Hawthorn is a three bed-roomed cottage that sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 children (using a small single or a zbed) .
As you enter the door there is a pine staircase ahead with the living room and kitchen on either side. The bedrooms are on either side upstairs.
The living room has two comfortable leather couches round an open fire for those cosy evenings in. There is a digital television, DVD player, CD player and i-pod player.
The kitchen has a table seating 8 and an old Victorian dresser in pine. The floor is covered with terracotta tiles.
There is a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and 4 ring gas cooker.
All the bedrooms have original pine beams and reach right up into the apex.
Scotchcoulthard is situated on the edge of Kielder Forest north of Hadrian's wall at its most spectacular part. The farm is situated in 180 acres of farmland with two streams running across and a few woods, not another inhabited dwelling can be seen from the farm. One of the woods is used by the Marine Reserves on occasion and there are bashers and wigwams that they have built with plenty of wood lying about to have a go at making more.
Dogs are welcome here with no extra charge and no restriction on number. Our dogs love to welcome new dogs and if you haven't any dogs of your own ours are happy to step into the breach! There are 4 labradors, a Jack Russell and five cats.
We also have Rare Breed pigs, sheep, hens, Belted Galloways, Turner the horse and usually some produce to purchase.
Scotchcoulthard is halfway between Hexham and Carlisle and it is possible to be at Newcastle or The Lake District within the hour. There is walking right outside the door on the farm land and surrounding forest/common land. Scotchcoulthard is just off The Pennine Cycle Route 68 going through the forest.
Scotchcoulthard has a games room with a 3/4 size snooker table, table tennis, a selection of games, jigsaws, books, Dvd's and a seating/playing area. There is also a dining area with access to a fully equipped kitchen if all cottages are booked together and more space is needed.
There is an indoor heated pool (12mx5mx1m). It is on from Easter until the end of August and again for the October half term. It is shared between the other cottages and owners. However private use can be arranged if desired.
High Tipalt is a three bed-roomed cottage sleeping 7 (plus room for z-beds) on one floor with a shower room off master bedroom and two en-suite bathrooms upstairs.
Hawthorn is a three bed-roomed cottage sleeping up to 7. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. This cottage works better with 4 or 5 people as it is smaller than High Tipalt.
Hope Sike is a one bedroom cottage all on one floor.
There is access to a twin en-suite room in another building which can be booked to be used as an overspill bedroom. It has a small fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave and tv. The en-suite has a shower.
About the Owner
Activity and Interests
The nearest airport and ferry is Newcastle. Scotchcoulthard is 7 miles from Haltwhistle where there is a train station and bus service. It is recommended to come by car but if you choose to use transport we can help out with lifts and shopping. Waitrose, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury will delive. If you wish to book we can put the groceries into the cottage for you.
Hadrian's Wall is 4 miles away and the nearest town of Haltwhistle is 7 miles.
Haltwhistle is a small market town and boasts to be the centre of Britain. it has a 13th Century church with William Morris designed windows. There are a number of spectacular walks in and around Haltwhistle. There is also an outdoor swimming pool with a leisure centre and a soft play area for younger children.
We are near the Roman Army Museum (8 miles), Vindolanda (6 miles) and Housesteads (5 miles).
Scotchcoulthard is on the edge of Wark Forest which is part of Kielder Forest. For off road driving in a 4x4 you can get through the forest to Wark, Bellingham and on to Otterburn and Kielder,
The forest is ideal for cycling and walking with a chance to see deer, red squirrels, foxes and badgers.
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Music Library ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Television ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Pool
- children welcome
- pets considered ...
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms each with a shower over the bath.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, There is room for a z-bed or cot in this room.
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Access to bedroom 1 is through this room.
- Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed, The third bed is above the stairwell and accessed by ladder.
- Bedroom 1 is accessed through bedroom 2. The cottage can be booked with only one or two bedrooms using rooms 2 and/or 3.
- Barbecue ...