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The Smithy at West Lyham

Chatton, Northumberland

Set in a particularly pretty corner of Northumberland in an enviable position between the stunning coastline and the rolling foothills of the Cheviot Hills, this immaculately-presented cottage is the perfect base for exploring the area.

The Smithy at West Lyham

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Overview

A newly-renovated former farm steading offering the best of both worlds between the coast and the Northumberland National Park

A beautifully-presented cottage with sleek, contemporary styling

Set in a particularly pretty corner of Northumberland in an enviable position between the stunning coastline and the rolling foothills of the Cheviot Hills, this immaculately-presented cottage is the perfect base for exploring the area.

The cottage is a few minutes’ drive from the charming village of Chatton which has an excellent village shop selling an array of local produce and the Percy Arms, a delightful country pub with excellent food.  Also on the doorstep is impressive Chillingham Castle, considered to be England’s most haunted castle and home to the only wild cattle in the world, sole survivors of herds that once roamed the forests of Britain. Just down the road is St Cuthbert’s Cave, thought to be where the monks of Lindisfarne brought St. Cuthbert’s body to this place in AD875 following Viking raids on the Island.

The cottage is just a pretty 20 minutes’ drive to Northumberland’s spectacular beaches.  A 15-minute drive west will take you to the edge of the Northumberland national park, 400 square miles of breath taking scenery from rolling sheep-dotted hills and gentle meandering river valleys to rugged moorland.

There is excellent walking in the area on a variety of footpaths including St Cuthbert’s Way which passes close by. The new Sandstone Way cycle path also passes close to the cottage.

The Smithy is part of a new steading development and can be booked in conjunction with the adjacent cottage, The Stables (sleeps 4) for larger parties wishing to holiday together.

Due to COVID, the renovation of the property opposite has been delayed and works will be ongoing until spring 2021 with some resulting impact on the outlook and potential noise disturbance during working hours.  Please contact us for further details if you have any concerns.

Property details

Important - ongoing renovations to property opposite

Due to COVID, the renovation of the property opposite has been delayed and works will be ongoing until spring 2021 with some resulting impact on the outlook and potential noise disturbance during working hours.  Please contact us for further details if you have any concerns.

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on the ground floor and may be suitable for less mobile guests.

Open-plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining area (extendable table seating up to four) and seating area with TV with Freeview.

The well-equipped kitchen includes electric oven, microwave and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.  

Bedroom with king size bed and large fitted wardrobes.

En suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Outside

There is a table and chairs in front of the cottage. The cottage shares the courtyard with The Stables next door and The Steading which is currently being developed. A further shared lawned garden area will be available for next Spring.

Parking

There is covered parking in addition to parking in the courtyard. 

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request, however please note there is limited space in the bedroom for a travel cot.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome at The Smithy. Additional dogs may be considered on request.

Guest amenities

Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided. A hairdryer is provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available and is a good speed and sufficient for streaming. Mobile coverage is poor. Guests can make Wi-Fi calls and there is a landline for emergency and out going calls.

Heating

There is underfloor heating throughout.

Guest privacy

The Smithy at West Lyham adjoins The Stables at West Lyham which is a holiday cottage sleeping four guests. The garden areas are shared. A further property called The Steading is also under development.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this property can be booked alongside The Stables at West Lyham sleeping 4 guests which is next door.

Location

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Activities

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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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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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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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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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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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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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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

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.

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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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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

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

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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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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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Reviews

Location Rural - one and a half miles from Chatton.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The kitchen area with beams at The Smithy at West Lyham The little things we love.....
"We love the way the cottage has the feel of an old barn but with all the mod cons we need for cooking up a treat after a day exploring in the hills."
David & Lois, owners
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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