An ideal base for an active getaway in beautiful Northumberland. A generously proportioned 2 bedroomed house in central Wooler with separate lounge and kitchen/diner, family bathroom (shower over bath) and downstairs WC, utility room and 2 dedicated parking spaced. Double glazed with gas fired central heating. Well equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, gas oven + hob, dining table (seats 4), washing machine and dryer. Ideally located in the friendly village of Wooler with shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes within 2 minutes walk. Wooler lies at the foot of the Cheviot hills and only a short drive from the beautiful Northumberland coast.
2 Large bedrooms (1 King + 1 Twin), central Wooler, 2 off-street parking spaces
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Feb. 2019
About Karin Smurthwaite
Dave and I were born and bred in the North East and have always felt an affiliation with the region. I spent most of my childhood holidays playing in rock pools along Embleton Bay outside my grandparents 'wooden bungalow' on the dunes
Karin Smurthwaite purchased this House in 2015
Why Karin Smurthwaite chose Wooler
We fell in love with Cuthbert's Retreat because of it's quiet location off the Market Place. It is situated along a pink graveled lane, situated in between 'Trotters Family Bakers' and the 'Essence of Beauty' tucked away to the side of the Bus Station. The view of the local church's clock face and tiled roofs is very comforting. Everything you need is literally on your doorstep. Wooler is a very welcoming and friendly place.
What makes this House unique
The peaceful location, stunning countryside and accessibility to the North East Coastline and Scottish Borders make Cuthbert's Retreat unique.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Excellent house in the centre of the village
Very homely, comfortable, clean and in tip top condition.
A fantastic short break!
The cottage was well equipped, warm and cosy! We could not fault it! A lovely bakery at the top of the road and lovely walks on our doorstep. We did lots of cycling and chilling out in the evening! Wonderful! We arrived late on a Friday evening after work and it was great knowing we could just roll up and let ourselves straight in. I would not hesitate to recommend it to all! Wooler is a great place as a base too for exploring the area.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am so pleased you managed to do all the activities you wanted and were able to chill as well!
I look forward to hearing from you next year.
Comfortable, clean and cozy
Fantastic place to stay with everything you could need. Local shops on the corner and an excellent base to explore the area. We loved Alnwick and Bamburgh. Will recommend to friends and family. We would return in a heartbeat
Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
I look forward to welcoming you back to explore Northumberland further
Lovely cottage with everything you need.
Karin and Dave are great communicators. The accommodation is very warm and comfortable with everything you need. Perfect in fact.
Wooler is a nice little town and a good place to walk in the Cheviots.
thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to hearing from you again next year.
Best Wishes, Karin
Cuthbert’s Retreat is an excellent self-catering house/cottage. The decor is very attractive, the accommodation is ideal and the facilities provide everything needed for a lovely stay. There were clear and helpful instructions about everything and a comprehensive folder of things to do and places to visit. The situation within the town of Wooler is so convenient and it is very easy to access shops and restaurants. I highly recommend this property.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Cuthbert's Retreat.
I look forward to welcoming you back next year for wither a short break (3 night stay) or longer.
We stayed in Wooler for a family wedding and to meet with family the week after. The house was perfect. Beautifully clean and tidy. Comfortable and very well equipped. Easy to understand instructions to find and access the property. Very convenient Co-op with long opening hours.
Would absolutely recommend.
I am so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at Cuthbert's Retreat.
I find Wooler is a perfect place for a long weekend/ walking holiday- a walk to the top of Humbled on Hill to see the Cheviot Hills or a stroll along the sandy beach at Embelton Bay finished with a pub lunch.
I would welcome you back anytime.
Thanks again for taking the time to write this review.
Points of Interest:
The market town of Wooler is an ideal base for a walking holiday. The town itself is a treasure trove of specialist shops, inns and cafes, including three antiques shops , a sweet shop, a newsagents, an outdoor shop, several bakeries, butchers, a COOP and gift shops. There is a local medical center, library and Tourist Information Office too.
Travelling north from Wooler, 9 miles along the A697 there are the picture-perfect villages of Ford and Etal nearby hold many attractions such as a working water mill, miniature railway, Etal Castle, Lady Waterford Hall and quaint tea shops. Just a few miles away and well worth a visit is Chillingham Castle ad Cattle. The castle is reputed for being the most haunted castle in the country.
On the doorstep of Cuthberts' Retreat is Cheviot View - a short walk for all ages and abilities (about 2.5 miles.) On a clear day you will have clear views of Cheviot and Hedgehope Hills.
A moderate walk (4 miles) towards the Humbleton Hill starts from the bus station. This circular walk will take you along the High Street and across fields towards the hamlet of Humbleton.
Linhope Spout in the Ingram Valley, 5 miles south of Wooler, there is a 60 foot (18m) chute of water which lands in a plunge pool 6 foot (2m) wide and 16 foot (5m) deep. This walk is approximately 5.5 miles. The Poacher's Rest at Hedgeley Services serve food and drink all day. The Plough Inn at Powburn also offers refreshments.
St Cuthberts; Cave is an overhanging rock outcrop of rock. It is reputed that the monks of Lindisfarne brought St. Cuthberts' body to this place in AD875 following Viking raids on the Island.
If you would rather visit the beautiful Northumberland coast, only a half hours drive away, you can pack up lunch and head towards Seahouses. You must remember your binoculars and hat, if you want to go puffin/grey seal spotting on the Farne Islands! Upon returning to Seahouses have a go on the one-arm bandits and finish the day off with fish and chips.
My favourite beach is Embleton Bay which has breath taking views of Dunstanburgh Castle.There are plenty of picnic spots especially when you get to Low Newton by the Sea. The Ship Inn is well worth a visit in the square.
Alnwick town and Gardens are only 17 miles away and offer plenty of attractions for a family day out.