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The Cowshed

Horsley near Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland (Ref. 30884)


Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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

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84 Customer Review(s)

  • Robin

    “Absolutely charming and fantastic holiday home furnished and decorated with love.”

    Truly fabulous, thank you!

    Truly fabulous, thank you!

    - Robin, May 2024

    Thank you so much. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil underfloor central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk.

The property

A fabulous detached barn conversion situated in the pretty village of Horsley midway between Corbridge and Newcastle upon Tyne. Surrounded by Northumberland farmland and within easy reach of the Hadrian's Wall path, this single-storey cottage is located next door to the owners’ farmhouse and features beams and trusses, as well as being decorated and furnished in an eclectic style to create a charming, luxury retreat in a superb location for touring the Tyne Valley and Northumberland. The open plan living space has a warming woodburning stove for those chillier evenings, where you can curl up on the gorgeous, velvety pink sofa, pour a glass of something chilled from the pink Smeg fridge and spend evenings recounting the day’s activities. The bedrooms at The Cowshed have been carefully thought out, with the king-size double boasting a useful en-suite shower room and the lovely twin has a wonderful, handmade lampshade which creates shadows that dance over the walls, it’s sure to delight younger visitors. The village of Horsley has two good pubs and a popular café, whilst within reach is the historic town of Corbridge and only eleven miles away is Newcastle-upon-Tyne with its vibrant nightlife and fabulous shopping. This charming barn conversion is the perfect base for a couple or family at any time of the year.

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About the location


Wylam 2 miles; Heddon-on-the-Wall 3 miles; Corbridge 7 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 8 miles; Hexham 12 miles.

The parish of Horsley is situated in one of the most scenic parts of east Tynedale, and forms part of a World Heritage Site. The Hadrian’s Wall long distance path is situated one mile north of the village of Horsley and is connected by existing rights of way, one of which travels through Horsley Wood, a woodland dating to the medieval period. Horsley village is steeped in history, and many of the buildings have strong architectural features and are of great historical significance, while Horsley is close to the village of Wylam, the birthplace of George Stephenson, one of the early pioneers of the railway industry. Along the road is Heddon-on-the-Wall which sits on the line of the old Hadrian’s Wall, still visible at the edge of the village, and the lovely town of Corbridge, which has history dating back to Roman times, is also nearby. Just a little further on is the Tyne Valley town of Hexham with its abbey, old gaol and old town centre. The vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne with its many pubs, shops, eateries, museums and other attractions is within driving distance and has something for everyone. Horsley is an ideal base for exploring this part of Northumberland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas