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The Longknowe

13 reviews
The house under the hills
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
We bought The Longknowe 20 years ago, as an isolated roofless ruin, really little more than a pile of stones inside the Northumberland National Park, but five generations of our family have now been associated with this area and we knew that we would never find anything again in such a great location. It has taken years of work but today Longknowe is a comfortable, renovated, stone cottage in a magnificent Northumbrian setting. It sits on its own in an isolated valley. It makes a wonderful self catering holiday for summer or winter. It works well as a peaceful retreat for a couple or small family (with a substantial reduction in rental, except in high season) or it can accommodate several generations or 2 families. At all times you have sole occupancy of the site. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 ...We bought The Longknowe 20 years ago, as an isolated roofless ruin, really little more than a pile of stones inside the Northumberland National Park, but five generations of our family have now been associated with this area and we knew that we would never find anything again in such a great location. It has taken years of work but today Longknowe is a comfortable, renovated, stone cottage in a magnificent Northumbrian setting. It sits on its own in an isolated valley. It makes a wonderful self catering holiday for summer or winter. It works well as a peaceful retreat for a couple or small family (with a substantial reduction in rental, except in high season) or it can accommodate several generations or 2 families. At all times you have sole occupancy of the site. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with power showers, an AGA, two small sitting rooms, a large farmhouse kitchen and open fires. You can rent 2 or 4 bedrooms. It also has a modern shepherd's wagon with 2 bunks for summer use. Maximum numbers are 10 in summer. It is 7 miles to the nearest shop, 15 miles to the open, sandy beaches of North Northumberland. The Farne Islands are close by. On a clear night the stars shine brilliantly. You can cycle or walk into the hills on public footpaths from the front door. We are happy to accept one dog by prior agreement only. The house sits on its own, you do not share the site with anyone else while you are there. The nearest neighbours are about a third of a mile away. The house can be rented in three different ways. You can take all four bedrooms, sleeping up to 8 maximum, and pay the quoted price on the rental rates. You can rent 'half the house', all the public rooms (kitchen and two sitting rooms) plus the queen sized bedroom and the bunk beds, for a substantial reduction at all times, except in high season, when we only rent the whole property. No-one else will share the site with you. Lastly in summer, mid May onwards, you can also rent, for an extra £100 per week, the Shepherd's Wagon. This is in the back field about 30 yards from the house. It has two bunks, electricity and is double glazed, but it doesn't have running water, so it is like comfortable camping, and ideal for teenagers. There is also a renovated barn on site, which is not available for use. More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

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Rosepathtwill, VR Owner at The Longknowe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Longknowe truly is a gem of a property in a beautifully unspoilt location. The property is extremely comfortable and the views of the surrounding countryside are wonderful. You could never tire of them. To be able to sit outside the front door and simply...More

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Rosepathtwill, VR Owner at The Longknowe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks Pete for taking the trouble to write such a great review. All the people who work hard to keep this isolated house warm and comfortable for visitors will be delighted that you appreciated it so much. I will let them know and we are...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Stayed here for my Fathers 70th Birthday in January, the property is beautifully presented, great entertaining kitchen. The living rooms were really cosy with open fireplaces. The properties setting is fantastic, nestled in the rolling hills, you feel miles away from anywhere and great for...More

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Rosepathtwill, VR Owner at The Longknowe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thank you very much, Longknowe is in the Northumberland National Park and a long way from city life, but its great to get away to a remote rural location and great to have people to stay who appreciate it for what it is!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Superb location. Lovely scenery. A real get away from it all Cottage (just what was needed by the workers in the family!). The children enjoyed playing with all the toys and the dolls house was a particular hit! The Kitchen was well stocked with the...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

As the title a really hidden gem of a cottage, in the most idyllic setting. From every window in the cottage you can see the rolling hills, fields and sheep. The cottage is a real home from home with all the comforts you could hope...More

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Rosepathtwill, VR Owner at The Longknowe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you Tim, glad you enjoyed The Longknowe it will be a pleasure to have you back.

About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km
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