Old Granary House
A large, elegant rural property in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country.
A winning combination of rural charm and stylish interiors near the historic market town of Hexham
The Old Granary House is set in the midst of Hadrian’s Wall country, where the River North Tyne meanders its way through undulating Northumbrian countryside towards nearby Hexham. Sleeping seven guests in four bedrooms, the Old Granary House delivers rural seclusion, contemporary interiors and easy access to a wealth of local walks, bike rides, Hadrian’s Wall sites and charming towns.
A handsome stone house surrounded by rolling countryside, the tastefully renovated Old Granary House is ideal for groups of friends or families seeking a spot of blissful isolation without compromising on stylish accommodation. Stepping into the kitchen, you’ll discover an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area that’s flooded with light from bifold doors, which open out onto a generous patio and enclosed garden with far-reaching country views.
A considered mix of the antique and contemporary keep this large ground floor space stylish yet comforting: sleek grey kitchen units contrast with a rustic timber dining table and cane chairs while antique sideboards and a roaring wood burner sit by modern ladder shelves and wrought iron tables.
The blend of old and new continues in the comfortable bedrooms found on the first floor. Size matters when it comes to beds and these do not disappoint, with the three ensuite double rooms comprising a super king and two king size beds. The fourth room, a single, accesses a family bathroom with a bath and shower over it.
As tempting as it will be to simply relax by the fire or on the patio, the Old Granary House claims a host of activities on its doorstep. Chesters Roman Fort (Britain’s best preserved Roman cavalry fort), Bathhouse and Museum sits almost literally next door while the celebrated Vindolanda Fort and Museum is just 15 minutes’ drive away. Another local favourite, particularly for families, is the National Landscape Discovery Centre, The Sill (10 minutes’ drive), while more urban pleasures can be discovered at the historic market town of Hexham (15 minutes’ drive).
Foodies must not miss out on the Michelin-star dining experience at Hjem - less than five minutes’ drive from the Old Granary House, the destination restaurant is owned by Swedish chef Alex Nietosvuori and his partner, locally-born Ally Thompson, and represents a triumphant blend of the cuisine, produce and hospitality of Sweden and Northumberland.
Access door leading into inner hall.
Utility room with sink and washing machine. Wall mounted clothes airer.
Cloakroom with heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Open plan kitchen, dining and living area comprising:
Kitchen with granite work surfaces, electric oven, induction hob, combi microwave, large fridge, three drawer freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine. Double doors from the kitchen to a small rear patio. Dining area seating eight.
Sitting room, with a three seater sofa, two seater sofa and armchairs, Smart TV, wood burning stove. Bi-folding doors to the patio area (4 steps down).
Bedroom one with super king bed which can be configured to 3' twin beds, side tables, dressing table, chest of drawers, hanging rail. This bedroom benefits from wonderful views across the Northumbrian countryside.
En suite bathroom with corner shower (rainforest head and separate hand held unit), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, large wardrobe with hanging space and storage. This bedroom benefits from wonderful views across the Northumbrian countryside.
En suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with king size bed, side tables, in-built wardrobe, chest of drawers.
En suite bathroom with shower (rainforest head and separate mixer), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four is a single bedroom with 3' bed, small chest of drawers, armchair, hooks with hangers. Juliet balcony.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. The garden is currently being landscaped. This benefits from views across the Northumberland countryside.
There is ample parking for 4-5 cars to the side of the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 per dog. Dogs should be clean before access into the wider property. They are not permitted on the furniture, upstairs or in the bedrooms.
All bed linen and towels are provided. The duvets are feather and pillows are hypoallergenic. There are hairdryers in the three double bedrooms. Hand soaps and bath/shower wash are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage
Fibre broadband is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
Underfloor heating throughout the property supplied by an air source system. There is a wood burner in the sitting room with an initial basket of logs supplied.
There is barn to the side of the property with a ping pong table. There is also separate storage for bikes and outdoor gear.
There are farm barns on one side of the property leading to the owners property which is accessed via a separate access and courtyard. The garden bounds on to a section of the owners garden, however while the owners are on hand to help with any guest queries, they are very respectful of guest privacy.
The nearest village shop and post office is in Humshaugh, just a five-minute drive from Old Granary House.
The popular tourist village of Corbridge is nine miles away and offers a variety of independent shops, two pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as a delicatessen - The Corbridge Larder - and family-run farm shop and berry picking at Brocksbushes Farm.
Walwick Hall Hotel is just a stone's throw away and offers excellent spa and leisure facilities, delicious homemade afternoon tea, and also fine or casual dining. Restaurant Hjem, which was recently awarded its first Michelin Star, comes highly recommended, or visit nearby Gastro Pub, The Rat Inn, for something a little more casual.
The Hexham Farmers’ Market (6 miles) takes place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month with a vast array of local producers offering plenty of choice for all. Hexham has numerous cafés throughout the town centre, offering a wide range of lunch options or simply a coffee and cake stop. A variety of pubs and restaurants offer international cuisine from Mexican to Greek, as well as Indian, Chinese, Italian, and award-winning French bistro, Bouchon Bistrot. There is also a Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, and Tesco in Hexham.
Located deep in Roman Wall country, Old Granary House is surrounded by footpaths and bridleways, big skies and wonderful views. Sitting close to Hadrian’s Wall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), St. Oswald’s Way and the Simonside Hills, the area has plenty to offer those seeking dramatic ridges and panoramic views.
For walking, The Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail follows the course of the Roman barrier along its entire length and is one of Britain's most popular long-distance walks; however, there are also many shorter circular walks suitable for all ages and abilities, including the Sycamore Gap Walk and the Housesteads to Steel Rigg.
Cyclists will relish the challenge of Hadrian's Cycleway, which offers incredible scenery throughout its entire length. Not for the faint-hearted at 170 miles, but with plenty of scope to ride smaller sections at a more relaxed pace.
For history buffs, this is a perfect base from which to explore Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads Fort and Vindolanda, all of 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, and discover the latest artefacts, including the world-famous Vindolanda writing tablets.
Golf enthusiasts are well catered for at nearby Matfen Hall (11 miles), which is just fifteen minutes from the door, where you can enjoy gold standard facilities in a lush parkland setting, or can perfect your swing at the golf academy. Alternatively, why not retreat and indulge in a spa treatment or two for the ultimate relaxation.
For some family fun, why not play Tarzan for the day and head to 'Go Ape' (10 miles) to swing through the trees and experience some exhilarating zip wires!
You can enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures in over 13,000 acres at Wallington Hall (15 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 Clock Tower Cafe in Tynemouth 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.
Avid anglers can spend their day fishing on the nearby River North Tyne, known for its superb wild trout fishing. For more information and to book, head to FishPal's helpful site to check the availability of nearby beats.
Vallum Farm and Restaurant (10 miles) is an incredibly popular spot with a fantastic patisserie and deli, or why not try your hand at something new with Vallum artisans (booking required), such as craft beer and pie tasting, ice-cream making, cheese making, or cooking experiences. For children, there’s an outdoor play paddock and wildlife walks with other seasonal events.
Cragside House and Gardens offer a captivating day out for the family 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 fifty-minute drive will take you to the Kielder Water and Forest Park, 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.
The stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast are an easy day trip, including the iconic Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle (40 miles), home to the Duke of Northumberland. 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.
Finally, a trip to the city of Newcastle with its amazing Millennium revolving eye bridge and the fantastic glass Sage building for music. Admire the wonderful architecture of the northeast’s most eminent architect, John Dobson, or perhaps take in an evening of arts at the wonderful Theatre Royal.
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Classes at your holiday home
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Museums, galleries and culture
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Cooks and chefs
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Babysitting and nannies
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- Two dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday with the additional option of Monday during low season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Sipping sundowners on the south-facing patio after busy days exploring Hadrian’s Wall, overlooking the woods that lead towards Chesters Fort on the banks of the River North Tyne."Harriet, owner of Old Granary House