Homildon Cottage

Homildon Cottage

Secluded cottage bordering National Park, AGA, wood-stove, walk to village

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On the very border of Northumberland National Park, Homildon Cottage is an attractive traditional cottage dating back to the early 1800s. Sleeping up to eight, it offers seclusion and tranquility while being only 15-20 minutes walk from Wooler.

The cosy heart of this family house is a well-equipped kitchen with a large farmhouse table and cherry red AGA, a perfect place to share a convivial meal or sample the local treats from the welcome basket. A comfy sitting room with vaulted ceiling and vintage wood burning stove offers a welcoming space to stretch out and relax or enjoy time indoors with one of the many board games. There is also a large flat screen TV and internet Blu-Ray DVD. A conservatory doubles as a light, bright and airy second dining space while a study comes equipped with a monitor and fast broadband to work or play. Or simply settle in a comfy chair, read a book and watch the rabbits and birds come and go in the garden!

The house lies out of sight at the end of a short dead-end track – ensuring the only passing ‘traffic’ is the occasional walker or farmer. A large rear garden is a peaceful haven looking out onto historic Humbleton Hill, with a decked dining area seating eight. This and the neighbouring wooded wetland attract a wealth of birds and wildlife to your door. The Northumberland National Park is less than a minute’s walk away with St Cuthbert’s Way within 1km. A separate stable provides a multi-games table and lockable leisure gear storage.

The current owners use the property regularly as a retreat, and have updated the facilities to meet the expectations of today’s holiday makers. Master bedroom with en-suite shower & toilet, a further double and twin bedrooms, while fourth bedroom is a striking beamed attic room. Newly renovated family bathroom. Third WC off the utility room. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

The utility room provides plenty of space to store muddy boots and there is an outdoor tap should you have had a close encounter with a bog! Hang your wet gear in the utility room or on the AGA to dry, or use our condenser tumble dryer. You can store any larger equipment in the secure stable.

In the cottage you will find OS Explorer/Landranger maps of the surrounding countryside including the National Park and books full of local walks, all for the use of guests. We also provide a small daypack and a set of walking poles for guests’ use, and coolbag/tupperware and picnic blanket if you would like to take a picnic on your walk.

Being right on the border of the National Park means you can take the bridleway from the door and be out on the moors within 10-15 minutes. St Cuthbert’s way is only around 1km up the track. There are also some shorter circular walks direct from the door of the cottage, great for children or if you do not want to head out all day.

Telephone Number

01665 721380

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Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge


Within a short walk

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover


Within a 10 minute drive


Within a 10 minute drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Real Fire

Wood Burning Stove

Eco Friendly

On-site storage for cycles and walking boots; information on local transport and local food suppliers; Nest heating controller

Historical Connection

Site of the Battle of Homildon Hill in 1402, one of Harry 'Hotspur' Percy's famous victories over the Scots – as recounted in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1. The al fresco dining area looks over the hill.

Unusual Building

The cottage is formed from the restoration and renovation of three farmworkers' cottages and outlying stable.