1 Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT
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A far cry from its past life as the coach store for Middleton Hall, this inviting property enjoys an idyllic location with stunning country walks and bike rides right from the doorstep. Set within 30 acres of private estate grounds and just a ten minute drive from the fantastic beaches of the Northumberland heritage coast, this generously proportioned property offers the perfect escape.
Overlooking the Victorian walled gardens, there is a large open plan kitchen and dining room for entertaining, leading directly onto a courtyard area where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during balmy summer evenings shared with family and friends.
The main drawing room is decorated in a period country style and is a warm and welcoming spot for relaxation or pre-dinner chat, while a separate sitting room with woodburner will suit those seeking a little quiet time with a good book. Children can enjoy their own space here too with a games room with TV and DVD player along with beanbags and play mats for some active tumble and play.
Each of the five bedrooms come with their own private bathroom, while the master bedroom features the original cast iron bath for a luxurious soak at the end of a busy day.
Outside, the property sits in a large open lawned garden and the substantial wooded grounds provide plenty of scope for walking, wildlife spotting, boating on the lake, or simply play in the great outdoors.
The Coach House is close to the pretty village of Belford which has an excellent farm shop, coffee shop, and a couple of restaurants. Food fans will be delighted by the wealth of local goodies on offer including Doddington Dairy ice cream, Northumberland cheeses, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey, and Craster Kippers to name but a few. There are also a number of excellent local pubs in the area, including the delightful Ship Inn at Low Newton famous for its seafood and microbrewery as well as the Treehouse restaurant at Alnwick Garden.
Activities & attractions
The Middleton Hall Estate sits in a rural position six miles from the stunning beach at Bamburgh. Nestled behind huge sand dunes overlooked by the impressive Bamburgh Castle, the mile upon mile of pristine sands are perfect for walking, riding and sandcastle building.
Northumberland’s magnificent coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is also renowned for its watersports so whether your interests are walking, kite surfing, sailing, coasteering, abseiling, riding through the surf or just relaxing with a good book, there is a fantastic choice of beaches in the area from lesser-known gems which remain almost deserted even in the summer months to the better known beaches of Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This tiny, picturesque island linked at low tide to the mainland, is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
For golf fanatics, there are a number of excellent courses nearby including the well known links courses at Dunstanburgh, Goswick, a British open qualifier course and Bamburgh, said to be one of the most scenic in the country. There is fabulous walking, riding and cycling in the nearby Cheviot Hills, and fishing enthusiasts can enjoy trout fishing at nearby Chatton or salmon fishing on the Till or legendary Tweed is within a 30 minute drive.
There are no less than 10 castles close by and a wonderful selection of gardens including those at nearby Howick Hall, rated as one of the top five coastal gardens in the country. For rainy day activities, the spa at nearby Doxford Hall is perfect for some rest and relaxation or visit Barter Books, one of the UK's largest second hand bookshops located in Alnwick's magnificent old Victorian railway station with a model railway linking the book columns.
The property is set out over two floors and comprises:-
Access door with boot and coat store.
Large open plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is well equipped with all modern essentials. Double oven, large fridge, integrated dishwasher, integrated microwave. There is a utility room with washing machine, dryer, freezer and sink.
Dining room - large table with seating for ten and views over the garden.
Small lounge with double sofa, armchair and wood burning stove.
Games room - with beanbags, toys, games, TV and DVD player.
Sitting room - two large sofas, armchair, wood burning stove, flat screen TV with DVD player.
Cloakroom - with WC.
First floor - 5 en-suite bedrooms.
Bedroom one - with 4’6” double bed, chest of drawers, two side tables, wardrobe. En-suite with large shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two - master bedroom with 5’ king-size bed, two side tables, wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers. En-suite with original cast iron roll top bath, shower (rainforest head), heated towel rail, basin, WC.
Bedroom three - with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ superking or two 3’ beds as required, two side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers. En-suite with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four - with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ superking or two 3’ beds as required, two side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers. En-suite with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom five - with 5’ fixed king-size bed, two side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers. En-suite with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is reasonable on most networks.
Central heating throughout. Two wood burners (logs supplied)
Luxurious towels, Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and Arran Arromatics toiletries are provided.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request. Please note that the property sits within open estate grounds leading down to a stream and children may require supervision in this area.
We regret that dogs are not allowed at the Coach House.
Garden and grounds
The property sits on a private country estate set within 30 acres of grounds. There is a patio terrace to the side of the property with outside furniture. The well maintained grounds comprise open lawn and woodland overlooking the original walled garden.
The Coach House adjoins Middleton Hall which provides ten additional bedrooms. Please note - this is also used as a wedding venue and guests should be aware that there will be occasions when this may affect privacy when using the garden and outside space. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
There is ample private parking in the courtyard area to the front of the property.
The property can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guests’ stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is popular for guests’ first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.