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The Bastle, a detached, historic farmhouse In a quiet, country village

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Beltingham, Nr. Hexham, Northumberland, UK - Peaceful Village Location, Lots Of Country Walks On The Doorste

With three foot thick stone walls, the 16th century Bastle was built to withstand attacks from the infamous Border Reivers.

After defending both livestock and family, it was converted to a peaceful farmhouse around 1700.

Now restored to 21st century living with underfloor heating, luxury bathroom with power shower, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor dining area on the raised deck from the kitchen, private, walled garden with BBQ and further seating for 6, yet still retaining its period features, old beams, fireplaces and exposed stone walls, Close to Hadrian's Wall and Northumberland National Park.

Dog friendly.


More Details

Property Manager
Julie Oswald
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were the first to rent this lovely house. A fabulous place for walking and eating outside on the sunny terrace. The Bastle has been like a "castle' to us. Thanks for taking care of the details, the products in the kitchen, books, Bastle mugs etc. Kind greetings from 3 happy Belgians,

P & T Antwerp, Belgium.

What a fantastic holiday cottage, we have been to many and this is firmly at the top of the best list.

Loved the history, the Bastle, the Beltingham Yews and Hadrian's Wall. We had a snowy walk from the Visitor's Centre at Once brewed - along the Wall and back.

The stars are amazing and so was Allen Banks, the river and the Gorge.

N & J Cheshire

Wow, wow wow! What a wonderful find, a beautifully restored house in an idyllic location. With ancient yews and a delightful little church.

As for the house - it is fabulous, very, very cosy and has been restored with great style and finesse. Lots of welcoming little touches, products in the bathroom, a laid up fire and more provisions than we have ever known.

We will definitely be back - Thanks so much to you both x

Lucy and family

Nov 2014
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Bardon Mill Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • 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
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Main bathroom with sink, bath, WC, power shower with rain head, limestone tiles to walls and floor, touch activated mirror with shaver socket, heated towel rail, towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size (5ft) painted bed frame with pocket sprung mattress. Bedroom 2 has twin, single (3ft) divan beds with pocket sprung mattresses. Egyptian cotton bedding, feather and down quilts and pillows LCD TV's in both rooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
Notes on accommodation: Please take care with low doorways and the stone steps both inside and outside the property. Please use the fire-guard around the wood burning stove when it is lit, especially with children and pets. The Bastle also welcomes one well behaved, house trained dog by arrangement with the owner. Outside: Directly off the kitchen via a stable door, there is a raised, glass panelled deck with table, chairs and parasol.... perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer months. This in turn, down the original stone steps, leads to a private walled courtyard with extra seating and barbecue. Secure for children and pets. Utility Room: Farrow and Ball painted units, wooden worktops, deep Belfast sink, washing machine and heated towel rail. Downstairs WC Underfloor heating below slate flagstones. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Kitchen/bathroom towels and bed linen are all provided. There is no maid service.


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The Bastle, a detached, historic farmhouse In a quiet, country village
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Hidden gem

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Stayed here for my partners 30th birthday and so glad we did!

What an excellent renovation with all the latest mod cons whilst still maintaining its period beauty. As the farmhouse is pet friendly we took along our dog who loved the many walks across Northumberland.

Will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


The unspoilt Northumbrian coastline with miles of sandy beaches and castles is a must. A comfortable hour and a half drive from the Bastle, don't forget to visit Holy Island and perhaps a boat trip from Seahouses to the Farne islands for a spot of seal and bird watching. Children and adults will love it.


Newcastle International Airport is approximately 40 mins drive from the Bastle.

Car hire or use of a car is essential to explore the area. The Tyne Valley railway line that scenically links Carlisle with Newcastle stops at Bardon Mill, 3 miles by road or a 15 minute walk over the Victorian iron Bridge that spans the river South Tyne.


The nearest village for essential provisions at the village store is Bardon Mill 3 miles west by road or alternatively the village of Haydon Bridge 5 miles east, has a local butcher, chemist, newsagent and a well equipped Co-op supermarket with post office. Both villages have pubs for local beer and food.

Hadrian's Wall is just a 15 minute drive from the Bastle. Vindolanda Roman Fort at Bardon Mill being the nearest Roman site with on-going archaeological excavations

Further Details:

For further shopping, cafes, restaurants, museums, leisure centre with swimming pool, tourist information etc, the market town of Hexham is 15 miles from the Bastle and the pretty village of Corbridge 19 miles away, has a wealth of independent shops, hotels and pubs with good food, art galleries, antique shops and a Roman fort just outside the village.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rental of the Bastle is usually for a week's duration, from Friday to Friday.
A 50% deposit is payable on booking by Paypal or BACS transfer, with the remainder of the balance payable 4 weeks before the start of the let.

Short breaks are also available...perfect for weekend or midweek break.
Please visit our website for further details.
Price per night £150 ( minimum 3 nights )
Any queries
Please email or call.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is generally Friday, however we are flexible for other dates.
Arrival time is from 4pm onwards, departure by 10am to allow preparation for the next guests.

Manager'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.