Castle Farm Cottage is an attractive single-storey wing of Castle Farm within the picture perfect hamlet of Alnham. Converted to an excellent standard the accommodation is mainly on one level. The living/dining/kitchen space is open plan with large hemmel windows to enhance its bright and airy ambience. Both double bedrooms are immaculately presented and the contemporary bathroom has the added convenience of a spacious shower too.
Castle Farm Cottage enjoys a tranquil, rural position and is surrounded by stunning countryside. Overlooking the dramatic landscape across the Northumberland National Park, this is an idyllic spot to rest and refresh. Alnham is a welcoming hamlet situated only six miles from the village of Whittingham and two miles from Netherton. The picturesque village of Rothbury, found nestled at the foot of the Simonside and Lordenshaw Hills, straddles the banks of the trout and salmon-rich River Coquet, where a licence and permit for fishing can be obtained locally, and is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists, nine miles down the Coquet valley.
Located within the "International Dark Sky Park", the property is a fantastic place to catch a glimpse of a meteor shower, track satellites, especially the International Space Station, look at the planets of our own solar system or go further into space ("where no man has gone before!") and view star clusters or far-off galaxies. The owners’ are happy to provide specialist equipment, including an astronomical telescope, high magnification binoculars and star charts, for wannabe astronomers. They will also, if you wish, give you a beginners guide to the equipment and the brilliant skies above their garden. Darkest Northumberland, with its remarkably low light pollution, is simply the best place to view our Milky Way, the constellations, and when at its best, the Aurora Borealis.
Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level and has underfloor central heating throughout, powered by an air source heat pump with oil back up, and comprises:
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining:
Kitchen area: with electric range cooker, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Shared use of the owners washing machine next door if required.
Lounge area: with Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 1: with double bed.
Bedroom 2: with twin beds.
Bathroom: with large bath, separate large shower cubicle and WC.
All oil, electricity, heating, bed linen and towels included. Shared use of the washing machine next door if required. Telescope and binoculars provided along with a talk about the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.Shared use of an enclosed patio courtyard and rear patio with furniture and barbecue. Two pets welcome. Private parking for 2 cars. Smoking allowed outside only. Please note: the property has a natural water supply.