|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
A conversion of a 19th century stone-built stable block featuring an attractive arch entrance, opening into a light open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen with under stairs storage for two bicycles.
The living area features a solid oak dining table and chairs, two leather sofas, flat-screen television with Freeview and DVD player.
The cottage kitchen features oak block worktops with an integrated stainless steel hob, oven and chimney hood, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and microwave.
Upstairs is a double bedroom with exposed beams and oak furniture, a second bedroom with full size single bunk beds, and modern family bathroom with a bath and electric shower over.
The arched doorway from the living area leads directly on to a small patio area, with table and chairs for four, that catches the evening sun.
On site there is a free to use tennis court, children's play park with swings, slide, climbing frame, ride-on-tractor and two acres of enclosed, lawned grounds.
In a breathtaking setting on the edge of the National Park, with a wealth of wildlife on its doorstep and the babble of a burn in the background, Burnfoot is the perfect place in which to escape the pressures of modern life. The 8 luxury cottages were created in 2009 by the conversion of a grand 19th century stone farm - the first in the world to be powered by a water turbine - built by Lord Armstrong as a showcase for the world famous Cragside Estate. Opulent interiors with wood burning stoves and shelves of good books; tennis court; award winning inn five minutes’ walk; lots of walks direct from the door; fishing, golf, horse riding available locally. Children can play safely in the grounds where there are plenty of toys and over an acre of safe, lawned grounds. All bed linen, towels, heating, electricity and logs are included in the rent. Travel cots, stair gates and high chairs are available free of charge; just let us know what you require in advance. Pets are welcome and Free Wi-Fi is available in most cottages.
We are the Stienlet family (Tim & Gemma & three daughters). Having met in the south of England and travelled extensively around the globe we settled in Northumberland in 2002 to find a 'project'. We still help run the family's local architectural practice founded over a century ago by the celebrated Belgian architect, Pascal J Stienlet.
Tim Stienlet purchased this cottage in 2004
Tim had holidayed in this area when young and in 2004 we found Burnfoot farm steading for sale. The farm was completely derelict and had just been granted permission to be converted into holiday cottages. It took us five years to carry out the conversion properly, and we welcomed our first guests in the summer of 2009.
Burnfoot is a Victorian model farm with a unique history. It was built by the illustrious inventor-industrialist Lord Armstrong for his Cragside Estate as a showcase for his pioneering engineering methods. Burnfoot was one of the first farms in the world to be powered by a (double vortex) water turbine and the original chambers and mechanisms still exist today.
We offer four night mid-week breaks from Monday to Friday at 65% of the weekly rate and three night weekend breaks from Friday to Monday at 80% of the weekly rate. Full weeks are from Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday.
We can offer two night weekend breaks if required at a 15% reduction on the three night weekend break rate.