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Chill, relax, walk, cycle, explore at this peaceful Northumberland cottage.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, open plan living area, inglenook, logburner, country views

This cosy, comfortable cottage sleeps 4 and is found in a peaceful hamlet at the Northumberland National Park boundary, about 1 mile from Wooler. It lies in glorious unspoilt countryside and is in easy reach of the splendid beaches of The Heritage Coastline. The picturesque, semi detached, whinstone cottage dates from the 18th century, is surrounded by farmland and enjoys wonderful views across the Glendale valley towards the coast.Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the cottage and its surroundings. Walk from the front door, there being many lovely local walks. Further away Cheviot and Hedgehope and the remote College Valley are all within a good day’s walk. St Cuthberts Way runs 1 mile west of the cottage. Make for the coast, walk along the miles of sandy beaches and explore Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and its castle, Seahouses and the Farne Islands, Craster and beyond. Explore inland and visit Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Rothbury, Cragside House,and the Simonside Hills and to the north the Border towns of Berwick upon Tweed, Coldstream, Kelso and Melrose. A little further afield, and in day reach, are Hadrian’s Wall, the Tyne valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Edinburgh. Stargaze on clear nights as there is no light pollution. X1 well behaved dog welcome.

The market town of Wooler ,is in walking distance and has a good range of shops along the High Street, also x1 supermarket, x2 butchers, cafes, restaurants and pubs, post office, banks, a library and Tourist Information office, Health Centre and garden centre. Enjoy pottering / shopping on the friendly high street, well away from all the usual chain shops, take a coffee and sit and watch the world go by. Try the delicious Doddingtons' cheeses and ice creams, all made locally. Horse riding, gliding and a golf course are all available nearby and there are many National Trust privately owned castles / properties to visit. the county.


Electricity, calor gas, night storage heaters, starter supply of logs.

Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer ,hair dryer, Freeview colour TV and DVD. WiFi. Duvets with linen and towels.

Off road parking for one car.

1 well behaved dog welcome.

Sorry the stairs make cottage unsuitable for those who are less mobile.

Low ceilings upstairs.

No smoking in the cottage or garden please.

Shops, pubs, services 1 mile away and walks from the cottage.

The cottage is part of a tiny hamlet and has glorious views of the surrounding countryside. It sleeps four, is comfortable, well equipped, tastefully furnished and has a sheltered garden with garden furniture. In 2016, the garden was enlarged a little and a new stone wall was built.

Ground floor. The entrance is at the rear into a modern dining kitchen with clear views across the valley. The large sitting/dining room is comfortably furnished and has a recently renovated large inglenook with exposed stonework and wood burning stove. There are plenty of books, games and jigsaws, a craft corner a TV, DVD and WiFi.. The modern shower room / toilet has a walk in shower cubicle, heated towel rail, Dimplex wall heater and shaver point. A staircase leads to two bedrooms in the roof space both with velux windows and lovely country views.

First floor. Spacious double bedroom: king size bed, double / single wardrobes, chests of drawers. Second bedroom: x2single beds and chest of drawers.

More Details

Paul and Eileen Lyons
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Paul and Eileen Lyons

Paul and Eileen Lyons own and manage the cottage and have lived next door since 2010. We enjoy the outdoors and country life, enjoy travelling and are very fond of Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and of walking in Britain and in the Alps. We enjoy meeting people and look forward to welcoming guests. We love this area and like to see people enjoying all that it has to offer. It's good to see weary people, settle in, unwind and recharge their batteries while they are here . Paul also speaks good German and we hope to introduce European guests to the pleasures of Northumberland.

Paul and Eileen Lyons purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Paul and Eileen Lyons chose Wooler

We love the tranquil, peaceful location of the cottage and yet it is only a mile from all local amenities and within easy reach of city life at Edinburgh or Newcastle upon Tyne. We first saw and photographed the cottage within a full rainbow, and when a few years later it became for sale, decided to go ahead and buy it. During winter 2014/15 we restored the original inglenook and alcove and fitted a new log burner. During winter 2015/16 we have enlarged the garden a little and extended the stone walling.

What makes this cottage unique

Relaxing, comfy cottage with splendid views, guests often say it is like a 'Home from Home' and consistently give it a high rating. The location in rural, North Northumberland makes it ideal for exploring the National Park, the sandy beaches, castles and fishing ports of The Heritage Coastline, Alnwick with its castle and gardens, the Beautiful Scottish Borders and The Tyne Valley. Walk from the cottage, locally or into the hills. Potter round the shop's on Wooler's independent High Street, visit local attractions, have a day further afield or simply relax at the cottage which has a huge collection / variety of books, plenty of games and lots of 'Craft Materials' for guests to use......try knitting or crochet or simple collage. We debated long about whether to include WiFi, as some people like to escape the digital world for a while, however after a successful trial in 2017 it is now included. People can choose to switch off if they wish. Do try Doddington's award winning cheeses and ice creams, Craster kippers, or fresh fish from Eyemouth via a mobile van, good quality meat from the local butchers, sweets from the old fashioned sweet shop. Wooler also has several Antique Shops. Enjoy lovely sunsets, chill out by the log fire, have a Drink or a Meal in Wooler or one of the nearby villages. We are in the Northumberland Dark Sky Park and benefit from clear skies without light pollution, so stargaze from the cottage to the awesome skies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful stay in a truly wonderful cottage. A superb location, central to attractions for everyone - walking, castles, beaches, even a short train ride from Berwick to Edinburgh. A lovely relaxing week had by all, would highly recommend, even the added attraction of sheep in the drive! and stars on a clear night not to be missed.WiFi, a definite surprise bonus. An excellent cottage with everything you could possibly need - a true home from home. Thank you.
Oct 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wooler in Wooler

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Ground floor. Walk in corner shower, built in basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Large spacious bedroom has king size bed, double wardrobe and x3 chests of drawers. Plenty of space for small table and bedroom chairs. Small bedroom has x2 single beds, tall chest of drawers, x2 chairs. Both bedrooms have Velux windows with country views. Low ceilings upstairs (189.5cm).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
CHANGE OVER DAY IS SATURDAY. Welcome tray and starter logs supplied. Tourist Information folder and excellent local Tourist Information Service in Wooler.


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Chill, relax, walk, cycle, explore at this peaceful Northumberland cottage.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 30 reviews

Well equipped cottage in a quiet setting. Great walking from door. Hosts lovely.

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped cottage. Great location for visiting landmarks. WiFi great addition. Lots of books and crafts to do if whether not great. Loved the log burning stove. Great night skies. Wooler just 20 minutes walk with all amenities. Looking forward to going back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage full of charachter in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A great week booked at short notice to take advantage of a late availability offer. We particularly loved the great views from the kitchen window, the log burning stove, comfy bed and the shower with lots of hot water. The cottage has walks from the door and the village of Wooler is only 15 minutes walk away (20 minutes back as it's uphill!) and has a choice of dog friendly pubs. The pictures give a good representation of the property and there is good WiFi and strong 4G Vodafone signal. As the listing states, the low ceilings upstairs mean that you can't stand up straight if over 6ft tall. We would recommend and be happy to return ☺

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, we're glad you all enjoyed being at Braeside and found it so comfortable. Your review helps other people make a choice as well, so that's good too. We followed up your idea and got an up lighter for the sitting room last week. Three weeks since your stay and we are now surrounded by loads of lambs, more every day at the moment, and also have a pheasant nesting in the garden......x 10 eggs to date! All the best Eileen
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A cosy hideaway in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Just had a lovely, cosy, Christmas stay at Braeside. It's set in the foothills of the Cheviots with fantastic "away from it all" views, yet you can walk into Wooler, a small town with good facilities that cover all you'll need. The cottage is traditional but unlike lots we've stayed in, it's warm - even without the log fire in the spacious living room. There were books, games and toys galore and the owners had put up Christmas decorations as well as leaving us a welcoming tea tray and chocolates.

It's well placed for Northumberland attractions with Alnwick gardens, the coast, Rothbury and the Scottish border all within a half hour's drive, but we loved the fact that you could just step out the door and walk off straight into the hills. Comfy beds, clean and obviously much loved by its owners, Braeside is on our list for a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy home from home

  • 4 of 5

Arrived Saturday 04 November pm for a week. Met by owners who were very welcoming. Braeside very cosy, never at any stage felt you didn't belong. Cottage well appointed, kitchen has everything you need for a week or two. Lots of useful tourist information. Great central area for exploring coast/towns/ countryside walks. Night sky is spectacular if you are lucky enough to have a late moon. Owners came to say goodbye as I was packing car. I shall certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, the weather and the night skies were grand when you were here. You will be very welcome another time. Eileen.
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Casey and comfortable. Lovely owners.

  • 4 of 5

Good location for walking the local hills and handy for the village.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin, very pleased you all found Braeside to your liking. We loved the pumpkins! All the best Eileen
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Braeside was wonderful! From the views from the kitchen table to the huge choice of books, games and things to do. There were lots of information leaflets with suggested places to visit and walks to do but you could equally leave the the car behind for a week if you choose. Wooler itself is easily walkable and has a good range of shops and places to eat. The location is extremely peaceful and if you chose to switch off modern technology for a while, light the fire, slowly unwind from the madness that is 21st century living and engage with nature then you will return home fully recharged! Oh yes! Did I mention the very comfy bed??

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for such a wonderful review, it's lovely to hear you have had such a good holiday and we're glad Braeside worked so well. Thanks also for doing all those squares and growing the cushion. Hope to see you again. All the best. Eileen
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
51 Miles
North Shields, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
A1 M,
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Dry ski-ing Edinburgh
Nearest Beach
12 Miles

Places to see / visit:

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island.

The Heritage Coastline with miles of sandy beaches. Bamburgh with it's castle and The Grace Darling Museum, Seahouses and boat trips to the Farne Islands.

Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster, Beadnel, Amble.

Alnwick, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Barter Books, Alnmouth and Warkworth.

Chillingham Castle, Gardens and the Chillingham White Cattle.

Rothbury and Cragside where hydro electricity was first used to provide electricity for a domestic building.

Humbleton Hill with the remnants of an Iron Age Hill Fort and The Hill Fort Trail.

The remote and splendid beauty of College Valley allowing cars only as far as Hethpool.

The Flodden Battlefield.

Walking from the cottage, along the Heritage Coastline, in the rolling Cheviots Hills and along St Cuthberts Way.

Horse riding nearby.

Gliding club at Millfield.

The Border towns of Coldstream, Kelso, Melrose, Berwick upon Tweed.

Further afield, but in day reach are Hadrian's Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Edinburgh.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wooler, Northumberland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Band D
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Band E
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Band F
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Band G
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 1
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive Season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15


Rates are subject to change till a booking is made..

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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