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The Coach House

Bellingham near Kielder Water, Northumberland (Ref. 1096)

5.0

(51 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Accommodation was spacious ,comfortable and clean."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. Would certainly like to go back one day.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2022

  • "Set in a fabulous walled garden and with amazing views of surrounding countryside, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer holiday venue."

    The Coach House is so warm and welcoming with all the facilities one could hope for. The lounge has big comfy sofas and a wood-burning stove. The dining room is a delight and gives access to the garden. The kitchen/diner is fully provided with all services incl a range cooker. The utility room is fabulous with a washer, dryer, lovely old fashioned airier. The downstairs shower room/wc and the upstairs bathroom (with shower over the bath) are ideal. Our hostess was very welcoming and kindly shared the Dark Skies viewing platform in the Rectory garden. We had two great clear nights for observations and photography. We also found it a great base for days out at Kielder, Rothbury and the Woodhorn Colliery museum. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2022

  • "A beautiful home in extensive grounds, with the most wonderful kindly host - Anne is usually based on site should you need her, otherwise there is utter privacy and tranquility."

    Thank you for a truly glorious get-away-from-it-all.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "The Coach House is a fantastic property with a very welcoming owner."

    Great facilities and the most comfy bed I’ve ever slept in! Had some great days out at Alnwick Castle, Hexham, Corbridge and Wellington National Trust is definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Megan and SteveApr 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    A real home from home with a massive garden for children and dogs. The hosts were super helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by SaraApr 2022

  • "We have had a wonderful week in this idyllic Northumbrian setting."

    The Coach House is probably the most luxurious, cosy and well equipped cottage we have stayed in and is a credit to the very friendly, helpful and welcoming owners. We couldn’t fault anything. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area and on the clear nights we had during our stay the stargazing was absolutely mesmerising especially with the resident owls hooting in the background! We would thoroughly recommend the Coach House to anyone who wants to visit this fabulous part of Britain.

    Reviewed by CliveMar 2022

  • "This is a very special property with charming hosts."

    It is extremely well appointed and managed and part of a beautiful group of buildings, including the former Church and Rectory, in a lovely location close to Kielder and Bellingham.

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay lovely house convenient location"

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2021

  • "We had a great time, the house and grounds ideal for a family holiday."

    We would all (3 generations) highly recommend this holiday house and the owners were really helpful.

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay!"

    The owners are lovely and the property is beautiful. The house is very homely and still quite grand with the gardens and tennis courts. Great for families or a few couples.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Our stay at the Coach House was a perfect escape away from the hustle and bustle of life."

    The property was absolutely stunning and the grounds were breathtaking! The tennis court provided many hours of family fun, and the dog loved playing in the garden. We look forward to staying here again soon!

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Loved every aspect of the holiday Dogs enjoyed their freedom in the massive garden"

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Unfortunately the new Covid rules meant our friends and their dogs were unable to join us which was rather a waste of this beautiful, comfy coach house and the fantastic walled garden!"

    Despite Anne having to take out the majority of soft furnishings, due to again Covid, the house still had a very welcoming and homely feel. Excellent facilities and plenty of hot water for a good soak in the bath after a long walk. Nick and I still had a great week with good walks straight from the house, around the local villages and further afield up to a Kielder forest. Good pubs nearby particularly the Pheasant and the Hollybush and everything you need for self catering to be had in the local shops in Bellingham . Highly recommend the area for a visit and the Coach House. We intend to return with family and take advantage of the adjacent Institute and Church for a get together hopefully soon. Thank you Anne and Bill.

    Reviewed by JanetteSep 2020

  • "Wonderful location, very charming and welcoming hosts."

    Everything worked from beginning to end. Personally, we would have liked a few more shelves in the bathrooms, but that is the biggest complaint that could be made.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "The website (and indeed the owner) said that we had exclusive use of the walled garden but guests in the other 2 onsite properties (who didn't have their own garden) were using our garden to exercise their dogs."

    Although we observed them cleaning up their mess it left us hesitant to allow our 2 young children to play in the garden. Access to the Coach House garden from other properties needs improving - or make it clear in the advertising that other guests can gain easily gain access.

    Reviewed by LindenJul 2020

  • "Wow what a fantastic property!"

    The cottage was ideal to get away from all the current stress. The owners have really thought of everything. The bed was massive & very comfortable. The decor & furnishing is of a high standard. The garden was perfect for our dog. We will definitely be back, thank you

    Reviewed by PatrickMar 2020

  • "Amazing accommodation, fantastic welcome by owner."

    Great facilities on site, suitable for kids and adults alike. Perfect location.

    Reviewed by Kim LouiseJan 2020

  • "The accommodation was outstanding."

    Well equipped, tastefully presented and spacious. It was very comfortable and warm. The owners were very welcoming and helpful during our stay. We enjoyed exploring the local area which provided plenty of interest.

    Reviewed by FrancesDec 2019

  • "Greystead was an ideal property, that was all we wanted for our time away, and would not hesitate to book again"

    Reviewed by LeeNov 2019

  • "I can not recommend this property enough."

    It was so comfortable with everything provided. As all was so well thought out we did not have a lot of contact with the owners except arrival & departure but I am sure had any problems arisen they would have been dealt with efficiently & quickly. The delicious lemon drizzle cake, wine & milk were a lovely welcome. Thank you

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the cake ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2019

  • "Thank you Ann & Bill for a delightful holiday at The Coach House."

    What a welcome to find a superb Lemon Drizzle Cake together with a bottle of wine for our Evening Meal. It was nice to see furniture of the same period as the property. So many properties are renovated & furnished to the Classic Modern Style losing the original character. Everything was spotless and the dark furniture fairly shone. All the rooms were a good size especially the Double Bedrooms. The wardrobe in the Kingsize Bedroom was amazing together with the sideboard in the Dining Room. The weather could have been better but their was plenty of books to read or games to play. The garden was huge and a bonus if you bring a dog or children to be able to play safely. From Cedric and Marie.

    Reviewed by Henrietta MarieSep 2019

  • "Fantastic week with kids and dog."

    Not enough time to explore will have to come back. We have enjoyed star gazing and had appreciated the kit available in the cottage so we did not have to share. Which was great, had a great time with a binoculars each. Great gardens and tennis court on site and only short drive to Kielder for more fun cycling, wildlife and good food. Would recommend to order groceries delivery but Billingham has a good coop and service station has also good selection including gluten free and vegetarian. Had a great time and first BBQ of the year. We also had Family came to spend the day with us at the property with no issues. Everyone was very friendly. The other holiday cottage on site is quite a distance so no disturbance, but close enough for kids to play ball with neighbours in shared garden. We also explored the county and great places to visit within 30min -1hr for day trips (Hadrian's wall, Cragside, Alnwick). Will definitely keep this in my favourites to come back.

    Reviewed by SabinaApr 2019

  • "Having omitted to sign the vistors book, I had to leave feed back, we stayed for a week beginning of March 2019, 3 adults, 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and 1 9 year old for 2 nights."

    The Coach House, Bellingham is as shown in the pictures, and large enough to not be on top of each other. Cottage was spotlessly clean, very warm and also had a wood burner in the front room. Loved all the old furniture and especially the master bed! Have never slept so comfortably. From the kitchen to the utility there is nothing you could want for as everything is provided. Now the grounds, and the walled garden excellent for walking off lead your dogs, my grandson whos football mad absolutely loved the large lawned area with goal post, this was well used, when a bit wet and muddy they took themselves off to the enclosed tennis court. Only downside was the weather! within one 24 hrs had rain, snow, sleet and blue skies warm enough to take your coat off, this amused my grandson how changeable the weather was. This is not the owners fault. Ann couldnt of been more helpful. The cottage is in a lovely area and would definately visit again. Whilst there we visited Kielder Observatory highly recommend and did falconry day again highly recommend/ We ate at the Carriages, Cheviot Hotel, Pheasant Inn and the Rocky Roach Cafe, enjoyed all. Dont hesitate to visit you wont be disappointed.

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2019

  • "Just to say that we have holidayed at The Coach House several times over the years and we have never been disappointed."

    Great property and great location and very dog friendly. The owners who live in the adjacent house are genuinely lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by MargaretJan 2019

  • "This cottage was fab, all clean with everything that you could need and more."

    Massive garden with tennis courts - brilliant Lovely owners too would definatley recommend this property

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2018

  • "The cottage represented one of the best we have ever stayed in."

    The online information provided all the necessary information, and the follow-up emails informed us about our upcoming holiday and reminded us to make contact with the landlady. The initial contact with the landlady was warm and efficient, and she was present on arrival to show us the cottage and give us all relevant information to fully enjoy the cottage. The cottage was fully equipped to high standard leaving us with no recommendations to make it a better experience. We are definitely going back in the near future.

    Reviewed by FrederikNov 2018

  • "Great cottage with every amenity provided."

    Superb location for the National Park and the Dark Skies area. Anne and Bill the owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. The bottle of wine and delicious cake were welcome extras upon arrival. The cottage has lovely period features and furniture and no expense has been spared in making it a brilliant stay. The positive guest book comments sum up the great stay of everyone who has been previously with some coming back several times. That in itself is a great reflection of the property and the owners. We will definitely go back giving us the opportunity to see many of the other excellent attractions in the area that can’t be covered in just one week.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "One word EXCELLENT."

    Reviewed by LeonardOct 2018

  • "The accommodation at the coach house was excellent, very tastefully decorated throughout."

    The enclosed garden for our two dogs was fantastic!! and the surrounding area is breathtaking. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2018

  • "The description of the house was very good and along with the pictures, we were not disappointed in our expectations, in fact the house was better because the furnishings were of very high quality and we felt very privileged to be able to stay in such grandeur."

    The garden being fully enclosed with stone wall was superb with wonderful views of the fells, we saw stunning and varied skies with georgeous dawn and sunsets. Our hosts were lovely and very welcoming and hospitable, nothing was too much trouble and we were encouraged to pick fruit from the many fruit trees in the garden which made bountiful fruit pies Kielder Park is a wonderful place to visit to get the best fresh air, the lake looked stunning, the forest walks suitable for buggies and wheelchairs and the Visitor Centre offered a comfortable place to sit whilst enjoying freshly baked cakes with a pot of tea or coffee overlooking the lake. We were able to pick up some gifts in the shop next door which provided a lovely selection of wares and was a little shoppers paradise. The local village of Bellingham was ideal for picking up any groceries, everyone was very friendly and for a bit of extra banter, a must is a visit to the butchers. A visit to nearby Otterburn Mills is also worth a visit because the scenery as you drive across the top of the fells is simply breathtaking and on a clear day you can see for miles and miles. The Mills has some historical machinery that is cleverly incorporated inside shop and tea room for easy viewing, a must to try are the cheese scones and sausage rolls, delicious. This was first time to this part of the Country and will definitely go back as a star gazer, spectacular. The only disappointment was only be there for one week.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2018

  • "Amazing garden, beautiful house."

    Lovely surprise of a cake and bottle of wine on arrival (provided by Ann- the owner)

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "The cottage is a very substantial building, beautifully furnished and containing everything one could wish for."

    We were particularly appreciative of having a large, walled garden that proved inescapable for my two dogs. The nearest village, Bellingham, had a very good local butcher, bakery, general stores, post office etc.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2018

  • "Absolutely wonderful."

    House had everything you could think of, and was both comfortable and luxurious. Lovely, spacious garden, with a great tennis court. Hosts Anne and Bill welcoming and very helpful. So much to see in Northumberland, stunning scenery, friendly locals. Well worth a visit!

    Reviewed by BeverleyMay 2018

  • "The owners who live at the property are very welcoming and helpful."

    They take a great interest in their properties which they are constantly updating and improving. The Coach House is charming and spacious with beautiful extensive grounds and views of the countryside. There is plenty of visitor information with ideas on places to visit and things to do.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2018

  • "Wonderful setting and very friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2018

  • "Despite the snow outside, the house was cosy and warm."

    Good location for lakes walks.

    Reviewed by BernardMar 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage Very comfortable rooms and bedrooms Lovely and warm."

    Superb location near Kielder Water and Observatory

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and very well presented."

    Good eye for detail. We really did enjoy our stay!

    Reviewed by GrantJan 2018

  • "The coach house was fabulous and the situation so close to the forest."

    the owners made us feel so welcome. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2017

  • "This is a lovely property with very welcoming and accommodating owners who live in the adjacent property."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

  • "Beautiful house and garden in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2017

  • "Only that we were extremely happy with our accommodation and our hosts."

    Absolutely no complaints

    Reviewed by MarjoryMar 2017

  • "HAD GREAT TIME ,COACH HOUSE WAS BRILL,DIRECTIONS FROM OWNER WERE SPOT ON."

    IF IN NAT TRUST CRAG HOUSE AT ROTHERBY IS A MUST.GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2017

  • "Had the most amazing wk."

    Welcome from Anne & Bill was lovely. Home from Home plus more. Beautiful location. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by CarolynFeb 2017

  • "The coach house was fantastic as the owners were too they were very helpful ..."

    The coach house was fantastic as the owners were too they were very helpful in the coach house it catered for every thing you need top class dinning facilities lots of towels and great comfort we will be going back again that is for sure

    Reviewed by StuartDec 2016

  • "Owners were readily available to give advice and help when needed."

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2016

  • "5* luxury, this stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    Ideal base for visiting Northumberland Coastline, National Trust and Heritage Sites. This is the second time we have booked our holiday cottage through Sykes Cottages, The cottages were exactly as described on website and the customer service support was very helpful when making the booking. Will definitely book another holiday with Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by HeleneOct 2016

  • "The house is fantastic, clean, well stocked, but also relaxing to be in."

    Near great places to visit and hosted by Mrs Monroe who can not do enough for you, always friendly and welcoming . fab place to be for a week or two!!

    Reviewed by MargotOct 2016

  • "Wonderful Accommodation in a beautiful location 10 minutes from Keilder Water and 15 minutes from Bellingham at the hub of the Northumberland National Park."

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2016

  • "We loved it."

    Owner was welcoming and gracious. Beds large and comfortable. We didn't use the fire but central heating more than adequate. Only negative comment is that upstairs water is hot only for one shower (if you include hair washing in your shower) and downstairs shower not particularly good. And because I have a bad back, one high-backed chair in the sitting room would have been welcome (but I could always have brought the one down from the bedroom if I had really wanted to) Other than that it was wonderful.

    Reviewed by KenSep 2016

  • "It was a beautiful property well kitted out with all that you could need ."

    .... highly recommended !

    Reviewed by DenyseSep 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Spacious, well equipped kitchen/breakfast room
  • Separate dining room
  • Large, character sitting room with woodburner
  • Utility room.
  • Eco-friendly biomass heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric AGA-style range cooker with electric hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio/CD player, free landline, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Free internet access via wireless Broadband
  • Washing machine & tumble dryer in utility room
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared use of large, walled garden with own BBQ & furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property has a 4* Gold Award from Quality in Tourism
  • For bookings made from the 30th December 2019, the owner charges a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond, This will be pre authorised on your payment card

The property

Bellingham 5 miles.

This fabulous, Gold Award-winning, detached Georgian coach house, dating back to 1817, is full of character and charm, set in the heart of the North Tyne Valley, just yards from the riverbank and five miles from Bellingham.

The property is adjacent to the owner’s old rectory and is the perfect destination for a memorable holiday with friends and family.

Superbly renovated to retain many original features, including fireplaces and beautiful exposed beams, this stylish and elegant property, with its antique furnishings and inviting woodburner, provides a warm welcome even in the coldest weather.

Offering spacious accommodation, with stunning views over hills and farmland, there is a character sitting room, a separate dining room and a large fitted kitchen, as well as three delightful bedrooms above.

The large, enclosed 19th century walled garden to the front is ideal for children and dogs, being almost exclusively for the use of guests.

The new star-gazing platform for visitors to view the area's famous 'Dark Skies' is superbly sited in the owners' Old Rectory garden next door; bring your own telescope or just enjoy a panoramic view of the night skies!

The Coach House is just a short drive from picturesque Bellingham and located in the Northumberland National Park.

It is also within easy reach of Kielder Water and Observatory, Hadrian's Wall, Hexham, the Northumberland Heritage Coast and the Scottish Borders, while salmon, trout and sea trout fishing can be arranged (subject to availability) with the owners, who like to personally welcome visitors.

The perfect base for touring the area's many delights!

Note: This property can be booked with property Ref 1056223 - Old Church.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BELLINGHAM

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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