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Broadgate House

West Woodburn, Northumberland

Unspoilt by tourist crowds, this 19th Century country home is set in 1000 acres on the Cragg Estate in the heart of rural Northumberland.

Broadgate House

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Overview

Unspoilt by tourist crowds, this 19th Century country home is set in 1000 acres on the Cragg Estate in the heart of rural Northumberland.

Designed to impress, this exceptional six bedroom home is a perfect weekend retreat

Set on the edge of the Northumberland National Park 20 miles north of Hexham, the raw natural beauty of the surrounding landscape offers sheer escapism – think time-out with a good book and an evening of star-gazing under clear velvet skies, or a walk on the wild side for more spirited hikes, bikes and country pursuits.

This 19th Century period property has been sensitively designed for comfort, but with grown-up sophisticated spaces for those who love to socialise and entertain. As well as extensive outside grounds, including 3 miles of productive fishing on the River Rede, Broadgate House benefits from ample space to meet all the needs of your party.

A sitting room with wood burner is wonderfully atmospheric with deep heritage tones complemented by furnishings in wool and linen which add style, texture and warmth. This leads into a superb open plan kitchen with AGA and informal dining area with doors opening-up to the patio and garden beyond.

For more formal entertaining, an impressive drawing room has plenty of wow factor with stunning artworks from the owner's collection, ornate drapes, and a vast picture window which amplifies the sense of light and space. Similarly the formal dining room is an impressive space allowing you to host up to sixteen guests in comfort. Catering can be arranged locally with everything from fine dining options right down to picnic lunches, with service options too for those really looking for an added touch of luxury.

A sun room is a perfect spot for taking-in the sunset with a fine dram, while a utility/boot room is ideal for dogs and completes the main accommodation on the ground floor. A large hall leads up to four sumptuous en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, each soft and restful with classic period detailing and accents in rich Chinoiserie and toile.

A short step across the garden leads up to The Steading with two additional en-suite bedrooms – ideal for those seeking a peaceful nook away from the main house.

The garden is fully enclosed and landscaped to take advantage of the sweeping views using Northumbrian stone which complements the surrounding land and the historic Roman sites of the area.

Complimentary fishing permits for three rods come as part of the package here, and in the right conditions, good runs of salmon and sea-trout can be experienced as well as wild brown trout on 3 miles of private water on the River Rede, a tributary of The Tyne. In addition, guided salmon fishing may be made available on the South Tyne on request.

Property details

Ground floor

Access into inner hall with Settle and hanging rail. 

Separate utility/boot room with sink, washing machine and separate dryer, large fridge, large freezer.

Inner hall leads to;

Dining room – seating up to 16 guests.

Summer room with two chairs and window seat.  Side door leads into the garden.

Sitting room with wood burning stove, double sofa, two armchairs. Smart TV.

Kitchen with AGA, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer.  A pantry cupboard has a microwave and offers additional storage. This leads directly into a breakfast room for informal dining with seating for 10, Roberts DAB radio. Doors open onto the patio with garden furniture and seating for 8.

Inner hall leads round to the drawing room (2 steps).

Drawing room with two large sofas, one double sofa, occasional chairs. Open fire. A large window frames the view with double doors opening onto the patio and garden.

First floor

Bedroom one with double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging space and drawers.

En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, side table, in-built wardrobe with storage and hanging space.

Small en-suite shower room with shower (with grab rail) heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom three – master bedroom with fixed super king bed, side tables, chest of drawers, two armchairs, large wardrobe.  Separate built-in wardrobe leading to the en-suite bathroom.

En-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, heated towel rail, double basin, separate shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, WC.

Bedroom four with 3’ twin beds, chest of drawers, full length mirror.

En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Two further bedrooms are located in The Steading which is detached from the main house and sits at the top of the garden (steps up).

The Steading

Access into a utility room with sink and fridge. 

Bedroom five with king size bed and side tables. Side door to the garden.

En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom six with 3’ twin beds, chest of drawers, in-built cupboard with hanging rail.

En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC. 

Outside

Fully enclosed garden which is enclosed with a dry stone wall. A barbecue is not available.

Parking

There is ample private parking to the side of the property.

Babies & Children

The property is not suitable for babies and infants. A travel cot and highchair are not available.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome but are strictly permitted in the ground floor utility/boot room only.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good.

Guest Amenities

Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided. There is a hairdryer in each of the bedrooms.

Heating

Heating throughout the property. The sitting room has a wood burning stove, and the drawing room has an open fire. An initial generous supply of logs is provided.

Guest privacy

The house is detached and offers complete privacy with no other properties in the immediate vicinity. 

Location

The small village of West Woodburn sits less than a mile away and has a small village shop with post office and a village pub. Celebrated Northumbrian artist Mary Ann Rogers also has a gallery here, welcoming visitors during opening hours, or privately by arrangement to browse and chat about her work. 

Catering can be arranged locally with everything from fine dining options to home-cooked meals delivered to straight to the door, or for eating-out, The William De Percy Inn (5 miles) is a boutique style coaching inn known for serving hearty locally produced food and good craft ales.

Bellingham sits 5 miles away and offers a cafe, a supermarket and one or two independent shops for local provisions while Corbridge (17 miles) enjoys a super selection of independent shops including The Corbridge Larder a premium deli, cafe and gift shop where the emphasis is on locally sourced, high quality fresh produce.

The award-winning Grant's Bakery and Patisserie is a popular choice for homebaked produce such as pies, quiche, sandwiches, tarts and pastries which are ideal for picnic lunches, or The Watling Coffee House is perfect for a coffee and cake stop. A warm welcome awaits you at Il Piccolo, a relaxed Italian restaurant with an excellent menu influenced by the owners Sicilian heritage, who also offer wine tasting and live music evenings. 

A little further afield sits the pretty market town of Hexham (20 miles) characterised by cobbled streets and historic architecture which offers a good selection of coffee shops, restaurants and benefits from a Waitrose supermarket. 

Activities

Sitting in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Broadgate House is the perfect base to explore the wider area, located deep in Roman Wall country, surrounded by footpaths and bridleways, beautiful views, big skies and wonderful wildlife.

For history buffs, this is a perfect base from which to explore Hadrian’s Wall, Chesters and Vindolanda which are steeped in Roman history and offer a fascinating insight into Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago. Here you can see in incredible 3D detail what life was like on the wall in the life of a Roman soldier, discover latest artefacts, including the world famous Vindolanda writing tablets.

You can enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures in over 13,000 acres at Wallington Hall (12 miles) with gentle woodland strolls to more extensive hikes, or take your bike and explore the Dragon Cycling Trail, a safe family-friendly route where you may be lucky enough to spot one of the resident red squirrels in the woods. For less active pursuits, head to the Clocktower Cafe for a coffee and cake stop, or take a tour of the main house for a fascinating insight into the rich history and artefacts of this 300 year old home.

Cragside House and Gardens (23 miles) offer a captivating day out 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 here are an absolute delight.

A short half hour drive will take you to the Kielder Water and Forest Park, the largest man-made lake in northern Europe with something for everyone including water sports enthusiasts, cyclists, walkers, naturalists, artists, families and photographers. A highlight is the star gazing treat at the Kielder Observatory where you can view the outstanding dark skies of the Northumberland National Park using powerful telescopes and may even be lucky enough to see a passing comet or stunning meteor shower.

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.

For a spot of shopping, visit some of the delightful market towns such as Morpeth, Alnwick and Hexham with their open air markets, great selection of shops and many art galleries showcasing the work of local artists. Northumberland also hosts the annual art tour in the summer and winter when many artists open their homes and studios to visitors and it provides a great opportunity to meet the artists and purchase original pieces of art.

 

Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Reviews

Location Rural - less than a mile from West Woodburn village
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome but are strictly only permitted in the boot/utility room.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Broadgate House Holiday Home in Northumberland offers views across the North Northumberland heartlands. The little things we love.....
"The dream views and wide open spaces across the North Northumbrian heartlands."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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