Sweethope Croft 2, Harle near Kirkwhelpington
Sweethope Croft 2, Harle near Kirkwhelpington
  • Cottage
  • Harle near Kirkwhelpington
  • CC325023

Sweethope Croft 2


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
Garden / Patio
Perched right on the shore of Sweethope Lough located in the exclusive Ray Estate

Ground Floor:
Living area: With woodburner, Freeview TV and DVD playe.
Dining are:
Kitchen area:
 With electric cooker, electric hob,microwave, fridge, dishwasher 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, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and gardedn furniture. 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 Demesne 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 an 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. 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. Relax in front of the cosy wood-burning stove and watch the flames dance after a day exploring the flora and fauna that surrounds Sweethope Crofts. 


Cot Available


Enclosed garden or patio

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge

Romantic Getaways

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks

Woodburning Stove


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
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 13 reviews


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out of 10

Terrific, will be back!

10 Nov 2022


  • Carlisle


out of 10

Great relaxed holiday which what was required

25 Sep 2022


  • Ascot

  • Family


out of 10

If you like peace, quiet & solitude in a beautiful countryside setting then stay here. If you like modern conveniences on tap then think again. I thought the cottage was good value for money and really good for what we wanted - I would certainly book again. The cottage is on the shores of a fishing lough with beautiful views. It has a good sized, secure garden, which our dog enjoyed. Inside everything was good for us: a comfortable double bedroom and then a twin bedroom with bunk beds that our sons (11 & 9 yrs) enjoyed. The rooms are not huge but there was enough space for us for the week. When we arrived there was a basket of basic groceries waiting for us (muesli, bread, butter, milk, marmalade etc), which was very welcoming. We really enjoyed ourselves and it was fantastic to be away from the hustle & bustle of built-up areas for a while. As a previous person mentioned, the mobile reception is patchy so, if you need constant online access, this probably isn't for you. Also, the nearest pub / corner shop is a c. 15/20 minute drive and the nearest larger shops are c. 30 mins. If you need those sort of facilities to be nearby then think again.

10 Sep 2022

Customer reviews

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    Car parking on site
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Pub within 1 mile
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