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Newbiggin Cottage

Blanchland, Northumberland (Ref. 982916)


Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Christine

    “I love this property the only drawback is the lack of garden for the dogs (and they can jump the wall).”

    It’s a very comfortable cottage and really well equipped. This was my 2nd visit and I will certainly come again.

    It’s a very comfortable cottage and really well equipped. This was my 2nd visit and I will certainly come again.

    - Christine, April 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request), 1 x double, 1 x large single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Hairdryer, Freeview TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, dogs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Private Tennis Court available for use, please bring own rackets and balls
  • Note: Dogs downstairs only
  • Note: Steep winding staircase to the first floor.

The property

Nestled in the heart of Northumberland countryside, with the beautiful North Pennines AONB in close proximity and wonderful vistas out towards the traditional village of Blanchland, is this enchanting detached cottage boasting a high standard of quality. Situated along a private road, Newbiggin Cottage isideally suited to families or couples seeking a refreshing break in the country, with walking, cycling and fishing opportunities nearby. The rear entrance of the property, accessed through a charming arched trellis, climbed by an elegant rose bush, takes you to the utility/boot room which houses a fridge/freezer and a washing machine. Three steps up take you to the ultra-modern kitchen showcasing a fabulous selection of Neff and Bosch units, with sleek granite worktops and neutral colour schemes. Next is the dining room which is beautifully done, uplifted by a delightful open fire, with a starter pack of kindling provided. The ground floor bathroom features slick clean lines and contemporary colourways; the handmade Roman blinds add a thoughtful touch. Connecting these rooms is luxury Karndean flooring adding to the chic, quality finish throughout; the sitting room offers plush carpet cushioning your toes along with a woodburning stove to keep you warm through the winter season. Careful as you go, stroll up the winding staircase to find three superb bedrooms, elegantly presented with original doors, pretty rugs and rustic furnishings; views of the open countryside are simply stunning. Adjacent to the cottage is a lively little garden awash with flourishing wildlife; a gorgeous spot to sit out and catch the last few rays of the golden sun, drinking in the beautiful landscape of the meandering valley. Down in the village of Blanchland you can sample delicious food at the popular Lord Crewe Arms bar/restaurant and visualise scenes from the Catherine Cookson novels, within one of the prettiest locations in England. Nestled in the foothills of The North Pennines, you have the opportunity to explore the heather moorlands, beautiful streams and ancient woodlands. Appreciate the quiet natural beauty of the surrounding area and wonderful interior of this exquisite retreat.

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About the location


Edmundbyers 4.5 miles; Durham 24.7 miles

Engulfed by magnificent fells, Blanchland straddles the Northumberland and Durham border in the North Pennines AONB. Built with stones from the remains of the 12th century Blanchland Abbey, the village boasts a picturesque scene worthy of the setting choice for Catherine Cookson's novels. Take the time to pay one of the oldest hostelries in the country a visit; the Lord Crewe Arms dates back to the 12th century and offers a wide selection of delicious food and drink. Bordered by bountiful countryside the village offers a plethora of walking opportunities. Nearby the village of Edmundbyers comprises a cluster of pretty cottages scattered around the village green, a Wesleyan Chapel, pub, restaurant and deli. Nestled in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wonderful area boasts snaking stone walls, sweeping moorland and cascading waterfalls, a welcoming haven for plants and animals. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and consider a stay in this beautiful region of England.