The Latest Government guidelines are that we can re-open our cottages and campsite on the 4th of July!
In preparation to re-open we have been extremely busy behind the scenes putting measures in place to keep ourselves and our guests safe. Some of the measures are included below:
We have carried out Covid19 health and safety checks and risk assessments on all our properties and put safeguards in place.
We have put together extensive cleaning checklists and will be deep cleaning before and after all guests.
We have put in place contactless check in and payment systems.
We have followed the government guidance to take out all toys, books, ornaments, Dvd's, cushions and throws.
We have put our holiday cottage welcome information online under the Covid19 page on this website
We will be asking all guests to strip the beds in our cottages when they leave and put the bedding and towels in the sealable bags provided which I will then leave for 72 hours before I wash it on a hot wash.
We will be providing hand sanitiser at the entrance to all our cottages and at the shower and toilet block on our campsite.
The shepherds hut shower and toilet block on our campsite will have extra cleaning checks and we will be operating a 1 family in 1 out system.
We will set up the pot wash station on our campsite to also be used as an additional hand wash station with antibacterial hand wash.
We do ask that all guests consider bringing their own additional hand sanitiser, wipes and accessories to help us reduce the risk for everyone.
We look forward to welcoming you once again from the 4th of July.
Philip & Sarah
Eco Friendly and Pet friendly Self Catering and Camping Holidays
Our three Eco Friendly and Pet Friendly Northumbrian Holiday Cottages are idyllically located.
The Greenhouse and Greenleaf situated in the Centre of the Historic Coastal Village of Bamburgh on the North Northumberland Coast.
Ireby House offering panoramic views of the Northumbrian countryside, at home on our farm in Tranwell on the outskirts of the Historic Market town of Morpeth right in the heart of Northumberland providing the perfect base to explore everything Northumberland has to offer.
Whether you’re looking to relax on a beach and build sand castles or are in search of a more active break, we are perfectly located for all desires. We’re close to many fantastic attractions and places to visit – from the Arts and Culture of Newcastle and the history of Hadrian’s Wall up to the Castles and Gardens of Alnwick, Bamburgh, Walkworth, Morpeth and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, to mention but a few.
On arrival you will find your holiday cottage warm, with beds made up, welcome pack with a selection of Coffee & Tea, delicious biscuits, and Chain bridge Honey farm Honey, flowers on the table and a complimentary bottle of wine chilling in the fridge. We aspire to run our properties in as environmentally friendly manner as possible, we wash all the bedding in house using eco friendly washing power and our home is fitted with solar panels to run the washing machine then air dried.
Sustainable tourism is something that we are passionate about, by choosing to 'staycation' you are already cutting your carbon footprint. In our cottages you will find reusable cleaning cloths, eco friendly cleaning products and refillable soap and washing up liquid dispensers. We provide recycling facilities so that guests can properly recycle their waste. We appreciate your help too by reducing the amount of waste you produce and bring to our properties to help us aspire to becoming zero waste. The only thing we are unable to recycle is glass as Northumberland County council do not provide a glass collection. Therefore we ask that if you do bring glass please take it away with you to the nearest glass recycling point. In Bamburgh that is in the main car park below the castle and for Ireby and the campsite on our farm the nearest point is the car park at 'The Sun Inn' on the way into Morpeth.
As well as running the family farm taking care of our flock of rare breed Ryeland Sheep my husband and I manage all aspects of running the cottages. We carry out most of the cleaning, take care of the bookings and maintenance ourselves. So we are always happy to help and you can be reassured of high standards of service and attention to detail.
Tranwell Farm Caravan & Camping Site
We have been granted permission from the camping and caravan club to operate a small certified touring caravan and camping site on our farm. If you're looking for a simple off-grid country retreat, in the heart of Northumberland, to enjoy a well-earned break with a clear view of the night sky, then we've got a pitch for you. Fresh air, the gentle sound of bird song, idyllic countryside views, fields dotted by sheep, well spaced pitches with easy access along a well maintained private farm track. Toasting marshmallows over one of our fire pits and genuinely being able to switch off by going to sleep watching the stars. If you are up early enough you may also catch sight of some deer before a pleasant walk in the countryside or a days sightseeing visiting Hadrians wall or one of the many Castles and beaches of the Northumbrian Coast all within a short drive. Tranwell Farm Caravan & Camping Site
'We look forward to welcoming you'
Philip & Sarah Holmes
The Greenhouse & Greenleaf in Bamburgh
The Greenhouse is an elegant four bedroom Victorian mid terrace village House situated in the centre of the historic coastal village of Bamburgh. It was built in 1893 as the village grocers store and faces the tree lined village grove. The Greenhouse also has the advantage of all four of the bedrooms being en-suite making it ideal for sharing with friends or large family groups.
Greenleaf is a spacious two bedroom wing attached to the rear of The Greenhouse enjoying the same central location within Bamburgh. This modern property is perfect for families with a large open plan living spaces. Plus a private walled garden with lawn and patio area, beautifully sheltered and a real suntrap. Greenleaf also has the advantage of a private parking space.
We are happy to accept 2 well behaved pets per property- however we do ask that you don't allow your pets in the bedrooms or on the furniture. Please pick up after your pet whilst out and about and never leave your pet alone in the property. (charges may apply).
No Smoking:- Please note our cottages are completely non smoking throughout including external garden areas.
Ireby House in Tranwell
Ireby is a two bedroom cottage on our farm in Tranwell on the outskirts of the Historic Market Town of Morpeth. Ireby has large open plan rooms, fabulous views and plenty of private parking plus a securely fenced garden with lawns and patio area. Morpeth is a thriving Market town with lots of shops, tea rooms and restaurants providing an ideal base to explore the sites of Northumberland.