A Spacious and Stylish Cottage in the Peaceful Northumberland Countryside
If you’re planning a luxurious break in a tranquil setting, then Highfield House is the perfect retreat for you. Situated within a small countryside hamlet, just a few minutes’ drive off the A1 and 10 minutes’ drive to the stunning coastline at Bamburgh, this cosy, contemporary cottage offers the best of both worlds.
Nestled between the stunning sandy beaches and breath-taking Cheviot Hills, with gorgeous countryside views looking out towards the coast, and with the market town of Alnwick an easy 15 minute drive south, you have everything you could want during your Northumberland break just minutes away.
With the benefit of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a kitchen/dining room, lounge and additional snug room, Highfield House also has a fully enclosed garden with ample outdoor seating to take in the fresh country air and views. This gorgeous cottage is equally suited to families and couples alike, and welcomes up to 2 dogs.
Highfield House sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and additional WC: a ground floor kingsize bedroom with full en-suite bathroom, a ground floor shower room, and upstairs a kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a twin single bedroom (that can be converted to a double bedroom on request) with en-suite WC on the first floor.
With stunning views from the pretty decking area at the front of the cottage, and a fully enclosed garden with patio seating and grass lawn to the rear, Highfield House ticks all the boxes and is very equipped to accommodate pets too. Up to 2 dogs are welcome at this beautiful, contemporary cottage for a small charge of £20 each per short break or week-long holiday. Unlimited Wi-Fi is available throughout Highfield House.
With the nearby historic local town of Wooler 15 minutes drive from the cottage and the pretty village of Belford just 8 minutes’ drive, the Ducal town of Alnwick is also just 15 minutes south of Bellshill, where you’ll find quaint cobbled streets, interesting shops, cafes and restaurants and the famous ‘Barter Books’, Alnwick Castle, used as the setting for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter movies, and the world-class Alnwick Garden and magnificent Treehouse Restaurant. The Percy Arms is ideal for a hearty meal in a beautiful, cosy country pub-restaurant, and is just 10 minutes down the road in Chatton Village.
Iconic Bamburgh is just 10 minutes away, with its magnificent castle perched on the headlands by the beach. Trips to the beautiful Farne Islands can be taken from nearby Seahouses, where vast colonies of seals, puffins and other seabirds can be seen up close, making a fabulous photo-opportunity. Edinburgh and the Borders are easily accessible, as well as Kielder Reservoir and the famous Observatory for viewing our dark night skies and identifying the many stars of the milky way!
Entrance and Outside Space
Entrance to Highfield House leads onto a private gravelled driveway, with ample parking for up to 3 cars. A seating area at the front of the cottage allows guests to enjoy the spectacular countryside views, looking east with the sea and impressive Bamburgh Castle in the distance. There is also a pretty, enclosed garden to the rear (with side access from the front), with a brick BBQ stand and Napoleon Charcoal Kettle BBQ provided, outdoor dining furniture, raised decking area, lawn, and a summer house. The back garden is south-west facing so stays sunny all afternoon and into the evening trough the summer months. The whole garden and driveway can be enclosed by shutting the farm-style entrance gate.
The main door to the cottage leads from the driveway in to a light and spacious porch. There is a very handy seating unit with built in shoe storage, and a coat hanging rail provided.
From the hallway, you’ll find the kitchen and dining area to the right, and bright and airy lounge to the left. The entire ground floor benefits from luxurious underfloor heating, and the house had gorgeous solid oak flooring throughout.
Kitchen/ Dining Area
With 2 sets of bi-folding patio doors leading to the front driveway and to the rear garden, quirky feature windows and velux windows in the ceiling all allowing ample natural light to flow in, the kitchen and dining area feels very airy and spacious, and is arguably the most impressive room in the house. The back bi-fold doors open fully onto the terrace, when there is a garden dining furniture and a BBQ area – ideal for Al Fresco dining!
The gorgeous, contemporary kitchen is well-equipped with the highest quality furnishings and appliances. As well as luxurious worktops and cabinets, the kitchen contains a belfast sink, integrated dishwasher, washer/dryer, built in microwave, rangemaster dual fuel cooker, kettle, toaster and a Nespresso Inissia coffee machine. There is also a full size fridge, full size freezer and a full size larder unit with pull out shelves.
The large farmhouse dining table has seating for 6 guests on a stylish bench and 3 chairs. The dining area is right by the front-facing bi-fold doors, with access out to the pretty decking area with informal, outdoor seating provided.
This fabulous room leads off the entrance hallway and will contain 2 x large 3 seater sofas. The full length windows allow ample natural light in and offer stunning views beyond the driveway, across the countryside with Bamburgh Castle and the coastline at Budle Bay in the distance. The window are east-facing to make the most of the beautiful sunrise skies.
There is a Smart TV provided with free Wi-Fi to access all apps, and the cottage provides a Netflix account for guest use.
Ground Floor Kingsize Bedroom, with En-suite Bathroom
Situated on the ground floor, this large bedroom has a luxury kingsize bed (5ft wide), 2 fitted double wardrobes, additional storage in a stylish chest of drawers and 2 bedside tables. The East-facing window looks out towards the coast, and is fitted with a full blackout blind. Luxury bed linen and towels are provided.
The en-suite bathroom contains a large, deep bath, separate walk in shower with luxury rainfall shower head, heated towel rail, toilet and hand basin with storage underneath and a mirror above.
Ground Floor Family Shower Room
The fully-tiled family bathroom contains a spacious walk in shower with rainfall shower head and additional attachments, heated towel rail, toilet and hand basin with a mirror above and storage unit underneath.
A real perk to the property, the snug room provides additional soft seating for guests to spread out around the cottage. There is a wall-mounted Smart TV provided, with a Playstation 4 games console, making this a great place for children to play. Board games are also provided in the bookcase. The room contains a large sofa and armchair, and has 2 west-facing windows looking out into the back garden.
Up the carpeted staircase, there is an armchair, side table and lamp on the landing. The Velux window from the landing looks out towards the sea, with an excellent view of the coastline and Bamburgh Castle on the horizon – binoculars provided!
Bedroom 2 – With King size (5 ft wide bed)
The first floor double bedroom consists of a kingsize (5 ft wide) bed, built in wardrobe and additional built in storage cupboard, bedside tables and radiator. There are front-facing velux windows in the sloped ceilings, fitted with full blackout blinds. Luxury bed linen and towels are provided.
The en-suite shower room has a quirky sloped ceiling too, spacious shower with luxury rainfall shower head, toilet, wash basin, mirror, ample storage and heated towel rail. The en-suite also benefits from electric underfloor heating.
Bedroom 3 – Twin Single Beds/ Superking Bed
The third bedroom can either be set with twin single beds (3 ft wide) or a superking size bed (6 ft wide). Please select your preference when booking. The room also contains 2 bedside tables, chest of drawers and hanging hooks. The upstairs bedrooms are heated radiators.
The twins/ double bedroom has an en-suite WC with toilet, wash basin with mirror above and storage underneath, heated towel rail and electric underfloor heating.
Outside & Gardens
Highfield House has a beautiful outdoor patio area, accessed through impressive bi-fold doors from the kitchen. The patio has dining space for up to 8 and a BBQ is provided in a specially built area, ideal for summer days and balmy evenings. The patio is very sheltered, private and west-facing. capturing the best of the afternoon sun.
The sun room is a great talking point and is centered in the middle of the lawned garden, accessed up a few steps from the patio area. The sun room has a Smart TV and sofa, perfect for chilling out if you need an hour to yourself!
Highfield House has private parking for up to 4 cars on the gravelled driveway. The driveway is enclosed when the farm gate is kept closed.
A Luxurious and Peaceful Country Retreat
Set in the picturesque Northumberland countryside, Highfield House offers uninterrupted views across the field to the coast, with Bamburgh Castle proudly nestled in the distance. Spacious and stylish, the cottage is ideal for a peaceful break in a relaxed setting, still with everything you could want nearby.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Luxury Northumberland welcome hamper, including complimentary Temple Spa luxury toiletries. Bespoke area and property guide.
One baby welcome. Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available upon request.
There is a pretty decking area at both the front and back of the cottage. Informal seating is provided on the front east-facing decking. To the rear of Highfield House, the main garden is south-west facing and has a raised lawn area, BBQ stand, outdoor dining furniture for 6 guests and a summer house. The whole garden is enclosed when the farm gate at the driveway entrance is closed. The rear garden has side access from the drive, and the outside tap provides hot and cold water, perfect for hosing your pooches down after a sandy beach or muddy woodland walk!
This fantastic feature is situated on the raised decking area of the rear garden. The summer house is fully heated and contains a Smart TV and 2 seater sofa. Please note, there is electricity provided to the summer house, but the Smart TV is connected through the WiFi only. Smart TV features and a Netflix account are provided, but the TV does provide terrestrial TV channels in here.
There is a brick BBQ stand provided in the back garden, and a Napoleon Charcoal Kettle BBQ provided (please bring your own charcoal and firelighters).
Parking and driveway
Private, off-road parking on the driveway of Highfield House for 3 cars. There is an outdoor bike storage area on the driveway. (no cover provided).
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE70 7HP.
3 bedrooms; on the ground floor there is a kingsize (5ft wide) bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and upstairs a kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a third bedroom which can be set as a superking bed (6 ft wide) or as twin single beds (3 ft wide) on request, with an en-suite WC.
One family shower room situated on the ground floor, an en-suite bathroom to the ground floor bedroom, en-suite shower room to bedroom 2, and an en-suite WC to bedroom 3 on the first floor.
Integrated dishwasher, microwave, rangemaster dual fuel cooker, full size fridge and freezer, larder unit, kettle, toaster and Nespresso Inissia coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer provided in each bedroom.
Smart TV in the lounge, snug room and summer house with a Netflix account provided for guest use. A Playstation 4 games console is also provided in the snug.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Accommodation on 2 floors; on the ground floor you have the lounge, dining kitchen, kingsize bedroom with ensuite bathroom, family shower room and snug room. On the first floor there is a kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a kingsize bedroom that can be converted to provide twin single beds, with an en-suite WC.
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here you can view the 3D virtual tour for Highfield House. Click on the floor plan to enlarge it. If you have any questions that our team can help with in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01665 710700 or email us.
Map & Local Area
With the nearby historic local town of Wooler 15 minutes drive from the cottage and the pretty village of Belford just 8 minutes’ drive, the Ducal town of Alnwick is also just 15 minutes south of Belshill, where you’ll find quaint cobbled streets, interesting shops, cafes and restaurants and the famous ‘Barter Books’, Alnwick Castle, used as the setting for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter movies, and the world-class Alnwick Garden and magnificent Treehouse Restaurant.
Iconic Bamburgh is just 6 miles from Highfield House, with its magnificent castle on the beach. Trips to the beautiful Farne Islands can be taken from nearby Seahouses, where vast colonies of seals, puffins and other seabirds can be seen up close, making a fabulous photo-opportunity.
Budle Bay with it’s stunning array of wildlife is just a short 10 minute drive away, and the causeway leading to Holy Island can be reached in less than 20 minutes!
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
It has been our pleasure and privilege to be the first guests in this beautiful home – and what a home it is! We have had a wonderful week in superb accommodation (excellent in every detail, with so many kind and thoughtful touches), fantastic beaches to walk on and even the weather has been good to us! Thank you so much Mick and Ruth – we couldn’t have been made more welcome or more comfortable – we will be back!Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Stop by Carnaby’s Cafe for a delicious breakfast or lunch, just a few minutes’ drive from the cottage, 5 miles south along the A1.
This hidden gem offers excellent dishes creatively put together with fresh, local ingredients wherever possible. There is also a lovely little shop next to the cafe with great gifts, artwork and homeware items to browse through.
Tips from a local
Head to the beach!
Just 10 minutes in the car and you’re on Bamburgh Beach – one of the UK’s favourite stretches of coastline. The golden sand, rolling dunes and of course Bamburgh Castle impressively nestled on the headlands, towering over the beach and village make for a very memorable day out.
Pack your picnic, grab your beach towel – and of course your camera – and enjoy a relaxing day by the sea.
Tips from a local
Head into Alnwick to explore some of the hidden gems of the historic market town.
Barter Books world-famous second hand book store is perfect for a rainy day. Just 10 minutes’ drive south on the A1 from Highfield House, this beautiful building is converted from the old train station of the town, and is a real quirky find. You’re welcome to cosy up next to the roaring fire with a book, and we highly recommend grabbing lunch at the excellent cafe, in what used to be the station waiting rooms!
Tips from a local
Visit Berwick! This beautiful, coastal town has four sandy beaches and stunning riverside walks. Berwick is perfectly situated for a relaxing day out and a haven for walkers and cyclists.
Berwick’s great Elizabethan walls were built to keep invading Scots from entering the town, and are certainly worth a visit during your stay. Walk the complete circuit, taking in spectacular views across the River Tweed estuary and Berwick’s three bridges, including the iconic Royal Border Bridge, built by Robert Stevenson and one of the finest bridges of its kind in the world.
Explore Berwick’s history by visiting museums in Berwick Barracks and The Main Guard. Take a tour of the town’s old courtroom, jail lockups and notorious ‘drunk’s cell’ in the upper floors of Berwick Town Hall. Families can also enjoy a splash-park, soft play, creative pottery centre and the swimming pool and leisure centre, as well as kids holiday activities in Berwick Museum and Berwick Parks!
Tips from a local
Explore Chillingham Castle and Walled Garden, just 6 miles from Wooler. The impressively preserved 12th Century castle is full of history, and the friendly room guides make your visit extra special with tales to tell about every room if you wish them to. The castle has a pretty grizzly past, so if you’re feeling brave enough, why not try one of the night time ghost tours to experience the castle and grounds after dark!
Not sure where to start?
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