Reiver's Rest

1400 ft² Cottage

Overview

3 bedrooms
6 guests max.
Cottage
1400 ft²
1 bathroom
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
Fireplace
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Heating
Fridge
Parking
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen

What's nearby

Fishing

Outdoor

Garden
Rooms
2 bedrooms
1 double bed
1 bedroom
2 single beds
Description

Bellingham 1.5 miles. A beautifully-appointed former coach house set within the grounds of historic Hesleyside Hall, the ancestral home of the Border Reiver Charlton family. Sympathetically converted to a very high standard, this Bellingham cottage offers a spacious sitting room with open fire and a dining room for 10. There are three delightful bedrooms all overlooking the Capability Brown-designed parkland and beyond to ancient woodland and the North Tyne Valley. This picturesque cottage near Bellingham, with exclusive access to the surrounding grounds, is the perfect place for the whole family to don their wellies and spend the day exploring, bike riding or fishing in a safe, off road and tranquil setting. Located within the Northumberland National Park, this Bellingham cottage is within easy reach of all local attractions, including Kielder Water, Corbridge, Hexham, Hadrian's Wall and the Northumbrian Heritage Coast. Salmon and trout fishing, along with private tours of Hesleyside can be arranged with the owner prior to your visit. With stylish, spacious accommodation in a wonderful rural location, this cottage near Bellingham is the perfect base for touring this delightful area.
Bellingham is surrounded by the Northumberland National Park, is part of the Pennine Way and is near to Kielder Water, all of which makes it a walkers' paradise and a well-located base from which to see the rest of the region. Bellingham is the unofficial capital of the North Tyne Valley and is supposed to be built on the site of an old Roman station. It is extremely picturesque, comprising of a number of natural stone houses and there is much to see in the village itself, such as its 12th century church, the Heritage Centre and a cascading waterfall, which is just a short walk away. Nearby, other attractions include the Northumberland National Park, Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Forest and Water. There are plenty of walks to be had in the region, as well as a host of outdoor activities, such as horse-riding, fishing and canoeing.

House rules
Pet-friendly
Host
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Hesleyside Hall Bellingham

NE482LA Hexham, United Kingdom

4.0
Very good
‘This is a gorgeous cottage in a fabulous location. The fire was wonderful and the couches very comfy. Bedrooms are a great size and the beds the best I’ve slept in while staying in a holiday cottage. Bathroom is on the small size, but it is adequate. On the downside there isn’t a lot of room in the kitchen to store food and the cooker was rubbish. The igniter was broken and the oven took forever (over an hour) to heat up. The best part of the kitchen was the old fashioned ceiling drying rack. It got well used! There is a stair gate to keep dogs downstairs. A great idea as the stairs are wood and steep. I certainly wouldn’t have wanted my two crazies running down them! This did cause me an issue as my oldest dog decided he didn’t like been left and howled for hours every night. (The couches are very comfy, as previously stated!) The owners are lovely and incredibly helpful. I’d forgotten to check prior to arrival but the duvets were feather, hubby is allergic. One quick phone call and these were changed. I love feather duvets! It should be noted this is a working estate so there was a fair amount of traffic past the cottage, but this didn’t distract from the relaxing (howling dog aside) atmosphere.’
Reviewed on 04/01/2020
3.0
‘The cottage we felt to be overpriced for what it was. For a family of 5 with 3 teenage children the bathroom and toilet facilities were vastly inadequate. In the details it offers it as a cottage for 6! The bathroom is tiny, no separate toilet and the fixtures and fittings old and inadequate. Nowhere to hang towels or put toothbrushes. The towels were very small. The cooker is very small for cooking for 6 and very dated. Outside it would’ve been nice to have had cushions for the chairs as they were often wet or damp. A parasol on the outdoor table would’ve been nice too. On the plus side, we were very grateful to have had our online shopping taken delivery of and unpacked before we arrived. Bike storage was excellent. The house keeper was wonderful, very friendly. She kindly offered us a mid week clean and thankfully brought fluffy larger towels and bathrobes for us. This would’ve been nice from the outset, considering they were available. The beds were very comfortable and the bed linen luxurious. It was a great cottage for exploring the local area. The owners have given access to numerous walking trails which was very good. The children could safely explore on foot or bikes without having to negotiate busy roads. It felt very private and very beautiful surroundings.’
Reviewed on 20/08/2019
5.0
Outstanding
‘The cottage is on a county estate but as it's the end of the block you don't feel as though you are attached at all. The living room is beautiful with a great coal fire, we had going nearly all the time. Loved it. We did walk to the village, in the pouring rain, and found everyone we met to be welcoming and friendly, except the butcher who blamed us for the weather! Ha ha! His steak pies were delicious though. We only used the big bedroom and found it a little cold but the heavyweight duvet soon took care of that. We'd recommend this cottage to anyone except anyone who might have difficulty with the stairs. The fully equipped kitchen come complete witha washer dryer which was well used after our trip to Hadrian's Wall, yup, it rained again but didn't spoil our visit. Stay here with confidence.’
Reviewed on 11/03/2017
‘This cottage was really homely, comfortable and set in a wonderful location. All you needed was provided and the open fire was particularly cosy on an autumn evening.’
Reviewed on 24/10/2015
‘Reiver's Rest gave us a charming, spacious, tranquil base for our stay in Northumberland. It had an ambience of comfort, heritage, and timeless solidity, and provided a perfect home-from-home for us.’
Reviewed on 17/08/2015
‘The property was in a beautiful, remote location but near enough to a village to get supplies easily. The lounge/dining room was particularly charming, and our children loved the open fire (even in August!). The grounds are enormous and perfect for children to kick a ball, have a swing or go exploring. We really enjoyed our tour of the manor house which we had on our last day.’
Reviewed on 09/08/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘We stayed here for a week with our 2 children. The cottage was perfect for our needs, with an enormous garden with plenty of room for kicking a ball around and even a swing. The cottage was a little more rustic than I was expecting but very charming and comfortable. Our favourite room was the lounge / dining room which had an open fire, comfortable lounges and a big antique dining table. The kitchen was small but adequate, with an eclectic collection of cooking utensils. Nearest village (Bellingham) was about 2-3km away and had all the necessary shops for supplies. The only thing I would say is that the stairs are very steep and the shower is an over-bath arrangement, so I would not recommend Riever's Rest for elderly guests. Otherwise, though, we very much enjoyed our stay and I would happily come again.’
Reviewed on 09/08/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘We recently stayed at Reiver's Rest, and found it to be the perfect place to explore the area. The owners could not have been more friendly and accommodating, The property was clean and comfortable - the only hard thing was getting out of bed each morning! We visitied Hadrian's Wall, the coast, and the border abbeys in nearby Scotland. The small villages in the area were all a delight- good restaurants and pubs. We recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing and comfortable home-away-from -home. Thank you William and Anna for making our stay in Northumberland so special.’
Reviewed on 14/07/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘Its a great cottage, 3 large bedrooms with comfortable beds, lots of hot water and power shower, log fire, internet. Pets are welcome downstairs but gardens out side are not fenced so if you pet wanders this will be an issue. Stairs are steep and could be a risk for small children, elderly and infirm’
Reviewed on 08/07/2015
‘Location was great; for outdoor activities, good local village amenities and some great restaurants not too far away. The cottage had everything you needed and a lot of privacy. The woodland walks straight from the door were very nice.’
Reviewed on 26/04/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘This cottage is super - in a beautiful rural location with woodland walks and fields of sheep on the door step. Kielder with all of its facilities is close and is the village of Bellignham (small supermarket, petrol, pubs, etc). It is very peaceful, with the only disturbance being the noise of the guinea fowl. The cottage itself is comfortable, with great bedrooms. The kitchen and bathroom are functional though I could imagine with a full house they could be a bit cramped. It is dog friendly - and ours enjoyed his stay as well! Do note no mobile phone signal, but there is wi-fi and a landline for incoming emergency calls.’
Reviewed on 26/04/2015
4.0
Very good
‘We stayed here with friends over New Year and it was a great place for cosy evenings in front of the fire, a celebration meal and interesting places to visit. It's a shame there is only one bathroom. It would be difficult if you were 6 adults. The standard of furnishing is excellent. The beds and bedding super comfortable. We walked at Kielder Water and to the waterfall at Bellingham. Lots more to do than we had time for.’
Reviewed on 17/04/2015
‘Wonderful location. Lovely walks on your doorstep. Comfortable beds! Magnificent views all around. Excellent village shops for provisions and nearby restaurants if you wished to eat out.’
Reviewed on 11/04/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘Our week at Reivers Rest has been a delight. The house is part of the converted stables of Hesleyside Hall and a lovely quiet location. In fact the only noise to be heard is from the guinea fowl outside in the grounds. The house is clean, comfortable and well furnished. We had a tour of Hesleyside Hall with the owners William and Anna Charlton, for a small fee. The tour is fascinating and lovely to see the evidence of a family home as well as an historic property which has been in the same family since 1343. Reivers Rest is in a beautiful location, close to Bellingham, Kielder and Hadrians Wall. A favourite walk was Hareshaw Linn in Bellingham. Recommended highly for families and pet owners.’
Reviewed on 20/03/2015
‘This is a lovely cottage in a great location. The sitting room and bedrooms are very comfortable. It is beautifully furnished. The open fire is great and there are lots of games, puzzles etc. There is so much to do and see locally and the surroundings are peaceful and beautiful. Bellingham is a very friendly little town.’
Reviewed on 04/01/2015
‘We enjoyed the area, the gardens and the welcome from the owners - we were encouraged to take advantage of the walks on their land. It was a really great holiday.’
Reviewed on 17/11/2014
‘Quite, ideal for both dogs and grandchildren, very friendly people. First class location for area’
Reviewed on 25/10/2014
‘A lovely well appointed Cottage, in keeping with the Estate. Friendly owners who made themselves known to us which was good, we would visit again.’
Reviewed on 04/10/2014
‘Reivers Rest was one of the most comfortable holiday homes we have stayed in. The overall effect was charming and all the furnishings were of a very high quality. The owners were close by if anything went wrong (which it didn't!) We were warm, there was loads of hot water, kitchen was large, huge sitting room with open fire was a delight, and the beds were heavenly. A true countryside experience with loads of wildlife to watch for. Lots of lovely walks to take with the pleasure of returning to this spacious and welcoming cottage.’
Reviewed on 28/09/2014
‘Location and setting were very good. Easy to get to other counties in a reasonable time. The village butchers, bakers very good. Also the recommendations were trustworthy.’
Reviewed on 20/09/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘Could not fault everything was perfect owners very helpfull so quiet and peacefull yet pleanty to do around’
Reviewed on 18/08/2014
‘Fab holiday - lovely cottage in beautiful setting. Very, very comfy beds you did not want to leave. Will be going back again. Maybe later on in the year to make the most of the open fires and the dark nights to see the stars.’
Reviewed on 05/07/2014
‘A great location and the accommodation is of the highest standards. I would not hesitate to recommend Reiver's Rest to anyone looking for a romantic cottage in beautiful surroundings with lots to see and do on your doorstep. Will definitely be going back.’
Reviewed on 19/05/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘If you're looking for a romantic paradise with wonderful wildlife including a myriad of birds, red squirrels, roe deer and comedy domesticated guinea fowl all topped off with a dramatic landscape that let's you cycle in the woods, walk hills to waterfalls, great local pub food then Reivers Rest is the perfect spot for you. The accommodation is warm, welcoming and perfectly located. Loved it and will definitely be coming back.’
Reviewed on 15/05/2014
‘Extremely comfortable and cosy cottage in a spectacular setting. Beds wonderful - so comfy. Clean and decor traditional. Great to have the stable next door to store bikes too. Really enjoyed the access to great walking and an open fire in the evening. The walks on the estate were lovely too. Location wonderful as you feel remote, very peaceful, but only a short trip to Bellingham.’
Reviewed on 14/05/2014
‘Very peaceful location with pleasant outlook and much birdsong.’
Reviewed on 03/05/2014
‘Really lovely setting. Perfect base for exploring Hadrian's Wall and Kielder area. Lovely walks on the doorstep - either through the woods, or along the river.’
Reviewed on 17/03/2014
‘The cottage was set in the grounds of a beautiful Georgian manor house. It really felt like you were stepping back in time but with the luxury comforts of today. Our dogs felt like they had their own theme park with acres of estate that the owners family kindly let us use as our own. The location was perfect, the owners couldn't be nicer and the cottage was a real home from home.’
Reviewed on 25/01/2014
‘The cottage was beautiful. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and welcomed us to a warm cottage with an open fire. We visited many places around Kielder with the cottage being in such a perfect location, including the observatory. The sky was amazing. To think that you could see the Milky Way in England was more than spectacular, when you come from a city with few stars in the sky visible. Long mountain walks, villages and Kielder lake were all excellent sites to see and visit in the area. Wonderful for those who want to go on an adventure. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our short holiday, and would most definitely come back again!’
Reviewed on 03/12/2013
‘The accommodation was cosy, quiet and spacious.’
Reviewed on 02/11/2013
‘A real country getaway, stunning location, lovely comfortable cosy cottage.’
Reviewed on 06/09/2013
‘We were made to feel welcome by the owner, and he was very helpful, and seemed genuinely interested in our having an enjoyable holiday. We appreciated being able to go for walks on the estate.’
Reviewed on 18/07/2013
‘All the adults in the party thoroughly enjoyed the charm of the property and the hosts were really friendly and helpful. The welcome was wonderful. The cottage was spacious and beautifully decorated.’
Reviewed on 08/06/2013
‘Glorious location, friendly helpful host, very warm welcome!’
Reviewed on 28/02/2013
‘Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. Added bonus that we could take the dogs. Welcome flowers, bread and home made marmalade on arrival- very much appreciated.’
Reviewed on 23/01/2013
‘Good location and peaceful environment. Importantly, in December the time of our stay, the unit was warm. We all very much enjoyed our stay.’
Reviewed on 17/12/2012
4.0
Very good
‘Willian and ann are very friendly people. The stay at reiver's rest was very pleasent, We where lso offered a guided tour around and inside the house. Magnificent place. I can reccomend a stay at Reiver's rest. It is far away from noise, close to the private forest, close to keilder forest, close to Scotland, Land of Mary Queen of Scots. Go and see for yourself. Gerritsma family Holland’
Reviewed on 13/12/2012
‘The accommodation was superb, set within its own grounds, lovely and peaceful yet the shop and pubs only 1.5 miles away. Owners very helpful, I have already recommended Reiver's Rest to friends.’
Reviewed on 16/10/2012
5.0
Outstanding
‘I can highly recommend Hesleyside Hall's Stable Block cottage. We stayed for a week and were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation and the friendliness of the Charlton family. The bedrooms had wonderfully comfortable beds and the decor was 'posh' country style, the lounge was windfall with comfy sofas and beautiful antique furniture including a huge dining table and the kitchen was small but everything you need is provided. In my opinion the only thing missing was a second toilet/bathroom - sleeping 6 this would have made mornings slightly slicker. Overall highly recommended.’
Reviewed on 06/09/2012
‘A lovely 'getaway' location snuggled next to woodland. Friendly and informative hosts who take pride in offering part of their special home to guests. The beds are most comfortable.’
Reviewed on 26/07/2012
‘The property has a unique setting and is very close to Hadrian's Wall. The hosts were very friendly.’
Reviewed on 24/07/2012
5.0
Outstanding
‘Reiver's Rest is ideal for those looking for peace and quiet, with wildlife arriving on your doorstep at any given moment. The accommodation and contents are of a very high standard, with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I would love to return to this accommodation in the winter, as being on the edge of Keilder National Park the dark skies will be wonderful. Many thanks to William and anna for sharing part of their home and also to Susan the housekeeper. I could run out of superlatives if I carry on! One other note - a car is a must as there are so many areas of interest in the vicinity.’
Reviewed on 11/06/2012
5.0
Outstanding
‘A wonderful former coach house attatched to the splendid Hesleyside Hall the home of William and anna Charlton with a family history dating back to 1130. Reivers Rest Cottage provides a mix of modern and traditional facilities with an elegant dining room providing ample space for entertaining up to six guests at candlelit dinners. Three large bedrooms equipped with super comfortable mattresses and high quality bedding. The kitchen area is well equipped and adjacent to the large dining/lounge area with flat screen TV. Our two dogs had a fantastic holiday and slept well in the kitchen area at night. Easy access to Northumberland and the Borders with local amenities in Bellingham village. Excellent eating establishments in close proximity, all of which offer excellent cuisine to suit every taste. Many thanks to hosts William and anna and houskeeper Susan for providing such a fascinating and enjoyable holiday experience.’
Reviewed on 17/03/2012
5.0
Outstanding
‘A wonderful former coach house attatched to the splendid Hesleyside Hall the home of William and Anna Charlton with a family history dating back to 1130. Reivers Rest Cottage provides a mix of modern and traditional facilities with an elegant dining room providing ample space for entertaining up to six guests at candlelit dinners. Three large bedrooms equipped with super comfortable mattresses and high quality bedding. The kitchen area is well equipped and adjacent to the large dining/lounge area with flat screen TV. Our two dogs had a fantastic holiday and slept well in the kitchen area at night. Easy access to Northumberland and the Borders with local amenities in Bellingham village. Excellent eating establishments in close proximity, all of which offer excellent cuisine to suit every taste. Many thanks to hosts William and Anna and houskeeper Susan for providing such a fascinating and enjoyable holiday experience.’
Reviewed on 17/03/2012
‘The friendly owners and beautiful environment. The open fire and cosy living room.’
Reviewed on 21/02/2012
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