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Bastle Lodge

Northumberland National Park, Northumberland
Sleeps 20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms 10
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious property on a 60-acre estate at the top of the Tarset Valley
  • Explore the expansive estate gardens, relax in the courtyard, and stargaze from the balcony
  • Perfect for fans of the outdoors and large family gatherings and celebrations
Property code: 88494

Detached property located at the top of the beautiful Tarset Valley on a 60-acre estate of Northumberland countryside, bordered by forest. Northumberland National Park is on the doorstep offering a myriad of walking and cycling routes, wildlife encounters, and picturesque views. This is an internationally-recognised Dark Sky Park territory where you can see millions of stars and the Andromeda Galaxy from everywhere. Visit Kielder Forest and Water Park (20 miles) for water sports, cycling and walking trails, and book the Observatory for evening stargazing. It’s less than half mile’s walk to Black Middens Bastle House, the ancient two-storey dwelling. Greenhaugh (3.5 miles) has a pub/restaurant and Bellingham (7 miles) has shops, pubs, restaurants, the Hareshaw Linn walk and a waterfall.

Steps take you up to the front door of the East Wing of this unique property and into a light and spacious hallway. The TV/Games room is just off the hallway with plenty of comfortable seating, a Smart TV, a range of board games, and ordnance survey maps to help plan your days out. Head through double doors into the main lounge and bar area which provides the social hub of the house. This large space is bright and welcoming with beautiful stone feature walls and is furnished with several comfortable leather sofas and a range of coffee tables so you can sit with a drink and catch up with one another or relax with a book. There is a bar area at the far end of the lounge with its own fridge to chill your drinks. Sit on a bar stool while the family bartender pours your favourite tipple. French doors lead out to a balcony with garden furniture and lovely views of the valley. The well-equipped kitchen/diner provides everything you need for preparing your own meals, including a range-style gas six-burner hob and electric double oven, a fridge/freezer, a built-in microwave, two dishwashers, and a walk-in pantry. French doors lead out to the courtyard. The casual dining area has a large breakfast table with bench seating and there is a wood burner set in an inglenook fireplace for cosy evenings playing games at the table. There is also a separate WC and a rear door leading out to the car parking area. The formal dining room is perfect for special occasions and celebrations with a long table and seating for up to twenty-six guests. There is another WC off this room. There are five bedrooms located on the ground floor in this area of the house; a generous family bedroom for four with a king-size bed and wooden paddle stairs leading to a mezzanine floor with twin beds. The en-suite has a wet-room-style shower and WC. Another king-size bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower, and WC and French doors leading to a balcony and superb views. There are two twins and a single bedroom, each with an en-suite shower and WC (one of the twin rooms has a step up to en-suite). On the first floor of the East Wing you will find two further bedrooms; a single with an en-suite shower and WC and a king-size bedroom with an en-suite bath, shower, and WC. Each of these bedrooms has a couple of steps leading to the large balcony which offers superb views of the valley and surrounding countryside by day and is a perfect spot for tranquil star gazing by night. An open-tread spiral staircase leads off this balcony to the ground floor. The remaining four bedrooms are accessed via the courtyard. On the ground floor is a spacious king-size bedroom with French doors leading onto a balcony and an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. The external open-tread staircase leads up to three bright and airy bedrooms in the West Wing; each with a contemporary en-suite shower and WC. Two of these rooms have twin beds, one with access to a balcony and there is a king-size bedroom with access to a small balcony.

Outside, to the front of the property, there is a ground-floor balcony off the bar/lounge area with seating, the large, first-floor balcony (accessed via two of the bedrooms) provides an amazing viewing point. There is a large garden table and bench seating in one section of the garden that is perfect for alfresco dining, a central courtyard with bench seating for morning coffee and you are welcome to explore the estate’s 60 acres of open countryside and woodland. Parking for 10 cars is off-road.

  • 10 bedrooms - 3 king-size, 1 family room with king-size bed and 2 single beds on a mezzanine floor, 4 twins, 2 singles
  • 10 bathrooms- 8 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, plus 2 separate additional WCs
  • Range-style electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave/oven, two dishwashers, and a walk-in larder
  • Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Wood burner
  • Bar with a fridge for storing drinks
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi and television signals are via satellite (limited bandwidth means that streaming and software downloads are not possible)
  • No mobile phone signal - calls can be made using Wi-Fi
  • Balcony, garden and garden furniture
  • Private parking for 10 cars
  • Guests can book fishing for the North Tyne at Bellingham and for Falstone, at the named nearby hotel and pub
  • A range of local outdoor activities, including clay pigeon shooting, stargazing events, and more, plus catering for special occasions (available for an additional cost and upon request)
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 3.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
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If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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