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Greystead Old Church

Greystead Old Church, Bellingham, Northumberland

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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £737.00

This wonderful church conversion near Bellingham sleeps eight in four bedrooms.

Greystead Old Rectory is a wonderful church conversion near Bellingham. With upside down accommodation, its four bedrooms are on the ground floor. There are three king-size doubles, and a twin bedroom.

There is also a bathroom, shower room, and a first floor open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. The ground floor also has a sitting room with woodburner. Outside there is shared use of the large gardens, and also the all-weather tennis court, which is shared with the owners.

There is also ample off road parking for four cars. Greystead old Church makes a great base for a relaxing break.


Fabulous luxury accomodation
The church has been very carefully converted so the original ecclesiastical architecture can be appreciated whilst still giving a cosy homely feel. It is also finished to a very high standard and extremely well equipped. As you would expect, it is very spacious, but it is also warm. We packed lots of jumpers thinking such a large space would be a challenge to heat but, despite unseasonably cold weather, these were not needed indoors. The underfloor heating did its job superbly and my dad left disappointed that he didn't get to use the log burner. The graveyard is not privately owned, but there is a garden with table and chairs alongside it, with fabulous views. We were lucky enough to have a clear night too, so we could marvel at the vast array of stars. Loads of amazing countryside close by that we only had to share with the sheep and hares - wonderful!

This is a wonderful place to have as a base for exploration of Northumberland and the Borders. The property was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and toasty warm. The kitchen is extremely well equipped; the only thing it didn?t have was a stick mixer. Great refectory table and two small additional living areas complement the kitchen. The lounge is a large open space with a huge lead light reflecting its history as a church. The grounds contain the graves of some notable folk, including a Field Marshal and prominent physicist. Beyond the wall is an area where coffee or a picnic lunch could be taken.

Absolutely stunning. The perfect chillout accommodation in beautiful surroundings.
If you are looking for somewhere stunningly different for a family break then Greystead Old Church is definitely for you. From the outside, the church looks just like it did over the last 200 years of its existence. Once inside, you are in a beautifully and tastefully converted property having oodles of space - enough for a small group of friends or family. How many lounges have you sat in that have a full-size stained glass window overlooking you? We visited in the 2nd week in January and we were warm enough inside with just the central heating, although there is a nice log burning stove if you want to light it and get really cosy. Upstairs in the mezzanine you'll find a couple of additional places to sit, plus a very well equipped kitchen and a large dining table. The owners, Anne and Bill Monroe are a charming and friendly couple who are on hand should you need anything. If you are into stargazing then you don't really need to bother with the Kielder Observatory if you can't book it - the skies over Greystead Old Church are just a dark. So, dear reader, don't hesitate any longer - get Greystead Old Church booked, you'll be so pleased you did.

This place is absolutely stunning. Before you get inside the church is an amazing building but once inside it is just so impressive. Accommodation for eight people and still plenty of room so you are not falling over each other. It can be cold up here but the heating system is first class, we even had to turn down the thermostat. Ideally situated for various local attractions and great country walks. I am more than happy to give Greystead Church my highest recommendation and I would love to go back.

Had a wonderful stay here. Beautifully converted church and very well equipped. The bedrooms aren't the largest, but are adequate, with lovely bathrooms. The vestry bedroom is quite cold, but a fan heater is provided and the heating can be set to stay on all night, in that room, if needed. The rest of the bedrooms were lovely and warm. The living space is excellent. Plenty of space to relax and lovely big, well equipped kitchen. Loads of parking, providing your companions know how to park!! The parking is open to the road so could be a risk for dogs/kids. Didn't cause me any problems as both my Spaniel and my child are very well trained! Only downside is, due to the style of the beautiful conversion, that it's quite "loud". Everyone can hear everything, especially with a family as loud as mine! Handy when try to round up the kids for meals/bedtimes etc. as they couldn't claim they hadn't heard! Due to the graveyard, fascinating to look around, the garden area is away from the church. This is a pleasant area, but we didn't use it due to the weather not being good enough. We also didn't use the tennis courts as I forgot the rackets! The owners are just next door and are lovely and very helpful. Nothing is too much trouble and they are happy for you to use their garden (and hosepipe when dealing with a dirty Spaniel). 10 minutes up the road (left out of the gate) and you are at Kielder water. Had lovely walks there, with the dog, each morning and evening. Overall I can't recommend this place highly enough. Hoping for a return visit in the future.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


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Eco-friendly wood pellet heating from biomass boiler, underfloor in some rooms, with woodburner
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVDs, CD/radio, WiFi, free phone, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair
Ample eco-friendly grass-effect off road parking for 4 cars
Private, enclosed garden area with furniture and BBQ in secluded corner of owners' spacious garden Shared use of owners' all-weather tennis court
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops 5 miles, pub 3 miles
For bookings made from the 30th December 2019, the owner charges a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond
This will be pre authorised on your payment card

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Nearest Attractions

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

Black Middens Bastle House - 2.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Wark in Tynedale Castle - 7.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Percy Cross - 8.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Otterburn, St John's Church - 8.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Otterburn Mill - 8.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Chipchase Castle - 9.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Kielder Forest Park - 9.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Sewingshields Roman Wall (Hadrian's Wall) - 10 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Carrawburgh Temple of Mithras - 10.7 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Housesteads Fort (Hadrian's Wall) - 10.8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

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