Overlooking the glorious landscape of Edlingham Vale, this south-facing five bedroom farmhouse is a place where families and friends can retreat and enjoy some together-time amidst the rich tranquil beauty of the Northumbrian countryside. This is an area of dramatic landscapes, big sky views and wide open spaces but its location just 4.5 miles from the historic town of Alnwick and 9 miles from the stunning heritage coastline offers an abundance of things to see and do across the wider area.
This family home has personality and character offering spacious accommodation where guests can spread out and relax. The drawing room features a marble fireplace with open fire, and a partially glazed oak door leads to a sunny paved terrace where guests can take in the fantastic views over the viaduct, ancient castle and 11th century church beyond. The original inglenook fireplace in the sitting room is a stunning focal point and provides an atmospheric space for socialising and perhaps the odd sing-song around the piano after supper.
The dining kitchen will appeal to the cooks in your party with bespoke units, stainless steel worktops and a Falcon range cooker while the cosy dining area with logburner has seating for up to ten guests. The bedrooms are well presented in a classic yet understated style and a charming children’s bedroom with bunk beds, additional truckle bed, and rocking horse will appeal to younger members of the party.
The boot room and utility room are located to the rear of the property with a door into the fully enclosed rear garden, ideal for country loving families and summer games on the lawn.
Large dining kitchen with Falcon range cooker with 5 ring gas hob, two ovens, warming drawer and grill, dishwasher, large fridge, dining area (seating 8 / 10) with log burner.
Walk in pantry with sink and deepfreeze.
Utility room with sink, washing machine and dryer.
Sitting room with seating, impressive inglenook fireplace and piano.
Bootroom with door to garden.
Drawing room with small sofa and armchairs, open fire, small TV with Freeview, Bose sound dock, books and games. Door to patio and front garden.
Cloakroom with basin and WC.
Bedroom 1 - ground floor bedroom with 4’6” bed and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2 - with 5’ bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3 - with 5’ bed and chest of drawers.
Bathroom 1 with bath, walk in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedroom 4 - with single bed and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 5- children’s room with bunk beds, chest of drawers and additional pull-out, truckle bed if required. (Please note use of the truckle bed must be specified at time of booking as otherwise it will not be made up).
Bathroom 2 with bath with handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Wifi is available. Signal can be variable but works most effectively from the drawing room and main bedroom. Mobile signal is poor in the property but improves directly outside the house.
The beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen and finest quality goose down duvets and pillows. Two hair dryers are supplied in the property. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Arran Aromatics toiletries are provided.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Garden and grounds
There is a delightful, mature private garden to the front and rear of the property. The rear garden is fully enclosed for the safety of children. There is a terrace with an outside dining area.
There is private parking for 3-4 cars to the front of the property.
Access to the property is via a restricted access/farm road which is uneven in parts. Please contact us if you have any concerns about winter access.
A welcome pack is provided.
Overthwart’s Farmhouse can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guest’s stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is available which is popular for guest’s first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept to the kitchen and boot room/utility areas only. While the rear garden is fully enclosed please note that that there are two field gates which dogs could escape through. The area around the farmhouse is farmland with grazing livestock and care should be taken to ensure that dogs are fully controlled and on leads when walking around the area.
A generous initial supply of logs is provided.
The property is strictly no-smoking.