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Ireby house (sleeps 4)

Tranwell, Morpeth, NE61 6AF


Ireby is a very spacious semi-detached two bedroom cottage on our Farm in the peaceful village of Tranwell near Morpeth.

The Historic market town of Morpeth is located in the heart of  Northumberland and is an ideal base to explore both the coast & countryside. Morpeth is a lovely market town with a beautiful walk through arcade shopping centre and lots of craft/artisan shops and fabulous restaurants and tea rooms.   You can take a stroll along the river Wansbeck or Carlisle Park on to the gatehouse and the ruins of the Castle. Try your hand at river boating, tennis or bowls.  Marvel at the Turner Garden inspired by the father of English Botany William Turner who was born and educated in Morpeth.  Peruse Morpeth’s regular Wednesday market or learn about Northumbrian Bagpipes in the Bagpipe Museum.  Then choose something to remember your visit by at The Chantry Northumbrian Arts and Craft Gallery.

Just 15 minutes drive to the South of Morpeth you can take in the arts and culture of Newcastle City Centre. Or step back in time and visit the Roman forts amongst the dramatic windswept countriside of Hadrian’s Wall. Walk the Cheviots and stop off in Rothbury for tea. Explore Cragside the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.  Have a day out in Alnwick to see Harry Potter’s Castle and the famous Alnwick gardens.  Or Discover the heritage of Northumberlands past with a visit to Wallington Hall. Whatever you decide to do we know you will find lots to keep you busy whilst you stay here.  


Accessibility: The cottage is all on one level and has a sloped path from the parking space at the front to the patio doors at the rear, large open plan rooms with level access and a purpose built wet room with walk in shower.  For more information please read our Access Statement.

The fields around Ireby are home to our rare breed pedigree Ryeland sheep with their new born lambs grazing the fresh pastures throughout the year.

Eco Credentials - Although Ireby may run off mains electric it also has a bank of solar panels on the roof which send all the surplus power to batteries which help to power the cottage at night.  You will find lots of useful hints and tips in the welcome folder about how to make the best use of the solar power.


Porch - Ireby has a large sun porch to the front with easy chairs for catching the last few rays of the days sunshine it opens out into a light and airy dining room.

Large dining room - with round solid oak dining table and seating for 4 to 6 people.


Kitchen - fully fitted Kitchen including: dishwasher, eye level electric oven with grill, built in eye level microwave & 4 ring ceramic hob.

Utility room - just off the kitchen there is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer plus air drying facilities.


2 large bedrooms -

The first bedroom has a large 5' king size bed with memory foam mattress and looks out over the rear garden and farmland beyond.

This room has space for a cot, the travel cot, mattress and sheets are located in the bathroom cupboard.


The second bedroom has two full size single beds (these beds can be linked together to form a 6' king size bed by prior arrangement).

Both rooms have lovely solid oak bedside tables, a chest of drawers and wardrobe.


Wet room - leading from the utility room there is a spacious fully tiled wet room comprising of walk in shower with a wooden shower stool and specialised non slip safety flooring, wash hand basin and toilet with chrome grab handle. A toilet raiser seat is provided in the bathroom cupboard should you require it.


Bathroom - a big family bathroom comprising of a bath with electric shower over. Built in vanity unit with basin and toilet and plenty of cupboard space for all your toiletries.

The perfect place for a relaxing soak at the end of a busy day sightseeing. 


Lounge - Spacious lounge with digital flat screen smart television, large leather recliner sofa and matching recliner arm chair. Ireby also has a log burner for cosy winter evenings. Book case with books and leaflets to read about the area and CD player.


Garden room -Just off the lounge there is a second sitting room -a peaceful room to read or relax in, with bi fold doors straight out onto a patio area and large enclosed lawned garden. 



Ireby has a large private lawned Garden and a patio area ideal for entertaining and relaxing. Outdoor furniture and BBQ are included, the garden is fully fenced and overlooks fields and farmland. Providing the perfect place to sit and enjoy the view whilst the children play. 



There is private parking suitable for up to 2 cars adjacent to the front door.



Ireby has a no smoking policy and is fitted with heat and smoke detectors.



We are happy to accept well behaved pets please keep them out of the bedrooms and off the furniture .We do ask that you make sure that you take extra care to clean up after your pet and not to leave it alone in the property at any time. We make a small charge per pet to cover extra cleaning costs.


Family Friendly

Going away with Children can be a daunting experience especially with all the extra luggage you often need with you. However at Ireby we provide as standard:

In the kitchen:

  • In addition to the usuall crocery we provide: Plastic plates, bowls, cups and beakers

  • Food blender

  • Socket covers (located in the utensils drawer)

In the Lounge/Dining room:

  • High Chair

  • Range of  books 

In the bathroom cupboard:

  • Travel Cot & Mattress - Suitable for Infants (we do supply a mattress cover and blanket but please bring any additional bedding you may require)

  • Baby bath support designed to support baby safely in the bath.

  • Changing mat & nappy pail

  • potty and toilet trainer seat

  • Plug in night light

Checklist of what is included:

  • Welcome pack including: some salt and pepper, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, biscuits, a pot of local honey and a bottle of wine to help you settle in.

  • A starter pack of at least 2 toilet rolls, 3 dishwasher tablets, 1 pack of washing machine tablets, tin foil, cling film, bin liners, some kitchen roll & washing up liquid.

  • Towels and linen: are provided but please bring your own beach towels.

  • Flat screen digital smart TV 

  • Wireless Internet access

  • CD player

  • Range of books 

  • Log burner, with a starter supply of logs

  • Washing machine

  • Tumble dryer

  • Dishwasher

  • 2 Tea towels, disposable kitchen sponge, microfibre cleaning cloths (please do not dispose of these as they are designed to be washed and reused) and cleaning essentials.

  • Hoover

  • Iron and Ironing board

  • Full range of kitchen utensils and accessories

  • Fridge freezer

  • built in Microwave oven

  • built in eye level electric oven with grill.

  • ceramic 4 ring electric hob.

  • Slow cooker

  • Bread machine

  • Pancake machine

  • Anti allergy microfibre duvets and pillows with crisp clean bed linen

  • Soft fluffy bath and hand towels

  • Hair dryers

  • Garden Furniture

  • BBQ

  • The cottage is heated by an Oil fired central heating system.


Cleaning - On Departure we ask you strip the beds, empty the bins and leave the house clean and tidy. A vacuum cleaner and a good supply of cleaning materials are supplied. All Breakages must be paid for.


Candid Comments


We can't really think of any negatives to Ireby and have had no real negative feedback from guests in all the time that we have been letting it.  The only thing we can think of is that it is not within a short walk of a pub.  However the views, peace and catering facilities of this spacious open and airy cottage more than make up for this.  Plus it's only 2 miles to a pub if you really need one!

  • Friday to Friday bookings

  • Off road parking for 2 cars

  • Ground floor accommodation

  • Pets Welcome

  • Non Smoking

  • Enclosed Garden  with Patio

  • Cot available

  • Highchair available

  • Pubs & shops < 3 miles

  • Dishwasher

  • Washing Machine

  • Dryer

  • High speed Fibre optic broadband





Guest Comments:


“Not sure I really want to give away how great this place is, but the owners deserve full credit for what they have done here. Everything about the place is of the highest quality, tastefully decorated, spacious, well-equipped, clean. The garden is perfectly secure for children and dogs, it is set in a quiet location but close to the A1 so easy access to all attractions. An additional bonus is the wet room, so there are 2 bathrooms and being a bungalow everything is on one level so ideal for people with mobility problems too. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ireby for a fantastic break. We hope to be back soon!”


“Northumberland is beautiful and the property was so lovely; we would have happily moved in forever!”


“Fantastic cottage where the owners were very helpful and hands on if needed. Ample provisions to get started on your holiday. In lovely quiet surroundings, but within easy reach of facilities.”


“This was an exceptional property, modern with plenty of living space, very comfortable beds, and living room furniture.There is a big modern kitchen with an attached utility area, very handy when weather wet, and a walk in shower room. Well situated for coast, country side, shopping in Morpeth and A1.”


We have had a lovely stay the solid oak flooring is a great idea, very comfortable beds and super wet room. The Dogs enjoyed the big garden - nice and secure with no escape routes!


Absolutely fabulous bungalow - met all our criteria plus we had a 90 year old and a springer spanniel - so it took some meeting, Thank you.

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