Farthing Cottage, Redesmouth

Farthing CottageFarthing is a thoroughly delightful holiday cottage all on one level, described sometimes by visitors as a ’Tardis’, as it is deceptively roomy inside.

Farthing WoodsBuilt in the 18th century as a railway cottage and nestled in beautiful surroundings in the small hamlet of Redesmouth (2 miles from Bellingham), there are lovely walks in all directions from the front door - along disused railway lines that lend themselves to stunning walks passing along the river Rede.

However far you like to go there will be walks to suit you, and the bluebells are a must see in the spring!

WaterfallBellingham is a small, bustling, ancient market town steeped in history, through which the Pennine way passes. It boasts an 18-hole golf course and, if fishing is your thing, permits are available at the post office.

With quaint shops including craft shops, café’s (the old workhouse), outdoor shop bakery, churches and three friendly pubs. There is also a co-op store open every day 8 till late.

Hareshaw Lynn waterfall is a 'must see' just a short walk out of town. The Riverdale hotel just a short walk in the other direction has a swimming pool and sauna for visitors to book and use.

Information on all attractions are available in Farthing Cottage so you can get the most out of your holiday.

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Bedroom 1 With lovely open views over to the hills, look out for the disused railway shed which legend has it once housed the train that crashed over the river Tay in 1879 & in which 75 men sadly perished, Scotland would not have it back due to this disaster! Billy Connoly reads a McGonagall poem on U tube ( worth a look) a  

Farthing has two double bedrooms, with beautiful crisp white linen.  The master bedroom has a four poster bed and a dressing table.
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The lounge is comfortably furnished, with TV, WiFi
DVD player and a wood-burning stove to make for cosy evenings.

There are lovely views over the valley. Cows and sheep (lambs in the spring) can be seen from the window, grazing in the front field.



The bathroom has a hand basin, WC, shower and bath.

Kitchen/dinerThere is a very spacious kitchen with built in oven, washer, dishwasher, microwave, table and chairs.
There are lovely views out on to the garden, where you can watch the many varieties of birds who visit our garden.  This year has seen a family of woodpeckers, as well as the usual nuthatches, robins, finches and pheasants - not to mention red squirrels and badgers on occasion.

Or why not step out from the kitchen and go ‘al fresco’ out on to the lovely secluded decked area?


The gardens, on three sides of the cottage, are enclosed, secluded and well maintained with a raised decked area Gardenand pagoda that becomes magical of an evening when the lights twinkle overhead! There is nowhere better to sip on a glass of wine maybe and recover from a busy day’s exploring of wonderful Northumberland and all it has to offer.

There is ample parking in front of the Cottage accessed via a private lane .


Other information

  • Ample parking in front of the Cottage accessed via a private lane
  • Well-behaved pets welcome, upon request.
  • Sorry - no smoking allowed in the cottage.
  • All electricity, bedding and fuel included in rent.
  • Change over day Saturday commencing from 2 pm unless otherwise arranged.

Access statement

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Location and map


Farthing Cottage
5 Railway Cottages
NE48 2ET


From Newcastle
Drive west along the A69 towards Hexham for about 14 miles.  Near Corbridge, head north (right) along the A68 for about 12 miles and turn left onto the Redesmouth Road. After the first houses (on the left side of the road) in Redesmouth, turn left into a small lane (just after a small post box).  Turn left at the vee-junction and the cottage is the second door on the left.



Prices and booking

Farthing Cottage

Standard price: £400.00 per week (7 nights from Saturday to Saturday).

Please use the calendar to select the start date of your stay
Telephone: 01669 621249, Mobile: 07891 884687