Hillview is one of two cottages we offer (Woodside - H764 is the other), situated in complete tranquility at the end of a 'no through road' in the depths of the Kent countryside, five miles south of historic Rochester.
Built of green oak with imaginative use of locally crafted wrought iron work, the cottage is timber framed with the ceiling in the bedroom being particularly spectacular.
Designed very much as a small, country 'hideaway' this really is an ideal place if you're looking for somewhere to retreat to for complete peace and quiet.
Great use has been made of the available living space and all the rooms are well equipped for their size.
What makes this cottage unique is that it lies in a tiny hamlet known locally as Dode which was virtually wiped out by The Black Death in the 14th century.
All that remains of the original village is the small, former, Norman church, which was last used as a place of worship in 1367, then deconsecrated.
Restored in the Victorian era, it is now a popular venue for civil wedding ceremonies.
The site as a whole is steeped in ancient history, details of which can be obtained from the owner, who is an expert on the subject.
One double bedroom.
Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC.
Open plan living area with dining area, sitting area and wood burning effect electric fire.
About the location
Otterburn 5 miles; Bellingham 11 miles; Carter Bar 11 miles; Keilder Water 20 miles.
The historical little village of Rochester, which dates back to Roman times, sits in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, just ten miles from the border with Scotland at Carter Bar. This area was set at the very edge of the Roman Empire and the remains of the fort of Bremenium, built to protect the important road of Dere Street, form part of the village green. Rochester is surrounded by stunning rolling hills and moorland, and lies close to the banks of the River Rede, offering some of the best salmon and trout fishing in England. Visitors will find a good local pub and restaurant, The Redesdale Arms, and what is affectionately known as The Last Café in England, The Camien. There are endless opportunities for walking and cycling from the village, whilst watersports including canoeing, sailing and water skiing can all be enjoyed at nearby Keilder Water. Five miles south lies Otterburn, the former home of a busy weaving industry, and the popular attraction of Otterburn Mill marks the village's historic past. Nearby Bellingham, built predominantly from local stone and slate, houses a handful of shops, pubs and tea rooms and a highly-regarded 18-hole golf course. Visit the majestic stately homes of Wallington Hall and Cragside, or the significant market town of Alnwick, with its stunning castle and gardens, which can be found in just under an hour’s drive should you fancy a day trip. Rochester is a superb location for a relaxing holiday all year round.
Note: This property is unsuitable for children under 7 years due to open stairs.
Note: electricity on £1/£2 coin-in-slot meter.
Note: Access to bedroom via steep stairs may be unsuitable for those with unlimited mobility.