|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Nestled in a peaceful spot on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Yearle Mill is an enchanting conversion of an 18th century corn mill. The Grade II listed mill has a captivating history with many carefully-preserved original features which tell the story of its rich past. The result is a wonderfully warm, characterful home with plenty of space for a really rather special holiday with family or friends.
Set in a peaceful position within pretty grounds, the mill is a substantial three-storey detached property offering spacious, comfortable accommodation for up to 11 guests. The heart of the building incorporates the original water wheel and applewood mill cogs which sit as an outstanding feature in the open plan dining room. Together with low beamed ceilings, antique furnishings and an immense dining table, it provides a superb entertaining space for atmospheric dinner parties.
The kitchen space is beautifully rustic in a French farmhouse style featuring freestanding units, wood panelling and a wonderful stone-flagged floor. The kitchen is well-equipped to meet all your holiday requirements, including a super Aga Rangemaster which provides a cosy spot to potter around, prepare supper or simply relax and enjoy the views across the mill stream from the large arched feature window.
Upstairs, the integrity of the original building continues to shine through with quirky features and period details around every corner. The timber-beamed, second floor sitting room is classically furnished with deep comfortable sofas set around a large freestanding wood burner, while high backed wing chairs offer snug reading corners for catching-up with a good book. The property features six delightfully appointed bedrooms (three doubles, one double / twin, one twin and one single) over the second and third floors including a master bedroom with a sumptuous four poster bed and flowing drapes and a pretty twin bedroom featuring two large milling stones as an impressive centrepiece. The heritage detailing continues into the three bathrooms, including an Edwardian WC, period wash basins and a Victorian cast-iron bath.
The property sits in pretty grounds with plenty of space for children and dogs. There is a patio and furniture for outside dining. Access to the mill is through an attractive natural wildlife habitat of light woodland bordering the Wooler Water. Within the secluded site are several stone and timber outbuildings, attractive gardens, a large pond, mature woodland and a mill stream, offering plenty of space for children to run around (although parents of young children should note the adjacent mill stream and close proximity of the river, lying only 50 yards from the property).
The mill sits just one mile from to the charming village of Wooler which offers good local amenities, including small independent shopping, and a fine selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants, including the highly regarded Milan Restaurant reviewed by renowned food critic AA Gill. Recently, the owners of Milan opened ‘No. 1’ on the High St, where you can relax in comfort and sample some spectacular tapas dishes with a fine wine or a draft Morretti. For provisions, you will find a bakery, two high quality butchers, a small co-op supermarket and ‘The Good Life’, a wonderful deli selling cheeses, cured meats and health foods. More extensive shopping can be found in the historic market towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick and Kelso which are all within an easy half-hour drive.
Entrance with cloakroom.
Dining room with impressive dining table for 12, oil stove and the original mill workings.
Adjoining fully-equipped kitchen with double range cooker, 6-burner hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1 with 5' bed, dressing table, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 with twin 3' beds and original mill workings.
Bedroom 3 with single 3' bed.
Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, basin and WC.
Exercise room with gym equipment.
Large open plan sitting room with woodburner, plenty seating, 42' Flatscreen TV with Freeview, DVD player and CD midi system.
Bedroom 4 with zip-and-link bed which can be set up as 6' double or 3' twins on request. Small landing with space for child's cot.
Bedroom 5 with 5' sleigh bed.
Bedroom 6 with four-poster 5' bed (please note the door to this bedroom is very low).
Bathroom with bath, walk in shower, basin and WC.
Wi fi and mobile coverage
Wi fi internet access is available. There is patchy mobile coverage on most networks which improves outside the building.
Babies and children
A cot and highchair are available. Parents of young children should note the adjacent mill stream and close proximity of the river 'Wooler Water', lying only 50 yards from the property.
Garden and grounds
The mill sits in pretty grounds with plenty of space for children and dogs. There is a patio with furniture for outside dining. There is ample parking for 4 / 5 cars in a gravelled area in front of the property.
The beds are made up with good quality bed linen and hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. A hair dryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests.
One well-behaved dog is welcome.
A welcome pack is provided.
Catering at Yearle Mill is entirely flexible. The house can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guests’ stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is available which is popular for guests’ first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.
A generous initial supply of logs is provided.
The owners of the mill live in the Miller’s House close by. The properties are served by separate, private driveways and have separate grounds although the owners are on hand to ensure guests get the best from their stay.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:
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Sitting in the foothills of the Cheviots on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the mill is ideally placed for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. The outstanding countryside around the property offers gentle walks in scenic surroundings, and the area enjoys a vast number of designated walking routes, including more challenging hikes amidst the dramatic scenery of the National Park. St. Cuthbert’s Way passes through Wooler, the 62 mile walk from Melrose Abbey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, or enjoy nearby walks to Linhope Spout and Routing Linn with their fantastic waterfall picnic spots and super wildlife spotting opportunities.
For cycling and mountain biking, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks including trails for family-friendly recreation, with bike hire available locally. For more challenging terrain, you can join long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway, the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub, or excursions which take in historical sites such as the Flodden Trail or St. Cuthbert’s Cave.
Horse riding is available locally at nearby Kimmerston, and fishing is available on the River Till or Wooler Water. Both have good runs of sea-trout and salmon throughout the season as well as good numbers of grayling and brown trout. For golf enthusiasts, Wooler has its own 9 hole course with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside whilst Goswick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnmouth are all within easy driving distance. For something a little different, gliding can be arranged through the Borders Gliding Club and archery can be arranged locally.
For families, the Breamish Valley is a popular area with pretty river picnic spots where children can paddle and embark on a minnow hunt, and you can be assured a warm welcome at Ford & Etal Estates (5 miles) which has a super range of child friendly activities with over 20 attractions to explore, including a 15” gauge steam railway, fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and riding centre. Alternatively why not head to Alnwick Castle, film location for Harry Potter and enjoy a spot of broomstick training!
The stunning heritage coast is just a half-hour drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops waiting to be explored. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.
History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape - Bamburgh, Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Warkworth and Chillingham all sit nearby. Wooler is at the heart of one of the richest archaeological landscapes in North-west Europe. Spectacular Iron Age hillforts and settlements rim the Cheviots, while the enigmatic prehistoric cup & ring markings abound across the outctropping rock surfaces. You can follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert, or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place.