Catcleugh Farmhouse, Catcleugh Reservoir, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE19 1TX





1.5 ACRE

Catcleugh Farmhouse is a beautiful, well presented family home which enjoys magnificent views over Catcleugh Reservoir and is sited on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. Formerly the hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland the property is steeped in history and has all the fine period features one would expect in a property of this age, yet all the practical functionality of a modern-day family home. Situated over two principal floors, Catcleugh Farmhouse offers four beautiful reception rooms, eight bedrooms (3 en-suite), 3 family bathrooms and bags of utility and service space. Catcleugh is in excellent condition inside and out and extends to about 469 m2 / 5041 ft2. Much of the accommodation within Catcleugh Farmhouse overlooks the mature garden grounds and ancient woodland that sits beside the property. In addition to the garden grounds there is approximately 14 acres of hill grazing, a number of stone-built outbuildings including the former tack room which has permission to be developed into a two-bedroom cottage.


Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Large Open Plan Kitchen Breakfast Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Family Sitting Room, Snug, Back Kitchen, Boot Room, Utility Room, Workshop/Boiler Room, Large Storage Room.

First Floor

Master Bedroom (En-Suite), 7 x Further Bedrooms (2 x En-Suite), 2 x Family Bathrooms, Shower Room.

Garden Grounds

Stunning Garden Grounds of about an Acre and a Half, Lawned Terrace and Walled Garden, Ancient Woodland Garden, Ample Parking, Hill Grazing of approximately 14 Acres, Barn with Planning Permission to Convert.


Otterburn 11 Miles, Jedburgh 15 Miles, Rothbury 26 Miles.

Melrose 30 miles, Ponteland 34 Miles, Newcastle 42 Miles,

Carlisle City Centre 53 miles, Edinburgh City Centre 62 miles.

(All distances are approximate).


Area Insights

Catcleugh Farmhouse is a particularly lovely family home set in one of the most breath-taking parts of the UK. Not only does the property overlook the beautiful Catcleugh Reservoir but it is sited on the edge of Northumberland National Park which was awarded England’s first international Dark Skies Park in 2013. Kielderhead National Nature Reserve is also very close by and gives Catcleugh Farmhouse a particularly special connection with the countryside of Britain and nature. There are numerous walking and hiking opportunities straight from the property which include the Pennine Way and the Cheviot Hills in the National Park, with Kielder Forrest offers a variety of mountain bike trails and water sports.

Otterburn, which is only 11 miles to the south offers everyday conveniences such as a well-stocked local shop and the wonderful William de Percy, a former staging post for travellers en-route to Scotland. For more mainstream supplies the Scottish Border town of Jedburgh is only 15 miles to the North, alternatively Ponteland is a short drive south. Jedburgh is one of the oldest of the Border towns and is home to many attractions such as Mary Queen of Scots' House, the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey and the Jedburgh Jail and Museum. The town has many professional services and national amenities, which include national supermarkets like The CO-OP and Spar which offer convenience, otherwise there are excellent local amenities such as a fantastic local butcher and farm shops that would love your support. Jedburgh has schooling for all ages, otherwise private schools like St Mary’s School and Longridge Towers can be found nearby. There are a number of sporting venues and clubs including a formidable Jed-Forest rugby team, a well-supported golf club, cycling clubs, leisure centre and swimming pool. Ponteland to the south also offers a range of excellent local and national amenities including a very popular Waitrose supermarket, some excellent restaurants, and Dobbies Garden Centre. Ponteland also offers a very well-regarded Primary and High Schools.

Although Catcleugh Farmhouse is fairly remote in location, it is remarkable well positioned to access Edinburgh to the North or Newcastle to the South, and Newcastle International Airport is less than 40 miles away.


General Remarks



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Useful Links

Northumberland National Park - https://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk

Dark Skies - https://www.visitnorthumberland.com/explore/destinations/darkskies

Catcleugh Fishing - http://flyandlure.org/listings/places_to_fly_fish/england/northumberland_/catcleugh_reservoir

Redesdale Arms - https://www.redesdale-arms.co.uk

The Percy Arms - https://williamdepercy.com

Ponteland Golf Club - https://www.thepontelandgolfclub.co.uk

Ponteland Leisure Centre - https://www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/Centres/Ponteland-Leisure-Centre.aspx

Dobbies Garden Centre - https://www.dobbies.com/ponteland

Ponteland Primary School - https://ponteland.academy

Ponteland High School - https://www.ponthigh.org.uk

Glentress Mountain Biking - https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/tweed-valley-forest-park/glentress

Jedburgh - https://www.jedburgh.org.uk

Mary Queen of Scots House - https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/mary-queen-of-scots-visitor-centre-p253091

Jedburgh Abbey - https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/jedburgh-abbey

Jedburgh Jail & Museum - https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/jedburgh-castle-jail-museum-p251101

Jedburgh Grammar - https://www.jedburghgrammarcampus.com

Jedburgh Golf Club - https://www.jedburghgolfclub.co.uk

Jed-Forest Rugby Club - https://www.jed-forestrfc.com

Jedburgh Cycle Club - https://www.letsride.co.uk/groups/jedburgh-breezers

Jedburgh Bowls Club - http://www.jedburghbowlingclub.co.uk

Born in the Borders - http://www.bornintheborders.com

Johnstons of Elgin - https://www.johnstonsofelgin.com/retail/visit-us/hawick-mill

St Mary’s School - https://www.stmarysmelrose.org.uk

Longridge Towers - https://lts.org.uk

Tweedbank Train Station - https://www.scotrail.co.uk/scotland-by-rail/great-scenic-rail-journeys/borders-railway-edinburgh-tweedbank




Fixtures and Fittings

All fitted carpets, some curtains, blinds, light fittings and all integrated appliances form part of the sale.

Listing and Conservation

Catcleugh Farmhouse is not listed, nor is it in a conservation area. It does however fall with the National Park of Northumberland.



Oil-fired central heating.

Supplementary wood burning stoves and open fires.

Main’s electricity and drainage.

Private water.

High speed broadband services are available.

Council Tax

Please note, because Catcleugh Farmhouse is currently being run as a successful holiday home it qualifies for small business rates relief. It currently has a rateable value of £4950 per year.

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band E (Rating 39)

Local Authority

Northumberland Council

0345 600 6400

Paton & Co. Telephone

01896 809200

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7. Photographs taken in March 2022. Particulars prepared in March 2022.