A detached cottage in a stunning North Pennine landscape


For sale: Curlew Sike, near Blanchland, Northumberland

After 10 years of living in this former lead miner’s cottage on the border between Northumberland and County Durham, we are moving on. Curlew Sike offers an amazing off-grid lifestyle, with virtually all its energy needs being supplied by a domestic wind turbine and PV solar panels.

A two bedroom, two reception room, detached cottage in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Curlew Sike enjoys panoramic views of the open moors but is just 20 minutes from the historic town of Hexham, and 5 minutes from picturesque Blanchland. The city of Durham with its World Heritage Site Cathedral is a 45 minute drive, while Newcastle with its bars, cinemas and restaurants is only 50 minutes away. Nearest railway stations: Riding Mill/Hexham/Durham, Newcastle Airport 40 minutes. MetroCentre 30 minutes.

With a range of outbuildings and gardens on all sides, Curlew Sike offers great potential for craftspeople and artisans. Keen gardeners will appreciate the established herbaceous borders, vegetable beds, greenhouses and large polytunnel. The upland landscape provides opportunities for enjoying the wildlife, dramatic sunsets and the starry night skies. Open access land, a rich network of footpaths, bridleways and quiet country roads are ideal for walkers, runners, mountain bikers and cyclists.

  • Guide price: £249,950 – to arrange a viewing please contact Rook Matthews Sayer’s Hexham office on 01434 601616 (Mon-Fri: 9am-5.30pm; Sat: 9am-4pm) or email  hexham@rookmatthewssayer.co.uk