Newt Cottage at Hunting Hall

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
+44 (0)1289 388652
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Wild Northumberland awaits beyond your garden at this eco-friendly cottage on a beautiful organic farm where you’re encouraged to explore


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Tucked away in a remote part of the county is the most well-cared for farm with the friendliest owners. You’ll also meet rare-breed pigs, donkeys, geese, peacocks and hens. There are acres of farmland, beautifully traditional, as well as farm trails, an orchard, and a shepherd’s hut in the meadow for extra guests.

Inside you’ll find a roaring fire, fresh flowers from the garden, window seats in deep stone walls, cosy feather duvets and organic cotton sheets, plus Karen’s delicious cake on arrival.

Wide views look out over green countryside. Holy Island, Bamburgh and the Farne Isles are wonderfully close and coastal paths along cliffs and beaches will tempt walkers. The cottage overlooks a glorious country garden with a small gate to a meadow and a stream. No light pollution means if the skies are clear you’ll see plenty of stars at night.

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We think you'll love

  • The soothing peace and quiet
  • Tom and Karen's warm welcome
  • Discovering this remote, beautiful part of the country
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You should know

  • The cottage isn't suitable for those with mobility problems


  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm Friday
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.


Nightly price
from £55
Weekly price
from £381
Minimum stay: 7 nights; 3 nights in low season.
1 Cottage for 3
From £553 beds2 bedrooms


Such a delightful place to stay. Peaceful, natural, comfortable. The cottage itself is divine, so cosy and relaxing with fantastic bed linen and a fully stocked kitchen. Close to beaches, towns and inland walks with plenty to see on and around the farm. Karen is the perfect hostess, offering tea and home made cake on arrival, plus a basket of local goodies. Highly recommend Newt Cottage.

Lisa, Maidenhead

For our first visit to Northumberland, we could not have chosen a nicer cottage than Newt Cottage. It is a good size, very comfortable and comprehensively equipped. All the goodies in the welcome pack were much appreciated. Karen & Tom are lovely to chat to, despite busy lives. They have done amazing things to encourage wildlife and an appreciation of the countryside - it is a beautiful and tranquil place to wander around. The location is good for tourism, or just chilling out, and a lovely village pub is walkable via fields & tracks. We loved our stay. Thank you Karen & Tom.

Ian, Berkshire

Here we are again. Back for the fourth time and by no means our last...It's like our second home here at Newt Cottage. Karen and Tom are really special people who make a difference to the land, environment and to people they meet (like us)....Northumberland is without doubt a beautiful, special place. Hunting Hall is our bolt home. Thank you both so much for all you do. We strive to live as eco friendly as possible. Being here is definitely where we find peace.

Nicholas, Wallasey

The perfect place for a ‘get away from it all’ ‘chill-out’ break – cottages extremely well equipped with loads of information about the area – great garden space to sit outside and enjoy the view or for children to run off steam – and an extremely warm welcome from Karen and Tom – not to mention Karen’s delicious home-made cake awaiting your arrival!

Mary, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You’ll find a magical farm trail through woodland to a bird hide and a pond for dipping. Seats along the way overlook a bird scrape, organic meadow and a wildflower area. Over 100 heritage fruit trees have been planted in a community orchard which has fabulous sea views. It’s an easy walk across fields to the village corner shop and the Black Bull pub. Berwick is 8 miles or drive to Holy Island and shop for Lindisfarne oysters and Northumberland cheese. Walkers can tackle the Cheviot Hills.

Local points of interest from Karen Burn

  • Our farm trail winds through beautiful countryside, past woodlands and wild areas rich with wildflowers, to a pond with bird hide and dipping platform. We’ve planted a community orchard of heritage fruit trees and rare breed sheep graze our organic meadows
  • Standing in a young wildflower-sown orchard, overlooking an organic sheep meadow stands our beautiful new shepherd’s hut. Revel in cosy luxury before the hobbit stove in the stillness of a star- studded evening and discover something magical!
  • Visit the island of Lindisfarne, once an important centre of English Christianity. In the stillness of evening voices of seals resting on sand banks drift across the water to the island. A castle rises out of the rock, once guarding the harbour entrance.
  • Northumberland’s beautiful sandy beaches are overlooked by spectacular castles. Enjoy an evening excursion to Bamburgh where the great castle illuminates the sparkling sand, whilst out at sea island lights glint and glimmer – an enchanting experience.
  • The wild Cheviot Hills offer breath-taking views of untamed moorland. Walks starting in beautiful valleys with tumbling clear streams, quickly rise onto bracken covered slopes grazed by native sheep. Pause by a sun-warmed wall and enjoy the wildness.
  • It’s a lovely walk to Cuthbert’s Cave where the monks carrying St Cuthbert’s remains are said to have rested beneath the rocky outcrop. Nestled in the shade of woodland along a track lined with daffodils, the cave offers peace and a place of wonder.


Karen Burn

Tom and Karen place the preservation of their beautiful environment at the heart of what they do. They raise organic sheep and rare breed pigs on their farm and are determined to make everything run in as eco-friendly a way as possible, as well as giving a little back to the community: they’ve made a heritage orchard for the local village and worked with community groups on all sorts of green projects. Tom’s the third generation to live at Hunting Hall and Karen holidayed here as a child, so they’ve got lots of good tips about where to go and what to see.