Housedon Haugh at Reedsford
A fabulous six bedroom conversion with far-reaching views across the Reedsford Valley which has been sensitively re-built stone-by-precious-stone.
For those seeking privacy, rest and relaxation, Housedon Haugh will be a dream getaway
A real home-from-home, the owner has worked her magic to bring this six bedroom country property back to life. With homely touches and creative flair, antiques, colour and textiles have been used to great effect to create a warm, comfortable space for family life and togetherness.
The overall scheme is one of easy, relaxed neutrals, beautifully complemented by period features, generous proportions and rich pops of colour.
The access leads into a large boot room with underfloor heating and plenty of space for outdoor gear and dogs. This leads into a small cloakroom with statement Manual Canovas wallpaper, and a separate utility room with a washer and dryer.
For the cooks in the party, the country kitchen with large island unit features a Rangemaster oven with five burner hob, and benefits from a separate pantry with a large french-door Fisher and Paykel refrigerator with full extension freezer drawer.
This extends into a terrific open plan living space with dining area, sitting room and large feature fireplace with wood burning stove for complete comfort and relaxation.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor – a master bedroom with a sliding patio door offering dramatic views across rolling countryside, with en-suite bathroom and a roll top bath. The second bedroom has a king size bed with an accessible bathroom immediately adjacent with a walk-in shower and Neptune vanity unit.
The staircase is a real statement piece, painted in an earthy red from Farrow & Ball, leading to the first floor and four additional bedrooms. Bedroom three offers complete flexibility with zip and link beds, and also benefits from an en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and a corner shower. Bedroom four is a small single room, while bedroom five with en-suite shower room leads directly into bedroom six with small sofa and TV, meaning this is an ideal set-up for families.
Outdoors, a large patio area has multiple uses for outdoor dining or relaxation, giving way to outstanding views across the Bowmong valley with miles and miles of countryside to explore on foot or two wheels. A perfect country hideaway.
Access into a large boot room with bench seating and hanging rail. With underfloor heating. Ideal for dogs.
Utility room with sink, washing machine and separate dryer.
Small cloakroom with WC and basin.
Kitchen with large island unit and two stools, Rangemaster oven with 2 ovens and separate grill, 6 burner gas hob, fridge (no ice box), dishwasher. Breakfasting table with four chairs. Separate pantry with Fisher & Paykel large double fridge with a separate freezer drawer, microwave.
Open plan sitting room/dining room comprising dining area with seating for 10 guests, two sofas, armchair, wood burning stove, Smart TV.
Bedroom one - with king size bed, side tables, in-built cupboard with hanging rail and storage.
Adjacent accessible shower room - with shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two - with super king bed with zip and link option which can be configured to twin, side tables, chest of drawers, large in-built cupboard with hanging rail and storage. Sliding doors leading out to the garden with vast views across the hillside.
En-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom three - with super king bed which can be configured to twin beds, side tables, chest of drawers, large wardrobe with drawers.
En-suite bathroom - with roll-top bath, heated towel rail, corner shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom four - small single bedroom with 3' single bed and side table.
Bedroom five which leads directly into bedroom six (ideal for families) comprises:
Bedroom five - with fixed super king bed, side tables, chest of drawers.
Bedroom six - with 3' twin beds, console table, two large in-built cupboards with hanging and storage space, small sofa with TV.
Shared shower room - with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Patio area to the front of the property with garden and dining furniture. Benefits from far-reaching views across the Bowmont Valley. There is a Weber charcoal barbecue available (charcoal not provided).
Once the access gate to the property is shut, the garden is fully enclosed with pocket farm fencing.
Gavelled area to the side and rear with ample private parking for 3-4 cars.
Babies & children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome at Housedon Haugh. A third dog will be permitted at a charge of £25.
Dogs should be kept to the boot room until clean and dry and thereafter, are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms.
Once the access gate to the property is closed, the garden is fully enclosed with pocket farm fencing.
It is very important to note that the area around the property is farmland with grazing animals, and dogs should be carefully supervised and controlled at all times.
Towels and hand soap are provided. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Good Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is more limited.
Underloor heating throughout the ground floor. Upstairs there are radiators in each of the rooms which are thermostatically controlled. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with generous supply of logs.
There is a games room with pool table in the barns to the rear of Housedon Haugh which guests are welcome to use.
Offering complete privacy, the property is detached and sits in a rural location which is not overlooked. There may be an occasional farm vehicle passing by or access by maintenance.
For guests looking for a property with a similar style, The Barn at Reedsford sleeping 2, The Byre at Reedsford sleeping 4, The Bothy at Reedsford sleeping 4+2, Barley Hill Cottage sleeping 4, The Smithy Crookham sleeping 2, No. 9 sleeping 4, Lookout North and Lookout South both sleeping 4 share the same owner.
Despite Housedon Haugh’s rural location there are good local amenities nearby. The estate is eight 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 seven 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 can be found in Kelso 14 miles away.
Sitting in the foothills of the Cheviots on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the cottage is ideally placed for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. The outstanding countryside around the property offers fantastic walking in scenic surroundings, and the wider area enjoys a number of designated walking routes, including more challenging hikes amidst the dramatic scenery of the National Park. St. Cuthbert’s Way passes through Wooler, the 62 mile walk from Melrose Abbey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, or enjoy walks to Linhope Spout and Routing Linn with their fantastic waterfall picnic spots and super wildlife spotting opportunities.
For cycling and mountain biking, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks including trails for family-friendly recreation, with bike hire available locally. For more challenging terrain, you can join long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway, the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub, or excursions which take in historical sites such as the Flodden Trail or St. Cuthbert’s Cave.
Horse riding is available locally at nearby Kimmerston, and fishing is available on the River Till or Wooler Water. Both have good runs of sea-trout and salmon throughout the season as well as good numbers of grayling and brown trout.
For golf enthusiasts, Wooler has its own 9 hole course with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside whilst Goswick, Bamburgh and the Roxburghe championship course are all within easy driving distance. For something a little different, gliding can be arranged through the Borders Gliding Club at Milfield where you can soar effortlessly on a rising thermal amidst the spectacular scenery of the National Park.
The stunning heritage coast is just a half-hour drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops waiting to be explored. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.
Children and families
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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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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
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.Find Out More
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Cooks and chefs
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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.Find Out More
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- Two dogs are welcome. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £25.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible during low season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Balmy summer evenings around the wood burner under a dark, starry Northumberland sky."Corinne, Owner of Housedon Haugh