• About The Old Forge

    This former forge has been renovated to combine original features with modern comforts, a perfect base from which to explore beautiful Northumberland.

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    • Asset 46

      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 6 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "This former forge has been renovated to combine original features with modern comforts a perfect base from which to explore beautiful Northumberland.\nGround Floor\n\n\nOpen plan living space \nWith beams and wooden floor.\n\nLiving area \nWith multi-fuel burner 32 Sky TV DVD player CD player and French doors leading to garden.\n\nDining area.\n\n\nKitchen area \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washing machine.\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith double bed.\n\nSeparate toilet.\n\n\nFirst Floor\n\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith twin beds beams sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet. \n Solid fuel central heating convector heaters electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio garden furniture summerhouse and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note There is an unfenced pond in the garden 50 yards.\n \nSteeped in history and dating back to the mid 1800’s The Old Forge is full of character charm and original features. This Grade II listed cottage attached to the main forge house has been loving renovated and offers traditional elements combined with modern and practical living. Deceptively spacious there is ample room for families of all ages friends who like to holiday together and couples wanting to enjoy a peaceful romantic break. On the ground floor guests will find open plan living dining and kitchen areas with wooden floors throughout exposed beams original stone walls and French doors that open out into the rear garden. The substantial multi-fuel burner heats the whole house and is quite a feature for a house that was once an ancient forge. Quirky and characterful The Old Forge is situated along the main road as it would have needed to be accessible for carriages and horses in years gone by. There is even a feature of an old wagon that stands proudly in the garden and is a nod to the working history of the cottage as well as the original wheelwright that would have been used all those years ago. \nIn the heart of the village of Stocksfield guests will be able to find a small shop just across the road and a local pub just ½ mile away as well as brilliant transport links including the local railway station just a few hundred yards away. Perfect for exploring the local area the pretty village of Corbridge is only 5 miles west of the cottage and offers quaint tea rooms boutique shops riverside walks or a top quality meal in one of the many pubs and restaurants. The historic market town of Hexham lies just 10 miles away and offers a theatre swimming pool leisure centre race course and golf course as well as many historic attractions including Hexham Old Gaol and Hexham Abbey making this the perfect destination for guests of all ages. \nAlso perfect for walkers and cyclists there are many established public footpaths and well known walks including Heddon on the Wall Newburn Walk Ovingham Walk Prudhoe Walk and Riding Mills. Explore the historic routes of Hadrian’s Wall with many Roman settlements and remains to discover including the world famous sight of Vindolanda. Perfect for golfers the popular Slaley Hall Golf Club is only 10 miles away as well as numerous smaller courses including Stocksfield Corbridge and Hexham golf clubs. The Old Forge is near to the national cycle route no. 72 which runs coast to coast. A little further afield but still only 16 miles away guests will be able to visit Newcastle-upon-Tyne which offers The Sage The Centre for Life and the Millennium Bridge as well as an abundance of high street shops and designer boutiques. The cathedral city of Durham is just a 35-minute drive away and is perfect for a day trip. Shop 100 yards pub and restaurant ½ mile. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/145/840/1454803.jpg UKC1626

    The Old Forge reviews collected by Reevoo

    6.7 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews

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    out of 10

    I have sent in information about the cottage raising issues that my friends and I feel need to be addressed in respect of this property.



    out of 10

    This cottage is a really nice and well equipped and was very clean and had a few nice bits in the cottage. Its downfall was the distinct smell emanating from the downstairs bathroom which travelled into downstairs bedrooms and hallways. Downstairs was quite cool on a night time but upstairs was warm. The price for a 3 night stay was a little on the high side because of the above which turned out to be a 2 night stay for the same reasons above. There should also be a warning about steps into back area.



    out of 10

    The positives: - lovely cottage, beautifully renovated with lots of lovely ornaments, pictures, mirrors and a well equipped kitchen. The log burner was a god-send because we didn't have great weather - once we had worked out how to light it. The bedding was gorgeous and there was lots of space for our clothes and luggage. There was plenty of crockery and cutlery and a nice big fridge. The negatives: - description on how to find it was incorrect. Described as a detached property - which threw us because that's what we were looking for. It is, in fact, attached to a house. - Overgrown hedge at the front make it very difficult to exit the drive on to a busy, busy road - although we got used to the noise from the road after the first night. - Not so the noise from the squeaky bed that my husband and I shared. It creaked and groaned EVERY time I turned over and I am a restless sleeper at the best of times so that was pretty miserable. - The main bedroom was described as having a king-size bed, which might have been true but the mattress was a regular double. This left a wide, and hazardous, gap which my elderly mother could not cope with. We had to stuff the gap with a spare duvet. - I was told the cottage was suitable for disabled guests which is just not true. My parents both need an aid to walk and whilst the rear entrance through the garden was preferable to the 2 steep steps at the front (which they would not have managed), the gravel and slab path was not easy for my mum to negotiate with her walking frame. The bathrooms are not disabled-friendly either. The lovely stand alone bath in my parent's en suite looked very elegant but was totally impracticable so they weren't able to use it. The loo had no hand rails to help a disabled user but, just as important, the loo seat was not properly fixed and swivelled. In fact, none of the loos in the cottage (3 of them) were great. The one in the small bathroom we used was so poorly situated that when sitting on it, knees and forehead were on the wall opposite - which was not too bad for us but then we are not disabled. - There were six dining chairs, which was handy because, being only four of us, it meant we had spares to replace the two when the backs came apart in our hands. - There were lots of cobwebs which, personally, I don't mind but I thought the very dead Christmas arrangement by the fireplace should have been removed as should the crumbs and detritus under the cushions on the sofa. - There was no welcome pack so we didn't know how any of the appliances worked - but, hey, we are not without some intelligence and we worked things out - except for the timer on the cooker but I feel that for the price we paid, we should not have had to. We also didn't know when the dustbins (which were nearly full) would be emptied, nor what the policy was on glass recycling. - The owner had given me two recommendations for eating out but one pub was up for sale and was only serving Sunday lunch and the other one was not remotely suitable for people with walking sticks/frames. However, we found the most fabulous restaurant, The Duke of Wellington, just a couple of miles away at Riding Mill but not until half-way through out stay. When we arrived Saturday afternoon, after a long drive, it would have been great to know that that was within a few minutes drive but my husband and I spent an hour checking out the 2 recommendations we had been given and then driving to Hexham to get a take-away from Waitrose. However, on balance, if the owner had spent less on 'dressing' the cottage and more on the two staples of comfort; good beds/mattresses and loos, it would be a first-class option for either a couple or a group of adult friends/family to spend a lovely, relaxing time. For me, the mezzanine balustrade would make it too risky for adventurous children. Oh, there is no pond by the way but there is a water butt up in the corner with a few goldfish in it.



    out of 10

    Arrived to find the lovely garden in the picture overgrown, and uncut , with the garden furniture not clean. Windows on the French doors dirty !. Lovely cottage inside. Toilet seat not fixed, shower hose leaking ! Old scones in the cupboard! Gardner arrived on our last day, telling us he hadn't been requested. Pub within 1/2 a mile ?. Bit despondent, but otherwise happy with the lovely interior. Owner might check his property before good paying clients arrive for their holiday ! .



    out of 10

    Living room not cleaned hardly plus dirt on kitchen bench dish washer full of dishes fire would not work plus should of been put on for people to come as was a cold and wet day wall heaters only and was still cold plus pictures on line was deceiving as it looked set back near fields but was right on main busy road day and night



    out of 10

    The biggest problem was that there was NO over bath shower in the king size en-suite as described on the web-site, but only a hand held shower attachment suitable for hair washing only together with the bath. This left a very small circular shower in the twin en-suite which was very difficult to use. The hot water supply was via a tank heated by an immersion heater which only supplied half a bath of water before running cold meaning a long wait between baths for the family (4 people). Other minor problems included no welcome pack meaning we had to try and work out how the various white goods worked (cooker,dishwasher,washing machine,etc), central heating (we had to contact the owner on this),no DVD as described which was a shame as we had brought DVD's to watch of an evening. Overall the cottage was quite pleasant and comfortable but we would not return as, in my opinion, it is not suitable for a family.



    out of 10

    We had a lovely break at the old forge. The cottage was extremely homely, even the Christmas tree was still up. My whole family love it, even my dogs settled in quickly which doesn’t normally happen. We we all sad to leave when our holiday ended.



    out of 10

    The Old Forge is a lovely cottage that is plenty big enough for 6 people. With lovely decor in a traditional setting it's a good base for travelling East or West in the area.



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