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Scotchcoulthard Farm is situated four miles north of Hadrian's Wall between Steel Rigg and Cawfields. The farm is a set within 180 acres and is surrounded by splendid scenery with magnificent views and not another inhabited dwelling in sight. There are three self-catering cottages (sleeping one to 6) and a BnB twin room with en-suite shower. Dogs are very welcome at Scotchcoulthard and there is no restriction on number or extra cost. In one of the out buildings there is a games room with 3/4 snooker table, table tennis, books, games, toys and DVD's. There is also an indoor heated pool on from Easter until October. Scotchcoulthard has traditional hay meadows running down either side of the drive which are not cut until late July allowing many wild flowers to be seen and ground nesting birds. Guests are free to roam at will on the farm and and also on the surrounding land, which comprises of forest and common land. At night there is little or no light pollution so on a clear night the view of the sky is fantastic.
Two of the cottages are three bed-roomed and sleep six. However both have space for an extra bed and one has a truckle bed to sleep a child. The third cottage is a one bedroom cottage with the beds as a super king or twin. All cottages have wood burning stoves and central heating. The larger two have washing machines and dish washers and all have access to a laundry room.
The BnB room has twin beds and an en-suite shower. It is often booked as an overspill to the cottages but can be booked independently. However, breakfast is not offered as there is a microwave, portable electric hob in the room and access to a gas oven if required. If guests want any shopping purchased for their arrival that can be arranged.
Periodically there are farm animals including hens, sheep, cows and pigs. When available there is meat produce and eggs from the farm for purchase.
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; squirrels live in the surrounding forest along with badgers, deer, buzzards, foxes and many others.