2 Large bedrooms (1 King + 1 Twin), central Wooler, 2 off-street parking spaces
About Karin Smurthwaite
Dave and I were born and bred in the North East and have always felt an affiliation with the region. I spent most of my childhood holidays playing in rock pools along Embleton Bay outside my grandparents 'wooden bungalow' on the dunes
Karin Smurthwaite purchased this House in 2015
Why Karin Smurthwaite chose Wooler
We fell in love with Cuthbert's Retreat because of it's quiet location off the Market Place. It is situated along a pink graveled lane, situated in between 'Trotters Family Bakers' and the 'Essence of Beauty' tucked away to the side of the Bus Station. The view of the local church's clock face and tiled roofs is very comforting. Everything you need is literally on your doorstep. Wooler is a very welcoming and friendly place.
What makes this House unique
The peaceful location, stunning countryside and accessibility to the North East Coastline and Scottish Borders make Cuthbert's Retreat unique.
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A beautiful home away from home felt relaxed as soon as we wlked through the door. A great spot to investigate Northumberland from.
Five nights in Wooler.
Great place to stay to exploreNorthumberland . Everything to hand in the house and at a good price.
Key collection is super, it’s next to the door in a safe accessed by a code number.
The Italian restaurant behind the Black Bull is excellent as is the Fish and Chip shop across the main road .
Only four stars for location because the town car park to the rear of the house is a meeting point for the local youth but they all seemed to go to bed before us so not a problem.
Home from home
Property is an excellent base for exploring Northumberland on foot and/or bike. The cottage itself is finished and maintained to a high standard and does feel like a home from home. It's somewhere that after a day's exploring you can just collapse and chillax. Facilities are close at hand for groceries and fresh bread plus there are couple of pubs and a good Italian. I can highly recommend staying at this property.
An excellent base for St Cuthbert's Way
Cuthbert's Retreat in Wooler was an excellent spot for 4 of us who were walking the second half of the Way.
The accommodation was excellently located in the middle of Wooler - Co-op and Trotters Bakery on the doorstep.
Rooms all clean and kitchen well equipped so that we comfortably self catered each evening after our exertions.
I can certainly recommend this comfortable accommodation.
June 18 to 22 2019
Beautiful well appointed accommodation in an ideal location for exploring the area and further afield. Ideal base for a walking holiday and the unspoilt coast is within easy reach.
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Week or Weekend in Wooler
Cuthbert's Retreat is tucked away but right in the centre of Wooler. It's modern, clean and well equipped making it the perfect base for your trip to Northumberland.
Points of Interest:
The market town of Wooler is an ideal base for a walking holiday. The town itself is a treasure trove of specialist shops, inns and cafes, including three antiques shops , a sweet shop, a newsagents, an outdoor shop, several bakeries, butchers, a COOP and gift shops. There is a local medical center, library and Tourist Information Office too.
Travelling north from Wooler, 9 miles along the A697 there are the picture-perfect villages of Ford and Etal nearby hold many attractions such as a working water mill, miniature railway, Etal Castle, Lady Waterford Hall and quaint tea shops. Just a few miles away and well worth a visit is Chillingham Castle ad Cattle. The castle is reputed for being the most haunted castle in the country.
On the doorstep of Cuthberts' Retreat is Cheviot View - a short walk for all ages and abilities (about 2.5 miles.) On a clear day you will have clear views of Cheviot and Hedgehope Hills.
A moderate walk (4 miles) towards the Humbleton Hill starts from the bus station. This circular walk will take you along the High Street and across fields towards the hamlet of Humbleton.
Linhope Spout in the Ingram Valley, 5 miles south of Wooler, there is a 60 foot (18m) chute of water which lands in a plunge pool 6 foot (2m) wide and 16 foot (5m) deep. This walk is approximately 5.5 miles. The Poacher's Rest at Hedgeley Services serve food and drink all day. The Plough Inn at Powburn also offers refreshments.
St Cuthberts; Cave is an overhanging rock outcrop of rock. It is reputed that the monks of Lindisfarne brought St. Cuthberts' body to this place in AD875 following Viking raids on the Island.
If you would rather visit the beautiful Northumberland coast, only a half hours drive away, you can pack up lunch and head towards Seahouses. You must remember your binoculars and hat, if you want to go puffin/grey seal spotting on the Farne Islands! Upon returning to Seahouses have a go on the one-arm bandits and finish the day off with fish and chips.
My favourite beach is Embleton Bay which has breath taking views of Dunstanburgh Castle.There are plenty of picnic spots especially when you get to Low Newton by the Sea. The Ship Inn is well worth a visit in the square.
Alnwick town and Gardens are only 17 miles away and offer plenty of attractions for a family day out.