Greystead Old Church

Hexham, Northumberland
+44 (0)1434 240244
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£450 - £750
per night
£1300 - £2500
per week

A converted 19th-century church in the Northumberland National Park with beautiful stained-glass windows and a restored tower


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£450 - £750 per night

£1300 - £2500 per week

The Experience

The church sits in the North Tyne Valley with the riverbank just yards away for paddling, salmon fishing and picnics – it’s a grand spot surrounded by dry stone walls and many sheep. Step over the stone porch into a large, flagged hall, down a corridor and into the sitting room with the Pre-Raphaelite Victorian stained-glass windows and a wood-burner. Lovely to sit here quietly looking at the original floor tiles and examining the stained glass. Comfortable bedrooms with antique furniture and bathrooms are on this floor too.

Up the open-plan oak staircase to the mezzanine where you’ll probably spend most of your time. A Neptune kitchen has a massive central island for sharing the cooking, the wooden table is just built for convivial meals, there are more seating areas and a stunning view over the churchyard. Books, games and a big TV mean if you’re stuck indoors you’ll still be in holiday mood.

Through the churchyard and into the Old Rectory garden you have your own fenced garden for barbecues and fun. Or stargazing.

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We think you'll love

  • Arriving and realising that this is all yours for the duration of your stay
  • Cooking, chatting, playing games, making holiday memories in the big space upstairs
  • Visiting Kielder for the full stargazing experience. Booking ahead essential
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You should know

  • Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom
  • The sunken lawn, wild garden and stargazing platform are shared with guests in the Coach House


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £450
Weekly price
from £1300
1 Cottage for 8
From £4504 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 3 nights. Can be booked alongside with The Coach House (sleeps 6) to accommodate groups up to 14.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


What a lovely place to stay… BEAUTIFUL setting, very comfortable house (with everything you could need in the kitchen), friendly people and a stunning area of the country. Perfect for dogs too. We will be back!

Naomi, Hereford

An imaginative conversion that combines relaxed modern living with a rich, and impressive, historic space. Good location for outdoorsy activities.

Helen, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Bellingham is the nearest village (five miles) for shopping, cafés, pubs and Tea on the Train at the Heritage Centre. Kielder is four miles away for England's largest forest and Northern Europe's largest man-made lake – big! Here you can walk, cycle, follow sculpture trails, visit the Birds of Prey Centre, take a ferry across the lake or enjoy water sports, as well as book a session in the Observatory.

Local points of interest from Anne Monroe

  • Hexham is an historic market town clustered around the Abbey, with independent shops, a museum, antique and book shops, cinema, arts centre, walks along the Tyne, fishing, golf and many other activities all within the town or very close by.
  • Northumberland National Park covers parts of the Hadrian's Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site and the International Dark Skies Park, stretching north to Wooler and skirting the border with Scotland.
  • Hadrian's Wall is Britain’s greatest Roman monument and World Heritage Site. Stretching 73 miles from North Sea to Solway Firth, the Wall is the backbone to Hadrian’s Wall country, with stunning countryside & picturesque villages.
  • Historic Corbridge is another charming market town along the banks of the Tyne. Several castle and country houses are within easy reach of the property.
  • The International Dark Skies Park covers an area of 572 square miles (nearly 1,500 square kilometres), making it Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association in 2013.
  • Completed in AD678, Hexham Abbey is one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England​ and remains at the heart of the town to this day. Discover treasures and artefacts that span the ages, climb the centuries-old Night Stair or explore the Anglo-Saxon Crypt.


Anne Monroe

Anne grew up at Greystead Old Rectory and then went to work in London. She is a former museum and art gallery curator and has experience of freelance exhibition curation, including at the National Portrait Gallery. She returned here with husband Bill in 1989 and has brought up her children here. She will meet and greet you and can give any advice you need about making the most of your holiday.