The Hemmel, located just outside Otterburn, is a high quality, attractive barn conversion fitted out to a high standard. It's comfortable, has plenty of space, and there's a great view towards the Northumbria National Park at the rear. The owner, Kate, is very welcoming. Many of Northumbria’s attractions are within easy reach - Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Castle, Bambrough Castle, Hexham Cathedral, and the hills and valleys of the National Park. For walkers, the ridge of Simonside Hills, near Rothbury, provides spectacular views on a sunny day, and on an overcast day, the walk up to Hareshaw Waterfall, near Bellingham, is very attractive. There are three local pubs. The Redesdale Arms, just to the north west of Otterburn, provided the best welcome, service, food and drink, including local craft ales from the First & Last and Allendale breweries.
The Hemmel is a great place to stay - would visit again!
We stayed here for three nights
Kate is a wonderful host
The beautiful photos do not to the cottage justice it is immaculate
The garden is secure so our two dogs could run around without getting out
Lots to do out and about walks waterfalls and coffee shops
Definitely be going back
Had a fab weekend in the beautiful Hemmel, so quiet and relaxing we loved it . Kate was lovely and very welcoming and the homemade cakes were delicious and a lovely touch, can not recommend this place enough if your looking for a relaxing stay in scenic countryside this is the place for you
Our 4th visit to Old Town Farm and the Hemmel is our favourite of the two cottages (if we had to really choose; but it's a close second over anywhere else we've stayed). The sunrise over the fields is spectacular and it's so quiet there that you think you are alone in the world. Kate is a wonderful host, and the welcoming lemon cake was just the thing after the long journey from the South. The cottage is so comfy and well thought out with luxury fittings everywhere so we heartily recommend to everyone. Good for night sky gazing too, although we don;t really know The Plough from Mars! A good base for getting into Scotland as well as Newcastle and the Hadrian's Wall area, there is plenty to do and see. We've been so captivated by the area we're planning on moving there!
We had a lovely stay in the Hemmel - a beautiful cottage just a couple of minutes drive from Otterburn. The location is great - we were able to go for day trips to Alnwick and Hadrian's wall and come back to a tranquil countryside. Kate (the owner) lives next door and was unobtrusive, but had made it clear that she was there if we needed anything. This was our first holiday of this kind and we'll definitely be doing it again!
The cottage lived up to our high expectations. Lovely home-made scones upon arrival. Everything was very clean and beautifully presented. We were particularly impressed with the large and very secure back garden - ideal for our dog who could run and chase her ball and not even see the sheep in the neighbouring field. A great bonus. I would recommend this holiday let.
Absolutely loved our stay at The Hemel, the online photos don’t do it justice...our accommodation was beautiful, spacious & spotless. The property is a stunning conversion based on a working farm with gorgeous views & everything you could possibly need provided. Kate our host was friendly, welcoming & extremely helpful...sorting us out with any forgotten items from home! I’d highly recommend this holiday property & we’re all very sad to be leaving! 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️