The Hemmel

Price from £720

For the romantics at heart…… perfect views with a touch of luxury.

Lovingly rebuilt from its original stone our luxury couples lodge is perfect for that extra special time away with the one you love whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or even thinking of proposing.

Hemmel (meaning visible skies, heaven) sits facing the east where the sun rises from behind your very own spectacular view of the hills. At night sit outside on the decking and revel in the wonders of our award winning ‘Dark Skies’ over a glass of champagne.

A luxury Hospitality basket full of local goodies, flowers by Lazy Lorris and a bottle of Berry Bros & Rudd Sparkling wine greats you on arrival along with bread, milk, eggs and butter popped away in the kitchen.

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Sleeps 2
1 Bedroom
Pet Friendly

The Hemmel sitting in its own little plot is the perfect base to explore beautiful Northumberland, the Norths biggest secret. Shhh!

Return home and relax in front of the log burner fuelled by wind felled logs from the land. Sustainable solar and wind power, the freshest water from our bore hole adds to an off-grid experience, a return to nature and time to just be together.

The master bedroom houses a four poster Super King bed and a picture window allowing the sunrise or stary night skies to sleepily sooth your worries away.

The family bathroom is filled with luxury products from Penhaligon’s of London and soft Egyptian cotton towels can be found on the warm towel rail.

The open plan living space is stylishly furnished in warm creams and rustic wood furnishings and a second picture window frames those amazing views.

Step out onto your own private decking area and enjoy the rolling landscape of the Cheviot Hills over a romantic meal or just sit quietly with a good book and a glass of that lovely Berry Bros sparkling wine.

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Sitting Room

Please note that The Hemmel lounge furniture has now been upgraded to a Two-seater loaf sofa and one armchair. See Gallery for new photos. Flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for four. Wood burning stove.


Kitchen with granite work surfaces, gas hob, oven, large fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher since the off-grid power supply is unable to support both a dishwasher and washing machine.

Bedroom One

With fixed Super King size bed, side tables, club armchair, stool, wardrobe with hanging and a chest of draws.


Bath with separate walk-in shower, luxury marble double sink.

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LPG Gas central heating throughout the property with underfloor heating. Wood burning stove in the sitting room. Wind felled logs are provided and can be topped up from the log store.

Guest Amenities

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with luxury guest toiletries from Penhaligons of London. A hairdryer is provided.

Welcome Pack

Welcome Pack

With the help of Tully’s of Rothbury a gift bag of locally sourced products awaits you along with a bottle of Berry Bros & Rudd English sparkling wine. A vegan option is available.

Dog Friendly


Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a cost of £20 per dog per stay. They must be clean before access into the property and are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedroom.

Star Gazing Kits

Stargazing kits are available to hire at this property. The basket will include a flask for two, Choc Affair hot chocolate, Choc Affair chocolate bar, Northumberland Bakery cookies, two hot water bottles, Stargazing for Beginners guide, 2023 Guide to the Night Sky, a practical guide to the key constellations, 10×50 Binoculars, travel telescope, large picnic rug, and two fleece blankets.

Holistic Healing Cabin

Holistic Healing Cabin

Take some time to fully relax and rejuvenate with our fully qualified Complementary Therapist at The Holistic Healing Cabin. There are various treatments available, such as soothing aromatherapy massage, facials, reflexology, or crystal therapy to name a few. Further details will be sent to you before your arrival. Booking in advance

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request but please note that we do not supply mattresses or cot bedding.

Accessibility Statement

You can view our tailored Accessibility Statement for The Hemmel here.


Wi-fi and mobile coverage

We now have fibre broadband in each cottage and you will also find a good 4G signal with most mobile providers.



Our cottages are powered by solar trackers and wind turbines, water is pumped from two boreholes and filtered on-site, and two biowaste systems naturally treat and dispose of your wastewater.

Wind-felled logs from the land are used for our log stores and everything we do is as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. It is a different way of life which I am sure you will enjoy experiencing.


No Smoking or candles

The property is strictly non-smoking and due to new fire regulations candles are no longer permitted in the cottages.


You have your own private parking for two cars with one electric charger powered by solar which will only charge your car during the day.


Electric Car Charging

Your car charger is powered by the solar panels on the roof of your cottage. This means that you will only be able to charge your car during the day and not at night. We are not on the national grid so if you charge at night you will draw the power away from your cottage.

Our villages of Alwinton and Harbottle now have charging points outside the local inns and the food is great, so charging in the evenings couldn’t be nicer.  🙂

Access – Important

While the cottage is situated in a fabulous, secluded position, it is important to note that this is accessed by a three-mile-long Forestry Commission track which comprises loose gravel and cattle grids. This is steep in places and care should be taken, especially during the winter months, as any adverse weather can leave the track rutted. Please drive slowly paying particular attention to the road surface. Sports cars and low-suspension vehicles should be avoided. Please be advised that during the winter months of November through to March we recommend winter tyers and 4×4 vehicles. You will be climbing to 1400 feet above sea level and the extra grip is recommended. Please contact us if you have any concerns.


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Local amenities

A drive of 4 miles will take you into Harbottle where you will find our little local pub The Star Inn. The little village shop at the back can provide you with essentials and whilst there it is worth checking out their amazing menu! Takeaways are just the ticket if you don’t feel like cooking.

Thropton (12 miles) has two pubs including the highly regarded Three Wheat Heads, a traditional 300-year-old coaching inn which has a cosy lounge bar and fine dining restaurant serving a varied and interesting menu using fine local produce from the Coquet Valley. The village also has a Shell Spa and petrol station.

The charming village of Rothbury (14 miles) has a super selection of independent shops, galleries, pubs and cafes as well as a deli, bakery and butcher’s shop. It is worth taking a stroll along the river bank too whilst you are there as it is quite picturesque.

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