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Hartam House

Falstone near Kielder and Bellingham, Northumberland (Ref. 15521)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is in a lovely setting With plenty of room for parking cars You can walk all the way around the outside of the house as it has a rap around garden."

    The only thing that isn’t in the house is a tumble dryer. With the unpredictable weather this would be a good benefit. The Vue from the bedroom windows is wonderful The house is set on the top of a hill and overlooking part of the kielder forest The local village is wonderful and all the nabours are very friendly In the village is a lovely pub that allows dogs in and servers great food but you must cook in advance. Their is also a very nice tea room that sells great home made cakes. Again this is very popular with walkers in the area. I would recommend this property to anyone who wand a wonderful peaceful holiday away from the crowds.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2022

  • "A beautiful, comfy, well equipped house in a stunning location."

    Paul made us very welcome and, being close walking distance to Kielder water, gave us lots of walking choices and swimming for dogs. The garden is beautiful but, although its not totally enclosed, it opens up onto a no traffic country track and fenced fields. I can highly recommend staying here, we had a fab time.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2022

  • "Hartam House was very clean on our arrival."

    The house is very well equipped, the beds were very comfortable with warm duvets. The garden was lovely and good for our two dogs and our children to play in. The bottle of wine was very well received. The owners Paul and his partner were present when we arrived and they ensured we had everything we needed. We were a party of four adults and two children and all our needs were catered for. There are plenty of walks on the door step, a park for the children, river walks, nice local pub serving good food and lovely tea room serving breakfast, lunch and drinks. All in all, a very positive experience and we would go back to Hartam House.

    Reviewed by KayMay 2022

  • "Excellent property, very well presented, very well equipped and comfortable."

    The owner was very obliging, ensuring everything was available. Lovely location with easy access to the village and local countryside.

    Reviewed by GeorgeMay 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable and we had a lovely relaxing break."

    The only slight negatives are that the pictures on the website led us to beleive that the cottage was more on it's own, rather than being close to several other properties and the bath towels were on the small side. Over all it was excellent, being very well located for exploring Kielder and in close proximity to a couple of very good pubs!

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at this clean and welcoming house ."

    Great garden with walks from the doorstep. Relaxing away from it all holiday.

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2022

  • "The cottage is clean, warm, welcoming & beautifully situated."

    We had everything we needed. A welcoming bottle of wine was much appreciated - thankyou. The garden is lovely & we were able to make the most of the beautiful weather which we were so lucky with & it provided a great space for our 2 dogs. Many thanks to the owner, Paul, and to Sykes for facilitating a smooth and stress-free change of date due to the devastating effects of storm Ahwen on the area in November.

    Reviewed by JaniceMar 2022

  • "The cottage was very well situated."

    It has amazing views and has everything we needed. The only thing we would say the sofa maybe needed cushions as it wasn’t the most comfortable. Other than that we would definitely recommend the house to anyone

    Reviewed by AileenMar 2022

  • "The property was very comfortable and had all things required for a pleasant comfortable stay over the New Year period."

    Paul the owner was very helpful and accommodating. Having the welcome pack and the free supply of logs was much appreciated. All, including our young grandchildren enjoyed the dark sky and star gazing, as well as the walks from the house.

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2021

  • "Well what can i say ."

    Brill . If your into peace and quiet ,this is the place for you . Great walks from the door .. Nice little town not far away for supplies . as we say int yorkshire . itll do for me ..

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "Hartam House is a lovely house to stay in."

    The road it is on is super quiet and no light pollution. You can even see rabbits in the garden. There are 2 telescopes that you can use too. The beds were super comfy and there is plenty of storage in each bedroom. There are also lots of plug sockets. I loved that you had a small table in the kitchen and also a separate dining room. Considering the weather can be a bit hit and miss I would have liked to have a tumble dryer or at least a washing machine that can also dry. There is a pub within 5 mins walk and a tea room that is open for part of the week. The local shop is a 20 minute drive, so I recommend coming with a few provisions like milk, bread, tea etc just to tide you by the first morning or ensure you have stop to get something to cook for dinner. Would recommend Hartam House.

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2021

  • "Comfortable, clean house in lovely location - can walk/cycle to Kielder Water from the door."

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Perfect location for a family holiday, especially for cycling."

    The house was very clean and tidy and met all of our needs. There is a playground and a pub nearby.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Lovely clean comfortable well equiped house in a lovely location."

    Owner was very helpful and locals were all friendly an enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean when we arrived."

    Comfy beds. Beautiful view across the wildflower meadow, use of telescopes to watch the stars, 5 mins walk to the river and its wildlife. Only 30 mins walk to Kielder Water. Lots of birds and wildlife to see. Comfortable, beautiful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay, the house is exactly as described on the website and in the reviews."

    Any disappointments were down to local pubs not open yet and locked gates on some of the less used forest walks. The garden is great for chasing the dog round, if you've the energy. We have a 30 mtr lead to stop her wandering off when not being watched closely. Thanks

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2021

  • "Beautifully situated."

    Very peaceful. Wonderful walks on your doorstep. House very spacious and clean and met all our needs

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2020

  • "I loved Hartam house the first thing I noticed was how clean it was."

    The bed was really comfortable but unfortunately I am allergic to feathers and the duvet was full of feathers. The grounds to the property are very well keep and very lovely to look at. A enjoyable place to stay.

    Reviewed by JasonOct 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped, very clean and comfortable."

    It was an excellent base for exploring Kielder, close enough to cycle onto the bike tracks. Bike storage in the shed was very useful.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "Take plenty of repellant during summer months."

    Reviewed by BernardJul 2020

  • "We are regulars - and will continue to be so at Hartam House, our "Expectations are Always Met" !"


    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2020

  • "The house was really top quality, lovely location."

    The host was really helpful. We all really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2020

  • "A lovely modem clean house with a lovely garden and bird table attracting lots of various birds."

    A previous guest had seen a greater spotted woodpecker .but we were not that lucky although we did hear owls .the local pub was very welcoming with delicious food

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2019

  • "We had such a lovely week in Hartem house."

    The owner Paul was friendly and helpful when i called for key collection. The house was clean, warm and welcoming in a stunning location ideal for us with our bicycles and our dog. We would definately return and recomend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Really enjoyable week in a very quiet area."

    Cottage very nice, and owner very quick with communication.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2019

  • "The cottage was great the only point I would make is we were looking for a property standing on its own judging by the photos."

    When actually it’s at the end of a street f houses.

    Reviewed by RosemaryAug 2019

  • "House was spotless and well equipped."

    Access to Kielder park a short walk from the bottom of the garden. A great base with which to explore the wider area including the Scottish border. What more would you want if you enjoy the outdoors? Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MarianneJun 2019

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage fabulous first time we have used cottages we usually go with caravan but will do and use them again."

    We went to northumberland for first time

    Reviewed by GlynisMay 2019

  • "Cottage was in a lovely peaceful location and the the cottage was well equipped."

    Also telescopes available for anyone interested in the night sky.Keilder water is a great location if you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle.The biggest surprise was the lack of traffic on the roads.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2019

  • "Once again it was a pleasure to stay at Hartam House; Paul has the place setup ..."

    Once again it was a pleasure to stay at Hartam House; Paul has the place setup better than a ‘home from home’ and I’m looking forward to my next visit

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location, well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Really nice garden with some super walks from the door. Also easy access to the lakeside way for cycling. The only downside was next doors cockerel who started crowing every morning about 4am.

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2019

  • "Returned for a second time and we will definitely be back again !"


    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "Really first class very clean very comfy all one could wish"

    Reviewed by JoDec 2018

  • "Paul has created a fabulous holiday cottage, with all the ‘mod cons’ you need."

    ..I will definitely be booking again and perhaps bring my fishing gear next time

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, everything there that was needed and more."

    It was like home from home, with beautiful flowers and wine to greet you. Only thing I think it should be clear about in advert is pets not allowed upstairs, not everyone is happy to leave their pets downstairs and being forewarned is best. Other location and cottage brill.

    Reviewed by JuneNov 2018

  • "A lovely holiday cottage, very close to Kielder Water and many forest walks."

    The house is really well equipped and very comfortable. The open fire was well used as temperatures dipped during our week but we were lucky to have a few clear skies. The owner had set up a telescope in the lounge - very thoughtful as I'd told him I was interested in the dark skies experienced up there. A good local pub which welcomes dogs is a bonus. My only negative would be the single, separate toilet with no hand washing facility if someone else is using the house bathroom. We were only a group of four but if there had been six of us, I think there may have been a bigger issue. Having said that, I would be very happy to stay there again, in a small group, it's a great place. The neighbours are very friendly and came to offer us candles when we had a short power cut (which we were assured was a rare event). I'd definitely recommend to others.

    Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your stay at Hartam House and for also pointing out your issue with the lack of hand washing facilities in the separate w/c room. We welcome all constructive criticism and do our best to take the appropriate action where necessary. We have recently acquired and installed a new toilet that has an integrated hand basin and tap. We would be delighted to have you and your family return to stay at Hartam House in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2018

  • "Garden would have been more pet friendly had it been enclosed, and the areas inside the house where pets where not allowed should have been specified in the advertisement."

    Other than that, a nice cottage in a superb location.

    (Owners Response) Thank you for your feedback. We do ask that dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms only. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2018

  • "Excellent situation in a wonderful part of the country"

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

  • "A well equipped and very clean house with great views, with the added bonus of a plentiful supply of beautiful birds feeding in the garden and bird food supplied, together with direct access onto the untrafficked track behind the house for walking with the dog to either the village or to the reservoir."

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "When I booked this property I was under the impression that it was it was in an isolated position, as suggested by the photograph."

    However, it was, in fact surrounded by other properties, some actually overlooking the house. Don't get me wrong, the area was a quiet one, and the people we met there were lovely; it was, though, not what we were looking for. If we had been made aware that the house was in such a situation we would not have booked it. The house itself was first class. It was beautifully decorated, very well equipped and had a lovely garden. The owner, Paul, was a very polite and attentive host, without actually bothering us. It is, in fact, probably the nicest property that we've stayed in. We did have a nice time, however, were initially disappointed with the location, and felt that we had been misled. Also, although the house is dog friendly, they are not allowed upstairs.

    Reviewed by EleanorDec 2017

  • "My ratings may be off as they aren’t showing up clearly on iPad."

    But great stay in a lovely cottage. Paul the owner was fabulous in making sure the place was kept warm, having kept trying to get in contact to ask how we were doing. Bottle of wine and milk left for us, and Christmas decorations up to make it even more homely. Only downfall is the local area closes lots of pathways and visitor centres at this time of year.

    Reviewed by JohannaDec 2017

  • "We had another great stay at HARTAM house everything was has it should be would recommend this cottage to anyone great for families couples and dogs."

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2017

  • "This cottage has everything you could possibly want."

    Clean, comfortable, well equipped and a great location.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2017

  • "Second time we have booked this house, One word sums it up EXCELLENT, ..."

    Second time we have booked this house, One word sums it up EXCELLENT, Location very good can walk for miles from the house, Everything you would need is in the house, home from home,

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2017

  • "The owner was concerned about the shower in the bathroom and replaced it during our first day there."

    The house was very well equipped and maintained

    Reviewed by AubreyJun 2017

  • "Great cottage, perfect location, beautiful surroundings, perfect for an Easter break with new lambs and bunnies just outside your window."

    Reviewed by GayleApr 2017

  • "Excellent cottage, clean and very comfortable."

    Great position in a very friendly village. We will be back! Thanks

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2017

  • "Hartam House is a great Base to discover the delights of Northumberland the ..."

    Hartam House is a great Base to discover the delights of Northumberland the house it's self is fantastic and wants for nothing the neighbours were great the house is a credit to the owner we have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2016

  • "Excellent cottage and location thank you."

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2016

  • "It was absolutely lovely"

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2016

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It was spacious,clean and extremely comfortable.The garden was lovely and there are many walks from the door.True it is a little overlooked by the neighbours but they are so friendly and welcoming it doesn`t really matter.The sky at night was magical and the tearooms at Falstone top rate.I would like to stay there again.

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2016

  • "Lovely house,lovely location."

    Everything we needed was provided. Dog friendly local pub and some good walks from the doorstep. LP

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2016

  • "Our stay in Hartam House was a fabulous one for us the location was brilliant as we love to walk and averaged around 7/8 miles a day only twice having to use the car ( 1 to the Lewisburn walk & 2 the visit The College Valley near Wooler)to achieve this as there were loads of walks right from the door , our 2 Chocolate Labradors were in their element with having the little burn in the garden and lots of enclosed space to sniff ."

    We met the owner Paul when he came to mow the lawn and he was a really nice chatty man making sure everything was ok with our stay and very helpful with the local area, it was our wedding anniversary on the 28th August and he left us a Bottle of Champagne, Chocolates and a card which was really thoughtful and made our day. The cottage itself was very clean and comfortable especially the beds , there was 4 of us + 2 Dogs that stayed for 10 days and we felt it would of been a bit cramped with the full occupancy of 6 , the kitchen was well stocked with a variety of utensils and enough to be able to cook full meals if you wanted to although the knives could do with being a bit sharper (our only little complaint ) and the kitchen appliances were very user friendly (but a full range of instructions available in a large file). we also met some of the neighbours while we were there and they were very friendly and chatty telling us about the local area also. All in all we had a fabulous time and the weather was quite kind to us although a little bit of drizzle one day didn't keep us in and we didn't want to leave .

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fire starter kit with unlimited logs supplied for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned gardens to front, side and rear of property with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9 miles, pub 10 mins walk, Kielder Water and Kielder Forest 15 mins walk
  • Note: A small stream runs through the garden, so please ensure children are supervised at all times.

The property

This attractive, detached cottage is situated in the pretty Northumberland village of Falstone, just a stone's throw away from Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Beautifully appointed throughout and providing light and airy accommodation, this Falstone cottage is ideal for families and friends looking for a relaxing retreat where they can enjoy time together and explore the countryside.

The front of this Northumberland cottage boasts stunning views of the surrounding forest and the North Tyne River after it exits Kielder Water.

With lovely furnishings, this Falstone cottage provides three bedrooms and a beautifully fitted, modern kitchen, a great place to prepare home-cooked food before everyone gathers together in the dining room.

The welcoming sitting room has a comfy leather sofa and chair, perfect to relax in after a day out walking or cycling.

The gardens to the side of this Falstone cottage meander up past the stream and directly to a woodland cycle path, which leads into the Kielder Forest, Kielder dam and the Lakeland Way cycle route, all just a five minute ride away, plus only 150 yards from this holiday home is the North Tyne River, where fishing can be enjoyed (permit required).

If all this sightseeing has increased your appetite, why not take a walk to the local pub or tea rooms in Falstone and sample some of the many delights on offer.

With the Scottish border just eight miles away and the Heritage Coast and Hadrian's Wall just over an hour's drive, this Falstone cottage is in an ideal position for exploring this vast historic county.

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About the location


Bellingham 9 miles; Newcastleton 24.5 miles; Carlisle 49 miles.

The delightful village of Falstone lies at the foot of Kielder Water, the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe, and on the edge of Kielder Forest, the largest forest in Northern Europe. With probably the best ‘dark skies’ in England, and one of the most tranquil places in rural England, the area is ideal for outdoor activities. There are many signed walking paths through the forest, with the 26 mile Lakeside Way around the lake, as well as higher level fell walks. There are cycle tracks with different routes to suit a variety of abilities, plus fishing and an abundance of wildlife in the area, with red squirrel, roe deer and many bird species, including the Osprey. Hadrian's Wall is an easy drive away and there are many castles and fortified houses in the area, reminders from the times when the “Border Reivers” raided the Anglo-Scottish border. National Trust properties, including Wallington Hall and Cragside are also just a scenic drive away from this pretty village.

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