Set above Baybridge, Bale Hill Cottage is half a mile from the beautiful conservation village of Blanchland, part of the Lord Crewe Estate. This is described as one of the prettiest villages in England. Bale Hill Cottage has breath-taking 360 degree panoramic views to Derwent Reservoir, Blanchland Moor and Hunstansworth.Located amidst the grouse moorland with “Dark Sky” status, watch in wonder at the glittering star clusters and admire some of the most magnificent constellations in the night sky. Home to the rare Red Kite, Red Squirrel, Lapwing, Merlin and Golden Plover, the area’s geopark status recognises its globally important heritage. Find yourself situated in the midst of a truly stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, dales, meadows, tumbling upland rivers and woodland with heritage reminders of its lead mining past.
In nearby Blanchland Village is a collection of pretty stone properties built from the remains of the medieval 12thCentury Blanchland Abbey. The village, with its unspoilt qualities, is a frequent film set for period productions and has a fabulous pub, The Lord Crewe Arms, dating back to the 12th Century which was voted Inn of the year for 2018 by the Good Pub Guide. This is where the Jacobite rebellion leader General Tom Foster hid inside the Inn's great fireplace in 1715. Also found here are the locally famous White Monk Tea Rooms and village shop.
Within half an hour's drive are the vibrant cities of Newcastle-on-Tyne, home to Greys Monument and the Metro Centre and Durham, which has great shopping, theatre, museums and music. With various attractions nearby such as the National Trust’s Housesteads Fort, the spectacular Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site and Gibside House, there’s plenty to do in the area. The rugged Northumberland coast and castles at Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh are within easy reach. Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island is only an hour away, and this makes Bale Hill Cottage a perfect location to enjoy this superb setting and explore Northumberland and the nearby coast.
This holiday at a glance
- Sleeps two guests.
- One double bedroom with a roll top bath and separate shower attachment.
- Private enclosed garden.
- Private parking area for up to three cars.
- Children over 12 years old welcome.
- Sorry, no pets.
- Minimum of three night stay.
- AGA, dishwasher, fridge, microwave.
- Smart TV with Freeview in the sitting room.
- Garden table and two chairs.
Bale Hill Cottage is a superbly renovated stone property with a high specification, retaining its original charm as a farm worker's cottage. The cottage commands an impressive location, situated in an idyllic secluded position in the heart of the North East Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.