West Cottage, Southlands Farm

Hexham, Northumberland
+44 (0)1434 681464 / +44 (0)78764 55620

In a small row of cottages, a beautiful conversion. It's a brisk walk to a superb pub, or choose a homemade supper from the honesty freezer


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

What were once a byre and granary have been beautifully and sustainably converted into three cottages; this one has a patio off the living area. Enter a lovely, light, inviting space with heated floor tiles, linen furnishings, buttermilk walls, a colourful kilim, a wood-burner for cosiness. A soft-green kitchen at the far end is decked with sparkling new pans, an antique dresser holds pretty china and you eat at a pine table. Delightful hosts Charles and Dee leave you a generous hamper and can deliver a delicious full English or continental breakfast, too; reluctant cooks may choose a home-cooked supper from the honesty freezer. (There’s also a shop on site, selling their own pork and beef.) Immaculate bedrooms have wooden floors, wool blankets and grand views over all that bucolic bliss; bathrooms are white with fabulous showers. Tempting to sunbathe in the orchard on a lovely day but spread your wings and you’ll discover grand castles and beaches. A brisk 20-minute walk brings you to a pub with a foodie reputation, and there are some surprisingly good shops in Hexham and Corbridge. Top-notch!


  • 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
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Buy home-produced rare breed Dexter beef and pork sausages from the owners’ farm shop.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £43
Weekly price
from £300
1 Cottage for 4
From £432 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charles & Dee McGowan

  • We farm Dexter cattle, producing delicious mature beef, some of which we supply to The Feathers Inn (Another Sawdays gem) and some of which you can buy in the farm shop.
  • There are several walks from Southlands detailed in our welcome book as well as lots of local places and activities for you to go and do, which we will email you when you book.
  • When we have surplus veg we are happy to give them to guests.
  • You can walk across out fields to the pub.


Charles & Dee McGowan

Your friendly and energetic hosts don’t just confine their activities to running the farm. Dee is an artist with a studio in the courtyard and also enjoys gardening, flower arranging and cooking. Charles restores classic cars in his workshop and does some artisan blacksmithing on the side – look out for his ironwork in the cottages. He’s also a keen fisherman who can advise on fly-fishing on request.