Our Commitment to Sustainability

Here at Wooden Star Cottages, we’re continuously working to develop sustainable practices throughout the business so that we can maintain and be kind to the stunning Northumberland landscape around us. 

The Steadings and The Byres 
While browsing our cottages you may have noticed our key under each listing. On there you’ll see a small leaf which represents our properties that display additional eco-credentials.
The Steadings and the Byres properties, not only are based in the breathtaking Northumberland Park, they are also equipped with solar panel heating, designed to heat each property to the perfect temperature while using 100% clean energy.

In addition to this, the properties have two electric charging points, so there’s no need to worry if you’re bringing an electric vehicle on your trip. At the end of this article, we’ve also listed your nearest charging points to each of our properties, so make sure to charge up and get exploring!

Local Produce 

When you choose Wooden Star Cottages for your trip away we love to show you all the amazing businesses and traders that are right on your doorstep. 
We work with the fantastic Whickham Cottage Crafts to put together our welcome hampers, stocking only local produce and gift items to support the small traders in our area. 

Paperless Booking 

A number of years ago, we made a commitment as a business to go completely paperless, which is why we continue to invest in our website and use online booking partners to ensure that our guests have a smooth customer experience while keeping all communication online.
To access our online booking system and browse through our properties, click here.

Public Transport 

We encourage our guests wherever possible to use the excellent public transport links throughout Northumberland.
Many of our properties are just a short walk away from the nearest bus stop or train station and you can also explore Northumberland using public transport too. Leave the car at home and hop on to the AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus. This bus takes you right through the history of Hadrian’s Wall and stops at many notable attractions along the way. 
To read our full public transport blog and figure out the nearest public transport to your property, click here. 



Charging Points in Northumberland 

As we mentioned above, seeking out your next charging point is important when you have an electric vehicle. Here are a few that are near our properties. 
If you are staying at our Charlton Gate home, then your closest charging point will only be a 9 minute drive away in the town of Bellingham where you will find Chargemaster Charging Station in Armstrong Square, Bellingham, Hexham NE48 2BZ. 
Seal Cottage and Hexham House are only a 3 minute drive to Wentworth Car Park where you will find a charging point. If you’re staying in our wonderful Corbridge home, Twenty Princes Street, again it is only a 10 minute drive from here to this charging point and there are a number of others in the area across Prudhoe and Wylam which can easily be accessed on the way to and from your property too
(view the full list here)

Wentworth Car Park is also only 15 minutes away from the Shellbraes Farmhouse and Shellbraes Studio.  

Hollin House is only a 13 minute drive from a charging point available in Otterburn Castle Hotel. Charge up and get exploring around the wonderful village.

If you are traveling with an electric vehicle to our Bed at the Beck home, head into Carlisle which is a 25 minute drive. Here you will find a number of high-speed car chargers so you can be fully charged for your journey. 

To book a stay with us, visit our availability search page here

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