A magnificent repurposed stable block and coach house on the Nunnykirk Estate, close to the attractive towns of Rothbury and Morpeth.
A wow-factor holiday home with a fascinating pedigree
Beeswing House, a grand former stable block named after an illustrious former resident - a racing wonder-filly bred by William Orde of Nunnykirk in 1833, winning a staggering 51 of her 64 races - has been painstakingly remodelled while preserving the architectural features, resulting in bags of space and wow-factor by the bucket.
Decorated with sumptuous furnishings and fabrics, cosy tweeds in calming colours and family antiques, Beeswing House has plenty of creature comforts, including underfloor heating and superfast Wi-Fi.
Flooded with light, courtesy of the arched windows and lofty ceilings, the cavernous open-plan living and dining area is complemented by a large kitchen with dining table and island unit, a snug with wood burning stove, 40” TV, Freeview and DVDs, and two of the four double bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs you’ll find two en suite bedrooms and a mezzanine study area halfway up the stairs, furnished with armchair and desk.
Outside there are two distinct spaces, a courtyard with the original well and a lawned garden with alfresco dining terrace. The adjacent games barn is set up for ping pong and badminton – or even indoor football, a very handy space for energetic youngsters should the weather be inclement.
Located along the drive to Nunnykirk Hall, Beeswing House enjoys a peaceful setting between the rural Northumberland villages of Wallington and Cragside, with nearby Rothbury home to an excellent delicatessen and butcher. There are fantastic walks in and around the area from leisurely riverside and forest ambles to more challenging walking routes exploring the raw natural beauty of the Northumberland National Park. The area is home to several foodie festivals and events, while Cragside, a nearby stately home with a busy events schedule has many family friendly activities to enjoy.
Impressive living space created from the former coach house. Seating area for 8 with log burner. Dining table for 10. French doors to courtyard. Bluetooth speaker.
Fully equipped kitchen with single electric oven with 4 ring hob, full-size fridge, under counter freezer, full size dishwasher, washing machine with dryer, microwave, Nespresso pod coffee machine (Vertuo pods required) and digital radio. Dining table for 6 and additional seating at the kitchen island for 2.
Snug with 40” TV with Freeview, DVD player and DVDs. Seating for 6.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Garden hall with space for outdoor kit and door to garden. Just outside is a tap for washing dogs and outdoor kit.
Bedroom one with 5’ bed, large press and dressing table. Hanging space provided by hangers which can be hung from the press.
Bedroom two with 2’6” zip and link beds to form 5’ king or twin beds, wardrobe with drawer below and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower, double basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Two store rooms leading from the kitchen provide spacious storage space for outdoor kit and are an ideal space for dogs to sleep.
Small reading area / study with desk and armchair.
Bedroom three with 5’ bed, wardrobe with drawer below and chest of drawers.
En-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom four with 2’6” zip and link beds to form 5’ bed or twin beds, wardrobe with drawer below and chest of drawers.
En-suite shower room with large walk in shower, basin and WC.
Beeswing House is set around two outside areas. To one side is an attractive gravelled courtyard with original well (which has been covered for the safety of children and dogs). There is an additional lawned garden and terrace to the rear with a charcoal barbecue table and chairs for outside dining. The garden is fully enclosed.
To the side of the property is a large barn which can be used as a garage or for the storage of outside kit. A table tennis table, dartboard, basketball hoop and badminton set are included for guest use.
There is ample private parking both in the barn and outside.
Babies & children
A travel cot and highchair are provided.
Three well-behaved dogs are welcome; there is an enclosed fenced garden with an outside tap; please make every effort to keep dogs off carpets and furniture – the kitchen, hallway and large coach house are carpet free as are two unheated utility rooms; you can walk your dog straight from the front door with a vehicle-free track a couple of hundred meters away.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Superfast Wi-Fi is boosted throughout the house. 4G is also available. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.
There is a hairdryer in each bedroom. Luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels are provided along with feather and down duvets and pillows. Hand soap is provided in each bathroom.
The ground floor has underfloor throughout. The remainder of the house has oil central heating with radiators, in addition to the log burner in the sitting room. Logs are provided.
Beeswing House sits on the historic Nunnykirk Estate. There are residential properties and farm buildings to the rear and side of the building which are visible from some rooms but the accommodation has been carefully designed to maximise guest privacy. Nunnykirk Hall is a small school and occasionally guests may hear the children at play. The drive can get busy during school drop off and collection times.
The attractive town of Rothbury is 7.5 miles away which is home to a number of independent shops, restaurants and pubs. It has an excellent butchers shop opposite the T junction as you drive in, or head to Tulley Delicatessen for a great selection of cheeses.
Morpeth is 10.5 miles away and features a wider range of shops and eateries, or you can find some lovely characterful shopping in the village shops at Longframlington, Longhorsley and Belsay.
This is frontier land, full of history, heritage and wild, natural beauty; where walking and cycling routes have been shaped by ancient Romans, drovers and plundering Border reivers through the ages. Through it, the River Coquet meanders through vast stretches of moorland and picturesque valleys.
Clennell Street follows the ancient drover road where you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views over the Coquet Valley and Cheviot Hills, dropping down to the tiny village of Alwinton where you can rest tired legs and enjoy a pie and a pint at the Rose and Thistle pub. Alwinton is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery site so it’s also a perfect spot to indulge in a spot of stargazing.
Alternatively the Street or ‘clattering path’ is a Roman road where you can walk the Border Ridge and look for iron age hill forts and enigmatic rock carvings, or why not take a ranger led walk from Harbottle to see the fabled Drake Stone.
If you prefer to spend your days on two wheels, why not explore nearby Kidland Forest and Upper Coquetdale which is a super loop involving lovely woodland tracks and long riverside trails, or for something a little more high energy the Reivers Cycle Route will tick the right box.
The area is also a fantastic spot for climbing and bouldering with crags at Simonside and to the north and west of Rothbury, while fell runners will simply be in their element here.
For those looking for a more relaxed option, enjoy a pampering treatment at your cottage with Harmony Holistic Mobile Spa.
Nearby Cragside House and Gardens offers a fascinating day out for the family where you can discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Crammed full of gadgets developed by Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius, Lord Armstrong, Cragside is truly a wonder of its age. The adventure playground with its network of paths and tunnels will be a huge hit with children and the gardens are an absolute delight.
Also within easy reach are the award winning Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and one of Britain’s most iconic castles. With its rich history, exquisite art, beautiful gardens, and film location for Harry Potter, there is plenty of wizardly magic and mayhem to keep all ages entertained.
Finally the stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast can be easily reached in under an hour - perfect for picnics with a bucket and spade. Visit Bamburgh Castle and its amazing dog friendly beach where you can walk for miles on white sugary sands, stopping off for an ice-cream along the way, or why not follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne to complete the final journey of St. Cuthbert and enjoy the breathtaking views from the sheltered dune-fringed sands of this uniquely special place. Simply magical!
Historic houses and castles
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Children and families
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
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Ancestral history research
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Cooks and chefs
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Babysitting and nannies
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"I have been meaning to write all week since our return from Beeswing House to say what a wonderful weekend and celebration we had in a really special house. Beeswing has been beautifully renovated and was a very lovely place for the family.
I just wanted to thank you and your team for being so helpful. There was wonderful space for the dogs who were all very happy (and well behaved I think!). It was really helpful being able to arrive slightly earlier and Danny Maguire was a big hit! He produced a fabulous dinner, was simply delightful and very relaxed (especially when small people did not want to go to sleep and kept visiting him!) and left the kitchen immaculate. What a star… to be highly recommended.
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All in all it was a huge success with thanks to you and the very accommodating owners."Freer Family
"We loved the house and the space. Couldn’t fault the accommodation and loved living in luxury for our week away. The games barn was a real bonus and great fun for all the family. Our first visit to Northumberland. Such a stunning county and so nice to drive on quiet roads even in the middle of summer. We hope to be back!"Mainwood Family
"We absolutely loved our holiday in Beeswing House. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. It was furnished with style, was immaculate with all utensils and equipment one would need for cooking, comfort and play. The younger ones in our six loved the games in the barn. The cheeses, jams etc also a wonderful touch and all gratefully consumed. So thank you again and of course the owners for making our short stay so happy."Mrs Gamble
"Wow-what a fabulous house! We had a wonderful half-term week in this spacious, luxurious and stylish coach house and stable conversion. There was oodles of space for our family of five to rattle around in and we all totally 'chilled-out' and relaxed in the beautiful surroundings. The interiors are stunning and the beds are particularly comfy and luxurious! The games room was a huge hit with our children! ’Beeswing House’ is located in a peaceful spot on Nuunykirk Estate, so a great base from which to explore the local National Park and accessible for the coast, so we enjoyed lots of family walks and cycles (including cycling around Kielder Water/Forest). Thank you so much to the owner for all the delicious goodies waiting for us on our arrival-much appreciated! Would love to return again!"Eves-Dickins Family
"We had a wonderful time, thank you. Your properties are always so lovely especially the linen, it makes a huge difference and the little welcome basket too, thank you."Ms Masterman
"This is our 2nd stay at this property and I am sure it will not be our last. We stayed here in October a few years ago and this time in the summer. The house and gardens again were wonderful and I commend the efforts of all the housekeeping staff."Jeffries family
"We had a really lovely week at Beeswing House it's in a beautiful setting with lovely walks from the doorstep. It's an absolutely stunning home with everything we could have wished for the 'games barn' was an added bonus for the odd showery times. It was spotlessly clean thank you Sam for letting us share your wonderful home we have already recommended it to friends. On our return home my grandchildren aged 7 and 10 asked my son if they could go back the next week, praise indeed."Eileen Pearce & Family
"I can't thank you enough for such an amazing stay at your property, whilst the photographs looked great they really didn't do the scale of the property justice, it was twice the size we were expecting, the finish was exceptional and the views from the garden were great. We spent the majority of the time in the kitchen dining area which was well stocked, just a few more baking trays would have been useful. All of the beds were lovely and comfortable, helped by the excellent quality bedding. The welcome gift of local products was a really nice touch and went down very well. Overall an exceptional stay and wouldn't hesitate to return again."Miss Black & Friends
"Thank you for providing such wonderful accommodation. The welcome treats were much appreciated too. All so wonderfully clean, comfortable and enjoyable. Great space, great location. Very welcoming."Kitchener Family
"Fantastic property in an amazing location! Love Northumberland"Cox Family
"Beautiful accommodation, stunning location. First time in Northumberland, a wonderful experience."Cuputo Family
"An amazingly stylish property with a great games room for 3 days of very wet weather. Lovely place to unwind."Brown & Fawkes Family
"Fab property - clean, fresh beautiful furniture and style. Excellent shops in Morpeth"Proctor Family
"We received excellent customer service from the very professional Crabtree & Crabtree booking agents. Nothing was too much trouble and I would book with them again without a moments hesitation.
The family and I had a fabulous time at Beeswing House. The property is located in a beautiful tranquil setting just a few miles from the historic market town of Morpeth.
The house was ideal for a wheelchair user. The rooms are very comfortable and decorated to a high standard. The kitchen is very well equipped and had everything we needed to prepare family meals. The enclosed court yard garden was ideal for a small dog and young children. There is plenty room for parking several cars. We didn’t use the table tennis table or dart board in the adjoining barn but was ideal to have available."Mrs Noon
- Three dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The floor-to-ceiling windows, once the original coach house arches, allow natural light to pour in to the huge open-plan living space."Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree