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Gorgeous character 2 bedroom country cottage in beautiful Northumberland village

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed country cottage in picture postcard village. We are dog friendly!

**One night stays available**

*Message us to get our best price for your dates!*

In pretty Hedley on the Hill, this gorgeous, character cottage is perfect for a countryside break for a couple or group of friends.

In the lounge, with wood burning stove and wood beams, you will find a selection of DVDs, books and magazines to while away a cosy evening, along with freeview TV and wifi. The kitchen is fully equipped, featuring an Aga Oven and includes a dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine. The bedrooms are perfect for a wonderful nights sleep, with cotton bedding and towels and plenty of storage for all your belongings. A cot and highchair can be provided on request.

There is space for storing bikes or golf clubs and well behaved pets are welcome at a small supplement.

The enclosed garden includes a table and chairs and a small bbq for sunny evenings.

Included in the rental is gas central heating, initial fuel for the fire, electricity, bed linen and towels.

In the stunning, picture postcard village of Hedley on the Hill, this character cottage is ideal for a cosy, countryside break. Perfectly situated for many of the attractions of the North East; local market towns, fantastic walking and cycling, prestigious golf courses, award winning country pubs, the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the dramatic Northumberland coast with its spectacular castles.

Kielder Forest Park lies 30 miles to the north, with fantastic walking and sports activities along with the darkest night skies in England.

This is a great base to explore this fascinating and beautiful part of Northumberland.

More Details

Property Manager
Kirsty Anderson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Kirsty Anderson

Hi, I'm Kirsty and I manage Hang My Hat - a holiday let company in the gorgeous North East of England. My background is in tourism; I have managed a safari lodge in Kenya for a number of years, and I am now back in my home county. I love showing off the best of Northumberland - it is a county with so much to offer, not to mention; stunningly beautiful!

What makes this cottage unique

Madera Cottage is the place to go for real countryside peace and quiet, with very friendly locals. The village views over the Tyne and Derwent Valleys are stunning and a stay here provides a place to really unwind and recharge.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stocksfield in Northumberland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Gorgeous character 2 bedroom country cottage in beautiful Northumberland village
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

Not up to Owners Direct normal standards - drove away rather than stay

  • 1 of 5

In my view this property is not up to the standard that a customer is entitled to expect from holiday rentals, nor from Owners Direct, a company we have used successfully for many years

After gaining access to Madera Cottage on Saturday 26 May 2018 (which took about 45 minutes) and inspecting the property, we felt the “Cottage” was not of a suitable standard and simply left and returned home, though this was a 190-mile drive

We gave (in writing) the following specific reasons for leaving, though we could have added that some other aspects were not as good as we would have wished -

- “Bedroom 2” on the top floor has a Velux window (as appears in the photograph on the Owners Direct web-site), but there is no curtain or other light-sealing cover for it, so there is no facility to keep out early-morning light

- The window in “Bedroom 1” on the first floor does have shutters (but no curtains), but the left window could not be closed fully because of distortion due to rot and the window closure mechanism was broken

- It isn’t clear from the advertising that the bathroom is on the ground floor, which isn’t necessarily a problem in itself, but there is no banister or any form of hand-grip on the stairs, which means that anyone needing the toilet at night will have to put on some form of lighting (intrusive to others) or risk a fall

- Madera Cottage’s kitchen is at the back of the house, but the house has no “back” garden: immediately outside the kitchen window is another property’s garden with its garden seating - but the kitchen window has no form of curtaining, so there is absolutely no privacy - it is necessary to get dressed to use the kitchen even to make an early morning cup of tea or coffee

Hence we concluded that Madera Cottage was not acceptable for our week’s break

In particular, in our view, though the property appears on the OD web-site as “Gorgeous character 2-bedroom country cottage ….”, the property does not merit the expression “gorgeous”, and rental customers have a reasonable right to expect more privacy than is provided, particularly with the unshielded kitchen window next to a neighbour’s garden where members of that family were using that garden during the 40 minutes or so that we were in the property and there was washing drying there, suggesting fairly regular use

I believe that this property fails to meet normal levels of suitability for holiday rental - it falls well short of the levels we have found in using OD over many years

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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short stay peaceful and calm gettaway in a quaint and rustic cottage.

  • 4 of 5

the cottage was immaculate and had all the amenities that were advertised. We availed ourselves of the suggestion to try the cuisine at the Feathers down the road and were immensely impressed.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant, comfortable and warm cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time. The recommendation to have a meal at The Feathers Inn was excellent. We would like to stay again sometime in the future..

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for everything, Kirsty. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at your cozy cottage. The only thing to change would be the (G)AGA stove.... :-)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Newcastle International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Feathers Inn
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Stocksfield Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Stocksfield Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Feathers Inn


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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