HollyBerry Cottage private parkingHollyBerry Cottage is a small and elegant self-catering cottage situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park very close to the magnificent Hareshaw Linn walk and waterfall. The Bellingham Heritage Centre is located just across the street. The cottage has its own garden and a private parking area with room for two cars and is within a couple of minutes walk to the centre of Bellingham where you can find an excellent baker, comprehensive hardware store, late-opening Co-op, family butcher, chemist, local pubs, restaurants and many other delights of Bellingham. HollyBerry is OFF the main street and in a peaceful, rural area to the east of the town. You’ll find it on Google maps.

For a little history… around 1850, with the number of houses in Bellingham set to triple, a number of long low terraces were built for the iron workers on the slopes north of the town including the terrace of ten cottages at Bellium Brae. Six still survive and the row is now called Cruddas Terrace!

The media room upstairs offers a relaxing atmosphere with large flat-screen TV with a wide range of FREESAT channels,  including the usual UK line-up plus CNN, SKY NEWS and many more. There is a small library of books and you can exchange one for one! The main downstairs room features a traditional wood burning stove (and of course regular radiator heating throughout the building controlled by a modern digital system with wall display) and an initial supply of kindling and general wood.  There is a telephone provided with free local and national calls.  Free Wi-fi is also available for your use and USB charging points are available throughout the building. There is also a slave TV running off the upstairs Freesat.

The master bedroom has a 4-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom with spa bath and over-bath shower. Bed linen and towels are included. A cot is available if needed.

The fully-equipped kitchen includes microwave, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine (with dryer!); hopefully all the modern conveniences you need!  Milk, coffee and tea are provided on arrival and other provisions are available in the village or in the nearby market town of Hexham.

BellinghamAbout Bellingham: (Pronounced Bell-ing-jum), the market town (population approx. 1200)  is sited on a dry fertile river terrace above the junction of the Hareshaw Burn and the North Tyne – an easy walk to the bakers, hardware store, local pubs and many other delights of Bellingham. The village is surrounded by fell and moorland, wonderful walking country and the Pennine Way passes through it.

The name suggests it was the pioneer Anglian settlement of the area and in earlier times, North Tynedale and Redesdale were controlled by the British Brigantes. There are notice boards in the town centre with information on activities which vary throughout the year. Nearby of course we have Kielder Water which is England’s largest man-made lake, two bird of prey centres,  Hexham Abbey, The Olde Gaol, Hareshaw Linn walk, voted the 8th most beautiful walk through the UK (Daily Telegraph), farmers market and Live Theatre (Hexham), Vindolanda, the Roman fort and a range of public golf courses, footpaths, bridleways and byways leading in all directions.

If you are visiting Northumberland, be sure to stay at Hollyberry Cottage to make the best of your trip.

"Cottage cosy and welcoming as usual. The bed is to die for and the best night’s sleep" – L&P – East Yorkshire
“What a wonderful treat from my new husband, beautiful cottage and a fab equipped kitchen, love the fire and the bed is to die for” – Mr & Mrs C – South Shields
“Wow! What a cottage, love what you have done to it, can’t believe what it looked like before” – S&B M – North Lincs

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Please note – all quotes on these pages are recent and absolutely genuine – straight from our guest book in which visitors are welcome to view and comment.

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