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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Tory Dodd
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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.

Amenities

Newcastle upon Tyne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King Sized Double Bedroom, with views over the garden.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

WOW

  • 5 of 5

Stunning and peaceful location.

Cleanliness of the cottage is of high standard.

Definately home from home

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Shortflatt Cottage is perfect!!

An amazing cottage in a secluded location, surrounded by beautiful countryside, it really is idyllic.

Sometimes when booking a holiday cottage you can be a little let down by the reality when you actually arrive, but I can honestly say Shortflatt Cottage exceeded our expectations, it really is as stunning as it sounds.

The cottage itself is full of character, and there are so many little extra touches that Tory & Will have thought of to make it feel homely, a lot of care and attention has obviously gone into making it feel cosy and welcoming. It was wonderful.

One word to sum up this cottage... Wow!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

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
A1
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Druridge Bay

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.48

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.

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