Self Contained Rural Apartment, Pondicherry House


Entire residential home hosted by Andy & Lyd

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
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A traditional Northumbrian stone-built 200 year old farmhouse.
Self contained accommodation with own entrance & private courtyard.

Set in 2 acres of private garden and grounds, high on the valleyside directly overlooking the Coquet River, with unbroken "amazing" views of Northumberland National Park and Simonside Hills.

A pleasant 20 min walk into beautiful Rothbury, or straight onto the hills and moors from your doorstep.
16 miles to the Northumberland Coast AONB

The space
This single private apartment, with its own entrance, is part of an old Northumbrian farmhouse. Although the farm has long gone, the house is set is spacious grounds directly overlooking the Coquet valley.

Surprisingly well connected, the house has a full 50Mb down/10Mb upsteam internet connection over direct Fibre to the Premises. Unlimited guest wifi access, which you can turn off, if you really need too...

From the courtyard, ten steps (well lit and with handrails) lead up to the private entrance. The kitchen overlooks the courtyard/gardens and has clear views of the valley and hills. There is an electric cooker with ceramic hob, grill & oven, vented extractor fan, sink, fridge, ample cupboard space in bespoke birch ply, and underfloor heating.

The shower/toilet has a powerful 10.8kw electric shower, basin, toilet & shaving/toothbrush socket with underfloor heating.

In the back bedroom there are seven shallow carpeted stairs to the lower level, and three quirky full length bunks, ideal for children (approx. 6 years and over) or nimble adults. There is also a clothes rail with hangers.

Going through to the master bedroom/lounge/diner, this main living space features an imposing antique fireplace with large woodburning stove with glazed double doors (firewood & kindling available). There is a king size bed, sofa, and wall mounted 40" TV with Freesat & Roku. The dining area is set in a panoramic south facing bay window with views over the courtyard, gardens and Simonside Hills . There are plenty of boardgames, maps and books, and a pine chest of drawers for storage.

The courtyard is south facing and offers some protection from prevailing winds. It features seating areas and a picnic table which again all overlook the gardens with river & views beyond. A Weber charcoal barbecue & night time illumination is provided.

Apart from sheds and outbuildings, the entire outdoor space is free to explore. The gardens contain a mix of planting, crevice garden, patio area, willow structures and two wildlife ponds all terraced to overlook the valley & hills.

Please note, whilst children are free to investigate the ponds with their parents/guardians, the ponds are up to 50cm deep and currently unprotected. Younger children MUST be supervised at all times.

Below the gardens are another 1.5 acres of young coppice woodland, with meandering paths.

Overlooking the woodland is an artists' studio shed, with 180 degree views over the Coquet Valley, river and hills. An old type writer and some art materials are provided, as is plenty of inspiration for painters, sketchers and creative writers.

Ample private parking space is available. The private entrance to the apartment is along a level garden path leading along the front of the house to the apartment courtyard.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 53 reviews


Where you’ll be

Rothbury, England, United Kingdom

* Pondicherry House sits between the villages of Rothbury and Thropton with unimpeded views over the Simonside Hills & River Coquet, & the eastern edge of the Northumberland National Park. It offers an exceptionally tranquil setting to enjoy the local area & region, or just relax and take in the immediate surroundings.
Both villages have good pub/restaurants.
* Rothbury is a friendly and quaint English village with character and a good sense of community. Although small and full of charm, you will be able to buy almost anything you need here. There is a Co-op, chemist, GP, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, pubs, baker, butcher, hardware, sweetshop, newsagent, art galleries, gift shops, pottery, hairdresser, electrical goods, florist, boutique, toy shops, renowned shoe shop, antiques, computer shop and churches.
* Easily reached by car are: the Cheviot Hills, Kielder Water reservoir and Observatory (renowned for its dark skies), Holy Island (Lindisfarne), Alnwick Castle (amongst many others!), boat trips to the Farne Islands from Seahouses, or Coquet Island from Amble, National Trust properties including Cragside and Wallington, English Heritage properties including Belsay and Warkworth Castle, the coast and sandy beaches which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Northumberland National Park.
* Visitors can enjoy fishing, walking, cycling, swimming, crag climbing, tennis, and sailing/kayaking/windsurfing at Kielder or on the coast (eg. Coquet Shorebase Trust at Amble)

Hosted by Andy & Lyd

Joined in September 2019
  • 53 Reviews
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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 00:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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