- 5 Star
A Gorgeous Stone Cottage in the Heart of the Northumbrian Countryside
The Old Farmhouse is a quintessentially English ‘chocolate box’ Grade II Listed stone cottage, set in an idyllic location in the heart of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside near the country village of Felton and the Ducal town of Alnwick. Looking out towards the River Coquet, with views of the rugged Northumbrian coast and the sea in the distance, this cottage is ideal for both country and beach lovers, with both attractions so easily accessible.
Sleeping up to 4 adults and 2 children, it’s located just minutes from the pretty Northumbrian village of Felton, with the River Coquet flowing through the village, a well renowned Artisan Bakery and cafe ‘The Running Fox’, great ‘foodie’ pub ‘The Northumberland Arms’ and a popular art gallery to explore.
Within just around 10 minutes drive to the cultural and historically important towns of Alnwick and Morpeth, and the beauty of Bamburgh and Holy Island just an easy drive away, The Old Farmhouse provides the perfect base from which to explore the magic and mysteries of historic Northumberland.
Situated on the fringe of a small residential steading, The Old Farmhouse retains the charm of its 300 year old history, hinting at its farming heritage, whilst being very ’21st century’ inside. Stylishly furnished with a luxury kitchen and bathrooms and beautiful interior design, it’s also incredibly comfortable, with sumptuous sofas, a fabulous wood-burning stove and luxury beds throughout. As Brits currently living in Belgium, the owners have injected a little flavour of Brussels to The Old Farmhouse, giving a sense of continental luxury and richness to the decor – quite reminiscent of the Georgian period the house dates back to.
Sleeping a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children in 3 bedrooms, the large open plan kitchen/dining room/sitting room with its huge table is the heart of the house. There is also a cosy lounge with wood burning stove and large flatscreen TV. The enclosed lawned garden and furnished patio are ideal for families.
Free Wi-fi broadband access throughout the cottage and telephone for incoming calls only (outgoing emergency calls only). One well behaved dog (or two small dogs) are very welcome.
Entrance and Hallway
A solid oak front door leads into a useful porch, ideal for depositing shoes, boots and coats. An inner glazed doorway then leads into a spacious hall, with an impressive solid oak staircase, cloakroom/WC and doors leading to the lounge in one direction and a spacious open plan living area in the other. Wooden floors with sumptuous rugs throughout the ground floor give a country feel to the cottage.
Open Plan Luxury Kitchen/Dining Room/Sitting Room
Accessed from the spacious hallway but also from the rear entrance, which is likely to be the most popular entrance as it’s nearer the parking area and driveway. The luxury Shaker style kitchen has solid oak cabinets with plenty of storage, granite work surfaces, stainless steel appliances and a Belfast sink.
The kitchen area is a most impressive space boasting a beautiful exposed oak-beamed vaulted ceiling and windows on 2 elevations overlooking the pretty patio and an open lawned area (not for guests use but there are lawns on 2 other sides of the house to enjoy). There are two ovens, a ceramic hob, built-in microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. A chrome kettle, Dualit toaster and Nespresso coffee machine are stylish additions to the kitchen, and there are several inspirational recipe books to inspire some some creative home-dining. A separate walk-in pantry houses the boiler and housekeeping equipment.
There is also a hi-fi radio with docking station for iPod’s/MP3 players and iPhones.
Dining Area and Sitting Room
As a second sitting room, in addition to the drawing room, this area is open plan to the kitchen, so provides the perfect entertaining space for chatting over a glass of wine whilst dinner is prepared. With the benefit of a large flat screen TV, is also provides a useful second living area for those who want to watch a different TV channel or read in peace.
A truly grown up space with comfortable top of the range leather sofas, accessorized with Belgian tapestry soft furnishings to snuggle into whilst enjoying the wood burning stove crackling away in the inglenook fireplace. Whether you are relaxing over your favourite TV soap, enjoying a good book curled up on the sofa or enjoying a lively debate over a game of Scrabble, this is the perfect room to retire to after your evening meal. With TV’s in both ground floor living areas, there’s no need to argue over which TV show to watch!
The staircase is magnificent, styled in solid oak in a chunky yet stylish country style, with a huge landing window with a windowsill large enough to take a cushion and sit and read a book or plug in headphones and listen to some music.
A huge room with dual aspect windows, beautifully furnished in a French style with a luxury 6′ superking size Frank Hudson bed and matching furniture providing plenty of storage. This room exudes elegance, with its soft tones and sheer comfort. Through the window to the front of the house there is a lovely view over the fields to the coast.
There is also a large flat-screen TV and there is an en-suite shower room to this bedroom.
En-Suite Shower Room to Master Bedroom
Beautifully tiled, with a large walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
A glamorous and cosy room with opulent French style furniture. A fabulous kingsize bed with a pocket sprung mattress and luxury bed linen complete the sense of pure luxury. The traditional Toile de Jouy wallpaper and soft furnishings hint at a French Provencal style, with matt silver Tiffany furniture and the ornate kingsize bed. A lovely window seat with coordinating Toile de Jouy upholstery provides the perfect spot for day dreamers or writers of poetry perhaps, as the view to the coast is quite inspirational! There is also a flat screen TV.
Bedroom 3 – Bunk Bed Room
Whilst the bunk beds strongly suggest a young person’s bedroom, this room, in classic blue Sanderson flowers and stripes, may also appeal to those who have a child’s heart and strong sense of nostalgia! The bunks are full size and sturdy and whilst designed for childrens use, the lower bunk could accommodate a small adult. This is a charming room with a child-like magic and a lot of comfort. It just feels so cosy in here! Please note that children under the age of 6 should not sleep in the top bunk.
A spacious bathroom, beautifully tiled and containing a bath with mains shower over, WC and wash hand basin.
A pretty, lawned cottage garden bordered with colourful shrubs is situated to the front of the cottage, whilst there is a stone flagged patio, complete with table and chairs for dining or just relaxing with a glass of wine or cup of coffee.
This attractive garden is bordered by shrubs and a 4ft wall. Please see important note below regarding the enclosure of the garden and patio.
- 5 Star GOLD Award winning cottage
- Quiet village location in the heart of Northumberland, with easy access to both coast and countryside attractions
- Spacious, Grade II Listed Georgian cottage with a private garden and parking
- Sleeps a maximum of 6 persons in 3 bedrooms: 1 superking size, 1 kingsize and 1 bunk room with 2 single bunk beds
- 2 bathrooms
- Full oil fired central heating via radiators throughout the cottage
- Wood burning stove in the cosy drawing room providing additional ambience
- Private sunny and enclosed lawned garden and paved patio with table and chairs
- Flatscreen TV’s in the sitting room, drawing room and two bedrooms
- Library of books and board games for all ages
- Welcome pack provided, including fresh flowers and wine
- Well equipped kitchen, inc fridge/freezer, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Electric ceramic hob
- Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron and vacuum
- Internal and external clothes airers
- Luxury ‘complimentary toiletries provided
- Luxury bed linen and towels provided throughout the cottage (please bring own beach towels and cot linen)
- Highchair and cot available upon request
- Stairgate for the top of the stairs avaiable upon request. Please see important note below regarding stairgates
- Hairdryers in all bedrooms
- Free wi-fi broadband internet access
- Telephone for free incoming calls and outgoing calls by credit/debit card
- Maximum of 1 well-behaved dog or 2 small dogs welcome @ £20 each
- Key safe for flexible arrival time
There is private parking for up to 3 cars adjacent to the cottage.
The Old Farmhouse has been independently assessed by VisitEngland and awarded 5 Stars as well as a prestigious GOLD AWARD for excellence.
Location of The Old Farmhouse
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Click here to view and print an Access Statement for The Old Farmhouse. This is a written description of our facilities and services to provide information on accessibility and inform people who may have access needs. A range of information is provided, from car parking provision to bathrooms.
Whilst the bedroom with the bunk beds lends itself perfectly to accommodating 2 children, the bunk beds are full size and can accommodate a maximum weight of 12 stones, so may be utilized by adults if required – with care. The top bunk must not be occupied by a child under 6 years old however.
Due to the design of the staircase, it is not possible to fit a stair gate to the bottom of the stairs, however a portable, pressure-fit gate is available upon request which may be fitted to the kitchen/dining room doorway, to prevent toddlers and dogs gaining access to the stairs. At the top of the stairs, there is a concertina-style gate fitted.
One dog is welcome to stay, however 2 dogs are also welcome if they are small. There is a small charge of £20 per dog per short break or week.
Enclosure of the Garden and Patio Area
Please note that whilst both the front garden and the rear patio garden areas are enclosed with walls and shrubs to a height of approximately 4′, we can make no guarantee that they are ‘secure’ – especially for dogs which may try to jump over the wall. So if you have a dog which is likely to try to jump over the wall, then you are advised to keep it on a lead.
There is a large enclosed paddock to the rear of the steading, which the farmer has kindly granted permission for our guests to use as an open space – particularly for dogs to be able to have a run around. However, he does occasionally store farming equipment in part of the paddock, so you must take care to keep your dog and children away from this whilst in the field, in the interests of health and safety.