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“Secluded cottage”
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Front view
Patio and back garden area
View towards river from garden
Rear elevation of Stonecrop
Rear bedroom
Living room with log stove
kitchen overlooking orchard and garden area
view of Cottage from the adjoining field
Lambley viaduct and the disused Alston - Haltwhistle railway line
The 'Bluebell Wood' - with natural oak and birch woodland along the valley side
A distant view of the hamlet of Eals nestling in the South Tyne Valley
Featherstone bridge
The view from Eals bridge
Rear garden area
Stonecrop Cottage
The view from the back garden
Tea on the terrace!
The South Tyne at the Eals
Heading down the lane to the river
Stonecrop garden
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England

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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Secluded cottage”
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Stonecrop was built in 1760 and is in the middle of nowhere: which means you’ll either think it a gem or be conscious of its inconveniences.
Gem: woodburner in large hearth; beams and some low doorways; comfortable sofas (not vinyl!); idyllic country garden to sit out in; beautiful rural views; very quiet countryside location with walking from door; large well-equipped kitchen with dining table; toilets up and downstairs; DVD player and DVDs; good wifi; maps for Haltwhistle and Hadrian’s Wall areas provided, and a selection of books. We didn’t use logburner but there is a well stocked log store for when it is needed. There were only two of us, but for a larger family or group it would be very much value for money.
Inconvenient: no parking space – half on verge / half on roadway, and there is nowhere to turn easily in the lane.
Bed in second bedroom very creaky (not good for couples!); no wardrobes.
TV channels scattered with no list to find them; dim lighting in sitting room; ca 1½ miles to nearest pub and ca 7 to nearest supermarket. Online says it has a hairdryer but we couldn’t find it (more information in cottage on things like that, eg how to get a hot bath which we couldn’t, what TV channels are where, etc, would be helpful).
We had a lovely week there with excellent weather, but you would need to check the cottage suits you for the holiday you’re wanting.

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Liked best: Original features but with modern kitchen
Liked least: No parking
Travelling group: Other
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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jinnyj45
Taunton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous spot - ticks all the boxes!”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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While we did happen to pick the wettest week to spend at Stonecrop, the cottage and surroundings didn't disappoint. I could not fault this glorious part of Northumberland - with Oystercatchers and Curlews for neighbours (please take care not to run over the chicks that sit on the road down the hill!) it is the perfect spot to rest and unwind.
The cottage itself is wonderfully equipped and seriously comfortable. Its also a perfect base for walkers or trips to Hadrian's Wall, Hexham & Corbridge with Carlisle and Newcastle not much further away.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
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Noble31
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“A wonderful home from home cottage in a tranquil and relaxing setting”
Reviewed 24 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We have stayed at Stonecrop Cottage 3 times now, and have each time we are sorry to leave this tranquil rural retreat. It is a lovely old cottage, positioned in a quite rural hamlet with beautiful countryside around. There is easy off road access to wonderful walks that are great for dog walking. There is also a river running near the bottom of the garden which has an area down by the bridge where you can swim. The cottage itself is like a home from home, decorated in a relaxed informal style reflective of the type of cottage itself, but with all mod cons. The log burning stove is a great addition making the whole place warm and cosy after long walks. The close proximity to Hadrian's Wall, together with quick access to main roads to Carlisle, Penrith and Newcastle make it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. The owners make you feel valued and welcome in their cottage by leaving flowers, wine and homemade jam on arrival. What more cam one say. Just go and enjoy.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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That is terribly kind and much appreciated - thank you.

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jill18634...
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“lovely cottage and setting”
Reviewed 17 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We were made to feel at home at stonecrop, with wine to welcome us, and cosy furnishings. The cottage was toasty, and we turned the main heating off, as the underfloor heating in the kitchen and log burner were plenty. The hamlet was simply a few cottages and farms on a lane, and had signed/waymarked walks in every direction, so we did not need to get in the car for the whole week! There was sheep and lambs everywhere, but access was still good as styles and gates were well maintained, so we managed with the dog, having to leave a couple of public paths to use the quiet roads on occasion if the styles were to high to get the dog over - even the fittest person can only lift an english bull terrier a couple of times before getting a back twinge! The sheep at the back of the cottage garden were friendly on a morning when waiting to be fed, much to the joy of the dog as they nuzzled over the wall, but it was high enough to prevent him jumping over, but needed obvious supervision. Lovely walks included the Lambley viaduct, The bog and Slaggyford, plus up the nature reserve road to the shooting hut, where lapwings, curlews and grouse could be heard and seen. Our only regret was that we did not stop at the local pub on our way past as it had just started to rain. The chickens and ducks really were free range, and there are some lovely minature sheltand horses nearby that some children were riding! Altogether a lovely time!

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Liked best: walks from the door
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Catherine...
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Very charming cottage”
Reviewed 24 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We greatly enjoyed our stay in the cosy and comfortable cottage. Stonecrop is well situated for exploring Hadrian's Wall and roaming through the countryside. Walking along the varied landscape of the South Tyne river we discovered an interesting old railway bridges, amazing views of fiery autumnal forest and dramatic walks over high hills.
Our youngest was happy to be 'home' and play games near the fireplace. Lot's of nice books, games and films available in the cottage for rainy days.
Thank you Richard for your excellent welcome!

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Liked best: Excellentl situation and good atmosphere of house
Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
Your age range 35-49
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micheal m
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“The perfect cottage, Rural, Scenic, Peaceful, Cosy, Well equipped, Homely.”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We have just spent a lovely relaxing week in this delightful cottage, surrounded by beautiful scenery in the quiet hamlet of Eals. This is the 'real deal' proper traditional cottage quaint and homely, thick stone walls, log burner, roses around the door, low beams, nothing false or plastic yet has all mod cons too. Lovely traditional cottage garden with a small orchard, over the low stone wall there are sheep and rabbits and the river running at the bottom of the field can be heard as you sit relaxing.
A short walk along the lane leads to the river, our dog enjoyed hours of swimming in the deep slow running pool every day. A foot bridge over the river leads up to a dis used railway line which is a 13 mile flat level walk, from Haltwhistle to Alston, you join it about mid way at this point.
A lovely place to stay, we felt at home the second we walked through the door and will be returning again, to explore more of the surrounding area.

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Liked best: Location and homely feel to the cottage
Liked least: That I do not live there all the time
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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