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Gamekeepers Cottage

Chillingham near Chatton, Northumberland (Ref. 968196)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

  • Reviews

    Mrs Bailey

    “The Gamekeepers cottage had been recently renovated, unfortunately this did not extend to the windows, front and back doors.”

    The 2 doors were extremely draughty a large gap under the back door and a big hole in the bottom of the front door. Window frames were single glazed and very draughty so a cold cottage off season. The heating is manual apart from the bathroom radiator. ...

    The 2 doors were extremely draughty a large gap under the back door and a big hole in the bottom of the front door. Window frames were single glazed and very draughty so a cold cottage off season. The heating is manual apart from the bathroom radiator. Owner needs to replace the towels as the bathroom towels are very small and inadequate. We managed with the hot water if careful, but a family of 4 would probably run out. The house was very clean and tidy and in a very good location. However, the owner needs to install double glazing and new doors if they are to get repeat bookings. It was the first time I had rented through Sykes and was very pleased with their service.

    Many thanks for your comments. I too was concerned that the cottage might be cold and draughty in Winter and so lived there for the coldest part of last winter through both heavy snow and a storm (whose name I can not remember). I am pleased to report that I found it very warm and cosy indeed and noticed no draughts. Indeed I was so comfortable I have decided to return every winter when there are no bookings. Some days to test the capability of the new hot water system that heats up overnight I successfully treated myself to a full bath morning and evening. Nevertheless guests also have the option to switch on the immersion and boost at any time during the day should they need more than this quantity of water. I hope the notice posted by the control makes this clear but will re-check next weekend. As for the windows I am afraid as a listed building it would require that we match the small paned design of the existing windows which would it seems be impossible or prohibitively expensive with little benefit (the thick walls give good insulation and the surface area of the windows is small). Nevertheless during my stay this winter I satisfied myself that there were no perceptible draughts from the windows when fully closed. - Sykes owner relations

The property

Chatton 1.5 miles.

One of four beautiful, stone-built cottages in the charming hamlet of Chillingham, just a stone's throw from Chillingham Castle and wild cattle park.

This cottage, recently refurbished by its new owner is in a peaceful setting, with leafy roads and a babbling brook on the doorstep, and the imposing castle of Chillingham dominating the backdrop beyond.

This cottage would be just the spot for a small family or perhaps as a cosy retreat for couples wanting a peaceful break.

This lovely cottage has two good-sized bedrooms, a ground floor bathroom, kitchen, and a comfortable sitting room and separate dining room, both with woodburning stoves for those frosty nights.

As a listed building, it has been sympathetically modified yet retains some original features such as a stripped wooden floor in the master bedroom.

It is furnished with a blend of antique and good quality modern furniture in keeping with its historic status.

To the front there is a shared garden area with furniture, and to the rear is a further garden; the ideal spot to relax at the end of a long day exploring.

This holiday home is surrounded by numerous forest walks and cycle tracks, the Heritage Coast is just ten miles to the east with its sandy beaches and many castles, including Holy Island, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Alnwick and Warkworth, plus Alnwick Gardens is a very popular attraction, and well worth a visit.

Just ten miles west, the imposing Cheviot Hills can be clearly seen in the distance, a must for avid walkers and cyclists.

This pretty cottage is a perfect base for exploring Northumberland and all it has to offer.

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room with woodburning stove. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • Electric heaters with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, CD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared, enclosed front lawned garden with furniture
  • Rear enclosed, private, lawned garden area and storage shed
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to the nearby brook, children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: The property is an historic building dating back to 1836 and has a steep stairway to the bedrooms and step between kitchen and dining room
  • It is not recommended for people and pets with limited mobility
  • Bus service 4x per day Monday-Saturday to Alnwick and Wooler
  • Note: Please be aware that there is no mobile reception at the property

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About the location

CHATTON

Wooler 4 miles; Alnwick 18 miles.

The peaceful Northumberland village of Chatton is situated in the midst of wonderful scenic countryside. Consisting of a cluster of stone-built houses surrounding its small village green, the village has a shop including a Post Office, an art gallery and an excellent pub The Percy Arms known for its good food and beer. A short drive will take you to Alnwick Gardens, the Northumberland National Park and some of the most breathtaking coastline, boasting such delights as Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and Lindisfarne Priory and the Farne Islands. An excellent touring base.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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