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High Shaftoe

Ponteland, Northumberland (Ref. 1142905)

Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin, and WC, 1 x twin, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Mezzanine snug
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Rear enclosed, One acre garden with patio, lawn, furniture, non-enclosed large pond with fountain, and dark sky observatory area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 4.2 miles
  • Direct access to Shaftoe Crags
  • Note: Pond not enclosed, please supervise children at all times
  • Note: Observatory has electricity and water

The property

High Shaftoe is a beautiful barn conversion nestled into the picturesque hamlet of Middleton, near Ponteland, ideal for families and groups of friends looking to explore Northumberland and beyond. Be welcomed into a spacious property, teeming with character and charm, with wooden roof beams and arched windows drawing in seas of natural light. Unpack into this delightful space, finding a sitting room with an electric fire, ideal for relaxing with a coffee as you plan the day ahead of you. The kitchen/diner has ample amenities to cater to your culinary needs, and is a spacious area where guests can cook together, before dining at the table and enjoying a hearty meal. There is also the option of an eye-catching morning room with a selection of books and furniture, so guests can read in this tranquil space. Serviced by a cloakroom and bathroom, this property offers four beautifully presented bedrooms, each bursting with charm and offering a homely space for you to rest your head, with options including a stunning double with tasteful furniture, en-suite bathroom, a twin, and two singles. Outside, enjoy the one acre of land available and allow your four-legged companion to play on the grass as you enjoy a coffee in the sunshine, or check out the dark sky observatory and see what constellations you can spot. Make a memorable getaway to Northumberland with a stay at High Shaftoe. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1144232 and 1144233, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Shaftoe Grange Cottages

Shaftoe Grange Cottages is a beautiful collection of three stone-built cottages, resting in the hamlet of Middleton, near Ponteland, and offering an acre of land for guests use, and pretty bases for couples, friends, and families alike, looking for a getaway to Northumberland. Be welcomed by off-road parking and marvel at the stunning décor throughout, with each of the properties boasting original features such as roof beams, arched windows, and stone walls, adding character and charm to these pet-friendly abodes. These properties can be linked together for larger groups, allowing guests to spend time with one another. Situated in the countryside of Northumberland, Shaftoe Grange Cottages offer a charming retreat with direct access from your backyard to Northumbrian treks over the hills and crags. The village of Bolam, which has a lovely lake for boating and strolling, and the hamlet of Bradford are both close to nearby Harnham, and guests can also visit the historic sites of Harnham Buddhist Monastery and the English Heritage site Belsay Castle. For amenities, head over to the town of Ponteland, where there is a selection of convenience stores, pubs, cafés, and eateries, with options including The Pont Tap and the Diamond Inn, and there is also a golf course. More attractions include Wallington Hall, Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Newcastle Upon Tyne with its Discovery Museum and Life Science Centre, Northumberland Zoo, and beach days at Cresswell Beach and Whiteley Bay. Take a hike, mountain bike, or birdwatch in the stunning scenery Northumberland National Park, making the most of the group’s countryside location. All of this and so much more with a stay at the characterful Shaftoe Grange Cottages.

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

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About the location


Newcastle 6 miles; Morpeth 11 miles; Hexham 20 miles; Newcastle airport 2 miles.

Ponteland is a historic village set on the river Pont with much modern development providing shops and restaurants, and a traditional village pub. There is also a great leisure centre to enjoy with plenty of activities for the family to enjoy. The Metro centre is only 7 miles away, Hadrians Wall can be accessed from various places nearby, and the historic towns of Morpeth, Hexham and Corbridge are all just a short drive away. No matter what your interests there should be something to satisfy your needs in the surrounding area. The city of Newcastle can be accessed either by car or by public transport, and with a history dating back over 200 years, there is much to see and do in this vibrant, lively location. Excellent shopping, top-class restaurants and amazing night life are all to be enjoyed, along with a variety of museums and galleries.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas