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Nestled in the charming village of Wall in Northumberland, Hall Yards Cottage is a beautifully renovated 2-bedroom holiday home. Perfect for family getaways or couples retreats, this luxury bolthole will provide a comfortable and calming base for your stay. Located near the iconic Hadrian’s Wall which stretches 73 miles across the country from Wallsend in the east to Bowness, Hall Yards Cottage is ideal for keen walkers and those who like to explore the great outdoors. Hall Yards Cottage is a single-level holiday home boasting a bright open plan living, kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms and a modern bathroom. As you enter the cottage, you’ll notice its light and airy feel. With wooden flooring and crisp plastered walls throughout, the property has a high quality finish. The open plan kitchen, living and dining room boasts an exposed vaulted ceiling with statement wooden beams. The back wall features original bricks to add a cosy cottage feel to the otherwise modern space. With a grey sofa and matching square armchair, this is the perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring Northumberland. Fire up the sleek log burner and turn on the flat screen TV to enjoy a night in with your loved ones. Also in this space is the beautiful kitchen. With light grey cabinets and solid wood worktops, the kitchen has a traditional yet sophisticated look. You’ll have everything you could need for your self-catering stay as the cottage is fully equipped with an oven, hob, refrigerator, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is also the added luxury of a coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining area includes a breakfast style bar with four leather bar stools. Head to the first bedroom and you’ll find a striking space with an exposed brick feature wall and vaulted ceiling. There is a king size bed with premium bedding and linens as well as solid wood wardrobes with matching bedside tables. The second bedroom is ideal for younger ones and solo members of your party as it boasts single bunk beds. Light wood furniture and white bed linen create a neutral scheme to provide a truly relaxing feel. Super sleek in style, the bathroom has dark grey tiles and chrome accessories. The space is complete with a large walk in shower, WC and basin. Outside you’ll find an enclosed yard area with a log store and wooden shed.
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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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