This truly rural barn conversion has a contemporary modern interior offering everything you could want from a get away from it all holiday. The Blue Hemmel is situated in the depths of the stunning Northumberland countryside on the edge of Kielder Forest, close to Hadrian's Wall, and is surrounded by flocks of sheep in the fields - you may even catch a glimpse of deer or red squirrels if you're lucky.
In the evening watch the stars pop out in this designated 'Dark Skies' area and marvel at the view of the Milky Way. You'll be a mile from your nearest neighbours (the owner) so while we can't offer you a pub at the end of the road, there is peace, wildlife and 800 acres to explore. The owner takes sustainibility seriously and this beautiful property boasts eco credentials such as solar-powered heating, owl boxes and wildflower planting.
The spacious open plan living area is light and bright with original beams, a vaulted ceiling and windows overlooking the charming garden and forest beyond. This sociable living space is warmed by under-floor heating and a cosy wood-burning stove, perfect for colder months. The kitchen has been beautifully designed with a large central island taking pride of place, perch and enjoy watching the cook at work or sip your morning cappuccino. The farmhouse dining-table is a great place to enjoy a meal together and discuss the day's adventures.
Cosy up on the sofa which curves around the wood-burner. The TV boasts Netflix, Amazon Prime, NOW TV, BBC iPlayer, ITVX and More 4, but please note that due to the location there are no live terrestrial channels.
Two comfy armchairs and a card table are ideal for playing one of the many games provided. For music lovers the Crosley turntable comes with a selection of classic LPs. Boogie on down to Abba and Queen if the mood takes you! The owner has also pulled together some themed playlists to share with you, perfect at different times of the day.
Three fabulously designed bedrooms all have doors to the patio and one has an en suite. A luxurious family bathroom and a large utility/boot-room complete the accommodation.
Outside you will find more space and plenty of sheep! The patio area overlooks the spectacular views. Sit around the fire-pit and toast some marshmallows or get out the barbecue and cook up a warming feast. Or to make the most of the area you are visiting swap the fire-pit and use the specially levelled platform complete with telescope and gaze at your very own sky at night.
You may decide to stay in and around the barn, but should you wish to venture further afield the closest village is Wark, a historic village which was once part of Scotland. The barn is in the heart of the National and Dark Sky Parks so If you want to learn more about astrology then visit the Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory and gaze at the majesty of the dark skies at this public astronomical observatory.
No visit to Northumberland is complete without a stroll along part of Hadrian's Wall, tour Chesters Roman Fort and Museum and then follow the Tyne down to Hexham. Take a trip around Hexham Old Gaol, play a round of golf at the Tynedale Golf Club or wander around Hexham Abbey. Those of a more energetic nature will be spoiled by the wonders of Kielder Forest (the BBC Springwatch team film there) and Muckle Moss National Nature Reserve, both are perfect for hiking and nature spotting. For retail therapy or a taste of city life Newcastle-upon-Tyne has an abundance of shops, museums and galleries and so much more.
The Blue Hemmel is a one of a kind and away from it all cottage with high spec interiors and stylish design. You will enjoy a holiday to remember.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, record player and wood-burner. Gas range cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility/Boot-room with microwave and washing machine
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, shower cubicle, WC and twin wash-basins
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
The road to the property is single track with passing places. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead when in fields due to sheep. The kitchen has a Quooker Tap which provides instant boiling water - please take care. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 9 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH (full under-floor)
Blue Hemmel is in magical location in a designated dark sky area, perfect for stargazers.
The cheerful open plan living area is enough to make anyone smile.
The range cooker with five gas rings and two ovens really does lend itself to creating delicious dishes.
Super-king bedroom 1 has a superb view to match.
Feel like a film star whilst soaking in the claw foot bath, enjoy bubbles in the bath and bubbles in your glass.
With 800 acres to explore, time to get your boots on.
Bring your walking boots and experience the wonders of the Northumbrian countryside.
The sofa is comfy and cosy. Wallow in the heat from the wood-burner and relax after a day exploring the forest.
Stoke up the fire, pour a glass of wine and pull up the cute 'cow' side table.
Uber trendy light fittings sit alongside the original beams, a marriage of old and new.
A corner for the thinkers and whisky drinkers.
A larder full of essentials.
With cook books aplenty and a superbly equipped kitchen there will be no shortage of willing masterchefs.
The Quooker tap is so handy, you'll wonder how you managed without one.
Try out some new recipes and amaze your friends and family.
Whatever your pleasure there is space enough for everyone, watch a film, play a game, nibble on cake or froth up a cappuccino, you are on holiday after all.
Afternoon tea anyone?
Watch the cook at work.
The fluffy sheep watch from on high.
Dogs are well catered for!
The utility-room has a washing machine, air fryer, and very useful ice making machine. Kick off your boots and hang up your coats in here too.
A fantastically glamorous bathroom, take a shower or soak in the bath, you choose.
A double sink in the family bathroom, move over darling!
Breakfast in bed is a holiday treat.
Who wouldn't want to curl up on the furry chair and take in the magnificent view.
The beautifully recycled bedside cabinets have a nifty little pull out table.
An en suite shower-room to make you feel uplifted whenever you step inside.
Style and quality are the order of the day.
Stylish 1920's inspired design takes centre stage in this gorgeous king-size bedroom
King-size bedroom 2 showcases vintage artwork and full width French windows.
Original beams adorn bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 is an art deco inspired room with amazing views.
Designed for younger members of the party but perfect for anyone who appreciates the quirky styling of this twin bedroom.
Himalayan salt lamps shine a light on your game playing or book reading but open the door and you find yourself in the rear garden with sheep peeping over the fence.
Curl up with a good book.
Perch on a mushroom stool and deal the cards.
This pad is specially balanced for the telescope, wait for a clear night and the twinkling stars will amaze you.
Keep the gates closed or the sheep will soon come to join you!
Moorland heather with The Blue Hemmel sitting romantically in the mist.
The skies are truly unbelievable, make a wish when you see a shooting star.
Beautiful Hexham Abbey is well worth a visit.
Hadrian's Wall looks stunning bathed in sunlight.