Picture an inviting river winding its way through a wide wooded valley. Fish jump from the pools, which lie between the bubbling rapids, birds call from the trees and shooting stars fly across the black night sky. Nestling in the South Tyne Valley is the small hamlet of Eals, and near the end of the cul-de-sac is a picturesque whitewashed cottage with its own orchard.
Stonecrop has been the much loved holiday cottage of the Parker family for approximately 50 years. It was built in 1760 and lovingly restored and renovated in 2005, so in addition to the tranquillity and peace, it now has modern comforts of a new kitchen and bathroom, a cosy log stove and 3 / 4 bedrooms. We have found this valley a place of delight and refreshment, and we would like to share it with you. Well behaved pets are welcome.
Walk the 100 yards to the river, to swim, fish, or simply daydream. Explore the woods, filled with bluebells in spring, and mushrooms and berries in the autumn. Discover the forgotten joys of childhood, of unhurried time lived in harmony with the moods of nature
If you are looking to escape the madding crowds, Stonecrop cottage provides an ideal retreat or family country holiday.
Cycle or walk the old railway line to the magnificent Lambley viaduct, 1 ¼ miles away, visit Alston, the highest market town in England, or shop in Haltwhistle, the centre of Britain, en route to a visit to Hadrian’s wall. Discover castles in the hidden valleys, eat good food at the nearby pubs, or hibernate in the cottage, have Tesco.com deliver food to your door, or take advantage of the age old service of a delivery of Sunday papers.
Stonecrop sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 bunk bed). A double sofa bed in the study can accomodate 2 extra.
Well behaved pets are welcome. Please note that neigbouring fields are often used for sheep so please keep all dogs under close control at all times. Dogs should not be allowed to wander freely in the garden/orchard as they might otherwise disturb livestock.
Peace, tranquility, cosy fires, comfort, birds, sheep, daffodils, fish, garden, swings, sandpit, fairy house - the choices are yours.
Well behaved pets are welcome.
Or simply enjoy the local walks, woodlands, rivers and fields.