Monday 13th of July 2015

A Honeymoon Hideaway.......

We think The Smithy makes for the most perfect honeymoon or mini-moon retreat, a luxury bolthole where you wonít be disrupted for the duration of your stay. As the name suggests this cottage was a former smithy and is a wonderful environment in which to share each otherís company whilst recharging the batteries after all that planning.

The Smithy is positioned in a beautiful and private rural setting amidst rolling farmland, which makes for an idyllic romantic hideaway at any time of the year and is not just for newlyweds - we have recently had a couple in just needing a break from all that wedmin! We are more than happy to create bespoke packages for you from flowers, champagne, chocolates and private dining to clay pigeon shooting, spa days or even golf days for the more active.

The property features original beamed ceilings, wooden oak floors, a well-equipped handmade kitchen and a state of the art shower room. Pretty fabrics, crisp White Company linen and Farrow & Ball colours are just an example of the attention to detail we have given to this very special property.

For the winter honeymooners the large, original forge fireplace provides a real roaring fire backdrop to candle lit dinners and evenings snuggled up on the comfortable, tobacco leather sofa with a nice bottle of red and game of scrabble.

Come warmer weather the private garden is the place to be, soaking up the evening sun whilst dining al-fresco. The sunrises can be spectacular coming up over the fields and create a very romantic light for breakfast. A local pub is also within walking distance direct from the cottage.

If you can summon the energy there is a great deal to see and do on the doorstep. Long romantic walks on Bamburgh beach can be particularly special in the winter when you can have the wide expanse of sand to yourself. River walks and picnics down by the Till at Etal, http://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/, are a perfect way to spend a summerís afternoon and you might even spot an otter or two. Or for something a little more active what about riding into the sunset together at Kimmerston, http://www.kimmerston.com/ who offer beach and hill rides on great horses.

There is some fantastic dining on our doorstep too including The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill and The Percy Arms at Chatton, not forgetting the atmospheric Tilmouth Park, best saved for winter months to soak up the ambiance with a roaring fire and tartan furnishings.

To top it off we are dog friendly so if you canít bear to be parted from fido he will be made very welcome. We have walks from the doorstep, a fully enclosed garden and can also offer a dog sitting service for days when you may want to visit attractions that are not as dog friendly as us!