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The Stables Pet-Friendly Cottage in Bellingham, Northumberland

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

The Stables Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
As its name suggests, The Stables was originally used to house horses, but has been tastefully converted to provide an idyllic retreat for a large family or group of friends. The property has its own wood-burning stove, so you can make the most of what the region has to offer, even in the colder months. For the summer, visitors can use the owner's tennis court or indulge in a spot of alfresco dining in the private patio area at the rear of the property.

Bellingham is surrounded by the Northumberland National Park, is part of the Pennine Way and is near to Kielder Water, all of which makes it a walkers' paradise and a well-located base from which to see the rest of the region. Bellingham is the unofficial capital of the North Tyne Valley and is supposed to be built on the site of an old Roman station. It is extremely picturesque, comprising of a number of natural stone houses and there is much to see in the village itself, such as its 12th century church, the Heritage Centre and a cascading waterfall, which is just a short walk away. Nearby, other attractions include the Northumberland National Park, Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Forest and Water. There are plenty of walks to be had in the region, as well as a host of outdoor activities, such as horse-riding, fishing and canoeing.

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 woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD player, radio, cassette player, stereo/CD player, WiFi, selection of books. Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Salmon, trout and sea trout fishing by arrangement. Shared use of owner's tennis court by arrangement. Patio with garden furniture. Two well-behaved pets by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Ms Almond
October 2015
Lovely cottage, fantastically quiet. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Mr Wilson
November 2015
This cottage is absolutely beautiful and set in a fantastic location which could not have been more perfect for us. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very, very tidy. The owner came round to welcome us shortly after we arrived, as did the housekeeper who was most helpful! .
Ms Ramsden
August 2015
Northumberland was beautiful and The Stables was perfect for our party. It was very rural, warm and comfortable. There was a washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, freezer and a well equipped kitchen, as well as a large dining table so we could all eat together. The landscape was great and the river was close by. Would thoroughly recommend The Stables and the county for a holiday.
Mrs Greenfield
August 2014
The Stables was outstanding with fantastic scenery. The three en-suites we found to be very useful. Overall we all had a terrific time and would definitely recommend The Stables.
Mrs Walter
October 2014
Lovely accommodation- would recommend The Stables to anyone
Mrs Lightfoot
January 2015
Christmas was lovely in this beautiful cottage. The 3 en suite bathrooms with a seemingly endless supply of hot water made our stay feel very luxurious and the lounge with the wood-burner was very cosy.
Mr Gibson
March 2015
The property and location were perfect for us. The three children loved having en suite bathrooms and plenty of space. The logs for the burner were well stocked and I would have no complaints.
Dr Bridges
October 2012
Fantastic location and super friendly owner. Very cosy and well equipped.
Mrs Walter
September 2013
The Stables was the nicest place we have ever stayed at and would recommend it to anyone and very dog friendly.
Mr Wileman
February 2014
Amazing cottage, very roomy with excellent facilities, 3 bathrooms was a luxury! Everywhere was clean and tidy, kitchen had everything needed and the baths were the best filling baths ever! Views were amazing, owners very friendly and helpful, would recommend anyone to stay here. Truely relaxing break.
Mrs Leithead
November 2011
The remote location was lovely and quiet with fantastic views.
Mr Griffiths
April 2012
Beautiful, peaceful setting. Owner was very friendly and allowed us to roam with the dogs. We will book again!
Mrs Nelson
June 2012
Very good accommodation for families or friends. Host on hand if required.
Mr Johnson
August 2012
A great setting and a lovely property made this a really memorable location for our holiday.
Mr Cookson
August 2012
Wonderfully peaceful, great views, very near to Kielder area and its attractions.
Mr Blunt
May 2011
The cottage is set in a wonderful location. The hosts were very helpful and kind and gave us delicious fresh free range eggs.
Mrs Siggers
June 2011
The cottage was in a beautiful setting and the peace and quiet was wonderful. Lovely walking on the doorstep.
Mr Hartley
July 2011
Accommodation was very good and comfortable. Location was ideal for visiting the various sites relating to Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Water. Bellingham was a convenient centre for shopping for groceries and eating out.
Mr Weddell
August 2011
The location was incredibly peaceful. The owner offered a warm and friendly greeting on arrival and then left us to get on with enjoying our holiday. Really impossible to think of a single criticism, not even a minor one. We desperately needed a relaxing break and this was perfect.
Ms Pennington
October 2011
This was a beautiful, well-kept, well-stocked, spotlessly clean relaxing place to stay. The large number of bathrooms were especially needed and valued.
Mr Smith
October 2011
Excellent property with plenty of space and ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors as it is only 5 minutes from Kielder reservoir. Owners were brilliant in offering help and assistance. Storage of bikes on site. Ideal location and property for mountain bikers.
Mr Edgar
October 2010
We have returned four years on the trot!
Mrs Strickley
November 2010
The space inside and out, and the wood burning stove. The freedom for the children and the dog..
Mrs Williams
April 2010
We look forward to another week here!
Mrs North
June 2010
We have been to the Stables before and enjoyed our stay. Accommodation is excellent for 3 couples, very peaceful and now it has Sky TV it has all you could need!
Mrs Crehan
August 2010
The relaxed atmosphere of the holiday together with the freedom to roam the fields beautiful countryside around the cottage with my family and our dog. Within easy reach of the cottage was more fantastic scenery, Keilder Forest Lake, Alnwick Castle in contrast Newcastle with its Quays City Shopping. It was a lovely part of the UK to visit on holiday.
Mr Cheesbrough
July 2009
Excellent location within easy reach of Keilder water,Alnwick castle, Hadrians wall and the Roman fort. Would not hesitate in paying a return visit sometime...
Mrs Newton
August 2009
This is the second time we have stayed at The Stables and we love the situation and facilities of the cottage. The fishing is excellent and the freedom to walk the owners land is very pleasing.
Mr Earl
September 2009
We had a lovely stay and our boys were particularly pleased to be invited by the owner to see the baby pheasants on the farm - especially as it involved a ride on the back of a quad-bike.
Mrs Davies
September 2009
It's a lovely cottage, and we enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the area.
Mr Beavan
October 2009
Lovely location and cottage that suited our needs very well.
Mr Gallagher
July 2009
The Stables cottage was in an idyllic setting, very rural. The cottage had absolutely everything required and we were exceptionally lucky with the weather, which made our weekend.
Mrs Walker
August 2008
Great that farm life goes on around you, eg: dogs, horses, sheep, chickens. Fresh eggs a nice touch.
Mr Mrs Riding
April 2009
The property has great character and is fairly remote - Great for Kielder and Hadrians wall. Very spacious cottage and good tennis court!
Mrs Wallace
August 2008
Good weather and nice countryside, great views and locals very friendly.
Mrs Mcdonald
February 2006
Fantastic location - great size of property and really good facilities (washing machine etc.) - very warm and good supply of firewood. Lovely having Molly the horse living next door - and children made very welcome.
Mr Mrs Cordle
April 2006
Anyone looking for a quiet remote cottage in the Northumbria area need look no further - A lovely cottage in a farm setting but still within reach of many tourist attractions.
Mrs Noble
September 2007
Very impressed with the cottage, which was spacious, warm, comfortable and homely, and very well equipped. The area is beautiful for anyone who enjoys outdoor pursuits; peaceful and still relatively undiscovered.
Mr Kozlowski
October 2007
Beautiful setting with easy access to the river and local walks. Very good accommodation and very friendly owners.
Miss Harvey
November 2007
Beautiful location and friendly owners who bought us extra blankets when we said we were cold. Large spacious cottage. Very close to Kielder so would be very convenient for families who want to go to the Winter Wonderland at Christmas time or for families wanting to explore Kielder Water.
Mr Jackson
March 2008
Excellent place, traditional country house fittings and antiques, clean, simple, well-appointed bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms; open fire. Situated on a well-kept working farm with a range of interesting animals close to hand. Very friendly and welcoming owners. Good location for Hadrian's Wall and Kielder park. We have a long history of renting cottages in the UK and this is definitively a Top 5 place.
Mr Collins
August 2007
The property was very spacious and well appointed. It was clean, comfortable and whilst situated on the farm you felt you had good privacy. The new tennis court was really enjoyed by the kids and good for letting off steam after day trips out.
Mrs Bailey
June 2006
Fantastic cottage, made to feel really welcome by the owners. The location was idyllic and would reccommend any one to stay there!!!
Mr Wellings
April 2007
The owners, they're children and the people working on the farm were so friendly and helpful. The place was so quiet, relaxing with beautiful views.
June 2010
Cottage first class very clean lots of different activites to do breathtaking views very relaxing, pubs in village lovely the walk to the waterfall weel worth doing
September 2010
We enjoyed a week in a lovely house that gave us the freedom to roam with our dog.
October 2011
As part of a group of 4 blokes on a mountain biking holiday to Kielder we were extremely delighted with The Stables. Upon arrival we were given a very warm and friendly welcome from Julian and Karen. The Stables is very spacious, clean and comfortable, I especially loved the log stove fire (stacks of free logs available from the yardl!) as well as the powerful hot shower ( though on the last day the showers in all 3 ensuites were very weak). We have been to many different locations in the UK for mountain bike short breaks, but this cottage is the best yet. Nice secure storage for our bikes, and a hose pipe to wash them down too. The view from the cottage was so beautiful as were the sunsets. We had a slight struggle to find the place though as our satnav did not recognise the exact location, even a brief stop at the Boe Rigg cafe to ask for directions met with a lot of head scatching from a member of staff, even though the entrance to the private road leading to the Stables eventually turned out to be only 150 metres away! Nearby the Holly Bush Inn was great for food and Nells bitter. There's a good co op in nearby Bellingham for groceries and wines/beer. Mobile phone signal in the area is poor and non existant in the cottage. The only critiicism our group would make is the lack Wi Fi in the cottage, as this is so common everywhere today. Kielder is only a 20 min drive away from the Stables, so making it an excellent location if you going on mountain biking trip to the area. We would definately stay here again and we highly recommend it. By the way this is also the first mountain bike holiday, where we came away with no mountain bike themed souvenirs, not one t shirt, socks,beenie or buff, come on Kielder Tourism you are missing out on some extra revenue! 10 out 10 for your trails though!
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