5 Star Luxury For Two At Heavenfield Cottage, St Oswalds Farm | Review


How the years fly by! This time last year we were whooping up our silver wedding anniversary on a trip to Iceland. This year we were a little closer to home but just as exciting and adventurous. We stayed the weekend prior to our anniversary in beautiful 5 star, ‘Heavenfield Cottage at St Oswald’s Farm’, deep in the heart of historic Northumberland.

You might remember reading about our Twixmas Family Break to Northumberland. That was by the coast at Seahouses. This time we were going inland to ‘Dark Skies’ country.

If you’ve never been to this part of the world, this below, is what it looks like and if you have been lucky enough to visit you’ll know what I mean.


Image Credit: St Oswald’s Farm

On the Friday afternoon we stopped en route to have lunch and a catch up with our youngest son, Patrick who is studying at university in Newcastle. Just a short drive out of the city and we found ourselves at Heavensfield Cottage.

Just look what greeted us .. a picture perfect view of our cottage for two.



Inside was so snuggly. Lorraine, our host had already made it so homely with the logs crackling away. From the minute we arrived I started curating it’s loveliness on my Instagram Stories.




The cottage is a new venture for Lorraine and her husband, John. It’s a renovated building on their working farm. To say that Lorraine has thought of everything would be an understatement. This little foodie selection was awaiting us in the kitchen: prosecco and strawberries, fresh local eggs for our breakfast { they were delish by the way}, lavender infused shortbread, handmade chocolate and milk from local pedigree cows.

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Next up, we discovered the bathroom. A bath made for two, under floor heating {this is actually throughout the cottage} and a walk in, rain forest style shower.

Beautiful Cole & Lewis toiletries, the fluffiest of white towels, a pair of bathrobes and a side table for our wine glasses. This bolt hole was conceived with romance in mind.




The cottage is all on one level apart from 2 or 3 stairs up to the sleeping area. The far end of the building is home to the bedroom. Once again, all the touches we had begun to expect from Lorraine’s attention to detail. Wooden trouser hangers in the wardrobe alongside padded satin ones. Extra pillows, hand tied with ribbon, housed in the bottom of the wardrobe. I thought our bed was big at home but this is a super kingsize all with the pre requisite, immaculate Egyptian bed linen.

I Kid You Not .. Why Would We Want To Leave?

We didn’t much! We were so at home and so comfortable. Most importantly, we had two wonderful night’s sleep.

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Lorraine was very helpful when we first arrived giving us tips about good places to visit. She also recommended that we have a mooch across the field to visit the 7th century church which is always open. She told us that her and John actually got married there. We did venture across after we had said hello to our neighbours!


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The Area Is Steeped In History

The cottage is smack bang centre of Northumberland’s World Heritage Site: Hadrian’s Wall. This is one of the most important relics of British history dating back to Roman times. Within easy reach are the most popular spots along Hadrian’s Wall: Roman Vindolanda, the Roman Army Museum, Housesteads and Chesters Forts.

It is close by to some very picturesque market towns including Hexham which boasts a stunning 12th century abbey, a 14th century moot hall and quirky medieval streets.

We actually took the opportunity to visit Corbridge which was once a garrison town for Roman soldiers. As far back as 1827, Corbridge was actually rated as a shopper’s paradise so we had to visit didn’t we?

“I Might Have Made One Or Two Purchases”

I think it’s worth pointing out, too, for any of my international readers thinking about planning a trip to the UK that this is the perfect base for visiting Northern England and Scotland. You can easily access York and Edinburgh by staying here.

There are lots of gastro pubs and eateries to try around about. You would never be stuck. We grazed quite a bit on pints of Guinness, cake and cappuccinos. We do like our pit stops.

We took a M&S dine in meal for two with us so we could really snuggle up and shut the world away for a short while.

Just Look What We Had To Come Home To Every Time We Ventured Out



The cottage has everything. We’ve been places before where we haven’t remembered washing up liquid or a tea towel but as you would expect with 5 star self catering accommodation like this everything is thought of. We didn’t need to worry our heads about anything.

Lorraine is just a minute away further on the farm and she told us to email, phone or knock at the door if we needed anything at all.

Each Time We Ventured Out; To Come Back To Our Temporary Home Was An Absolute Delight

Here’s some of the photos from their website, too …







We spent a heavenly two nights at Heavensfield Cottage but like all good things they have to come to an end. Even though our stay was gifted in order for us to review we decided that we will definitely return. Our kidults were jealous that it only sleeps two and so they can’t tag along on our next visit.

Price start from £305 per weekend in low season and up to £570 for a week in August.

All tariffs and availability can be found on the St Oswald’s Farm website.

If you head over to my Instagram page I have created a ‘stories’ highlight so you can see some of my live commentary {you can only see Instastories on mobile}

Do Let Me Know If You Decide To Try … You Will Love It!

We were invited to Heavenfield Cottage, St Oswalds Farm, Northumberland to review our stay. For more information on my disclosure policy please read here.


  1. March 18, 2018 / 9:12 am

    It looks very nice! It looks like the B&B we always stay in in Sussex Rye. Orbit reminds me of it! Can t wait to visit the UK again!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 18, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      You must visit this part of the world, Nancy … it is absolutely stunning and so historic xo

  2. March 18, 2018 / 10:23 am

    I LOVE posts like this – it’s just like something out of Country Living except not daft prices. Such articles encourage me to get off my backside and do some housework. Love rural life.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 18, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      I’ll agree with you about the ‘Country Living’, Denise. Don’t do the housework .. just book a trip to Heavensfield!! xo

  3. March 18, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Looks so cosy …love how it is decorated too.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 18, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      I want to be back there, Hilda! Isn’t it lovely when you find something so cosy and wonderful? xo

  4. Rachael
    March 18, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I love the look of this. Will definitely have to book a stay. We have been looking at Northumberland for a weekend trip!

    Rachael xox

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 18, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      Oh you would love this Rachael … simply everything has been so well thought out xo

  5. March 18, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    It looks perfect! We are looking to do more staycations this year so will add this to our list!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 18, 2018 / 10:50 pm

      We love staycations, Nyomi .. we always say we should do more in UK … this was idyllic xo

  6. March 19, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    What a stunning place, love all the thoughtful little details!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 19, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      So well thought out, Rachel. Attention to detail like they have makes you not want to go home! xo

  7. March 20, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Looks a gorgeous property. A lovely base for exploring along the wall.

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 21, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      Every time someone comments, Stuart, it keeps making me yearn to go back asap!

  8. March 20, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    That Bath, that bed, that fire….Is just perfect. I need to go!!!!!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 21, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      I need to go back, Gemma!! xo

  9. Helen Williams
    March 21, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Loved this blog so much, I’ve booked us in for a week in November! Cosy cottage with a wood burner – perfect! 🙂

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 21, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Thankyou so much for letting me know that you have booked to stay. You will love it, Helen. I look forward to you coming back and letting me know about YOUR stay xo

  10. March 21, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    We’d love to welcome you all here to Heavenfield Cottage at St Oswald’s Farm (but not all at once)! Looking forward to seeing you soon. Lorraine x

  11. March 23, 2018 / 7:32 am

    What a gorgeous place to stay! I often got to Newcastle to visit friends, we actually got Beau (the puppy) from Newcastle. I might just look this up to stay.
    Laurie xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 23, 2018 / 10:58 am

      Oh you must Laurie .. its a great base if you ever want to see more of the surrounding area outside of the city. You would love it .. and so I bet would Beau with all those fields .. and sheep to chase!! xo

  12. March 24, 2018 / 6:55 am

    Loved reading this and would love to visit for a staycation I’m also really glad to hear you visited Corbridge and enjoyed it. Will remember this place as we are often asked for recommendations of places to stay in Northumberland when people call in the shop

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      March 31, 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Corbridge was beautiful, Faye. We passed by your shop .. twice .. couldn’t get in you were packed to the rafters. xo

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