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“Fantastic - warm and homely, stunning location”
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The house under the hills
From the Hill above Longknowe
main bedroom queen sized bed
farmhouse kitchen
second double bedroom
view from second bedroom
top sitting room
second sitting room
renovated tiled bathroom and power shower
Front of house -  High Summer
twin beds great views!
looking out from the front door
Shepherd's Wagon, sleeps two can be rented in summer
Inside Shepherd's Wagon
The lane into the hills towards Longknowe - a public byway
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kilham, Northumberland National Park, Northumberland, England

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xxLove2Tr...
Hampshire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic - warm and homely, stunning location”
Reviewed 26 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This was ou first stay at Longknowe for 1 week in mid-September. It is a gorgeous property finished to a very high standard with all the creature comforts you could wish for together with rural charm and character. It is beautifully furnished and immediately felt like home from the moment we walked in the door. There are fantastic rural views in all directions and not another house in sight, it is wonderfully remote with only the local wildlife for company and just perfect for a peaceful retreat. Our favourite moments were lighting the open fire each evening, learning to cook on the Aga (if you are worried about this then don't be - it is very easy to use and cooks everything so well, now I want one at home!), watching the stars on a clear night (there is so little light pollution here that you can see the Milky Way) and enjoying the local wildlife. It only takes half an hour or so to reach the coast and there are endless places to visit, a week wasn't nearly enough. There are also local walks starting from the house, we spent a full day taking a scenic walk to the nearest pub in Kirk Yetholm which is actually across the border in Scotland. There are lots of maps of the local area at the house as well as books, games and CD's, you can even play table tennis on the huge kitchen table. Jo was very helpful and provided all of the information that we needed, and was always contactable during our stay had there been any problems. There's nothing negative to say - if you like remote and beautiful countryside and want to get away from it all then don't hesitate, just book it. We will certainly be going back.

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Liked best: The combination of peaceful and remote yet very comfortable and cosy
Liked least: Having to leave and come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
29 Oct 2016
Dear Love2Travel, we enjoyed having you, and I'm glad you enjoyed the remote countryside. Thank you for taking the time to write the review it means a lot to us when guests take the time to tell us about their stay. Please do come back!
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RML157
Western Australia, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely spot”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in July 2015

The Longknowe is a beautiful property nestled amongst the hills.

As a group of 8 we particularly loved the large kitchen, where many a night was spent having dinner then playing monopoly. I cannot fault the property in any way. We did have some trouble with hot water, which Jo addressed promptly, but this did not in any way affect our stay.

We did a lot of driving to visit various places (Lindisfarne, Seahouses, Bamburgh Castle, Berwick etc) but you can easily spend quality time in the area just enjoying the scenery and walking (one thing I did wish was that we took some long walks from the Longknowe, we only made it as far as Elsdonburn Shank). It might be worth taking an OS map with you if you did want to do some walks (I can't for the life of me remember if there were any at the house so correct me if I'm wrong!) although there is a large map on the wall.

I thoroughly recommend staying here. Jo was very easy to deal with and was prompt in all communication.

Thanks Jo!

ps Sorry for the late review!

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Dear Rosie, thanks for the review, I appreciate it greatly! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We do aim to please if we can! There is a shelf full of local maps and walking maps in the sitting room. And do come back - returning guests get a 15% discount, best wishes, Jo
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Dominic M
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Another Great Stay”
Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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This was our third year as a group visiting Longknowe and it did not disappoint.

On Friday we stopped off at Alnmouth on the way and found a gem, the village was lovely and the beach beautiful, we were lucky with the weather and the sun got out for us.

We arrived at Longknowe on the Friday afternoon and found it spotless and ready for our stay.

The accommodation is first class and one of the bathrooms had been modernised, what a lovely job.

Our group love the remote location and the peace and quiet adds to the great experience.

We will be booking again next year.

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Liked best: The remote location, the peace and quiet.
Liked least: Nothing to report.....
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
31 Jan 2016
Thank you Dominic, delighted to have you at the house, I'm glad you enjoyed it and that the new bathrooms was ready for you. Look forward to having you back next year.
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KelBD
London
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Extraordinary house in beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

This is far and away the best holiday house we've ever stayed in. We're now on our second visit, this time with extended family (three generations from grandparents to a toddler) and we'll be back again! The house is far more than a holiday rental - it's a true family home that Paul and Jo are generous enough to share with their guests, and such a privilege it is to be here too. The house itself is spacious and very well equipped, with everything that we could want for our large group (including loads of books and dressing up clothes, as well as other toys and games - kitchen table tennis much enjoyed again!) and the location could not be better - close enough to Wooler, but far enough away from everything that the sound of birdsong and sheep in the surrounding fields is the only noise to be heard from the house. Walks aplenty right from the door, and the castles and beaches of Northumberland only a short drive away. Kids had a ball; grown ups relaxed; wonderful week had by all.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Christoph...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Winter Weekend Break.”
Reviewed 11 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Our party of five adults and two children thoroughly enjoyed our short break here. Well equipped and comfortable home from home. It was a cold and windy weekend but we were snug and warm in the cottage. The children played games and dressed up, they never once missed the television.
We had a large family meal on Saturday, it was nice to relax around the large kitchen table which also doubles for table tennis.
It would be nice to return for another visit.
Many thanks Jo.
Chris and family.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Martina G
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect for us !”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

Great location and peaceful, Jo (the owner) was very helpful and patient with us as we had many questions! We have a son with autism and have lots of safety questions and safety of location. The Longknowe was perfect, beautiful surroundings. We spent our time relaxing whilst the children played outside in the fields and baking on the AGA. Its so lovely I have requested to re book!! Thanks Jo !! Martina & gang

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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Mark W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Property”
Reviewed 1 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Beautiful comfortable cosy cottage with exceptional kitchen area. We enjoyed large family meals around the massive kitchen table and enjoyed cooking on the aga. Perfect for a family gathering.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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