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Our Beautiful New Holiday Home in Historic Corbridge- Twenty Princes Street

Exciting times are ahead at Wooden Star HQ with the introduction of Twenty Princes Street, our latest beautiful holiday home in Historic Corbridge.

Twenty Princes Street

Set in central Corbridge, a ever popular Tyne Valley village, Twenty Princes Street ticks all the boxes. Newly renovated to a high standard with light, airy and generous rooms. It offers plenty of space for family and friend groups to catch up, relax and celebrate! With a sunny and private courtyard garden to enjoy a BBQ and alfresco dining around it’s large garden table. It’s a short stroll into central Corbridge to explore the many independent shops, cafes and resturants.

Accommodation

Entering this Northumbrian Stone house you are immediately drawn to the spacious living room where the large inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove are it’s most striking feature. Here you will find plenty of comfortable seating, a cosy window seat to watch the world go by and of course the mod cons of Smart Flatscreen TV and Wireless Hub.

The living rooms leads through to the large modern kitchen equipped with everything you need in a home from home. A large kitchen table to accommodate everyone, plenty of fridge, freezer and cupboard space and of course the vital wine and champagne glasses!

From the kitchen french doors open to a very pretty sunny courtyard garden for BBQ’s and outdoor dining. The flagstones are surrounded by mature plants and the sound of the water feature with something chilled in your glass makes for some very relaxing moments.

A fabulous family suite with separate access via a stairway from the kitchen leads to a large king size room with private ensuite. Then a further set of stairs lead to a cosy and private bunk room hideaway perfect for young ones!

Accessing the first floor from the entrance hall stairs you will find a large king bedroom with plenty of storage and a sunny window seat. A further twin bedroom with two comfy single beds and a family bathroom with roll top bath walk in shower.

Location

Corbridge Village is a very popular spot set in the Tyne Valley built above a stunning section of the River Tyne. It’s easily accessed from Newcastle by road and train with the airport just 20 minutes away. Rarely do you find such a beautiful spot with so much choice for shopping and dining…

There are plentiful art, gift and home shops that you can mooch around for hours. Local artists have made Corbridge their home Alex Clarke being one of it’s most famous. Her shop in the Market Place is treasure trove of her work and pieces from many other local artists.

For the Love of the North can be found on the opposite side of the Market Place in a beautiful shop full of Northumberland art and crafts and the hugely successful RE for the Home “An eclectic mix of the raRE, REmarkable, REcycled, REscued and REstored – furniture and objects for the home”, are nestled down a side street surrounded by antique shops.

 

You’ll find beautiful gifts and jewellery in Acanthus and think of any object for the household and find it in The Corbridge Cookshop a true “Arkwrights” of our time! There’s so much more from independent jewellers, Artisan bakeries to clothing and footwear shops, there’s definitely retail therapy to be had for all!

 

Eating and Drinking in Corbridge

Again the choice is plenty! We have cosy cafes such as Spokes who specialise is feeding hungry cyclists but are happy feeding us all too. They always have yummy daily specials, amazing homemade cakes and a hearty breakfast on offer. The Angel is a bar, restaurant and small hotel. They serve great food and a lovely range of wines and local beers and offer a private dining area for small parties. They also have the The Angelfish on site too, a fantastic take away fish and chip shop. The Corbridge Larder is always worth a visit, with it’s upstairs cafe selling fantastic lunches and sharing boards and a downstairs deli and shop selling local and artisan produce to the villagers.

More information on Corbridge can be found at here and you can check out Twenty Princess Street and see photographs and floorpans here.

Hope you can visit soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hadrian’s Wall this October? Perfect Wall Walking Weather!

The short term forecast the weather in Northumberland is looking fantastic! Sunny, mild and clear skies- Perfect Wall Walking Weather!  We have late availability on Seal Cottage in Hexham and  Shellbraes Farmhouse and Studio in Great Whittington ideal for larger walking groups or two in the studio! Both perfect bases to explore the wall from!

Perfect Wall Walking from Seal Cottage

It’s a short but stunning drive from Hexham to The Sill Discovery Centre. Here you can park and use the amenities. You can have look at the exhibitions, displays and local arts and crafts. Take in the view from the grass roof terrace and have one of the best bacon butties ever before you set off!

Route – Once Brewed, Roman Vindolanda and Housesteads. Circular route of 7.5 miles/4.5 hours. Harder walk with several steep slopes.

  • Leave The Sill, crossing the B6318 signposted Steel Rigg.
  • Join the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail via the gate before you reach Steel Rigg car park. This route signposted Housesteads. Travel Eastwards towards Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum.
  • After a visit to the highly recommended Housesteads Fort and Museum, follow the tarmac road down to the B6318 Military Road, you will see an old farmhouse. Turn right and in only a few yards cross the road over a ladder stile with a sign for Crindledykes.
  • In just under a mile turn right onto a road.
  • Look out for a second road on the right marked Roman Vindolanda. Another attraction highly recommended. Continue on the single track road around the back of the site and back onto the Stanegate.
  • Turn right signed posted back to The Sill.

You have probably worked up a great appetite for lunch or afternoon tea back at the The Sill. Alternatively head along to the affectionally named “Twicey”. The Twice Brewed Pub for refreshments!

Perfect Wall Walking from Shellbraes Farmhouse and Shellbraes Studio

Another short but beautiful drive from Shellbraes Farm to Chesters Roman Fort where you can start this walk.

Route – Chesters and Humshaugh. Circular route of 2.5 miles/1-1.5 hours. Easy route.

  • Start at Chesters Roman Fort walking up a quiet lane turning to the right onto Lincoln Hill.
  • At crossroads turn right signposted “Cycle Byway”
  • After 1/2mile cross the main road towards Humshaugh.
  • Amazing views can be seen here from the war memorial then walk on through the village.
  • From the village follow the road back to Chollerford and Chesters Roman Fort.

From here a you can take short drive to very special Walwick Hall. Although they have a formal restaurant the bar is informal and they have lovely terrace serving a range of meals, snacks and drinks. Afternoon tea is wonderful be must be booked ahead.

Further walking routes and guides to difficulty level and times can be found on www.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk

Cottage late availability and prices can be found here!

Happy walking!