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Good Housekeeping magazine recently stayed at Limeworks Cottage. Read their full review here.
A charming, traditional Northumbrian cottage in an idyllic rural location with views over farmland to the hills beyond. The newly-refurbished accommodation three bedrooms (one double, two superking or twin) and a single child's bedroom. Downstairs there is a large kitchen with dining area, cosy seating room with open fire and snug.
Outside there is a large garden complete and ample outbuildings for storage of outdoor kit.
Limeworks Cottage sits approximately 3 miles from the village of Lowick where you can buy a range of provisions from the well-stocked village store, including freshly baked bread, cakes and scones as well as lovely local produce. Six miles and seven miles respectively will take you to the charming villages of Belford and Wooler where you will find a good selection of small town shopping, as well as a selection of eateries, inns and pubs. Alternatively a more extensive range of amenities, including large supermarkets, can be found in Berwick-upon-Tweed just a short twelve mile drive away.
Activities & Attractions
Limeworks Cottage is located in the heart of North Northumberland and is exceptionally well placed for exploring the wider area. Seven miles in one direction will take you to the edge of the Northumberland National Park, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with over 400 square miles of stunning landscapes, criss-crossed by over 700 miles of walking, biking and riding trails. It is also England’s first, and Europe’s largest, International Dark Sky Park which means that it is perfect for a spot of star gazing. On a clear night you will see stunning Meteor Showers, the Milky Way and even the Andromeda Galaxy - an astonishing 2.5 million light years away!
The dramatic beauty of the Cheviot Hills can be accessed from Wooler (7 miles) where walkers and mountain bikers can follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape. Follow the legend of St. Cuthbert with a visit to the Cuddy’s Cave (2 miles) a short walk exploring the area around this historic feature, or alternatively join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the way. For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.
For families, the Breamish Valley is a popular area with pretty river picnic spots where children can paddle, followed by a walk to the lovely waterfall at Linhope Spout where you may even spot some wild Cheviot goats along the way! Alternatively, a warm welcome awaits you at Ford & Etal Estates (8 miles) which has a super range of child friendly activities with over 20 attractions to explore, including a 15” gauge steam railway, fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and riding centre.
The stunning heritage coastline is just a short drive away with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.
History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape here. Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne (7 miles) to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert, or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place.
Open-plan kitchen and dining area. Kitchen with 2 oven Aga, single oven with 4 ring gas hob, Smeg fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher. NB A washing machine and deep freeze is available in the outbuildings. Dining area (seats 8).
Sitting room with open fire and TV with Freeview, DVD player, Wi-Fi and iDock.
Study / snug.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Entrance hall and inner hall for storage of outdoor kit.
Bedroom three with two 3' beds which can be superking or twin.
En suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, whb and WC.
Bedroom one with 5' king size bed.
En suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, whb and WC.
Bedroom two with 6' superking bed or two 3' twin beds.
Bathroom with bath with handheld shower, whb and WC. Please note that this bathroom is accessed through the child's bedroom and has a coved ceiling with limited height.
Child's bedroom (single bed). Please note that the third bathroom is accessed via this bedroom and has a coved ceiling with limited height.
Wi-Fi is available at Limeworks Cottage.
Wide range of outbuildings for storage of outdoor kit.
Garden and grounds
Large garden and woodland with fabulous views over farmland to the hills beyond. Guests should be aware that the grazing in the adjacent paddock is leased and dogs must be kept under control when there is stock in the field. Guests with small children should be aware that there is a large pond adjacent to the house which is fenced. There is ample private parking to the side of the house.
Outdoor furniture is provided and a charcoal barbecue is also available.
Catering and housekeeping
Limeworks Cottage can be let on a pure self-catering basis or treat yourself to a proper rest and book a cook (either full time or for the occasional, special meal) or homemade meals delivered to the house. Alternatively, we offer a food-shopping and wine delivery service. Daily housekeeping is also available. Please contact us for further details.
Facilities for babies
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Three dogs are welcome at Limeworks Cottage.
"We had very relaxing week at Limeworks Cottage which is well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. Enjoyed cooking and socialising in the kitchen area with the aga and range then retiring to a log fire in the living room on a cold winter evening. Ideally situated to explore the surrounding area and walking the dogs. Many thanks for the generous welcome pack. We will return." - Bowman
"We spent a week at Limeworks Cottage. We had a brilliant time. The house proved the perfect place for us all! We loved the cosy kitchen with the trusty AGA and big pine table. There was everything we needed and the place was brilliantly equipped. We also loved the crisp white bed linen, the gorgeous bathrooms, the large garden and beautiful views. The bats' aerial display at dusk was impressive and the horses next to the garden were very friendly. We have absolutely no complaints and all want to return - particularly the dogs! For some of us it was our first visit to Northumberland and we were impressed by it. What a beautiful area! The beaches are vast, clean, uncrowded and a dream for doggies, children and adults alike. The boat trip out to the Farne Islands to see the seals was spectacular and a must. We are all keen to visit the cottage again; thank you to Crabtree & Crabtree, the owners and the housekeeper." - Sewell
"We very much enjoyed staying at Limeworks Cottage. The cottage was spacious and clean and we especially liked the Aga, as did our dogs! The garden was great and safe for the dogs and we loved all the wildlife around the cottage, especially the barn owl and hares. We are looking forward to returning next year." - Hall
"Another wonderful week at Limeworks, our home from home. The cottage is warm, comfortable and very cosy. A day riding at Kimmerston was great, the horses were so well behaved and riding across the moor was spectacular. The people at Kimmerston was so friendly and helpful, then back to Limeworks for a hot bath! Booking, arrival and departure are all easy and we felt very well looked after. Will be back again soon." - Nash
"Just a quick email to say we found Limeworks Cottage to be exceptional in every respect. The attention to detail right down to doggy treats was fantastic and greatly appreciated by our 4 legged friends! We loved the toiletries provided which were really luxurious. We also found the service from Crabtree & Crabtree to be excellent. We will definitely use you again and have already recommended you to friends." - Megahy
"We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas at Limeworks Cottage, the cottage was decorated with a lovely Christmas tree and decorations and we also had a Christmas hamper awaiting us. We had a relaxing week with cosy evenings in front of the open fire with our 2 collies who love it here. We cannot say anything more about Limeworks other than it is well recommended and surrounding area is well worth a visit." - Baxter
"We had an absolutely wonderful time at Limeworks Cottage. The attention to detail was second to none, from the welcome basket and flowers when we arrived to the maps and array of books/magazines. We will be definitely going back to the cottage, we are country people, my husband is a farmer so it was ideal for him. I loved using the Aga and stretching my cooking ability. It was wonderful to be able to let Mollie into the garden and not have to worry about her." - Williams
"We really enjoyed our short break in Limeworks Cottage. It was nice and warm on our arrival, due to the Aga in the kitchen, furnished very comfortably and very spacious. The welcome pack was very much appreciated, as were all the supplies left, e.g. Coffee, tea, sugar, etc. as well as kitchen larder items like flour. Everything was very good, even the free supply of logs for the fire. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, cooking up some great dishes in the superb kitchen, visiting Alnwick Garden, Chillingham Castle and heaps of wonderful beaches. We know the area very well but never tire of spending quality time revisiting such a wonderful place. We would certainly love to return in the future. Thank you for such a lovely house." - Barraclough
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we're all very comfortable. We have enjoyed many holiday breaks with Crabtree & Crabtree and this one also lived up to our expectations and your high standards. We will certainly look forward to returning to Limeworks Cottage in the future. Many thanks again for a lovely holiday." - Calder
"We had a lovely time at Limeworks Cottage. The facilities were excellent and the standard of cleanliness very high and we appreciated the welcome pack. We were also blessed with wonderful weather for the time of year. We have already recommended you to our friends and family." - Greaves
"Once again we have very much enjoyed our stay at Limeworks Cottage, the cottage and grounds are absolutely fantastic, we love the solitude as do our border collies. A perfect place to unwind after a day out walking or visiting the beach. The service from Crabtree and Crabtree is excellent, as always. We are to visit Limeworks again later on in the year." - Baxter
"I write following a recent stay at Limeworks Cottage to say thank you for a most enjoyable stay and for the generous welcome basket. The trip was for my mothers 70th birthday and was a fantastic venue to celebrate. I would certainly recommend the cottage and will certainly look to Crabtree & Crabtree for future bookings." - Gudgins