The Longknowe truly is a gem of a property in a beautifully unspoilt location. The property is extremely comfortable and the views of the surrounding countryside are wonderful. You could never tire of them. To be able to sit outside the front door and simply absorb the sheer beauty of the hills whilst having a morning coffee is something I will not forget. It was, as others have said, a joy to be able to head off for walks straight from the property. Equally, heading out in the car, there is so much to see and do in delightful Northumbria and the Scottish borders. Jo was most helpful and I would not hesitate to recommend the Longknowe.
Stayed here for my Fathers 70th Birthday in January, the property is beautifully presented, great entertaining kitchen. The living rooms were really cosy with open fireplaces. The properties setting is fantastic, nestled in the rolling hills, you feel miles away from anywhere and great for walking from the doorstep. Couldn't fault it.
Superb location. Lovely scenery. A real get away from it all Cottage (just what was needed by the workers in the family!). The children enjoyed playing with all the toys and the dolls house was a particular hit! The Kitchen was well stocked with the necessary equipment. (The only thing missing was a pair of kitchen scissors.) It was the first time we'd used an AGA cooker, but soon got to grips with it. The shops in Wooler stocked all the necessary food items. The nearest beach is Bamburgh about 30 mins ish. Jo Andrews (Owner) was very helpful. We all really enjoyed ourselves from the oldest aged 64, down to the youngest, aged 1 year!
Hope to visit again.
As the title a really hidden gem of a cottage, in the most idyllic setting. From every window in the cottage you can see the rolling hills, fields and sheep. The cottage is a real home from home with all the comforts you could hope for. So many places to visit and the walking is something else. The views from the top of the hill are just stunning in every direction. We walked from the cottage to Scotland across these rolling hills, challenging but very rewarding especially with the prospect of a wee dram in the middle of the walk. All the locals are very friendly and welcoming and we really hope for a return visit.
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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