A Historic Hideaway with Stunning Views over Hexham & Corbridge.
Rural Elegance: The Holiday Cottage at Beaufront Estate
The Holiday Cottage was the original farmhouse at Beaufront and we were the dairy farm for the 2500 acre estate. Built when the parishes of Corbridge and St John Lee were enclosed in the 1770s, the cottage has been completely refurbished in recent years and given back its own private garden, with views for 350 square miles (on a clear day!) from every south facing window.
There are many clear days – Hexham, like Norfolk and parts of Morayshire, having its own micro climate as a result of most really wet weather being caught by the various rows of hills to the west of it.
We feel privileged that we live all the year where other people come for a short holiday. The aim is to share with you the best things to see and do. There’s a very wide choice and so much to do, whatever the weather .
Other pages in this website give various suggestions, but the overview given here is to stress that even in the busiest months Northumberland feels virtually empty, and everyone who visits marvels that, for such a sparsely populated county, its towns, pubs, restaurants and interesting sites are so plentiful. All this is yours to explore and discover from the perfect base at Beaufront.
"Fabulous cottage, had a lovely stay. So peaceful and fabulous views! I could live in this cottage, just perfect. Close to Hexham and Corbridge, both lovely towns with great places to shop and eat. Will definitely be back."
the perfect location
Discover the charm and convenience of Beaufront Hill Head, a beautiful holiday rental cottage ideally situated in the Northumberland countryside. Situated in a tranquil setting, our cottage is a haven for those seeking a peaceful escape, yet it remains just a stone’s throw away from local market towns, numerous attractions and activities. Some of the stones used to build the house were ” borrowed” from Hadrian’s Wall just a few hundred yards to the north, so you will be staying in a house built in part from stone that was quarried and dressed 1,900 years ago !
Beaufront Hill Head is perfectly located to explore the surrounding landscape, renowned for its stunning natural beauty and rich history – Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Mediaeval remains are all within a mile or so . Whether you’re interested in leisurely countryside walks, exploring historic sites, or enjoying local culinary delights, our cottage serves as the perfect base for all your explorations.
Stay updated with the seasonal happenings at our farm – from new calves to patting the oldest ox in England . Sample our unique farm-to-table experience by texting Marion and ordering some of our grass fed English Longhorn best beef to await your arrival .
We bring you the latest on local events, festivals, and activities in the surrounding area. Whether it’s a local market, a cultural event, or a community gathering, we’ll keep you informed so you won’t miss out on the rich experiences our region has to offer.
What Our Guests Say
Here’s just some of the lovely reviews that have been left by our previous guests.
John and Marion helped us immeasurably, with advice and information whenever we asked, from fabulous local sites and walks, local knowledge and history, plus direction and tons of useful information as we navigated house-hunting! We couldn't have found a better place or people for this new adventure.
We loved the beautiful views from the cottage over the valley. Marion and John we super helpful and really responsive.
Marion and John were friendly and helpful whenever we needed them and we thoroughly enjoyed the steaks from their herd of cattle. All in all, it’s a wonderful place to unwind and we just wish we could have stayed longer.
We did enjoy it and the night sky is wonderful. Well, just try it and you shouldn’t be disappointed.
The cottage is full of books and leaflets useful for accessing the local area. We had a lovely meal at The Rat Inn.
get in touch
Should you have any inquiries or wish to discuss a booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us.