About Old Town Farm Cottages

Old Town has been farmed by the Reed family since the seventeenth century!

Old Town has been farmed by the Reed family (now Kirsopp-Reed) since the seventeenth century! It is now rented out and is stocked with mostly sheep and 30 suckler beef cows and calves. Lambing time is particularly busy on the farm but the sheep pens adjacent to the Granary can be a hive of activity all the year round.

The farm is home to cottage owner, Kate and her son Sam, and Kate’s two sisters who live in the main farmhouse and one of the farm cottages.

The Granary was converted from a working farm building into a dwelling in 2004. It was used as a livestock feed store and housed a grain bin, hopper and crusher mixer for many years.  At that time the farm reared 130 cows and calves and up to 1000 sheep.

The Hemmel and adjoining Nutwell View (kate’s home) were converted by Kate’s nephew in 2014. The grassed courtyard used to house up to 40 cows and the stone buildings stored agricultural materials and the odd bull, collie dog or pig!

The current farm tenants – Ian and Cath are part of the daily landscape and will be spotted gathering and tending their sheep, using their quad bikes and faithful working dogs. The main hub of the farm is down the farm track past the main farmhouse but the sheep pens will be in regular use

Kate Kirsopp-Reed
Owner of Old Town Farm Cottages

Nutwell View
Old Town Farm
Newcastle NE19 1JZ
Contact Details:
mobile 07742 520408
house phone 01830 520229


  • The views from the cottages are stunning and uninterrupted.
  • Both cottages are modern, spacious, light-filled and comfortable but still feel cosy with their log burning stoves, exposed beams, and wooden floors.
  • Peaceful farm location – off the beaten track but only one mile from the village shop and pub.
  • Many of Northumberland’s finest tourist attractions are only a 40min drive
  • The Granary is homely with a quirky upside down layout, fabulous views and a flower- filled garden.
  • The Hemmel has a wonderful, light-filled open plan kitchen/living area, underfloor heating and luxurious shower room.
  • Located in Northumberland Dark Sky Park – on clear nights you are guaranteed star-filled skies.

Got A Question?

We’re here to help. Go to our contact page, send an email to kirsoppreed@hotmail.com or call us on 01830 520229