Bellingham 5 miles.
An outstanding conversion of an early 19th century, Grade II listed former Georgian church in the heart of the North Tyne Valley, just yards from banks of the River North Tyne, and only 4.2 miles from Kielder Water.
This stunning church conversion, rated 5* Gold by Visit England, sits adjacent to the owner’s old Georgian rectory, within its own very private setting, making it perfect for a family gathering or a getaway with friends!
Lovingly and sympathetically restored in 2013 to provide holiday accommodation of an exceptional standard, this inspirational, architect-designed conversion contains many stunning original features, including a fully-restored Victorian stained glass window and colourful tiles, a Gothic archway, exposed stonework, flagstone flooring and Georgian panelling, which combine with the eco-friendly heating to create a conversion of real merit.
Luxuriously appointed throughout, this Kielder Water cottage has a vast first floor mezzanine open plan living area covering two thirds of the former nave, and it boasts a fabulous fitted kitchen with a central island and granite work surfaces, spacious dining and sitting areas, all with hill views from the original lancet windows and sight-lines over the balcony to the east end.
The ground floor east end sitting room of this Kielder cottage features a cosy woodburner and sumptuous seating in the area which once housed the church altar, under the fully-restored stained glass window.
To make the most of this exceptional space, and the surrounding views, this wonderful conversion is in an upside down style, with the bedrooms and bathrooms of this Kielder cottage on the ground floor, offering axial views along a central corridor to the stained glass window, with one of the bedrooms, formed from the original panelled vestry, housing an original fireplace.
Outside this Bellingham cottage, the enclosed garden is situated in a secluded corner of the owners' spacious rectory garden and is a totally private space with furniture and BBQ, while guests also have shared use of the all-weather tennis court housed in the picturesque walled garden.
The new star-gazing platform for visitors to view the area's famous 'Dark
Skies' is superbly sited near the Old Church garden; bring your own
telescope or just enjoy a panoramic view of the night skies!
Just a short drive from picturesque Bellingham and located in the Northumberland National Park, Greystead Old Church is also within easy reach of Kielder Water and Observatory, Hadrian's Wall, the Northumberland Heritage Coast, the Scottish Borders and the market town of Hexham.
Salmon, sea trout and trout fishing can be arranged via the owners on adjacent stretches of the North Tyne.
The church forms the perfect base for touring the area's many delights.
Note: This property is on the same site as Ref. 1096, together they sleep 14.