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Reiver's Rest

Reiver's Rest, Bellingham, Northumberland

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £283.00

Sleeping six people in three bedrooms, this lovely former coach house is in the grounds of Hesleyside Hall near Bellingham in Northumberland.

Reiver's Rest is a quality cottage in the grounds of Hesleyside Hall, near Bellingham in Northumberland. The cottage has a bedroom which can be offered as a super king-size double or a twin, a double room and a twin room. There is a family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Downstairs, there is a well equipped kitchen with breakfast area, and a sitting room with open fire and large dining area. Outside, there is a private front patio, and access to the estates grounds including woodland walks. Fishing and tours of the hall can be offered by prior arrangement with the owners. Reiver's Rest makes a very welcoming base for a rural stay in grand surroundings.


Lovely cottage, stunning living room
The cottage is on a county estate but as it's the end of the block you don't feel as though you are attached at all. The living room is beautiful with a great coal fire, we had going nearly all the time. Loved it. We did walk to the village, in the pouring rain, and found everyone we met to be welcoming and friendly, except the butcher who blamed us for the weather!! Ha ha! His steak pies were delicious though. We only used the big bedroom and found it a little cold but the heavyweight duvet soon took care of that. We'd recommend this cottage to anyone except anyone who might have difficulty with the stairs. The fully equipped kitchen come complete witha washer dryer which was well used after our trip to Hadrian's Wall, yup, it rained again but didn't spoil our visit. Stay here with confidence.

This cottage was really homely, comfortable and set in a wonderful location. All you needed was provided and the open fire was particularly cosy on an autumn evening.
Mrs Taylor

Reiver's Rest gave us a charming, spacious, tranquil base for our stay in Northumberland. It had an ambience of comfort, heritage, and timeless solidity, and provided a perfect home-from-home for us.
Mr Sedgwick

The property was in a beautiful, remote location but near enough to a village to get supplies easily. The lounge/dining room was particularly charming, and our children loved the open fire (even in August!). The grounds are enormous and perfect for children to kick a ball, have a swing or go exploring. We really enjoyed our tour of the manor house which we had on our last day.
Dr Darbar

A lovely place to stay
We stayed here for a week with our 2 children. The cottage was perfect for our needs, with an enormous garden with plenty of room for kicking a ball around and even a swing. The cottage was a little more rustic than I was expecting but very charming and comfortable. Our favourite room was the lounge / dining room which had an open fire, comfortable lounges and a big antique dining table. The kitchen was small but adequate, with an eclectic collection of cooking utensils. Nearest village (Bellingham) was about 2-3km away and had all the necessary shops for supplies. The only thing I would say is that the stairs are very steep and the shower is an over-bath arrangement, so I would not recommend Riever's Rest for elderly guests. Otherwise, though, we very much enjoyed our stay and I would happily come again.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Full oil-fired central heating throughout, additional heating from open fire in sitting room
Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 3 cars
Bike storage
Access to private estate walks and parkland
Front patio with garden furniture and BBQ
Salmon, trout, and sea-trout fishing by arrangement with owner prior to visit
Two well behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 1
5 miles

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Approximate Location

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Black Middens Bastle House - 4.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Wark in Tynedale Castle - 5.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Chipchase Castle - 6.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Otterburn Mill - 7.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Percy Cross - 7.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Otterburn, St John's Church - 7.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Carrawburgh Temple of Mithras - 8.3 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Sewingshields Roman Wall (Hadrian's Wall) - 8.4 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Black Carts Turret (Hadrian's Wall) - 8.9 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Housesteads Fort (Hadrian's Wall) - 9.5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

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