Homildon Cottage

Wooler and Cheviots, National Park

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £721 per week
  • £103 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds

Kitchen

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

Bathrooms

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

Families

  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

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

Nearby activities

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

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue

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.
• 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

Reviews

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,

Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. The cottage was spotless and beautifully presented with everything we could have needed (and more!). Also lots of space for the whole family, including two dogs. Was a perfect place to take our little girl for her first holiday. Thank you.

Past Customer,

We had a fantastic time whilst staying at Homildon. The hosts were so thoughtful with little treats which we found on our arrival. The cottage is in a fantastic location close to a range of activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our walks/runs up Homildon Hill! Our boys made great use of the games room which in turn made our life very easy on an evening. My favourite was most definitely the Aga, I loved getting up on a morning and cooking on it! We definitely would love to stay again!

Past Customer,

Great location, very comfortable cottage, It became a game to find something we needed that the cottage didn't have!

Past Customer,

A brilliant location, right at the very edge of the National Park. Wooler is a 10-15 minute walk or 3 minute drive. Great location to use as a base to explore both the coast and inland sites; Hadrian's Wall, Rothbury etc The property has been very thoughtfully furnished, lots of guides, books and maps. Highly recommended

Past Customer,

Homildon Cottage is in a beautiful location and is extremely well equipped. The cottage is quietly situated next to the gate leading onto the Cheviot hills where there are miles of footpaths to follow. The welcome packs for ourselves and our dogs were much appreciated. There is plenty to do in the area and the coast at Bamburgh is an easy drive. We hope to return !

Past Customer,

Homildon Cottage situated in a very peaceful location, no traffic noise just accompanied by birdsong and sheep bleating. The cottage was very well appointed and comfortable. Any problems that we encountered were swiftly resolved by Stay Northumbria and the owner. All this helped us enjoy our re-visit to Northumbria after a number of years. Hopefully it will not be so long before we come again.

Past Customer,

We had 4 adults in our party and there was plenty of room for us all in this cottage. The beds were comfortable, the shower pressure good, kitchen the best equipped we've ever had (and we stay in a lot of selfcatering establishments). With the Aga the cottage would be so cosy in winter! It seemed a pity that we didn't need to use the enormous log burner either in the lounge - it all looked so welcoming. The cottage had good lay-out although there are steps up and down to most rooms which may present a problem for those less able. Plenty of brochures and information both on the cottage and the surrounding area. The conservatory was the best place to eat - the visiting rabbits and family of moorhens were great to watch in the lovely pretty garden. Easy access road and safe off-road parking. Easy to get onto the St.Cuthberts way for a late evening walk. Wooler close-by with good eating out - can recommend No1 Hotel and Wine Bar for a tapas meal plus Breeze for a lunch - both very friendly and food good. Just had an issue with the kitchen sink not draining - but this was quickly sorted. The keysafe also failed to lock when we were ready to leave but when we phoned rental company they were very friendly and told us where we should leave the key so we could start our journey home. All in all a good week and we would love to return soon.

Past Customer,

A very beautiful spot right next to Humbleton Hill with the most amazing garden views. Clea, comfortable and well equipped accommodation perfect for families and just a short walk down to Wooler with its shops and very wonderful dairy ice cream cafe! Thoroughly recommended! Great location for exploring the National Park and the coastline and a peaceful, relaxing break!

Past Customer,

Second visit to this great cottage. Very well equipped and in a perfect location for walking right from the door.

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.