Sweethope Croft 1, Harle near Kirkwhelpington
Sweethope Croft 1, Harle near Kirkwhelpington
  • Cottage
  • Harle near Kirkwhelpington
  • CC325022

Sweethope Croft 1


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile
Perched right on the shore of Sweethope Lough on the exclusive Ray Estate renowned for its fishing.

Ground Floor:
Living area: With wood burner, Freview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, electric hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric night storage heaters, electricity, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request.

Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furnitue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

Perched right on the shore of a beautiful lake known as Sweethope Lough, extensively renowned for its trout and fly fishing, nestles this pair of "single storey crofts", which provide charming self catering holiday cottages in an idyllic setting. Built with traditional Northumbrian stone this pair of cottages offers a truly rural hideaway with a unique view. Surrounded by miles of open countryside and woodland the properties are positioned on the exclusive Ray  Estate. Formerly owned by the great inventor and industrialist "Newcastle" born "Charles Parsons", the Estate was purchased by Viscount Devonport’s family in 1954. The Estate has since been painstakingly restored and developed over the years by Lord Devonport.
Sweethope Loughs are consisting of two Loughs, Little Lough being 12 acres and the Great Lough and impressive 140 acres. Sweethope Crofts are positioned on the southern edge of the Little Lough.
The accommodation within each cottage is conveniently all on ground floor level and although they can be booked independently, an interlinking door can be unlocked to accommodate the gathering of families and friends. The living space is open plan with exposed beams to retain their character. Relax in front of the cosy wood burner and watch the flames dance after a day exploring the flora and fauna in the surrounding area. The cottages are situated in a tranquil and secluded location on the edge of Sweethope Lough, but they are within a few hundred metres of the Sweethope activities, which include fishing and boating, so areas near the cottages can be busy, particularly in the summer months. Enjoy gazing at the stars, study the wildlife and watch the birds that regularly visit Sweethope Crofts.


Cot Available

Enclosed garden or patio

Garden or Patio

Ground Floor Accommodation

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge

Pub Within 1 Mile

Romantic Getaways

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 15 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Northallerton

  • Friends


out of 10

Lovely, charming cottage, where I felt safe staying by myself and didn't mind there was no internet or mobile signal. There are new beds since the photos were taken, which are comfortable. The log burner was great and easy to light, with plenty of wood, though I had problems working the night storage heater (more likely operator error). Lovely light bright main room with comfy chairs and sofa. I had friends round and we managed to have a Sunday lunch for 4 people. The best welcome basket ever and friendly guy looking after everything, which nothing was a both. Can't wait to go again.

5 Oct 2022


  • Banchory

  • Family


out of 10

The cottage is excellent and the location perfect if you want to be a little off the beaten track. Clean, well equipped, comfortable and peaceful. Fishing and boats right on the doorstep and very friendly folk looking after it all.

23 Jul 2022


  • Glenrothes

  • Friends


out of 10

Great location. If you like peace and quiet you will struggle to beat it. Also fishing on your doorstep,what more do you want.

27 Jun 2022

Customer reviews

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  • Sweethope Croft 2, Harle near Kirkwhelpington

    Harle near Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland

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    Pets stay free
    Car parking on site
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
    • 4

    • 2

    • 1

    • 1


    out of 10

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