Sitting directly on the path of Hadrian’s Wall, this sweet two bedroom, two bathroom property is a little slice of Northumbrian charm, with plenty of old-school character thrown in.
Deep in the very heart of Roman Wall country, this is a magical setting with big sky views
With its proud heritage and rich natural landscape, The Granary sits in a prime location near Matfen with fantastic views across rolling farmland to the hills beyond.
Tenderly restored using original Northumbrian stone, the charming exterior gives way to a warm, inviting interior which is a perfect nest for two, or a lovely haven for four.
Step into an open plan living space that feels immediately toasty, benefitting from underfloor heating supplied by an efficient ground source heat pump and a wood burning stove. The interior is decorated in soft hues and warming tweeds for a contemporary country twist and the well-equipped kitchen has that all-important wine cooler and relaxed informal dining space. When the temperature starts to rise, a door leads into the large enclosed lawned garden with plenty of space for children or dogs.
Upstairs, the two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are impeccable and comfortable with high beamed ceilings which add an open, lofty feel.
For families or groups wishing to holiday together, the adjoining Gingan (sleeps 8) can be let in conjunction with The Granary offering accommodation for up to 12 guests.
There is a shared games room with a ping pong table and storage for bikes and outdoor gear adding a versatile space for wet-weather days, teenagers, or some evening entertainment for all.
Small access hall with hanging space and bench seat.
Utility room with condensing washer/dryer and freezer.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Open plan kitchen/dining/living room.
Kitchen with electric oven, separate grill, fridge, ceramic electric hob, wine fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
Dining space with seating for 4. Door leading into the garden.
Sitting room with double sofa, two armchairs, selection of books, Smart TV, wood burner (logs supplied).
Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be configured to a 6' super king bed or 3' twin beds, side tables, alcove with hanging rail and storage space.
En suite bathroom with large walk in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with super king bed, side tables, dressing table, alcove with hanging space and storage space.
En suite bathroom with bath with shower over (rainforest head), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a large lawned garden fully enclosed with outdoor furniture.
Separate storage and games room with ping pong table. This is shared with The Gingan.
There is bike storage available on request.
There is plenty of private parking to the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog. Dogs are not permitted upstairs, on the furniture or in the bedroom. An outside tap is available. Please note that the area around the house is farmland and it is essential that dogs are well controlled and kept on leads to ensure they do not present any hazard to farm animals.
Bed linen and towels are provided along with hand soaps and shower wash. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Beamed Wi-Fi with good speeds. Mobile reception variable inside the property depending on the network but this improves immediately outside.
There is heating throughout fed by an efficient Ground Source Heat Pump system which is more environmentally friendly than oil and classed as renewable technology. The property is well insulated. Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Wood burner in the sitting room – logs supplied.
For guests looking for a property with a similar style, The Gingan and Aydon Castle Cottage share the same owner.
The popular tourist village of Corbridge is 6 miles away and offers a variety of shops, a delicatessen, and one or two restaurants and cafés.
Nearby Matfen Hall offers excellent spa and leisure facilities, delicious homemade afternoon tea and also fine or casual dining. In Matfen village, you can find a village store and café, which is handy for breakfast, a light lunch or a good cup of coffee with a scone or cake. Fire and Dough Pizza offers artisan wood-fired pizza cooked to order from a mobile van, which visits Matfen village on Wednesdays from 5pm.
Dine in the comforts of your cosy cottage and have Burnside Catering do the cooking; whether you would like a homely supper on the day of your arrival, a spoiling dinner party or relaxing Sunday lunch, Danny and Bella can do it all.
The Hexham Farmers' Market (11 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 and large Tesco in Hexham.
Located deep in Roman Wall country, North Clarewood 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 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, which is just five 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' to swing through the trees and experience some exhilarating zip wires!
You can enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures in over 13,000 acres at nearby Wallington Hall 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.
Vallum Farm and Restaurant (3 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) - craft beer and pie tasting, ice-cream making, cheese making, or cooking experiences are all on offer here. 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 half-hour 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, 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 north-east’s most eminent architect John Dobson or perhaps take in an evening of arts at the wonderful Theatre Royal.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.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
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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"We had a lovely stay at The Granary. We loved the peacefulness and beauty of the area. We really enjoyed our stay, the bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely."Mr & Mrs Harrison
"We had a wonderful time at The Granary. The house has been prepared to a very high standard and was spotlessly clean. Excellent location for exploring Hadrian's Wall and Matfen Hall facilities were a wonderful bonus. We are looking to return with the family for a birthday celebration next May, booking the adjoining Gingan Cottage to accommodate us all. "Angela & Martin Dickins
"A lovely cottage, enjoyed the facilities at Matfen!"Hill Family
"Fantastic weeks stay in this amazing cottage along with family in The Gingan next door. Everything has been thought of. Using the spa at Matfen was fantastic and the food at the Angel in Corbridge is very good. We definitely be back!"Jones Family
"We had a lovely week at The Granary. The cottage has been beautifully renovated with high quality fixtures and fittings and well equipped. It's obvious a lot of thought went into the project and also the attached Gingan. It definitely met the exacting standards of a Crabtree and Crabtree property (and we've stayed at a few now). We were delighted with the cottage and the guest membership at the hotel spa facilities were a real bonus - very novel, but a plus for the properties. It was one reason we chose the cottage this time. We also had afternoon tea and dinner at the hotel, a lovely experience and everyone we came into contact with was very warm and welcoming."Green Family
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season, with the additional option of Monday outwith this period. More flexible arrangements considered on request.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The original beams give the bedrooms a wonderfully lofty but cosy feel. Sip your morning coffee in peaceful surrounds before setting off to explore."Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree