The eagle-eyed amongst you may have already noticed the new listings on our website, but we wanted to officially welcome and introduce two new fantastic properties that have joined the Wooden Star family.
First up, we have Hollin House, a stunning abode steeped in the glorious history of Northumberland.
The property was originally a farmworkers house, thought to have been built in the early 19th century before Sir Charles Morrison-Bell Bt., an owner of coal mines in County Durham, and his architect CW Ancell, combined two separate dwellings on the site to create the foundations of the inspiring manor that we see today.
After a number of different uses throughout the years, estate owners William & Cynthia Morrison-Bell embarked on a major restoration project back in 2020, to return the home to its former glory and create a luxury getaway destination for larger groups.
With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the property comfortably fits 10 guests and also has a wheelchair accessible bedroom and adjoining wetroom on the ground floor.
The owners of the property have worked tirelessly to retain as many period features as possible throughout the property, whilst weaving in contemporary comforts and special nods to the home’s history wherever possible.
The result is a fantastic, light and spacious home that still retains all of its original historic charm. Within it, the property boasts a large kitchen, dining room and living room, perfect for gathering the family before a day visiting all of the excellent attractions throughout Northumberland.
From the house, you’re only a short 15 minute drive away from the small village of Otterburn where you can find some classic pubs and restaurants, including the highly awarded William De Percy Inn for some outstanding food. (Make sure to check out Le Petit Chateau next door too as they have an incredible outdoor space which is perfect to enjoy a drink during the Summer months.)
Or, if you’re looking to get active on your break, you have all of the excellent activities at Kielder Water and Forest Park just a 30 minute drive away, where you can cycle, explore and hike until your heart’s content.
A few other activities to look out for include:
A visit to the town of Hexham, where you can find a huge range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
Hareshaw Linn is only 17 minutes away where you can take in the stunning waterfall views and even enjoy a spot of swimming
Bellingham Golf Club is again just under 20 minutes away and is also known as the friendliest golf club in Northumberland
The Coach House in Otterburn is a great spot for a light lunch or dinner and is only a 16 minute drive from Hollin House.
The home is already proving to be very popular with groups over the Summer months, so make sure to book your required dates in with us as soon as possible. Follow the link here to enquire: https://woodenstarcottages.co.uk/book-your-stay/
A true hidden gem, Bed at the Beck, gives visitors the best of both worlds sitting at the gateway of both the internationally renowned Lake District and the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.
Based in Brampton and overlooking the Quarry Beck and Lanercost Bridge, the charming cottage offers a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The contemporary Scandi-style decor allows the building to retain all of its old character, while creating a calming light and airy atmosphere around the home.
The building sleeps two people with the option of a travel cot for an infant and alongside a beautifully refurbished kitchen and bathroom also offers a cosy outdoor seating area, where you can take in the stunning sunset across the Beck.
If you’re looking to head out during your stay, then Brampton is only two miles away. The small market town is full of history, with many antique shops, pubs and also takeaway food to enjoy.
Fine dining is also not far away with the award-winning Lounge on the Green only 12 minute drive away from the property. The restaurant has received many accolades and most recently was a finalist in Restaurant of the Year 2022 for Cumbrian Food Awards.
Bed at the Beck is a fantastic base for exploring the historic Hadrian’s Wall, which is just a short 15 minute drive away. From here you can explore this great area of Northumberland history and take in the truly breathtaking views across the rolling hills of Northumberland.
A few other activities to look out for include:
Just a 9 minute walk from your stay is Lanercost Priory which is full of history from the Anglo-Scottish wars with one attack being completed on it by Robert the Bruce himself
If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, after just 10 minutes in the car you’ll find Hayton Farm Shop where you can try the company’s award winning ice cream sundaes
It’s also only a 12 minute drive to the Solway Aviation Museum where you can see so many historic aircrafts and also take a nostalgic journey back to wartime Cumberland
If you’re looking for something for the little ones, there’s also the fantastic Walby Farm Park that will make for the best day out offering a whole host of animals and activities