- 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 EskelethAn 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
Ground floor facilities
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