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The Stables

Bellingham near Kielder Water, Northumberland (Ref. 1530)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • 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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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Some of the towels were rather rough,but otherwise everything was lovely."

    Reviewed by DorothyMay 2022

  • "The stables are situated in a lovely rural position with farm land around it."

    Julian the property and land owner was hospitable giving information about the land around the stables and permission to walk wherever we wanted. The chickens were very free range and Julian gave us a box of freshly laid eggs which were absolutely delicious. It was fabulous to see all the new born lambs, walk by the river and through the woods where we saw deer and enjoyed lovely walks up to the lake. Very relaxing and value for money

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "Excellent in all aspects !"

    Reviewed by DeniseMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely peaceful few days."

    Close to Kielder with some fabulous walks. Our Patterdale loved watching the chickens from the window. Would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by JeannetteMar 2022

  • "Awesome place - will be back - very peaceful location in the heart of Northumberland."

    Big bonus all bedrooms en-suite. Loved the wood fire. Thank you to Julian and his family - Pauline, Judith & Dad

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, grounds and hosts."

    My fiancé and I took our parents on their first holiday together here and the place was incredible. It’s ideal for those who love the countryside, wildlife and walking or just simple peace and quiet. We love all of the above and this place ticked every box. The kitchen had everything you needed, each room had its own perfectly adequate bathroom and the beds were really comfortable and had super clean and fresh bedding on. The best parts were definitely the wood burner in the evenings, the incredible views by day and by night for dark skies seekers and the big dining table so everyone could sit comfortably together. Walks were easy right from the house, or just yo the road at the Bow Rig (which had amazing food too and is part of the family business). Hosts were friendly, helpful and welcoming. We hope to stay again

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a fantastic location."

    Julian and his family are very welcoming and couldn't do anymore to ensure we had a great time. Many thanks

    Reviewed by RobertJan 2022

  • "Lovely rural location."

    Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage."

    Situated next to a farm, our kids loved the horses, hens, sheep and dogs of the host family. Excellent location, close to Bellingham (5 min drive) but still rural with excellent views and calm. Went as grandparents, parents and children and having 3 rooms all ensuite was brilliant. Fantastic little kitchen and fibre broadband.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners could not do enough for us ,enjoyed lovely walks all round great weeks holiday"

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "Lovely friendly hosts, lovely friendly chicken."

    Enjoyed the outlook. Nice and quiet at night, slept really well. Would stay here again definitely

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2021

  • "Friendly hosts,very well equipped,an issue with the fridge freezer reported on our arrival saw it replaced with a new one in record time-very impressive!"

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2021

  • "Julian was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area."

    Comfortable house in very peaceful location. Ideal for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by TinaMay 2021

  • "We really liked this place."

    It is comfortable, spacious and well-equipped, in a beautiful rural location with great views. The owner and neighbours were very helpful and friendly without being intrusive. We particularly liked being able to wander around the extensive farmlands surrounding the property, including along the North Tyne River. Although being very quiet (except for the sheep and their lambs!) it was only a few minutes drive from shops, pubs and take-aways. The Wi-Fi also worked pretty well, even with heavy use from our kids... We do not really have any criticisms except perhaps that some instructions for operating the microwave and log burner would have been useful - we got there in the end but it was a bit of a learning curve!

    Reviewed by FergusApr 2021

  • "On arrival we found that the welcome from Julian great and his knowledge about the area helpful but the cottage was stripped bare of any extras, even salt, pepper etc and no welcome goods(which could be due to Covid 19), but very frustrating having to go out again as soon as we got there at 8."

    30pm and after 6 long hours of travelling to get there. The redecoration is over due and the beds very firm, with cheap bed coverings. There were very strange choice of hanging pictures with no relevance for the strangers staying but the design of the accommodation was well planned out with all three bedrooms having their own en-suite facilities. The cottage location is miles away from anywhere and would best suit families of six with young children as it is a real farm stay with chickens, pheasants, cows, sheep, horses, dogs and salmon fishing for the grown ups

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "A lovley cottage on a working farm."

    All you need form a home away from home. The family who owned the cottage was very friendly and could not do enough for us. A great location to explore Hadrian's Wall, Newcastle, and the Northumberland coast. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "This property is beautiful, very high quality, spacious, warm and welcoming."

    The beds are really comfy, and the hot water unlimited - which is always a bonus. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The area is great for walking, and a visit to Hexham is a must. The listing said no pets were allowed, but actually they are - which is great as I may come back with mine - oh and the husband. I can highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by KatherineMar 2020

  • "This property was advertised as being 4 ticks/stars which to my understanding means excellent standard throughout."

    This was not the case and I would recommend that you review this cottage. I booked this property for myself and another couple with a young child and was embarrassed by the standard. In particular the bathrooms which were all carpeted. The carpet around the bath was black, obviously due to water leakage over time. There was mould and damp patches on parts of the walls and on the ceiling. Even the roller blind had evidence of black mould. The cottage was outdated - I expected this from the photographs but I didn’t expect the poor standard, smell of damp and general uncleanliness. It appears as though no effort has been put into ensuring a pleasant stay for guests, cobwebs were evident, my bed was uncomfortable, I could go on.... On a positive note, the cottage had everything we needed and was well situated. Please can I have contact regarding this review and I would also like a point of contact to forward photographs taken of the poor conditions.

    Reviewed by GwennDec 2019

  • "What a beautiful spot!"

    Gorgeous place in an idyllic location. We saw deer, birds and a fox from the window. It’s so dark there that one night we went outside and were able to see the Milky Way and shooting stars, such was the lack of light pollution. Made us want to move to the countryside permanently! Thank you for a much needed break where we walked and relaxed and got our our fix of nature, the slower pace of life was much needed.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2019

  • "Great cottage, WiFi was really good."

    Cottage a little tired but comfortable.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2019

  • "Great location; friendly owners."

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2019

  • "Great place."

    Comfortable, clean, lovely views and peace. 3 bedrooms AND 3 BATHROOMS - great. Washing machine AND DRYER (a treat for us). Cosy stove all laid and ready for the lighted match (which due to torrential rain!) we needed in August. Delightful chickens running around the yard (not phased by our dog) and our kind hosts met us with a whole tray of fresh eggs. Thank you. Two of our boys wanted to go bouldering and this was an excellent base for that. Lovely countryside. Wifi excellent.

    Reviewed by KittyAug 2019

  • "Warm welcome and help whenever we needed it plus good advice from Julian as to where to go locally."

    Idyllic setting in acres of quiet Northumbrian countryside on a sheep farm with swallows nesting next door. Great way to relax for a week but still within reach of sea, major attractions and towns for shopping. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2019

  • "Our host told us about Bellingham and I think other guests would appreciate knowing in advance that you can get just about everything you need there, including a nice riverside walk."

    Also, closeness to Kielder Water is a great asset. The drive to Rothbury via Otterburn is stunning. We really enjoyed watching the beautiful horses and chickens. The roosters did not wake us up even though it was daylight by 3.30 am when we stayed in June. The internet connection was very good. We enjoyed our stay and the log burner was particular welcome on cool, wet days.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "We had an amazing holiday."

    Julian was very welcoming bringing fresh eggs when we arrived and gave tips on places to visit. We've been coming to Northumberland for the last 15 years but normally stay in a cottage in Amble on the coast but decided it was time for a change and we're very happy we made that change. We can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very happy with this home for the weekend - ideal for groups as each room has its own en-suite

    Reviewed by NicholaMar 2019

  • "Very nice accommodation, with all the facilities."

    Clean and well-equipped kitchen. As much wood as required to use in the log burner. Did spend about 15 min working out how to remove the back-up battery from a fire alarm that was beeping. Would suggest larger duvets, which hardly covered the single beds.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2019

  • "We loved our stay in the cottage."

    It was clean and very well equipped. The views and walks were fabulous. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by AnnaFeb 2019

  • "Had a great week here."

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2019

  • "Julian the owner came and introduced himself, he brought us a bowl of eggs."

    He gave us information about the area and said if we needed anything just let him know. The property and location was fantastic.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2019

  • "Great place, lovely people & well appointed kitchen!"

    Reviewed by PetrinaDec 2018

  • "Excellent location."

    First class communication with owner and it was lovely to meet him upon arrival. The house is well equipped and meets every need. Stunning location, friendly chickens!...absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2018

  • "I booked this holiday in the hopes of enjoying a tranquil week recharging my very rundown energy level."

    I was met on arrival by the owner who made me and my greyhound feel very welcome. The accommodation was beyond my expectations, being very spacious, incredibly well equipped, comfortable both upstairs and downstairs. The heating was perfect for the cool mornings and evenings, and could be boosted by using the log burner, for which there was a constant supply of logs. Being able to roam round the fields and along the river meant that I didn’t have to leave the estate for fantastic walking and countryside views, although I did venture out to Hexham, Kielder Water and Lindisfarne. The owners were on hand should I have needed any help, which was a comfort to know since I had travelled alone. The skies at night were absolutely amazing as there was no light pollution. The dark skies observatory is only a few miles away for obvious reasons (but would need prebooking as they are very busy) In short I can thoroughly recommend this venue if you want to relax, unwind and re-energise

    Reviewed by AnnetteOct 2018

  • "Had a fabulous break just what we needed to celebrate our diamond wedding."

    Made very welcome from the minute we arrived by the owners. We appreciated the present of the eggs and the wine. The cottage was ideal every thing we had hoped for would certainly like to return.

    Reviewed by EthelAug 2018

  • "The pictures of the property are out of date and the accommodation is somewhat tired."

    I presume the pictures relate to when it was first listed by Sykes. Having spoken to the lady who cleans the property ,as we were leaving ,it seems the control knob on the one shower has been falling off regularly for sometime, also the light bulbs in the main light over the dinning table keep failing and the main door lock needs attention as itis very hard to opperate causing constant annoyance.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJul 2018

  • "The cottage was fabulous."

    Pictures don't do it justice. Extremely friendly people. Beautiful place, perfect for unwinding and switching off. Use of owners tennis court was an added bonus. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2018

  • "Only marked “Met Expectations” because we have been before and it still met our high expectations."

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2018

  • "The photos of this property do not actually give it’s full justice."

    It’s a stunning place within stunning surroundings. The property is very spacious. Bellingham village itself is so dog friendly with fabulous walks.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2017

  • "This is an excellent rental property in an ideal location to explore Keilder and the Northumberland coast."

    I can fully recommend this place to others

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2017

  • "A relaxed place to stay."

    In terms of how the accommodation was arranged and furnished etc probably the best cottage we've stayed in yet. Wonderful walks around the farm itself along the river.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2017

  • "Vey comfortable and attractive cottag beautifully furnished."

    The landlord was very helpful , offering access to the wood pile and giving us free range eggs and advice about places to go. One of the best cottages we have stayed in

    Reviewed by LynMar 2017

  • "Welcomed by lovely owners to just the right degree."

    Fantastic cottage which was extremely well equipped. Perfect place to celebrate new year.

    Reviewed by TessaDec 2016

  • "No but stairs difficult for poor mobility, suggest rethinking the bannister"

    Reviewed by JeffreyAug 2016

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  • Three large bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin, all with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped fitted kitchen with breakfast area
  • Spacious sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD player, radio, cassette player, stereo/CD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Salmon, trout and sea trout fishing by arrangement
  • Shared use of owner's tennis court by arrangement
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • 1 well behaved pet welcome, will consider 2 by prior arrangement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles
  • check in days are Monday or Friday - we will be unable to accommodate check ins on any other days and bookings made will be subject to cancellation

The property

Bellingham 2 miles. A fabulous stone-built stable conversion adjoining the owner's stables, situated in a rural location just two miles from Bellingham.

Enjoying fabulous views over wide open pasture and the North Tyne River, The Stables offers accommodation of an excellent standard, with en-suite rooms and a lovely woodburning stove in the sitting room.

Visitors can take advantage of on-site fishing by arrangement with the owner.

Kielder Water is just 10 miles away, whilst Alnwick and the Heritage Coast are also within driving distance.

An ideal retreat for a wonderful break.

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About the location


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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas