This detached, unique 19th century stone-built farm mill, complete with water wheel, has been converted to a good standard resulting in lovely, contemporary holiday accommodation. The Old Mill has plenty of history to admire, it forms part of East Newtown, a farmstead situated on the branch of the Routing Burn above the southern banks of the River Coquet. Settlement and farming at Newtown began in 1249 and you can still see the earthworks, banks and hollows of this thriving medieval settlement in the field above East Newtown, from the public right of way. Situated inside the Northumberland National Park, with a backdrop of the Simonside Hills and a pleasant descent to the lovely Coquet valley above the village of Rothbury, The Old Mill is an excellent base from which to explore the region. Step outside and access the footpath that leads to Newtown Park, the Forestry Commision walks, the crags and the 1410 foot high summit of Simonside. St Oswald’s Way passes close by at Lordenshaws. Rothbury enjoys many amenities including traditional pubs, coffee shops, bakers, butchers, galleries and leisure facilities. There are pleasant riverside walks and a playground for children. The glorious Northumberland countryside - still a well-kept secret, just waits to be explored and The Old Mill is a convenient and central base. The Old Mill is located within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, an area that has been awarded Gold Tier status, which is the highest rating for viewing stars. Guests at The Old Mill have the exciting opportunity to experience the stunning night skies with 10 by 50 binoculars and a selection of telescopes (by arrangement with the owner). Red night vision torches and star charts are also provided. Other local attractions include Cragside Estate, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Wallington House and Gardens, and many more! Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.
Ground floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one zip and link (can be 2ft 6in singles for children). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Wooden floors throughout.
Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out areas and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 6 steps to grassed mill banks with stream.