Dunsdale House

Wooler and Cheviots, Northumberland National Park

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Once seen never forgotten! Totally unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife

You can book this property from:

  • £841 per week
  • £120 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 27 miles
  • Pub 11 miles
  • Shop 11 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

The nearest Bus stop is: Wooler Approx 13 miles
The nearest train station is: Berwick Upon Tweed Approx 30 miles
The nearest food shop is: Co-op Wooler 13 miles
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Wooler 13 miles
The nearest petrol station is; Wooler on main A697
The nearest Mobility equipment hire is: Berwick Upon Tweed 30 miles

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Private, directly next to property
For what sized cars? Any
Good space to unload once parked? Excellent
Number of spaces available: 5-6 cars
The parking surface is: Gravel
Distance to property from parking: Directly outside property door
Is parking level? Yes
Steps en-route to property entrance: None

Main entrance
How many entrances to property? 2
Door width is: Back door 730mm Front Door 780mm Utility entrance 720mm
Keyhole height is: Back door 1000 mm Front door 1000mm utility entrance 930mm
How many steps at entrance? 1 at each door

Living rooms
The flooring is: Carpet
The door width is: 701mm
Is there good space between the furniture? Yes
Is furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable

The flooring is: Tiled
The door width is: 701mm
The worktop height is: 930mm
Is the oven set high or low? Low
The fridge height is: Low
The freezer height is: Low
Is crockery stored high or low? High
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area? No

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 2 - Ground and upper, plus the annex is slightly lower than main house ground floor
The number of steps between floors is: 1 to utility room, 2 to annex plus 13 to upstairs
The flooring is: Carpet
The door widths are: 760mm and 760mm
Bed sizes are: 6ft 6Inches long
Is the bedroom furniture fixed or moveable? Moveable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The flooring is: Tiled in downstairs en-suites and cloakroom. Laminate in upstairs bathroom
The door widths are: Upstairs 701mm Downstairs 780mm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible bath/shower? No
Is there a ground floor WC? Yes
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room? Yes
Does the bath/shower have a fitted grab rail or handle? No
Is access to shower flat or a step over? All showers are step over into bath

Outdoor facilities
External areas are stepped or level? 1 step to patio area directly outside back door
Permanent seating is provided? Yes
Is there outside lighting? Yes
There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)
There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired.
Outside area fully fenced with 5 bar gate
There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features or steep areas.

Is there a landline for guests to use? Yes
Mobile reception details: None
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No
Any other information: Open coal fire in lounge.


This superbly renovated farmhouse nestles on the slopes of Cheviot and is surrounded by the most beautiful, totally unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The peace and tranquillity of the College Valley is unsurpassed. Visitors can walk out in every direction and spend a day in the hills with the knowledge that every comfort awaits their return, as the cottage is very well appointed and equipped. This is truly an idyllic hideaway, accessed by a private single track road, the nearest habitation being some distance away. The College Valley is an exceptional place, a magical hidden gem in today's world, once seen never forgotten; twelve cars are granted permits to use the private road system each day so traffic is unlikely to be a problem. The cottages are literally sitting on the foot of the Cheviot Massif in the National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. At night the only light is from the stars and moon. Northumberland National Park Authority, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society were awarded the title of Northumberland Dark Sky Park in December 2013, making Northumberland, Europe's largest Dark Sky Park. There are wild goats, deer, peregrine, buzzards, ravens, kestrels and many others. If you are quiet you may be lucky enough to see one of the most charming residents, the red squirrel. This is a perfect spot for all the countryside has to offer; walking, fishing, golfing, riding, cycling, bird-watching, historic houses, gardens, churches and castles or for driving the short distance to the coast where there are beautiful beaches, Holy Island and trips to the Farne Islands. Wooler is 13 miles, the village is friendly and offers a wide range of shops selling locally produced meat, bread and vegetables. There are several good pubs and restaurants in the area, nearest bar/restaurant 11 miles.


Ground floor - Spacious sitting room with open fire, Smart TV, DVD, video and CD radio/mp3 dock. 

Dining room. 

Well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen, tiled floor, dual fuel cooking range, microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge and freezer.  

Separate WC.  Large utility room, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1 - Super king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, bath with handheld shower and WC. 

Bedroom 2 - Twin beds (these beds are zip and link so can be made up as a super king bed on request when making a booking), en-suite bathroom, over bath shower and WC. 

First floor - Bedroom 3 - Twin beds (these are zip and link beds that can be made up as a super king bed on request when making a booking).

Bedroom 4 - Two small 4ft double beds.

Bathroom with WC. 


Electricity and oil central heating.  Logs for fire provided.  Telephone.  Travel cot and highchair available on request.  Shaver point.  Large enclosed garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue.  Off road parking.  Bar/restaurant 11 miles.  Shops/PO/pubs/restaurants/TIC 13 miles.  Duvets with linen and towels.  Dogs welcome in kitchen at an additional charge.  2 kennels with runs. 


This cottage is in the best location ever, everything is perfect inside and out.

Mr B,

Lovely cottage in an outstanding location. Well equipped and the most comfortable of beds

Mr W,

Gorgeous isolated cottage in a stunning location! Very comfortable and well equipped.

Mrs H,

Blissfully remote and tranquil. A really special place. Warm and welcoming, the cooker is great! A lovely family hideaway. Wildlife and nature with a comfortable cottage. Good for the soul!

Mrs S,

Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a stunning location. No noise or light pollution a perfect spot for taking in all nature has to offer.

Mrs J,

Absolutely fantastic cottage. Location perfect for walking, and not too far drive (15-20mins) to Wooller which is a lovely village with all amenities, (note no large supermarket). If you crave remoteness on the hills, this is the place to start from. Never saw more than 5 people on any of our 5 to 6 hour walks each day, and we had chosen (by mistake) half term week. The beach at Bamburgh Castle is just fantastic for dogs.

Mrs M,

Lovely location, very peaceful and the house was very clean & cosy. I stayed in the Schoolhouse previously then I booked Dunsdale House for a weekend away with my friends, everyone loved it, despite the weather we had a perfect weekend.

Mrs L,

Beautiful property, perfect location for those looking to relax in the evenings and enjoy the fabulous countryside location by day, excellent for walkers, with routes directly from the door. It's a fabulous property the owners have thought of all families needs, right down to the electric blankets un every bedroom, which were brilliant I must say, we visited in November for my 60th birthday so you can imagine low temperatures, but the property is very warm and cozy.

Mrs R,

Location superb fantastic accommodation

Mr C,

The cottage and location were stunning and we loved the surroundings and wildlife. It was beautifully quiet. If we were really picky, we couldn't get on with the showers. The grate was pretty mucky which we tried to clean and a frying pan was pretty yukky......probably passed cleaning. These are definitely small points. We had a really lovely time.

Mrs Gwyneth D,

This is the second time we have stayed in The College Valley, last year at The School house. Dunsdale is a much bigger property however the quality and standard remains the same, it is excellent. The house is presented beautifully and everything you need is provided. The towels and bed linen are of an exceptional standard and it was good night's sleep all round. If you're a fan of the outdoors and its solitude you seek, look no further, Dunsdale has it all. Already decided on a return visit next year. 10/10

Mr Martin D,

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Great for a walking holiday, very isolated so more time consuming if you are out and about. Totally worth it.

Mrs Johanna W,

Our perfect holiday. Location was superb. There are not many properties that are that remote, especially with such a high standard of facilities. The best holiday home we have stayed in to date.

Ms Jane L,

Efficient booking process and text reminders. Property was high standard and professionally managed.

Mrs Christine B,