Middleton Hall Coach House
A far cry from its past life as the coach store for Middleton Hall, this inviting property enjoys an idyllic location with stunning country walks and bike rides right from the doorstep.
Set within 30 acres of private estate grounds
Set within 30 acres of private estate grounds and just a ten minute drive from the fantastic beaches of the Northumberland heritage coast, this generously proportioned property offers the perfect escape. Overlooking the Victorian walled gardens, there is a large open plan kitchen and dining room for entertaining, leading directly onto a courtyard area where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during balmy summer evenings shared with family and friends.
The main drawing room is decorated in a period country style and is a warm and welcoming spot for relaxation or pre-dinner chat, while a separate sitting room with woodburner will suit those seeking a little quiet time with a good book. Children can enjoy their own space here too with a games room with TV and DVD player along with beanbags and play mats for some active tumble and play.
Each of the five bedrooms come with their own private bathroom, while the master bedroom features the original cast iron bath for a luxurious soak at the end of a busy day.
Outside, the property sits in a large open lawned garden and the substantial wooded grounds provide plenty of scope for walking, wildlife spotting, boating on the lake, or simply play in the great outdoors.
Access door with boot and coat store.
Large open-plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is well equipped with all modern essentials. Double oven, large fridge, integrated dishwasher, integrated microwave. There is a utility room with washing machine, dryer, freezer and sink.
Dining room with large table with seating for ten and views over the garden.
Small lounge with double sofa, armchair and wood burning stove.
Games room with beanbags, toys, games, TV and DVD player.
Sitting room with two large sofas, armchair, wood burning stove, flat screen TV with DVD player.
Cloakroom with WC.
Bedroom one with 4’6” double bed, chest of drawers, two side tables, wardrobe.
En-suite with large shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two is the master bedroom with 5’ king size bed, two side tables, wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers.
En-suite with original cast iron roll top bath, shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin, WC.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or two 3’ beds as required, two side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
En-suite with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or two 3’ beds as required, two side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
En-suite with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom five with 5’ fixed king size bed, two side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
En-suite with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
The property sits on a private country estate set within 30 acres of grounds. There is a patio terrace to the side of the property with outside furniture. The well maintained grounds comprise open lawn and woodland overlooking the original walled garden.
There is ample private parking in the courtyard area to the front of the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Please note that the property sits within open estate grounds leading down to a stream and children may require supervision in this area.
Dogs are not allowed at Middleton Hall Coach House.
Luxurious towels, Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and guest toiletries are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is reasonable on most networks.
Central heating throughout and two wood burners with logs supplied.
The Coach House adjoins Middleton Hall which provides ten additional bedrooms. Please note - this is also used as a wedding venue and guests should be aware that there will be occasions when this may affect privacy when using the garden and outside space. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
The Coach House is close to the pretty village of Belford which has an excellent farm shop, coffee shop, and a couple of restaurants. Food fans will be delighted by the wealth of local goodies on offer including Doddington Dairy ice cream, Northumberland cheeses, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey, and Craster Kippers to name but a few. There are also a number of excellent local pubs in the area, including the delightful Ship Inn at Low Newton famous for its seafood and microbrewery as well as the Treehouse restaurant at Alnwick Garden.
The Middleton Hall Estate sits in a rural position six miles from the stunning beach at Bamburgh. Nestled behind huge sand dunes overlooked by the impressive Bamburgh Castle, the mile upon mile of pristine sands are perfect for walking, riding and sandcastle building.
Northumberland’s magnificent coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is also renowned for its watersports so whether your interests are walking, kite surfing, sailing, coasteering, abseiling, riding through the surf or just relaxing with a good book, there is a fantastic choice of beaches in the area from lesser-known gems which remain almost deserted even in the summer months to the better known beaches of Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This tiny, picturesque island linked at low tide to the mainland, is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
For golf fanatics, there are a number of excellent courses nearby including the well known links courses at Dunstanburgh, Goswick, a British open qualifier course and Bamburgh, said to be one of the most scenic in the country. There is fabulous walking, riding and cycling in the nearby Cheviot Hills, and fishing enthusiasts can enjoy trout fishing at nearby Chatton or salmon fishing on the Till or legendary Tweed is within a 30 minute drive.
There are no less than 10 castles close by and a wonderful selection of gardens including those at nearby Howick Hall, rated as one of the top five coastal gardens in the country. For rainy day activities, the spa at nearby Doxford Hall is perfect for some rest and relaxation or visit Barter Books, one of the UK's largest second hand bookshops located in Alnwick's magnificent old Victorian railway station with a model railway linking the book columns.
Children and families
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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
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
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
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.Find Out More
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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
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
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
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
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
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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.Find Out More
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Ancestral history research
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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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Beauty and spa treatments
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"In short we had a fantastic time, the Coach House was a lovely property from which to enjoy our break. The house was nice and clean when we arrived, and the blue instruction book that was left for us was very useful indeed, from both instructions for appliances etc to suggesting places to visit and go and eat. With the property being set in extensive grounds, it was fantastic to be able to walk the property on a daily basis including the adjoining woods. My daughter particularly enjoyed playing on the swings and slide that were on the ha ha at the top of the property. It was very nice to meet the owners, they were lovely people and did all that they could to answer any questions that we had."Thompson family
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The main drawing room is decorated in a period country style and is a warm and welcoming spot for relaxation or pre-dinner chat."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree