Homildon Cottage

Wooler and Cheviots, National Park

You can book this property from:

  • £772 per week
  • £110 per night

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Accessibility

  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Description

Located in the hamlet of Humbleton near Wooler, on the border of the Northumberland National Park, Homildon is an extremely attractive traditional cottage dating back to the early 1800's. Nestled in a secluded hollow, it provides a sense of isolation while still being within easy reach of local amenities. A bridleway leads from the door into the National Park and the famous St Cuthbert’s Way.
The large rear garden offers a peaceful haven looking out onto historic Homildon Hill. The current owners use the property regularly as a retreat, and have updated the facilities to meet the expectations of today's holiday makers.

Entrance

  • There is a main door at the front of the building but the most common access point is from the gravelled driveway, through the back door into a utility room with hanging space and boot rack

Kitchen 

  • Fully fitted kitchen is the cosy heart of the house
  • Good range of floor and wall units with ample work space and storage
  • Aga
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge freezer
  • 2nd fridge
  • Toaster and kettle
  • Good quality cookware and pans
  • Quality selection of crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc
  • Large farmhouse table and 8 chairs

Utility

  • Hanging space and boot rack
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble drier
  • Belfast sink
  • Ample storage space

Dining Room

  • Large farmhouse dining table and chairs in the kitchen
  • Separate dining area with dining table and chairs in the conservatory

Lounge

  • Sitting room with vaulted ceiling
  • Vintage wood burning stove
  • Comfy sofas and chairs
  • Coffee tables
  • Bookcase
  • Large flat screen TV
  • Blu-Ray dvd
  • CDs, dvds
  • Plenty of board games
  • Local maps, walking guides, novels, local history and cook books

Conservatory

  • Dining table and chairs
  • Sideboard
  • Door to outside patio and gravelled area

Bedrooms & bathrooms

  • Short staircase off the kitchen leads into a hallway to bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Up a short staircase above the kitchen to beamed attic double bedroom
  • View over the neighbouring fields.
  • All bedrooms have ample hanging space, drawers and storage
  • Family bathroom, bath with shower over, wash hand basin, wc and large heated towel rail

Snug

  • Study/quiet room to relax and read
  • Desk and computer sceen 

Entertainment

  • Large TV in lounge with blu-ray DVD player
  • DAB & CD music system with USB/bluetooth
  • CDs, dvds
  • Wi-fi with 10–15Mbps broadband
  • Multi-game table
  • Selection of local maps, walking guides, novels, local history and cook books
  • Indoor games

Outside Facilities

  • The house lies out of sight at the end of a short dead-end track, only passing traffic is the occasional walker or farmer
  • Off road parking in grounds for up to 4/5 cars depending on size
  • Converted stable/games room to store any outdoor gear and cycles
  • Multi-game table
  • Mature garden mainly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders looking out onto historic Humbleton Hill
  • Decked area with BBQ and quality table and furniture
  • Small summerhouse gazebo
  • Bridleway leads from the door into the National Park and the famous St Cuthbert’s Way
  • Neighbouring wooded wetland and unfenced pond attract a wealth of birds and wildlife

What's Included at Homildon Cottage

  • All bedding, bed linen, towels
  • Electricity
  • Oil – for central heating and hot water and the AGA
  • Logs for the log burner
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Wi-fi with 10–15Mbps broadband
  • DAB & CD music system with USB/bluetooth
  • Welcome pack
  • Generous dog welcome pack
  • Dog bowls,
  • Plastic dog beds (1 large, 1 small)
  • Dog blanket and towel per dog

Children's Facilities

  • A cot and high chair are available.
  • Stair cases are too wide to accommodate a stair gate.
  • The stable has been converted into a games room and leisure store
  • The garden whilst enclosed is not entirely secure
  • Parents should note that there is an unenclosed wildlife pond on the neighbour's land adjacent to the cottage.

Bringing Your Dog on Holiday to Homildon Cottage

Welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 2) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.

The owner provides:

  • Generous dog welcome pack
  • Dog bowls,
  • Plastic dog beds (1 large, 1 small)
  • Dog blanket and towel per dog
  • Spare dog leads to borrow

A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-

  • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
  • Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
  • On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.

Special notes & conditions

Special notes and conditions
• Well behaved dogs and children are welcome at Homildon however, please note that the garden whilst for the most part is fenced with agricultural stock wiring, is not fully secure and there is an unfenced pond and wildlife area adjacent to the property (not part of Homildon's land).

• A discount of 20% will automatically be applied for those parties with 2 or fewer guests and 10% for parties with 3-4 guests on holidays taking place during off peak periods.
• The adjacent fields often have livestock in them and you are asked to observe the Country Code in particular the guidance on dogs, children and livestock.
• Homildon uses a septic tank
• The property is fully non-smoking including the stable/games room.
• For further information on the property the owners website can be found here

Accessibility

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Homildon Cottage used to be three old shepherd’s cottages which were joined together and renovated. It is on the whole roughly on one level (although there are steps along the length) with one bedroom on a second level.

There is parking available for at least three cars, depending on the size of car. Parking is on a gravelled driveway. From the gravelled driveway there is a small paved area surrounding the house.

Access to the house is through the utility room door (threshold height 25cm, width 77cm). There is a bench and hooks for coats and boots storage. The utility room also has the clothes washer, drier, a butler sink and a separate toilet (no grab rails).

The utility room leads through to the tiled conservatory (door width 63cm). The conservatory has a table with 6 chairs. There is a tiled step up to the door through to the living room – 17cm high and 45cm deep. The door through to the living room is 83cm wide.
The living room is carpeted, with seating for 8, and leads through to the kitchen. There are two steps up to the kitchen, (14cm high x 25cm deep and 14cm x 80cm deep, 69 cm wide and no handrail, although there is a window ledge by the steps to lean on). The door to the kitchen is 67cm wide.

The kitchen has a table seating 8; the floor is wooden floorboards. There are 5 carpeted steps up to the hallway from the kitchen, 19cm high x 29cm deep x 111cm wide. There is one handrail, on the right as you go up the stairs. The carpeted steps continue up from the hallway to the landing (6 steps 19cm high x 29cm deep x 82cm wide). There is again one handrail, on the right as you go up the stairs.

The double bedroom on the second level has bare floorboards, a door width of 66cm, and the bed height is approx. 68cm. Also from top of the stairs to the kitchen, the door to the hallway is 73cm wide and
there is a 5cm step down. The hallway is carpeted and is 110cm wide.

The first door on the right is the family bathroom. The door is 72cm wide. There is a bath with a shower over it, the bath height to clear is around 56cm. There is also a toilet
and basin, and a heated towel rail. The bathroom has no grab rails.

The next door is the twin bedroom. The door is 72cm wide. This bedroom is carpeted.
The height of both beds is around 56cm.

At the end of the hallway are steps up to further rooms. There are two steps 17cm high x 30cm deep x 85cm wide (no handrail). On the right after these steps is the study – door width 72cm. In the study is a desk with chair and an armchair. Ahead at the top of the steps is a double room, door width 73cm and bed height around 53cm. The hallway continues to the left and leads through a doorway approx. 87cm wide. On the left is the original front door to the house, now a fire exit (72cm wide).

On the right is the master bedroom (doorway 71cm wide). This room has a kingsize bed (approx. 62cm high) and an ensuite bathroom (door 68cm wide). The ensuite has a toilet, basin and shower (step to clear 23cm high). The bathroom has no grab rails.

Outside Homildon Cottage, the garden is relatively flat and open with plenty of space and lawns. There is a bench providing seating directly outside the cottage. A separate outdoor table and seating is accessible via the flat lawn or a stepping stone path.

An outbuilding provides an additional space for use as a games room or drying area. This is accessible from the driveway via a gravel path with an uneven surface including four steps 10cm high x 50cm deep x 90cm wide (no handrail). The flooring within the outbuilding is level lino.

Reviews

Amazing as always. I definitely recommend the cottage to people with dogs who want to get away from it all and have some quality time together.

Ms Anna B,

Homildon Cottage is situated in a peaceful and quiet part of Wooler with walks straight from the front door. It is very well equipped.

Mrs Sarah J,

We had a lovely ,relaxing stay at the cottage and loved the quiet location, being on it’s own at the end of the lane with fantastic walks from the door. The cottage was the best equipped cottage we have stayed in and we very much enjoyed cooking on the Aga in the cosy kitchen. The kitchen was extremely well equipped for the keen cook and it was great to have access to items from the well stocked larder. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and also the welcome pack for our dog. Thank you for a great stay we all really enjoyed the cottage and exploring this beautiful area . We hope to visit again soon. Very positive experience. See above comments. If staying at the property the local amenities of Wooler are very good and within easy walking distance. Good large co-op. Holiday cottage provided good local information for walks and day’s out which we used. It was a very good base to explore North Northumberland.

Mrs Emma F,

This was the nicest and best equipped holiday cottage that we have ever stayed at. Beautiful location, tastefully and thoughtfully furnished to a surprisingly high standard and everything you could want in the kitchen. Nice touches with the flowers and the items left for us to try/use. Really do recommend staying here. We will be booking again.

Mrs M L,

Lovely cottage with great facilities. Would recommend Homildon cottage.

Dr H P,

Homildon Cottage was amazing. It was so well equipped, very homely and spotlessly clean. There was a gorgeous welcome pack waiting for us which was a lovely touch. We had an amazing stay and hope to return. Thank you.

Past Customer,

This is our second time at Homildon Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place. The cottage is warm and comfortable and very well equipped . The position was perfect for ourselves and our 3 dogs. It feels like a much loved cottage and we appreciated all the extras , from the welcome pack to the teabags in the cupboard. Wifi worked find and we appreciated access to BBC IPlayer and other Apps on the TV which I think is new on last summer. What is particularly nice is that you can walk out the door onto the hills and miles of footpaths including St Cuthberts Way. Coast is nearby too and is wonderful- Holy Island and Bamburgh in particular. We took advantage of a Sainsbury delivery on arrival and it is possible -and not too arduous- to walk down to the shops in Wooler and back for top up groceries. We hope to return again.

Past Customer,

Location

Located in the hamlet of Humbleton near Wooler.

Wooler 2 miles • Alnwick 19 miles • Berwick-upon-Tweed 20 miles • Newcastle upon Tyne 47 miles • Edinburgh 61 miles

Homildon is situated in a quiet rural location just beyond the hamlet of High Humbleton. A bridleway leads from the door into the National Park and the famous St Cuthbert’s Way.

The market town of Wooler is just over a mile to the east, well within walking distance or a short drive. Wooler offers all the local amenities one would expect from a market town including a late-opening Co-Op supermarket, bank, deli, Post Office, pharmacy, butchers, bakers, restaurants and several excellent local public houses. The local Doddington Dairy produces excellent cheese and ice creams. Buses connect to Berwick, Alnwick, Morpeth and Newcastle while “Ron’s Taxis” offer a convenient local service.

Wooler hosts the Cheviot Centre and many popular events through the year such as the Glendale Show and the Wooler Wheel. Early visitors included Daniel Defoe, Sir Walter Scott and local heroine Grace Darling. The magnificent backdrop of Humbleton Hill is mentioned in the opening scenes of Shakespeare’s Henry IV.

The rugged beauty of the Cheviot Hills and renowned River Tweed form a picturesque border with Scotland as well as offering wide-open spaces within the National Park which is literally a few paces from our front door. In 2013, the park was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association – making it officially the best place in England for stargazers to enjoy the heavens.

The foothills with their quiet back roads and bridleways are ideal for many activities, including cycling, horse riding, fishing and rock climbing. The 900ft high Humbleton Hill is capped by an Iron Age hill fort, one of many in the area. Close by is Chillingham Castle and the Ford and Etal Estate with its Heatherslaw Light Railway, Corn Mill and English Heritage Castle. Explore the famous Flodden battlefield, Maelmin Heritage Trail and the 4,500 year old Duddo standing stones.

The main A697 road lies to the North of Humbleton and runs round the edge of Wooler. This links Northumberland to the Scottish Borders and gives easy access to both Edinburgh and Newcastle. The coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is only 18 miles to the north where there is a main line railway service and further amenities including an M&S, Tesco’s and PC World.

To the east of Homildon is the magnificent coastline of Northumberland, which is recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The magnificent east coast provides a mixture of sandy beaches, historic castles and the world class bird sanctuary of the Farne Islands, with the historic castles at Bamburgh and Lindisfarne about a half hour drive away.

Wooler has a 9 hole golf course with other excellent links nearby including Belford, Goswick, and Bamburgh. Shooting is available locally with first class grouse shooting in the Lammermuirs and Cheviot Hills together with many organised pheasant and partridge shoots. Nearby the River Till, a tributary of the Tweed provides productive salmon and trout fishing.