Rural House Retreat

Morpeth, Northumberland
Bed & Breakfast

Traditional stone Northumberland farmhouse with beautiful, open countryside views. Immaculate rooms with flowers and proper tea trays


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

A Georgian farmhouse snoozing in the Meldon Park Estate with gardens, paddocks, a little orchard and woods around it. Step inside to a thoroughly relaxing home and feel like the cat that got the cream. Everything shines – antique and modern furniture, the polished wood floors, big bunches of flowers, the fine linen on handmade mattresses.

Guests stay in their own part of the house: four bedrooms (one downstairs) with sofa or armchairs, an airy sitting room and a large dining hall with a log-burner. Judy lives at the other end and she makes whatever you feel like for breakfast – there’s an assortment of cereals, fruit, yogurt and different breads followed by either a full cooked, or perhaps smoked salmon and scrambled egg or avocado topped with a poached egg.

Take a glass of wine outside on a summer’s evening and listen to the birdsong and murmurings from sheep, cows and horses. Then it’s only a 15-minute walk to a pub for supper.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so well looked after by Judy - she's thought of everything
  • Sinking into such an indulgently crisp and comfortable bed
  • The feeling of a retreat but not being too far from town
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You should know

  • Three bedrooms have separate bathrooms, one is en suite
  • Visiting dogs sleep in the boot room


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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
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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £110
1 Double
From £120
2 Doubles
From £110
1 Double
From £120



This is a beautiful house in a lovely, peaceful rural location. Our room was very comfortable and the bathroom was gorgeous. Judy is lovely and serves the most delicious breakfasts. Highly recommend.

Isabel, Edinburgh

The 'Rural Retreat' B&B was certainly worth seeking out. Judy is very friendly and accommodating, lovely rooms, beautiful setting and the breakfast and service was excellent. This place is immaculate and Judy is so concientious. If you're in the Northumberland area and want a truly peaceful getaway, then stay here!

Sandra, Ornex, France

A beautiful house in the centre of stunning countryside with everything thought of that you would want for a relaxing break - perfectly situated for easy access to everything the beautiful county of Northumberland has to offer: castles, beaches, wide-open spaces, historical sites and delicious local food.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're in the countryside five miles from Morpeth, a lively market town. The nearest pub for food is the Dyke Neuk, a mile away in Meldon; or try The Beresford Arms, Whalton, about four. Visiting all the castles and historic houses, walking, birdwatching, having a day out in Newcastle (15 miles) will keep you busy for days. Warkworth, Bamburgh and long beaches are a bit further.

Local points of interest from Judy Powney

  • Some lovely National Trust properties nearby, including Cragside house and gardens near Rothbury (30-minute drive) and nearby Wallington Hall with cycle trail and walled gardens (10 minutes)
  • Shooting enthusiasts have plenty of options, including Bywell shooting grounds (20-minute drive) for clay pigeon shooting
  • You can reach the Northumberland Coast AONB in half an hour; visit Bamburgh in the north and Alnwick market town - Harry Potter fans will love a day trip to Alnwick Castle, where much of the movies were filmed
  • Take the train to Newcastle in 20 minutes for days out - free parking at the train station


Judy Powney

Judy has enjoyed every step of creating Rural House. She’d been planning it for a long time, and she feels that all the things that she loves - interior design, gardening, being the host to family and friends and cooking - have been rolled up into one highly enjoyable job. She hopes guests love it as much as she does.