Whalton Manor Farm Dairy is set in idyllic surroundings, close to the historic market town of Morpeth where you’ll find numerous shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, a leisure centre with swimming pool and schooling for all ages. This unique development offers a stunning collection of three and four bedroom homes. With a stylish mix of designs, there truly is something for everyone. Properties are being built in a distinct architecture that makes full use of the materials of the area. The sandstone buildings and slate roofs add to the character of this new development. Right in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, this brand new build has a established, traditional feel.
Northumberland is the northernmost ceremonial county and a unitary district in North East of England. It borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to the south, Tyne and Wear to the southeast and the Scottish Borders to the north.
The area was once part of the Roman Empire and was the scene of many wars between England and Scotland. As evidence of its eventful history, Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England, including the castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Newcastle and Warkworth.
Today, Northumberland is still largely rural. As the least densely populated county in England, Northumberland is a rare haven which still has an undiscovered feel in places.
In recent years the county has had considerable growth in tourism due to its scenic beauty and the abundant evidence of its historical significance. Its North Sea coastline is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a 64-mile long distance path. The county is noted for its undeveloped landscape of high moorland, a favourite with landscape painters, and now largely protected as a National Park.
Whalton Manor Farm Dairy is superbly situated in the heart of the country side on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Whalton just 6 miles west of Morpeth and the A1 and 3 miles from the A69 Jedburgh road. Whalton is commuter distance from Newcastle and Tyneside and now many of the cottages and converted farm buildings have newcomers with young families.
In the history of Durham and Northumberland printed in 1828 the community was described as ‘one of the neatest and cleanest villages in the county’. Today, it is still an exceptionally well-kept village of grey stone houses lying on either side of a long, narrow village green. At the west end is a fine public house, the Beresford Arms. The Church of St. Mary Magdalene is mainly 13th Century and contains memorials to the Ogle family who held Ogle Castle which is situated about two miles south of the village.
The BALE fire takes place on midsummer eve, the 4th July; Whalton is the only village since 1903 to have maintained the ceremony which is a relic of the round of seasonal fires with which the ancients greeted the progress of the sun through the year. As the fire burns low, bystanders adjourn across the road to the Village Hall for refreshments and a barn dance.