Escape it all in our much loved country house, available for weekly let’s with changeovers on Fridays. West Steel has something for everyone. For the adults in your party we offer beautiful panoramic views, wildlife and migratory birds in abundance, luxurious surroundings, peace and tranquility, open fires and log burners, large spacious rooms, a dining room to comfortably seat 12 for those country suppers and a spacious dining kitchen complete with Aga. Plenty of beautiful footpaths and byways within easy reach. Evenings on the patio watching the bats and later dark skies accompanied by the owl soundtracks.
The younger visitor will delight in the freedom our 11 acres of pasture, anciemt woodland, pond, dene with gentle stream, rustic climbing frame, hot tub have to offer.
We can even keep the teenager happy with plenty of space, separate lounges, wifi and sky tv.
We welcome well behaved dogs and can even cater for horses, both by prior arrangement and with additional costs.
West Steel is an extended Northumbrian hill farmhouse that can sleep 10 (potential for extra small children), set adjacent to an organic hill farm above the beautiful Allen Valley. The house boasts five bedrooms and four bathrooms two of which share a jack and Jill shower room and can therefore make a family suite. Three of the bedrooms have fantastic views of the valley below and surrounding fields allowing you to wake up to lambs and calves playing in spring, buzzards circling overhead in summer and picture postcard crisp frosty mornings punctuated with proud pheasants in the winter. Of course everyday you will wake to the delightful dawn chorus of our resident birds and maybe glimpse the woodpecker family who visit the garden.
Downstairs the living accommodation comprises a very large day kitchen with Aga, granite work surfaces, Belfast sink and a stripped pine kitchen island. A large table sits in the centre which easily accommodates 8 for breakfast. At the far end there is a living area with stone fireplace, log burner and sofas. The back door leads out onto the patio with coffee area and outside dining table, here you will find the conservatory hosting our hot tub. Back inside the impressive dining room with dark wood furniture can comfortably seat 12 possibly more if required. There are two sideboards and a heated hostess trolley to help when feeding a crowd. Off the dining room you will find a utility room again with Belfast sink, granite surfaces and a Sheila maid, this room hosts the washing machine. Through the other door from the dining room you enter our snug/reading room this has a log burner and comfortable chair. There is traditional living room with open fire in soft warm muted colours housing my small collection of painitings and prints again with lovely views. There is also a cool porch area for wine housing a second fridge for storage of cold drinks. To the rear of the house there is a downstairs toilet with cloakroom and a boot/dog room which can be set up with dog crates if required, we also have a gun cabinet for any shooting parties. Outside the house boasts large gardens, paddocks, woodland areas pond and stables