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Risingham House

West Woodburn, Northumberland

Perfect privacy on a rural estate beside the Northumberland National Park.


Risingham House

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Overview

Perfect privacy on a rural estate beside the Northumberland National Park.

 

Families or friends can spend days fishing, hiking or roaming before returning to home comforts and luxury interiors

Wonderfully escapist, Risingham House is part of the remote Redesdale valley next to the Northumberland National Park in the county’s western region. Although one of a few properties on that 1,000-acre domain, it’s situated in its own private garden – guaranteeing splendid seclusion.

Undertaking a tree-planting programme to further encourage wildlife, the Cragg Estate is part of remote Redesdale valley. This is a place for lusty upland hiking and bumpy biking before riverside picnics; for stargazing with a hot chocolate under incredibly vivid skies, or sketching stone villages and trickling-streamed valleys. It’s a place in which to relax and recharge.

Entering Risingham House, you’ll arrive first into an L-shaped, open-plan living space. Opposite its eight-person dining table is a sitting room where two plump, cushion-crammed sofas, a loveseat and their footstool frame a log-burning stove and its pretty marble mantlepiece. There’s a Smart TV to one side, and evocative, pastoral oil paintings hanging above. Opposite, the well-stocked kitchen’s white cabinetry is accentuated by sage-green walls.

Double doors from the sitting room lead out to the patio and its large dining table. Beyond is a small lawned area, with the garden enclosed by fencing. There are ample parking spaces on your gated driveway.

Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, plus a utility room containing more mod cons (see Property details). One bedroom is en-suite with a king-size bed while the second, super-king option is accompanied by an shower room. Sharing their own bathroom, another pair of colourful bedrooms upstairs feature king and super-king beds which can both split into twin singles on request. Children of all ages are welcome, with a travel cot (and two highchairs) available. Every sleeping quarter has a hairdryer, hanging hooks and much storage space, while rainfall showers enhance each bathroom. Bedroom 3, on the first floor, also yields lovely farmland views.

Note that, with two ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, plus level access through the utility room’s external door, the cottage should comfortably accommodate up to four guests of limited mobility.

Complimentary fly-fishing along three private miles of a north Tyne tributary is offered to guests on a first-come, first-served basis, with wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon awaiting. You also have access to the estate’s woodland cabin — containing a dining area, wood-burner, basic kitchen, loo and firepit for cooking — for a quirky afternoon or evening of rustic, alfresco dining, plus a renovated bothy once used by workers of a former railway to explore. 

There’s much to discover nearby, from ruined Roman forts to Hareshaw Linn waterfall. Under a mile away, West Woodburn pairs its pub and village shop with a gallery by painter Mary Ann Rogers. Sweethope Lough suits wild swimming or watersports, while Hjem, Northumberland’s first Michelin-starred restaurant, has local-inspired tasting menus.

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

Enter into a bright open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge. 

Kitchen area contains an AGA, integrated fridge and freezer, integrated dishwasher, sink with mixer tap, toaster and kettle. The kitchen is well stocked with ample storage. There is also a peninsula island with breakfast bar seating for 3. 

A large table in the dining area can seat up to 8 guests.

The sitting room contains a 4-seater and a 2-seater sofa as well as a love seat and foot stool. A log burning stove is situated below a pretty marble mantlepiece and a large Smart TV is provided for guest entertainment. Double doors in the sitting room provides access outside onto the patio.

Bedroom one has a king size bed, side tables with lamps, chest of drawers, and built in wardrobe with shelf storage and hanging space. North facing sash window are fitted with black out curtains.

En-suite shower room with rainfall showerhead and additional attachment, heated towel rail, WC and basin with mirror above.

Bedroom two has a super king size bed, side tables with lamps, and a tall chest of drawers. The room features two sash windows facing south and east, respectively. 

Family shower room with rainfall showerhead and additional attachment, heated towel rail, WC and basin with mirror above.

Utility room with one and a half sink with mixer tap, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom three has a super king bed that can be split into full size (3 foot wide) single beds on request, side tables with lamps, chest of drawers, hanging hooks, and a bedroom chair, East-facing sash windows provides views of surrounding farmland.

Bedroom four has a king size bed that can be split into two 2 foot 6" single beds on request, side tables with lamps, chest of drawers, hanging hooks and a bedroom chair. 

Family bathroom with rainfall shower over bath, towel rail, WC and basin with mirror above. 

OUTSIDE

The garden contains a small lawned area and a patio with a large round dining table seating up to 8 guests.

Please note that although fully enclosed, the garden fencing is not secure. 

PARKING

Ample parking is provided on the gravel driveway. 

BABIES & CHILDREN

A travel cot and two highchairs are available.

DOGS

Dogs considered upon request - please contact our bookings team at Crabtree & Crabtree to enquire.

WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good.

GUEST AMENITIES

Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided. There is a hairdryer in each of the bedrooms.

Sony Bluetooth speaker and Amazon Echo are both provided in the open plan kitchen and lounge for guest enjoyment. 

All pillows and duvets are synthetic - suitable for guests with feather allergies.

HEATING

Heating throughout the property which can be altered by individual room thermostats. The lounge has a wood burning stove with an initial generous supply of logs provided.

GUEST PRIVACY

The property is located on a private estate. Guests will pass by a few other cottages on entry, then Risingham House is through another farm gate, and on the far edge of a field, with its own private gated driveway. The local farmer may occasionally be seeing passing nearby.

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION

For guests looking to holiday together but enjoy their own space, Risingham House can be let in conjunction with Broadgate House sleeping twelve which sits 1 mile from the property.

Accessibility

Risingham House has two double bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and one shower room on the ground floor. The kitchen and sitting room are also on the ground floor. There is level access from the driveway via a gentle sloped path, and level access in to the cottage through the utility room door. Risingham House may be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Location

The small village of West Woodburn sits less than a mile away and has a small village shop with post office and a village pub. Celebrated Northumbrian artist Mary Ann Rogers also has a gallery here, welcoming visitors during opening hours, or privately by arrangement to browse and chat about her work. 

Catering can be arranged locally with everything from fine dining options to home-cooked meals delivered to straight to the door, or for eating-out, The William De Percy Inn (6.5 miles) is a boutique style coaching inn known for serving hearty locally produced food and good craft ales.

Bellingham sits 5 miles away and offers a cafe, a supermarket and one or two independent shops for local provisions while Corbridge (17.6 miles) enjoys a super selection of independent shops including The Corbridge Larder a premium deli, cafe and gift shop where the emphasis is on locally sourced, high quality fresh produce.

The award-winning Grant's Bakery and Patisserie is a popular choice for homebaked produce such as pies, quiche, sandwiches, tarts and pastries which are ideal for picnic lunches, or The Watling Coffee House is perfect for a coffee and cake stop. A warm welcome awaits you at Il Piccolo, a relaxed Italian restaurant with an excellent menu influenced by the owners Sicilian heritage, who also offer wine tasting and live music evenings. 

A little further afield sits the pretty market town of Hexham (20.4 miles) characterised by cobbled streets and historic architecture, which offers a good selection of coffee shops and restaurants, including Michelin-starred Restaurant Hjem, and benefits from a Waitrose supermarket. 

Activities

Sitting in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Risingham House is the perfect base to explore the wider area, located deep in Roman Wall country, surrounded by footpaths and bridleways, beautiful views, big skies and wonderful wildlife.

For history buffs, this is a perfect base from which to explore Hadrian’s Wall, Chesters and Vindolanda 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, discover latest artefacts, including the world famous Vindolanda writing tablets.

You can enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures in over 13,000 acres at Wallington Hall (12.9 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 Clocktower Cafe 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.

Cragside House and Gardens (23.6 miles) offer a captivating day out 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 short half hour drive will take you to the Kielder Water and Forest Park, the largest man-made lake in northern Europe 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 using powerful telescopes and may even be lucky enough to see a passing comet or stunning meteor shower.

Also within easy reach are the award winning Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and one of Britain’s most iconic castles. 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.

For a spot of shopping, visit some of the delightful market towns such as Morpeth, Alnwick and Hexham with their open air markets, great selection of shops and many art galleries showcasing the work of local artists. Northumberland also hosts the annual art tour in the summer and winter when many artists open their homes and studios to visitors and it provides a great opportunity to meet the artists and purchase original pieces of art.

Children and families

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Nannies and babysitters

Nannies and babysitters

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Wine delivery

Wine delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Location Rural - 1.5 miles from West Woodburn village
Dogs
  • Dogs may be considered upon request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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THE LITTLE THINGS WE LOVE…
"A peninsula island and its breakfast bar in the open plan living area create a comfortable space to socialise whilst whipping up a feast on the top of the range Aga oven."
Kat, Crabtree & Crabtree
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