Nestled into rolling farmland, this delightful one bedroom former smithy exudes character and charm. It sits close to the pretty village of Cornhill-on-Tweed and enjoys open views across fields to the Cheviot Hills beyond. With exposed beams and the original smithy fireplace sitting alongside pretty fabrics, wooden floors, a fabulous handmade kitchen and warm Farrow & Ball paint colours, the cottage is an idyllic setting for couples or friends to enjoy a relaxed, cosy break.
The sitting room features the stunning original fireplace with warm welcoming open fire (logs are provided) and provides the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a little time-out. There is plenty of indoor entertainment provided including HD television with Freeview, DVD player, i-dock and a selection of books and board games.
The kitchen with dining area incorporates a fabulous, handmade, fully-equipped kitchen with 5 ring electric hob and double oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and dishwasher. The dining area has seating for four guests, while a long side table in the sitting room provides the option for more formal dining for 6+ guests.
The property has flexible accommodation – the zip and link beds can be configured as a superking bed or two twin beds as desired, while a sofa bed in the sitting room provides additional accommodation for friends to stay. Outside the garden at the front of the house has an open view across fields to the Cheviot Hills beyond.
For larger parties wishing to holiday together, the owners also let nearby Barley Hill Cottage and The Bothy which sleep 4 guests and 5 guests respectively.
The property is extremely well placed for walking and cycling in the spectacular scenery of the Cheviot Hills, or you can explore the area on horseback with Kimmerston Stables nearby who offer hill hacks as well as riding on the beautiful sandy beaches of nearby Holy Island.
History enthusiasts of all ages will be enthralled by the area's rich past, giving rise to a myriad of impressive castles and grand stately homes. Take a visit to Bamburgh perched on its rocky outcrop; Alnwick, star of the Harry Potter films; or Chillingham, said to be the most haunted castle in Britain.
Some of the cleanest and emptiest beaches can be found on Northumberland's spectacular Heritage Coastline including the pristine beach at Bamburgh which is ideal for walking, kite-surfing and bodyboarding. Alternatively, take a tour to the Farne Islands from Seahouses to see the resident colonies of Grey Seals and an impressive array of bird-life including Puffins.
The delightful miniature steam railway at Ford & Etal will delight young and old alike, with its quaint nearby attractions offering an ideal spot to while away an hour or two. Fishing is available on the River Till about a ten minute drive away with an impressive sea trout run each spring said to be the best in the country. Trout permits are available for as little as £5 per day and rods, reels and waders can be hired locally.
Short breaks are available outwith high season and last minute enquiries are welcome. Please visit our website for full property details, rates, availability and on-line booking at www.crabtreeandcrabtree.com or call us on Tel. +44 (0)1573 226711. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Unit information for The Smithy at Crookham
(The Smithy at Crookham)
£550.00per unit per week
Min: £420.00 - Max: £680.00
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