BLACKSMITH'S COTTAGE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE IT HAS WON GOLD AGAIN AT THE NORTH EAST ENGLAND TOURISM SELF CATERING PROVIDER 2013 AWARDS
NEW FROM NOVEMBER 2013 - Enjoy the dark skies of Northumberland National Park and book a Luxury taIlor-made STARGAZING Break from Blacksmiths Cottage. Ring Sue for details.
End your day in our Scandinavian Log Burning Sauna.
Use our Complimentary Bikes and Cycle Route 68 from the end of the drive.
Read our 5 star Trip Advisor ratings.
A hidden gem on the edge of Northumberland National Park and centrally located to explore both coast and country. You enter an entirely different world as you approach the pretty hamlet of Alnham nestling in the Cheviot foothills, you can begin to relax. Blacksmith's Cottage has some of the best views in Northumberland for you to enjoy at your own pace - a total 'get away from it all' holiday. Take a gentle stroll, a longer hike can take you over the hills into Scotland, or a bike ride - a perfect way to absorb this amazing landscape. Step out into a myriad of footpaths and bridleways with sheltered valleys, hidden waterfalls and dramatic hills, rich in wildlife and archaeological finds.
Alternatively, take the car and enjoy rural Northumberland without hardly passing another car or person, taking a break at a tea room suggested in one of the many itineraries offered in the cottage.
Blacksmith's Cottage 4 star GOLD accommodation has been sensitively restored keeping all original features with modern living. The log/coal burning stove, underfloor heating in winter, night storage heaters throughout, make a thoroughly cosy place to stay all year round.
The charming lounge with an amply stocked glowing fire, BT Vision with Sport Channels and block buster films, wifi, games, maps and itineraries, guarantees an enjoyable evening inside.
There are three luxuriously appointed bedrooms with amazing views. The ground floor bedroom with king size (5') bed and en-suite with large corner shower enclosure and period fittings is situated on the ground floor - a one level living area especially beneficial for the less able bodied guest.
Whilst upstairs has two light and sunny twin bedrooms, one with quality firm mattresses and the second with soft sprung mattresses and superking option, the choice is yours. Three bedrooms for four guests.
For your comfort all bedrooms have all year round duvets with tog options, a TV/DVD which can be used in any bedroom and a night storage heater at the flick of a switch.
The light and airy second bathroom with bath/shower is situated on the ground floor - the bath is often welcomed after a long days hiking. Or maybe you would prefer a Sauna!
The characterful compact stone walled kitchen has everything you need to make life easier - a microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and double oven cooker.
New for 2012 is our new Dining Room/Sun Room extension leading through from the kitchen. Dine in this lovely sun room with its commanding views of the Cheviot Hills and flower filled garden - or just relax, read, chat, watch tv, and enjoy the view until the sun sets.
After a memorable day exploring Northumbria whether by foot, bike or car - return to Blacksmith's Cottage for a traditional garden Sauna exclusively for your use. Enjoy this authentic Scandinavian cedar wood cabin Sauna with shower fed from the Alnham hills just a stones throw away from the cottage. Robes, towels and flip flops are provided. If you don't want to wait, the log burning sauna can be brought up to temperature ready for your return, just book a time.
Complete the perfect day with a relaxing evening in front of the inglenook fireplace in your cosy lounge planning an exciting day ahead. The perfect Autumn/Winter/Spring break!
Well behaved dog/s are welcomed - UPON REQUEST at no extra charge. Heated kennel and run available if preferred.
Places to Visit -
The market town of Alnwick with its wonderful Castle and Gardens is a 30 minute drive, and just beyond are all of the beautiful open sandy beaches and coves forming the Heritage Coastline. It is here you will see Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles rising above the beaches beckoning you to explore. Visit Holy Island but make sure you return before the tide cuts you off! Take a boat ride to the Farne Islands and step into one of Europe's most exciting wildlife habitats where you'll get close to thousands of birds and Grey Seals.
A 15 minute drive will bring you to the pretty village of Rothbury in an' Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' situated on the banks of the River Coquet. Rising above Rothbury to the south are the wonderful Simonside Hills, a walkers paradise. In the valley dramatically set into the hillside you’ll find Cragside House, the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity and owned by the National Trust. If you're a golfer, you must have a round on Rothbury’s 18 hole scenic golf course.
Immerse yourself in the history of Northumberland -
Walk the Hadrian's Wall and see how the Roman's lived.
Visit the 16th century Bastle's - fortified farmhouses peculiar to the border raids between England and Scotland.
Visit the Battle of Flodden 1513 site where James IV of Scotland was killed in battle, becoming the last monarch from the British Isles to suffer such a fate.
Drive inland to Kielder Reservoir, cycle (hire available) walk, birdwatch and sail on northern Europe's largest man- made lake. Make sure you look out for red squirrels along the way!
View the stars through one of the darkest skies in the country from Kielder Observatory.
Too much to see in one visit!
3 Night 4 Day Winter/Spring Breaks - from 10am arrival and 5pm departure last day.
Online food delivery received and unpacked ready for your arrival.
Locally sourced Beef, Pork, Lamb, Bacon, Sausage, Free Range Organic Chickens available to purchase at the cottage.
Personal warm welcome with cake, selection of beverages and glowing fire awaits you.
Complimentary Sauna with every booking.
New addition - Complimentary bikes with car carrier for the duration of your stay.
Walkers Drop Off and Pick Up available.
Dog/s welcome upon request – no extra charge
Dog sitting available subject to timing
Kennel (if preferred) facility
Washing machine for Dog Towels
Dog baskets, bowls and bedding available.
Warm Water Hose for dog washing.
Customer Service is a priority at Blacksmiths Cottage, that is why we are offering Tailor-made Holidays to help with your holiday planning.
Please contact Sue direct on 01669 631184 or 07900 862 830 with any of your bookings or queries.
£660.00per unit per week
Min: £660.00 - Max: £695.00
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