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This blog is for lovers of the wonderful and historic counties of Northumberland, Durham and Tyne and Wear

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Sheila Bull writes about unusual and intriguing aspects of our Borderlands.

Her particular passion for Northumberland stems from her ownership and management of Chatton Cottages, two lovely self-catering cottages set in rural Northumberland, North East England.

Heart of Lanchester Cottage is next to the village green at the centre of our bustling Durham village, about 8 miles from Durham City.  The cottage has recently undergone renovation and provides high quality accommodation for up to 3 visitors. A fabulous location to enjoy both Durham County and near Tynedale as well as the cities of Tyne and Wear.

Yew Tree Cottage is a charming period property nestling in a picturesque hamlet known as Broomhaugh, next to Riding Mill, Northumberland. The cottage is well-placed to give convenient access to the many attractions of the Tyne Valley and Hadrian's Wall Country.

Both cottages are cleaned and maintained by the owner - who is very 'hands on' and will go that 'extra mile' to ensure your comfort..

Historic village lying between woods, moors and river

Posted 11th April, 2021

Historic village lying between woods, moors and river

Whether staying at Yew Tree or Heart of Lanchester cottage the quaint village of Blanchland is worth a visit.
Described by 'Visit Northumberland' as being in a fairytale setting, the village is within easy reach of Hexham and Consett.
If you are visiting Edmondbyers and the Derwent Reservoir, continue for another few miles up to BlanchlandThe first thing you will notice is the similarity of most of the buildings - being built from stones retrieved from the medieval Blanchland abbey  This was organised by Nathanial Crew (a bishop of Durham) in the seventeenth century.

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Bracing winter walk at Bamburgh

Posted 19th January, 2020

Bracing winter walk at Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle must be one of the most photographed castles in the UK.
However visitors find the beach walk most enjoyable not least because of the looming presence of the castle but also looking out eastwards you can see the Farne islands.
In the distance on the horizon the red and white of the Longstone lighthouse catches the eye.
This building is near to the site of the famous rescue of survivors of the Forfarshire wreck in 1838 by Grace Darling and her father.

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Fabulous Summer Farmland

Posted 4th August, 2019

Fabulous Summer Farmland

Driving north along the road to Coldstream (A697) takes you through some very lovely countryside.
But you need to get off the beaten track.
Before you get to Cornhill-on-Tweed and at Crookham, you can turn left along to West Learmouth.
This photo was taken in June when the rape fields were in full bloom looking absolutely gorgeous.
A few miles futher south, again west of the A697 is Flodden field of the famous battle (1513).

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Historic bridge in lovely setting

Posted 23rd May, 2019

Historic bridge in lovely setting

An unusual find in North Northumberland: crossing the River Tweed to Scotland, the Union Chain Bridge lies a bit off the beaten track.
Placed not far from Berwick at near Horncliffe and Paxton.
Definitely worth a visit this bridge is not far from the Chain Bridge honey farm.
Its likely you will spot anglers wading in the river depending on the time of year.
This wrought iron suspension bridge was completed in 1820.

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Cottage Locations

Heart of Lanchester

7 Church View, Lanchester, County Durham, DH7 0ES

Yew Tree Cottage

Broomhaugh, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6EG

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We welcome any enquiry you have about our wonderful self-catering holiday cottages. You can book our cottage via our website or contact us with any questions about our cottage facilities, late holiday availability or to find out what is on in the Northumberland region.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mobile: 07770253586
Email: info@chattoncottages.co.uk

Holiday Cottage - Sleeps 3 - High Quality Holiday Accommodation.

Heart of Lanchester Cottage, 7 Church View, Lanchester, County Durham, DH7 0ES

tel: 07770 253586

Beautiful Northumbria Holiday Cottage.

Yew Tree Cottage, Broomhaugh, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6EG

tel: 07770 253586

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