Roses Bower is a working sheep farm, within the Northumberland National Park, and within easy travelling distance of many interesting villages, market towns and attractions, whilst maintaining an air of seclusion and privacy. The National Park is Northumberland’s greatest scenic treasure. It stretches for over 60 miles, from the Cheviot Hills to Hadrian’s Wall. It provides an idyllic environment for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders and has within its boundaries, a large part of Kielder Forest (the largest forest in England and the largest man-made forest in Europe) and Kielder Water (the largest man-made lake in Europe).

The farm is within one mile of Stonehaugh (rhymes with cough), set deep in Wark Forest, a picturesque, quiet village built by the Forestry Commission in 1957. Its residents enjoy a secluded atmosphere and welcome visitors to its picnic area, new community centre and play area. It has a Post Office open Mondays and Thursdays run by Anne Bulman in her own home, 2, Middleburn.

Wark (rhymes with bark) is a scenic village on the banks of the North Tyne 5 miles from the farm. Guests can shop at the butchers, the post office/ general store, eat and drink in three pubs/restaurants, be entertained at the Town Hall or even visit the two churches or the doctor!

Simonburn (6 miles from the farm) is an archetypal Northumbrian village, used often by film makers and tv producers for its idyllic old world setting. It has a beautiful church, St. Mungo’s, dating back to the 13th century and a local post office /general store/café. Walks in the area reveal a stone circle and a cairn near the remains of an Iron Age homestead.

Bellingham (pronounced Bellingjam!) is a small market town 8 miles from the farm. It has a two banks (Barclays and LloydsTSB), a cash machine, a late-shop Coop, newsagents, post office, butchers, bakers, 2 churches, tourist information and Heritage Centre, hardware store, gift shop and gallery, doctors, hotel/restaurant and 2 pubs, 2 cafes, a golf course and Hareshaw Burn with its 30ft waterfall.

Hexham is 17 miles from the farm. A busy, large market town with many facilities including an abbey, churches, tourist information, hospital, vets, a great variety of shops, including Waitrose, 24hourTesco, M+S, a leisure centre, golf course, racecourse, cafes, restaurants, pubs, a cinema, hairdressers and beauticians, garden centres and rail links to Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle.