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Homildon Cottage - Northumbrian countryside with the luxuries of home

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A traditional cottage on the very border of Northumberland National Park, Homildon Cottage is available for self-catering breaks. Sleeping up to eight, it offers seclusion and tranquility – while being within walking distance of Wooler.

The cottage provides a blend of the old and the new from a cosy, well-equipped kitchen with AGA to a large sitting room with vaulted ceiling and vintage wood burning stove. The house lies out of sight at the end of a short dead-end track from High Humbleton with the garden nestling under Humbleton Hill.



Cosy haven with AGA
We love to cook and the kitchen is well-equipped to make use of local produce! There’s also a large farmhouse table (seats 8), Miele dishwasher, fridge freezer, second fridge, oil-fired two oven AGA, and an electric hob with a further double oven


4 rooms, sleep 8
A master ensuite bedroom, a beamed double bedroom, a double bedroom with views over the garden, and a twin bedroom. All rooms have been recently re-decorated in a light yet rustic style.


Hot soak or invigorating shower?
A newly renovated family bathroom with large bath and rain shower. Along with the master bedroom’s shower and loo, there is also a third WC off the utility room


Space to relax, with large wood burning stove
Gather up to eight people around the living room table to appreciate the vaulted ceiling and vintage wood burning stove. There’s also a large flat screen TV, Blu-Ray DVD and plenty of board games!


Light and airy second dining space
Our conservatory has an impressive dresser and second farmhouse table for sitting with a coffee and crossword in the morning, or eating on a long summer’s evening


A separate space
A separate study provides a large computer monitor and desk provide a space to work if there’s a crisis in the office, or for the kids to set up their PlayStation. Or simply settle in a comfy chair, read a book and watch the rabbits and birds come and go in the garden!

Outside the House


Private outdoors with space to sit or run and play
A large back garden provides a hidden away private space to enjoy your very own slice of the Northumbrian outdoors. The fence of the garden forms the border with the National Park.


Decking with table and seating for eight
The decked alfresco dining area provides expansive views over Humbleton Hill – the perfect place for a summer lunch or evening drink. Elsewhere in the garden sit on one of the two large benches, the “love seat” or in the small summerhouse gazebo.


Games and BBQ
A converted stable provides a games room with multi-games table and a third fridge. This also houses our large barbecue and can be used for bike storage.

Home Luxury & Open Hills 

The empty hills and moors await, with the cottage bordering the acclaimed Northumberland National Park and St Cuthbert’s Way just 5 minutes walk away

The large garden looks out over Humbleton Hill, with outdoor seating to sit and enjoy your private oasis of peace and quiet. At night marvel at the stars revealed in our truly dark sky

The kitchen of our 200 year old cottage serves as a focus to bring people together at the end of the day, with a farmhouse table seating 8 and an Aga

We are a dog friendly cottage. Our utility room provides plenty of space for the baskets provided – or just for changing out of muddy boots!

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