A Gorgeous Country House in a Traditional Border Village Setting
Honeypot House is a fabulous country home sleeping up to 12 guests very comfortably in the village of Wooler, otherwise know as the ‘gateway to the Cheviots’. Ideal for multi-generations, this 6 bedroom/6 bathroom home has 2 living rooms, a huge dining table and an impressive amount of outdoor space.
Set within the pretty border town of Wooler, Honeypot House is within very easy walk to Wooler’s collection of quaint antique shops, pubs, restaurants and the Doddington Dairy Milk Bar which is next door. Further afield but a very short drive away you can explore the Cheviot Hills and the myriad of walking trails and cycle routes to explore.
The garden is one of the most impressive features of Honeypot House, allowing children and dogs to run and play in the enclosed space with the gorgeous view of the Cheviots in the distance. The gated, private driveway provides ample parking for up to 8 cars and whilst the house is central, it also has privacy too.
Honeypot House sleeps 12 guests very comfortably in 6 spacious bedrooms, spanning 3 floors. Each bedroom has its own en suite, harking back to when it used to be a B&B.
The house itself is a perfect size and layout for multi-generations, and the large garden to the rear is perfect for dogs and children to play, using the collection of garden games in the summerhouse. In the cooler months, the wood burning stove in the lounge is gorgeous to gather around to play family board games or snuggle up and watch a film.
The dining room has a huge long table to enjoy family meals, and in the kitchen the French doors open to the driveway which is perfect in the summer which enjoying a glass of wine at the breakfast island.
2 dogs are very welcome here for a small charge, and there is free Wi-Fi as standard.
The front door of Honeypot House opens into a spacious hallway, with a handy shoe tray, console table, lamp and large mirror. There is also a fuse ball table in the entrance hall which guests are very welcome to use.
Ground floor WC
To the right of the entrance hall, there is a handy WC with toilet, wash basin with a mirror above, towel holder, radiator and pretty feature wall lights.
Straight on from the hallway is a gorgeous dining room, with stunning decor, exposed ceiling beams and an impressive stone inglenook fireplace, with a large wood burning stove fitted. There is a large, long table with 12 dining chairs provided. With low ceilings and ambient wall-lighting and lamps, the dining room is perfect for a large group to gather together and dine in luxury.
Following on from the dining room is a bright and airy modern kitchen. Generous in size, the kitchen contains a centre island providing additional prep space, with a built in breakfast bar and three bar seats provided. There is an American-style fridge/ freezer with ice-making compartment and a Belling dual-fuel range oven with a seven ring gas hob and electric oven, sat in a pretty inglenook with striking feature tiling. There is a dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine (initial supply of pods provided), kettle, two four-slice toasters and a cafetiere. Large north-west facing patio doors lead from the kitchen onto the spacious driveway area at the front of the house.
There is a utility room at the back of the kitchen, containing a washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, iron, ironing board and hoover. There is a full size sink, cupboard storage space and a wine cooler. From the driveway at the front of the cottage, an additional door leads into the utility room – very handy for returning with wet coats muddy boots, and sandy dogs!
At the back of the house, with gorgeous sash windows looking into the south-facing lawn garden, the living room of Honeypot House is beautifully furnished and oozes luxury, with another impressively large inglenook fireplace and real woodburner. The primary living space contains a 4 seater sofa, a 3 seater sofa, coffee table and a book case with a range of books and board games provided. There is a large, Smart TV with a Netflix account for guest use and DVD player.
Flowing through from the living room, there is additional seating in the lounge with a 3 seater sofa and 4 comfortable arm chairs provided. The room contains side tables and lamps for a cosy, ambient atmosphere, and as there are no doors separating the lounge and the living room, this is a great, sociable space for all guests to congregate. There is another large sash window and a glass door from the lounge leading to the lawn garden, allowing ample natural light to flow in.
Stairs lead from the entrance hall by the front door up to the first floor where four bedrooms can be found, all with en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms.
The Chatton Room
The first bedroom contains a kingsize bed (5 ft wide), two bedside tables with lamps, a built in wardrobe and a chest of drawers with a vanity mirror. There is a wall-mounted LG TV with freesat provided. The north-facing sash window has a blackout blind provided. Hairdryer, luxury bed linens and fluffy towels provided.
En-suite Shower Room
The en-suite shower room contains a corner shower, toilet, wash basin with cupboard storage underneath and a shelf and illuminated mirror above and a heated towel rail. Luxury complimentary toiletries are provided.
This bedroom again contains a kingsize bed (5 ft wide), two bedside tables with lamps on, wardrobe and a chest of drawers with a mirror on. There are two windows in the Cheswick Room, facing North and West and each fitted with a blackout blind. The wall-mounted LG TV has freesat. Hairdryer, luxury bed linen and fluffy towels provided.
En-suite Shower Room
The en-suite shower room of the Cheswick Room contains a corner shower, toilet, wash basin with cupboard storage underneath and a shelf and illuminated mirror above and a heated towel rail. Luxury complimentary toiletries are provided.
The Principle Bedroom
The largest bedroom in Honeypot House is situated at the back of the house and has a large sash window over-looking the pretty garden. The room contains a kingsize bed (5 ft wide), two bedside tables with lamps, ample storage in large built in wardrobes, a chest of drawers, chair and a wall mounted Smart TV with sky and a Netflix account provided for guests.
The en-suite of the main bedroom contains a bath with a shower overhead and an additional hand-held shower attachment, toilet, wash basin with mirror above and cupboard storage underneath, and a heated towel rail. Luxury toiletries provided.
Decorated with a stunning peacock paper feature wall and royal blue soft furnishings, the Cheviot Room can be set either as two twin single beds (3 ft wide) or a superking size double bed (6 ft wide). Please select your preferred bed configuration when booking. The room contains two bedside tables with lamps, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table with a chair, an additional comfortable scallop-back chair, and an LG wall mounted TV with freesat. The south-facing window looks over the rear garden and is fitted with blackout blinds.
En-suite Shower Room
The en-suite shower room contains a corner shower, toilet, wash basin with cupboard storage underneath and a shelf and illuminated mirror above, and a heated towel rail. Luxury complimentary toiletries are provided.
The second flight of stairs leads on to the top floor with two double bedrooms, each with an en-suite shower room.
The Belford Bedrooms contains a double bed (4 ft 6 wide), two bedside tables with lamps, feature hanging rail with hangers provided, chest of drawers with mirror above, comfortable chair and a wall-mounted Smart TV.
En-suite Shower Room
The en-suite shower room contains a corner shower, toilet, wash basin with a shelf and mirror above, heated towel rail and a small shelf storage unit. Luxury complimentary toiletries are provided.
The second bedroom on the top floor also contains a double bed (4 ft 6 wide), two bedside tables with lamps, built-in wardrobe, dressing table with a mirror and wall-mounted TV with freesat. The Howick Room has a lovely, decorative feature fire place and also benefits from a small coffee table and 2 soft chairs, ideal for a quiet morning coffee before a day of exploring Northumberland with friends and family.
En-suite Shower Room
The en-suite shower room contains a corner shower, toilet, wash basin with a shelf and illuminated mirror above, heated towel rail and a built in shelf storage. Luxury complimentary toiletries are provided.
The lawn garden at Honeypot House has the real wow factor! Very generous in size, the lawn stretches the full length of the garden, with beautiful flower beds around the border, potted plants and gorgeous, large Oak trees. There is access to the driveway from the garden but as long as the entrance gate to Honeypot House is shut, the garden is completely enclosed.. There is a decking area with sun loungers provided, and outdoor dining furniture too. The BBQ is provided for guests use. There is also a lovely summer house which guests have access to, containing two rocking chairs and an array of outdoor games fun for all ages such as giant Jenga, Chess, Croquet and Badminton.
There is ample parking for up to 8 cars on the large, private and gated driveway of Honeypot House.
A grand home-from-home in gorgeous countryside
With a beautiful garden, two livings rooms, inglenook fireplaces and a gorgeous kitchen, Honeypot House offers a comfortable and spacious home for up to 12 guests.
Facts & Features
Up to 12 guests and 2 babies.
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes complimentary toiletries (brand TBC) as well as top-quality bed linen and fluffy towels.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
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 Honeypot House, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.
Infants welcome. One travel cot, one highchair and a booster high chair available on request. Stair gate permanently fixed at the bottom of the staircase.
The large lawned garden is fully enclosed, with a summer house, decked area with garden furniture and a parasol, Charcoal BBQ and a selection of garden games.
There is a Charcoal BBQ provided. Guests are asked to clean it after use otherwise a charge may be made. Please bring your own charcoal.
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE71 6QE.
6 bedrooms: 1 super king/twins (6ft/3ft wide), 3 king size beds (5ft wide) and 2 double size beds (4ft 6″ wide). All duvets are feather down, and pillows are anti-allergenic/ non-feather. Luxury bed linens provided.
All bedrooms have an en suite, please see the ‘read more’ description per bathroom. Complimentary toiletries are provided. Additional WC on the ground floor.
Electric oven, gas hob, American-style fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, toaster, kettle, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine. Iron, ironing board, vacuum. Hairdryers, books, board games and garden games. Central heating throughout. Wood burning stoves in the living room and the dining room.
TV’s and Technology
Large Smart TV in the living room with a Netflix account provided for guest use and DVD player, Smart TVs in the Main Bedroom on the first floor and Belford Room on the second floor. The main bedroom also has Sky TV. Wall mounted flat-screen TVs provided in the remaining 4 bedrooms, all with Freesat. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation across three floors; living room/lounge, kitchen/diner, boot room and WC on the ground floor; 4 bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor and 2 bedrooms/bathrooms on the second floor.
There is parking for up to 8 cars on the private, gated driveway.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 4pm Departure: by 10am
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is the 3D Virtual Tour of Honeypot House. Click and drag your mouse or touch-screen to navigate the full property. A floorplan will be available soon. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly, local team. Call us on 01665 710700 or click here to email us.
Map & Local Area
Known as ‘The Gateway to the Cheviots’, Wooler is the perfect base for a picturesque country getaway.
This pretty town has plenty to offer, with superb cafes, restaurants, pubs and quaint shops on the main street, just a short stroll from Honeypot House. The locals are very friendly, and although it is small, Wooler has a plethora of activities and events nearby to partake in during your stay. The Farmer’s Market is held on one Sunday of every month from April through to October, with a special Christmas Market held at the beginning of December. The nearby Glendale show on August Bank Holiday Monday is always a huge success with both locals and visitors from far and wide, and Wooler even hosts its own annual ‘Glendale Music Festival’ on the 3rd weekend of July.
The surrounding area has you spoiled for choice, with Harthorpe Valley (commonly known as Langleeford), Ingram Valley, and Linhope Spout offering breath-taking walks towards the impressive Cheviot Hills, starting just a couple of miles from Wooler. Just 6 miles away, nestled on the Northumbrian Moors is eerie Chillingham Castle and Grounds, and the rare Wild Cattle of Chillingham.
If you’re heading to the coast, a 25 minute drive takes you to Bamburgh, Beadnell and Seahouses, or for a full day out, the border town of Berwick (25 minutes North) has 2 gorgeous beaches, providing both coastal and country river walks with yet more lovely cafes and amenities to try out.
You can explore the location of Honeypot House on the map below, which allows you to zoom in and pan out to gain a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE71 6QE.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Book a table at the lovely Milan Restaurant. Set in the heart of Wooler, this family-run Italian restaurant offers quality food with a fantastic menu and friendly staff who help make your experience as enjoyable as possible. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you fancy a night in your holiday home, you can also order take-away!
Tips from a local
Spend a day at the ancient fortress that is Chillingham Castle, just a 12 minute drive from Wooler. The castle has many interesting rooms such as the Torture Chamber, complete with executioners’ blocks, and a dungeon which was used for imprisonment. There are diaries and accounts scratched on the walls and a ‘drop’ in the floor, leading to deeper chambers.
Built in the 12th Century, this spooky castle has a grizzly past, so if you’re feeling brave, we recommend booking one of the night time ghost tours!
Tips from a local
Known as the most northerly known steam railway in England, Heatherslaw Light Railway is a 15” gauge railway running along the banks of the River Till between Heatherslaw Station and Etal Castle. The return journey is a total of 4 miles, but you can stop at Etal Station before returning, giving you the opportunity to explore Etal Castle or pretty Etal Village.
The views of the countryside are stunning, and you can spot some of the local wildlife along the way.
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and all of our properties inside out, so if you have any particular queries about finding the perfect holiday retreat, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!