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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.

Explore Northumberland

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.

Latest News

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.

get in touch

Should you have any inquiries or wish to discuss a booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us.