Dene Cottage is an attractive annex set aside from Dene House; a beautiful 19th century country house located in the picture-perfect hamlet of Callaly. Surrounded by open fields, this idyllic location makes a superb rural retreat. The cottage affords privacy with its independent access. There is a pleasant kitchen and cosy lounge with open fire on the ground floor and a fresh bathroom and homely double bedroom upstairs making this a relaxing bolthole for couples.
Nine miles east is the bustling market town of Alnwick, dominated by its majestic castle it is often referred to as ‘the Windsor of the North’ and is the ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy). Alnwick offers a wide array of amenities with a large range of independent shops/tea rooms/pubs and restaurants. There is also a cinema/playhouse in town and leisure facilities including indoor sports and swimming. Visit Barter Books, one of the largest second hand book shops in the UK. The Alnwick Garden, with its spectacular Grand Cascade Waterfall and restaurant incorporated within the largest tree house in Europe, is also a popular tourist attraction.
Dene Cottage enjoys a tranquil, rural position and is surrounded by stunning countryside on the edge of the dramatic landscape across the Northumberland National Park. Giving the ambience of being in the middle of nowhere, Dene Cottage is centrally based to discover the many delights across north Northumberland. The friendly village of Whittingham is only two miles away. The picturesque small town 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, only seven miles down the Coquet Valley. Rothbury offers many facilities including several quaint tea-rooms, pubs, charming shops and a riverside 18-hole golf course. The 1000-acre estate of Cragside, once home to Lord Armstrong, and the first home in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity, is an interesting National Trust visitor attraction.
A friendly greeting regularly awaits guests in the market town of Wooler, snuggled at the foot of the Cheviot Hills and where the challenging route of the St Cuthbert’s Way delights cyclists and walkers, 12 miles north. The Heritage coastline this area is proud to have recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is less than 20 miles east, making Dene Cottage an excellent base for exploring the many delights across north Northumberland and gives easy access to the Scottish Borders too.Pub 3 miles, shop 6 Miles and restaurant 5 Miles
Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/dining room: With open fire, Sky TV (full package) and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.
Oils central heating, l oil, electricity, bed linen towels and Wi-fi included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Large garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.