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Charming 2 Bedroom Period Cottage With Private Garden And Tennis Court



Updated: 05-Nov-2016
Cottage in Hawkwell, Stamfordham, Nr. Hexham, Northumberland, England - Set In The Sleepy Hamlet Of Hawkwell But Within Easy Reach Of Northumberland's Many Attractions

Hawkwell House Cottage is a charming single-storey cottage adjoining Hawkwell House a grade two star listed home which appears in Pevsner’s “The buildings of England”. The cottage is believed to have been the old stables to the main house. The cottage is immaculately presented and beautifully furnished throughout. Accommodation comprises an entrance porch leading to a spacious open plan kitchen and sitting area with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. Utility room with washing machine, separate drier and ironing board. Comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove and television. One double bedroom with spacious en suite shower facilities. One twin room with a separate bathroom with overhead shower. Hair-dryer provided. Secure private garden to the front of the property with garden furniture. Access to a shared tennis court. Private parking area.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our second time at Hawkwell House Cottage and just as good as last year. Brought our bikes again and did three days riding around the beautiful countryside. Hosts welcoming as ever. There is so much to see we might need a third trip up here" June 2014

"Stayed one week in this excellent cottage, home from home. Ideal location visited lots of places. Thank you to our hosts for a lovely stay and the warm welcome, we hope to be back soon" May 2014

" What a lovely cottage so cosy and homely and lots of lovely little touches to make our stay extra special. We will miss the log burning stoves when we get home. It is obvious lots of care and attention has gone into this restoration - gorgeous. The cottage is well located to visit sites and explore the area. We hope to be back soon" January 2013

"Had a fantastic time and hope to come back again next year. Thank for providing first class accommodation" November 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Gorgeous cottage in lovely part of the country!

  • 5 of 5

This is an immaculately presented cottage with luxury finishes like plush towels and nice bedding. The cottage has everything you need and the owner kindly left basics such as tea bags, sugar, washing up liquid etc and even a bottle of wine and cookies. We love Northumberland and this was a great base to explore it from.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank You.
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A little corner of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Hawkwell cottage is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay and a real 'find'

If you are looking to stay in 5 star accommodation then look no further. It is maintained to the highest standard, superbly equipped, spotless and very comfortable. It is so cosy especially when it's cold outside boasting not just one but 2 multi fuel stoves.

The setting of the cottage is idyllic in the hamlet of Hawkwell which joins onto the picturesque village of Stamfordham. If you enjoy a game of tennis guests can play on the court of the main Hawkwell house. The cottage has an entirely separate garden and entrance making it private to the main house.

There is a pedestrian access into Stamfordham over 2 tiny foot bridges making a lovely walk past the church which leads to the Swinburne Arms, a friendly traditional pub with a recently opened village shop. A great place to stop! There are endless activities and excursions close by and the cottage has an excellent array of suggestions for days out/activities and dining.

I really can't recommend this beautiful property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

This area lends itself to cycling and rambling holidays. Fishing is available locally at Bywell Fisheries or Whittle Dene Fishery.


Tynemouth - 26 miles

Bamburgh - 50 miles


A car is essential to ensure ease of travel.

Newcastle Train station - 18 miles

Corbridge Train station - 10 miles

Newcastle International Airport - 8 miles


Matfen Village with village shop and golf - 4 miles

Popular village of Corbridge with Roman history - 9 miles

Historic market town of Hexham - 15 miles

The vibrant city of Newcastle - 18 miles

Hadrian's Wall 2 km

Stamfordham 500yards with two village pubs

Further Details:

The Swinburne Arms Pub in Stamfordham is just a few minutes walk from the cottage (please note it does not serve food). Matfen village is 4 miles away and it has a village shop selling local produce, there is The Black Bull pub and Matfen Hall Hotel which offers a health and fitness spa and a 27 hole golf course .GO Ape and the Bird of Prey Centre is also situated here. High House Farm Brewery visitor centre, coffee shop, real ale bar and shop selling beer are also near by. Pontleland is a 10 minute drive and has Waitrose and Sainsburys. Post office and Banks.

The popular village of Corbridge is just a 15 minute drive and it offers a variety of good eating establishments and some lovely specialist shops. There are two Banks and a Post Office. Good river walks.

Hexham, an historic market town dominated by the Abbey, is 15 miles away and has a wide range of restaurants and pubs, a newly extended leisure centre, cinema and theatre . There are Banks, supermarkets and Post Office. Vibrant Newcastle is 18 miles away with all its culture, shopping centre, The Sage, The Baltic and now famous Millennium Bridge. The Metro Centre is also just 20 minutes drive away.

The world heritage site of the Roman Wall is on the doorstep with attractions such as Vindolanda, Housesteads. There are numerous historic houses Alniwick Castle, Wallington Hall ,Belsay and Cragside are just a few.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid winter
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February Half-term
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early spring
4 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late spring/early summer
15 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
1 Jul 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a booking e-mail or telephone Rachel.
A 30% deposit is required to confirm your booking. The balance is paid 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. If you book within 6 weeks of your holiday then payment must be made in full at the time of booking.
Payment in pounds sterling by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday change over day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds sterling. Short breaks considered please contact owner for prices and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk in shower, Wc, hand basin and underfloor heating. Bathroom 2 - features bath with overhead shower, Wc, handbasin and underfloor heating.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king sized bed and spacious en suite shower room. Hair-dryer. Wardrobe and chests of drawers Bedroom 2 - twin beds and chest of drawers


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Hawkwell House cottage has night store heating and solid fuel stoves (fuel is provided) and underfloor heating in both bathrooms. The cottage is non smoking and unfortunately pets cannot be accommodated. There is a telephone which only takes incoming calls. Outside: The cottage has is own private and secure front garden with garden furniture. The cottage adjoins Hawkwell House and guests are welcome to share the use of the tennis court and the gardens immediately around the tennis court. Cyclists can store their bicycles in the old stables. There is a cold water supply so bikes can be cleaned easily. Utility Room: Separate utility room with washing machine, dryer and iron and ironing board. Hoover and cleaning equipment stored. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are incuded in the rent. Beds will be made up for your arrival. Other: Entrance porch for storing coats, footwear and tennis raquets.

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