See & Do


We might be off the beaten track, but there is certainly no lack of things to see and do in the area.  Here’s some suggestions and a few of the hidden treasures in the vicinity – some better known than others…


Close House Golf Course

Set in the beautiful and serene Tyne Valley, only seven miles outside the centre of Newcastle and nestled between the banks of the River Tyne and near the ancient remains of Hadrian’s Wall; the 250-year-old Close House estate has been lovingly formed into two of the best courses in the country. Close House has gainedContinue reading

Homes and Interiors Scotland

We are utterly delighted to have such a wonderful piece in Homes and Interiors Scotland.  Thank you Catherine Coyle for such a lovely write up, and Emily at Interior Design Studio Fantoush for making us so beautiful.  Please click here to read the full article.

Hexham Races

Hexham is the most northerly national hunt course, it boast a unique location based in the rolling hills of The Last Hidden Kingdom – Northumberland.  It hosts fifteen national hunt races throughout the year commencing in March and wrapping up in December.  It’s just 25 miles from us, via the A69, about 35 minutes away. Continue reading

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. At 73 miles it marches across northern Britain from sea to sea. The most famous of all the frontiers of the Roman empire, Hadrian’s Wall was made a World Heritage Site in 1987. Today you can explore the Wall’s rich historyContinue reading

Fishing on the Knarsdale Estate

Located on the upper reaches of the South Tyne in the open wooded valley, the 2.5 miles of double bank fishing is quite the hidden gem.  Most of the pools are easily accessible and wading is not required.  It’s predominantly a spate river and can actually be fished in very high water as long asContinue reading