ROOMS AND NEARBY FACILITIES
The holiday cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends. The ground floor is made up of a newly fitted dining kitchen with dishwasher, oven, washing machine and fridge and a living room with an inglenook fireplace. The cottage sleeps four people comfortably and can facilitate five people with the addition of the store-away bed in the larger bedroom.
The dining kitchen was recently refitted to provide an efficient and comfortable space in which to prepare and enjoy meals. The kitchen is fitted with wall and floor units and generous worktop space, a built-in fridge, oven with gas hobs, extractor hood, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining area seats five people with complimentary refreshments provided on arrival.
The living room provides a relaxing space with seating areas, television, radio, cd player and cd collection. There is also a book case with holiday reading and Northumberland reference books and a games cupboard for all ages. An inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove is the central feature of the room and complimentary kindling wood and logs are stored alongside. There is a large walk-in understairs cupboard area ideal for coats, luggage, boots, pushchairs and other items. There is room for a well behaved small dog on the ground floor. Complimentary wi-fi is available throughout the house.
Each of the two bedrooms contain two single beds which can be made up into double beds if required and the larger of the rooms has a store-away bed which can be made up if required. Together the two rooms can sleep five adults. The larger room has extensive built in cupboards and the smaller room a wardrobe. There is a chest of drawers in the front bedroom. There is full central heating throughout the house.
The newly fitted bathroom/toilet is easily accessed from both of the bedrooms and includes an over the bath shower unit and a radiator/heated towel rail. The bathroom in line with the rest of the property is both comfortable and elegant: furnished and decorated to a high standard, with wooden floors, rugs and waxed wooden doors throughout.
To the front there is a graveled south facing garden with a seating area skirted by lavender bushes. To the rear a secluded area with a further table and chairs, bench, barbeque area, secure cycle storage area set amongst well stocked raised flower beds.
LOCAL AND NEARBY FACILITIES
The village of Ovingham is served by a local convenience store. There is a full range of supermarkets and locally owned shops in the nearby villages and towns, with Waitrose and Tesco in Hexham (10 miles) and Cooperative stores in Wylam and Prudhoe (both 2 miles). Hexham and Newcastle hold regular farmer’s markets.
The local village pub The White Swan has an extensive dining area with an outdoor child’s play area.
The nearby village of Wylam (2 miles) is well served by a series of high standard, but inexpensive eating places. Top spot goes to the The Ship, a traditional village pub with a reputation for excellent and imaginatively produced local food. Across the road is the Bistro en Glaze serving typical French cuisine and a five minute walk away, The Wood Oven offers an excellent range of pizza and good choice of antipasti.
Corbridge (8 miles) has a wider range of eating and drinking places. There are Chinese, Italian and two Indian restaurants one of which The Valley is located in the old station house alongside the platform at Corbridge railway station. Drinkers can choose between The Dyvels and The Angel Inn a former coach house which also has an impressive restaurant. The Peel is a real ale pub set in a real 14th century three storey peel tower and well worth a visit both for a good pint and the historical interest.
Hexham (10 miles) boasts award winning restaurant Bouchon serving classic French cuisine and a series of interesting pubs such as the Heart of Northumberland which also serve well prepared local fayre.
A good choice of traditional pubs, many also hosting top class restaurants can be found in nearby villages. The Rat at Anwick and The Feathers at Hedley-on-the-Hill are good examples and both serve local Northumberland produce.
In addition there is a range of interesting cafes in the villages of the Tyne Valley. Worth a special mention are The Hearth in Horsley which also houses a number of artist’s studios and where art work is offered for sale, Bradley Gardens café near Prudhoe is situated in a walled garden which is also a garden centre and towards the Roman Wall there is a Tea Room at The Vallum Farm.
PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
The Wood Oven
Bistro en Glaze
Heddon on the Hill