The Byre at Reedsford
Nestled in the foothills of the Cheviots, a step inside this delightful barn conversion will bring a stylish sense of home. Combine its tranquil location and big sky views and you begin to get a sense of place.
A stylish sense of home
Sensitively developed by the owners to respect the integrity of the building, original window features and stonework have been carefully used in its redevelopment.
A key feature of the living space is a wonderful arched window accented by industrial lighting and a contemporary colour scheme of charcoal greys and warm neutrals. Finishes from Colefax and Fowler and fantastic intricate needlework from the Fine Cell Work rehabilitation charity add a final flourish.
When the days grow longer and the appeal of some cosy time beckons, a wood burner is one of life’s simple pleasures. With a good book and a rich merlot, you could be forgiven if you never quite step out the door!
The living space benefits from underfloor heating throughout and the two en-suite bedrooms feature high quality White Company bed linen and a dash of artisan flair.
The property sits on the ground floor, however please note there are three steps from the main access hallway down to the main open plan living area and also steps from the patio to the garden.
Kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge (no icebox). An under counter freezer is available in the outhouse. Washer/dryer in a utility cupboard off the main access hall. Dining area with seating for four.
Sitting room with large sofa, armchair, wood burning stove. Freesat flat screen TV and DVD player.
Bedroom one with zip and link system which can be configured to a 6' super king bed or 3' twin beds, side tables, small chest of drawers, built-in cupboard with hanging and storage space. Large sliding doors to the patio.
En-suite bathroom bath with handheld shower mixer, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with king size bed, side tables, small chest of drawers, built-in cupboard with hanging and storage space.
En-suite bathroom with large walk in shower, basin and WC.
Boot room with hanging space and bench seating.
To the rear of the cottage is a large fully enclosed garden with patio and lawn. Bench seating and outdoor furniture. A charcoal kettle barbecue is available for guest use.
Separate external storage is available for outdoor gear, fishing rods and bikes. An under counter freezer is available in the outhouse.
An adjacent barn provides an indoor games room / catering area with picnic tables, wood burning stove, full size table tennis table, a pool table and table football.
Private parking directly to the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £25. Dogs should be clean and dry before access into the wider property. Dogs should be kept off the furniture and are not permitted in the bedrooms.
The beds feature high quality linen. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Towels and hand soap are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is no mobile signal. A landline is available for reasonable use by guests.
Underfloor heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with generous supply of logs.
Despite Reedsford’s rural location there are good local amenities nearby. The estate is 9 miles from the pretty town of Wooler which offers a good range of independent shops including two excellent butchers, a very good delicatessen, several pubs and cafes and the highly rated Milan Restaurant.
Cornhill on Tweed is 7 miles from the estate and offers an excellent village shop selling pies and delicious local goodies, and the Collingwood Arms which has a super bar and restaurant specialising in dishes prepared using the wealth of local produce on offer. More extensive shopping including a good range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants can be found in Kelso 14 miles away.
Sitting in the foothills of the Cheviots on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the cottage is ideally placed for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. The outstanding countryside around the property offers fantastic walking in scenic surroundings, and the wider area enjoys a number of designated walking routes, including more challenging hikes amidst the dramatic scenery of the National Park. St. Cuthbert’s Way passes through Wooler, the 62 mile walk from Melrose Abbey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, or enjoy walks to Linhope Spout and Routing Linn with their fantastic waterfall picnic spots and super wildlife spotting opportunities.
For cycling and mountain biking, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks including trails for family-friendly recreation, with bike hire available locally. For more challenging terrain, you can join long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway, the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub, or excursions which take in historical sites such as the Flodden Trail or St. Cuthbert’s Cave.
Horse riding is available locally at nearby Kimmerston, and fishing is available on the River Till or Wooler Water. Both have good runs of sea-trout and salmon throughout the season as well as good numbers of grayling and brown trout.
For golf enthusiasts, Wooler has its own 9 hole course with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside whilst Goswick, Bamburgh and the Roxburghe championship course are all within easy driving distance. For something a little different, gliding can be arranged through the Borders Gliding Club at Milfield where you can soar effortlessly on a rising thermal amidst the spectacular scenery of the National Park.
For families, the Breamish Valley is a popular area with pretty river picnic spots where children can paddle and embark on a minnow hunt, and you can be assured a warm welcome at Ford & Etal Estates (7 miles) which has a super range of child friendly activities with over 20 attractions to explore, including a 15” gauge steam railway, fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and riding centre. Alternatively why not head to Alnwick Castle (22 miles), film location for Harry Potter and enjoy a spot of broomstick training!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...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
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
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
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.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
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
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
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
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
"My husband, daughter and I (plus the 2 dogs) had a fabulous time at The Byre, sadly not long enough. A beautifully decorated property, fantastically warm which was so welcoming given the weather we had! Seriously well equipped, clean and a lovely quiet location - so all very positive. Would definitely like to return."Wood family
"We were very happy with the property - an impressive conversion."Mr Tench
"We had a really wonderful time at The Byre. The cottage is thoughtfully designed, beautifully presented, very well equipped and of course has all the touches that Crabtree can be relied on for - lovely bedlinen and towels, comfy bed etc. It felt homely, warm and welcoming - we very much appreciated the farm manager making sure the cottage was lit as we were arriving late – the wood burner was made up and ready to go but in fact the cottage was so warm anyway we didn’t need to light it until the next day. We arrived in the dark so it was amazing to look out and see such an stunning view from our bed! The garden is a lovely space to sit out and to ‘star watch’ in the fantastic dark skies. The games room is a great idea, the generous supply of logs very much appreciated. We were lucky enough to have the best weather you could wish for in November too. It is one of the nicest places we have been on holiday – tranquil and beautiful – it was hard to leave and we will certainly be returning next year. Please thank the team at Reedsford for creating such a lovely place to relax and recharge. The drive to the coast through Ford and Etal is lovely. Any journey is fabulous through such beautiful scenery. The service from Crabtree & Crabtree all the way through was of the usual high standard and added to the enjoyment of the holiday – Thank you."Ms Bingley
"Just wanted to say we thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at The Byre and The Barn. The trip worked out perfectly taking both cottages and everyone had a superb time. Many thanks and we will certainly be back later in the year."Morris Family
"Thank you – once again we had a lovely break at the Byre – second visit in 5 months. We chose to return as we knew we would be able to relax from the moment we arrived. Everything spotlessly clean as well as warm and cosy as usual. The wonderful views are captivating and add to the sense of peace. The games room is great - used this time for both darts and table tennis!"Ms Bingley
"Myself, hubby and our old pup are just back home from spending a wonderful 6 day stay at The Byre. The booking process and service from Crabtree and Crabtree was excellent as always :-) The owner of The Byre, Corinne was very accommodating allowing us a slightly earlier check in time so we could make the most of our 6 days ( thank you for that) The cottage itself is immaculate, amazing and utterly gorgeous. It is spacious yet cosy and comfortable at the same time. It is exceptionally decorated, very well equipped with anything you would need and is spotlessly clean and tidy. Excellent shower :-), wonderful bedding - so much so I had to take a pillowcase off and see what pillows they had and I have just placed an order for what I hope are the same pillows, they were just so nice. There is also a little card next to the kettle with a list of homemade products you can phone and order. We got a lovely quiche and fruit crumble which was delivered to us. Both delicious :-) We hit very lucky to have a couple of really nice spring days so we had the chance to chill out in the lovely and private, south facing garden. Relaxing with a nice glass of wine doing nothing but watching and listening to the birds was total bliss. The peace, quiet and the whole setting is so perfect, oh and if you are lucky enough to get a clear, cloudless evening !!!! OMG I have never seen so many stars in my life ( and I'm no spring chicken) wow, just wow. We have been very lucky to stay in some lovely places both in the U.K. and abroad but The Byre is up there with the best of them. 6 days and nights of utter peace and relaxation, we have only been home 2 days and already miss being at The Byre."Mrs Clemson
"Just wanted to say we had a really fabulous time staying at The beautiful Byre! The barn was perfect in every way and we loved the areas and beautiful beaches and Borders! We are planning to go again and thank you to the owners and yourselves at Crabtree & Crabtree!"Ms Rowland
"Really great weekend in stunning location, property and facilities exceeded our expectations, so delighted with all aspects of the holiday rental - intend returning to this delightful spot again later in the year."Dr Davidson
"This was our first visit to Northumberland, and although the weather was rather mixed we were very impressed and I am sure we will want to return to explore more. We were certainly impressed with the way these cottages had been designed, decorated and equipped - very comfortable and well laid-out."Mr Johns
"Booking was made within 48 hours of arrival, but it was all seamless, thank you. The Byre was a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, can’t praise it highly enough."Coombe
"A short break of 4 nights for my son, his partner, their baby and me (as hugely proud grandad).Great setting, really well equipped property; conversion and finish to a very high standard. Super bedrooms; the bigger one is really something special. Smaller one (but not small!) is comfy and cosy with adjoining walk-in shower. The team at Crabtree & Crabtree and the owner could not have been more helpful. So tranquil and close to some of the best bits of Northumberland."Conway Family
"Just to say we had a really lovely time again at The Byre. Everything lovely and so relaxing. We are coming back next Spring to enjoy all over again. Thank you for making it such a special holiday with our dog too."Rowland Family & Reba
"We had a wonderful 4 nights in The Byre just before Christmas. We've stayed in several of the owner's properties and enjoyed everyone as she creates such lovely places to stay. The cottages are beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished, always in stunning locations. This was our first time at The Byre but will not be our last...as I've just booked 10 nights."Miss Woods
- Two dogs are welcome. A third dog is welcome with a charge of £25.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"A feel of “loft living” created by the open plan design and high ceilings, yet the cottage lies in the most rural and peaceful of settings."Corinne, owner of The Byre