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West Burnbank

Tarset near Bellingham, Northumberland (Ref. 1006969)


(32 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A spacious comfortable cottage in a very quiet rural area."

    Situated in a courtyard with a few other properties. Overall we were very happy with our stay. The only thing to mention is the outside seating area, which is only allowed in the wild life area so ignore photo 2 as this is no longer available. The kitchen was well equipped, maybe a washing up bowl and oven gloves would be useful. We only used the downstairs bedroom which was spacious with a large and very comfy bed. Good base for touring this lovely county. Lindisfarne, Bamburgh, Cragside and Housesteads all well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by MillyJun 2022

  • "The house is very spacious and in a beautiful setting."

    The wildlife garden is so peaceful and a great place to bird watch. We had everything we needed and had easy access to Kielder Water Thank you

    Reviewed by MarieJun 2022

  • "Lovely rural location, cottage clean and well equipped."

    Upstairs bedroom really large with quirky layout with steps between bedroom and dressing area, and between bedroom and wet room. Some sloping ceilings. Downstairs good sized second bedroom and bathroom. Steps from hall into large sitting room with dining table. Great views over the surrounding countryside. As weather was poor we asked for heating times to be extended and this was no trouble. Wifi was especially valued given the lack of signal for phones.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2022

  • "This is not negative feedback but a suggestion - the wet room upstairs is lovely but having a shower drenches the whole room so you need flip flops or similar to use the toilet and sink afterwards, even using the blade provided to get rid of the water and having the window open for an hour or so does not dry the floor."

    Perhaps a cloth or sponge to help soak up the surplus would be a good idea.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2022

  • "This was a lovely experience in all ways."

    The setting is so natural with wonderful views and the cottage is so well appointed and comfortable.The only small grumble is that it was very cold weather while we were there and the heating could not be adjusted by us.However overall the place is great if you like remote which we do.Booked again already

    Reviewed by CarolynMar 2022

  • "Kitchen smelt of cooking when we arrived, extracter fan required."

    Log burner would not draw, we had to fix it. Key lock wouldn't open on arrival and could not get a phone signal. Radiators in lounge inadequate for size of room. Comfortable beds. All areas very clean. Views from all windows spectacular. An excellent base to explore the local area.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage for our Xmas break."

    Wonderful fire and well appointed.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2021

  • "Lovely house, very clean, high quality fixtures and fittings, beautiful setting."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "The cottage is situated in a very quiet and picturesque part of the world."

    Nearby Bellingham has life's essentials like a Co-op, Butcher, Baker and Chinese takeaway. One or two really good eating places like Riverdale Hall Hotel and The Boe Rigg. Good snacks at Rocky Road and in the trains at the Heritage Centre. In addition to the glorious countryside, it was such a joy to drive on virtually empty roads (but we were there in late September and early October).

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, was 2 of us but would easily be comortable for 2 couples, lovely bathrooms and bedrooms."

    Great walking location too.

    Reviewed by ChristinaSep 2021

  • "Fab cottage, so clean and we had a very relaxing time."

    We'd definitely return. Loved the white fluffy towels, huge bath and wetroom, comfy bed, cosy log burner. Limited WiFi in the lounge but that helped us switch off even more! Beautiful garden and views from lounge and bedrooms. Had a very tranquil sit with a cup of tea near the pond with a good book. Very close to Kielder Forest and fab local pub few mins walk away. Thanks to Sharon for the sweet peas, so fragrant

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Beautiful location, wonderful host."

    I’d highly recommend a getaway here.

    Reviewed by AliceAug 2021

  • "Lovely setting."

    Very comfortable matress. Wifi mildly troublesome. Asked for a larger cafetière. Supplied very promptly.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "A very comfortable stay in lovely accommodation."

    Great location for wonderful walks, local history and Hadrian's Wall. Local pub was very friendly and served delicious food. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "Spacious , beautifully presented accommodation , with great views ."

    Nice welcome pack and fresh flowers left by host Sharon . Had a great meal in village pub , which was within easy walking distance . Well situated for visiting Kielder and other local attractions .

    Reviewed by JoJul 2021

  • "Made very welcome by our host on arrival."

    Cottage extremely clean and comfortable. Wonderful views all round. We will definitely book for a return visit.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The cottage is in a very secluded spot and we enjoyed some of the walks in the local area as well as visting Keilder and Cragside. The host lives on site and was very friendly, approachable and helpful. Little touches, such a vase of flowers, welcomed us into the cottage. I was disappointed that there is no freezer. It would be helpful to put this in the listing. The kitchen is fitted out with modern easy to use appliances. The cottage is very spacious throughout with generously proportioned sofas. There is plenty of storage space. There was always plenty of hot water and the heating was appropriate for the time of year.

    Reviewed by LyndaMay 2021

  • "Had a fabulous holiday at West Burnbank."

    Can't recommend this cottage highly enough. Surrounded by beautiful endless countryside & with a very spacious private garden, amazing views from every window & equipped with everything you could possibly need for a cosy & comfortable stay. The photos do not do it justice. Much more spacious than we expected. Sharon, the property manager who lives next door, was extremely friendly & helpful without being intrusive. A slight problem with the heating was resolved & Sharon made sure we were supplied with extra logs for the burner to keep us warm! The cottage is perfect if you want peace & tranquility, walks from your front door, a pub down the road & endless Northumbrian attractions just a short drive away. Great for doggies too - our little terrier was made very welcome!

    Reviewed by AdrienneApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely peaceful stay in the cottage surrounded by stunning countryside with visits from lots of birds at the feeding station, rabbits and ducks and even a sparrow hawk!"

    The gardens are lovely and the owners were very good and obliging even when we locked ourselves out! Lovely fresh flowers to welcome us along with milk in the fridge and other welcome goodies! A beautiful cottage which we can recommend and which we hope to re visit again sometime. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "Cottage in lovely setting, but technical equipment not as advertised."

    Wi-fi only available in downstairs bedroom next to owners house. Also Smart TV not connected to internet, and only available for a couple of hours each day as picture continually pixilated. Description of facilities very misleading.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Regrettably we were not aware that the wifi booster plug had malfunctioned at the time, and as the smart TV runs off the internet this also impacted the TV We do provide two contact numbers on the pre arrival email and Sykes also has a dedicated helpline for people in properties. We also live nearby and if we or Sykes had known about the issue, we would of course have resolved it immediately. We can confirm that the wifi booster plug is now working perfectly again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage well furnished n very clean Situated in beautiful secluded spot with lovely sweeping views of countryside But walking distance to pub and easy drive to Bellingham with local shops including butcher, Co-op, etc."

    Only slight problem no curtains or blinds to small windows in upstairs bedroom so had to try and cover to keep out early morning light but this may not bother others at all! Plenty big enough for 4 adults and a child. We always find Sykes descriptions spot on and can be relied on.

    Reviewed by GlendaSep 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    Easy walk to a local pub with beer garden and good food.

    Reviewed by JoyceJul 2020

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location."

    It was just what we wanted, peace and quiet in a beautiful place. Lots of wonderful walks straight from the cottage, a place to refresh and unwind. The cottage itself is fabulous, the pictures do not do it justice. The views from the cottage are spectacular. We loved our stay at West Burnbank. Thank you for sharing your home.

    Reviewed by ClareDec 2019

  • "The cottage was stunning."

    It was well maintained and decorated, very spacious but still very homely and the views were fabulous. Sharon has provided everything you could need to have a great stay in her cottage. We just wished we'd booked for longer

    Reviewed by JacquiOct 2019

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cottage with spectacular views in an area with wonderful scenery and within easy distance of lots of interesting places."

    A very welcoming owner, a beautiful garden to explore. If you like being away from it all, this is the place - so peaceful.

    Reviewed by RodneySep 2019

  • "Great location well of the beaten track, but easy to walk to the local pub."

    The village of Bellingham has everything you could want and only approx five miles away. We will go back as we were made to feel at home with all the locals and the owner and her family

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2019

  • "This cottage is really welcoming and has everything you need for a wonderful holiday."

    The views are amazing and it's in a beautiful setting. It's spotlessly clean, we enjoyed our stay so much we rebooked it again for next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by BrendaAug 2019

  • "The house was immaculate, the photos don’t do it justice."

    The beds were so comfortable as was the bedding and towels provided. The views were incredible, the weather not so much but that was expected :-) The owner provided everything we needed and more. So lovely to see someone has really thought about their customers. We didn’t want to leave! Thank you

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "Welcome conversation with the owner was ideal and allowed us to ask some questions and receive some handy information."

    The welcome bottle of Prosecco, crisps and cookies was kindly received. The garden was a real surprise, since it was maintained to a very high standard and a joy to experience. The view from the garden was sublime and very relaxing since it overlooked the sheep and cows grazing in the field below. We felt that we had privacy in the garden which was very important to us. The house was very clean and all amenities provided were in good condition. The beds were super comfy too and a good nights sleep enjoyed by all. The location was superb being away from traffic and any noise, which gave the feeling of a retreat feel to the cottage. The local public house was only a short walk away too! May be 15 minutes each way. Kielder Water was only 15-20 minutes drive away. Overall we experienced a very restful and peaceful holiday experience and would definitely book here again.

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Quality of beds and bedding excellent. So clean and spacious. Beautiful gardens and views over the pastures. Very tranquil setting. Owner on hand for any queries and always happy to help. Overall we enjoyed staying there. Wish the owner a great success with future bookings.

    Reviewed by DenniseJun 2019

  • "An idyllic location with panoramic views of open countryside."

    Well presented accommodations with a very warm welcoming feel.

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with day bed, 1 x ground-floor king-size double
  • Wetroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, Fibre WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with unfenced pond
  • 1 well behaved dog allowed and no smoking
  • Shop 4.9 miles, pub 0.4 miles.
  • Note: Care to be taken due to the pond in the front of the property

The property

Bellingham 5 miles.

Built in the early 1900s, West Burnbank is a traditional-style, stone semi-detached cottage with original features.

Situated in the heart of the Tarset Valley,...

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About the location


Kielder Water 7 miles; Hadrian's Wall 12 miles; Corbridge 18 miles; Hexham 19 miles.

Known as the ‘capital’ of the North Tyne Valley, this delightful town of natural stone houses nestles close to the banks of the River North Tyne. Said to be sited on a Roman station, the charming market town has much of interest, including a 12th century church, heritage centre and 30ft waterfall, just to the north. It’s also on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and is just a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Water and Forest. Suitable for year-round holidays, this unspoilt area with its fishing, horse riding, abundant wildlife and superb walking country is a nature lover’s dream. There is a superb golf course close by and the area has abundant historical sites, stately homes and famous gardens.

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