Beacon Hill Farm
Cottage Ref: 00376
- Sleeps 4
- Self Catering
- 2 Bedrooms
- No Smoking
- 1 Bathrooms
- No Pets
- 40 acres of woods
safe for children
- Car essential
OUR HOLIDAY COTTAGES
We have fifteen self catering holiday cottages on our beautiful 350 acre farm, with acres of woodland and marvellous views to the Northumberland coast and Cheviot Hills. The holiday cottages, set in landscaped gardens in the middle of the estate, are all of an exceptional standard.
Beacon Hill has won more awards for quality than almost any other similar business in England. We are the only business to have reached the final of England's Self-Catering Holiday of the Year on three occasions, and the only one to have won this prestigious award twice, in 1991 and 2000.
We won North East of England Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2006. This was the fourth time we won this award, having entered four times!
Each holiday cottage is fully equipped with everything one could possibly need, including colour television, fan-assisted and microwave ovens, dishwasher, washer-drier and deep freeze. All have central heating, masses of books, colour television, radio, quality pictures and prints, comfortable chairs and superb views; most even have log fires. All cottages have a CD player, and you can access your e-mail by WiFi in the reception using either your own laptop or our computer and printer.
Our holiday cottages are all graded either 4-Stars or 5 Stars.
LARCH COTTAGE New in 1999, Larch Cottage is a stone built, two-bedroom, self catering holiday cottage with a slate roof. It is ideally located in a quiet position facing west, with lovely views across the rolling Northumbrian countryside.
The sleeping accommodation comprises a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, the former with a large en-suite shower room. There is a large bathroom with bath and bidet. A large lawned garden surrounds the cottage and there are super views to the west.
Larch Cottage has been awarded 5-Stars by English Tourism Council.
OAK AND ELM COTTAGES These two identical stone holiday cottages sit in a superb position with extensive views to the south-east across the countryside to the sea and to the north-west to the Scottish Border and the Cheviot Hills. They offer superb self catering accommodation for holidays in Northumberland.
The accommodation is the same in each cottage and includes an open-plan living area in two distinct halves. The sitting room has a patio window opening out on to a private south-facing terrace garden. There is one double and one twin bedroom. The bathroom has a bath and power shower.
Open fires, masses of books, well-chosen fabrics, pictures and prints make these cottages a real delight.
Oak and Elm Cottages have been awarded 5-Stars by English Tourism Council
MERLIN COTTAGE is a superb self catering holiday cottage. Sleeping four, it is perfect for a family holiday in Northumberland.
Merlin Cottage has a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a twin bedroom. Built to Mobility M2 standard, there is a family bathroom with bath and roll-in shower. The cottage has fabulous views to the west and a patio window opens from the spacious sitting room, with log burning stove, on to a terrace in the garden. The cottage is similar in design to Larch Cottage and the contemporary design in Curlew and Kestrel is also to be found here, as are the full range of kitchen and domestic appliances one would expect to find in a 5 Star cottage. This cottage is the last word in luxury holiday accommodation!
Merlin Cottage has been awarded 5-Stars by English Tourism Council.
ASH COTTAGE is a luxury self catering holiday cottage in Northumberland.
The cottage has a private south-facing terrace. The spacious sitting / dining room has windows to the north and south.
The open-plan kitchen is well equipped and the living area on the upper floor is bright and sunny with super views. Downstairs, there is one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and a bathroom.
Ash Cottage has been awarded 4 Stars by English Tourism Council.
STABLE COTTAGE offers ideal luxury self catering holiday cottage accommodation for a family of two adults and two children holidaying in Northumberland.
English Tourism Council 4 StarsThis self catering holiday cottage has a spacious sitting / dining room with a large arched window offering marvellous views to the south over the small terrace and garden that are private to this house. There is an open-plan kitchen, a full bathroom with power shower and two bedrooms, one a double and the other a smaller room with full size, high quality bunk-beds.
Stable Cottage has been awarded 4 Stars by English Tourism Council.
Location of holiday rental in Morpeth, Northumberland, North East England
|Holiday Type:||Beach, Rural, Family|
|Local Activities:||Walking, Climbing, Cycling/Mountain Biking|
Beacon Hill Wood
Beacon Hill has been a settlement for thousands of years. Evidence of an Iron Age camp can be seen in the ground surrounding the cottages. Beacon Hill Wood is a prominent local feature and the hill and the wood can be viewed for miles around. It is only 200 yards from the cottages to the entrance to the wood. Younger guests enjoy completing the Harry Potter Trail, which runs through the wood and has given much pleasure to children of all ages over the years.
We are very lucky to have 40 acres of private woodland on our doorstep and we have recently planted 900 new hardwood trees to ensure its continuing survival.
The local ornithological club have put up a lot of nest boxes in the wood, and you will often see bird watchers in the avenue as it is one of the best places locally to see many of our summer visitors. Almost 90 bird species have been recorded at Beacon Hill. In addition, you will see red squirrels and badgers if you are lucky. Roe deer are also regular visitors.
Beaches of Northumberland
When staying at Beacon Hill Farm on a luxury self catering holiday near the coast, why not sample some of Northumberlands finest beaches? The beaces and coastline in Northumberland is some of the most spectacular in the UK.
Unlike many parts of Britain, there are still uncrowded, room-to-breathe and unspoilt beaches in Northumbria - often stretching for mile after mile, with hardly a soul in sight. Check out thiswonderful coast with beaches, some of which were voted, in a survey conducted by the National Trust, among the 50 best beaches in the UK. Our region excels in great beaches and Embleton was voted the best beach in the Britain! I can only think that it was an error of judgement that caused Bamburgh and Druiridge Bay to be omitted. Maybe they didn't want too many beaches in one county!
Beacon Hill Spa
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The Spa is open from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm every day of the year. It is a large building in a wonderful location located just a short walk through the grounds from the holiday cottages. There are a wide range of treatments available at the Spa. The pool is heated to 30 degrees and there are tables and chairs in which one can enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee. There are six showers and two loos in the building and three different rooms in which one can relax. In addition to the changing areas, we have two dedicated baby changing rooms complete with everything a parent might need.
Our outdoor leisure facilities include ...
... an Adventure Playground - younger children will love this large, covered adventure area; with its wood chip flooring, this is a safe yet exciting area for the younger child.
... the Tennis Court is a green en-tout-cas court, which is available from dawn till dusk. It is south facing and sheltered and is playable all year round.
... the Games Room is a large, heated room next to the pool. Equipped with table tennis, pool, bar football and a lounge area with colour TV, this makes a great meeting place for children of all ages (allowing their parents to enjoy the Spa in peace and quiet).
... Riding is available at Kimmerston Riding School near Wooler (telephone 01668 216283). It is possible to go on beach rides on the sands at Lindisfarne - this is a superb experience! Slate Hall Riding Centre in Seahouses (telephone 01665 720320) have a varied selection of horses and ponies and can offer lessons and treks suitable for both novice and experienced riders. Riding times can change daily, so please telephone in advance to book your ride. In winter, riding is usually available only in the mornings and weekends.
... the Cricket Net has a green hard surface and has proved popular with children of all ages. We also have a cradle slip catcher, although most guests think it is either a deck chair or 'something to kill sheep in'!
... the Football Pitch is situated to the west of the gardens. 'Look, Dad, there are proper nets!' is the usual comment. Why this is so unusual, I am not sure, but many aspiring David Beckhams seem to have fun between the posts.
... the Croquet Lawn seems to provide a location for many friendly arguments - mainly about the rules!
... the Trampoline is 12 feet in diameter and seems to be a magnet for children of all ages.
... the Harry Potter Trail in the 20 acre Beech wood adjoining the gardens is great fun and is something the whole family can enjoy - and there are prizes for those indomitable souls that complete it!
... Fly Fishing at Meg's Lake is an idyllic pastime. Our guests are welcome to fish on our beautifully located two-acre lake, which is set within a 20 acre nature reserve established on the farm in 1997. The views from the lake are breathtaking and, as one guest remarked, 'One is surrounded by birdsong and tranquillity.' The lake is stocked with rainbow trout and may be fished all year round.
If you are coming from the north use the A697, the Coldstream road. The A697 starts south of Edinburgh, off the A68. The A697 runs through Coldstream and Wooler to Longhorsley.
Turn right immediately one enters the village, turn left for Stanton 350 yards later, then drive 1 mile to a cross-roads. Turn left, travel half a mile up hill then turn right to Beacon Hill. Take the second drive and drive to the top.
If you are coming from the south follow the signs to Morpeth on the A1, then turn onto the A697 north of Morpeth (do NOT go into Morpeth).
After half a mile you will pass a large garden centre, Heighlygate Nurseries. Two hundred yards past the nurseries take the left turn which is signposted to Beacon Hill. It is very easy to overshoot this turn and end up in Longhorsley!
Once you have turned off it is two and a half miles up hill to the farm. Follow the signposts. Take the second drive on arrival at Beacon Hill. Drive to your cottage if you know where it is and just go in and start your holiday. Someone will be around to welcome you and show you the Spa.
Accommodation, Facilities and Services
|Suitability:||No Smoking, No Pets|
|General:||Central heating, Indoor pool, Internet Access
|Bedrooms:||2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4|
|Lounge:||Seating for 4 people
TV, CD Player, Radio, Books/Magazines
|Dining Area:||Seating for 4 people|
|Kitchen/Utility:||Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer
|Meals:||Beacon Hill Cottages offers you the chance to order home cooked meals that will be delivered to the freezer in your cottage or defrosted ready for the oven on the day of your arrival.|
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Owner Name: Stephen Sharpe
Property Ref: 00376
Languages Spoken: English
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Primary Telephone: 01670 780900
Secondary Telephone: 07802 517121
Owner joined website: 19 October 2008
Property listed since: 27 October 2008
Link to owners website: www.beaconhill.co.uk
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