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The Byre Family Cottage in Southwitton, Northumberland

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Byre Family Cottage description

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This lovely single storeybarn conversion is located in the pretty hamlet of Southwitton, only ten miles from the historic town of Morpeth. The lawned garden and patio area offer a great al fresco dining space for warm summer evenings, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Northumbrian countryside. Within easy driving distance of a variety of great tourist attractions, and local amenities, this cottage is a great base for families or a group of friends to explore the glorious region of Northumberland.

The former farming hamlet of Southwitton is situated close to Scots Gap village, offering both a village shop and fantastic country store. Only five miles away from the National Trust property of Wallington Hall - with its associated gift shops, tea rooms and farm shop selling local produce - this lovely little settlement is surrounded by incredible panoramic views of the Rothley Craggs. Rothley Folly, another National Trust property is nearby and can be seen from the hamlet. Other historic attractions include the village of Meldon and its thirteenth century church. At only three miles away, this is great place to walk to along pretty country lanes. Morpeth is only ten miles away and is set along the course of the River Wansbeck, offering various pubs, restaurants and shops.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Oil central heating with open fire. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, chest freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, toddler bed and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 3 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mr Morley
May 2016
It was wonderfully laid back and relaxing. The protected dark skies meant that the stars were beautiful. We took the opportunity to go to the observatory which was only a mile away.
Mr Edwards
November 2015
Very cosy cottage. Ideal peaceful location. Within easy reach of many outstanding areas of Northumberland.
Mrs Crabtree
January 2016
We absolutely loved our stay. The Byre is brilliantly kitted out with everything you could need and more. The utility room and large built in storage in the hallway were a real bonus. The bedrooms were both comfortable - the twin bedroom has particularly lovely views over the garden and fields. With 2 young children this property was perfect for us with plenty of space to play and explore, with the large shared garden plus the bridal paths. The setting is incredibly tranquil and the sky when the sun sets is beautiful. Thoroughly recommend this property - we will book again!
Mrs Higgins
September 2015
Lovely cottage, so peaceful with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Lots of room inside and I would definitely go again. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay.
Mr Wheeler
June 2015
Great accommodation, great holiday, we would go there again if on holiday in the area.
Mrs Swift
April 2015
The photos of the cottage did not do it justice, it was much bigger than expected and the attention to detail was great. The location was excellent for exploring the area.
Mrs Hartley
May 2015
This was the second time we have stayed in this property. We particularly like the position of the cottage, the owner has stables and a farmhouse on the site and there are two rented cottages. The surrounding countryside is wonderful with lots of walking and wonderful bird life. The horses are also very entertaining to watch. The cottage is very warm, comfortable and beautifully furnished. The owners live on site and are very friendly and helpful, they provide a very useful 'welcome' pack.
Mrs Baptist
January 2015
This is the third time here, love it love it love it, so peaceful, no noise- just brilliant!
Mr Dearing
July 2014
Cottage was superb. Faultless.
Mrs Hartley
November 2014
We liked the location of the cottage, on a farm in the midst of the countryside but with other properties around so that we weren't totally isolated. We love the area and there is a lot to see and do there. What made this property so special was the attention to detail in the furnishings. It was very comfortable with excellent beds, a good fire, lobby for boots and waterproofs, good airing cupboard and just beautiful ornaments, rugs, pictures etc. More like a hotel than a cottage holiday!
Mrs Smith
June 2014
My first holiday in Northumberland, the cottage location was in a quiet and peaceful location. Ideal for walks and visiting National Trust/English Heritage properties.
Mrs Calver
April 2014
Enjoying the peace and quiet, having time with the girls and my husband away from daily life. We had no food with us and it was especially lovely that we were greeted with butter, bread, eggs, bacon and sausages ready for breakfast the next day!
Dr Burke
July 2013
Beautiful scenery, wonderful part of the country - beautiful beaches and National Trust properties. Great cottage with all the facilities we needed. Good quality of furnishings, kitchenware etc. Welcome pack on arrival was really lovely touch.
Mr Arthurton
September 2013
The overall cleanliness of the Byre was exceptional. The photos on Sykes advertising did not do this place justice, inside the Byre was roomy with lovely bedrooms, and views of the paddocks and surrounding hills. The Byre was exceptionally peaceful, and we felt very at home! Pity we could not have stayed longer. 5* in our book!
Mr Shepherd
March 2014
Peaceful surroundings and a comfortable cottage. It was the best one we have stayed in, and we have stayed in many over the years. Everything about the cottage was simply lovely, it was amazing! From the moment we stepped inside we just knew we were going to be happy for the whole week. We can't wait to return to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Mr Ottewell
June 2013
What an easy and pleasurable way to book a holiday. Accommodation was excellent and what a welcome surprise pack waiting for us.
Mrs Theodoloz Bontron
August 2012
Perfect. Thank you very much.
Mr Willson
November 2012
Stayed at the Byre a number of times- good accommodation and a peaceful location.
Mr Crowther
April 2013
This was our 4th visit and we will return for number 5. We love the location, the open views over the Northumberland countryside, the horses in the fields and the wildlife you can see from the windows. The Byre is a home-from-home.
Mrs Warrender
June 2013
The Byre made our family holiday all the more enjoyable. The owners were very friendly and informative and our little girl now has a new best friend in Zulu the dog he was lovely. The barn is very well equipped with everything you would need, and is very well maintained and exceptionally clean. It is in such a peaceful, relaxing location and the views are amazing. The garden is quite large and wraps around 3 sides of the barn, one side of the garden is quite open with the farmhouse next door (which is not a problem at all) and the other is very private if you prefer it that way - best of both worlds! The weather was fab all week so the garden was used lots when we arrived back from our days out. All in all, we had an amazing time here and would not hesitate to come back or recommend to anyone. Thank you.
Mrs Warren
July 2012
A wonderful week for all sorts of reasons - my own family history (great grandparents farmed there), the horses in the fields all around - especially the new foal - and the generosity of the owners in the 'big house' who were very welcoming and genuine.
Miss Barbour
September 2011
The cottage was in a lovely setting, surrounded by fields and countryside.
Mr Jones
October 2011
The cottage was located perfectly for touring Northumberland and it was a real cosy retreat. Helpful and friendly owners.
Mr Willson
November 2011
Several visits now - excellent property - ideal to relax and enjoy the countryside.
Mr Scullion
January 2012
The open fire. Entry to property was through spacious utility room made the removal of muddy boots and coats effortless thus keeping the cottage clean and tidy. Despite being busy farmers the owners always afforded time to advise on places to visit. Excellent place to visit.
Mr Beck
November 2010
Wonderful property in a stunning location, with helpful friendly owners.
Miss McGowan
May 2011
Excellent accommodation with stunning views and surroundings. Child friendly would visit again and recommend to family and friends.
Mrs Haine
June 2011
We particularly liked the rural location and the horses on the farm as we are horse lovers. The owners were very friendly and generous and we very much appreciated the welcome items that were supplied on our arrival at the cottage. Would definitely book with Sykes Cottages again.
Mrs Thimm
October 2010
We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend in this cosy and welcoming cottage. The owners were very friendly and their cottage fabulous - can't wait to stay again.
Mr Dowling
August 2010
Quiet but still easy to get to a variety of places.
Mr Southgate
August 2010
The Byre was wonderful - so tranquil and set in really beautiful countryside. The owners were very welcoming and relaxed and there were lots of toy cars tractors for our little boy to play with whenever he wanted - definitely the highlight of his holiday. The highlight of our holiday was the location of the property and how well it was maintained/equipped.
Mrs Tyler
May 2010
I would thoroughly recommend The Byre as a wonderful retreat away from the madding crowd, beautiful, peaceful and such high class fittings and equipment etc. We were so sad to leave and hope to return.
Mr Lazenby
October 2009
The cottage was very easy to book and the location spot on. The cottage was faultless.
Mrs Knowles
November 2009
This was a great property in a great location, very peaceful and quiet.
Mr Morley
January 2010
A wonderful place to spend a nice relaxing holiday!
Mrs Jerome
August 2009
The location of the property was stunning with lovely views of open countryside from most windows ,a great welcome pack of local produce was a lovely gesture and most welcome.
Mr Higgs
August 2009
Lovely cottage with beautiful views in a peaceful setting. This was our 4th stay and we will probably be back next year.
Miss Wild
August 2009
i loved the property it was big enough and plenty of room for us. it was beautifully decorated and a home away from home.
Mr Robertson
July 2009
We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Lovely surroundings and no-one bothering you. The owners were also helpful if needed and very friendly. The welcome pack was wonderful - the best we've every had and most appreciated as we arrived very late.
Mr Robertson
July 2009
The property had a very peaceful location. We found the owners very helpful friendly but not obtrusive.
Mrs McGarry
July 2009
Lovely cottage in quiet location, for those who want to get away from it all. Beautiful surroundings and very relaxing.
Ms Hart
March 2009
A lovely selection of food, milk etc is provided on arrival.
Dr Winning
April 2009
Lovely tranquil farm in beautiful rural countryside. Magnificent mattresses, warm with lots of hot water and panoramic views.
Mr Harrand
June 2008
If you need peace and tranquility with stunning panoramic view all around, this is it. Brilliant!
Mrs Russell
August 2008
Beautiful cottage - finished to an excellent standard.
Mrs Wilson
November 2007
A beautiful farm cottage in stunning location.
Mr Merron
February 2008
The owners were very nice and helpful and they had provided a nice welcome pack of bread and milk. They were also very obliging and nothing was too much trouble. One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and typical of what we have come to expect from Sykes Cottages.
Mr Higgs
September 2007
The Byre is a high quality property in a remote and beautiful location. The owners are friendly and helpful.
Mrs Davies
October 2007
The cottage was comfortable and tastefully decorated and furnished. It had beautiful views and it was safe for the children to venture out on their own.
Mrs McLaughlin
June 2007
Freedom for children to run around. Owners were very polite and ensured that we were happy. Lovely, clean and well presented unique property. Everyone in our family had a lovely time and it is a holiday that we shall remember fondly.
Mrs Roger
March 2007
Fabulous conversion. Remote, peaceful, lovely views, huge panoramic windows. Very clean, cosy and comfortable. Very tastefully furnished. Lovely and warm in winter. Very obliging hosts.
Mr Wilson
April 2007
Fantastic property for a peaceful break in beautiful scenery.
Mrs O' Keefe
January 2007
The accommodation was great. The hosts were welcoming but not intrusive. The accommodation had lots of nice touches and the welcome hamper was ideal after a long drive. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends who want to 'get away' from it all.
Mr Mrs Jarmain
September 2006
A warm welcome on our arrival. An immaculate cottage. The complementary items were a an absolutely lovely treat. I think we will return to the Byre again.
Mr Moody
November 2006
Second to none! Should be 5 Star. We had a great time in this fabulous conversion. The views were stunning, peaceful and quiet.
August 2013
What a delightful cottage, so much more than we expected. Homely and comforting, wonderful views and to be surrounded by such beautiful horses. Top marks for accommondation, furnishings and essentials.
Mr Durrant
July 2006
The owners provided a warm and friendly welcome, and a lovely welcome store of basics. Throughout the owners went to considerable lengths to ensure we lacked nothing and enjoyed our holiday. We would unhesitatingly return to this property, and recommend it to our friend.
Mrs Berbas - Reilly
September 2006
The accommodation was second to none. We were really pleased with it - newly refurbished, modern and very homely and clean. We would most certainly consider revisiting this property as there are outstanding views and so much in the area that we haven't seen as yet.
Dr Chenevas-paule
June 2016
A great area, very clean and comfortable accommodation. We had a very lovely stay and would happily come back!
Ms Angus
June 2016
The accommodation was comfortable, well equipped and in a very peaceful location. There was lots to explore in the lovely countryside within easy reach.
May 2013
Had a wonderful stay at the Bryre in Sothwhitton. Clean , well appointed, superb finish, lovely bedlinen well equipped kitchen.Roaring fire , bbq etc.
January 2011
We had a wonderful few days in the Byre, a lovely cottage in an excellent quiet location. The owners were very friendly, there if you needed them, but never obtrusive, and provided a selection of local "goodies" as a welcome gift. The cottage was spotless, very comfortable, and the open fire was just what you needed on a cold winters night. We would have loved to have stayed longer and will definitely return in the future.
May 2010
Staying in the Byre helped me reach a level of relaxation I had not felt for many years. I slept like a log in the very comfortable bed, was nice and warm despite the prevailing snowy conditions and felt instantly 'at home'.
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