Belsay Stables holds an excellent position within the Belsay Tower Estate, set within tranquil surroundings and beautifully-kept gardens, it makes the perfect home away from home for those in search of a truly relaxing break. While guests will feel a million miles away from any hustle and bustle, there are a huge variety of excellent attractions and amenities within easy reaching distance, including the wonderful Northumberland coastline and the lively city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The Grade-I listed red brick stable house, originally built to home the horses which lived on the Estate, would’ve once been one of the most impressive stables of its time. Today, it has been beautifully modernised to make a wonderful holiday home while still retaining all of its original charm and character. Belsay Stables can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests across its five well-appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation which comprises of a cosy living room and an open-plan kitchen-diner, fully-equipped with all the tools you could possibly need. The first of the bedrooms, a double, is situated on the ground floor. Upstairs, are the remaining four double bedrooms, one of which can be set up with twin beds on request. Each of the bedrooms features en-suite facilities.
Outside, guests of Belsay Stables have access to an outdoor barbecue area, perfect during the Summer months!
Belsay Stables is situated within the Belsay Tower Estate, set amongst beautiful Northumberland countryside, close to the villages of Bolam and Belsay, where helpful amenities including a post office and coffee shop can be found. There is plenty to see, do and explore within the immediate area including Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, owned by English Heritage and Wallington House, owned by the National Trust, both make for lovely days out and are less than 15-minutes away. The whole family will enjoy a visit to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, home to over one hundred species of animals including lemurs, meerkats, wallabies and monkeys and just 15-minutes from home.
The cottage makes a fabulous choice for those simply wanting to enjoy the great outdoors, being surrounded by countryside, there is plenty of brilliant walking opportunities as well as cycling routes and bridleways. Bolam Lake Country Park has lakeside walks, woodland tracks, open grassed areas for all to enjoy making it perfect for picnics and is just 5-minutes away.
Further afield, Alnwick Castle is just 50-minutes away and is a must-visit for any Harry Potter fans while the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman's biggest British building project that still dominates the county's landscape almost 2,000 years after it was built, is just an hour away. For beach bums, Northumberland’s coastline is truly stunning, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it stretches for 40 miles and is a must-visit, Bamburgh Castle, Druridge Bay, Holy Island and the Farne Islands are all spots we recommend exploring. The coastline can be reached in less than 40-minutes from Belsay Stables.
For those who prefer a little more hustle and bustle, the vibrant city of Newcastle is less than a 30-minute car journey away from the house, here visitors will enjoy excellent shopping and fantastic bars and restaurants. Newcastle Airport is just 20-minutes away, making Belsay Stables an accessible base, ideal for a reunion of friends or family.