Jon (the Geordie) and I (Caroline, the half-kiwi) met in London in 2005 after watching the All Blacks and England playing rugby (All Blacks won of course!). Jon refused to live in London and he managed to convince me to try out Newcastle upon Tyne (not a place I had ever been to before).

In 2013, we went searching for a bach (New Zealand version of a holiday home) from which to explore the gorgeous beaches and countryside of Northumberland. We found this amazing house in Glororum and were completely taken aback by its stunning views, quality finish and relaxing feel.

We have kept the interior design of the property contemporary, with coastal neutrals so as not to distract from the views, and included cozy features both upstairs and down, such as the bathroom underfloor heating. There are plenty of comfy places to sit and enjoy the ever-changing skies out of all the windows or from the wonderful sheltered balcony, but should the need arise there's also the mod-cons of Wifi, bluetooth stereo and flat screen TVs.

Many people have asked about the name 'Koru'. It is the Maori word for an unfurling fern frond. It signifies new life and beginnings.

Interestingly, one of the pioneers of planning and infrastructure in New Zealand, John Turnbull Thompson, was born on Glororum farm back in 1821. His influence is seen throughout New Zealand where he named places like Lindis Pass through mountains in the South Island after Lindisfarne.

Please let us know if you have any questions.