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Bellingham, Northumberland (Ref. 1010369)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage and beautiful area.”

    Well equipped cottage, warm and roomy. Everything worked very well. ...

    Well equipped cottage, warm and roomy. Everything worked very well. Personally we felt the bed was too large for the main bedroom, very near to radiator . It would also benifit from a mirror to dry hair etc. The second bedroom could do with being a little more adult friendly, somekind of reading in bed lights and mirror. Bathrooms showers were excellently working. The garden was very safe and tidy. Minimal lighting surrounding the cottage, but don't forget 'dark sky' area. Pub minutes away, great welcome and food. Lovely walks to river and kielder dam. Shops in bellingham some miles away, but did see Tesco delivered locally. For us all ( four adults) including a dog this cottage was great. Yes, we want to return, well done to the owners who have done their very best to achieve comfort and cleanliness we appreciate.

    - Mrs Gamage, November 2019

The property

Tucked away in the village of Falstone, within paces of the local pub, and some two miles from the Keilder Forest and Nature Reserve on the England-Scotland border, is Gowanlea.

This charming, double-fronted cottage welcomes you to share a memorable holiday in an enviable location, with plenty of walking, cycling and fishing in the area.

It is well-suited to families, friends or a couple seeking a tranquil corner to relax, with the great outdoors right on the doorstep.

Return from one of your adventures and make yourselves cosy and snug in the spacious living room, with the multi-fuel stove taking the chill away from a cold winter's night.

You can watch your favourite shows on the Smart TV or have late nights discussing your plans for the week.

The kitchen is well-equipped for cooking up homemade meals and getting together around the dining table in the living room.

You have two bedrooms completing the ground floor, a master king-size double with its very own en-suite, and a twin room followed by the family bathroom.

There is also a telescope in the master bedroom, perfect for gazing up at the star-filled skies on a clear night.

The enclosed garden, access via French doors, enjoys lovely views and a calming ambience, being situated next door to the church, and is perfect for picnics on the lawn or a drink on the patio.

As well as the local pub, there is a lovely tea room in the village, while the award-wining Keilder Observatory, a magical and unique experience, rests just the other side of Keilder Water.

Boasting some of the darkest skies in the world, this remarkable site will leave you feeling inspired as you drive through spectacular countryside and along the forest roads, which plays host to over 50% of the entire red squirrel population in the UK.

The Keilder Reservoir is the ideal spot to recharge and refresh, where you can have a coffee and spot of lunch in the café or restaurant, and even try out some of the watersports on offer.

Falstone is around 24 miles north of Hexham, a thriving market town dominated by its ancient abbey.

Enjoy a truly memorable experience here at Gowanlea.


  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio and lawned area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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