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The Smithy

(Ref. 1020562)

Ponteland, Northumberland Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A cosy, comfortable, well equipped and clean holiday let."

    Ideal for family get together before Christmas (children loved the Christmas decorations). Our second stay at this property this year and thoroughly enjoyed once again. Lots to do in the area. Strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "An excellent, well equipped property."

    Very comfortable and ideal for a family get together. Would definitely recommend it and even though the weather was not the best for our stay we still enjoyed the many facilities of the property and the many places to visit locally.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was perfect for our family get-together - spacious and well-appointed."

    We had a couple of issues when we first arrived (internet problems and no soap or toilet paper in a bathroom), but the owners quickly dealt with them.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely family get-together at The Smithy."

    We couldn’t have asked for anything better. It was perfectly clean and modern with a well-equipped kitchen. All round it was cosy and comfortable with plenty of space to allow for both communal individual needs. Books and games were a nice touch too! Set in a lovely quiet location, it’s not for those who want facilities a short walk away, but jump in your car and there is plenty to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Feb 2023

  • "Place was great, loved the location, how modern it was, the comfort…… I will book again and recommend to others as this is a great place to stay with a large group, family/friends."

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Dec 2022

  • "Hi had a fantastic stay with family."

    Everything was spot on. Only bug to us was it would have been good to have a microwave to quickly heat things up after a long day out. Also no instructions for the right hand oven. Would definitely come back again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fab-u-lous!"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2022

  • "Another great stay at The Smithy."

    This was our 2nd visit and was just as good as the 1st time. Great cottage and location.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great holiday"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our family had a fantastic stay here."

    The location is great will lots of places to eat close by. We loved how quiet the roads were as it meant we could take the kids ages 2, 5 and 11 out on their bikes straight from the house. The house it beautiful and well thought out, we will definitely be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2022

  • "Quality house in beautiful rural location."

    Lots of space and very well maintained and clean property

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Stayed here on a half term week for a wedding nearby. Really great finish, space in a rural location.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Smithy."

    The house was great and had plenty space and was well equipped. We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children, and the house was enjoyed by all. It was in a great, quiet location close to Ponteland and lots of local places to visit.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were expecting a high standard from the advert and the price and we were not disappointed."

    Very well appointed house with everything we needed for our stay. Beautiful setting and beautiful house. Would recommend and would come again

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay we really enjoyed it am not the type to do a review to be ..."

    Lovely place to stay we really enjoyed it am not the type to do a review to be honest but this place was worth writing one about thanks for a great weekend

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely holiday home with plenty of space, comfortably sleeping 9 people, I can't fault the accommodation."

    A lovely quiet and peaceful location but near to amenities. The road leading to the house is very narrow but we only met on coming vehicles once or twice. A few more leaflets with information on things to do in the area or local takeaways would have been useful. I appreciate the check in and out times have been changed due to covid but an extra 3 hours for cleaning seems excessive as simply changing cleaning materials should have addressed this. Not being able to arrive until 5.30 really shortened the first day especially as there is not much to do in the immediate vicinity, being out by 9am is a very tight turnaround for 9 people especially if they have young children. We left at 9 but there was no sign of anyone arriving to clean. That said we had a very enjoyable stay and I would definitely recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely week in this beautiful house."

    Everything was as we’d hoped it would be.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2021

  • "House was very clean and god facilities although a microwave would have been useful."

    My main issue is that my /4 year old daughter was stuck in her bedroom until after 2pm as her bedroom door was jammed shut. A gentleman came round to fix the door but could not so they got a tractor with a cherry picker basket attached and bought this to her bedroom window. As the blinds were poorly fitted the bedroom window could not open more than around 8 inches (hid knows what would have happened in a fire) and my daughter had to squeeze through this gap 15 feet in the air into the arms of a farm labourer and deposited onto the cherry picker. The thing that was disappointing was that there has been no apology for the inconvenience (obviously we could not go out with her until this was resolved) and also no follow up to see if Hannah was ok after the incident. It almost felt that they were concerned about admitting liability!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jul 2021

  • "An absolutely amazing holiday cottage in a beautiful, quiet location."

    The property was very well maintained, spotlessly clean and had everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The owners were very helpful and the welcome pack was most appreciated. Our only disappointment is that we didn't book for longer!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely house in small village with no facilities but this suited us as it was very quiet and peaceful ."

    Owners , who lived near by helpful . House was well equipped and very stylish . Only thing we felt was lacking was more garden furniture . We loved it . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Pam4.7May 2021

  • "We have just returned from four nights staying at The Smithy and will definitely be booking again."

    This is a fantastic property in a beautiful location ideal for visiting coastal and inland Northumberland, together with some lovely walks if you want to stay local. The property is very well equipped, lots of space and furnished to a high standard. We were lucky to have beautiful clear sunny days but as the temperature dropped in the evenings we enjoyed the coziness of lighting the log burner. As it was springtime the surrounding fields were full of baby lambs, however even though the house is in the countryside, it has the benefit of the shops and restaurants (take away only during our stay) of Ponteland being a short drive away. I found the owners very helpful and accommodating. It was a very enjoyable few days.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a beautiful house!"

    We had a lovely stay. Everything was spotlessly clean, plenty of room for 6 adults and 2 children. It was an ideal staycation (apart from the weather). We loved the sound system, the baths, showers and views from the windows. Our grandchildren enjoyed the garden and playing in the study with their toys. The beds were comfy and there was enough seating in the lounge and room round the table for meals in the dining room. There was plenty to do in the area. Due to coronavirus we pre-booked visits to Alnwick Gardens, Chester’s Fort, Belsay Castle and gardens. Ponteland is a nice town with a large park to walk round and has plenty of places to eat, we had a lovely meal at the Blackbird Inn. We can highly recommend The Smithy and are looking at booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Good rural location but plenty of amenities within a few miles."

    We had thoroughly enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Smithy is a fabulous place to stay, set in beautiful countryside and central to many of Northumberland's attractions."

    We had a fabulous stay and would be very happy returning to the Smithy again and again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Such a beautiful cottage!"

    The 10 of us had a really Comfortable stay. The master bedroom in particular is absolutely stunning thought the whole cottage is gorgeous and decorated to a high and contemporary yet comfortable standard

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful setting."

    We were well taken care of from beginning to end, the property was clean, well furnished and a great retreat for the family.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2020

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Summary

  • Over-three-floors
  • Sleeps 9 across five bedrooms, sleeps 10 including use of sofa bed in dressing room: 1 x second-floor super-king-size with TV and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, separate free-standing bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite wetroom with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x sofa bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility room
  • Study
  • Dressing room
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • 2 x built-in electric ovens and electric hob, 2 x fridges, 2 x freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x TVs, surround sound and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available upon request
  • Off-road parking available for 3 cars
  • Garden with lawned area and patio with outdoor furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles; pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: No stag/ hen parties or similar
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The property

Ponteland 3.6 miles.

Nestled deep within the Northumberland countryside, in the charming village of Milbourne, you will find The Smithy.

A luxurious stone-fronted dwelling, this attractive holiday home offers a fantastic base for any group getaway to the North East.

Gather with friends on the plush grey sofa as you map out your plans for the duration of your stay, before flicking on the flat-screen TV and keeping nice and toasty from the heat of the woodburning stove.

Make your way over to the stupendous kitchen, kitted out with sleek electrical appliances, such as two built-in double ovens and an impressive electric hob that sits happily within the striking kitchen island, and prepare a mouth-watering feast for all.

Serve up at the breakfast bar, or for a more formal diner head into the grand dining room where you can enjoy a refreshing bottle of bubbly as you toast to the good times ahead.

Continue the evening out in the garden, appreciating wonderful company as you indulge in drinks at the outdoor seating area whilst the kids remain entertained with a movie on the wall-mounted TV in the study.

The ground floor is also home to a convenient cloakroom with a basin and WC, as well as a handy utility room where you can keep up on your laundry with the well-thought-out washing machine and tumble dryer.

Choose to stay in one of the four beautifully decorated bedrooms located on the first floor, including a chic king-size bedroom styled with neutral hues and a pretty white wardrobe, along with an en-suite wetroom.

Guests can also retreat to a second king-size bedroom complete with gorgeous mirrored furnishings and grey painted walls, or a twin bedroom with crisp white bedding and complimentary leafy tones, together creating a peaceful space to relax and unwind at the end of an action-packed day.

Escape the excitement in the snug single, where you can admire the pretty blue and pink tones as you curl up in the plush grey armchair and lose yourself in the captivating narrative of your favourite book.

Across the way lies a contemporary fully-tiled bathroom, home to a roomy walk-in shower and an attractive bath.

Venture up the staircase to the second floor and be welcomed into a luxurious master bedroom boasting a spacious super-king-size bed with an eye-catching grey headboard, as well as the benefit of a fabulous en-suite bathroom and an additional dressing room, so you can take your time to get ready for an evening out on the town.

The dressing room is also home to a handy sofa bed, ideal for flexible sleeping arrangements.

When ready to explore the local area, be sure to stop by the imposing mansion of Belsay Hall, where you can wander the well-kept gardens to discover colourful flowers and admire the ancient greek inspired architecture.

Pay a visit to the Kirby Hall Zoo to meet exotic animals and embark on magical trails, before heading off to Whitley Bay for a refreshing walk along the coast.

Spend time in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and indulge in a delicious meal in one of the many well-established restaurants in the area.

Explore the grounds of Newcastle Castle and the beautiful 11th century Cathedral of St. Nicholas Church, or learn of the local history at the Discovery Museum before crossing the famous Tyne or Millennium Bridge to Gateshead.

Just a short drive away lies the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where visitors can enjoy breath-taking hikes through the luscious green countryside and discover miles of unspoilt landscapes boasting incredible views.

Driving north you will find the charming market town of Alnwick, home to the historic Alnwick Castle which holds Harry Potter inspired events, something you and your little ones will delight in visiting.

Sitting on the Northumberland coast, if you head further afield, it is no surprise that the village of Bamburgh is a popular spot for holidaymakers.

With impressive historical sites such as Bamburgh and Lindisfarne Castle, as well as offering trips to Farne island - a birdwatcher's paradise.

For an unforgettable family holiday to Northumberland, be sure to book a stay at The Smithy.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

PONTELAND

Newcastle 6 miles; Morpeth 11 miles; Hexham 20 miles; Newcastle airport 2 miles.

Ponteland is a historic village set on the river Pont with much modern development providing shops and restaurants, and a traditional village pub. There is also a great leisure centre to enjoy with plenty of activities for the family to enjoy. The Metro centre is only 7 miles away, Hadrians Wall can be accessed from various places nearby, and the historic towns of Morpeth, Hexham and Corbridge are all just a short drive away. No matter what your interests there should be something to satisfy your needs in the surrounding area. The city of Newcastle can be accessed either by car or by public transport, and with a history dating back over 200 years, there is much to see and do in this vibrant, lively location. Excellent shopping, top-class restaurants and amazing night life are all to be enjoyed, along with a variety of museums and galleries.

Note: No stag/ hen parties or similar.
Please note: Electric car charging is not permitted at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas