Falstone 2 miles.
This charming detached cottage sits in an isolated position near the secluded hamlet of Donkleywood near Falstone, in a designated International Dark Sky Park, within the Northumberland National Park.
Pleasantly appointed throughout, providing warm and homely accommodation, this Falstone cottage has a traditional appearance, and dates back to 1846, making it ideal for families and friends looking for a relaxing retreat from which they can explore the surrounding countryside.
With comfortable furnishings, this Falstone cottage provides three bedrooms and a fitted kitchen, a great place for rustling up a hearty meal.
The welcoming sitting room and sociable dining room both benefit from toasty woodburners, creating a cosy atmosphere for relaxing in after a day's sightseeing.
Outside this south-facing Falstone cottage, there is a lovely cottage garden to the front, which is a haven for a variety of birds and from where you can admire the stunning views towards the North Tyne River, plus a telescope is available if you wish to view the wonderful night's sky.
There is something to suit everyone from this Northumberland cottage, with endless country walks, cycle routes, and just a short drive away, Kielder Water, which provides a multitude of water based activities.
A little further away, but still within easy reach, are the delights of the Heritage Coastline, Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders.
This Falstone cottage is a perfectly positioned base for exploring Northumberland at any time of year.
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.