Middles Cottage is a little haven of peace in the (very) remote wilds of Northumberland, nestled underneath protected starry skies.
It's situated perfectly for lots of north-east attractions - Newcastle, Kielder National Park with the amazing Kielder Observatory, Hadrian's Wall, National Trust sites and is en route to Scotland.
You’ll love my place because of the cosiness, the location, and the views. It's perfect for couples on a romantic getaway, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).
This is a two bedroom cottage with a large living room featuring sitting and dining area. There's a large coal/wood burning fire for you to get cosy, and lots of board games to enjoy. There's no TV (it's more relaxing that way!) but there is WIFI so if you bring a laptop you can watch TV/ films. You can enjoy watching the sunset through the living room window.
The kitchen is bright and cheerful, and has everything you might need to cook up a feast, or just enjoy a few snacks.
There's a conservatory which gets nice and warm in the summer sun, a perfect place to enjoy your breakfast while watching the huge variety of birds that come to the garden.
The bathroom is downstairs and has a bath and shower.
The two bedrooms are upstairs - the master bedroom is large with a super comfy king-size bed. The room also has a sink for your convenience.
The second bedroom is a smaller L-shaped room with a singe bed. Both rooms have nice views from the windows out onto the fields - lovely to wake up to.
There is a garden, however it's currently being worked on so it's not particularly impressive - although you're very welcome to use it!
Interaction with guests
I live in London but come up north a lot. I probably won't be around to meet you in person but I'm always available via email or phone if you need anything. My parents live in Newcastle nearby so they are also on hand should you need, and will be there to let you in and show you around the place.
Other things to note
There is no parking directly outside the cottage, but parking is available on the grassy verge just in front of the lane, adjacent to a field, with enough space for a few cars.
Accidents happen, but if anything breaks please do let me know so I can replace the item.
If you go on country walks and get muddy, please take your shoes off at the door.
Please be mindful that this is our family cottage, so please take good care of it. :)
I’m a Geordie (from Newcastle, north-east England) now living in Hackney, London.
I work in the arts, I'm a veggie, I love to cycle, draw and do yoga. I also like to nest on the sofa under a blanket. And I adore dogs.
I love collecting tat from car boot sales and raiding charity shops for hidden gems. I have a cottage in East Woodburn, Northumberland, which I have filled with a lot of this said tat. It's really cosy and fun and is in a beautiful location.
I enjoy staying in Airbnb homes when I go on holiday, and I hope you'll love staying in mine!