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Sandstone Estate

Sandstone Estate

Sleeps up to 20  in 10 bedrooms - BBQ, Snug Area with Log Burner, Bar Terrace

Northumberland

Sandstone Estate is a beautifully restored stone-built farm set in 60 acres of grounds, surrounded by forest and national park located just over an hour away from Newcastle where you will find plenty of nightlife, so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes.

This magnificent property sleeps up to 20 guests in 10 bedrooms, all of which are spacious, with en suite bathrooms. 6 of the bedrooms have French doors and 5 have balconies. So, sit back, relax, and take in the breath-taking views of your very own private estate.

Inside the property, you will find a large lounge which is the perfect spot for parties and celebrations with comfortable social seating, French doors to a terrace and a bar complete with a large drinks fridge. Wow your guests and throw an unforgettable dinner party in the beautiful dining room which offers a great atmosphere, an exposed stone wall and original wooden roof beams.

This idyllic retreat is the perfect place to stay if you wish to discover the glories that Northumberland has to offer, it is set in the heart of the largest dark sky park in Europe with stunning orange sunsets and spectacular starry nights. The views are truly out of this world.

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Prices & Packages

 

2 Night Weekends

Dec, Jan and Feb - £2,700

Oct, Nov, March - £2,750

April - £2,800

 

Weekly Hire 

May, September - £7100

June, July, August - £7450

 

3 Night Weekends

Nov to Feb - £3450

Oct, March & April - £3550

May, June, September - £3,600

July & August - £3,800

 

Activity Information

Interactive Cooking Classes – Only Available at Lunch Time  ( West Yorkshire only )

If you’re looking to organise something a bit different for your hen party, then look no further! Learn some new skills in the kitchen, grab your apron and cook up a storm. Make your very own fresh pasta or pizza from scratch!  Everyone in your party can get involved in this super fun activity, making it the perfect way to spend some quality time with your closest friends before your big day. To ensure it stays stress-free for you, all ingredients and equipment will be provided – Our chefs will even clear everything away and do the washing up!

Spa Treatments

An absolute must!!! What’s a break away without a pamper time!!

When you book our spa activity this includes a 30 minute treatment, chose from a relaxing neck, back and shoulder massage, facial, foot massage, mini manicure/ or Pedicure.

Min 5 Treatments if adding on separately.

When it’s time to arrange your package we will offer you the chance to upgrade your treatment individually, choose from a 45 minute luxury treatment ( your calming treatment extended )  including the option of an Indian head massage or a deluxe 1 hour treatment  ( your calming treatment doubled in time ) with a full body massage option or hot stones!

Please allow 4- 4.5 hours for the Spa Activity for large groups.

Live Singer ( West Yorkshire only )

Why not enjoy a night of entertainment with one of our fabulous live singers.

We cannot give details of the individual singer prior to arrival.

All singers will perform a mixed range of songs, some slow some fast - appropriate to your occasion/age group

We  unfortunately cannot take song requests.

Activity time:  45 min

Group Photoshoot ( West Yorkshire / Lancashire only )

A great way to enjoy being the centre of attention and to create memories you can cherish forever!

Our photographer will take group photos of you all for approx. 1 hour, they will then edit the best pictures and add a little sparkle before sending them over to you within a few days after your stay.

Canapes & Prosecco

Why not treat yourselves  to delicious canapes set up for you on arrival with a glass of fizz to get the weekend started!

Approx. 5 canapes per person and a glass of prosecco.

Hen Party Activity - Afternoon Tea Package

Afternoon Tea

This is a perfect treat for any break away, our caterers will deliver and set the table for you with delicious homemade delights!

( Please note if you are booking a Celebration Sunday, afternoon tea can be delivered between 1pm & 1.45pm, if spa treatments have been booked for 2 pm, afternoon tea may have to be eaten intermittently between the spa treatments for some members of the group as spa treatments do have to commence on time )

Hen Party Activity - Private Chef Meal

Chefs 3 Course Evening Meal

Enjoy a fabulous 3 course meal by one of our many talented chefs. Your own personal chef will arrive, set the table and cook and serve the food and then tidy away after! ( Sorry ladies you cant take them home! )

The chef will arrive approx. 1 hour to 45 mins before.

You pick the time and the day and then our package team will send you the menu choices!

We can cater for all dietary requirements

Chefs Breakfast ( West Yorkshire locations only )

After a fun night with your friends, wake up to the smell of a full English being cooked for you! What better way to start the day and recover from the night before!

Pizza Night

Don’t worry about who’s cooking or what to order, let us do this for you! When booking a pizza night with us, we will deliver a selection of pizzas with side dishes on the day and time of your choice.

Please allow 1 hour delivery time.

We automatically select choices for you and include, plain, meat and vegetable options.

It is not always possible to offer gluten free pizzas and depends on location,  but please let us know your dietary requirements and we will do our best. If we cannot cater for some specific dietary requirements we will of course refund anyone in the group for any pizza we cannot supply and will inform you at the time of arranging your package.

Hen Party Activity - Trainer

Bootcamp Fun ( West Yorkshire & Lancashire only )

Exactly just that!  Our personal trainers will come out to your property and get you motivated!  This hour long activity is fun for all and adaptable to everyone’s ability.

Why not bring your own matching t shirts and a bit of war paint and get into the spirt of BOOTCAMP FUN!

Hen Party Activity - Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery

Enjoy a fun mysterious night with our murder mystery activity, actors will arrive at your accommodation to play out the evening of who dun it!

This can be booked on its own or with a 3 course meal included!

The script is written up especially for your group which will be revealed approximately 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Hen Party Activity - Masterclass in Cocktails

Cocktail Class

Who doesn’t love a cocktail?

No better activity to celebrate with your family and friends!

Let our talented mixologists show you how to make fabulous cocktails.

Approximately 4 cocktails per person.

Casino Night!

Great to have a Vegas themed evening! Have you got a poker face?

Why not book our black jack and or roulette table and enjoy a night of entertainment in your accommodation, croupiers will manage the tables and you will be all given equal chips ( not real money of course )

Or maybe have a go at rolling the dice? – Choose your table or book all 3!

Activity time: Approx 3 Hours.

Hen Party Activity -Butler In Buff Package

Cheeky Butler

If you want a little entertainment and to add a bit of spark to the occasion, then book one of our cheeky butlers.

They will be the life and sole of the party, chat with you all, serve you drinks ( drinks not provided ) and even play fun games.

Butlers will arrive fully dressed and change at the accommodation into a cheeky butler outfit.

Activity time: 2 Hours

Mini Bus

Thinking of a night out – why not let us arrange a mini bus transfer to and from your selected Town/City

Key Information & Booking Terms

Facilities
  • 10 en suite bedrooms
  • Seating for up to 30 guests
  • BBQ
  • Snug Area with Log Burner
  • Bar Terrace
  • WIFI
Bedroom Plan

The bedrooms are arranged over two floors.

  • Bedroom 1 – One Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 – One Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 – King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - King Size Bed
  • Bedroom 7 – Twin Beds
  • Bedroom 8 – Twin Beds
  • Bedroom 9 – Twin Beds
  • Bedroom 10 – Twin Beds

One of the doubles on the ground floor has an internal staircase that leads up to a mezzanine floor, housing two further single beds.

Booking Information
  • We require a non-refundable 30% deposit via bank transfer or cheque only at the time of booking, and the full balance is to be paid 12 weeks prior to your stay.
  • Sorry we do not accept credit cards.
  • The Balance is due 12 weeks to arrival, and a security deposit of £500 due with the balance which is refunded up to 7 days after you vacate the property provided that there are no damages and house rules are kept to. For further info please see Booking Terms & Conditions
  • All bookings are subject to a property booking fee of £115 which is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

 

PLEASE SEE OUR COVID-19 INFO TAB FOR PLACING A NEW BOOKING WITH US DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

House Rules

Check in/out times

Check In 4pm and Check Out 10 am

Activities

If you have booked Activities, our package coordinator will be in touch with you to arrange the times and send you any menus/ spa choices etc, only once the final balance has been paid and numbers are confirmed. Please note No 3rd party suppliers are permitted at this property unless booked through Celebration Cottages.

Types of bookings

Hen, Family & Corporate Groups welcome.

Covid-19 Information

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 21/12/21

COVID POLICY

SHOULD ANY RESTRICTIONS BE ANNOUNCED, WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US, OUR CUSTOMER CARE TEAM WILL EMAIL ALL BOOKINGS IN DATE ORDER.

OUR OFFICES ARE CLOSED FROM THE 24TH DECEMBER AND WE RE-OPEN ON THE 3RD JAN.  IF RESTRICTIONS BY LAW ARE ANNOUNCED DURING THIS PERIOD, PLEASE DON’T WORRY,  OUR CUSTOMER CARE TEAM WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH ALL BOOKINGS DURING THIS PERIOD AS A MATTER OF PRIORITY.  The only email address to be used for cancellations/restrictions is  customercare@celebrationcottages.co.uk our main sales inbox will not re open until the 3rd Jan. Our phone lines are closed on the 24th Dec until the 3rd Jan.

For any guests already staying at one of our properties – please use the contact details given to you on your final arrangements, should you need to contact us.

Any bookings placed with us/postponed on or after March 2020, have booked under our Covid Policy.

Covid policy

LAW:

If you are unable to attend one of our holiday cottages as a result of a national lockdown, where holiday lets have to close, we will offer refund/postponement options. Refunds would be less any booking fee/group policy fee paid and postponements would be subject to a £75 administration charge.

If you are unable to attend one of our holiday cottages as a result in a change in law, which restricts number of guests, we will offer refund/postponement options. Refunds would be less any booking fee/group policy fee paid and postponements would be subject to a £75 administration charge.

We do not know who is from what household – this would be impossible for us as an agent to manage, it would be the responsibility of the guests to decide if they can stay and confirm if proceeding with or cancelling their booking.

Our customer care team will contact you in the event of any restrictions, we have to work in order of date of stay and therefore please be patient for our customer care team to be in touch.

GUIDANCE

If you wish to cancel your booking due to guidance ( not law ) on numbers of people, as the holiday let is still open and available, then this would be a cancellation on your part and no refund/postponement would be made by us. We will however assist you with any insurance claim from any travel insurance you have taken out.

REFUNDS

For any refunds ( subject to the above terms and conditions ) we will try to action these refunds as quickly as possible, however please allow up to 14 days for the refund. In extreme circumstances ( national lockdown )  in busy periods this may take a little longer, we kindly ask for your patience, as a small family run business our resources are limited and we will try our absolute best.

BALANCES

All balances must be paid on time for your booking to be secure – If you do not pay your balance on time, your booking may automatically be cancelled. If you cancel your booking prematurely our normal terms and conditions apply.

INSURANCE

When placing a new booking with us, we strongly advise that customers take out their own travel insurance with a reputable provider to cover your booking in the event you have to cancel. It is your responsibility to make sure your cover is sufficient and to cover all likely risks that may affect your holiday which include you or members of your party for being unable to travel because you or a member of your party fall ill with covid, or are required to quarantine or self-isolate. These events can be covered by you taking out travel insurance.  We do not provide this.  You should also make sure you have cover if you wish to cancel due to guidance and not law, we do not provide this.

There are a number of policies that include cover for illness with covid and self-isolation – you can look for suitable cover on comparison sites such as https://www.gocompare.com/   ( We are not selling, promoting endorsing or recommending any particular product and do not benefit financially from any )

 

With all new bookings / postponements during the pandemic, all customers have booked under our terms and conditions which include our covid policy above.

We thank all our customers for their continued support, as a small family run company it has been challenging through this pandemic, any restrictions effect our business, staff and of course all the owners of the accommodation and suppliers who rely on bookings. To support the hospitality/tourism industry further – Please make sure you take out travel insurance to cover your booking in the event that you have to cancel, due to illness / guidance or any other reason which isnt restricted by law. Due to legally binding contracts with owners and suppliers, it is not always possible to assist everyone with cancellations unless its requested by law for us to do so.

We hope with the vaccination programme and the booster jabs that restrictions will not be necessary as the hospitality/tourism industry have suffered enough through the pandemic. We advise that when staying with anyone outside your household that you all take rapid tests before arrival to try and avoid the risk of spreading the virus.

For all latest info  – please visit – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

It is your responsibility as a guests to make sure you are familiar with all the latest laws in place before travelling.

Preparing for your holiday

Do you and your group know the latest restrictions

Please visit gov.uk/coronavirus to review the latest government information regarding Covid-19. It is your responsibility to make sure your group is compliant with the law at all times. If you need to amend your booking we ask that you contact customercare@celebrationcottages.co.uk

It is impossible for us as an agency to know who is related to who and from what household, therefore by booking and arriving at the property you are agreeing to be familiar with all the latest restrictions and abide by the law at all times.


Before You Go

Are you and the rest of your party fit to travel?

Please visit gov.uk/coronavirus to review the latest government information regarding Covid-19. If you or any of your party develop or have any symptoms of Covid-19 within 10 days of your holiday or receive a track and trace alert you must inform us straight away or at least 48 hours before you go by emailing info@celebrationcottages.co.uk Please also inform us if this occurs within the last 48 hours before departing for your holiday. You will need to check your travel insurance regarding their cancellation guidelines.

No refunds or postponements would be offered if you have to cancel due to being contacted by track and trace or if you or a member in your group tested positive or had to self-isolate. We insist you take out your own travel insurance to cover you in the event of you having to cancel due to these reasons – we do not provide this.


Your Car

Has your car has been sat on your driveway or limited to short journeys over the past few months? A full check of tyres, water, oil etc. would be advisable before setting off on any long journeys. If you don’t already have roadside assistance this is another worthwhile consideration.


Checklist - Essential items to take with you

When travelling on holiday during a pandemic, we have listed below some items you may wish to take with you.

  • Face masks - useful if you are visiting any popular tourist attractions, where the volume of people might make it difficult to social distance. Fabric masks should be washed each day so you may need to think about packing a few if you are planning regular days out.
  • Hand sanitiser - for when out and about, where it may not be possible to wash your hands.
  • Handwash
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • First aid kit - including Paracetamol and a thermometer.
  • Picnic blanket
  • Wind break or markers - if you are concerned about social distancing, then a wind break or similar may help guide small children to a ‘safe’ zone.
  • Tickets / advance bookings - if you are planning to visit a local attraction, you may need to book in advance while entrance numbers are reduced, to allow social distancing. Please check before you leave and if possible book your slot in advance.
  • Card and board games, DVDs, books, scavenger hunts and more - you may want to think about a few games to enjoy at your holiday home. If you have visited the property previously and there have been games, DVDs and books, these may have been removed for your safety.
  • Oven gloves – some properties do not provide these.
  • Hot Tub Towels – We recommend bringing your own towels if using the hot tub, these are not provided. ( where they are available an additional charge may apply on arrival )
  • Towels - you may want to consider bringing your own towels and tea towels, these are normally included unless otherwise stated.
  • Pillows and pillow cases - you may want to consider bringing your own pillow and pillowcases (these will still be provided but you may prefer to use your own.)
  • Clothes detergent - you may want to wash items such as your face masks frequently whilst away.
  • Food – All properties are self-catering, however we do offer chefs 3 course meals, afternoon tea, pizza nights and much much more - if you would like to add on any catering services, please email bookings@celebrationcottages.co.uk
  • Bin bags - although the property owner will leave you a couple of bin bags, they will not necessarily know how much rubbish you will accumulate during your stay, so best to be on the safe side.
  • Pets - if the holiday home is pet friendly and you are bringing your dog along, please remember to bring the bed, blankets and towels as well as their food and water bowls. You may want to consider bringing throws for the furniture. We ask all guests to pick up after there dog and leave the garden / outside area as found. Please note: Just because a property is pet friendly – does not mean to say the garden is secure. It is your responsibility for the safety of your pet while staying at the property.

Essential infomation

With the additional cleaning requirements that our owners are undertaking, your check-in and check-out times may have changed - please check your latest communications from us for the most up to date times.

Decorations – Please do not stick any decorations to any of the walls, Sellotape and blue-tack leave marks. Please do not use confetti as this causes additional time cleaning - which may have to be charged.

The dishwasher – Where practical and possible use the dishwasher on an appropriate temperature setting.

Waste and bins – Ensure all rubbish and waste is disposed of properly in secured bags and left in the location advised by the owner.

Returning to the property after a day out – Wash your hands for 20 seconds – every time you come back to the property.

Guests – You are not permitted to invite additional guests back to the property, if any additional guests arrive, your booking maybe cancelled and you maybe asked to leave. No refunds for an early departure would be made and the security deposit maybe withheld, and additional charges may apply.

Pets – You must ask if the cottage is pet friendly, please do not bring any pets unless this has been confirmed. If you take a pet to a property that does not allow pets then you may be asked to leave and no refund of the security deposit would be made.

Children – Please supervise young children at all times while at the property – inside and outside. Check the property garden

Hot Tub – If you are pregnant you should not use the hot tub, for all other guests no longer than 15/20 mins should be spend in the hot tub at any one time. Please check hot tub times as some properties have restrictions on the times allowed. If you feel the water in the hot tub is dirty, please do not enter, contact the owner/caretaker to take a look and check the chemical levels. Children should be supervised at all times in the hot tub and young children/infants should not use the hot tub.

Breaking the law – If any guests while staying at the property are found to be in breach of the law, you maybe asked to leave. No refunds would be offered if you had to leave due to a breach in not complying with the law.

Damage – If you accidentally damage anything, please report this to the owner / caretaker straight away. This maybe deducted from your security deposit. If the damage is in excess of the security deposit then the owner/celebration cottages may invoice you directly for amy amount which exceeds this. The owners reserve the right to always press criminal charges for any criminal damage.

Complaint – issue at the property – Please inform the owner straight away of any issue at the property, please allow the owner/caretaker access to the property to try and resolve any issue. Please social distance. You must then also inform Celebration Cottages of any issues within 24 hours after your stay. Please note: you must have reported any issues at the time with the owner and given all opportunity to allow the owner to help.

Activities booked – No 3rd party suppliers can attend any of our properties unless booked via Celebration Cottages. Any breach in these rules, you may be asked to leave the accommodation and risk losing your security deposit paid.

Enjoying your activity – Keeping safe If you or any member of your group has any allergies or any health concerns, this must be mentioned on the day to the 3rd party supplier direct before engaging in any activity - you may have mentioned this to our events coordinator, but it is your responsibility to mention this to the supplier direct to confirm they do know of any food allergies or health reasons which may effect an activity or catering option.

Problem with an activity – if you have booked an activity and there is a problem, please report the problem to the activity provider at the time and allow the activity provider to rectify the situation. If the problem cannot be resolved or you require assistance or to make a complaint please email info@celebrationcottages.co.uk

Covid-19 - If anyone begins to show symptoms of Covid 19 – whilst staying at the property, you must inform the property owner immediately and email info@celebrationcottages.co.uk , you should request a test gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or alternatively call 111 for advice. Please self-isolate whilst you are waiting for the results, ( or return home to self-isolate if your holiday has come to an end ) if the result is positive you should return home immediately to your own main residence to self-isolate, using your own private transport if this is reasonably possible, you also need to show us a copy of your results. If for any reason making the journey home is not possible, you will be liable to cover the cost of any bookings that have to be cancelled as a result and all costs associated with this. If this is at one of our popular houses for large groups with activities booked, this could be in excess of £6000 per 1 or 2 day booking. If there is no booking at the property then you would be charged based on the normal price of the holiday let for that period.

If anyone in your party has breathing difficulties or their life is potentially at risk, please seek help immediately by calling 999.


Before You Depart

Please ensure that the property is left in the same condition that you found it.

Please remove all food from the cupboards and fridge before you leave.

Please ensure all dishes are washed and put away. If possible put the dishwasher (where appropriate) on the night before and empty.

On the day of departure, please take all linen from the beds, including sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and mattress protectors. Please leave all linen and towels in the laundry bin or bag if provided or in a pile in the bathroom.

Return keys to the key safe or place specified by the owner.

We hope you enjoy your holiday. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Celebration Cottages