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7 Nights See prices

  • £420  to  £596

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Short Breaks From

  • £95 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Hoolit Cottage

Hoolit Cottage is on the northern edge of the glorious Northumberland National Park with spectacular views over the Bowmont Valley and less than a mile from the border with Scotland. The Cottage is sat within the Harelaw estate, a two acre wildlife oasis. Dating from 1593, Harelaw was rebuilt 1998 and the cottages in 2014 using the original stone.  Hoolit Cottage is now a modern holiday home where couples and families can relax in comfort and feel close to nature.

Though you'll almost feel as if you're in the middle of nowhere, there's so much to see and do around Hoolit Cottage that you'll struggle to fit everything in. With the Northumberland National Park and the Scottish Borders on the doorstep, there are endless miles of footpaths (including The Pennine Way and St Cuthberts Way), bike trails and bridleways to suit every ability. The spectacular beaches of the Northumberland Coast are just over half an hour away, giving you even more gorgeous places to explore. Visit the Ford and Etal Estate and walk the field where the Battle of Flodden took place in 1513 and changed the course of Scotland's history. The highest point in Northumberland, The Cheviot, is only 12 miles from the cottage where the views (and the walk!) will leave you breathless.

Attractions in Northumberland include historic buildings like Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside, and Walkworth Castle. Go shopping in the busy market towns of Kelso and Melrose with markets and shops selling all the provisions you'll need for your self-catering holiday. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a fantastic day out, as is a sightseeing boat trip around the Farne Islands to see the puffins and seals.

You might also simply enjoy some of your time back at the cottage which is set in a two acre wildlife oasis, and with its numerous feeding stations, bird boxes with cameras, bat boxes and diverse habitats is perfect for those interested in Natural History. Being on the edge of the second largest areas of protected night sky in Europe there are also some pretty dark nights here during autumn and winter, perfect for a spot of stargazing.

The owners of Hoolit Cottage live nearby in Harelaw House. They're on hand to greet guests and answer questions if you need advice about the local area or Natural History. Bookings are available all year round with short breaks outside of the peak season.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Helen Mellor joined Independent Cottages in September 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green

Location (Northumberland National Park)

Accommodation Comprises:

Hoolit Cottage is beautifully decorated with accommodation over two levels.


  • Living room with multi-aspect windows and French doors that open onto the private patio. There's a log burner for colder months, a comfy sofa for putting your feet up after a day of fun, and a TV with a DVD player. There's also a selection of books, games and maps to help you relax and plan your next adventure.
  • Kitchen/diner with efficient appliances and plenty of space to store food and prepare meals. Big windows look into the garden so you can watch the birds at their feeders and keep an eye on the kids on the tree swing while you're cooking dinner or relaxing with a cuppa. The table seats four, and there's a highchair available for younger guests.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with tranquil countryside views. It's furnished with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and two easy chairs where you can sit and read or look out of the window.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and a window overlooking the garden at the front of the cottage. There is space in either bedroom for a cot which is available upon request.
  • Family bathroom with a bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a private garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. Guests can also explore the owner's two acres of wildlife gardens with a meadow, pond, stream, trees and swings for playing, and seating and picnic spots. There’s a car park near to the cottage.

Additional Information: WiFi, utilities, bed linen, bath towels, and a supply of fuel for the log burner are included. A highchair is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted.

The owner's of Hoolit Cottage run their holiday cottage as sustainably as possible and are constantly looking at ways to be more environmentally friendly. For example, the vast majority of guest waste is recycled or composted and guests are provided with environmentally friendly toiletries, cleaning products and recycled toilet roll during their stay. Much of the furniture in the property is upcycled and even garden seating and benches are made in the UK  from UK recycled plastics. The two acres of land is managed for wildlife with numerous bird boxes and feeding stations around the garden. In spring and summer there are always wildlife cameras on nests that guests can access through a free app. Guests are also provided with complimentary free range eggs from the owners own hens and home grown produce when available.

Hoolit Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 4th May 2024 - Fri, 4th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Saturday is preferred start day for week long stays

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 5th Oct 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £285 | 4 nights: £345 | 5 nights: £405 | 6 nights: £420
Additional Notes: Saturday preferred day for week long stays

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1890 850621 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Helen Mellor
Member Since September 2021

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