Pine Cone Hideaway
An Idyllic Woodland Hideaway Just for Two
Pine Cone Hideaway was made for star gazers and wildlife watchers.
This cosy, romantic and peaceful retreat just for two sits in a unique setting at the end of a row of traditional country cottages on the edge of the woodland surrounding Middleton Hall Estate. It certainly earns it’s name as a ‘hideaway’, as when inside, you look out to the pretty woodland, framed with the distant views of the wildlife haven of Budle Bay, all whilst being tucked away in your own oasis.
This cottage near Bamburgh has a detached Garden Room, elevated at the top of the garden and purpose built for enjoying the distant sea views and star gazing on clear nights, complete with a large telescope. Inside the cottage, you’ll find a cosy kitchen diner with wood burning stove, leading to a bright lounge/sun room with another wood burning stove. The bedroom and en suite bathroom is upstairs, occupying the whole first floor.
There is private, gated parking for up to two cars with an EV charging point (more details below). One dog welcome, enclosed garden area and Bamburgh just 10 minutes away.
Pine Cone Hideaway sleeps two guests in one bedroom, with a travel cot and highchair available for an infant (plus stairgates at the top and bottom of the stairs) and welcomes one dog too.
The accommodation is spacious just for two, with the bedroom and en suite bathroom occupying the entire first floor. Leaving the kitchen, utility room and lounge/sun room downstairs.
There are two wood burning stoves; one in the newly fitted kitchen and one in the sun room, and a gorgeous garden to explore with a feature ‘garden room’ which is detached and sits at the top of the garden.
Private parking on the driveway for two cars, free Wi-Fi as standard and pet friendly.
Throughout the property, you’ll find gorgeous artwork which has been hand-painted by the owner, Jane. Look out for Jane’s portfolio in the property, which features some of her work which is available to buy!
Entrance & Parking
The private gated driveway has room comfortably for two cars. Walk up the pretty path to the front door which leads directly into the hallway, where there is room to hang coats and boots.
A couple of steps up leads to the cosy kitchen, with a traditional stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove! The kitchen contains a wall-hung Smart TV, dining table and chairs to seat four, fridge/freezer, electric oven and 4-ring induction hob, dishwasher, integrated microwave, kettle, toaster and Tassimo coffee machine.
The lounge also doubles as a sun room, boasting gorgeous distant views of Budle Bay and the coastline, and immediate views of the pretty woodland outside the window, where you’ll occasionally spot a deer or red squirrel. In the lounge you’ll find a sofa, Smart TV with SKY Glass and a wood burning stove. Plantation shutters are for shade and the roof lights allow a breeze for the warmer months. French doors lead out onto the patio.
With a back door leading out to the patio, the utility room has a small row of storage units as well as a washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum.
This small room is positioned just off the entrance hallway just before the staircase. WC and wash hand basin.
First Floor – Bedroom and en suite
The entire first floor is just one room; the bedroom. The en suite is accessed through frosted glass double doors.
This pretty room contains a king size bed, wall-mounted Smart TV, plantation shutters on each of the windows for privacy and plenty of storage space. A travel cot would fit here no problem.
The bathroom is accessed via frosted glass double doors from the bedroom that cannot be locked. In the bathroom you’ll find a stand-along roll top bath, separate walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head, WC, wash basin and storage space. Complimentary toiletries by Notes of Northumberland and fluffy towels are provided.
Garden & Garden Room
The garden is a unique addition to Pine Cone Hideaway. The different elevations and parts of the garden make the outside space very interesting at any time of year. Outside the lounge/sun room you have a sheltered patio area with a bistro table and 2 chairs. Wander up the pretty stone path and you’ll reach a hidden patio containing rattan sofa seating for 4 guests.
Further up the garden there’s a double swing chair, just before you reach the Garden Room. The Garden Room is a detached building, purpose built to capture the best of the distant views and complete with a telescope for star gazing, as there is no light pollution in this area.
Wander down towards the bottom of the garden and you have access to the woodland area with a little path, burn and seating. Dogs should be kept on a lead as the area isn’t enclosed.
A Romantic, Star-Gazing Oasis
Pine Cone Hideaway is everything you could want for a cosy, peaceful holiday. From the pretty, woodland garden, cosy wood-burning stoves and magical garden room to star gaze, paint or simply enjoy an evening aperitif, this gorgeous cottage is just perfect.
Facts & Features
Up to 2 guests, 1 baby and 1 dog.
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and a bottle of wine. Luxury complimentary toiletries by Notes of Northumberland are included.
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 Pine Cone Hideaway but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, offers and much more.
1 infant welcome. Travel cot, highchair and stairgates available at the top and bottom of the stairs.
1 well-behaved dog welcome (no bigger than a Spaniel) for a charge of £20 per dog per holiday. Dogs must be fully house-trained and over 1 year old.
The pretty, tiered garden contains a sheltered, lounge area with seating for 4 and a BBQ, a swing chair positioned to make the most of the west-facing coastal views, and the garden room with telescope.
There is bike storage for two bikes in the shed at the top of the garden.
There is a BBQ provided, type TBC.
EV Charging Point
There is an EV charging point available to use free of charge. It has a tethered Type 2 cable to suit most vehicles. It’s not possible to bring your own cable to plug in.
Bedroom & Bedding
1 bedroom with king size bed (5ft bed). All bedding and pillows are non-feather, suitable for those with allergies.
The bathroom is en suite to the bedroom with frosted double glass doors, and contains a roll stop bath, separate shower cubicle with rainfall shower head, WC, sink and mirror above. Towels and complimentary toiletries by Notes of Northumberland. Ground floor WC.
All living accommodation on the ground floor, with two steps up to the kitchen from the hallway, and two steps down to the utility room from the kitchen. Bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.
Fridge/freezer, electric fan oven with 4-ring induction hob, integrated microwave, toaster, kettle, Tassimo coffee machine (with initial supply of pods). Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Hairdryer, books, a range of board games. Central heating is provided throughout. And two wood-burning stoves for cosy nights in.
TV & Technology
Large Smart TV in the lounge with SKY Glass, Smart TV’s in the kitchen and bedroom. Bluetooth speaker. Free Wi-Fi.
There are two private parking spaces on the gated driveway. EV charging point with tethered Type 2 cable.
Please be aware
Whilst the main garden area is enclosed, we cannot guarantee it is secure. Please ensure the garden is assessed before letting your dog off on a lead. The woodland area next to the garden which guests are able to enjoy is not enclosed, therefore dogs should be kept on a lead. There is a main road outside the cottage, which whilst not a busy road, is a 60mph road so traffic is fast.
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 for Pine Cone Hideaway. Click and drag your mouse/touch screen to explore the property. Click the floorplan to enlarge it. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 01665 710700 or click here to email us.
Map & Local Area
Pine Cone Hideaway is situated in a peaceful position in the hamlet of Middleton, on the edge of the Middleton Hall Estate. The nearest town is Belford, an easy 3 minute drive south, or 20 minute walk (with a footpath, but not lit at night).
Belford is a small village containing an independent newsagents, Co-Op, two local pubs and well known farm shop and Bistro, Sunnyhills. Just outside of Belford is a popular riding stables called Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre, for anyone that wants to learn to ride whilst on holiday.
The Holy Island Causeway is just under 15 minutes drive away, where you can find famous Lindisfarne Castle, Priory and Holy Island beach. We encourage everyone to check out the crossing times to plan the visit appropriately, otherwise you’ll be stranded on the island for the evening!
Bamburgh village is just over 10 minutes drive away and is the nearest marked village of interest. You’ll find the magnificent castle, beach, three great pubs and several deli’s, shops and traditional butchers, Carters.
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This was a lovely property, it’s new and everything was great. Good quality items in the house, including kitchen items. Everything was nice in the welcome basket; it was lovely to know we didn’t have to think about buying milk, bread or butter till the next day. All the other items were a real treat! The flowers were lovely too. We bought bird seed and enjoyed seeing a variety of birds come to the bird table. It was quiet but it was easy to get to places too. I have been impressed by the quality of the holiday cottage and with the service I received from Coquet Cottages.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Visit Sunnyhills Farm Shop in the nearby village of Belford. This delightful farm shop has a fantastic gift shop and also a deli serving hot and cold food to takeaway, fresh fruit and veg, pies, BBQ packs and much more for you to stock up on during your holiday. There is also a well-recommended bistro which serves full English breakfasts to set you up for the day, home cooked lunches, and freshly baked treats!
Tips from a local
Take a trip over to the infamous Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, which is just a short drive away from Pine Cone Hideaway. Holy Island is a beautiful tidal island packed with rich history dating back to the 16th century. Book your tickets to visit the quirky Lindisfarne Castle and Gertrude Jekyll walled garden before settling down in one of the local pubs for a hearty meal. Before heading back to your holiday cottage, stop at the St. Aidans Winery and pick up a bottle of the world-famous Lindisfarne Mead to tuck into during the rest of your holiday! Be sure to check the tide times for when it’s safe to cross the causeway so that you don’t end up stuck!
Tips from a local
Visit The Wild Cattle at Chillingham Castle. Remarkable survivors of the ancient wild cattle that once roamed Britain’s forests, this herd of around 100 cattle are now situated in a beautiful, enclosed park near Chillingham Castle, just 15 minutes’ drive from Holburn Mill Cottage. From the park, there are stunning views of the Cheviots, and the warden can take your around on a fun and informative tour, sharing the history of these fantastic beasts. Keep an eye out for deer, hares, foxes and an array of bird species too!
Tips from a local
Walk up Ros Hill for a stunning 360 degree view of Northumberland countryside and coastline, and see if you can spot all 7 castles! Situated on the wild Northumberland Moors, just 3 1/2 miles from Chatton, Ros Hill has a great rural atmosphere, and at the right time of year is covered in beautiful vibrant purple heather.
Tips from a local
Take a boat tour out to the Farne Islands with Billy Shiel’s boat trips. This is ‘a must’ when you come to Northumberland! Make sure you book in advance as they are incredibly popular, especially after being featured on the much-loved TV series ‘Tales from Northumberland’ with Robson Green.
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!