For lovers of the great outdoors or those seeking a blissful escape from it all, the beautifully secluded location of Chaffinch Cottage offers good-life living where the landscape takes centre stage.
A true off-grid experience
Sitting 1400 feet above sea level deep in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, this is a place of big sky views and never-ending walking and cycling from the doorstep.
A true off-grid experience, this two bedroom cottage is truly sustainable with solar and wind power renewables together with a biomass heating system. The sitting room features warming oak and a real fire for days when a good book and a slower pace beckons, while a dining space for four leads into a smart kitchen with high quality granite work surfaces.
The two bedrooms (one double, one twin) are presented in a calming palette of greys and whites and a family bathroom has a sleek finish and luxurious guest toiletries for a little pampering at the end of a busy day.
Outdoors, the ever-changing light bathing bracken and hillside in colour across far horizons will take your breath away, or why not sit back as night falls and end a perfect day with a truly spectacular star gazing treat under the unpolluted dark skies of this designated sky park.
Sitting room with large sofa, armchair, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for six. Wood burning stove.
Kitchen is equipped with single gas oven, gas hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher since the off-grid power supply is unable to support both a dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom one with fixed 5’ king size bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, wardrobe.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a private enclosed garden to the rear of the property with outside furniture. An Outback barbecue will be available in the spring and summer months. The garden terrace to the front of the cottage is shared with adjoining Dipper Cottage.
There is private parking to the front and side of the cottage.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a cost of £10 per dog per stay. They must be clean before access into the property and are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms.
High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Satellite Wi-Fi is available. Please note that due to the remote location of Kidlandlee, download speed is limited to approx 1Mb which is unsuitable for streaming or downloading large files. Mobile reception is patchy depending on the network, with Vodafone offering the best connection. There is a landline at the nearby owner property for emergency use.
HEATING & ELECTRICITY
LPG gas central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs provided and extra supplies available at cost price on site.
Please note that Chaffinch Cottage is not on the national grid and is dependent on wind and solar power, with a generator for back-up. This means that the number of electrical appliances in the property is more limited to the key essentials and a dishwasher cannot be supported.
The cottage adjoins Dipper Cottage which sits in the same ownership. The rear garden area offers guest privacy, however the front terrace is an open shared space. The owners live in a nearby property and while they are on hand to help guests with any aspect of their stay, they are completely respectful of their privacy.
ACCESS - IMPORTANT
While the cottage is situated in a fabulous secluded position, it is important to note that this is accessed by a three mile long Forestry Commission track used by logging lorries which comprises loose gravel and cattle grids. This is steep in places and care should be taken, especially during the winter months, as adverse weather and heavy goods vehicles can leave the track rutted and pot-holed. Please drive slowly paying particular attention to the road surface. Sports cars and low suspension vehicles should be avoided. Four-wheel drive vehicles may be required in winter conditions. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside Dipper Cottage, sleeping 6. The cottages are located next to each other.