Chatton Edge is a self-catering Northumberland holiday cottage situated halfway between Alnwick & Berwick to the North and midway between the coast at Bamburgh and the Cheviots at Wooler.
A quintessential Northumbrian holiday cottage, Chatton Edge is in an idyllic position, with far reaching views over to the Cheviots to the west & to Chatton Park Hill & Lyham Crags to the East. South facing, it looks out over the fields across towards Chatton village.
Surrounded by stunning countryside to explore from right on the doorstep and being close to St Cuthbert’s Way, the area offers fabulous walks & leisurely rambles, with cyclists also being well provided for, as the area, including the Cheviots, offers some of the best mountain biking in Northumberland. Just up the road bouldering & climbing enthusiasts are well supplied by the crags & rocky outcrops of Lyham Moor. Nearby Chatton hosts a trout fishery, at Belford there is a golf course & horse riding, giving scope for plenty of activities right on the doorstep.
Castles are in abundance in this part of Northumberland, the nearest being Chillingham just 4 miles away, known as the ‘most haunted’ castle & famous for its herd of wild cattle & Italianate gardens. Other castles to explore nearby are Bamburgh & Dunstanburgh on the coast, Ford & Etal toward the border & not forgetting the famous Alnwick Castle & it’s gardens. Our holiday cottage is the perfect base to explore Northumberland & the surrounding areas.
Also ideal for those who just want some peace & quiet, lovers of nature & the famous dark skies of Northumbria, Chatton Edge holiday cottage is the epitome of the phrase ‘far from the madding crowd’. Away from it all yet easily accessible, this holiday cottage is to be found on a quiet Northumberland country road with the odd farm vehicle passing from time to time, thus making it easily accessible and not forgetting for the supermarket delivery van!
About the Cottage
The cottage was originally the mill keeper’s cottage for the adjoining old watermill and farmsteading. Dating we think from the early 1800s it was part of the Northumberland Estate controlled from Alnwick Castle.
The cottage was in a sorry state when we bought it in 2009, it even starred in the Guardian newspaper Saturday magazine ‘Wreck of the Week’! An old lady had lived in it for many years with just a coal fire for all her heating & hot water.
What we saw was the amazing views, the peace & quiet & solitude that surrounds the place & the close proximity to nature be it the swallows that come home to nest in the spring to the baa-ing of the sheep & mooing cows that graze in the adjoining fields.
The cottage went on to undergo a full makeover to bring it up to 21st century standards whilst retaining the cottagy feel. Every wall was stripped back, it was insulated, rewired & replumbed, & refloored – the whole process was a painstaking effort of love, sweat & tears by ourselves & our team of craftsmen.
The cottage incorporates some eco features such as water from a spring supply (the filter is in the shed), a septic tank for the toilet waste, heating from the multi-fuel stove & we encourage composting your vegetable waste for our garden.
We want you to enjoy your stay to the full so if you have a query or any problem you can contact us directly on 07751 652129 (Robs mobile no.)
Rosy & Rob