Coachman's & Stable Cottages
“Characterful 19th-century stable conversions with all the comfort for a tranquil holiday” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
The Coachman’s and Stable Cottages retain the character and fabric of the original 19th century stabling facilities whilst providing the comfort and convenience for a tranquil holiday. Situated 1/4 mile north of Wark village in the grounds of the owner's Georgian Rectory, the Cottages are surrounded by open countryside and share a small garden. Perfect base from which to walk, cycle, birdwatch, stargaze or simply put your feet up!
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About the area
If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.
Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.
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