West Cottage, Southlands Farm

Hexham, Northumberland
+44 (0)1434 681464 / +44 (0)78764 55620
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On a healthy, happy farm this lovely cottage is warm and inviting for you, your children and your dog. Get back to nature and relax


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Enter a lovely, light, inviting space. 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).

You have your own outdoor space but the gardens here are lovely, filled with birds and wildlife and probably being roamed by one or two dogs and cats. You can also make friends with goats, pigs, ponies and the hens who provide your eggs. You can laze in the orchard on a lovely day but you’ll discover long white sandy beaches just a short drive away so pack yourselves a picnic and head off.

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. Pick up some delicious local produce and return to light the barbecue on long summer evenings.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking or cycling through such quiet and stunning countryside
  • Being lazy and letting your hosts deliver breakfasts and home-cooked suppers
  • Heading to the whitest, sandiest beaches for a day out
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You should know

  • The nearest shops are 8 miles away
  • There are other holiday cottages on site


  • 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

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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

Great walking or cycling start from the door but you're just a stone's throw from some of the most interesting parts of Hadrian's Wall, the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, which sprawls for almost 80 miles from the North Sea to the Irish Sea. Northumberland positively vibrates with castles, long white sandy beaches and history. Take a trip to the Farne Islands for puffin spotting by boat.

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

Dee is an artist with a studio on the property. She's also a keen gardener, florist (she runs courses) and cook. As well as rearing rare breed Dexter cattle, Charles restores classic cars and is an artist blacksmith - you'll find many examples of his work dotted about the gardens. He's also a keen fisherman and can arrange superb fly fishing for guests. They're keen on saving the planet too.