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Reiver's Rest

Reiver's Rest, Bellingham, Northumberland

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £476.00

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.


This is a gorgeous cottage in a fabulous location. The fire was wonderful and the couches very comfy. Bedrooms are a great size and the beds the best I?ve slept in while staying in a holiday cottage. Bathroom is on the small size, but it is adequate. On the downside there isn?t a lot of room in the kitchen to store food and the cooker was rubbish. The igniter was broken and the oven took forever (over an hour) to heat up. The best part of the kitchen was the old fashioned ceiling drying rack. It got well used! There is a stair gate to keep dogs downstairs. A great idea as the stairs are wood and steep. I certainly wouldn?t have wanted my two crazies running down them! This did cause me an issue as my oldest dog decided he didn?t like been left and howled for hours every night. (The couches are very comfy, as previously stated!) The owners are lovely and incredibly helpful. I?d forgotten to check prior to arrival but the duvets were feather, hubby is allergic. One quick phone call and these were changed. I love feather duvets! It should be noted this is a working estate so there was a fair amount of traffic past the cottage, but this didn?t distract from the relaxing (howling dog aside) atmosphere.

Overpriced for the facilities but great location
The cottage we felt to be overpriced for what it was. For a family of 5 with 3 teenage children the bathroom and toilet facilities were vastly inadequate. In the details it offers it as a cottage for 6! The bathroom is tiny, no separate toilet and the fixtures and fittings old and inadequate. Nowhere to hang towels or put toothbrushes. The towels were very small. The cooker is very small for cooking for 6 and very dated. Outside it would?ve been nice to have had cushions for the chairs as they were often wet or damp. A parasol on the outdoor table would?ve been nice too. On the plus side, we were very grateful to have had our online shopping taken delivery of and unpacked before we arrived. Bike storage was excellent. The house keeper was wonderful, very friendly. She kindly offered us a mid week clean and thankfully brought fluffy larger towels and bathrobes for us. This would?ve been nice from the outset, considering they were available. The beds were very comfortable and the bed linen luxurious. It was a great cottage for exploring the local area. The owners have given access to numerous walking trails which was very good. The children could safely explore on foot or bikes without having to negotiate busy roads. It felt very private and very beautiful surroundings.
Charlotte M

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.
Ms 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



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc 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 less than 2 miles

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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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