Milfield Hill Holidays in the heart of Northumbria

Milfield Hill stands in an elevated position ¼ of a mile outside the village of Milfield. It was once the site of a large country estate dating back to 1750, owned by the Grey family until 1967 and was the birthplace of the reformer Josephine Butler. Sadly the mansion house has gone and all that remains of the original buildings are the coach house, to which the cottage was attached in 1870, and the old farm buildings surrounded by lovely parkland and mature trees. We only have 40 acres of the original thousands but you can roam quietly over the surrounding area. View the location using  Google earth  For GPS users the cottage is at:  Lat Long   55°36'6.86"N       2° 6'50.61"W

The cottage dates from about 1850 and was originally used as the estate office for paying the farm workers wages. When we bought Milfield hill in 1989 the cottage was virtually uninhabitable since then have carefully renovated it until it is now as seen in the pictures on this web site. We have been running it as a very successful holiday cottage for 18years and judging from the comments in our visitor’s book is greatly loved. This fact is further confirmed by our high level of return visits.  We provide ETB 4 Star quality accommodation for 2 to 4 people + cot & high chair.  Pets are by prior arrangement. Having experienced some of the difficulties of self-catering accommodation ourselves we have equipped our cottage to a very high standard and hope that we have covered most eventualities, using only quality furnishings, and personally ensuring that the cottage is always spotlessly clean for your arrival, beds made, up fresh flowers and some free range eggs for you from our hens.

The situation is quite exceptional enjoying a wonderfully secluded tranquil, rural setting above the village with spectacular views of Glendale & the Cheviots. There are lawned areas to the front and rear which looks through mature trees to the park gate and on to the Cheviot foothills. It is a wonderful place for both the natural and ancient historian, having a wealth of wildlife, otters can be seen on the rivers Till & Tweed, & buzzards surround us, and if you are lucky our resident great spotted woodpeckers and nuthatches will be in the trees around the cottage. Whilst the wooden henge of Maelmin is in the village ¼ of a mile away and many hill forts are within easy reach. The village has a post office come general store, a country café, handy for breakfast or high tea, & The Red Lion pub which serves bar meals. Wooler is 5 miles to the south and has all the facilities of a small town. The market towns of Kelso Alnwick & Berwick are all within ½ an hour’s drive. M & S recently opened a Simply Food & Cafe in Berwick.

 

The cottage:...recently renovated, with the benefit of full oil fired central heating, provides a very high standard of accommodation for 1 to 4 people. A cot is available.

Our cottage stands in an elevated position on a private drive quarter of a mile from the village of Milfield. Surrounded by lovely parkland with mature trees it offers peace and seclusion with views to the Cheviot Hills. There is easy access to the single storey traditional stone building with extensive lawns and beautiful garden borders.The Northumbria Coast and Castles, the Scottish Borders and lower Tweed Valley, the Cheviot Hills and National Park are all in easy reach.

 

 

 

 
  The rear of the cottage has spectacular views out towards the extensive Milfield Plain.
     
  Visitors are free to wander through the fields, but please be aware of the sheep and ensure all gates are kept shut.
     
  The 'old drive' affords a pleasant woodland walk  just across the lawn from the backdoor.
     

 

Kitchen

Very well equipped with with fitted mellow pine units, NEFF circotherm oven and gas hob and extractor fan, dishwasher and microwave.

 

 

 

Utility Room / Pantry 

with Fridge/Freezer and washer dryer is set to the side of the kitchen.

 
     
 

Sitting Room / Dining Area

with open log fire, colour TV, stereo radio/CD/DVD player, and DVB box

 

 

 
 

 
 

 

 
     
 

Bathroom

Beautifully tiled throughout, bath with bath / shower mixer tap.

 

     
 

Bedroom 1

with king-size double bed / dual control electric under blanket. All season duvets.

 

     
 

Bedroom 2

with twin beds / electric under blankets, hand basin. All season duvets.

 

     
 

Even in the depth of winter the views and scenery are breathtaking, as this shot taken in January 2011 illustrates.

 

Facilities   

All bed linen and towels are provided, beds are made up ready for your arrival. Fresh flowers in season. Logs for the fire are provided. Electricity and oil included in price.  Free Range Eggs available and soft fruit in season.  Off road parking for 2 cars. Garden furniture

 

 
 

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