for the bird table provided!

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Dec 2022

  • "Moorgair Cottage is probably the cleanest, cosiest and best equipped self-catering place we've ever been, seemingly nothing has been overlooked."

    Gordon is the perfect owner - very friendly and, living next door, always accessible, but never intrusive. It is well placed away from main roads, but within easy reach of many of the attractions that the area has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there, even the one day that the weather was too dismal to venture out. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Whilst everything you are likely to need has been provided, we were cold at times as we had no control of the heating timing which was erratic. We also found the double bed far too hard for our comfort (we are in our 60's), akin to sleeping on the floor, fortunately the single beds were a bit softer and pressed into use. A well equiped kitchen area but it's a bit cramped to work in although adequate. The WiFi works but keeps disconecting. Surprisingly little contact with the owners except when the TV died and was promptly replaced.

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2022

  • "Moorgair is a great base for a holiday."

    When we arrived, the owner was there to greet us and was really friendly. The cottage has everything you would need for a week away and is in a beautiful location, ideal for visiting Northumberland and the North Pennines.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2022

  • "This holiday cottage was so lovely and cosy, but had plenty of room."

    It was immaculately clean, with every utensil and appliance you could ever need. It was easy to find, with spacious parking. The owners were very helpful and friendly and even their dog was really friendly. Even though we didn’t have the best weather, there was plenty to see and do within a short drive. Corbridge is a very pretty village. We would highly recommend this cottage. Wonderful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Bettina5.0May 2022

  • "An immaculate cottage, well equipped and warm."

    The bedding was first class and the bathroom was immaculate....lots of hot water. The owners were helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "If want complete peace and quiet, this is the place."

    Very comfortable and homely. .

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time in this beautiful cottage!"

    It was truly idyllic surroundings and a really friendly host. A really beautiful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage and facilities were very good, location was rural and very quiet."

    Very peaceful break

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very nice clean, cosy and comfortable accommodation in a beautiful location."

    Gordon, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. The local village of Slaley has a Community run pub - The Rose & Crown - with a varied menu and excellent food. Plenty of interesting places in the area.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptionally clean, nicely presented and very comfortable."

    The owner lives on site and was very friendly and approachable. Situated in a quiet countryside location, this was the ideal base to travel to Hadrian's Wall or the Coast. We found no shortage of excellent places to eat nearby.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Oct 2020

  • "Great accommodation, very well situated for a holiday in Northumberland."

    Good spot for families to explore.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic!!!"

    !!!!!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house was spotless and was quiet and everything thought of."

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Aug 2019

  • "The owner was extremely helpful and called ahead of our stay."

    The house was very clean, well equipped and an excellent location.

    Reviewed by Mala5.0Jul 2019

  • "Moorgair Cottage is a well thought out self catering place."

    It is comfortable with good quality furniture and it is very clean. The bed linen is beautiful and the kitchen is very well equipped. The host is friendly and helpful. The cottage is in a beautiful area and a good base to explore, with many National Trust and English Heritage places to visit. Corbridge is close by with nice walks and quaint shops. A truly lovely place to stay with lots of wildlife to watch from the window. I had never seen a hare close up, till going to Moorgair! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

  • "This holiday was great the cottage was situated in a beautiful and quiet location and we were in driving distance to the various location we visited throughout the week."

    The cottage was warm and cozy, it had all the essentials things we needed including a washer and tumble dryer in the summerhouse. The owner Gordon was very nice and helpful and the highlight of the visit was getting to feed the alpaca that our on the property.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2019

  • "Weekend break with friends."

    . the owner Gordon was superb.. very comfortable cottage which went above and beyond my expectations. This was the second time here and won’t be the last. Wonderful

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Gordon was fantastic, the location, attention to detail and cleanliness of the cottage was brilliant."

    We loved it and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely peaceful location."

    Very clean and comfortable with everything provided. Kind and helpful owner. Well positioned to visit many interesting places. Really enjoyed our week at moorgair cottage.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Feb 2019

  • "Gordon the owner was fabulous."

    . very helpful even during a powercut. The cottage is the best we have ever stayed in. 1000 out of 10. Thanks Gordon and see you next year!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    The owners were extremely kind and helpful and set up a cot for my 6 month old. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Dec 2018

  • "To step into a holiday let,with this level of cleanliness,comfort and warmth is a very rare commodity."

    The owner was fantastic,was so welcoming,also non intrusive,but there if you needed anything,I can’t praise this cottage highly enough,the location is secluded,but on the doorstep of many of Northumberland’s top places to visit!At the end of the day,you’ll only find out how good it is by staying here!.We will certainly be coming back!!

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Moorgair."

    The cottage was very comfortable and cosy. Moorgair is situated on a working farm, but is very quiet,we got a good night's sleep.The countryside here is beautiful. A restful time which we thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2018

  • "We really liked Moorgair Cottage and its very helpful owner Gordon."

    The cottage was very nice and comfortable and more spacious than the photos suggested. It was in a lovely and quiet position in the middle of the countryside but in easy distance from Slayley (nice pub), Hexham (bustling little town with an interesting Priory) and Corbridge (where we had our best meals of the week in Ilpiccolo). Also great walking country around Hadrian's Wall. Very much recommended!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2018

  • "Moorgair is a lovely cottage."

    The cottage is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Gordon, the owner is very friendly and welcoming, it was a pleasure to meet him. We highly recommend this cottage and it is ideally situated for Hadrians Wall, or longer trips to Holy Island etc.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2018

  • "We could not have asked for a more pleasant place to stay."

    Moorgair is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Northumberland and handily placed for exploring Northumbria, Cumbria, County Durham and beyond. The cosy accommodation was first class and had everything we could want and more. Gordon who owns the cottage and the farmhouse to which it is attached was the most friendly and easy-going host and it was a pleasure to be able to spend a week there. The only thing which would have made the our stay even more perfect would have been the luxury of more time to spend visiting the places we just didn’t have time to get to - something we intend to address by returning in the near future. A fantastic holiday in fantastic accommodation.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Aug 2018

  • "Gordon the owner was very helpfull."

    He was always considerable about us ,asking if we had everything we required , which we did . He showed the children around the farm and let them feed the animals. Very much enjoyed our stay . Lovely place to stay with very picturesque views.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was set in a beautiful, peaceful area of stunning Northumberland countryside."

    There was easy access to lots of interesting places and activities. The owners were very kind, friendly people who did their utmost to ensure everything was ok for us. We enjoyed seeing the owner working in his surrounding fields going through the whole process of haymaking. All was safely gathered in!

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2018

  • "Everything was clean and tidy."

    friendly host. everything you needed was there. lots of things to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Nell5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage, Moorgair, far exceeded our expectations."

    We have had quite a number of cottages experiences throughout G.B. and Eire, yet this particular one turned up trumps in every way. Largely as a result of the owners effort, going out of their way to make the accommodation the very best and relaxing experience. From the comfort offered by the furniture to the provision of spotless facilities for our well-being eg. Washing machine and dryer. This was a perfect location for any guests wishing to explore the extraordinary Northumberland countryside.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Apr 2018

  • "Moorgair was a beautiful cottage off the beaten track."

    It was just the week we needed to escape our busy lives. The cottage was beautifully furnished, very cosy and very well equipped. Having a log burner was an added bonus and enabled us to cope with the wintry weather that Northumberland threw at us. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Mar 2018

  • "You neednt take anything with you to this lovely cottage as Gordon the owner has provided everything needed even tea bags,coffee and sugar etc."

    Theres even a BBQ in the outhouse although our Xmas trip weather didnt see it get used. Really appreciated the log fire for the atmosphere although the central heating kept the cottage toasty anyway. Really good location for exploring and took train to Newcastle for the day and next time will go to Durham. Excellent choice and we can recommend it for a great stay and the two local pubs are excellent.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2017

  • "We were made very welcome to a clean and comfortable cottage, and had a most enjoyable week."

    Why can't all holiday cottages be like this one?

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Extremely clean, everything that we needed was provided.The owner was pleasant and helpful but not intrusive. Would recommend, a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage is located in a lovely rural area and is ideal for anyone who is seeking a peaceful break away from city life."

    Reviewed by James4.8Jul 2017

  • "We loved the cottage had everything we needed when arrived so well equipped & very clean,Gordon the owner was so helpful &friendly we will definitely be going back,great places to visit."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2017

  • "The cottage had everything you would need."

    The owner was very helpful and the area is beautiful.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was very comfortable."

    The bedroom size very good. Was very clean and nicely furnished. The owner lived next door and was very friendly and helpful but did not intrude. Overall I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Hugh4.4Jun 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with extra single bed, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Superb living area with fitted kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • The living area has a pitch pine floor and a feature fireplace with log burning stove.
  • Oil central heating and log burning stove in sitting area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi, payphone
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Private garden with lawned area and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Golf locally
  • Small shop and pubs 1.5 miles.

The property

Hexham 6 miles; Blanchland 4 miles.

An immaculate stone-built cottage situated in the rural hamlet of Slaley and close to the conservation village of Blanchland.

The property is only a short drive from many of Northumbria's attractions including Hadrian's Wall, the popular market town of Hexham and the Northumberland National Park.

The cottage adjoins the owners' 150-year old farmhouse and offers accommodation of a particularly high standard.

From the doorstep there are forest tracks and country lanes for walkers and mountain bikers.

Alternatively, just relax and soak in the tranquillity of the area, in the private lawned garden!

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About the location

HEXHAM

Newcastle 22 miles.

A bustling little market town, Hexham has several antique shops and is popular with tourists visiting nearby Hadrian’s Wall. Beautiful old Hexham Abbey dates back to the 7th century and has a superb Saxon crypt. Shoppers flock to colourful stalls in The Shambles in the Market Place on Tuesday and close by is the 14th century Moot Hall, now an art gallery. The town boasts plenty of open spaces, particularly the Sele next to the abbey, which is now a lovely public park. Nearby is Tyne Green - a riverside country park - and Hexham Race Course is just to the south of the town.