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Fox View Cottage

(Ref. 1068161)

Falstone, Northumberland Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (9)
  • beautiful (8)
  • lovely (8)
  • fox (7)
  • well (7)

22 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing cottage, very well equipped, clean and well maintained."

    Can’t wait to go back. The 10 rating on recommendation is for the cottage - not Sykes!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Fox View Cottage."

    The weather was very wet but this didn't stop us getting out and about. Coming back to a warm (lovely log burner) and comfortable cottage was so welcomed. The cottage was so well equipped and lots of nice touches (e.g bike shed, toys for the children and dog). The hot tub was a welcomed addition and used regularly by adults and children. The garden was very safe, small however, very adequate for a small dog and young children. Lots to do nearby at Kielder Water and Forest Park and a nice restaurant only a few steps away from the cottage. Lots of bike rides, walks right on your door step. If you are happy to drive a little further we would recommend South Tynedale Railway and Belsay Hall. A super clean and modern cottage for an active and relaxing family holiday.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Jul 2023

  • "This holiday cottage was fantastic."

    The cleanliness and attention to detail was second to none. It is very remote which we liked but had an excellent pub with good food nearby. We would definitely recommend for a relaxing get away from it all break

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Jul 2023

  • "We met the owner who kindly brought a casserole dish / with lid that we requested as there wasn't one available in the kitchen - apparently broken by last quests."

    Kitchen equipment very good / appliances easy to use. Did feel that the mugs / glasses available were limited [how 6 people would cope don't know] as we soon run out of suitable items. Only cereal / soup bowls available so no range of usual dishes bowls to put food / salads in when preparing food. Outside top area through kitchen doors really unwelcoming with loose dirt / stained paving slabs - if redesigned it would have been far better to accommodate outdoor seating. Lower floor with better furniture better to have been on the top area. Hot tub [owner says she will be removing?] would be better if situated elsewhere - we had no interest in it and thought it just took up space. hope that these comments can be taken constructively for future reference.

    Reviewed by Charles4.4May 2023

  • "We had a gorgeous stay at Fox View."

    We couldn’t have asked for more, it was perfect! The owner had left treats for the adults and children which were very much appreciated. Thank you for a lovely stay, we will be sure to book again next Christmas.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2022

  • "An absolutely stunning property in a beautiful location."

    So well equipped just needed oil and salt! You can tell the owners take a lot of pride in the property. Brilliant if you are spending a lot of time by kielder water but otherwise you do need to be prepared to travel. We did mini golf and walks at Kielder. We went to Newcastle for the day at James park tour which was amazing, some shopping and the national centre for children’s books . We had a day in Hexham and visited national trust cragside. You can have your shopping delivered from Tesco and make sure you fill your tank before getting into the wee villages.

    Reviewed by Rhonda5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful warm cosy property with all the facilities you could wish for and in a fantastic location so close to Kielder."

    Loved the hot tub and the views that came with it. We had three generations in our family holiday stay and we all loved it.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Fox View Cottage."

    From the moment we walked in, we were blown away by how beautiful the cottage was and the surrounding views/countryside. The kitchen was well stocked with all we needed and we really enjoyed using the hot tube. The local Pub (The Pheasant) is a very short walk away and serves delicious food (we ate there twice!). There are also loads of lovely walks right from the front door, as well as a short drive to Kielder Water for more walks or bike rides. We would 100% recommend staying at Fox View Cottage.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our time there very much, gorgeous views/nice local pubs/great walks on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Superb cottage finished to a high standard."

    Great facilities.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time there."

    There were just the 2 of us staying for a peaceful break.So ideal.Good position for travelling into Kielder or back towards Bellingham.Spent most of the time at the table having our meals and looking out to see the lush green view and listening to all the different birds.....saw buzzards, osprey, oystercatchers, amongst others. Travelled up to the Scottish Border - that's as far North we got. If you want a peaceful, relaxing cottage to stay in - I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect choice in a beautiful remote location"

    Reviewed by D5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property at a quiet location, perfect for a break away."

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Fox Cottage."

    We arrived late due to unexpected snow to find the wood burner lit and the cottage warm and cosy - a welcome surprise! Fox Cottage is beautifully furnished with every detail though of to make it a real home-from-home. The Pheasant Inn pub next door is a real treat (booking essential) and the surrounding area is breathtaking. We'd love to return when the weather is warmer to enjoy the outdoor area. A real gem!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property,great views,with some great touches from the owner,would go back tomorrow."

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous holiday in Fox Cottage."

    Can’t recommend it enough, beautiful location and wonderful accommodation.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "A delightful, comfortable cottage with everything you need."

    The welcome hamper was exceptional as were the provision of toiletries etc. The recent introduction of the hot tub is a plus. I think Jill is an excellent host.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "The bungalow was beautiful, spotlessly clean and very well equipped."

    The WiFi was good. First holiday for us with a dog and this was made to feel very easy and welcoming by the inclusion of a welcome doggy corner. The gravel garden was safe and enclosed. A welcome human hamper was also most welcome. The location is perfect for a lovely quiet holiday with lots of walking locally. Nearest small local shops 8 miles away, larger supermarkets about 40min drive. A beautiful location. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this bungalow to anyone, we would definitely are a return visit. Thank you for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have just returned from 7 day stay at Fox View Cottage ."

    The whole cottage exceeded our expectations it was furnished to a very high standard. Excellent having 3 bathrooms so everybody had their own bathroom. 2 en-suite plus lovely roll top bath with spectacular views of the countryside The cottage was warm & inviting especially when the roaring log fire was lit in the evening. The walk up the hill opposite the cottage was great for our dog Ted especially in the mornings Perfect location to get away from everyday life & fully recharge your batteries in peace & tranquility. Plenty of different Walks around keilder water only a few minutes drive away. Some suitable for a mobility scooter especially keilder waterside visitors centre. Lindisfarne ( Holy Island) & Beamish living museum both approx 1hr 30mins away & well worth a visit. Pub few minutes walk away but didn’t use it as we had the dog with us. Lovely extra touches including welcome basket including cheeky bottle of Prosecco not forgetting a lovely welcome for Ted including dog bed towel & blankets, dishes treats & toys ( Ted will definitely be booking again.) such attention to detail by the lovely owner Jill . It was all much appreciated & we will definitely be booking another stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Probably could do with more refrigeration space as some way from the nearest supermarket."

    We did have a problem with the hot water/heating on a Sunday morning however somebody arrived very quickly to resolve the situation. It was an ideal location for exploring the water/forest and the observatory.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2021

  • "We have just spent two weeks at Fox View Cottage."

    The cottage is situated in a lovely hamlet in the surprisingly beautiful Northumberland countryside. With stunning country walks with breathtaking views all around us , it’s been a perfect holiday for myself, my new husband , our 17 year old son and our little dog Pocket. This beautifully restored and well equipped bungalow style cottage has been both cosy and luxurious. We would definitely rent this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Zara5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and in a stunning location."

    The attention to detail and additional touches such as the welcome basket and dog bed, bowls and treats made us feel very at home.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private patio with seating and hot tub for up to 6 people
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • The property is in a great location for PDC Darts events
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Minimum stay is 3 nights.

The property

Falstone 0.7 miles.

Fox View Cottage is a stone-built holiday home set in the quiet village of Stannersburn near Falstone, an ideal base for families and friends to explore the Northumberland countryside.

Make your way through the front patio and into an entrance porch, kicking off your muddy boots before settling down in the open-plan living space.

Here, the chef of the group can throw together their best home-cooking in the well-equipped kitchen before setting the table for a family dinner, whilst an alternative dining arrangement can be found on the elevated patio outside, perfect for alfresco dining.

You can also enjoy a soak in the hot tub on the patio, from which you can gaze at the twinkling stars at night in the beautiful dark sky.

Once dinner has been cleared away, get comfy on the plush furnishings or relax on the handy sofa bed and let the woodburning stove warm your toes as you flick through films on the Smart TV.

Also on the ground floor is a gorgeous king-size bedroom which benefits from its own en-suite shower room, ideal for those with limited mobility.

The rest of the rooms are found on the first floor, comprising a double with an en-suite shower room and a twin with lovely views, both offer ample storage and are served by a sumptuous bathroom with a relaxing freestanding bath.

Soak up the surroundings of Stannersburn and enjoy a romantic stroll around the encompassing countryside landscapes, from here you can head out on peaceful walking trails and challenging cycling routes over to Kielder Water where you can try out watersports.

The charming village of Falstone is under a mile away, boasting a quaint shop and tea room, as well as a country pub, great for stocking up on essentials and tucking into an afternoon pub grub.

Local attractions include Kielder Forest Park, the unique Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Hadrian's Wall, and the Heritage Coastline further afield.

Alternatively, explore the encompassing Northumberland National Park, admiring breath-taking views and spending days out visiting the attractive hotspots of Bellingham, Newcastleton, Carlisle, and The Holy Island of Lindisfarne further afield.

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About the location

FALSTONE

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.

Note: Minimum stay is 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute