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2 Thompsons Buildings

(Ref. 1077580)

Sheepwash near Morpeth, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We chose this for its lovely garden for our dog."

    The kitchen is well-equipped with white goods . There are no blinds so it's like being in a goldfish bowl at night.The bathroom is downstairs and smells of damp.There are damp patches with wall paper peeling off in the the kitchen. The lounge area is also in need of some maintenance with damp and dirt an issue.The bedrooms have antique wardrobes and furniture which smell of mothballs. The decor is poor with wallpaper lifting off walls and again damp patches around windows frames The house does not come upto scratch at all for a rental. We never saw or heard from the owners to bring these things to their attention. I was quite shocked and really did not want to stay here.I have photos to share with Sykes . Not recommend!

    Thank you for your feedback, it is always appreciated. We would like to address the issues raised by yourself. There are no blinds in the kitchen as the property is not overlooked, therefore we have felt this to be unnecessary. However this is something we would now definitely consider. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It was clearly evident that there was debris and a small amount of damp behind the TV as both the TV and stand had been moved by yourselves. This had certainly been overlooked but was quickly rectified by our cleaning team and maintenance. Again, we did find some peeling wallpaper on the top left hand corner of the kitchen ceiling, and again this was very easily rectified. We could find no evidence of damp around the UPVC window frames but will certainly monitor this. We feel that the antique furniture in bedroom 1 is in keeping with the style and character of the property. We live next door, this is made clear in the welcome pack, we also provide 2 mobile contact numbers and are always on hand to respond to guests as quickly as possible. Had you reached out to us we would have made every effort to resolve your issues during your stay. Kindest regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette1.9Mar 2024

  • "Very friendly and helpful owner,nice comfortable cottage everything you needed and more."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2023

  • "Another wonderful week in Sheepwash in Thompson Cottage."

    We enjoyed the cottage again which is close to everywhere we want to be and has everything we need thanks again to Annie for having us

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2023

  • "What an absolute treat of a place."

    Located well to be able to explore beautiful Northumberland. It's comfortable clean, and cosy. Loads of space for a family of 5. Huge garden perfect for dogs! Nicely decorared and the hosts have thought of everything you could possibly need, from dog treats and poo bags to a well stocked games and craft cupboard for the kids. The sherbert lemons and wine were a lovely touch. Will definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was absolutely beautiful with a stunning garden perfect for our two dogs as it was all enclosed ."

    Plenty of birds and rabbits to sit and watch which made our day. The property had everything available for our needs obviously very carefully and thoughtfully planned out by the owner who was absolutely lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Anne the owner even left a bottle of wine, milk and delicious cookies for us which was very kind of her. The property is in an ideal position for exploring the area with beaches and places of historical interest not a million miles away. We would not hesitate in recommending this gem of a place to our friends and family. A big “Thank you” to Anne who makes the perfect holiday possible. Kind regards Chris and Steve and of course the boys Ben and Teddy xxx

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here."

    It was absolutely spotless when we arrived and there was milk and wine in the fridge which was a lovely touch. We took our dog and this property had the best garden for her. She was so safe with no room for escape! The pictures don't do it justice! Everywhere you look there are trees and we woke up every morning to rabbits in the garden which pleased the kids no end. It was our first trip to Nortumbria and it didn't disappoint. Ann and Alan thank you so much we loved it.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was a good size, very clean and tidy."

    Good sized enclosed garden for our dog and the grandchildren to play in. Ann had organised a high chair, travel cot and stair gate for us. As we were having our grandchildren staying with us. There was also a lovely welcome package for us when we arrived. Good location for visiting local market towns, the beach, National trust etc. We all had a lovely holiday and would recommend staying there.

    Reviewed by Trevan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thompson Cottage was lovely , ideal location with lots of nice walks close by."

    The cottage was clean and has everything needed. The only downside was the bathroom was downstairs but managed ok . The garden was lovely and very big , really enjoyed our stay .

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Jun 2023

  • "The stay was very enjoyable, comfortable, the surrounding area was beautiful and us and the dog enjoyed the beautiful garden."

    The property was great and in a lovely quiet place and the views and walks are beautiful and thank you for the welcoming packet, and the wine was gorgeous. Would definitely recommend the property!

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 2 Thompsons Building."

    It was just as it was listed on the website. Easy to find and in a great quiet location. The house was perfect for us and our 2 dogs. The back garden was a complete added bonus. The dogs were able to be secure outside and we could join them with lots of outside seating areas. The house itself had everything you possibly would need. Good size rooms, clean and tidy and nicely decorated. We really enjoyed our stay. The river walk area is right close and we enjoyed our daily walks along there. The local pub serve amazing food and excellent prices. We will definitely be returning. Ann was a perfect host that was on hand if needed. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Really lovely place."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you Ann for another lovely week spent at Thompsons Buildings."

    We had a really peaceful and relaxing week with the added bonus of the good weather. Our dogs love the large garden which is suitable for children as well as dogs as it is fully enclosed. There is a lovely walk along the river not five minutes walk away . Ann is a great host, friendly but not intrusive in any way, there if needed. Thank you Ann for the home made scones, jam, milk etc. which went down well . Looking forward to coming back in July. See you then. Pat and Alan.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We booked the cottage for a last minute get away to see family over the New Year weekend."

    We had a long drive and were delayed. I contacted Anne who said it was not a problem and turned on the heating for us so the cottage was lovely and warm when we finally arrived! We also had some lovely welcome treats left for us. The house was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. There was also a lovely enclosed garden for our 2 dogs. It was a great location for exploring the local area and we would definitely stay again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was quite cold when we arrived but once we got the heating sorted it soon warmed up."

    The shower in the bath was bit tricky as you cannot stand up. Otherwise we had a fabulous week the neighbors were lovely and the dogs loved the garden. We will definitely return as it’s beautiful area

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Nov 2022

  • "Homely, warm and fresh smelling property (no doggy smells) situated at the end of a long private drive, completely exceeded our expectations."

    The front door lock is a little fiddly but once you get the knack of it, it's fine. The hand held shower is a new experience, no room to stand up so it's like having a bath and a shower at the same time but the shower is a good powerful one and if you prefer a bath instead, the bath tub is a big one and fills up quickly. The property was very clean throughout. Kitchen well equipped just missed having a cheese grater in there (or couldnt find it if there was), but the little welcome extras were very much appreciated. Could do will a blind in the kitchen though, as the low autumn sun was very strong and warm in the mornings, but definitely not needed for privacy as only one other property past this one on the private drive. Ideally located to visited the fabulous Northumberland beaches and castles, or inland to Kielder. We felt right at home here and miss the place already, definitely one to keep on our list of favourites.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Thank you for the welcome pack. Most relaxing and the great walks around the cottage especially along the river. Will definitely book again. Felt like home from home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was ideal both for access to places we wanted to visit and the ..."

    The property was ideal both for access to places we wanted to visit and the safety of our dogs Small hiccup regarding hot water system but soon rectified by the owners next door Will definitely return next year for longer break Excellent

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2022

  • "We were very happy with our stay at Thompson's Building."

    The house was clean ,very comfortable and the garden was a great size for our dog. We appreciated all the goodies that were left including bread and milk and especially the millionaires shortbread. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this house."

    Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Safe and secure large back garden for Sophie, Evie and Harley to sniff around and explore. Anne and Alan,who live next door, are very friendly but not at all intrusive but there if needed. Thank you Anne for all the goodies you left for us to enjoy. There is a lovely pleasant walk along the river bank only 5 mins.away. Cambois beach is close by also and our grandson enjoyed paddle boarding on a number of occasions here. Would recommend . Lovely place to stay, relax and enjoy. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "The most well equipped place we’ve ever stayed in - So well thought through."

    Ann had left us scones and jam, milk and coffee for our arrival and bread, butter and marmalade for our breakfast next morning. She had even provided towel, bowls and toys for the dogs! Huge garden totally dog safe with lovely views and a quiet location near a lovely river. We had 3 spacious bedrooms, tastefully decorated lounge with comfortable sofas and a window seat, a large fully equipped kitchen diner, 2 porches and a parking space. A real home from home for humans and dogs. The location was perfect for visiting the area, it’s coast, castles and pretty little towns. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. I’m so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll visit us again! Anne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helene5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay here."

    The house is roomy and the gardens are perfect for our dogs. The garden was secure, and it was nice to sit out there in the evenings. The kitchen was well stocked, from a air fryer to coffee machine, the only thing is we found the oven slow to cook. Other than that the kitchen was great. Really helpful to have a freezer. On arrival we had some essentials left for us, which was very helpful and a nice touch. Lots of bits for is to use in the cupboard, like extra dog bowls, outdoor games. Very well-stocked and useful items. The bathroom is downstairs, it's a good size but a little awkward trying to stand up and Shower in the bath, as the ceiling is sloped. Also it could do with an extractor fan. Again it was well stocked, with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Lovely touch. The rooms were comfortable and a good size. Beds were comfortable. There is only room for parking one car, and no bigger than a medium car. A couple of times we got blocked in, it can be tricky getting out of the drive onto the main road. It's easier not to reverse out. Overall we had a lovely stay here, we would recommend it, especially if you have dogs and children. Lovely five minute walk to the river, where there's a cafe and park for children. Not far from the shops, short drive. Considering there was a main road just outside, it's very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2022

  • "The listing should really state that the owners live next door as we like full privacy."

    We only found out when we got there. They mustve gone into the garden at some point to remove garden cushions during overnight rain which we found quite intrusive. Nice property but could do with a shower.

    Thank you for your feedback. The privacy of our visitors is very important to us, however we have found that being on hand to answer any questions is appreciated by our guests. The cushions were removed when the garden was not in use because of a heavy downpour. They were dried and returned the following morning, again when the garden was not in use. We do hope that you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Jul 2022

  • "Everything has been thought of here and each room completely spotless."

    The kitchen has everything you could need (tea, coffee, milk, bread, pots/pans etc), the bedrooms are all done to a lovely standard and the living room is cosy with a snug by the window to look out over the garden. The garden itself is one of the biggest I’ve seen for a holiday let and has a table and chairs for dining and a bench for soaking up the early morning sun with leafy green views. It’s also totally dog safe! It’s a 5 minute walk down to the river which is beautiful. Overall the perfect relaxing setting for a wonderful break and I will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0May 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay here over the half term holidays - we have 3 children and a small dog."

    They all loved the space and the big garden. The bedrooms were all very comfy and spacious, the bathroom is downstairs. Everything was perfect, we appreciated the lovely scones and the coffee machine! My son appreciated the PlayStation! It was central to everything and we had a few trips to St Marys lighthouse. The only thing missing was a hairdryer!

    I’m so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us. Feedback is very important to us and we now provide a hairdryer! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelley5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great facilities, lots of extras supplied, that help make the stay ( coffee machine, condiments, clothes airer, etc)."

    Really thoughtful welcome pack and delicious scones! Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location for sightseeing. Dog safe garden and even supplied bowls etc for dogs.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Communication with Anne was excellent throughout the stay, and this can make such a difference, and was helpful with some of the questions we asked."

    The cottage is in a nice location down a quiet drive and not far from lots of central places and within easy reach of the beach and shops. The property had a cosy feel to it, and had lots of extra touches which were very useful to keep us all entertained during out stay. There is a lovely walk along the river around 2 mins from the property which we made use of. To note there is no freezer in the property, but everything else was great, lovely place to stay.

    Thank you so much for your kind review and I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We take customer feedback seriously and as a result of your comment have now provided a under bench freezer in the kitchen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and every need thought of."

    (Best equipped self catering cottage we have stayed in). Lots of places to go and lovely beaches all easy to reach from its good situation and good road connections. Alan was very helpful when the electricity failed. We loved the area and found plenty to do.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2021

  • "We came up to spend the Sunday , with a group of friends , meeting at Bambrugh Castle."

    All pets could run about on the really great beach , after which we visited The Copper Kettle , a great Tea Room. Pets welcome. The local area itself , has some great walks. Five minutes from the Cottage , is the River. A thoroughly pleasant walk. Ideally , we should have had a few more days to visit the area. That said , perhaps there will be a chance in the future. Very pleasant Cottage , beautiful views from the front Bedroom and Kitchen windows. Ideal getaway , with the Owners of the business just next door , a very pleasant and helpful couple. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Pet friendly.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was great."

    Very comfortable and was kitted out with lots of extras - especially the welcome items left by the hosts and all the garden extras in the boot room. The garden was great and very secure which meant we could leave the door open for our dog Molly to wander in and out as she pleased. It was very close to the local beaches and they were lovely and sandy. Other attractions could easily be reached by car within an hours drive at most. The hosts were very welcoming when we met on the drive taking Molly out on walks in the village etc. Would defo stay there again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very good, everything we needed, lovely welcome from Anne and Alan."

    Can highly recommend holiday cottage. Cannot recommend money grabbing tactics of Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Aug 2021

  • "A lovely clean house with excellent amenities and a perfect stay for us."

    The owners were next door if we needed them, and waved as we entered, but otherwise left us to it which is what we needed after a hectic previous week. There were some lovely touches such as leaving is a few bits in the fridge! It was a perfect hub for us to explore Northumberland’s Coast and national parks and we’d definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property we stayed in was large, very tastefully decorated and comfortable."

    Lots of extra bits and pieces for a holiday with dogs, like additional entrance areas for wet shoes and towels, heated clothes airer for damp bits and pieces, plenty of coat hooks etc. You wouldn’t have thought it was ‘dog friendly’ accommodation as it was so clean and fresh, like no other dogs had been in there ! Particularly liked the extra effort of the hosts … shampoo and conditioner, washing up liquid, bin liners, bread, butter, milk and even fresh scones and jam ! The garden was beautiful and perfect for our two mini dachshunds, there was no way they were escaping ! A very peaceful and lovely outlook with no surrounding noise. We had a fabulous stay and the hosts who lived next door were extremely helpful in sorting a heating problem out very quickly when we arrived. I’m very reluctant to book ‘dog friendly’ accommodation as ifs often a bit off putting but this place exceeded expectations. Five stars !

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car with extra parking on the main road
  • Garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The WiFi connection can be intermittent

The property

Tucked away in the quiet hamlet of Sheepwash near Morpeth, Northumberland, rests this delightful three bedroom holiday home, 2 Thompsons Building.

Boasting an inviting and homely interior and enveloped by wonderful countryside, 2 Thompsons Buildings offers an idyllic base for both family and friends alike looking to explore the remarkable sights of the North East.

Stepping into the property you're welcomed into a handy porchway, providing ample storage space to house your beach going essentials and walking gear, where you kick off you boots and wipe off any mucky paws before continuing through to the main areas of the cottage.

Freshen up with a quick soak amongst the bubbles in the contemporary family bathroom, or make use of the convenient handheld shower to rinse off your sandy toes before heading through to the open-plan kitchen/diner, beautifully-presented with a traditional wooden décor and framing breath-taking views across the colourful garden, home to an array of amenities to assist in preparing a selection of tasty treats for the group to enjoy gathered around the snug dining table.

If you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, head outside to the large well-maintained garden to indulge in a spot of alfresco dining, enveloped in the tranquil setting of the surrounding greenery and countryside.

Stepping back indoors, after a busy day of adventures retire to the sitting room to put your feet up in front of the television and enjoy a movie night, warming the room with the electric fire in the cooler evenings.

When the day draws to a close, climb the stairs where you'll find three delightful bedrooms, two double rooms, beautifully-appointed with stained antique wooden furnishings, maintaining the property's traditional character, alongside a light and airy single room, providing the perfect space to escape the excitement and delve into a captivating book.

If you don't fancy cooking, take the short stroll to the Anglers Arms in Sheepwash serving delicious homemade meals in a cosy atmosphere or a 10 minute walk to the family run pizzeria, Raffaellos, in Choppington.

Blow off some steam with a leisurely stroll along the Wansbeck River stopping for breakfast or lunch at the Riverside Pantry.

This area is also popular for paddleboarding.

You can cycle along the designated track which takes you to Newbiggin beach.

A 30 minute walk over the fields takes you to historical Bothal with it's ancient castle and freshwater swimming.

Travel further afield and traverse the moorland and sandstone hills that decorate the landscape of the nearby Northumberland National Park, home to the longest stretch of the historic Hadrian's Wall.

Head south and a 30 minute drive will take you to Seaton Sluice with it's famous fish and chips at the Harbour View.

Pack up your beach going essentials and enjoy a revitalizing dip in the refreshing waters at Blyth Beach, or if you'd prefer to stay on land, visit the town of Tynemouth home to a host of restaurants and beaches to enjoy.

Board the Metro from Whitley Bay and spend fun-filled days visiting destinations across Tyne and Wear, including the seaside resort of South Shields and the bustling city of Sunderland, if you time it right, you might even be able to catch the Magpies play a game of football at Newcastle's St James' Park.

Explore the stunning coastline and countryside of Northumberland with an unforgettable stay at 2 Thompsons Buildings.

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About the location


Newcastle 14 miles; Alnwick 19 miles.

The lovely market town of Morpeth is situated centrally in Northumberland and is an ideal base from which to reach the coast or countryside. Offering the remains of an historic castle, lovely parks, riverside walks, ancient architecture and churches and an old chantry with a bagpipe museum, Morpeth is also ideal for visiting surrounding attractions such as Druridge Bay to the east, with miles of golden sands, the vibrant city of Newcastle to the south, Alnwick to the north, with its castle and gardens and the National Trust's Wallington Hall to the west. There is also access to the Simonside and Cheviot Hills, with good walking amidst beautiful countryside.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas