Old Railway Cottage, Coanwood, NE49 0QT

Coanwood, United Kingdom
  based on 8 reviews
  •   10
  •   4
  • SQM 1
  •  wifi
  •  Parking


Sleeps 10 - 4 bedrooms - 1 snug (sleeps 2) - 2 bathrooms - large living space - enclosed garden - pet friendly  


Old Railway Cottage is a Featherstone Estate property and can be found beside the old South Tynedale Railway and Lambley Viaduct which opened in 1842 and closed to trains in 1976. The cottage is approximately a 6 mile drive from Haltwhistle where you can find an array of amenities, local services and transport routes. Renovated to a very high standard, this luxury cottage is perfect for larger groups or multiple families holidaying together. 

The cottage and its garden are enclosed making it perfect for those travelling with dogs. The gravelled area to the front of the property provides space for 2 cars to park and there is additional parking close by.


The small entrance hall leads off to the kitchen on the right and to the annex on the left. The kitchen is an extension off the main cottage with a high sloping ceiling and Velux windows. This well equipped kitchen provides a beautiful light and spacious place for guests to cook delicious meals. There is a fridge and freezer (freezer is in the annex), toaster, kettle, microwave, oven and dishwasher. Tea, coffee, sugar and basic condiments are supplied. Down the steps is a dining room with a breakfast area and a large table with space for everyone to sit and enjoy their meal. 

Once everyone is fed, head through to the living room to continue the festivities. With its comfy sofas, bean bags and electric stove set in a stone fireplace this provides the perfect setting for a comfy evening of your choosing. You can enjoy the evening either watching the television (freeview), listening to the radio on the amazon echo speaker or playing board games which the cottage has a selection of. 

The small double bedroom (also known as the snug) leads off the living room down 2 steps and is perfect for those who need ground floor accommodation but are able to manage the few steps the ground floor of the cottages has. This room can easily double as a quite space or reading room if there are not 10 guests staying at the cottage, we will leave the room made up with a sofa. You can request your preference when you book.

The porch leads into the garden and has beautiful carved pews on either side. Here is the perfect location to snuggle up with a drink and a comfy blanket on cooler evenings to watch the sun set over the beautiful surrounding countryside. The garden which surrounds the whole cottage has a patio area with a table, chairs and a charcoal barbecue. The South Tyne Trail can be accessed through a gate to the right side of the garden. Upstairs there are 2 large king bedrooms and a twin room. The family bathroom has a bath and shower above. 


The annex to the left of the entrance hall has laundry facilities, including a washing machine and a dryer and a shower room with toilet on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a spacious and light double room with dressing table and full length mirror.

The cottage is tastefully decorated with blues and neutral colours to respect its age and is the perfect location for a UK get away.

Pets welcome with prior notification - dog cage, biscuits and food/water bowls are provided

Travel cot & high chair available - please request on booking 


Please note this property is for family accommodation and quiet events only - strictly no parties.

This property has CCTV. 


Local Information

The Old Railway Cottage is Featherstone Estate property and can be found beside the old South Tynedale Railway and Lambley Viaduct which opened in 1842 and closed to trains in 1976. The cottage is approximately a 6 mile drive from Haltwhistle where you can find an array of amenities, local services and transport routes. The Cottage lies on the South Tyne Trail walk which can take you either towards Slaggyford, where you can catch the train into Alston or along to Featherstone and The Wallace Arms pub (real ale pub) and further to Haltwhistle. Old Railway Cottage is ideally situated to allow access to either the Lake District with its many attractions, Newcastle for the extensive nightlife or, if you like your history Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda, House Steads and the Sill are just a 30 minute drive from the cottage.  


2 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room, 2 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 2 King bed, 1 Sofa bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, First aid kit, Smoke Detector
  • 2 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room, 2 Toilet
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Old Railway Cottage, Coanwood Haltwhistle, NE49 0QT , Coanwood, NE49 0QT, United Kingdom



On the A69 take the tuning that is signed posted Alston (A689), Halton Lea Gate & Coanwoood.

Following this road for approximately 3.5 miles until you come to the hamlet of Coanwood.  Past a school and row of houses situated on your left, take the second turning left with sign to Coanwood. Where the road forks take the left option. (sign that says Old Railway Cottage). Please take care on the track as it is not suitable for very low vehicles.

Pass through a farm gate – Please Close – 10mph max speed due to livestock (working farm)  

Continue along the track, until the end where you will find the cottage on your right. Gates open out onto the track to access, park and close gates. 

Please park inside the gates of the property (there is space for 2 cars). The gates must remain closed as the cottage is set on a working farm.

For additional parking, where the road forks, continue straight on and you will come to a small car park. The cottage is a short walk to the left up the old railway line and can be accessed via a gate. 

based on 8 reviews
Julian&Lucy (Suffolk )
Spacious & well appointed

Great location beside walking route and 2mins amble to river. Spacious, well appointed quality accommodation in rural location. Ideal for dogs with secure garden area. Perfect.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2020

Emma (Cheshire)

We have just spent a lovely three nights at this gorgeous property over new year. We are two families of five and there was plenty of space for us all. The cottage has been tastefully refurbished and decorated throughout with quality fittings and furnishings. In fact the photos don’t do it justice, it’s far nicer than it looks! The property was also extremely well equipped, everything had been thought of, down to a little party pack and dog treats! The cottage is quite remote but this was ideal for us. There are mainly beautiful walks right on the doorstep taking in Hadrians Wall and some stunning scenery. All in all this was just what we needed after Christmas and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage.

Group  |  stayed in 1/2020

Lovely House

A lovely house in a beautiful location with lots of lovely walks right on the doorstep. Hope to return in the near future.

Other  |  stayed in 8/2019

Not One To Be Missed!

Amazing home in such a perfect peaceful location, not one to be missed

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2019

Loved it and would definitely recommend.

This is a little gem in the heart of Northumberland, the cottage was absolutely beautiful as were the surroundings. The host was really helpful and left plenty of information for us to use so we could explore. Loved it and would definitely recommend.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2019

Beautiful Cottage

A tastefully decorated large cottage in a beautiful setting. Well equipped and spotlessly clean.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

Matthew Glover (United Kingdom)
Wonderful Rural Location

Beautiful cottage in a lovely rural location. 5 minutes walk to the viaduct with amazing views. Highly recommend it.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2019

Rich (United Kingdom)
Fantastic cottage for exploring

Great location to explore north pennines. The cottage is lovely with lots of nice extra touches to make staying even better.

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 5/2019

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