ACCOMODATION

Today the 16th century Bastle has been brought nicely into the 21st century whilst still retaining its original features, spanning more than 400 years of history.

Impeccably presented with under floor heating on the ground floor and radiators with thermostatic valves on the first floor. Wooden shutters to all windows, lime pointed and plastered internal stone walls, old beams and re-opened fireplaces create a delightfully, atmospheric place to stay.

With Broadband/Wi-fi throughout the property, you can still stay in touch with the modern world.

A well equipped KITCHEN with Farrow and Ball painted units, oak worktop, ceramic sink, fridge freezer, built in microwave, cooker, touch control induction hob and dishwasher provide excellent cooking facilities. A kitchen table to seat 4 people, a 19 inch flat screen TV complete with huge iron chandelier and suspended, contemporary lighting over the sink and cooking area create a unique kitchen experience.

Directly off the kitchen is a BOOT ROOM/UTILITY with underfloor heating, Farrow and Ball painted units, oak worktop, washing machine, deep Belfast sink, contemporary style WC and heated towel rail. Ideal for drying off wet boots and clothes if you are unfortunate to have been caught in inclement weather!

The LIVING ROOM is in the original 16th century ground floor which once housed the farm animals. Now home to a comfortable sofa and 2 armchairs, wood burning stove for chilly evenings, 40inch Smart TV and blu ray DVD player, Bose radio and CD player, ample books and magazines, games, DVDs and a large dining table to comfortably sit six people.

Climb the coir carpeted, glass panelled staircase from the kitchen, through the 3ft thick gable end wall via stone steps, two bedrooms and a bathroom now take the place of the original family living space.

THE FOX ROOM ….with a comfortable, pocket sprung king size ( 5ft ) bed, wardrobe, dressing table and 21 inch TV for lazy mornings or late night viewing. Feather and Down duvet and pillows, Egyptian cotton bedding complete the luxury sleep amongst the old beams and stone walls.

THE HARE ROOM…..twin, single pocket sprung divan beds, chest of drawers with 21 inch TV, exposed fireplace and the original ‘fitted’ Victorian wardrobe. Feather and Down duvets and pillows with Egyptian cotton bedding.

Finally the BATHROOM with its double height walls to the rafters. Incorporating the original attic window for extra light, this would have been the look-out post to watch for unwanted visitors coming down the valley in the 16th/17th centuries.

The original plastered, look-out seat is now high above the bath.

A deep bath, contemporary WC, sink and rain head power shower nestle amongst the old walls and beams. A touch activated mirror with a shaver socket on the side and high chandelier above the beams, all add to the atmospheric lighting whilst bathing.

LIVING ROOM

No longer the domain of the cows and horses, the living room is now a cosy, comfortable, atmospheric space.
At night with the shutters closed, the wood burning stove ticking away gently, stretch out or curl up on the sofa and escape the world outside. Enjoy a comfortable meal at the refectory style table in front of the old farmhouse fireplace with brick bread oven. The original bastle doorway and slab floor can still be seen at the back of the fireplace.

  • Flagstone floor with under floor heating
  • Wood burning stove for chilly evenings, logs and fuel provided
  • Modern, industrial style lighting and sockets
  • Comfortable “kick your shoes off” sofa and chairs with cushions and throws
  • 32” Smart TV
  • DVD Player and Bose system radio/CD player
  •  Refectory table seats 6 comfortably
  • WiFi throughout the house

Grade II Listed : 16th Century | Northumberland Bastle House