A gloriously quirky house complete with a conservatory and roof terrace set in an outstanding position with views across rolling farmland to the hills beyond.
Enjoy Northumberland’s magnificent star shows from the comfort of your bed with the bespoke stargazing roof
Poppy House is full of surprises; a seamless fusion of a period stone cottage with a contemporary conservatory and castellated tower complete with roof terrace.
The interior styling embraces the juxtaposition of old and new. Exposed stone walls, ancient beams and local antique pieces sit alongside Loaf sofas, Weaver Green rugs, Nkuku accessories and contemporary local artwork.
Downstairs there’s a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove and galley kitchen to one end. The bespoke conservatory provides an additional seating area and dining space whilst an adjacent corridor has been repurposed to become a small work / study area.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor; a twin bedroom in the older part of the house and a double bedroom with a super king bed, along with a family bathroom.
The impressive stone spiral staircase leads up to the master bedroom complete with sunken super king size bed and glass panelled roof for enjoying Northumberland’s internationally-renowned dark skies from the comfort of your bed. An en suite shower room leads off the bedroom.
Climbing up the spiral staircase and out through a low roof hatch, takes you to the roof terrace with magnificent panoramic views across rolling countryside.
The house sits in an extensive lawned garden with a pretty stream running along one side. The roof terrace provides the perfect spot for morning coffee, evening drinks or star-gazing whilst there’s an outside dining area on the decked terrace accessed from the conservatory.
Open-plan living area comprising:
Sitting room with three-seater sofa and two armchairs, 39” Digital Smart TV and wood burning stove (with logs provided).
Galley kitchen with four-ring electric hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine. Bar seating. (NB There is a large fridge / freezer in the outbuilding).
Conservatory with dining for eight guests, two-seater sofa, armchair, wood burning stove (with logs provided) and doors opening onto decked terrace.
Small office area with desk.
Bedroom one with 6’ super king size bed, built-in wardrobes and drawers, dressing table and 24" Digital Smart TV.
Bedroom two with twin 3’ beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and 24" Digital Smart TV.
Wet room with walk-in shower, bath, basin and WC.
Stone spiral staircase to first floor.
Bedroom three with sunken 6' super king size bed. Glass roof above with electric blind. Fitted cupboards with hanging and drawers. 24" Digital Smart TV.
En suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Stone spiral staircase to roof terrace (see notes in 'Outside' section in relation to access).
Poppy House sits in a large lawned garden which is partially enclosed. Please note that an unfenced stream runs through the garden and children must be supervised at all times.
There is a decked terrace with garden furniture along with the roof terrace. Please note that the roof terrace is accessed through a very low door from the top of the spiral staircase and guests must take care. The roof terrace is not suitable for younger children.
A shed provides storage for bikes and outdoor kit.
Access is via a farm track which is suitable for all vehicles. There is designated private parking to the front of the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request. Please note that the property has a steep stone spiral staircase and a baby gate can be provided. There is also an unfenced stream running through the garden children must be supervised at all times. The roof terrace is not suitable for younger children.
One well behaved dog is welcome. Dogs must be kept out of the bedrooms and are not allowed on the furniture.
The beds feature high-quality linen and luxury microfibre hypoallergenic bedding. Dressing gowns are provided along with a hairdryer in each bedroom. Luxurious towels are provided along with hand wash and hand cream from luxury brands including Neals Yard, The Cowshed and Molton Brown.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
There is fibre broadband available. Mobile reception is patchy but generally improves outside.
There is oil heating throughout the property and a wood-burning stove in both the sitting room and conservatory (with initial supply of logs provided).
Poppy House is located up a private farm track and sits in a large garden.There are three further holiday apartments nearby which are visible from the garden of Poppy House. They sit in the same ownership and are also available for larger parties who wish to holiday together. They will be launched and available soon.
The small village of Glanton is set in the rolling foothills of the Cheviots, with the Northumberland National Park less than five miles west as the crow flies, the historic city of Alnwick nine miles to the east, and the Northumberland coastline just a few miles further east. Thanks to its perch on Glanton Hill, the village affords sweeping views across the Vale of Whittingham, framed by the Cheviots to the north, Simonside to the south and the Otterburn Moors to the west.
A short 15-minute drive will bring you into Alnwick where you will find an excellent range of amenities and an eclectic mix of charming specialist shops. Here you can wander the cobbled streets and gift shops around the marketplace, or stop-off at one of the many quaint cafes across the area, including Bari Tea based in the Castle Quarter for a very lovely lunch or a decadent afternoon cream tea! Sit by the fire in the old station waiting room of Barter Books in Alnwick reading one of their thousands of second-hand books.
With the stunning Northumbrian coastline under half an hour east of Glanton, you could be enjoying the bay at Alnmouth or the pristine golden sands at Warkworth, which stretch as far as the eye can see. The harbour at Amble which looks out to Coquet Island is popular for walkers and families and is home to fish shacks, seafood eateries and pastel-coloured beach huts.
To the west of Glanton is Ingram village and Breamish Valley where tumbling waterfalls, picturesque riverbanks and rolling hills make it the perfect place to hike, cycle or simply put down your picnic basket. This picturesque village is situated in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and has been designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. Take a walk in the Breamish Valley to the Linhope Spout Waterfall and stop for a family picnic or to dip your toes in the crystal clear waters.
Alnwick is to the east of Glanton and offers a multitude of activities for you to enjoy during your stay. This magical market town offers a wide range of activities from dining in the twinkling treetops at The Alnwick Garden, flying a broomstick at Alnwick Castle or visiting one of the largest second hand bookstores in the country, Barter Books, which is housed within a Victorian Railway Station.
For the golfers in your party, you can enjoy the proximity of Alnwick Castle Golf Club, an 18 hole parkland course in the heart of Northumberland, or travel further afield to avail yourselves of the abundance of courses which hug the outstanding heritage coastline offering the true links experience. Courses such as Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh Castle Golf Club afford exceptional golf only surpassed by the stunning coastal views from the greens.
For something different, why not visit Chillingham Castle which is reportedly Britain’s most haunted historic castle. With idyllic grounds once designed by Capability Brown, the castle boasts commanding views of the surrounding countryside with local farmsteads and the scenic grandeur of the Cheviots. Wildlife abounds with deer, red squirrels and badgers in the woods to see and, if you are lucky, you may see the famous herd of Wild Cattle in the distance.
Nearby Rothbury, known locally as the Capital of Coquetdale, is an excellent base for the enthusiastic fisherman with the River Coquet running through the village and the surrounding areas. With runs of Salmon and Sea Trout the Coquet is a popular and appealing place to fish. Alternatively, a few miles west of Rothbury is Caiston Trout Fishery, a beautiful 50-acre fishing lake, spring fed and stocked with Rainbow, Blue and Wild Brown Trout.
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...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
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
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
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
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
"What an amazing property! We met three of the hosts and they were all really friendly. We look forward to staying with Crabtree and Crabtree again and would recommend the company to others."Ms Sreeves
"Lovely couple and they keep a lovely property. Location is peaceful and private, with hares running around the garden every day. Great cycling area with miles of quiet lanes from the end of the drive. Handy shop at the petrol station 5 minutes away and loads of great produce available at Alnwick (20 minutes). It was a special treat after a long stressful year and it was expensive for 3 people but so glad we chose this place. "Mr Hands
- One dog is welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The glass-panelled roof above the sumptuous super king bed in bedroom three is perfect for stargazing in the clear Northumberland skies."Olivia, Crabtree & Crabtree