Fox Cottage



(49 Reviews)

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Fox Cottage is a stylish and comfortable home containing everything you could need for a relaxing stay in Northumberland, including an enclosed garden which catches the sun. You’ll find high quality items throughout Fox Cottage which is finished to a great standard. The village of Bellingham offers great pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as a gift shop, an old train station tearoom, the Hareshaw Linn waterfalls and a 18 hole golf course. The Heritage Centre is the local museum, a short walk from Fox Cottage, and Kielder Water is less than 20 minutes away by car.


Property Details

The Space
On the ground floor, you’ll find the colourful open plan kitchen and dining area, as well as the warming living room. Super cosy and welcoming, there is wallpaper that reflects the local scenery, and a flat screen TV so it will certainly feel like your home from home. With a lounge style corner sofa and a matching footstool which is equally useful as a coffee table, this is the perfect spot to retreat to on an evening.

Elegant and sophisticated, the kitchen has a combination of blue and green coloured cabinets and light worktops, all with a wooden appearance. Fully equipped for all self-catering stays, the house has a washer, dishwasher, oven, refrigerator and microwave.

Also in this room is the dining area which includes a rectangular wooden table, three dining chairs and a bench.

Outside you’ll find a cosy enclosed yard. With outdoor plants, seating and a table, this area has been carefully designed to maximise the space.

Head upstairs to the first floor and you’ll arrive at the three bedrooms and the family bathroom. Warm and snug, the master bedroom has a blue feature wall with stylish furnishings and wooden flooring. The comfy king-size bed boasts plush bedding and linens as well as luxury soft furnishings. A private bathtub completes the space.

The second bedroom with its brick-style wall also has a king-size bed, whilst the third bedroom at Fox Cottage is a comfy double.

The bathroom has the same tidy look as the rest of the house. There is a spacious walk in shower, a bathtub, WC, and a basin. Contrasting perfectly with the light blue cladding, there are naturistic tiles added to create a seriously cool look.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Fox Cottage is located in the peaceful village of Bellingham in beautiful Northumberland. Located 15 miles from Hexham, you’re well located to explore all that the region has to offer. You'll have close links to Kielder Water and the Northumbria National Park.

Bellingham is an old-style village in a riverside setting, as well as spectacular countryside. Home to hidden waterfalls, secrets of St Cuthbert and walking routes in abundance, beautiful Bellingham’s idyllic setting makes for a peaceful escape. Sitting on the banks of the North Tyne, stone cottages adorned with ivy sit around every corner, oozing that stereotypical English village charm.

Getting Around
Bellingham is within 45 minutes’ drive time of other popular Northumberland destinations such as Hexham, Otterburn, Haydon Bridge and Prudhoe so it’s perfectly located for exploring.

Haydon Bridge train station is a 30-minute drive from Bellingham with regular services to Newcastle and Hexham, as well as Carlisle.

Hop on the 680 bus which travels to Hexham and has stops in Acomb and Wall.

  • Dryer
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Desk
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • EV charger
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe box.

There is private on-site parking for two vehicles at Fox Cottage.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(49 Reviews)



Clean, comfortable, warm wee house. Lots of pots/pans, crockery, enough cutlery and basic utensils. Big comfortable beds and lots of good quality towels. Telly and Wi-Fi were both good though some instructions would have helped with the former. Friendly, helpful neighbours and lovely village. There was no drier which was disappointing as it was listed. We did not use the baths but the shower was plenty powerful and the water good and hot, though the shower screen was a bit short so as a result the bath-mat ended up a bit soggy. The enclosed front garden is a safe area for dogs and kids and would be a nice place to sit in the summer. We visited in an overcast week in January and felt that downstairs would benefit from some lamps or down lighters.<br/>Agent responded promptly when alerted to an issue with the bins not getting emptied. Hopefully that has been dealt with for future guests.<br/>We would recommend the property and the area. We would stay there again - a great wee holiday.



Just a couple of observations, maybe improve the lighting not great over mirrors. And have the microwave checked as got very hot on outside casing switched it off and didn’t use again. Apart from those couple of thing great place.<br/>Thanks



Stayed two nights at this air bnb. The place is beautifully presented. It’s managed by an agent and not the owners. The paying for a deposit adds another cost or admin layer for you to think about. With it being managed by an agent there is not much kitchen essentials there. There was no oil or washing up liquid. The place is 30 seconds from the local pub. Bellingham is a small village but was close to the observatory and kielder national park.



Clean. Newly renovated. Comfortable. Got everything you want.<br/>Nothing. Maybe a little washing up liquid provided would be helpful.



Very good



A very nice clean and quiet property with a lovely comfy bed, nice shower, comfy sofa, and my wife loved the standing bath<br/>We were both very happy with the property thanks



Lovely cottage, everything you need and nicely presented/decorated.



Cosy house. Comfortable beds. Private parking space. A minute away from the co-op and the pharmacy. Location is good as a base to explore the national parks in the area. Coffee machine was broken down and the owner brought us a brand new one.<br/>Overpriced. I paid around 210 pounds per night and the fair cost is around a 110. Requested bigger pot and wok but the management refused. Cleaning could have been better (cobwebs can be seen in bathrooms and rooms).



The layout was good and the furnishing very very nice.<br/>Every room was dusty had to clean all eating plates and utensils ass they where greasy.<br/>No cleaning clothes or solution for work tops and bath.<br/>Just a little attention to detail like salt and pepper pots just little this thing. <br/>Every Cottage I have stayed in do a little welcome pack like, bread jam milk biscuits etc. <br/>Little things help the stay.



The location was perfect for us as we were attending a wedding in otterburn. <br/>It is decorated to a high standard. The quirky little bath in the bedroom has raised a smile. Comfy beds and sofa. Plenty of room for 6 guests.<br/>The cleanliness could have been better, quite dusty in places particularly underneath things.

Heather T.


Situated in very nice village, good facilities in cottage, wifi good, clean and well situated to walk to shops and pubs



Decorated lovely, clean<br/>Late check in if 4pm and very early check out of 10am. We reported a problem with a leak with bathroom sink and they sent a plumber at 9am the morning of check out despite requesting them waiting until we checked out at 10am as had 4 children with us to get ready to leave property. We had said 9am no problem if we could have a little bit of a later check out but refused. Also £90 cleaning fee is very excessive especially since they message and ask you to make sure it is left clean before leave. Also had to pay an extra £25 on top of fee we paid or allow them to hold £250 on a card which we were not aware of.



Beautiful house and a lovely area.<br/>A few little areas of cleanliness went under the radar, but nothing that couldn't be sorted, nothing major at all.

Pamela S.


Comfortable and good location within walking distance to village centre



great place for a base for exploring the nearby area. Lovely village with good amenities and walks in close proximity to the accommodation. House it self was very comfortable and well decorated, with a homely feel to it. It had everything we needed in it. Would recommend.



Great stay, <br/>House was very nicely decorated and clean.<br/>It’s in a great location only a few minutes walk from the centre of Bellingham.



Beautiful house. Perfect location



everything was fine<br/>chips on some of the crockery ,and the nespreso coffee maker not working but in no way deal breakers though



House was in a quiet location and was clean and comfortable. Ideal for what we required.<br/>Small point and the same with most places we stay - no washing up liquid



House was nice and clean, lovely surroundings.



Great stay!



It was exceptionally clean, comfortable and easy to live in. Nothing was wrong. Bellingham is a lovely place to stay.<br/>I did not like the policy of charging for potential damage or breakages. It cost me an extra €30 for not hurting anything in the property.. I find this policy of the interface company iniquitous and I shall never knowingly use them again. I thought I was with but it turned out to be Host and Stay. Their additional charges for cleaning etc were very high also. Their downloaded information was also not adequate for local amenities nor for where the utility cupboard key was located. I repeat the cottage itself was superb but the agents far less so.



The house was easy to find. Pictures were a great representation of the property. Lovely quirky decor. The roll top baths were amazing! <br/>Great toiletries, bedding and towels were all lovely quality and spotless.<br/>Loved being able to walk into the village. we rent a lot of properties and the quality of this one along with the service from Host & Stay we will definitely book here again and use them in the future where possible.<br/><br/>Had drinks at the Cheviot Hotel which were reasonable priced and lovely log fire. Had a takeaway from Happy Valley which was fantastic and breakfast from Fountain Cottage which again was amazing.<br/><br/>Bellingham is a fantastic little village with a lot to offer and close to so many wonderful places in Northumberland.






Newly renovated, clean, well appointed, comfortable beds and warm. Hand over process was easy. <br/>Large rooms with comfy beds. Good sofas and a decent TV with streaming services.<br/>Wifi worked fine. <br/>Really nice house - have booked it again for later in the year.<br/>Not sure the damage deposit/waiver policy thing is really necessary - but I went with it and paid my £25 extra<br/>For the kitchen, Please could we have a grill pan, a plastic spatula so as not to damage the non stick pans<br/>For the bathroom - a small shelf to put wash bag, razor etc on as there isn't anywhere.<br/>Slight smell of oil from the boiler in the kitchen



Everything was perfect for our stay - the location ideal for sight seeing and wedding event in Kielder Water. <br/>(On a very minor note, it would perhaps benefit from some hanging space for outdoor coats, maybe behind the kitchen door ?<br/><br/>Thank you



Really great Airbnb! Super location with everything you need in the village, and a great place to stay. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable furniture. We would definitely recommend. <br/>Just a side note, you have to pay a deposit on top of quoted price. It is written in the Airbnb description but I’d missed it.



Great stay in a beautiful home. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, including dog bowls, which supported our Christmas stay very well. The host kindly put up a Christmas tree too, which was such a nice touch. Beds were a little hard and make sure to bring basic amenities like toilet roll (which wasn't very clear), but these are very small things which did not overshadow a lovely stay at a beautiful home. There is also a gorgeous hike up to a waterfall very near the house, which was so enjoyable! Thank you for a lovely stay.



Very good



Great house, decorated and fitted out to a really good standard. Comfy beds, sofa and kitchen containing everything you need all in a great location for country walks and pubs.<br/>Just be aware of the additional damage deposit and admin fee you have to fill in additional forms for and pay ... the booking process isn't as easy as I've experienced with private hosts.



We had a lovely stay this weekend. The house was beautiful and really cost with a couple of lovely baths (which my partner enjoyed. <br/><br/>Cannot fault the location and some lovely local places to eat. <br/><br/>Stay here and you won’t be disappointed. We stayed in Bellingham as we’d booked to go to the Kielder Observatory which was only 30mins away (drive) so really handy.



Very nicely appointed property with a great location. For exploring the surrounding areas.



Deco was great<br/>Basically we are family of 5. 2 adults and 3 kids and when they eat they make a bit of a mess with cereal. There was no hover or dust pan and brush. So we lived in house without being able to tidy ourselves. Also, the cleaning bill which is a quarter of the cost of accomodation is too high at £90.



love the decorations and comfy most things ready to use<br/>few spiders left hanging in kitchen



Beautiful, clean and very comfortable house in the charming village of bellingham. Well placed for visiting kielder forest and observatory and the local bakery! 6 of us stayed and we all enjoyed ourselves. Outside space also a bonus. would recommend lovely walk up to local waterfall



Well furnished and clean property that had all the appliances and little features that make the place comfortable. very well done place. enjoyed our stay



Beautiful decor , interior designers dream ! Great house



This is a beautiful wee cottage in a very picturesque village. We really enjoyed our stay here, and would recommend it!



Fox Cottage made for a really relaxing and peaceful stay - a luxurious mix of country cottage and boutique hotel with decor I wanted to take home. We had fantastic weather too - totally contrary to the forecast - so it was too warm to try out the master bedroom’s bath; we’ll have to book in again when it’s colder! The kitchen was really well equipped but we chose to eat out most of the time. The cottage is slap bang in the middle of the village so you can just walk to the pubs, shops and cafes - a perfect location. Spot on communication from the property managers too. Thanks!



The cottage is situated in a lovely place and everyone was really friendly. We would book again for next year.<br/>I did cook during our stay and would benefit from a new frying pan. My son was upset as there was no dvd player.



A beautifully furnished house in the heart of Bellingham.



Great stay, beautiful interiors inside. Definitely recommend but car is needed to drive around areas. Not much to do in the local village if you’ve children / family .



great location, nice decor, comfortable<br/>the upstairs bathroom had a leak on the second night and we had to turn off the stop cock. this meant we had no water for drinking or washing the next day.



what a great stay. perfect location with parking for our 2 cars. the property has been updated to a very high with some very cool and individual futures. such as a bath in one of the bedrooms. even better when we were able to bring our spaniel with us to, who also enjoyed the trip and the air bnb. we would highly recommend this stay, certainly not the cheapest for what we got, but not over priced either.



We stayed at Fox Cottage for the Jubilee weekend. It was lovely and clean, very comfortable<br/>and had everything you could possibly need. It is very conveniently situated for shops, pubs and all local amenities and even the weather was kind to us. I would return without hesitation.



Beautiful spot in a lovely little village. It’s really in the middle of nowhere though up in the hills, so good transport is essential to other stuff!



Such a nice wee quaint place. Just what we needed. Defo recommend. Looking forward to next time



Clean, attractively decorated, and brilliantly situated, we loved our stay here and will be visiting again soon!



Stay here for the beautiful interiors. Felt like such a treat for the family plus everyone was really comfortable. In a pretty village as well. Definitely recommend.

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