Bowmont Wing, Kilham
Sitting right on the edge of the National Park with St. Cuthbert's Way and the Pennine Way on the doorstep, The Bowmont Wing of Kilham House offers outstanding scenery and peace-perfect-peace.
Part of a large country house
Part of a large country house in a private estate, this five bedroom property is presented in a warm Farrow and Ball colour scheme and is furnished to a high standard which combines both lovely period detailing with modern essentials. It will appeal to families and friends seeking a relaxing stay with plenty of outdoor space for children to play and spend some together-time.
With its lofty position there is no room that is without a spectacular view of the National Park or rolling farmland. The Bowmont Wing has an incredible feeling of space and light, with a' gigantic picture-window overlooking the 400 square mile National Park.
The first floor has three very large double bedrooms, a twin room with views over the garden and two further bathrooms.
The second floor has two double bedrooms, a new kitchen, family bathroom with huge bath and new shower room, together with a charming, well appointed sitting room with wood-burning stove, books, games, media and stunning view.
In the large walled garden, there is garden furniture on the terrace to eat out for ten and a charcoal barbecue. There is also a private dining area available to the side of The Bowmont Wing which can be made available on request.
The Bowmont Wing is an ideal bolt-hole for anyone wanting to ‘get away from it all' without being far from pubs, restaurants and local shops. Northumberland is officially England's quietest county and with very little traffic and noise pollution is the perfect place to unwind, relax, and enjoy the countryside. Alternatively why not indulge in a spot of star gazing - the area's unpolluted sky puts on England's best star show!
Bowmont Wing comprises the west end of Kilham House, and has its own private drive and entrance.
Guests are welcome to use the drawing room and dining room of the main house for special occasions or for larger parties. This must be organised during time of booking. Please enquire for more details.
Utility/boot room with washer/dryer, sink and large drying rack. A chest-freezer is available. Ideal space for storage of outdoor clothes, boots, fishing rods, golf clubs etc.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be set up as a superking or twin as preferred, side tables, chest of drawers.
En-suite shower room with walk-in shower with rainforest head, basin and WC.
Bedroom four with super king bed, original fireplace, wardrobe and double sofa bed, chest of drawers, side tables.
Bedroom five with twin antique beds, wardrobe, large table and armchair.
Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom one has views over farmland and hills, with zip and link beds which can be super king or twin, wardrobe, chest of drawers and original fireplace.
Bedroom two has views over the terraced garden and National Park with zip and link beds which can be super king or twin, dressing table, chest of drawers and original fireplace.
Top Hall with large landing and round table looking out through enormous picture window onto the hills of the National Park. The large window seat is ideal for putting your feet up and enjoying a contemplative glass of wine.
Sitting room with plenty of seating, floor cushions, iPod docking station, wood burning stove (logs provided), large, HD television with Freeview (Sky is available on request) and DVD player. There is a wide selection of books, games and DVDs.
Kitchen with original fireplace, large table seating 10, Siemens electric oven and ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave. Pantry cupboard. Roberts DAB radio.
Family bathroom with enormous, original Victorian roll-top bath, WC and basin.
Shower room with large walk-in Mira sport shower.
Guests have full use of the large garden at Kilham House, which has superb views of Kilham Valley and the Cheviot Hills. A barbecue, garden table and chairs are provided in a private garden area to the side of the Bowmont Wing. Guests are also welcome to use the owner's garden including the children's football pitch with goalposts!
There is parking to the side of the property.
Children & babies
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Dogs & Other pets
Two dogs are welcome. Dogs must be kept out of the bedrooms and are not allowed on the furniture. There are fabulous walks from the Bowmont Wing but dogs must be kept under control as it is within the National Park.
It is possible to bring your own horse or pony. There is a paddock available for grazing which is charged at £5 per day per horse.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
There is very limited mobile coverage at the Bowmont Wing. Coverage improves on the second floor. Vodafone customers can be added to the owner’s SureSignal free of charge.
Wi-Fi is available.
There is central heating throughout.
The Red Lion in Milfield (3 miles) offers the best of any good pub, with fine real Ales and home cooked food serving quality locally sourced ingredients. The Milan in Wooler is a fabulous restaurant which is very popular with locals and families so it is advisable to book.
Cornhill-on-Tweed (5 miles) offers an outstanding village shop and is home to the Collingwood Arms, with a brasserie and restaurant serving a high quality menu of seasonal local produce. Kelso (15 to 20 minutes) offers the best of a Border market town, with a good range of independent shops, together with a Sainsbury's superstore. It is also home to the magnificent Floors Castle and garden centre, home of the Terrace Café, nominated as one of the top ten cafés in Scotland. The attractive villages of Ford and Etal with its miniature steam railway, and the charming market town of Wooler are also nearby.
The River Tweed is internationally famous for its salmon fishing, and the Bowmont Water runs past the house so provides excellent accommodation for fishing parties. There is also excellent shooting in the area in the College Valley and on the surrounding estates so the property is a great base for field sports.
The West Wing is nestled amongst the Cheviot Hills and is perfectly placed for those who enjoy hiking and biking amidst spectacular scenery. The Pennine Way ends just a few miles up the valley at The Border Hotel, where excellent meals and drinks can be found. St Cuthbert's Way also passes nearby from west to east on its way to Holy Island (25 minutes drive), a much treasured secret of Northumberland, where you can enjoy miles of deserted beaches ending with Lindisfarne Castle and a good pub.
The many stunning beaches that make up the Northumberland's coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are within 30 minutes drive. Whether for walking, kite-surfing, riding, sandcastle-building, dune-surfing or simply a picnic admiring the views, the Northumberland beaches are a must-visit. The stunning setting of Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand, nestled behind huge sand dunes and overlooked by the impressive Bamburgh Castle is a favourite for many.
The Bowmont Wing is within 45 minutes of Alnwick Castle the Treehouse (with restaurant) and Gardens are overflowing with history, activities and places to eat. Edinburgh is an hour drive away or an hour by train from the nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed. Newcastle is 45 minute drive or an hour on the train.
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"The owner was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We really appreciated the regular supply of firewood and they kindly provided a stair gate for the younger members of our group. It was lovely to have access to the beautiful garden of the house. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious. It was a great base to explore Northumberland national park and the stunning coastline. We were sad to leave and hope to be back in the future!"Dr Winton
"We really really enjoyed our stay at Bowmont Cottage. We were welcomed by a generous hospitality basket with all sorts of goodies, & the place was superb. The views were amazing, & it was so quiet & peaceful. A really relaxing getaway-we'd certainly highly recommend it to anyone & would definitely go back."Dudley Family
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 3pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The gigantic picture-window overlooking the 400 square mile National Park."Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree