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Moorgair Cottage

Slaley near Hexham, Northumberland (Ref. 705)



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77 Customer Reviews

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

    Very comfortable and homely. .

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 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 MartinJul 2021

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

    Very peaceful break

    Reviewed by PaulJul 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 MalcolmJul 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 AnneOct 2020

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

    Good spot for families to explore.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Fantastic!!!"


    Reviewed by RogerAug 2019

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

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 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 MalaJul 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 PeterJun 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 WilliamMay 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 JackieMar 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 TomFeb 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 JayneFeb 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 JackieDec 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 CeliaDec 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 SeanOct 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 MaureenOct 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 PeterOct 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 LyndaOct 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 LindsayAug 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 StephenAug 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 TerenceJun 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 NellJun 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 EricApr 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 LucieMar 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 RichardDec 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 PamelaSep 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 DavidAug 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 JamesJul 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 LouiseJul 2017

  • "The cottage had everything you would need."

    The owner was very helpful and the area is beautiful.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 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 HughJun 2017

  • "A lovely cottage with beautiful surrounding countryside and plenty of interesting places to visit."

    There were very friendly and helpful people everywhere we went to.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2015

  • "A great cottage which was cosy, well equipped and very clean."

    All making for a very relaxing and pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by AlisterMar 2015

  • "Quite restful location."

    Owners very pleasant and accommodating. Well furnished.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2014

  • "Liked the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings."

    It was a very relaxing break which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2014

  • "The area was beautiful and the whole family loved all the animals around!"

    We will come back!

    Reviewed by KarolinJun 2014

  • "Moorgair Cottage was delightful, well laid-out, beautifully decorated and furnished and extremely comfortable."

    It was perfect for a family of three, and would be equally so for four or five. A good, quiet location, within easy reach of Hexham and all Hadrian's Wall sites, not to mention Newcastle itself if the weather turns particularly bad. We would be delighted to stay here again, and will certainly revisit the area, and would definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2014

  • "Cottage was very clean and warm."

    Owners friendly. Lovely location. Easy access to places to visit. Northumberland is a beautiful part of the country - perfect place for a quiet country retreat with plenty of places to visit if you want to.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2013

  • "A nice cottage, ideally situated."

    Cottage was nice and warm and very quiet. Would go back, highly recommended.

    Mrs JacksonSep 2013

  • "The cottage is in a stunning location with relatively easy access to places of interest and fabulous walks."

    We were made to feel very welcome upon arriving at the cottage. It was warm and cosy, and very well furnished and decorated.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2013

  • "Immaculate, well presented property, in peaceful area."

    Friendly host. Loved the alpacas in the next field. Couldn't have asked for any more, highly recommended property.

    Reviewed by CarrieNov 2012

  • "Spotlessly clean ,fabulous location, really friendly owners and of course the inquisitive alpacas."

    Far enough out of town to be remote, but central to lots of interesting attractions. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2012

  • "The setting of the cottage was fabulous."

    I would highly recommend. The owner was very pleasant and available if needed. It was in easy access to many sightseeing areas, however you will need transport as long way from a shop. The cottage was warm and very cosy, ideal.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2012

  • "The cottage was very nice and it was very quiet."

    The owner was kind and hospitable. We will surely recommend this cottage to our family. Thank you Sykes Cottage for your help with the booking!

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2011

  • "We enjoyed being part of the farm and seeing the Alpacas."

    Reviewed by WendySep 2011

  • "Lovely cottage, absolutely immaculate."

    Wealth of information on things to do and owners very helpful and friendly. Most enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by C AJun 2011

  • "The location was wonderful with lambs in the field outside."

    The cottage was very well decorated and all furnishings, fittings and contents were great. The accommodation was family friendly and had games, DVDs and music Cds.

    Reviewed by PhilApr 2011

  • "The owner was extremely helpful and happy to share information about the local area."

    Fresh eggs on arrival and tea and coffee in the kitchen made a wonderful first impression and set us up for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2010

  • "Very warm reception by the owners who provided Christmas tree and Christmas offerings on our arrival."

    Lovely location. Heating excellent, so no need to light the log stove provided.

    Reviewed by FrankDec 2009

  • "Excellent cottage, decor superb, owners lovely and welcoming."

    Very nice to arrive to homemade shortbread, farm fresh milk and eggs! Very quiet peaceful area.

    Reviewed by Gustavo KirstinOct 2009

  • "Beautiful location, owners very friendly and made us very welcome!"

    Cottage very comfortable would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by ColetteOct 2009

  • "The Travellers Rest pub is good for food."

    A good location for a lot of tourist attractions. The animals were also good for the children.

    Mr HayhoeSep 2009

  • "Comfortable cottage."

    Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2009

  • "Wonderful countryside and an excellent cottage."

    Reviewed by RaymondMay 2009

  • "Cottage was fantastic very relaxing, kind hosts, beautiful cottage in every way."

    Reviewed by DarrenApr 2009

  • "Excellent for a family of 2 adults and 3 children."

    Reviewed by IreneMar 2009

  • "Warm, welcome and cosy cottage, set in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2009

  • "The cottage is an excellent base for exploring Hadrian's Wall country."

    Our five year old daughter loved watching the alpacas in the field opposite the cottage.

    Reviewed by Barry And ChristineJul 2008

  • "Excellent property."

    Friendly owner, beautiful countryside. The garden and animals are ideal for children. There are sheep and alpacas - very rare. Simply superb.

    Reviewed by AApr 2007

  • "Friendly hosts."

    Great location. Excellent cottage. We have already recommended this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by KristineMar 2007

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy."

    The owner was lovely and had left us fresh milk, eggs and shortbread when we arrived. The cottage was beautifully furnished and decorated. We had a fabulous holiday and even the weather was kind to us!

    Mr PritchardOct 2006

  • "There was a very friendly family who ran the cottage and I will definitely recommend it to friends."

    Reviewed by JOct 2006

  • "A beautiful cottage in a secluded location."

    We were also lucky enough to have good weather.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2006

  • "The Area and cottage were beautiful."

    Mrs DavisAug 2006

  • "The accommodation is in excellent condition in a great location."

    There were little touches such as eggs and milk in the fridge, lots of towels, plenty of books, video's dvd's etc and mini-eggs for Easter! Very welcoming and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2006

  • "A comfortable, warm, cosy cottage."

    A very quiet location, lovely countryside. It had a wonderful selection of books, magazines, games and videos for rainy days.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2006

  • "A lovely cottage with good accessibility for the surrounding countryside."

    The cottage was spotless. Excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2005

  • "The cottage and the owners were fantastic."

    We were amazed at the great facilities in the cottage and the friendliness of the owners. This cottage was excellent in its child friendliness and little touches such as books/videos and games for children and adults. We will definitely recommend it to all friends and come again.

    Reviewed by HarveyOct 2005

  • "This was our second visit to Moorgair Cottage and we may be back again."

    Excellent value.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2005

  • "A homely cottage with a wood burning stove, which we particularly liked."

    Children also liked all the farm animals, cows, sheep, ducks, chickens, cats and even alpacas! The owners lived next door and were very friendly but not intrusive. A good selection of games & videos was provided as well as lots of useful local information, leaflets, maps etc.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2004

  • "Everything worked well and all the equipment was good quality."

    The owners had thought of everything you might need as well as providing homely and tasteful touches. It was immaculate. The garden was private and lovely for a couple to enjoy. A perfect hideaway for two. Lovely countryside all around and some great walks to do.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2004

  • "We really appreciated the extras with this property eg: towels, milk, biscuits, soap etc."

    Very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by ValOct 2003

  • "Great for young children being joined to farmhouse with chickens, birds,and a dog, outside the back door!"

    The view through lounge window with cows, Alpacas and sheep was a treat for kids too.

    Mr YoungSep 2003

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location in the countryside."

    The decor and facilities in the cottage were excellent. Excellent cottage for touring the area. We visited Hadrians Wall, Beamish, spent a day in Newcastle, used local bridle paths for walks not far from Hexham.

    Reviewed by MoragJul 2003

  • "Lovely cottage, in a quiet location, good garden area."

    Ideal base for walking & touring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2003

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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!


  • 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.

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About the location


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.

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