Greystead Old Church and Coach House lie in the heart of the North Tyne Valley, just yards from the banks of the North Tyne river. Greystead Old Church (5* Gold award) is a stunning, architect-designed conversion of a listed former Georgian church, while the Georgian Coach House (4* Gold Award) with its character old beams and antiques, and large Walled Garden suitable for children and pets, also dates to 1817.
Greystead Old Church (5* Gold Award)
Lovingly and sympathetically restored in 2013, and luxuriously appointed with antiques, oriental rugs, top-range appliances and luxurious White Company bedding, Greystead Old Church offers holiday accommodation of an exceptional standard. This inspirational conversion contains many striking original features, including the fully restored Victorian stained-glass window, colourful Victorian tiles, Georgian-Gothic archway and exposed Georgian stonework and panelling.
The converted church has a huge first floor Mezzanine open-plan living area for cooking, dining and relaxing. From here, there are stunning views from the balcony over the stained-glass window below - the ideal place to enjoy an evening glass of wine! The East End Sitting Room on the ground floor features sumptuous seating, Smart 55" TV and a cosy wood-burner in the area which once housed the church altar. Also on the ground floor in this upside-down style conversion are two en suite king-sized bedrooms, 1 king-sized bedroom with Jack and Jill bathroom, and 1 twin room, while there are axial views down a central corridor to the stained glass window.
Outside, the enclosed private garden is in a secluded corner of the Old Rectory garden with hill views, garden furniture and BBQ. Visitors also enjoy shared use of the star-gazing platform, and further recreational space on the Sunken Lawn.
Greystead Coach House (4* Gold Award)
Full of charm and character, this superb, architect-designed house is in the grounds of the listed Old Rectory, and has been converted from the former Coachman's house and stables. Furnished and equipped to an exceptional standard, the cottage has spacious reception rooms, oak and pine wooden flooring, antique furniture and spectacular views, and retains many original features including fireplaces and beautiful exposed beams. With its inviting wood-burner and eco-friendly central heating, this family-friendly cottage provides a warm welcome even in the coldest weather.
Downstairs there is a spacious and elegant Sitting Room, a separate Dining Room formed from the original Coachman's living area, and Hall featuring the glazed Coach arch and staircase. The large Kitchen/Breakfast Room offers architect-designed units, electric range cooker, granite worktops and oak flooring. Upstairs the three bedrooms include a spacious super-king-sized bedroom, a character king-sized bedroom, and a delightful twin-bedded room. The upstairs bathroom and downstairs shower room have both been recently redesigned with heritage-style Burlington suites.
There is ample off-road parking, and visitors enjoy sole use of the large, enclosed Old Rectory Walled Garden with mature shrubs, trees and lawn, and garden furniture and BBQ. The star-gazing platform and additional recreational space in the Old Rectory garden are shared with visitors to Greystead Old Church.
General information on our accommodation
Our properties lie in one of the most beautiful areas of Northumberland National Park near Kielder Water and Forest Park with its sailing, walking, bird watching, cycling and other facilities, while the superb Kielder Observatory is ideal for star-gazers. Hadrian's Wall is only 20-30 minutes away. Salmon and trout fishing locally on the North Tyne River can be arranged with the owners. A superb 18-hole golf course is only 5 miles away. The area has abundant historical sites, stately homes and famous gardens and the delightful nearby market town of Bellingham provides excellent services including shops, post office, doctors, chemist, banks, garage and Heritage Centre.
Our cottages are open all year, including Christmas and New Year. Children and up to two dogs are very welcome. Heating, electricity, bed linen (from The White Company), and hand and bath towels are all included in the rental. Please note that our cottages are non-smoking. Both properties are managed personally by the owners of the nearby Rectory, and visitors are assured of a warm welcome and personal attention at all times.