Overlooking Sir Edward’s Lake in Capheaton, Northumberland, this is the third of three new cottages in one of Northumberland’s most picturesque and peaceful locations. The cottage is called ‘Alice’ and is part of a spectacular conversion of a line of the earliest built cottages in the village. Externally the cottages all retain their original frontages but have been converted to the rear to provide warm, modern and spacious accommodation.
Alice has two spacious double bedrooms, one has a superking bed and ensuite shower room, and the other has a zip and link King size bed which can be made into two singles. There is a family bathroom and well equipped kitchen lounge dining room with wood burning stove.
You can book all of our properties together if you are planning a trip with friends or family.
You are welcome to enjoy walks around the Lake, or come and see the gardens at the Hall.
There may occasionally be private functions and events at the Hall so it is probably wise to check with the Estate Office at the time of booking.
This project has been part funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Beautifully decorated, very comfortable with a well fitted out kitchen. The welcome wine was very welcome and all the dog things were a very nice touch. The location was so peaceful but near enough to pubs/restaurants. Belsay Hall was great in the sunshine and only 10 mins away. We will be back!
SW - May/June 2021
We stayed for a week in Alice from 15th May 2021 and it proved to even better than the photos. Alice is spacious and yet cosy (even without lighting the wood burning stove) with wonderful underfloor heating, masses of hot water, good shower, enormous beds and with a well equipped kitchen. On arrival the accommodation was spotless. The interior was stunning with the vaulted red brick ceilings, beautiful soft furnishings, old books to browse and interesting object d'art. There was ample parking and beautiful views over the meadows at the rear of the property. we visited the Estate's walled garden where we received a warm welcome again from Jane - she is always so knowledgeable and helpful and in Summer/Autumn there is bountiful fruit, vegetables and herbs to be had. (Whilst the Estate is very dog friendly, note that they are not allowed in the walled garden for obvious reasons!) Our labrador was well catered for with a dog box providing all the essentials needed to keep a dog happy (toy, treats, towel, bowl and 'pick up' bags plus a dog bed if your pooch is only small). We all enjoyed the peaceful walks through the Estate (dog on lead due to lambs etc) and down to the private Lake which is stunningly beautiful, particularly early in the morning so don't forget to pack your binoculars. There are many places to visit, with several nearby National Trust properties and country parks, and Louise helpfully provided contact details of restaurants, shops, supermarkets, vet etc. If you love to eat fresh seafood, the one hour drive to Amble on the coast is well worth it. The Fish Shack down at the harbour is dog-friendly with indoor and outdoor seating - the food was delicious and the restaurant well organised and Covid-proofed - booking definitely recommended as it is very popular. Willy, Eliza and Louise were all so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.
PM - May 2021
I write this review hesitantly - as I may not get a chance to book it again! In a word - HEAVEN. It was an absolute treat to stay in 'Alice', one of Willy's newly converted properties on the Estate. It felt a real privilege being 'first in' to the cottage (and also slightly daunting). We were very comfortable, and the beautiful interior and furnishings definitely enhanced our stay. From opening the back door and seeing the 'dog' box, complete with dog treats, to the enormous (and fabulous) map of the Northeast on the wall, from the bottle of white wine chilling in the fridge, even to the eco loo paper in the bathrooms; each little detail made us smile or confirm our decision that we'd found somewhere special to stay. The property lies in the middle of the Capheaton Estate, with stunning views down to the lake. The spring sunshine showed it all off to perfection, and the newborn lambs and calves were very friendly neighbours. This is a very special place to stay. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
KM - April 2021
Luxury, comfort, space and spectacular views. And the tea room nearby!
SY - April/May 2021