Attractive conversion in peaceful surroundings
Well equipped kitchen
Breakfast time
Games in front of the cosy fire
Lounge looking out on to private garden
Watching the wildlife go by
Relaxing after a day exploring
Relax in the lounge
Lounge area
Spacious tiled entrance hall
Dining in
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
Master bedroom
Family bathroom
Landing with light beaming through the velux
Single room
Twin zip and link
Peaking through the surrounding trees across the garden
Approach to the cottage
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4 / 19  Games in front of the cosy fire
5 / 19  Lounge looking out on to private garden
6 / 19  Watching the wildlife go by
7 / 19  Relaxing after a day exploring
8 / 19  Relax in the lounge
9 / 19  Lounge area
10 / 19  Spacious tiled entrance hall
11 / 19  Dining in
12 / 19  Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
13 / 19  Master bedroom
14 / 19  Family bathroom
15 / 19  Landing with light beaming through the velux
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17 / 19  Twin zip and link
18 / 19  Peaking through the surrounding trees across the garden
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The Sawmill

Blanchland, Northumberland
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Surrounded by woodland, this converted saw mill is a cosy and secluded retreat
  •  Ideally situated for exploring the heart of the Northumberland countryside
  • Visit Derwent Reservoir, Killhope Mining Museum or the vibrant town of Hexham
  • Enjoy stargazing in Europe’s largest Dark Sky Park
  • Set close to an idyllic and tranquil village in a picturesque part of this spectacular area
  • Ideal for keen walkers, nature-lovers, sightseers, cyclists and families
Property code: CN210

This fantastic converted saw mill is a wonderful holiday home situated in stunning open countryside nestling in the heart of the Northumberland countryside and surrounded on two sides by forest.

This fantastic property, which sleeps 5, has recently been awarded a 4 Star rating from the Tourist Board. Converted from an old sawmill, this property is situated in stunning open countryside, surrounded on two sides by forest this cottage provides a real getaway and guarantees a very relaxing holiday. Staying at The Sawmill also offers guests some great opportunities to star gaze in Europe’s largest Dark Sky Park.

On the ground floor, this converted building comprises of a large, light lounge with brilliant log-burning stove and french doors that lead out into the garden. The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you might need for a relaxing stay, and there is a separate dining room. There is also a cloakroom with W.C.

On the first floor is a large double bedroom with en suite shower room, a twin room with zip link beds (allowing this room to function as a double room if preferred) and a single bedroom. Completing this property is a family bathroom.

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin zip-and-link, which can be made into a double on request, and 1 single
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 with electric shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 ground-floor WC Woodburner
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and toaster
  • TV/DVD, and CD/radio with iPod dock
  • Dining room with wood burner effect electric fire
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking and storage for bikes
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 11 miles from Hexham

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steve 29th December 2018

Absolutely loved our stay in what was a fantastic cottage in a truly lovely location. If you're looking at this then don't procrastinate, just book it.

Reviewed by Carole R 10th March 2018

Excellent accommodation,extremely clean and well presented. The Sawmill had everything you could possibly need.I would recommend to others.

Reviewed by Michael L 18th June 2017

Set in a particularly attractive corner of Northumberland. The cottage offers rural tranquility with all the comforts of home. Well-equipped and furnished. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area - we particularly enjoyed watching the wildlife: some of the birds, mammals and plants are now largely gone from other areas of England. Lots of enjoyaRead moreble walking - bracing up on the moors, gentler at lower level. A particularly attractive one is Letah Wood just south of Hexham. History and culture abound - Blanchland goes back more than 850 years, Hexham more than 1300 years, not to mention Hadrian's Wall; the lead mining museum at Killhope Wheel is a fantastic testament to a once prominent industry in the area. Several excellent traditional pubs in the area which offer good value home-made food, and most of which are dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Pete W

Space, furnishings and equipment all first class and all facilities well maintained. Although only a 20 minute walk from the village (and excellent pub!) the cottage felt very secluded. Fantastic 'dark sky' star gazing, lots of interesting country roads to drive around locally. Hexham, the nearest town, is really nice with interesting historical siRead moretes and all the facilities - including swimming pool - that you might need. The drive to Hexham, on a winding road, takes about 30 minutes. Speaking of driving, park and ride for Durham. Car parking in the city is a nightmare! Beamish definitely worth a visit although its expensive so make a day of it. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Carole R

Very clean with every possible consideration given to guests, very clean bedding and wonderfully thick towels. TV and DVD player, music if required. Extremely well stocked kitchen with full range of crockery, cutlery and utensils. Two showers and lovely appointed bathrooms and bedrooms. Lovely cosy lounge. Beautiful peaceful surroundings. You offerRead more a first class service with attention to detail. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Cavener

Fabulous cottage very warm and inviting. Lovely enclosed grounds for our dog to roam around in. Lots of wildlife in the garden which was very entertaing. Cottage faces right way for sun and entertaining. Loved it would return.

Reviewed by Diane Mcgibbon

One of the best cottages we've been to, beautiful area and setting for a holiday cottage.Perfect for a relaxing holiday. Also friendly staff when I rang.

Reviewed by Leslie Ryden

We had a lovely time at The Sawmill, a beautiful house and super to be able to have the family to supper. We couldn't have been luckier with the weather. Our grandchild was thrilled with all the rabbits and the pheasant. Northumberland, and especially that area, is somewhere one wants to keep coming back to, so I hope that we can repeat the experRead moreience somewhere out in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Chris Parry

Good size cottage, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and clean. I would recommend The Sawmill to others.

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Attractive conversion in peaceful surroundings
Well equipped kitchen
Breakfast time
Games in front of the cosy fire
Lounge looking out on to private garden
Watching the wildlife go by
Relaxing after a day exploring
Relax in the lounge
Lounge area
Spacious tiled entrance hall
Dining in
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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.

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