Scotchcoulthard Farm and Self-Catering Holiday Cottages is situated four miles north of Hadrian's Wall in The Northumberland National Park
at its most spectacular part. It is halfway between Carlisle and Hexham on the edge of Wark Forest which leads into Kielder Forest. It is necessary to cross the wall to
reach Scotchcoulthard and the sites of Housesteads, Vindolanda and The Roman Army Museum are only a short distance away.
Although remote, Scotchcoulthard is not isolated. It is possible to be parked in The Metro Centre, Newcastle, Carlisle, The Lake District or Scotland within the hour.
Set on a small farm within 180 acres it is surrounded by splendid scenery with magnificent views and not
another inhabited dwelling in sight.
Scotchcoulthard is four miles away from The Military Road (B6318 which runs parallel to Hadrian's Wall). The last farm you pass is two miles away. If you want to really 'get away from it all' it is ideal. For those who prefer a more populated area it is not ideal! The farm track from the road is ½ mile long and can be a bit rough at times. However if taken slowly it is fine.
Dogs are welcome and our own dogs will welcome you. There is no extra charge
and no restriction on number. For those who love dogs but don't have any, our dogs are happy to step into the breach!
Naturally there is plenty of wildlife. Red squirrels live in the surrounding forest along with badgers, deer, buzzards, foxes and many others.
The nearest town of Haltwhistle (named Centre of Britain) is seven miles away. It has a couple of supermarkets and local shops for most essentials. It has its own unique history including a 13th century church with stained glass windows made by William Morris & Co. in 1872. The windows were the work of Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown and Philip Webb who were Pre-Raphelite artists.
There are many walks in and around Haltwhistle with two walking festivals a year.
A burn running through Haltwhistle has a spectacular walk through beautiful scenery.
There is a Swimming and Leisure Centre with outdoor pool open from Easter until September.
There is a train station and bus service including the Hadrian's Wall bus that runs along The Military Road.
At night there is little or no light pollution so on a clear night the view of the sky is fantastic. The Northumberland National Park has been classified as a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark sky Association. We have had a 'sky quality test' done and get an average figure of 21.5. A reading of above 21 is classed as a dark sky area.
For those interested in astronomy please click here for more information.
Scotchcoulthard Farm & Self-Catering Holiday Cottages
Andrew and Susan Saunders
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