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Old Town Farm Cottages

Otterburn - Northumberland

Two chic, country cottages on a small, working farm, with stunning views of Northumberlands beautiful National Park

  • Sleeps: 4 per cottage
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
£475-675 per week
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
3 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book...

Old Town Farm Cottages is owned and managed by Kate Kirsopp-Reed.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Kate Kirsopp-Reed.

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  The Highlights...

  • Each stone cottage has its own peaceful, private garden with breath-taking views across the open, farmland pastures.
  • Modern comforts compliment the original farmhouse features, creating stylish homes with bags of character.
  • There are cosy living areas with roaring log burners, along with country kitchens and sumptuous bedrooms.
  • Head out on carefree childhood adventures or romantic woodland strolls, exploring the historic sights or sandy coast.

  You should know...

  • The Granary may not be suitable for young children; it has a pond in the garden and central stairs without a safety gate. However The Hemmel is perfectly suitable for children.
  • The Granary is set next to the working sheep pens and the sounds of farming life can be heard at times.
  • The owner of The Hemmel lives in an adjoining property and shares the pretty courtyard with the cottage.

  The Detail...

Swap dazzling city lights for sparkling starry nights at these Old Town Farm Cottages in Northumberlands beautiful National Park. Nestled one mile from Otterburn in the flourishing Rede Valley, the luxuriously converted barns offer you the perfect escape to the country. Unwind in the peaceful, private gardens and marvel at the uninterrupted views, breathing in the fresh, country air and admiring Mother Natures jewels. Head out on carefree childhood adventures or romantic woodland strolls, stopping off at the iconic Alnwick Castle or spectacular, sandy coast.

The two-bedroom cottages are set in the grounds of a working farm and have views across the grazing pastures with their cattle, sheep and lambs. Expertly converted to become chic country homes, they each blend original farmhouse features with a stylish modern twist. Relax in comfy living areas with their roaring log burners, looking up at characterful beamed ceilings whilst sinking into sumptuous sofas. Floor-to-ceiling windows let the natural light flood in, while contemporary country kitchens have everything you need to cook up some locally sourced delights.

The Granary is a gorgeous, two-storey house set at the end of a three-cottage row and is adjacent to some bustling sheep pens. Boasting quirky, upside-down living and a quaint cottage garden, it's ideal for families, friends and loved-up couples. Theres comfy living areas with exposed stone walls, along with a stargazing studio and a sweet Juliet balcony. Two plush double/twin bedrooms complete the accommodation and are joined by a sleek en-suite and a large family bathroom. The master king-size room even has massive patio doors which open into the blooming garden and the Great Outdoors. The Granary's garden is not enclosed, so there are no dogs allowed at this cottage.

The Hemmel is an equally impressive retreat offering one-storey living around a shared, open courtyard. Featuring a fresh, open-plan design with high vaulted ceilings, it is a light and airy cottage with views across the countryside. Cosy underfloor heating adds a touch of indulgence, while large patio doors open out into a private, country garden. Two charming bedrooms share a deluxe shower room and are fitted with star-filled skylights and sink-in king-size/twin mattresses. This cottage has a securely fenced garden and is dog friendly.

While away your days in the comfort of your cottage, soaking up the stunning vistas and tasting the delicious local produce. There are piles of books and games to keep you entertained, along with TVs and WIFI for those rainy days. Use the vintage binoculars to spy on the wildlife or plan out your walks on the handy, local maps. With serene lakes, enchanted forests and the famous Hadrians Wall, Northumberland has an abundance of rich and interesting sights to explore.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Table tennis


  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Newcastle - 25 miles

  Detailed Pricing Information...

As a guide
Nov- end March (excluding festive season) £475/week, short stays 3-night weekend £300, 4-night weekday £350
April-May �575/week
June-Aug �675/week and festive season
sept-oct �575/week

The Hemmel is very similar price, slightly less, but a 2-night minimum stay is accepted between Nov-March



Have you stayed at Old Town Farm Cottages?

Leave a review for this property   
Becky Kettlewell says...
"Fabulous cottage in a lovely setting! Peaceful garden looking out over fields of sheep towards Otterburn. The cottage is a very comfortable home away from home! It's really well equipped and exceptionally clean. Kate is a great host, very helpful. Highly recommended. Thank you for having us! The Kettlewell's."
(Stayed: July 2019 )
Sue Ainsworth says...
"Beautiful, well equipped and cosy cottage in a lovely peaceful location.
We spent a weekend at The Granary and were very impressed. It was so pretty.
Kate was very welcoming and friendly. We loved the yummy scones.

Can't wait to come back!"
(Stayed: May 2019 )
Christine Ang says...
"My friend and I had a lovely weekend staying at The Hemmel. It is a beautiful barn conversion with all the mod cons, including underfloor heating! Kate welcomed us with home made scones, and when my dog left her favourite toy behind, Kate got it back to us right away making a little dog very happy. The secure back garden is ideal if you have a dog.
Set among some of the most beautiful parts of Northumberland, The Hemmel is a great base if you like walking or just getting away from it all. I cant recommend this highly enough, and we are already planning our next trip back!"
(Stayed: February 2019 )
Elizabeth Ashmore says...
"We have stayed in The Hemmel several times and absolutely love it. It is a charming farm building converted into a stylish and homely holiday let.

There is a spacious farmhouse kitchen with under floor heating, leading into a comfortable lounge with French doors to both sides, letting in lots of natural light and providing views over the countryside and the courtyard garden.

There is a super stylish bathroom room with a huge shower. Then a twin and a double bedroom, both oozing rustic charm, with stylish wallpaper, exposed stone, deep windows, and skylights to the master.

Kate is the perfect host. Very friendly and welcoming, with plenty of tips about things to see and do.

Overall, this is the perfect relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Thank you Kate!"
(Stayed: October 2018 )
Jackie Matthews says...
"We chose the barns for their close proximity to the venue for our sons wedding and they were the perfect choice. Everything is spot on and both barns are very special with gardens and views to die for. Kate is just a super host and is available but discreet. We spent a week exploring the area and will definitely be back one day for more. Cant recommend highly enough."
(Stayed: August 2018 )
Darrell says...
"We have stayed in both The Hemmel & The Granary.
Without doubt these are two of the loveliest places we've ever stayed in the UK.
Spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you could possibly want.
The location is perfect, amongst a working farm (but not noisy!). Fields around the properties have sheep & Dexter cows.
The owner Kate has bird feeders which attract many species of birds.
Close to all the hot spots of Northumberland.

Kate the owner is so welcoming (cake on arrival!), happy to help you decide on places to visit in the area.

We will be going back in April 2019 for our fourth visit.

Highly, highly recommended!!"
(Stayed: April 2018 )

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£475-675 per week
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
3 nights low season & 7 nights high season

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How to book...

Old Town Farm Cottages is owned and managed by Kate Kirsopp-Reed.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Kate Kirsopp-Reed.

Message the owner  
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