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Situated on the border of Northumberland National Park, Homildon is an extremely attractive traditional cottage dating back to the early 1800's. Nestled in a secluded hollow, it provides a sense of isolation while still being within easy reach of local amenities. (see "location" for more detailed area information)
The large rear garden offers a peaceful haven looking out onto historic Humbleton Hill. The current owners use the property regularly as a retreat, and have updated the facilities to meet the expectations of today's holiday makers.
The fully fitted kitchen is the cosy heart of the house and is well equipped, with brand name cookware. Its large farmhouse table provides good seating for everyone, and the cherry red AGA makes for a homely space in which to relax and gather with family or friends after a busy day.
The comfy sitting room with vaulted ceiling and vintage wood burning stove has a large flat screen TV, Blu-Ray DVD and plenty of board games!
Although there is a main door at the front of the building the most common access point is from the gravelled driveway, through a utility room with hanging space and boot rack.
The neighbouring conservatory doubles as a light, bright and airy second dining space..
A short staircase off the kitchen leads to a hallway that gives way to
Homildon’s mature garden is mainly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders. This and the neighbouring wooded wetland attract a wealth of birds and wildlife to your door.
The house lies out of sight at the end of a short dead-end track leading from the cluster of cottages of High Humbleton ensuring the only passing traffic is the occasional walker or farmer.
The Northumberland National Park is less than a minute’s walk away with St Cuthberts Way within 1km.
A converted stable makes the perfect space to store any outdoor gear, as well as doubling as a games room with a multi-game table.
A decked alfresco dining area provides expansive views over Humbleton Hill – the perfect place for a summer lunch or evening drink.
A small summerhouse gazebo provides welcome shade.
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Well behaved dogs are welcome @ £25 per dog per week (max 2 medium/large, 3 small)**
Special notes and conditions
Located in the hamlet of Humbleton near Wooler.
Wooler 2 miles • Alnwick 19 miles • Berwick-upon-Tweed 20 miles • Newcastle upon Tyne 47 miles • Edinburgh 61 miles
Homildon is situated in a quiet rural location just beyond the hamlet of High Humbleton. A bridleway leads from the door into the National Park and the famous St Cuthbert’s Way.
The market town of Wooler is just over a mile to the east, well within walking distance or a short drive. Wooler offers all the local amenities one would expect from a market town including a late-opening Co-Op supermarket, bank, deli, Post Office, pharmacy, butchers, bakers, restaurants and several excellent local public houses. The local Doddington Dairy produces excellent cheese and ice creams. Buses connect to Berwick, Alnwick, Morpeth and Newcastle while “Ron’s Taxis” offer a convenient local service.
Wooler hosts the Cheviot Centre and many popular events through the year such as the Glendale Show and the Wooler Wheel. Early visitors included Daniel Defoe, Sir Walter Scott and local heroine Grace Darling. The magnificent backdrop of Humbleton Hill is mentioned in the opening scenes of Shakespeare’s Henry IV.
The rugged beauty of the Cheviot Hills and renowned River Tweed form a picturesque border with Scotland as well as offering wide-open spaces within the National Park which is literally a few paces from our front door. In 2013, the park was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association – making it officially the best place in England for stargazers to enjoy the heavens.
The foothills with their quiet back roads and bridleways are ideal for many activities, including cycling, horse riding, fishing and rock climbing. The 900ft high Humbleton Hill is capped by an Iron Age hill fort, one of many in the area. Close by is Chillingham Castle and the Ford and Etal Estate with its Heatherslaw Light Railway, Corn Mill and English Heritage Castle. Explore the famous Flodden battlefield, Maelmin Heritage Trail and the 4,500 year old Duddo standing stones.
The main A697 road lies to the North of Humbleton and runs round the edge of Wooler. This links Northumberland to the Scottish Borders and gives easy access to both Edinburgh and Newcastle. The coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is only 18 miles to the north where there is a main line railway service and further amenities including an M&S, Tesco’s and PC World.
To the east of Homildon is the magnificent coastline of Northumberland, which is recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The magnificent east coast provides a mixture of sandy beaches, historic castles and the world class bird sanctuary of the Farne Islands, with the historic castles at Bamburgh and Lindisfarne about a half hour drive away.
Wooler has a 9 hole golf course with other excellent links nearby including Belford, Goswick, and Bamburgh. Shooting is available locally with first class grouse shooting in the Lammermuirs and Cheviot Hills together with many organised pheasant and partridge shoots. Nearby the River Till, a tributary of the Tweed provides productive salmon and trout fishing.
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