Filled with charm and character, this 18th century farm building has been transformed into a quirky and cosy hideaway for one or two.
Built in the late 18th century to house pigeons, chickens, and a pig or two, The Dovecot at Reedsford is full of charm and character. A wonderful old gem with beautiful original features, this Grade II listed single tower is a beautiful alternative to the shepherd's hut.
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Two steps down to the front access door.
This leads into a small open-plan day room, comprising bench seating, dining space and kitchen. Comprises:
Bench seating along the full length of the window. Dining space for two, includes corner bench seating with cushion, and a separate farmhouse carver chair.
Kitchen with electric oven, small two-pan induction hob, under-counter fridge (no ice-box), microwave. Please note that there is no dishwasher or washer/dryer due to space limitations.
Two steps up to the snug, with bench seating with base and back cushions, small Salamander Hobbit wood-burning stove, Sony Smart TV (using Wi-Fi connectivity), bespoke storage cabinet.
Bathroom with bath and a hand-held mixer shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
The stairs to the first floor are steep, with an open tread. Care must be taken at all times when ascending/descending. They are not felt to be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions.
Small bedroom on the first floor. Important - please note that the bed is a short king size bed (5ft width x 5ft 9" length (normal length is 6'6")). This has a 1200 pocket-sprung mattress. There is one under-bed drawer - additional storage space can be found downstairs in the bespoke wooden cabinet. The wood-burning flue is double-insulated and runs from the ground floor up through the bedroom level.
Two steps from the front access door leads down to an enclosed rear garden. This has bench seating and a picnic bench. The garden benefits from sweeping views across open countryside.
Private parking for one car directly to the front of the property with additional provision should it be required 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
Sorry, the property is not felt to be particularly suited to babies and children.
One dog is welcome with a charge of £25. An additional dog may be considered on request. Dogs should be clean and dry before access into the wider property. An outside tap is available. Dogs should be kept off the furniture and are not permitted in the bedroom.
It is very important to note that the area around the property is farmland with grazing animals, and dogs should be carefully supervised and controlled at all times. The garden is enclosed with a combination of wooden fencing and close-mesh metal wire.
The beds feature high-quality linen, along with bamboo duvets and pillows. Towels and hand soap are provided.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. There is no mobile reception. Wi-fi calls can be made, assuming your smartphone and network plan support this. A landline is not available due to cabling logistics.
Electric-mat underfloor heating. Salamander Hobbit wood-burning stove with generous supply of logs for the duration of your stay.
Housedon Haugh at Reedsford sleeping 9+2 is also in close distance to The Dovecot.
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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!
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- One dog is welcome with a charge of £25 per dog. An additional dog will be considered upon request.
- Please note that the king size bed has a restricted length of 5’9”. There is also no dishwasher, and no washer or dryer at the property.
- Typical arrival day: TBC
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am