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4 bedroom 19th century church conversion near Kielder Water, Northumberland

Bellingham, Northumberland, England, Europe
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Greystead Old Church
4 bedroom 19th century church conversion near Kielder Water, Northumberland
Greystead exterior Looking down Exterior Setting
Twin room Entrance Double bedroom Dining
Living room Kitchen diner With bluebells Stained glass window
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Price: From £118 per night Minimum stay 3 nights
One Off Places rating: 4 reviews (4 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
  • Church Conversion
  • Cottage
Property Setting
Village / Rural
Exterior Facilities
  • Garden
  • Tennis Court
Interior Facilities
  • Baby equipment
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Watersports
Bedrooms
4
Conditions
  • Child Friendly
  • Other rental properties on site
  • Pet Friendly
Guests
8
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

A spectacular conversion of an early 19th century, Grade II listed former Georgian church in the heart of the North Tyne Valley, just yards from banks of the River North Tyne, 4 miles from Kielder Water. 

General Info

This stunning church conversion, rated 5* Gold by Visit England, is next  to the owner’s old Georgian rectory, within a very private setting. Lovingly and sympathetically restored in 2013 to provide holiday accommodation of a very high standard, this architect-designed conversion has many stunning original features, including a fully-restored Victorian stained glass window and colourful tiles, a Gothic archway, exposed stonework, flagstone flooring and Georgian panelling.  Shops 5 miles, pub 3 miles.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

Known as the ‘capital’ of the North Tyne Valley, this lovely town of natural stone houses nestles close to the banks of the River North Tyne. Said to be sited on a Roman station, the market town has much of interest, including a 12th century church, a heritage centre and 30ft waterfall. It’s also on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and is a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Water and Forest. Suitable for year-round holidays, this unspoilt area with fishing, horse riding, abundant wildlife and superb walking country is a nature lover’s dream. There is a superb golf course close by and the area has abundant historical sites, stately homes and famous gardens.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:

Detailed directions provided on booking

Nearest Pub:

3 miles

Nearest Shop:

5 miles

Accommodation Details

Interior Details

The church conversion has a vast first floor mezzanine open plan living area covering two thirds of the former nave, and it boasts a fabulous fitted kitchen with a central island and granite work surfaces, spacious dining and sitting areas, all with hill views from the original lancet windows and sight-lines over the balcony to the east end. The ground floor east end sitting room of this Kielder cottage features a cosy woodburner and sumptuous seating in the area which once housed the church altar, under the fully-restored stained glass window. To make the most of this exceptional space, and the surrounding views, this wonderful conversion is in an upside down style, with the four bedrooms (3 king size ensuite and one twin) and bathrooms of this Kielder property on the ground floor, offering axial views along a central corridor to the stained glass window, with one of the bedrooms, formed from the original panelled vestry, housing an original fireplace. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVDs, CD/radio, WiFi, free phone, selection of books, games and DVDs.

Exterior Details

Outside the property, there is an enclosed garden set in a secluded corner of the owners' spacious rectory garden.  It is a totally private space with furniture and BBQ, and guests also have shared use of the all-weather tennis court housed in the picturesque walled garden.  Eco-friendly grass-effect off road parking for 4 cars.

Conditions of Rental

Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent.  Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.  Cot and highchair.  Two well-behaved dogs welcome.  Sorry, no smoking.  

 

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