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Modern, pet-friendly, barn conversion with on-site massage available

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Otterburn, Nr. Hexham, Northumberland, England - Working Farm Within Easy Reach of Many of Northumberland Finest Tourist Attractions

Pet-friendly, lovingly converted barn with log burning stove; under-floor heating, open plan living/kitchen; luxurious shower room and exposed beams throughout.

Shared courtyard garden and large private garden with patio enjoying fantastic views across the Rede Valley. Located on a working farm within the newly designated International Dark Sky Park - perfect for star gazers and anyone seeking a relaxing countryside break. Ideal for friends sharing or a family holiday,

The Hemmel is located only 15 miles from the Scottish Border and enjoys quick and easy access to many of Northumberland's finest attractions including: Hadrian's Wall; Kielder Water and Forest Park; the Cheviot Hills; and Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Old Town Farm sits on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and within the newly designated International Dark Skies Park. There are a multitude of rural pursuits on the doorstep and the owner is a Massage Therapist with a therapy room conveniently located at Old Town Farm. Treat yourself to a relaxing Hot Stone Massage or an invigorating Thai Massage after a tough day of mountain biking, hill walking, fishing or a round of golf!

The Hemmel has two double bedrooms, one with twin/king-size zip and link bed. The house is on one level (couple of steps) and has a large luxurious bathroom with walk-in shower. There are open beamed ceilings throughout and a modern log burning stove. The living area is open plan but there is also a south-facing entrance hall/sun-room overlooking the grassed courtyard. A large patio takes advantage of fabulous views to the north and west across the Rede Valley. This area gets the morning and evening sun, perfect for morning coffee and summer barbecues. The private garden to the rear of the garden is large and securely fenced for well behaved dogs.

Otterburn village is only 1 mile away and has an excellent village shop. Otterburn Woolen Mill and Country Store has a coffee shop brimming with tasty treats. Locally there are pubs and hotels serving good quality meals and Bellingham village (8 miles) has a wider selection of shops, a bank, excellent Children's playground and petrol station.

More Details

Kate Kirsopp-Reed
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Kate Kirsopp-Reed

I was born and brought up at Old Town Farm, which has been in our family for centuries now! Although I have lived and worked overseas, Otterburn is my home and I cannot imagine living anywhere else in the UK. My family also live on the farm, or nearby, so it is still very much a family concern.

I am Massage Therapist and a Freelance Gardener with a passion for outdoor life and activities.


Morpeth Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, Bedroom 2 with king-size zip and link bed that separates to make twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: The property shares a communal walled garden with another holiday cottage but there is also a large, securely fenced, private garden where dogs can run. It is available to rent alongside adjoining Nutwell View holiday cottage which sleeps 2 (+ 2 on a comfortable sofa bed) Perfect for extended families or friends holidaying together. An internal door separates the properties so they run together easily. It is best suited to over 5's Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: towels and linen included. cleaning on arrival clean linen/towels on a weekly basis for longer stays. no cleaning service Other: entrance hall/sun room with seating facing south onto communal walled garden


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Modern, pet-friendly, barn conversion with on-site massage available
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic approach to the property & real 'wow' factor. Outstanding accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

All of us (including the dog) were made to feel extremely welcome. The property is beautifully laid out & presented with thoughtful touches throughout. The bed was the most comfortable we've had to date in a holiday cottage. A fantastic space & location with views that even the awful weather couldn't spoil.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Cottage - Dog Friendly andWell Equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the cottage – 4 adults and 2 dogs. It has all the amenities you would require and a ‘boot room’ for muddy shoes and wet coats which was really useful. Beds are comfy and the bathroom is amazing.

The enclosed garden space is brilliant and although hard to tell from the photos the fencing has a mesh over it so our dogs couldn’t escape. I can imagine in summer this would be a very well used addition to the cottage.

We also went to the ‘William De Percy’ restaurant in the village which I would recommend, lovely food.

Would love to return and will be recommending to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Warm & peaceful cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was warm and comfortable even though it was mid January. Really peaceful setting yet within reach of the coast, countryside, Kielder Water and Hadrian's Wall.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed property with all the home from home touches you could want. The property is well maintained and clean. The pictures do not do the setting justice, it has amazing views. We arrived to flowers and home made cakes on the table. The owner is friendly and very helpful and nothing is to much trouble. We found it a great base for visiting many National Trust properties, Keilder, Newcastle and the North East coast. Our nine year old son enjoyed the holiday destination and property so much that he didn't want to leave. The destination and property is ideal for families and couples for short or long stays, we would definitely recommend it. We all enjoyed our stay so much we have booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The Hemmel is a home from home with amazing views. Modern, clean, fully equipped, fabulous location for us for a wedding, biking around Kielder, lovely local walks and family so it ticked all our boxes and much more. Kate the owner was amazing and even checked in on our four legged family member while we were at the wedding!!! Simply wonderful and would highly recommend - we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place !! we stayed one week in The Hemmel and found everything to be just perfect(weather could have been kinder ) Kate the owner was a delight and nothing was too much trouble.Our stay was enhanced by a wonderful hot stone massage given by Kate.Would recommend cottage and massage.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
redesdale arms
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
north shields
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
a68 and A696
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
redesdale arms
Nearest Beach
38 Miles
druridge bay

Special interest holidays:

Fishing available on the river Rede, a twenty minute walk across farm fields. Guests may fish free of charge and by arrangement with the owner


The closest beach is Druridge Bay just south of Amble and is about a 50 min drive. a fabulous 5 mile stretch of beach, perfect for dog owners!


Newcastle Airport is only 26 miles, Newcastle central train station is 35 miles and the Tynemouth Ferry terminal is about 40 miles. There is a daily bus service from Newcastle/Edinburgh that passes through Otterburn


Otterburn is 1 mile and has an excellent village shop. Otterburn Mill has a large range of outdoor clothing and a coffee shop full of tasty treats and good value lunches

Bellingham is 8 miles and has a reasonable sized Coop, butcher, fruit shop, banks/cash machine, petrol station, 3 pubs/hotels, Chinese take-away, hardware store, craft shop , small local art gallery and bike hire


Rates & Availability

Morpeth Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 24 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 2 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The Hemmel can be booked online. A bank transfer can be arranged over the phone but credit card payments not yet available unless used via the online booking system which also accepts paypal. Good old fashioned cheques are accepted!. A £100 deposit is taken to confirm the booking and the balance is due 1 month before arriving.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day to tie in with 3-day short weekend stays taken from Friday-Monday or weekday stays from mon-fri. To discuss last minute availability and discounts please call Kate on 01830 520229. It is best to discuss stays before booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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