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Greystead Old Church

Greystead near Bellingham, Northumberland (Ref. 1056223)

4.9

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Review(s)

  • Gary

    “Fantastic and sympathetic conversion of church to holiday home.”

    Amazing and quirky accommodation with very cool spiral staircase leading up to the tower. Very well stocked with plates cups etc and great easy to use appliances. House was very clean and also very warm in coldest of days. Only real down side is it’s difficult to move around the kitchen area without waking or disturbing everyone as floorboards are very creaky and sound travels all through the church.

    Amazing and quirky accommodation with very cool spiral staircase leading up to the tower. Very well stocked with plates cups etc and great easy to use appliances. House was very clean and also very warm in coldest of days. Only real down side is it’s difficult to move around the kitchen area without waking or disturbing everyone as floorboards are very creaky and sound travels all through the church.

    - Gary, February 2024

Summary

  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • First floor open plan mezzanine living area with kitchen with central island, dining area and sitting area
  • Ground floor sitting room with woodburner
  • Entrance hallway.
  • Eco-friendly wood pellet heating from biomass boiler, underfloor in some rooms, with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVDs, CD/radio, WiFi, free phone, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample eco-friendly grass-effect off road parking for 4 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 5 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: The owner of this property charges a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond, this will be pre-authorised on your payment card

The property

Bellingham 5 miles. This stunning conversion, of an early 19th century, Grade II listed former Georgian church in the heart of the North Tyne Valley. Rated 5* Gold by Visit England, and winner of a 2022 Rose Award for exceptional customer service, Greystead Old Church sits adjacent to the owner's Georgian Old Rectory, within its own very private setting, making it perfect for a family gathering or a getaway with friends! Lovingly and sympathetically restored in 2013 to provide holiday accommodation of an exceptional standard, this inspirational, architect-designed conversion is just yards from the banks of the River North Tyne, and only 4.2 miles from Kielder Water. The property's many stunning original features, include a fully-restored Victorian stained glass window and colourful tiles, Gothic archway, exposed stonework, flagstone flooring and Georgian panelling, which combine with the eco-friendly heating to create a conversion of outstanding merit. Luxuriously appointed throughout, this Kielder Water cottage has a vast first floor mezzanine open plan living area covering two thirds of the former nave, and it boasts a fabulous fitted kitchen with a central island and granite work surfaces, spacious dining and sitting areas, all with hill views from the original lancet windows and sight-lines over the balcony to the east end. The ground floor east end sitting room of this Kielder cottage features a cosy woodburner and sumptuous seating in the area which once housed the church altar, under the fully-restored stained glass window. To make the most of this exceptional space, and the surrounding views, this wonderful conversion is in an upside down style, with the bedrooms and bathrooms of this Kielder cottage on the ground floor, offering axial views along a central corridor to the stained glass window, with one of the bedrooms, formed from the original panelled vestry, housing an original fireplace. Outside this Bellingham cottage, the enclosed garden is situated in a secluded corner of the owners' spacious rectory garden and is a totally private space with furniture and BBQ. The new star-gazing platform for visitors to view the area's famous 'Dark Skies' is superbly sited near the Old Church garden; bring your own telescope or just enjoy a panoramic view of the night skies! Just a short drive from picturesque Bellingham and located in the Northumberland National Park, Greystead Old Church is also within easy reach of Kielder Water and Observatory, Hadrian's Wall, the Northumberland Heritage Coast, the Scottish Borders and the market town of Hexham. Salmon, sea trout and trout fishing can be arranged via the owners on adjacent stretches of the North Tyne. Greystead Old Church, an award-winning church, forms the perfect base for touring the area's many delights. Note: This property can be booked with property Ref 1096 - The Coach House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

BELLINGHAM

Kielder Water 7 miles; Hadrian's Wall 12 miles; Corbridge 18 miles; Hexham 19 miles.

Known as the ‘capital’ of the North Tyne Valley, this delightful town of natural stone houses nestles close to the banks of the River North Tyne. Said to be sited on a Roman station, the charming market town has much of interest, including a 12th century church, heritage centre and 30ft waterfall, just to the north. It’s also on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and is just a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Water and Forest. Suitable for year-round holidays, this unspoilt area with its fishing, horse riding, abundant wildlife and superb walking country is a nature lover’s dream. There is a superb golf course close by and the area has abundant historical sites, stately homes and famous gardens.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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