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“Absolutely loved Stonecrop!”

Review of Stonecrop

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32 reviews
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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jandjs7
Ayrshire, Scotland
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Absolutely loved Stonecrop!”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We booked Stonecrop for 4 people as a special birthday treat for 2 friends. We wanted something in a beautiful area but within Hadrians Wall country and it certainly covered both wishes. The cottage is about 4 miles from the A69 and the road we took dropped down steeply to the lovely hamlet of Eals. When we arrived and walked round to the back garden we were delighted with the size and perfect view across the field to a lovely tree line and river. Such a perfect spot! Everything within the cottage was comfy, a good sized lounge in keeping with the character of the place, a perfectly equipped kitchen with all mod cons, a good sized bathroom, 2 decent sized double bedrooms and a 'neat' but functional bunk bed room. Although we didn't need the wood burning stove as the weather was very warm, we lit it on the Saturday night when we got back from an early meal and it just added to the character of the place. We walked part of the wall which was magnificent and went to Vindalanda (a must), Haltwhistle, Hexham and Alston. A nice walk from the cottage to the pub is just over a mile (we think, we weren't really taking any notice as it was so lovely) We would love to visit Stonecrop again sometime and perhaps just laze in the garden, rising only to eat and drink al fresco beside the chimenea. Thank you Richard and family for lending us your little piece of heaven for a short time.

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Liked best: The back garden
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
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Tom W
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the best times i've had, anywhere in the world !!”
Reviewed 14 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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We were planning a family holiday for the New Year 2013 and started trawling the internet trying to find a cottage in the North, where we could stay with our kids and a couple of their friends.
The owner was very very good at communicating from day one and ultimately, this ownership of the whole booking situation made us want to stay at Stonecrop in the first place.
Stonecrop really is idyllic, miles from anywhere ( which makes it sooo wonderful ) .
Kids were 7 to 16 years old, they absolutely loved staying at Stonecrop... They loved it !! The 16 year olds weren't so happy about not getting any mobile phone signal, but, i was..

As you can read in the other review's, the cottage is spacious and very well equipped.. More logs available than you could burn in 6 winters :)

We walked, talked , got to know each other again, away from everyday life and I even lay in a couple of times.. That's how relaxed this place gets you.

The wonderful news is... the pub is only 1 mile away .. Happy Days if that's what you want. We spent most of the nights in, popped to the pub a couple of times. The food was good there..

Get yourself to this place once in your life, it puts a massive smile on your face.. But, dont forget your milk.. as its a long way back to the shop if you've forgotten anything.

Will be going back again myself , that's for sure..

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2014 for a stay in March 2012
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The ambience, attention to detail, location
Liked least: not applicable
Travelling group: Young Children
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Comrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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