A comfortable and stylish self-catering cottage in the quiet village of Ovingham on the banks of the picturesque River Tyne in Northumberland

Lindisfarne Gospels on display at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery - 17 September to 3 December 2022 
Hadrian's Wall 1900 festival - January to December 2022
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Elmhurst in Ovingham

A stylish, two-bedroom, stone built cottage that sleeps up to five people. Recently renovated to a high standard, it features all the amenities required for a comfortable holiday.

Things to Do

The area is rich in history and well served by its attractive surrounding landscape. It is ideal for walking and cycling. Northumberland National Park, the coast, Hexham and Newcastle are all within easy reach.

Book Your Stay

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Available Sunday June 5th 2022 for three nights.

Visitor Review: Wonderful cottage in a great location

We have just spent two weeks in this charming cottage in the picturesque village of Ovingham. The owners made us feel so welcome and were even so thoughtful as to leave some toys and drawing things and games for my two young children. The cottage has been finished to a really high standard whilst retaining original features such as the beautiful inglenook fireplace complete with wood burning stove (which we even used in August on the chillier evenings!). The beds are very comfortable and the towels were better then a hotel!

The location was perfect for us – we enjoyed lots of walks/bike rides along the Tyne towards Wylam, visits to the coast, Hexham gaol and some pottery painting in Hexham too. We also had a fantastic day out at Beamish Hall hotel where the kids loved the woodland trail, playground and the fairy garden.

Newcastle on the train was so easy and with so much to see and do with kids. We enjoyed a couple of lunches in the White Swan in the village along with great pizza in the Wood Oven in Wylam. We can't wait to come back as still so much more to see and discover in this beautiful part of the country and now we know there is such a cosy welcoming cottage to stay in.

Katy, London


More Guest Reviews

Helen, Ben & Seth, Edinburgh

‘Ovingham is a great holiday destination for a toddler! The bridge and the trains proved excellent entertainment as well as the wonderful little café and play park area opposite the station. The short walks were perfect too. I think its safe to say we’ll definitely be back.’

Gill, London

‘Lovely cottage, tastefully decorated with everything you need. Great location…’


men carrying a tub on a pole with Ovingham Church in the background

Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) wood engraver, naturalist and Northumberland’s greatest artist

Thomas Bewick was educated in the vicarage school room opposite Ovingham’s parish church of St Mary the Virgin where he is buried along with his family. This woodcut of the Ovingham dyers is by Bewick’s apprentice Clennell. It shows Ovingham church in the background. Find out more about Thomas Bewick and his connections with the area.