Eskeleth

Morpeth, Northumberland
The exterior of Eskeleth, Northumberland
The sitting room of Eskeleth, Northumberland
The kitchen of Eskeleth, Northumberland
The double bedroom at Eskeleth, Northumberland
The twin bedroom at Eskeleth, Northumberland
The garden of Eskeleth, Northumberland
The view from Eskeleth, Northumberland
The parkland at Wallington near Eskeleth, Northumberland
The Dragon Cycle Trail at Wallington near Eskeleth, Northumberland
Codger's Fort at Wallington near Eskeleth, Northumberland
The historic house at Wallington near Eskeleth, Northumberland
Rothley Lake at Wallington near Eskeleth, Northumberland
Rothley Castle at Wallington near Eskeleth, Northumberland
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 020040

About Eskeleth

An idyllic holiday spot, this restored farmworkers cottage on the Wallington Estate is perfect for a peaceful getaway.

Eskeleth has been recently refurbished and is a fine example of an 18th-century farmworker’s cottage. The cottage is light and bright and decorated in warm tones, it has many original features including beams. The cottage once formed part of the large farm steading of Hartington Hall which dates to the 16th-century. Hartington Hall was once a Bastle House; these were defensive farmhouses unique to the Anglo-Scottish border area and hark back to the wilder days in the region’s history. 

Head down the sweeping driveway and arrive to the rear of the cottage. On entering at the rear, off the hallway you will find the kitchen diner with cooking range and a large but cosy sitting room with a stone surrounded wood burner. A door from the sitting room leads to the twin bedroom, which can also be set up as a large double, with ensuite shower room. Turning left after entering the cottage brings you to the family bathroom with shower over bath and the king sized bedroom. You can also enter the cottage through the traditional front porch. 

At the front of the cottage is a garden with mature beds, manicured lawn and open views to the Hart Burn valley.  To the rear is a large garden with lawned areas and outdoor seating to enjoy the open views to the countryside. Space in the outbuilding can be used for storing items including bikes. 

There are many National Trust places nearby to explore, such as Wallington which is just 3 miles away, Hadrian’s Wall, Cragside and Seaton Delaval Hall. Other places of interest to visit include Northumberland National Park, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, and Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. There are also many walking and cycling routes around Northumberland's countryside and coast, including the cycle route from Wallington to Blyth or the 4.2km River Walk at Wallington. 

When you’ve had your fill of countryside, head to Rothbury village, approximately 13 miles away, for a range of shops including antique and niche gift shops, with many galleries, tea rooms and pubs. You can also go on many riverside walks, where you may come across some historical landmarks. For another place rich in historical landmarks, walks and quaint shops, the bustling town of Morpeth is your next stop – a traditional market town with stylish highstreets just over 12 miles away. Ponteland is 15 miles away and is a great destination for cafes, bars and restaurants. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

Layout

  • Ground floor

    King bedroom at one end of the cottage and twin bedroom (can be super king on request) at the other end cottage which is en-suite with shower, one family bathroom with shower over bath, sitting room, kitchen/dining area, hallway, porch areas to the front and rear of property.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Parking: Off road parking at the rear on the hardstanding area for 2 cars plus additional parking on the driveway.

Heating: Oil fired central heating included. There is also a wood burner.

Garden: There is a garden at the front with mature beds, manicured lawn. There is a large garden at the rear comprising lawned areas, driveway and hard standing parking. Outdoor seating is provided.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday check out of 4pm.

Bike Hire: For full details on bike hire available at Wallington visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington/features/on-your-bike

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level.

The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions (stated on the cottage's webpage). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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