Exterior | Old Kielder Castle Cottage, Kielder, near Bellingham
Cosy lounge with wood burning stove & wood beamed ceiling  | Old Kielder Castle Cottage, Kielder, near Bellingham
  • Cottage
  • Kielder, near Bellingham
  • UK3057

Old Kielder Castle Cottage

9.4

out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

Pets stay free
Wifi
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
This former stable is the perfect retreat for families and couples looking to explore the abundance of attractions close by.

Ground Floor:
2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With beams and stone floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 46" Sky TV and DVD player.
Dining area: With French doors leading to sitting-out area.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and French doors leading to sitting-out area.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and tiled floor.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, shower area and toilet.

Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot , highchair and stairgate. Telephone (honesty box).

Enclosed lawned garden to the front with terrace, patio, garden furniture and chiminea. Tiered patio to the rear with sitting-out area. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered pond in the garden, 20 yards away.

Old Kielder Castle Cottage lies in the prettiest part of the village of Kielder, directly opposite the castle, which can be admired from the large enclosed garden. Visitors to Kielder village and surrounding area are spoilt for choice, as the area is a paradise for mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, fishermen and water enthusiasts. It is ideally located for stargazers and photographers, as this semi-detached holiday cottage is close to the Kielder Observatory. The castle houses a visitor centre, with a licensed café featuring a webcam to capture the ospreys and wildlife, and also holds varied exhibitions throughout the seasons.
The cottage has been sympathetically restored from a 1775 stable for the castle, into a contemporary cottage, which is ideal for couples or small families. Relax in the large bath after a day’s cycling or walking, or curl up on the comfy sofa and watch a film in front of the cosy wood burner. The rear area has a pretty tiered patio area for extra privacy to relax and unwind. The open beams, underfloor heated stone floors and wood burner all help to retain the character of the cottage.
Kielder is set in the Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park, the largest expanse of dark sky in Europe, perfect for astronomers. The surrounding parks all have something to offer visitors. There is a hop on/off ferry which takes you all around the water to admire the stunning scenery with a visitor centre, bird of prey centre and bar with picnic tables along the front.
The local pub and licensed café are only a short walk away, which means you can leave your car behind and enjoy a quiet drink with friends. This property is within a great location for exploring the abundance of visitor attractions in what is reputedly the friendliest and least inhabited county in England. Hadrian’s Wall and the Northumberland Heritage Coast (Alnwick Castle only 50 miles) make great days out and are easily drivable. The Kielder Winter Wonderland from mid-November to Christmas is a fantastic experience for families of all ages (must pre book). Marathons and bike runs are held throughout the year, making the cottage a welcoming base for your stay in Kielder. Shop ¼ mile, pub 300 yards, café 200 yards.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2020

Features

Accessible – Ground Floor Wet Room

Accessible – Walk In Shower or Bath

Accessible Cottages

Baby and Toddler Friendly

Cot Available

Cycle Store

Dishwasher

Enclosed garden or patio

Garden or Patio

Ground Floor Facilities

Highchair Available

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge

Pub Within 1 Mile

Romantic Getaways

Rural

Satellite TV

Stairgate

Washing Machine

Wi-Fi

Woodburning Stove

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 33 reviews

9.4

out of 10

Value for money

8.8

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort and Equipment

9.4

Location

9.3

Local amenities

7.1

Overall rating

9.4

Sarah

  • Sheffield

  • Family

10

out of 10

This was our second visit to the cottage and it certainly won’t be our last. It is beautiful and in stunning surroundings. There is anything you need for a luxurious stay nestled away in nature. Love it!

9 Nov 2022

Munro

  • Kirkbymoorside

  • Family

8

out of 10

This is a lovely cottage. It is not advertised as being suitable for guests with mobility problems, but it could almost be advertised as such. There are only two steps to the front door but if one uses the French windows into the living area there are no steps. Similarly, into the bedroom the French windows give step free access. The bathroom is also very good for someone with mobility problems. There is a large 'wet' are to shower with no steps. All this needs to be ideal is a shower stool and a grab rail to make it ideal. One of our party has mobility problems and found the small bedroom a bit tricky with its polished tiled floor. He couldn't get out of bed without putting on slippers first to give his feet grip. These are very small issues and would be appreciated by a wide range of clients. A grab rail in the wet area would be a safety feature for everyone using the cottage.

9 Nov 2022

Aimee

  • High Peak

  • Family

9

out of 10

Great location and great communication from the owner and team. Would definitely return!

2 Nov 2022

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