The Butterchurn at Ellingham
A Gorgeous, Romantic Cottage at Beautiful Ellingham
The Butterchurn at Ellingham is a gorgeous cottage situated in the most picturesque outer-grounds of beautiful Ellingham Hall, just 6 miles from Bamburgh and equal distance from Beadnell and Alnwick, and the rest of the Heritage Coastline. This romantic cottage is perfect for a couple or a small family looking to stay in a picture-perfect chocolate-box village.
Beautifully and thoughtfully furnished and equipped with a wood-burning stove, it has a garden and there’s a huge woodland tree-house structure for children next to the cottage, as well as a very good gastro pub, ‘The Pack Horse Inn’ just a couple of hundred yards easy stroll from the cottage.
The village of Ellingham is quaint and quiet, yet just over a mile from the A1 so it’s very easy to explore the whole of Northumberland from here. Beadnell is less than 10 minutes in the car where you will find the east-coast’s only south-facing beach, perfect for walks at dusk and dawn. One well behaved pet welcome. Free Wi-Fi.
This incredibly pretty cottage is perfect for couples or families at any time of the year. It’s small but most-perfectly formed and is very romantic. Short breaks are available all year except Christmas and New Year weeks, so it’s easy to fit an extra holiday into even the busiest lifestyles!
The Butterchurn sleeps up to 4 adults, in a king-size room and a twin room with 2 single beds too. There is an open plan lounge-diner with a kitchen slightly open to the rest of the living area but not fully exposed. There is 1 bathroom upstairs and a downstairs loo/utility. There is French doors leading to the long lawned garden which is ideal for dogs or children. This sleepy but chocolate-box village is the ideal spot to relax with a good pub down the road!
Lounge / Dining Room
The door opens into a hallway, which in turns leads to an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. With a lovely outlook onto the large lawned front garden, accessed via French windows, this cosy lounge has the benefit of a wood-burning stove and open plan kitchen. There is a dining table, large TV and a selection of books, films and board games. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. The cottage has gas central heating with radiators throughout.
The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with all the usual appliances, including Rangemaster electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine.
Utility Room & Cloakroom
There is a washing machine in this useful room, along with a WC and wash-hand-basin.
Staircase to the First Floor
A door leads from the lounge to the staircase to the first floor, where there are 2 bedrooms and a family bathroom.
This light and airy bedroom has a king size (5ft wide) bed and a large characterful window overlooking the beautiful lawned garden and copse of mature trees housing the treehouse play area (not busy). A cot is available upon request for use in this room only. The bed linen and towels are top quality. Hairdryer. A blackout blind is provided for shielding out early morning sunshine.
Another cosy bedroom with 2 full size (3ft wide) single beds, with the same beautiful garden view. The bed linen and towels are top quality. A blackout blind is provided for shielding out early morning sunshine.
Beautifully tiled in Travertine, with bath, shower over bath, wash hand basin and WC. Please be aware that the ceiling is slanted above the shower, which reduces the headroom a little and will be noticeable if you are particularly tall.
Outside and Garden
The Butterchurn is nestled in a pretty hamlet of similar luxury cottages within the grounds of Ellingham Hall. The cottage has a large lawned garden extended to all 3 sides which is one of the best features of the property, perfect is excellent for kids and dogs to have a great run around! There is a low stone wall surrounding the perimeter of the garden, but the garden is not fully enclosed.
Parking is behind the cottage. To the front of the cottage there is a wooded copse within which a magnificent yet tasteful treehouse play area has been constructed for children to play on. The village is quiet and safe for children to play in the treehouse in front of the cottage.
The Pack Horse Inn
Located at the top end of Ellingham Village, less than 5 minutes walk from the cottage is The Pack Horse Inn. They have a lovely, romantic restaurant to the rear ran by Gabor Pustzai, crowned North East Chef of the Year 2013, using fresh vegetables from their very own vegetable garden. They allow dogs in the bar and cosy snug area, but not in the restaurant. Click HERE to see the menu on their website.
Romantic Country Style
These gorgeous cottages were originally built by Ellingham Hall and now are cosy and romantic holiday homes, with real fires, oak flooring and beautiful furnishings. The setting is story-book perfect, ensuring a relaxing holiday.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 adults, plus 1 baby welcome.
Welcome Hamper including luxury Temple Spa or Elemis complimentary toiletries, bespoke property and area guide and wood-burning stove. Free Wi-fi.
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and stair gates available upon request (one upstairs and one downstairs).
The Butterchurn is nestled amongst a very beautiful hamlet of similar luxury cottages within the grounds of Ellingham Hall. The cottage has a large lawned garden extended to all 3 sides, which is perfect for enjoying warm days and for kids and dogs to have a good run around! There is a low stone wall surrounding the perimeter of the garden on 1 side, and fence the other 2 sides, but the garden is not fully enclosed. Parking is behind the cottage. To the front of the cottage there is a wooded copse within which a magnificent treehouse play area has been constructed for children to play on.
There is no BBQ provided at The Butterchurn. Due to the surroundings and setting, it is not suitable to bring your own.
Accommodation on 2 levels; the ground floor has the utility room, lounge, kitchen and dining area. The first floor has both bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
One double bedroom with a king size bed (5ft wide). One twin bedroom with 3ft single beds. Towels and hairdryer provided in each room.
Hypo-allergenic bedding and pillows are provided on each bed. There is no alternative available.
One bathroom with a large bath with shower over, WC and wash basin. Towels and complimentary Temple Spa or Elemis luxury toiletries. Cloakroom downstairs with a WC and wash hand basin.
Fridge/freezer, Rangemaster electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. Washing machine, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Wood burning stove. Free Wi-Fi.
Smart TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player, radio and music system, free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Parking is available immediately adjacent to the cottage, less than 10 yards from the front door. There is sufficient space for 2 cars.
Please be Aware
An initial supply of logs is provided between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased in nearby Alnwick or Seahouses.
The garden is not fully enclosed.
Map & Local Area
The Butterchurn is nestled amongst a handful of other luxury stone built cottages in the grounds of the stunningly beautiful Ellingham Hall. The village in which the hall and cottages sits is very picturesque and has the benefit of a superb Northumbrian gastro-pub called The Pack Horse Inn, which is just a couple of hundred yards walk easy stroll from the cottage. There are lovely walks from your front door, both around the pretty village or into the nearby countryside.
The beautiful coastal village of Bamburgh is just 6 miles from the cottage, where you will find a dramatically beautiful castle which appears to sit on the magnificent sandy beach. You’ll find Bamburgh to be a vibrant little village, with an art gallery, gift shops, renowned butcher, delicatessen, grocers and greengrocer, several pubs, cafes and good restaurants – including the well-known Mizen Head fish restaurant. There is also a very good museum dedicated to the local heroine Grace Darling and a very interesting Church.
You’ll also find the coastal village of Beadnell just over 10 minutes easy drive from Ellingham too. Beadnell is most well-known in Northumberland for it’s south-facing bay (the only one on the east coast), the watersports from the old harbour and the great atmosphere in the summer with the locals and tourists.
Other gorgeous villages within an easy 10-15 minute drive of Ellingham are Craster, Alnwick, Low Newton, Embleton and Seahouses, or inland you can reach Rothbury, Wooler and the Cheviots in half an hour.
To find out the distance from your own home to The Butterchurn, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: The Butterchurn on Google maps and enter your home postcode in the box provided. The postcode of the property is NE67 5EY.
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The wood burner was lovely, we have one at home and the dog was in heaven lying in front of ‘his’ blazing fire. The location within the grounds of Ellingham Hall was wonderful, so quiet and lots of different walks for us and the dog to explore – and there are ‘real’ neighbours, so it felt very much like a home from home.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Visit Carnaby’s for some healthy vibrant food
New vibrant cafe, Carnaby’s has just opened up just off the A1 heading north, ever so slightly north of the turn-off to north Charlton. This gorgeous cafe serves the most delicious, fresh food and is especially good for vegetarians and vegans with a fantastic selection of fresh salads and tasty wholesome food. They also have a gift shop selling clothes accessories, shoes and homewares.
It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re heading out for the day as it’s very convenient to reach, and only 5 minutes drive (1.7 miles) away from The Butterchurn!
Tips from a local
Visit Doxford Hall for Afternoon Tea or a Spa Day
Staying at The Butterchurn you’re not far away from the well-known and highly renouned Doxford Hall. Not only a popular wedding venue, this gorgeous country home has a luxurious spa and hosts afternoon tea too.
If you’re staying for a week and fancy a day of relaxation, why not enjoy a spa day complete with afternoon tea? Doxford Hall is less than 3 miles away from The Butterchurn so it’s ideal to visit if you fancy a real treat.
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