We had a very relaxing two weeks at the Hemmel, at Old Town Farm in Otterburn. The cottage is lovely, comfortable, clean and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and the rooms well-proportioned and as a family of four it was plenty big enough.

Kate, the owner is on hand if you need anything and also has a massage business on site which was amazing and very relaxing! I would wholeheartedly recommend the hot stone massage.

The gardens are really delightful and the back garden was fully enclosed and ideal for our dog. The vistas from the cottage and garden were lovely towards Otterburn and over to the hills and the Otterburn ranges.

We had a great holiday visiting Northumberland and all it has to offer. We would definitely stay here again should we come back to the area. We left chilled, relaxed and happy after our holiday.


Beautiful holiday home in a gorgeous setting. Just returned from a lovely break between Christmas and for new year at the Granary. The property was accurately listed and we soon got used to the 'upside down' layout which meant we had a lovely view of the birds feeding from the ground floor, first thing, and then an even better, panoramic view of beautiful countryside, as we ate breakfast from the kitchen upstairs. We walked each day in the adjacent woods and down to the stream; this was perfect for our lovely four-legged family member, George. Each evening, we cooked in the well-equipped kitchen and had everything we needed, although we were reassured from the warm welcome and from others' reviews and comments that Kate was on hand should we have needed her. The cottage was clean and cosy (we lit a fire in the wood burner a couple of times) and in all, very comfortable and extremely peaceful, just what we were looking for. We'd strongly recommend to friends or relatives looking for a similar type of break and we're sure George would love us to return! Thank you, Kate.

Meg H

excellent cottage. A comfortable, well maintained and very clean cottage with stunning views.Facilities were excellent and Kates knowledge of the area was very useful.It is the best cottage we have stayed in for many years and would certainly recommend a stay here.Looking forward to our next holiday at ``The Granary”

Fabulous Spring getaway. The Hemmel is a fabulous property, perfect for our small family of three (including our investigative 16 month old baby girl)! Kate was very welcoming and on-hand with any queries we had, whilst also giving us the privacy to relax. Whilst the weather wasn't as kind to us as we would have liked (and we're used to cold Lancashire rainy days!), the barn was always a comfortable temperature and the fire was great to relax next to on stormy evenings. The property provides well for those truly self-catering but is also within a reasonable distance of larger villages for top-up amenities and also access to key attractions, including Kielder Forest. A beautiful rural hideaway - highly recommended!

Brilliant Cottage - Dog-Friendly and Well Equipped. We had a great stay in the cottage – 4 adults and 2 dogs. It has all the amenities you would require and a ‘boot room’ for muddy shoes and wet coats which was really useful. Beds are comfy and the bathroom is amazing. The enclosed garden space is brilliant and although hard to tell from the photos the fencing has a mesh over it so our dogs couldn’t escape. I can imagine in summer this would be a very well used addition to the cottage. We also went to the ‘William De Percy’ restaurant in the village which I would recommend, lovely food. Would love to return and will be recommending to others.

Beautiful cottage. Lovely cottage convenient for all amenities but still in a rural location. Full of character and a proper home from home. Kate made us feel so welcome and was there when we needed her for advice on things to do and her thoughts on local attractions was invaluable. My daughter loved the massage and this made her holiday. Would love to stay again, I can find no fault with m stay at the Old Granary

Fantastic approach to the property & real 'wow' factor. Outstanding accommodation.

All of us (including the dog) were made to feel extremely welcome. The property is beautifully laid out & presented with thoughtful touches throughout. The bed was the most comfortable we've had to date in a holiday cottage. A fantastic space & location with views that even the awful weather couldn't spoil.