|Space||688 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Created from the original hay store, West Lodge is now a comfortable bolthole for four.
The entrance porch leads into an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with full height ceiling, exposed roof timbers, oak furniture and contemporary leather sofas. The living area has a charming fireplace with a contemporary log-burning stove, as well as a flat-screen television with Freeview, DVD player and iPod dock. The main feature of this space is the ten feet wide west-facing glass wall which floods the area with light and makes it a great place to sit in the evenings.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the porch.
The first bedroom is a double and the second bedroom is a twin with two single beds that can be made up as a king-size if preferred. A travel cot can be accommodated in here between the beds.
Compact family bathroom with electric shower and glazed shower screen over the bath.
Outside there is a west-facing terrace leading off the living room with outside furniture to seat four guests.
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.