Elmhurst is a stylish, two bedroom, stone built holiday cottage in the village of Ovingham on the north bank of the Tyne. A front garden with seating area faces south, with an 18th century packhorse bridge spanning the Whittle Burn to one side and to the other the graceful churchyard of St Mary the Virgin where the famous illustrator and engraver Thomas Bewick is buried. The area is rich in history and well served by its attractive surrounding landscape, ideal for walking and cycling.
Due to the Coronavirus crisis the cottage will be unoccupied for 2 nights in advance of each new booking until the end of July 2021 and 1 night thereafter. This is to facilitate full ventilation and cleaning between guests.
The holiday cottage is well suited for couples, families and friends. The ground floor is made up of a recently fitted dining kitchen with dishwasher, oven, washing machine and fridge and a living room with an inglenook fireplace. The house sleeps four people comfortably in two double bedrooms which can be made up with either twin or double facilities. In addition a store-away bed can be set up in the larger bedroom enabling facilities for five people.
Located next door to the old Ovingham village post office, Elmhurst was built in the 19th century as the postmistress’s house. It has been newly renovated as a holiday cottage and finished to a high standard. It features all the amenities required for a comfortable holiday break: from wood burning stove in the living room to an outdoor barbecue in the quiet, enclosed yard to the rear. It provides an ideal base for a gentle, relaxed break or a family adventure exploring the Tyne Valley and Northumberland.