Exclusive In Cottage Catering Services-Make Your Stay Extra Special!

Whatever your reason for getting together in a Wooden Star Cottages property we can offer In Cottage Catering Services to help make your stay extra special!

Exclusive In Cottage Catering Services!

From birthday lunches to wedding breakfasts, hot drop brunches and full evening meals with waiter service! We work with speciality trusted partners to help make the most of your celebration, tailored exactly to your needs!

Deliver, Heat and Eat!

Our highly respected and well-known local producer and outside caterers Vallum Farm are able to offer a selection of dishes to suits all tastes and budgets that can be delivered to our properties, to be heated and served with all the accompaniments!



Sample menus for 10 guests


Herby artisan garlic bread
Slow-cooked Ragu Lasagne made with fresh pasta
Hearty green salad, toasted seeds, zingy dressing
Award winning Belgian Chocolate Brownie and Vallum ice cream



House hot smoked salmon, blinis, crème fraiche, citrus
Northumbrian Steak and Ale pie
Rosemary & garlic roasted baby potatoes, fresh garden greens
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Sticky Toffee Sauce


The Full Winter Menu 2018 can be found here.


Hot Drop Brunch!

Perfect for the morning of a wedding or before you head out for a day’s walking!

Take delivery of a hot “Shakshuka” brunch to your door at a time to suit you between 8am and 11am.

Shakshuka is a  Middle Eastern one pot wonder making it a great brunch option which we can deliver hot to your door just in time to eat. We have added a British twist of bacon and sausages to dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, spiced with cumin.  With warm sourdough bread too!

We regularly work with Wooden Star Cottages, so you just wash our dishes and put them in the allocated bag, ready for us to collect next time! Priced at £150 for 10 guests.

If this is not to your taste, we can look at further options for hot drop brunch just get in touch!

Click here for further information or please email

The Wooden Star Chef!

Celebrate in style and take the weight out of mass catering (and clearing up!) and have The Wooden Star Chef come in a cook for you all!

The Vallum team of chef’s love getting out of the kitchen and into the field, so to speak!  If you would like them to come to one of our cottages  and cook for you then a menu can be worked out to suit your budget and taste. Chefs walk away with all the dirty dishes so there is no washing up!

The Luxury of Waiting Staff!

If Vallum are supplying lunch or dinner or even breakfast, you may like an extra pair of hands to help serve and clear away! Their team local staff are well known in Northumberland and completely reliable. They are paid direct by you, have a minimum call out time of 5 hours and are used to setting up drinks, laying up the table, serving and clearing then take care of all the washing up. The waiting staff charge £12 per hour, minimum 5 hours.

The Vallum Chefs cater to a very high standard and are able to completely tailor a menu to your taste and budget.

For further information on any of these services please email


Alternative Weekends Away!

Going away for the weekend doesn’t have to just be about you and your significant other, (although we have the perfect spot for that too with our Studio at Shellbraes!) Getting the girls together is always a treat too, here at Wooden Star Cottages, we’ve come up with some alternative weekends away.

Have a read and let us know what you think and if you could add anything to our list!

Family Reunion

Use the Shellbraes Farmhouse a base for catching up on all the gossip. It saves cramming everyone in and getting out the spare shed chairs, we’ve all got them haven’t we? You don’t have to do a big tidy and wonder where everyone is going to sleep!? Taking this stress away and gathering on neutral ground provides more chance to make incredible memories.


Craft Weekend

What could be better than getting all your friends around and creating some craft items, get your WIP’s completed and have a natter at the same time? All you need is your weekend bag and your haberdashery stash. If you’ve forgotten anything, there is a little treasure trove in the form of Denize Designs in Hexham who will no doubt have something to take your fancy.



Artist Inspiration Retreats 

The idyllic surroundings can inspire your blank canvas. Whether it’s the beautiful scenery or animals that are roaming the fields. Sometimes getting fresh air and a remote spot can completely regenerate those creative vibes that are often hiding away.

Writing Retreats

Create characters and synopsis with peaceful surroundings. Use the comfy chairs, the roaring fire and copious amount of tea to go with the flow and let your words take shape.

Staff Weekend Away

When you’re working, you don’t often get the chance to catch up ad have a good old gossip. Well here is the perfect opportunity, few bottles of vino or local gin and you’ve got yourselves the ultimate get-away from work. Peace and quiet, luxury surroundings. If you don’t want to cook get the catering team in from Vallum Farm to provide anything from a hot drop brekkie to a three course meal with waiter service!

Baby shower

Get the girls together for a relaxing weekend away, create some mocktails and some fun games and let the cottage be the base for your journey into motherhood.


What’s stopping you booking?