We love to visit this glorious county periodically and have rented a lovely cottage just outside Corbridge previously. It wasn't available, so having had a most unsatisfactory phone conversation with someone from one of the largest cottage rental agencies about another cottage in the area my wife and I decided to venture closer to the Scottish border and came across Bluebell Cottage through 'Nortumbria Coast & Counry Cottages'.
What a Delight - it gave us everything we were looking for.
Privacy. Peace and Quiet and Lovely Surroundings.
Although a little remote there was quick and easy access to Rothbury (Cragside), Alnick, Alnmouth, Craster, Seahouses, Bamburgh, Holy Island, Berwick and the Cheviots. The only slight downside with the location was a shortage of local eateries, but this was a very small price to pay in exchange for staying in this lovely accomodation.
The accomodation is part of a large detached country property called "The Grange" and offers two large bedrooms with their own en-suite facilities plus a downstairs wetroom, a fully equiped (you need to take nothing with you) kitchen and a large lounge / diningroom with a good sized wood-burning stove in a stonework fireplace and two large sofas. There is a modern widescreen TV with Freeview.
The property was immaculate and beautifully presented - there was even a welcome pack including all the things you need immediately on arrival. A very thoughtful gesture from the owners Marian & Richard Charlteon, who live in the main part of the house.
It is very clear from the Visitors Book in the lounge that this rental cottage has made many fans, who have returned a number of times over the past 10 years or so - we have added ourselves to that number!
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