Big and bright, this converted cowshed has oodles of entertainment space for large groups – including a separate games room.
Stay in peaceful rolling countryside, only ten minutes from the beach
Livestock once stayed in Moo House – hence the name – but these days you’ll find much more luxurious accommodation, with subtle nods to its previous occupants throughout.
Inside and out, this roomy conversion now bursts with entertainment spaces. That begins with its open-plan living room, which sprawls to combine a hand-painted kitchen – where granite worktops flank the electric range cooker – a large dining table and a sitting area whose armchairs, sofas, side tables, soft lighting and Smart TV all conspire to create a slumberous atmosphere.
Open the curtains, however, and a wall of large windows admits floods of natural light. Outside, on the terrace, are a barbecue and al-fresco dining table, prettily illuminated by festoon lights, plus a picnic table at the front so that guests can follow the sun – coffee in the morning here, wine in the evening there.
Then, to one side, is the Cow Shed – a stand-alone games room that’s equally perfect for parties, noisy kids’ sessions or quiet escapism. That’s because it comes fitted with pool and football tables, a keyboard, a dressing-up box, a rocking horse and a 42-inch flatscreen TV and DVD player (feel free to bring your own games consoles too) opposite the large corner sofa.
Back in the main building, cow-themed slogans and colourful feature walls help all five bedrooms maintain the quirky, cheerful style that characterises Moo House.
Two of those are en-suite affairs on the ground floor, handy for anyone of limited mobility. Upstairs, a master bedroom seduces with gorgeous views over fields and the freestanding soaking tub in its own ensuite. The last two sleeping quarters – a super-king or twin depending on your preference, and a bunked den – share another luxurious bathroom and a corner tub.
The additional grassy area is also yours to use for morning strolls or ball games, and there’s a shed with bikes if you fancy cycling through some quiet countryside. Moo House is only a short drive from the long, golden-sand beaches of Beadnell and Embleton Bays, between which sit the villages of Low and High Newton-by-the-Sea – the former mostly National Trust-owned.
It’s equally easy to visit Dunstanburgh (15 minutes’ drive) or Alnwick (20 minutes) Castles and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (35 minutes), as well as a host of country pubs or acclaimed restaurants.
Enter into spacious hallway with useful coat rack.
Open-plan kitchen and living area creating a social hosting space.
Sitting room contains three large sofas, two armchairs, log burner, side tables, pouffe, shelf storage with a range of books provided, Smart TV with BT YouView. The sitting room has a wall of large windows at the front of the house, allowing ample natural light in – privacy blinds are fitted.
Kitchen contains 5-ring induction hob, four oven and grill ‘cuisine master’ cooker, microwave, kettle, Dolce Gusto coffee machine. Large dining table with six chairs and a long bench, seating 12 in total. There are two armchairs by the large windows and patio doors to the side garden.
Utility room accessed from the kitchen with full size fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, additional storage, and full-size sink. There is an external side door from the utility room leading out towards the rear garden.
Bedroom one with king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, and TV. Ceiling to floor window looking out to the front of the property – curtains and privacy voile fitted.
En-suite with large shower, WC, basin, illuminated mirror, and heated towel rail.
Bedroom two super king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chair, chest of drawers, TV, full-length mirror, built-in wardrobe with chest of drawers inside. There is a day bed in this room which can be used as a family bedroom.
En-suite with corner shower, basin, mirror, heated towel rail, and WC.
Ground floor WC accessed from hallway with basin, mirror, and radiator, and some additional coat hooks in here too.
A utility cupboard is found in the ground floor hallway for iron and ironing board, hoover etc.
Bedroom three master bedroom with super king size bed, bedside tables with lamps, chair, chest of drawers, shelf space, TV, full-length mirror, large built-in wardrobe. Gorgeous views out to the neighbouring farm fields.
Large en-suite bathroom with free-standing deep bath with shower attachment, separate shower with star-shaped ‘cloudburst’ shower head and additional attachment. Two sinks with mirrors above, chair, heated towel rail, WC, and Velux window.
Family bathroom with large corner bath, separate corner shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail, and Velux window.
Bedroom four with super king bed that can be split into twins on request with a minimum of 1 week's notice, bedside tables and lamps, hanging rail, chest of drawers, TV, and Velux windows. There is a day bed in this room which can be used as a family bedroom.
Bedroom five bunk room with double bed on the bottom bunk, and single bed on the top. Tall chest of drawers, lamp and bedside table, free-standing wardrobe and chest of drawers, hanging rail, and large mirror.
Please note - the day beds and bunk beds are only thought suitable for children, allowing for flexible sleeping arrangements for families.
THE COW SHED - GAMES ROOM
The Cow Shed is a games room. A separate heated building accessed externally behind Moo House, containing a pool table, keyboard, football table, dressing up box, rocking horse, TV and DVD player (guests are welcome to bring games consoles to connect in here), large corner sofa, coffee table and an extra fridge/freezer (handy for chilling ice lollies and drinks in the games room).
Patio and lawned side garden accessed from the kitchen with outdoor dining table, festoon lights and barbecue.
There is also a picnic table in the gravelled area at the front of the property, so guests can move around with the sun – coffee on one side in the morning, dinner and drinks around the other in the evening.
To the rear of the property, there is a large lawn garden with a playhouse, table tennis table, swing set and slide. There is a cycle shed with bikes provided – though these aren’t serviced regularly so guests may use them at their own risk. The additional grassy area is also owned by Moo House, so guests are welcome to use the field for a morning stroll or for ball games etc.
Gated gravel drive at the front of the property offering private parking for two cars. There is a rear drive for one car and also communal Tughall parking areas nearby.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A high chair and travel cot are available upon request.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
High-quality bed linen and towels are provided for each guest.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good.
Oil central heating throughout the main house. There is a log burner in the sitting room and an initial supply of logs is provided. There is electric heating on the games room.
Guests should be aware that the property is part of a farm steading development containing a mix of holiday lets and residential properties.
There’s no shortage of places to eat in the area, with everything from cosy pubs to comfy cafes, not forgetting some of the best fish and chips of course!
The hugely popular Ship Inn at Low Newton (3 miles) is renowned for great seafood lunches and its microbrewery, or try the Joiners Arms in Newton By The Sea. Continue south down the coast to sample delicious crab sandwiches at the highly regarded Jolly Fisherman at Craster (6.4 miles) or head to the lovely Shoreline Cafe for a steaming cappuccino and home-made cakes - muddy boots and dogs welcome! A must-visit is Robson’s Smokehouse, home of the famous Craster kippers as well as a wonderful selection of smoked delicacies, fresh fish, shellfish, cheeses and other delicious local produce from the Northumberland heartlands.
In the opposite direction at nearby Beadnell (3.2 miles) you will find The Craster Arms, a traditional coaching inn serving a range of hearty meals, as well as The Landing, Beadnell Bay a brand new beach bar & restaurant specialising in seafood dishes. The village also offers a post office and general convenience store for basic essentials.
Follow north on the coastal trail will take you to the seaside town of Seahouses (4.9 miles) to enjoy traditional fish and chips or for evening dining try the Black Swan Inn, a new bistro pub serving mouth-watering meals with a focus on fresh fish. If it is Italian dishes you are looking for, head to the popular Insieme Seahouses restaurant. The town also has a good-sized Co-op convenience store on the high street, family bakers and a handful of independent shops.
Further north, call into the Potted Lobster at Bamburgh (6.8 miles) which has a fantastic reputation for producing exceptional seasonal dishes using the very best produce the area has to offer, while The Pantry and The Copper Kettle are delightful tearooms to enjoy a coffee and a tasty traybake.
A little further afield, you will find a greater range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (10.6 miles) with an eclectic selection of specialist shops, including a deli, bakery, award-winning butcher’s, charming coffee and gift shops, as well as a number of large supermarkets for holiday provisions.
For a dining experience with a difference, the Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens is not to be missed. Set high in the treetops, it is a magical spot to spend an evening, featuring local fish and seafood, meats from Northumberland’s farmlands, as well as other regional specialities all within a lovely ambient setting.
Northumberland is renowned for some of the best beaches in the country, so if you want to spend your days walking over golden sands and watching the ever-changing sea, then you have come to the right place. Moo House has a great central location for exploring the Northumberland Coast, the two nearest beaches, Beadnall Bay and Newton-by-the-Sea, are less than 10 minutes drive by car where you can spend endless hours paddling, sandcastle-building, walking, surfing and body-boarding. Beadnall Bay is especially popular for those who enjoy watersports due to its protected waters and a number of accredited schools and instructors across the area.
The Northumberland Coastal Path and National Cycle Route 1 also runs right through this area taking in scenic coastal paths for walking and biking and never-ending beaches all the way along the route. However, if you would rather explore the area on horseback, there is a riding centre at Slate Hall Riding School near Seahouses where you can experience the thrill of a beach ride.
For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Foxton, Alnmouth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the lake below the mill and in the Brunton burn that runs down to the sea - by arrangement with the estate office.
Sitting just outside an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep, or why not take a boat trip from nearby Seahouses where you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins. Alternatively, Ross Links and Holy Island are both top spots for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted in calm sea conditions.
History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle for a super family day out. Here you will find an activity programme brimming with adventure where children can take part in all sorts of magic and mayhem inspired by the characters of Harry Potter or test their knightly courage in the Dragon Quest.
Finally, for garden lovers, a visit to the stunning setting of Alnwick Gardens, Howick Hall and Cragside is an absolute must, with spectacular colours and beautiful walks through the grounds.
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- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday and Monday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"“Everything has been thought of in The Cow Shed with an extra fridge-freezer, enabling drinks or ice lollies to accompany the fun and games.”"Kat, Crabtree & Crabtree