Find your tranquil autumn escape

The farmhouse in the autumn sun

Surrounded by woodland, the natural landscape around the farmhouse is dramatically altered with the onset of the new season. The vibrant colours of summer are replaced with the enchanting reds, browns and oranges of autumn.

One of the best ways to appreciate the idyllic setting is via the short Paddock Walk that shows off some of the best views available of the property and the surrounding Tyne Valley. It also gives you the chance to get to know Cherryburn’s most popular residents – donkeys Paddy and Bethany – before they head off to their winter home.

See our resident farm animals on the Paddock Walk
The Cherryburn donkeys in the paddock
See our resident farm animals on the Paddock Walk


If the weather turns a bit too chilly, head inside and discover Birds Want You To Listen To Their Songs, a contemporary arts exhibition by Juneau Projects, which runs until 29 October and offers an interactive artistic experience coupled with intriguing pieces inspired by Thomas Bewick’s printing techniques and the landscape surrounding Cherryburn. 

The installation in the museum
An installation in the museum as part of Birds Want You To Listen To Their Songs
The installation in the museum


To top it off, you can browse the museum room that provides a glimpse into the life of Bewick, and showcases some of his original printing blocks, as well as limited edition prints that were made using his blocks that are available to buy. 

After exploring the grounds, the cosy café is a great place to relax with a scone and cuppa by the log-burning fire and gaze out of the windows across the valley and beyond.
If you’re looking for somewhere quiet, peaceful and quaint that is immersed in nature and boasts stunning views this autumn, then look no further.

You can see how intricate Bewick's hand carving skills were
A Bewick block
You can see how intricate Bewick's hand carving skills were