Lonnenend, Old Church Cottages, Chollerton, Hexham
Old Church Cottages are three self catering holiday homes. The former 1907 built Presbyterian church has been sympathetically converted to form two spacious holiday homes called Kirkend and Lonnenend. The adjacent former church Stable has been converted into a large studio holiday apartment.
All the properties have been awarded four star rating by Visit Britain. In addition we hold a Gold Award for Green Tourism. Environmental and sustainability are issues we take very seriously and do our best to live up to its ideals.
Lonnenend cottage sleeps 4 people in a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. Downstairs is a porch with its original tiled floor leading to a large living room with an integrated fully fitted kitchen. The bedrooms and the toilet / shower are upstairs. The property has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and has oil fired central heating for your comfort.
Facilities include a colour television (Freeview) and a radio. The well-appointed kitchen has electric cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer and a full range of kitchen utensils for making meals at home easy. We provide a high chair and / or a cot for those with small children / baby - please ask at the time of booking.
We welcome a well-behaved pet in Lonnenend.
We are very proud of the beautiful walled gardens in which all the cottages are set, where you may wander at will or find “secret corners” to relax in. Beyond the garden wall are stunning views of the rolling farmlands of the Erring Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Old Church is within a short distance of both Hadrian’s Wall and numerous notable Roman sites, all of which are almost 2000 years old. The main sites include Vindolanda (where you may sign up to carry out a week’s archaeological digging), Housesteads, Chesters and Corbridge which are all within half an hour’s travel. You can wander round these sites and be amazed at the standard and sophistication of both buildings and life all that time ago. Hadrian's Wall Path is close by for walking and there is a Hadrian's Wall Bus so you can walk one way and return by bus..
The local town of Hexham is seven miles away. It is an ancient market town with a beautiful old abbey dating from around the twelfth century. The town has picturesque little streets, fascinating antique shops and a selection of very good restaurants. However you do not need to venture into Hexham to eat well. One of the top 30 gastro-pubs in England is only a mile away from Chollerton in Barrasford, and there are several other good and very reasonably priced restaurants within a few miles.
The beautiful Northumberland Coast and Holy Island are a comfortable drive away, as is Alnwick Castle where some of Harry Potter was filmed. For those who enjoy visiting places further afield we are only 35 miles from the Scottish Border, a couple of hours driving from Edinburgh and also the Lake District though there is so much to see and do in this vicinity it’s a pity to waste time driving!
The River North Tyne is a short distance away and we can put you in touch with a club where you can buy a fishing permit. Other interests for the holidaymaker include golf - there are several excellent courses near-by, bird-watching, and Kielder forest has the darkest skies for you to watch the stars. Kielder is also an ideal area for off road cycling and walking. There are also many other good local walks for both the energetic and those who like an easier stroll.
Northumberland has so much to offer and Old Church Cottages is an comfortable and ideal base from which explore this wonderful area....Read more
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