A Gorgeous, Modern Cottage in a Picturesque Country Village
Harebell House is a pretty, new-build sandstone home in the beautiful village of Ellingham. Nestled in the Northumberland countryside yet just a short drive (5 1/2 miles) to the coast at Embleton, Beadnell and Newton by the Sea. Just 1 mile to the A1 for the nearby attractions at Alnwick, Bamburgh, Holy Island and Berwick, Harebell House is ideally situated for a group or family getaway. The village of Ellingham itself is quaint and quiet, and the very popular Pack Horse Inn Gastro Pub and Restaurant is just a few hundred yards from your front door.
Sleeping 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, the property perfectly combines modern fixtures and facilities with country-cottage surroundings. The house has a lounge and separate dining kitchen, family bathroom, en-suite shower room, handy utility room and a large lawned, sun-trap garden to the rear. Harebell House is pet-free and benefits from off-street parking for 2 cars.
This very pretty, modern cottage is perfect for a family or small group to gather at any time of year. With a large, sun-trap garden in the summer months and a cosy lounge with real log burning stove through winter, Harebell House ticks all the boxes for a Northumberland countryside retreat.
Harebell House sleeps up to 6 guests in a king-size bedroom, a double bedroom and a twin room with 2 full-size single beds. There is a cosy lounge, light and airy dining kitchen, handy utility room, ground floor WC and ample storage space available in the garage too. Upstairs the double bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room, with a good-size family bathroom for guests in the main king size bedroom and twin room to share. This chocolate-box village is the ideal spot to relax, with a great pub just down the road too!
There is designated parking for two cars on the private driveway of Harebell House. Additional parking bays are available nearby for a 3rd car, however these are used for visitors of the neighbouring houses too so a space cannot be guaranteed. There is a pretty lawn at the front of the house, and initial entry is through the front door.
The light and spacious entrance hall is furnished with a console table and lamp, and there is an umbrella stand with a few umbrellas provided for guest use – meaning you can dash to and from the nearby pub in any weather!
Ground Floor WC
Just off the hallway is a ground floor WC with wash basin, towel rail, mirror and shelf space.
Off the entrance hall to the left is the bright yet cosy living room, containing a 3-seater sofa, 2-seater sofa and comfortable armchair. There is a coffee table, side table and console table with a great range of low-level lighting for ambiance in the evening. The Smart TV has a Netflix account provided for guest use. Between October and April an initial supply of logs are provided for the ambient wood-burning stove. The large south-east facing windows allows ample natural light to flow in and looks on to the front garden of the property.
Situated at the back of the house, the large modern kitchen is very impressive. With a large bay window looking into the back garden and additional window above the sink and bench area, the room is bright and airy. The dining table has seating for 6 guests and the dining area also contains a console table with a lamp and large mirror above and a built in wine rack. There is also a Pure radio and Bluetooth speaker provide in the dining area.
The kitchen is very well equipped, which includes an integrated fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, microwave/oven combi, electric oven and grill, 5 ring induction hob, 4 slice toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. The kitchen has a 1 1/2 sink and ample bench and cupboard storage space.
Utility Room and Garage Space
The handy utility room is just off from the kitchen and contains another full-size sink, washer/dryer, shoe rack and coat hooks. The access door to the back garden is from the utility room and as there is side access around from the front of the house, this is a great space to enter with muddy boots and sandy feet! You can access the garage from the utility room too and offers storage space for bikes and other sporting equipment. The iron, ironing board, clothes airer and hoover are stored in the garage. The garage door at the front of the property is electric, so you don’t need to bring bikes and other equipment around to the back of the house.
Stairs lead from the entrance hall up to the first floor, where you’ll find all three bedrooms, the family bathroom and an en-suite shower room.
The largest bedroom is situated at the front of the house, with a south-east facing window looking onto the front garden with a blackout blind and curtains provided. This bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide), two bedside tables with lamps, open-style storage with hanging space and drawer storage and a dressing table with mirror and chair. Hair dryer, luxury linens and fluffy towels provided.
The second bedroom is also at the front of the house with a south facing window, blackout blinds and curtains. The bed in this room is a double size (4ft 6 wide) and there are two bedside tables with lamps, open-style hanging rail with shelf storage and a dressing table with a mirror and a stool. Luxury bed linen, fluffy towels and a hair dryer are provided.
En-suite Shower Room to the Main Bedroom
The second bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room with a large, walk-in shower (with a small step into the tray) with rainfall showerhead and additional hand-held attachment, WC, wash basin with cupboard storage underneath, an illuminated mirror above and a heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries provided by Temple Spa.
The third bedroom is at the back of the house, looking onto the pretty back garden. The room contains two full-size single beds (3ft wide) bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe, dressing table with a mirror and comfortable chair. Luxury bed linen, fluffy towels and a hair dryer provided.
The family bathroom has a luxurious deep bath, separate large walk in rainfall shower with additional hand-held attachment, (with a small step in to the tray), WC, wash basin with drawer storage underneath, illuminated mirror above, heated towel rail and a freestanding shelf storage unit. Complimentary toiletries provided by Temple Spa.
The back garden of Harebell House is fully enclosed when the side gate is shut and is fairly private with fencing around the perimeter. There is a large lawn with an outside dining table and 6 stools, and a bistro set to seat two on the patio area. The side access is very handy for entering the property via the utility room rather than the front door door after a brisk walk in the countryside or fun day out at the beach. There is an outdoor dinner set provided in the utility room for an alfresco evening meal, or an afternoon garden picnic.
There is parking for 2 cars on the private driveway at Harebell House.
A Peaceful, Luxurious Hub in a Beautiful Country Village Setting
5 miles to the stunning coastline, a 15 minute drive to Alnwick Market Town and a fantastic pub just a stone’s throw down the road … Harebell House is ideal for a relaxing break with everything you could want within easy reach.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 infant.
Infants welcome. One travel cot and high chair available on request. Stairgates available at the top and bottom of the stairs.
No pets are permitted at Harebell House. There may on the rare occasion be a non-shedding hypoallergenic dog visiting the cottage during owner use. Though all properties are cleaned to an excellent 5 star standard, we cannot guarantee that a guest with very severe allergies could not detect traces of a dog at the property, so please bear this in mind if booking with dog allergies.
3 bedrooms: 1 king size bed (5ft wide), 1 double bed (4 ft 6 wide) and 2 twin single beds (3 ft wide).
All duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic so suitable for guests with feather allergies. Luxury bed linens provided.
On the first floor there is a family bathroom with a bath and walk-in shower, an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower to the double bedroom, and an additional ground floor WC.
5 ring induction hob, electric oven and grill, microwave/oven combi, integrated fridge/ freezer, integrated dishwasher, combi washing machine/dryer, 4 slice toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine. Iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryers, books and board games provided. Storage space for bikes and other sporting equipment available in the garage. Central heating throughout. Wood-burning stove in the living room. Fibre Optic Superfast Broadband throughout.
The pretty lawn garden at the rear of the cottage is fully enclosed, with a pretty patio and outdoor dining furniture for 6 and a bistro set for 2. At the front of the cottage there is a lawn and driveway for 2 cars.
There is no BBQ provided at Harebell House but guests are welcome to bring their own, for use on the patio area only to prevent damage to the grass.
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics: locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and some luxury extras including wine, biscuits and jams. Complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa as well as top-quality bed linen and fluffy towels. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or Tablet
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Harebell House but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, offers and much more.
TV and Technology
Smart TV in the living room with a Netflix account provided for guest use. Pure radio and Bluetooth Speaker in the kitchen. Fibre Optic Superfast Broadband throughout the house.
There is parking for up to 2 cars on the private driveway.
Accommodation across two floors; living room, kitchen/diner, utility room and WC on the ground floor; 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor.
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE67 5EQ.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 6pm Departure: by 10am
Map & Local Area
The village of Ellingham has the benefit of a superb Northumbrian gastro-pub called The Pack Horse Inn, which is just a few hundred yards walk easy stroll from the cottage. There are lovely walks from your front door, both around the pretty village or into the nearby countryside.
5 miles from Harebell House is Embleton Village. A bit of a hidden gem along the Northumberland coastal route, Embleton has some fantastic pubs and restaurants such as The Grey’s Inn (with a fabulous beer garden to the rear) and The Dunstanburgh Arms. A walk past the village Golf Course takes you onto the award-winning white sand beach, with views of Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance. The beach runs right the way along to Newton by the Sea, where you’ll find The Ship Inn pub and restaurant, with its own brewery next door!
The beautiful coastal village of Bamburgh is just 6 miles from the cottage, where you will find a dramatically beautiful castle stood proudly on the headlands. Bamburgh is a vibrant little village, with an art gallery, gift shops, renowned butcher, delicatessen, grocers and greengrocer, several pubs, cafes and excellent restaurants – including the highly recommended Potted Lobster. There is also a very good museum dedicated to the local heroine Grace Darling and a very interesting Church.
You’ll also find the coastal village of Beadnell just over 10 minutes easy drive from Ellingham too. Beadnell is most well-known in Northumberland for it’s south-facing bay (the only one on the east coast), the watersports from the old harbour and the great atmosphere in the summer with both locals and tourists.
To find out the distance from your own home to Harebell House, please use the postcode NE67 5EQ.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Head to the Pack Horse Inn – just a 3 minute walk from Harebell House – for some hearty pub grub. This traditional country pub offers a specially prepared menu daily, offering tasty dishes with locally sourced produce. Whether you fancy and evening meal or one of their fantastic Sunday lunches, we highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tips from a local
Try something different and have a go at surfing at Embleton Beach! Northside Surf School offer individual and group lessons for all ages and abilities. Jon is a fully trained lifeguard and surfing coach, so you can enjoy making fun memories with your friends and family whilst learning how to ride the waves.
Tips from a local
Head up the A1 and visit Holy Island. Experience the serenity of Lindisfarne Priory, cut off from the world on the beautiful Holy Island, then explore Lindisfarne Castle to discover the interesting stories behind the 16th Century building. The castle is looked after by National Trust, and Lindisfarne Priory is owned by English Heritage, so remember to bring your cards with you if you are a membership holder.
We just ask you to be extra careful with checking your tide times for the causeway, and don’t underestimate how fast that tide comes in!
Fiona and Paul Runcorn
Owners of Harebell House
We asked Fiona and Paul what they love about Harebell House:
“Harebell House is our ‘Happy Place’ for quality family time. We love the beautiful village surroundings and walks and that it is only minutes from fabulous beaches. We have been coming to this area for many years, as a good location for family spread between Scotland and England. Harebell is a Scottish equivalent of a bluebell, which fill the woods around Ellingham in late spring. One of our favourite places to visit is Beadnell Bay, where we often body and paddleboard. The water is usually crystal clear and the sands are immaculate. A winter favourite is a walk along Embleton Bay to Dunstanburgh Castle and on to Craster, followed by a hot chocolate on returning at Embleton golf club. Harebell House is loved by our whole family, with something to keep everyone happy. A place for us to relax, enjoy water sports, walking and cycling but above all recharge.
We hope you have a wonderful stay and enjoy Harebell House as much as we do!
Fiona, Paul, Katherine and Anna”
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