Sleeps: 4 +cot
Sorry no pets.
Visit England 4 Stars.
Low season £240 - £290 pw.
High season £300 - £370 pw.
For further details please contact:
Mrs Nicola Smith,
2 The Old Brewery, Ovington, Northumberland NE42 6EB
Tel: 01661 830488
Reload this mapSet within beautiful moorland in the North Pennine hills this stone cottage is our own family retreat. We have restored its original appearance with traditional style windows, completely and recently refurbished the main bedroom and kitchen.
The cottage's original historic features are complimented by comfortable furnishings. It is kept warm and cosy with a logstove and central heating. There are no extra charges for logs or electricity, they are included in the price.
The living/dining room is comfortable and cosy with two sofas, ideal for spending an evening by the fire, and includes a phone, flat screen TV with Sky Freeview, DVD player, a music centre and a WiFi hub.
The cheerful kitchen provides the usual appliances and washer/dryer, fridge freezer and food processor. The cooker runs on gas and there is a microwave.
Upstairs there are two pretty bedrooms, (one with a kingsize bed and the second with twin beds) with firm mattresses, duvets, pillows and electric blankets. Linen and towels for hire at £5 per head. A child's mattress and a travel cot are available along with a stairgate.
The bathroom is upstairs and includes an overbath shower and a shaver point.
The garden is on the west side of the house and has marvellous views. It includes a terrace with barbecue and garden furniture. A second terrace at the top of the garden has commanding views towards the local highpoint Bolts Law after which the cottage is named. The bench outside the front door is a favourite place for breakfast!
Places to visit and local amenities
- As well as having a wood stove in the living/dining room which provides central heating for the whole house, there are also storage heaters to provide background heating. Hot water is provided by an electric immersion heater and tank.
- There is off road parking for one car in our own layby next to the garden. The main wood store has space for bikes to be parked and there is a padlock for security.
- We have a small library of DVDs, books, toys and games for children, tourist information and guides to the area and maps.
Our guests come back again and again!
- Boltslaw Cottage provides peace and tranquillity, it is also a good jumping off point for the North Pennine Dales, Durham, Hadrian's Wall, Newcastle and other attractions further afield including the Northumberland Coast and the Lake District.
- Blanchland village, about two miles away, has an excellent cafe and a small local shop. Later in 2013 is expected that the Lord Crew Arms will reopen following refurbishment to provide restaurant and bar meals.
- The market town of Hexham is about 10 miles to the north and has a good range of supermarkets and local shops as well as an historic Abbey and characterful town centre. From there it is a short distance to Hadrian's Wall and its many forts, including Vindolanda where excavations continue each summer and the famous Roman wooden writing tablets can be seen.
- The North Pennine Dales - Weardale, Teesdale and Allendale are all on the doorstep, with a character similar to the better known Yorkshire Dales they offer spacious views and intimate riverside walks. In Weardale you can visit the Killhope Lead Mining Museum and venture underground.
- Durham with its magnificent cathedral and historic market square is about 45 minutes from the cottage. Beamish Open Air Museum is about the same distance and offers a glimpse into life in the region over 100 years ago.
It is an ideal place for a peaceful break, with plenty to do and see.
Access statement available on request.