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.
Kirkend cottage sleeps 5 people in a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a sleeping gallery. Downstairs is a very large living room, a fully fitted kitchen and a bathroom with bath and separate shower. The bedrooms 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 regret that pets are not allowed in Kirkend.
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 a comfortable and ideal base from which explore this wonderful area....Read more
Kirkend, Old Church Cottages, Chollerton, Hexham. Hexham, North East England, England
Additional Location Information
6 miles north of Hexham and the A69, and 25 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne. Follow the Rothbury road to Chollerton and take the left fork towards Barrasford, Old Church Cottages are at the top of the hill on the right.
Left on 02/08/2011 for a stay in October 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 8, 2011Stayed Oct 2010
The accomodation was lovely - spaceous, well furnished, comfortable and clean. When we arrived Mrs Framrose made us feel welcome and made sure that we had everything we needed. We spent the first evening looking through the extensive literature about the area and planning what we would do. The evening was a bit chilly - and I lit the pot bellied stove - the central heating was fine but I love a real fire.
Visiting Vinlandia and Hadrian's wall was great and we were lucky with the weather but the best time was going to a top quality restaurant a bit over a mile away - the food was absolutely superb - and so was the real ale - and the price was surprisingly sensible.
Left on 02/06/2011 for a stay in September 2010 | Ken & Tricia MumfordReviewed Feb 6, 2011Stayed Sep 2010
In my humble opinion Marilyn Framrose puts the overall comfort, welfare, the beautiful countryside and so many other bits and pieces that go together to make the ideal holiday for one to relax - or should I say 'try to relax'. first and the running of a business most definitely second Why? One needs a week to try to read all the tourist information of the surrounding area and information about the grounds in which the Old Church Cottages are situated, then the next week to try and visit some of the places in that tourist information plus if you have any spare time then exploring the superb and well-maintained grounds of Marilyn's estabishment, then the third week one tries to read as many of the books that are in your accommodation whilst the next two weeks are for trying to get over the initial three weeks!! In other words there are so many 'things' to do and explore and most certainly not enough time to do so; in fact one has a great delema - how best to make the most of one's time in any of the Old Church Cottages.. Each one is so tastefully furnished that it can be really difficult as to whether to stay in and relax or explore what's on offer. A week is mosty certainly not enough to give justice to One's accommodation and the surrounding countryside and places of interest. One's first step is to go on Marilyn's website: www.chollerton-oldchurch.co.uk but make sure you've of plenty of time to explore that website - it's so full of. . . .well, explore it for yourself now!!
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