Scotchcoulthard Farm Self Catering Cottages
- Dog friendly holidays in Northumberland
- 3 cottages sleeping 1 to 7 people
- Set on a small farm within 180 acres
- Surrounded by splendid scenery
- Swimming pool & games room
- Lots to see & do locally
Scotchcoulthard Farm - Dog Friendly Accommodation
in Haltwhistle, Northumberland
Scotchcoulthard Farm Self Catering Cottages is dog friendly and situated four miles north of Hadrian's Wall in The Northumberland National Park at its most spectacular part. It is halfway between Carlisle and Hexham on the edge of Wark Forest which leads into Kielder Forest.
Set on a small farm within 180 acres it is surrounded by splendid scenery with magnificent views and not another inhabited dwelling in sight. Scotchcoulthard is four miles away from The Military Road (B6318 which runs parallel to Hadrian's Wall). The last farm you pass is two miles away. If you want to really 'get away from it all' it is ideal. For those who prefer a more populated area it is not ideal! The farm track from the road is ½ mile long and can be a bit rough at times. However if taken slowly it is fine.
Dogs are welcome
Our own dogs will welcome you and there is no extra charge and no restriction on number.
There are three stone, self-catering, fully equipped cottages sleeping from 1 to 7. All have either open fires or stoves. There is a games room, swimming pool and plenty of space outside for dogs and children.
Hawthorn is a three bed-roomed cottage that sleeps seven people, although it can be booked with less rooms at a lower price. As you enter the door there is a pine staircase ahead with the living room and kitchen on either side. The bedrooms are on either side upstairs, with the third bedroom accessed through the double room. The living room has two comfortable leather couches round an open fire for those cosy evenings in. There is a digital television, DVD player, CD player and i-pod player.
.All the bedrooms have original pine beams and reach right up into the apex. The main bedroom has a double bed. The twin room has a third bed above the stairwell accessed by a ladder. It is ideal for an agile adult or adventurous child! It also has an en-suite bathroom. The third room has a king size bed but is not used if only one or two rooms are booked. All the bedrooms are en-suite with baths and showers over.
This cosy cottage, which has been described as a "little Gem", is ideal as a romantic getaway cottage or an extra cottage to use when bringing parents or teenagers on holiday. The small entrance hall leads into the living area with a stone flagged floor covered with rugs. This room rises high into the pitch and has roof lights and windows catching the early morning sun.There is a Victorian open fire bounded by cupboards with a leather reclining couch opposite.
In a long recess there is the kitchen with twin sinks, a double electric hob and a combination microwave. There is a fridge with a three star freezer compartment. Hope Sike is fully centrally heated which adds to the comfort of the cottage.The bedroom, with king-size bed, leads into the en-suite bathroom which has a large double ended bath, sink and toilet.
According local information, this building was used for cattle who were tethered at appropriate times with chains attached to posts. Some of the latter have been used to form the main doorways from the living accommodation in The Byre and into the pool.
A large living area occupies one end. The room extends into the pitch revealing the heavy timbers of the roof structure. There is a three piece suite situated around the wood burning stove. The end windows face the west and a door opens onto a patio with table and chairs. There is a dining table that can extend.This cottage is large enough to take a Z-bed and truckle bed in the master room so could sleep 4. It is a large enough cottage to accommodate 6 people having 2 bathrooms.
The swimming pool is indoor and heated. It is about 12m x 5 m x 1.2m.
The games room has a 3/4 size snooker table with snooker, pool, billiards balls and cues provided. It is for the use of adults and children only when supervised by adults.The table tennis table has bats and balls in each cottage.
There is a play area in this room for younger children with a selection of toys and games. There are a few Dvd's to borrow and a large choice of books. There is also a piano with a selection of music.
There is a dining area with a table seating 12 set up in the room outside the games room with a fully equipped kitchen. Some of our guests with larger groups have used this table for a 'get together' or Sunday roast!
As we are situated within our own land it is ideal for children to bring a tent and camp out. The older they are the further from the cottages they can venture. Please ask if you would like this opportunity.
There are a few woods on our land with fallen trees that are great for climbing on. There are two streams running across the land which are great for children to play in or for adults to take a walk in!
We have had the Marine Reserves staying with us for overnight survival training on occasion and they have made quite a few hidden camps in one of our more dense woods. Although we don't encourage children to play in them they are very welcome to have a look and see how they are made and then have a go at making their own!
“Had another fabulous holiday here at the cottages. April 2014 This is our third visit and again was so relaxing. Just what we all needed. Andy and Susan again coming to the rescue if we needed anything at all. Cannot say enough about how lovely it is here and our dogs just love it. I also love the freedom my 7 year old daughter has to be able to run about in such a safe and friendly environment. We will see you in the summer.”
- Shona & Patrick Hawkins
“What a wonderful place. We have never felt so welcome with all of our dogs. Wild and wonderful walks aplenty accompanied by the gorgeous doggies that live on the farm. A swimming pool, games room and jaw dropping views. Cottage brilliantly appointed with everything you could possibly need and very cosy. Great value too. Can't wait to go back. ”
- Rebecca Ward-Dooley