|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Situated in a peaceful valley at the confluence of two streams, this site would have been sacred to the Romans and is still a very special place today. With the ramparts of the fort guarding the farm yard to the west and the only Roman milestone left standing intact in it’s original position just behind the cottage, few properties in Britain can have so many traces of Rome around them.
The cottage at Codley Gate Farm has recently been converted to provide superbly appointed 5 star holiday accommodation. There is a fabulous well-equipped spacious dining kitchen, a cosy sitting room with an inglenook style fireplace and three double bedrooms, each with their own luxury en-suite bathroom. Lovely country walks can be enjoyed directly from the cottage. There is a sheltered graveled yard to sit out in on your return and use of the meadow in front of the cottage.
Ideally situated to explore Hadrians Wall Country together with the breath-taking Northumberland countryside and coastline
Setting: Codley Gate Cottage was once the main dwelling house on the site but was converted to a milking parlour when our ‘modern’ farmhouse replaced it in the 1800’s.
In 2008 the barn was sympathetically restored using the best of modern building methods combined with traditional materials to provide a spacious and comfortable holiday home. The valley is rich in British natural wildlife with red squirrels, deer, badgers and bats regularly seen from the cottage. Swallows, owls and curlews are part of the abundant bird life that surrounds Codley Gate.
Area attractions: The list is endless but a few highlights are Vindolanda and the Chesterholme Museum, The Forts along The Wall including Housesteads & Chesters. Kielder Water and Forest park. Country Houses within a short distance include Wallington Hall and Cragside. Coastal Castles at Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Lindisfarne Holy Island. The Alnwick Water Gardens and Castle.
Whether you wish to visit Roman or other historical sights, enjoy the unspoilt countryside with moorland or woodland walks, visit the Northumbrian Coastline or the Lake District or simply curl up with one of our good books or magazines by the fire, there will always be plenty to do here.
The kitchen is well equipped for those who enjoy cooking that special meal, (there are good farm shops, Waitrose and other quality supermarkets to choose from). Alternatively there is a wide choice of places to dine locally.
Our family have enjoyed the peaceful tranquillity of Codley Gate for many years and we now look forward to welcoming guests to this special place. We will do everything we can to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. Please let us know if there is anything further you need.
We decided to have a family holiday and chose this cottage as all the bedrooms had an on-suite. We were extremely happy with the cottage and felt really at home, the cottage had everything you would need for a self catering holiday with all equipment and furnishings of a high standard and clean. The welcome pack was a really appreciated. The two dogs and chickens were really friendly, sorry Claire/Neil the dogs did get some scraps.
The location of the cottage was perfect for getting out and about, yes even the weather was on our side. The warmth of the whole cottage was exceptional so much so we turned the central heating off after breakfast every day. The woodburing stove was a warm welcome at the end of a day out and gave more than enough heat for the Mid February evenings.
Neil came over to ensure everything was satisfactory after our arrival and then left us to it, which was what we liked, for those who like to interact more, Neil and Claire live in a property within the grounds and appear happy to be contacted if needed.
We would most definitely stay there again and have no hesitation in recommending the cottage.
We recently spent a couple of nights here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The cottage is luxurious and furnished to an incredibly high standard with a traditional and romantic yet modern feel. The kitchen contains everything you could need whilst the living room is comfortable and welcoming. The bedrooms are light and airy, the ensuite bath and shower rooms are a real luxury, and the bed in the upstairs room overlooking the courtyard is the most comfortable I've ever slept in!
It's in a charming spot, nestled among green hills with friendly chickens pecking around outside. Fascinating Vindolanda is right on the doorstep and I can definitely see why the Romans chose to live here! You couldn't ask for a better place for relaxing peace and quiet or for beautiful views.
Alice and Robin from Cornwall.
What a excellent week we have had. The cottage is outstanding, it is very clean, the beds were comfey and the kitchen large. In fact everything about the cottage is perfect. The wecolme pack of wine,biscutes,tea and fresh eggs was a nice surprise. We made friends with the dogs and chickens, which came to sit with you from time to time.
The location of the cottage is perfect for visiting Vindolanda, it is next door, and for exploring the rest of the Roman forts and Hadrean's Wall.
Neil and Claire were very friendly and helpful and we hope to return in the near future.
We're just back from 3 nights at Codley Gate, and the entire family (including the dog) enjoyed the break. The cottage is wonderfully comfortable and we felt at home right away. The furniture and equipment is all in the "5 star" category - it feels like no expense has been spared and everything has been done very thoughtfully. For example, you rarely get a proper welly dryer in a rental cottage, but it's very handy. If you have very young children, you might want to take some plastic dishes since the stuff here is all Denby - nicer than we have at home!
The children enjoyed playing "pooh sticks" at the stream outside and they thought it was great fun to see chickens running around outside. We appreciated the peaceful setting.
Vindolanda (literally next door) is well worth a visit and the Roman Army Museum is great, too.
Claire and Neil were very pleasant to deal with, helpful but not intrusive. Many thoughtful little touches which add to the enjoyment: fresh flowers, a bottle of wine - even a treat for the dog.
Whilst not the cheapest option, the cottage is excellent value for money because everything is such high standard. We would definitely like to go back. As our 3 year old said, "I want to keep the cottage".
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at this cottage and have to agree with previous reviewer that this property is outstanding! The quality of the build, fixtures, furniture and equipment is extremely high and exceeds expectations throughout. The bedrooms were very comfy and spacious with en suite in all cases and the kitchen and lounge had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The kids loved paddling in the stream, playing with the dogs, cats and chickens and the nearby Roman Fort is a fascinating and engaging way to spend an afternoon. Claire and Neil were very helpful and keen to ensure that we had all we needed. All in all I would recommend this property to anyone. We hope to return for a longer stay in the future.
We all had a super time at Codley Gate. The description was accurate if not a little understated - the cottage was fantastic from being exceptionally clean to being brilliantly furnished. Both Clare and Neil were very helpful with information regarding things to do in the area to providing us with fresh laid eggs and biscuits!! I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.
Codley Gate Cottage is situated in a former farm yard amongst a cluster of old traditional farm buildings and the Farmhouse. It is approached via a quiet access lane (the old Stanegate Roman road) and is immediately adjacent to the World Heritage Site of Vindolanda and the Chesterholme Museum. Codley Gate is set partially in the Northumberland National Park and is just under one mile below, what is considered to be, the most dramatic section of Hadrian's Wall. The village of Bardon Mill just over a mile down the valley. The nearest town is Haltwhistle, 4 miles to the west and the award winning market town of Hexham is 14 miles east. The city of Newcastle Upon Tyne with it's lively Quayside and Baltic Art Centre is 35 miles to the east, whilst historic Carlisle 'Gateway to the Lakes' is 24 miles to the west.
Other Activities: excellent walking and bird watching country directly from the cottage
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To book or enquire about the cottage please either email us as shown or telephone 01434 344 277
Deposits are 1/3 of the total price with the balance due 5 weeks before you arrive. Last minute bookings are payable in full 7 days before by cheque or on arrival in cash.
All prices quoted are per week and should be checked on booking.
Short breaks may be available in low seasons.
Deposit are approx. 1/3 of total price with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival are to be paid in full at time of booking.