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Detached Stone Built Cottage with Large Enclosed Garden & Private Lake Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

NEW 2016 2 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, secluded cottage with open country views

New for 2016, this secluded farm cottage is nestled in open countryside on a farm. Suitable for families, cyclists, walkers and nature enthusiasts it would also make a cosy romantic retreat.

The detached former farmhouse has been totally renovated to provide high quality holiday accommodation. The cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms on the first floor, one king room and one twin. A family bathroom with bath on the first floor and shower room on the ground floor. This traditional stone built country cottage has many original features including beams and a steep staircase which might not be suitable for guests with any restricted mobility.

The ground floor has a kitchen, utility dining room (seats 6) and a sitting room with log burning stove. Free Wi-fi is provided.

Access to the enclosed walled garden and views over open countryside. Patio area with table, chairs and a BBQ (gas provided) are situated in an area of the large garden. While the cottage is on a working farm, you will not be disturbed although you may enjoy a little of the hustle and bustle of lambing time in Spring from afar as we check our livestock.

The property benefits from own private lake, just a short walk from the cottage.

The cottage is dog friendly, accepting up to two well behaved dogs to the ground floor of the property.

More Details


Newcastle upon Tyne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King Sized Double Bedroom, with views over the garden.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Detached Stone Built Cottage with Large Enclosed Garden & Private Lake Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Perfect retreat in a comfortable large house.

  • 5 of 5

This quiet corrage is truly removed from the city bustle. It is immaculately presented and the owner provided welcome treats as well as comfortable bedding, wifi, outdoor seating and Gas BBQs as well as just about everything you could possibly want. What a welcoming cottage this is. Well located for Wallingron Hall, Bolam Lake, hadrians Wall, Hexham and Within easy reach of the coastal delights of Northumberland. This host has got it spot on. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Complete peace and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a gorgeous location with wonderful views and complete peace and quiet. It is fully equipped with everything you need. It was spotless with personal touches like homemade shortbread and marmalade awaiting us, making it all very welcoming. The garden was secure for our dog who was also made welcome. We would highly recommend this cottage and it's very thoughtful owners who checked we were OK and had all we needed without intruding on us or our time there. We will be returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Place

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay, had two weeks here over Christmas and really cannot fault it or the effort made by Tory had a superb break, The cottage is excellent very well equipped with everything you need we found nothing at all lacking. Some great touches too the house was very well decorated for Christmas along with some really nice touches such as home made sloe gin and small Christmas type gifts. The location is absolutely superb particularly when you have a dog and a real bonus was some great off lead walking for the dog straight outside the house, the views are excellent and the selection of wildlife around the house is fantastic including on a couple of occasions 4 deer in the garden feeding whilst we were in the house. In all all superb highly recommend the cottage and we will I am sure be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay here and we hope to go back soon. Comfortable beds, everything you could need in the house and wonderful places to visit. Thank you Tory.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Shortflatt is a delightful cottage, very well equipped with modern appliances and very comfy. It was spotlessly clean with lovely white bedding and fluffy towels. It's in a lovely secluded and quiet location with views over the farmland but not too far away from the village of Belsay which has a lovely village shop. Well placed to visit the delights of Northumberland including locally Belsay Castle which is well worth a visit and just a short 5 minute drive away. Wallington (National Trust) is not too far away and Cragside (again NT) a bit further, but an absolute must. We also visited Alnmouth and Amble which were both very good places to while away an hour or so. Morpeth town is good for a browse around and parking is free, just remember to take a disc from the leaflet box with you! We were lucky with the weather which made our stay even more memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in a very peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was delightful and had everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and most comfortable stay.Beautifly furnished and decorated throughout with lovely views over the surrounding countryside.The garden was well maintained and fenced making it very safe for our dogs and you could sit in it and appreciate the silence and watch the wildlife. I would certainly recommend it and the owner was most helpful and available if there was a problem or a question. Dogs could be walked directly from the cottage and some lovely further walks easily accessible. Made an excellent base for the Great North Run and exploring the wonderful coast and countryside.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Tory Dodd
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Tory Dodd

We are family run farming business who acquired Shortflatt Farm in 2015 and we completely re-furbished the cottage the to a high standard. Myself and my mother in law Marjorie run the cottage ourselves and we both live within 4 miles of the cottage, so near enough to be contacted if necessary but keys are left for guests on arrival along with welcome cake!

Tory Dodd purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Tory Dodd chose Newcastle upon Tyne

Set in the heart of Northumberland, the cottage is a perfect base to explore all areas. It boasts the advantage of being secluded and set on its own in beautiful countryside but also within 5 minutes of the village of Belsay, 15 minutes of Ponetland and 30 minutes to Newcastle. The Coast and the Scottish Borders can both be reached within the hour. The cottage is very spacious, with fantastic outdoor space and the lake can be explored but is a good distance away from the cottage for safety reasons.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Newcastle International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Dyke Neuk
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
North Shields Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ponteland Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Morpeth Train Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Druridge Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $28.07

Up to 2 dogs are allowed (maybe 3 on request) at a charge of £20. Returning guests - dogs not charged

25% Deposit on booking. Full payment 8 weeks before. If booked within 8 weeks of stay full payment will be required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.