Farthing Cottage

A delightful holiday cottage surrounded by beautiful Northumberland scenery

Farthing Cottage, Redesmouth

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

Built 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 the disused railway lines that lend themselves to stunning walks passing along the River Rede.

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

Bellingham 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.

There are quaint shops including craft shops, cafés (the old workhouse), an outdoor shop bakery, churches, and three friendly pubs. There is also a Co-op store open every day from 8 am till late.

Hareshaw Linn 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 is available in Farthing Cottage so you can get the most out of your holiday.

Farthing Cottage, Redesmouth
Farthing Holiday Cottage lounge
Farthing Cottage bedroom one
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  • Sleeps 4 people in 2 double bedrooms
  • Well-behaved pets welcome, upon request
  • Pubs, shops and cafés in nearby Bellingham.
  • Beautiful countryside walks right from the doorstep
  • Enclosed gardens on 3 sides of the cottage
Farthing Cottage lounge
Farthing Cottage kitchen
Four poster bed in bedroom 1, Farthing Cottage
Farthing Cottage bedroom 1
Bedroom 2 in Farthing Cottage
Bathroom in Farthing Cottage
Farthing Cottage garden
Farthing Cottage, Redesmouth
Farthing Cottage garden
Outside the cottage
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Prices & Availability

Features / Details

  • Bedrooms
    • Farthing has two double bedrooms, with beautiful crisp white linen.  The master bedroom has a four poster bed and a dressing table.
    • In 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!
  • Living room
    • 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.
  • Kitchen/diner
    • 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.
  • Bathroom
    • The bathroom has a hand basin, WC, shower and bath.
  • Outside
    • The gardens, on three sides of the cottage, are enclosed, secluded and well maintained with a raised decked area and 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 exploring wonderful Northumberland and all it has to offer.
    • There is ample parking in front of the Cottage accessed via a private lane .
  • Other information
    • 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
    • To view the access statement for Farthing cottage, click here



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.