Crookhouse Mill, Crookhouse
Gloriously rural, Crookhouse Mill is a fantastic new barn conversion set in a spectacular spot with breathtaking views over the hills and valleys of the Northumberland National Park.
Cook, eat, socialise and relax
It will be a favourite with families and friends looking for a place to unwind and enjoy some together time in a tranquil country setting. For those with a love of entertaining, the large open plan kitchen and snug with its hand-crafted Chalon style cabinetry offers a wonderful space to cook, eat, socialise and relax, with large French doors leading out to the garden where you can enjoy that first cup of coffee or last glass of wine.
With subtle decor and classic furnishings in wool and tweed, the lofty open plan sitting room with original oak beams has a warm, understated elegance with a large fireplace which takes centre stage. The dining space features a large oak refectory table which seats eight comfortably but can accommodate up to twelve guests for relaxed evenings in.
Open-plan kitchen/dining space comprises:
The handcrafted Chalon style kitchen with granite and oak work surfaces, integrated dishwasher, induction hob, double oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer. A large round table seats eight comfortably for informal dining. The snug features two small double sofas with armchair. Technology includes a Smart TV with Sky Q and standard Sky package. Also a DVD player. Double doors lead out to a gravelled courtyard area with outside seating and garden.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer and Belfast sink.
Boot room with entrance, hanging space and bench seating. This includes plenty of space for dogs to sleep/dry.
Cloakroom with WC, basin and heated towel rail.
Open-plan living/formal dining area with two large double sofas and two armchairs provide plenty of seating space set around a large wood burning stove. Technology includes a large Smart TV with Sky Q and standard Sky package. Also Blu-ray DVD player. Large double doors lead out to the gravelled courtyard and garden. The dining area has a large refectory table which can seat up to 12 guests if required.
Bedroom one with zip and link beds with can be adapted to 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required. Two side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe.
En-suite bathroom with shower unit, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedroom two with fixed 5’ king size bed, chest of drawers, two side tables.
En-suite bathroom with shower unit, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedroom three with fixed 5’ king size bed, chest of drawers, two side tables, built-in wardrobe/cupboard.
En-suite bathroom with large walk in shower with rainforest head, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedroom four is classed as the master bedroom with fixed 6’ super king bed, 2 side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe and Juliet balcony with views over open countryside.
En-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower with rainforest head, basin, heated towel rail, WC.
Crookhouse Mill is surrounded by a gravelled courtyard extending into a lawned area to the front of the property which runs to open fields beyond. A large rattan style table with seating for six - and a separate table and chairs seating eight - are provided. A gas barbecue is available for guest use. The cottages are situated up a long private track and traffic is therefore very limited. Guests are welcome to explore the Lanton Estate on which the cottages sit.
There is ample private parking available to the rear and the front of the property. Sheds can be made available for the storage of bicycles and outdoor kit.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be kept to the boot room for sleeping or when wet and dirty. There is an outside tap and guests are asked to clean their dogs before access into the property. Once dry, dogs may be permitted in the kitchen/snug area of the property only. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £20.
The area around Crookhouse is a working farm with livestock in the adjoining hillside and it is important that dogs are kept under control and on leads when walking in this area.
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian Cotton bed linen, and a hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available but please note that this is a rural area and speeds may be slower than you are used to. There is no mobile reception and a landline is provided for reasonable use by guests.
There is heating throughout the property, with underfloor heating in the ground floor living area. Wood burner in the sitting room with logs supplied.
The property is part of a small hamlet of properties at Crookhouse which includes Bowmont Cottage and College Cottage. Crookhouse Mill sits to the rear of Bowmont and College and has been developed to ensure guest privacy as far as possible. If you have any concerns, please call us to discuss. There are open fields to the front and rear of the development.
Access - Important
The property is accessed via a private estate road which becomes a predominantly hard-covered track. The track involves a number of cattle grids, is steep in places and is unsuitable for very low slung cars. During icy and snowy conditions 4WD vehicles are essential. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
Despite Lanton’s rural location there are good local amenities nearby. The estate is seven miles from the pretty town of Wooler which offers a good range of independent shops including two excellent butchers, a very good delicatessen, several pubs and cafes and the highly rated Milan Restaurant.
Cornhill on Tweed is eight miles from the estate and offers an excellent village shop selling pies and delicious local goodies and the Collingwood Arms which has a super bar and restaurant specialising in dishes prepared using the wealth of local produce on offer. More extensive shopping including a good range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants are available at Kelso 14 miles away.
Fabulous walks from the doorstep range from leisurely rambles along the Bowmont Water and surrounding farmland to 600 miles of designated hill and moorland routes in the Cheviot Hills. The St Cuthbert’s Way and the Pennine Way are also nearby.
Cyclists are equally well provided for with miles of marked routes and quiet country lanes to explore offering everything from meandering river valley saunters to wild open moorland blasts. The Cheviots offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and the Pennine Cycleway and the Reivers Cycle Route both run through the National Park.
Dogs and horses are welcome at Crookhouse and stabling is available. The local bridle paths provide access to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Northumberland. The stables at Kimmerston just down the road also offer riding in the Cheviot Hills as well as rides on the spectacular sandy beaches on nearby Holy Island.
There is low key fishing on the River Glen which runs through the estate. For more serious fishing, the cottage is only a fifteen drive from the River Till one of the area's best kept secrets with an impressive sea trout run each spring. The lower and bottom beats of the legendary River Tweed are also within easy driving distance. Walked up and driven shooting is also available on the Lanton Estate and on neighbouring estates.
Golf fans are no less well provided for with golf courses nearby including links courses at Bamburgh and Goswick, parkland courses at Wooler and Belford and the sublime Roxburghe Championship Golf Course just outside Kelso.
Some of the cleanest and emptiest beaches in England can be found on Northumberland's spectacular Heritage Coastline nearby. One of our favourite spots is Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand nestled behind huge sand dunes. At low tide take a trip across the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne or take a boat to the Farne Islands to see the resident colonies of Grey Seals and an impressive array of birdlife including Puffins.
The stunning coastline provides the perfect opportunity to try your hand at kite surfing, sailing or coasteering. For something a little different, gliding is available at nearby Millfield. Clay pigeon shooting and archery are also available locally and beginners are very welcome.
Also nearby is the Ford and Etal estate where one can have a wander around the ruins of Etal Castle or enjoy a pint at Northumberland’s only thatched pub before taking the delightful miniature steam railway which runs to Heatherslaw to explore the corn mill and buy some delicious Heatherslaw biscuits.
The region’s rich history is reflected in the magnificent chain of castles that punctuate the landscape. Those nearby the cottage include dramatic Bamburgh, perched high on its rocky outcrop, the vast, romantic ruins of Dunstanburgh, the palatial splendour of Floors, Chillingham, reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in England and home to the world’s only herd of wild cattle, and foreboding Alnwick, made famous as the location for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter films.
Further afield, the magnificent city of Edinburgh is only about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Museums, galleries and culture
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Babysitting and nannies
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"It was a truly lovely cottage and we had a fantastic holiday. Would certainly look at returning to one of your cottages again as it was finished and cleaned to such a high standard."Ms Stilgoe
"We had a very enjoyable stay. The house is beautifully renovated in a great location for resting and relaxing and the area is varied and interesting to explore. The housekeeper left the lights on so that when we arrived on a fairly wet and windy evening in the dark we could find our way in easily and left a great batch of goodies to welcome us in. All very nicely done. I am sure we shall return to Northumberland one day to do some more exploration and the Mill will be an obvious first choice place to stay."Mr Purvis
"We had a wonderful stay at Crookhouse and the weather was simply grand. The cottage was all that we expected it to be and the location spectacular."Isger family
"I stayed at Crookhouse Mill earlier this year just for a weekend with a group of friends but was so impressed I just had to go back this time as a get away with my husband and dog. We had an exceptional week of chilled out relaxation, in a beautiful house with amazing surroundings. We were inundated with questions about where we were and who we booked through from friends and family from the photos we put on Facebook so we have passed details of Crookhouse and your superb website onto anyone and everyone who asked as the whole period was excellently managed from start to finish. We are already booked again, through yourselves for a friends weekend in January which I am already looking forward to. Crabtree & Crabtree is the first website I will now look at when it comes to booking a place away as the quality of the properties is outstanding, your website is amazing and the customer service received is exceptional."Clemson family
"Thank you to Crabtree & Crabtree for our stay at Crookhouse Mill, everything has been perfect and the owners have worked so hard to get every room in the house just right, this has been one of the best homes we have stayed in."Cox family
"We have had fantastic break. The house was absolutely superb - the best we have ever stayed at. Please pass on our thanks to the owners and thank you for your efficient service."Taylor family
"Just back from a fantastic weekend at Crookhouse Mill. Just wanted to let you know that the cottage is 5 star and exceeded expectations. The welcome pack was a really lovely touch and the cottage was extremely well equipped. Thank you for the fantastic service we have received from booking through to our stay. We will definitely use Crabtree & Crabtree again."Rosemurgey family
"Thank you for all your help with booking Crookhouse Mill and being so accommodating with our requests. We had a wonderful week and the Mill was extremely comfortable. The housekeeper was also very helpful with any questions."Thompson family
"We recently stayed in a party of eight at Crookhouse Mill. I don't believe any of us put an entry in the Visitors Book and so I am writing just to say how much we enjoyed staying there. The mill has been beautifully converted to a luxurious house; the attention to detail superb, the bathrooms and kitchen were stunning and the whole house has been beautifully furnished throughout. A truly 5*+ accommodation."Donegan family
"My husband and two children have asthma so for 20+ years we have been seeking out self catering high quality properties in the UK. However they are rarely as clean and dust free as Crookhouse Mill and we usually have to embark on a clean on arrival. Therefore it was particularly lovely after the journey taking 2 hours longer than anticipated to receive the lovely welcome from the housekeeper and to find the property so immaculate. We look forward to booking with Crabtree & Crabtree again in the future and will happily recommend you to friends."Fletcher family
"We had a great time, the property was everything that was described, and has been expertly refurbished and was in a fantastic location, we would definitely go back at some point in the future. The whole process of booking was extremely easy and the information provided after making the booking was perfect, all in all it was a good experience and I would recommend to anyone."Newport Family
- Two dogs are welcome. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £20.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Enjoy some together time while you cook, eat, socialise and relax in the large kitchen and snug area."Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree