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The Cottage, 5 Richley Terrace

(Ref. 1085224)

Ingoe near Matfen, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "The Cottage provides fully what is described in the details, but has upside too in the cosy, comfortable atmosphere created because of the careful attention paid by the owners."

    From Ingoe we thoroughly enjoyed the many places in rural Northumberland that make staying just 7 days too short a time, so we'll return here soon (and that has nothing to do with the gifts awaiting our arrival. Many thanks).

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful property… the owners have gone above and beyond to make sure every detail is perfect."

    Beautiful decor and very comfortable beds with lovely bed linen. Everywhere was spotlessly clean too. This property was a real find and a perfect base to explore Northumberland with many National Trust and English Heritage properties within an easy drive and the spectacular Hadrian’s Wall virtually on your doorstep. Very highly recommended property.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage Beautiful area Generous welcome gifts Owner responded very quickly to a query"

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property once we got through the door."

    However we need a horizontal property and we would not have booked if we had known about the rough steps and sloping path from the road. That was very difficult for Mrs M. Inside was comfortable and well equipped but we could not get BBC 1 & 2 on the TV, so we had to use iplayer on the laptop to watch Strictly Come Dancing. Also could not get a wide-angle spray from the shower head. Bed and seating were very comfortable and it was easy to keep the place warm. When the sun came out it was very pleasant in the conservatory. Over all we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Reginald3.8Oct 2023

  • "Superb in every way"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a wonderful cottage in a terrific peaceful location and we enjoyed a great short break."

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    It’s in a lovely peaceful location, but easy access into Newcastle and other places of interest in Northumberland. We had to ring the owner on arrival and he was excellent, attended and helped us immediately. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable accommodations with everything you need."

    Stunning location. Enjoyed the experience

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2023

  • "This cottage has a real wow factor."

    We enjoyed everything it had to offer inside and out. The stay felt like a real treat. We will return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful immaculate cottage ."

    It is spacious and even better than the photos show. The kitchen is bright and cheery and the owners left a lovely welcome pack with homemade muffins which was a lovely surprise. Also a vase with sunflowers - a nice touch . The upstairs twin bedroom has firm but comfortable mattresses. We will definitely return to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is a very well appointed cottage, which is kept immaculately clean."

    It would be hard to find fault. The parking can be rather tricky but we were aware of this in advance and it was not a major issue. The location was ideal for visits to many sites within a reasonably short travelling time.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Immaculate. Very kind and considerate owners. Lovely village. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    The property had everything we needed. The bed was so comfy and the garden was just lovely.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is just as lovely as the photos on the website depict - it definitely has the wow factor when you enter."

    It was well equipped, especially as there were just two of us staying. We found it clean, comfortable & the welcome supplies were very appreciated. The comprehensive guidance notes were also very useful. I took my own hairdryer but needn't have as there was one in a bedroom drawer. We'd be very happy to return for another stay & would definitely recommend to family & friends.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "‘This is gorgeous’."

    The words I spoke upon arriving at the cottage, my husband was equally as delighted. A pretty, well equipped cottage in delightful scenic countryside - it was idyllic. The only downside was that as we were attending a wedding over the weekend, we didn’t get as much time to relax with a glass of wine in the conservatory whilst admiring the beautiful wildflower garden, and taking in the scents of the lilac and honeysuckle.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved our stay at this cottage so peaceful and relaxing."

    The cottage is immaculate and well equipped, we loved sitting in the conservatory and gorgeous garden listening to the birds! Forgot to mention how comfy the bed was too! We would highly recommend this cottage it's a little gem.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "A delightful cosy cottage perfectly situated for exploring Northumberland and beyond."

    The property is wonderfully clean and maintained and nothing is too much trouble for the owners. The perfect holiday accommodation. Thank you

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Mum and I loved the cottage."

    It was beautiful, comfortable, stylish and perfect. We loved everything about this sweet little cottage. We would highly recommend it to anyone. It had everything we needed and the outlook over fields and meadows was the icing on the cake. It’s perfectly located for visits to Corbridge, Hexham, Newcastle and a little further afield for Alnwick, Craster and Bamburgh. David, the owner was only a phone call away and popped by to help with a query, he couldn’t have been more helpful. The thoughtful welcome gifts were much appreciated. We very much hope to return to 5 Richley Terrace.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is stunning and lacks for nothing."

    It is immaculate in every way and spotlessly clean. The decoration and furniture is modern and tasteful and the kitchen equipped with everything you could possibly need. We’ve just visited so the weather was chilly but the wood fuelled stove in the kitchen feeds the central heating and the house was toasty warm and if you need any extra warmth there is a wood burner in the lounge which adds to the romance of a winter stay. There’s also a fabulous king size bed, which was just bliss! The owners left us several goodies which was a truly lovely touch and very much appreciated. We hope to return in the not too distant future and wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend this oasis of calm for anyone looking to unwind.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage has been upgraded to a high spec with good amenities."

    The location may be considered a little remote with no shop or pub in the immediate vicinity but that’s exactly why we chose it! The views and scenery were breathtaking and National Trust properties featured within short car distances. We did not meet the owners but they responded quickly to a question we had and a nice welcome pack was left. We have done several Sykes cottages and this rates as one of the best! The price was excellent value.

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this fantastic cottage with lovely home comforts."

    The log burning stove was a welcome addition on these colder evenings, providing a cosy environment to relax in. Everything you could want or need had been catered for by the hosts. Well located to explore the Northumberland coast as well as Newcastle. Definitely recommend to anyone wishing to get away for a peaceful countryside break.

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage is a quiet and rural location."

    It was very clean and well equipped. Great location to get around by car in easy reach of some great towns and national trust properties. It was very quiet and friendly locals little traffic as well. Looking forward to returning to this location. The parking is not on the property but not too far away. Suitable for a small to medium car. Large cars can park opposite the cottage on a verge.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very clean and comfortable house with a well equipped kitchen."

    Garden a bit overgrown and hedges blocking view. Access a little bit of a problem as parking not right outside the cottage. There is a really nice deli in Matfen but the pub there does not do food. Corbridge is nearest for shopping and meals out. Sorry this sounds a bit negative, it is a lovely house we really enjoyed our stay but I feel that these are things that are useful to know beforehand.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely beautiful cottage in an area of wonderful views of the country in a little village."

    Neighbours very friendly. Very peaceful and restful but not too far to drive to places. Lots to see and do in the area. Owners are really nice and helpful. Definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cozy cottage provided us with a perfect base to explore Northumberland."

    It is located in a idyllic village, within driving distance to different places to explore, from Vindolanda, Corbridge, Hadrian Wall, to Newcastle and the beautiful beaches along the coast. We stayed for a total of 10 days and found interesting things to do as a family everyday. The cottage itself is furnished with a modern and cozy style. The kitchen was well-equipped and we enjoyed sitting in the living room to relax after a day out, and had many memorable evening sitting at the conservatory dinning and enjoying the beautiful garden. The owner had been very thoughful in supplying us with a welcome basket and home-baking. He was also excellent his communication and ensure that we had everything we needed. We look forward to staying here again next time.

    Reviewed by Matthias5.0Jul 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Off-road parking for 1 car plus additional on street parking
  • Enclosed front garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.6 miles
  • Linen & Towels provided
  • Note: The twin room has sloped ceilings, please take care

The property

Matfen 2.9 miles.

Surrounded by countryside in the hamlet of Ingoe near Matfen, Northumberland is the quaint cottage at 5 Richley Terrace.

The elevated position provides far-reaching, country views in a peaceful location, perfect for families, couples or friends seeking a relaxing escape in Northumberland.

When you arrive, you'll find off-road parking for one car and an enclosed, front garden where you can dine al fresco and relax with a glass of wine, all while admiring the view.

Be welcomed inside by the characterful sitting room with high ceilings, exposed beams, and sofas set in front of a gorgeous stone-built fireplace housing a woodburning stove.

Moving through the cottage, there is a contemporary kitchen with everything you need to rustle up home-cooked meals, including an electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, and a washing machine to freshen up your walking gear.

Completing the ground is the first of two bedrooms, a sumptuous king-size bed with Egyptian cotton linen, a dressing table, and bedside lamps.

Upstairs, the second bedroom is a twin with sloped ceilings, Velux windows framing the countryside, and built-in storage.

When it's time to venture out, you'll find country walks from your doorstep around Ingoe, whilst the village of Matfen is a short drive away for dining at the Matfen Black Bull or stocking up at the Dulcissima coffee house and deli.

For a family-friendly day out, choose from a variety of activities in the treetops at Go Ape Matfen!

Nearby historic sites include Hadrian's Wall, which is a short journey from your cottage and has Roman remains of forts, towers, turrets and towns, stretching 73 miles from coast to coast.

The spectacular Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, the Roman village of Corbridge with Aydon Castle, and The Old Potteries are all worth a visit, whilst the National Trust's Wallington Hall has a beautiful walled garden and the Dragon cycle trail, a traffic-free and family-friendly route.

A short drive brings you to the market town of Hexham where you can explore Hexham Abbey, picnic in Hexham Park, and choose from a range of restaurants and pubs such as Cilantro for tapas, The Tannery pub, and Danielle's Bistro for homestyle cooking.

For more attractions, spend the day in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, brimming with museums, galleries, and a fantastic nightlife, or perhaps you'd prefer idyllic walks through the North Pennines AONB and Northumberland National Park?

Plan your next relaxing holiday, whether that's with your other half or family, at 5 Richley Terrace.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Hexham 10.5 miles; Newcastle-upon-Tyne 18.2 miles; Sunderland 31 miles.

Situated in the Northumberland countryside is the village of Matfen, a charming settlement found just under twenty miles from the bustling city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Centered around the Matfen Burn is the heart of the village which is home to Matfen Village Store and Café, a welcoming spot to pick up your self-catering essentials, and Matfen Black Bull, a delightful country local pub for enjoying a well-deserved drink after a day of roaming the beautiful area. Just a few miles north is the historic Hadrian's Wall with a prehistoric standing stone located nearby, Stob Stone reaching around seven-feet high, a grade pit-stop during a walk, whilst the Roman road, The Devil's Causeway, passes the village to the west leading north up to Berwick-upon-Tweed, providing a great way to explore. Discover the Grade II listed Matfen Hall, now a country club and hotel with a golf club set within delightful grounds, enjoy an indulgent spa day here or play a round of golf on the excellent course. Adventurers can embark on an epic experience at Go Ape Matfen where you can jump through the tree-tops around the thrilling canopy rope course, whilst a session of quad-biking with Turboventure will really awaken the senses!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas