Hi, my name is Peggy and I am new to Airbnb. I moved to Haltwhistle in 2010, and since then I have spent most of my spare time (and money!) renovating and improving my first-floor maisonette at the 'Townfoot' end of town on the banks of the Haltwhistle burn. Needless to say there is still stuff to do, but things are now comfortable enough for me to feel happy to welcome guests to my home. I work part-time from home as an editor and translator. I speak pretty good Dutch, and can also manage a useful amount of French and a bit of Italian. When I'm not working - which is most of the time these days - I enjoy getting out and about in the lovely scenery we have around here or pottering around in my tiny yard - which is overflowing with plants at the moment. When the weather is less kind, I enjoy listening to the radio (BBC Radio 4 mainly) while I dabble in all kinds of textile crafts in my huge, jumbly loft space. I have a small dog called Scamble, a ridiculously friendly wire-haired Dachshund, who loves having visitors to make a fuss of, so if you are allergic to dogs, or just plain don't like 'em, this may not be the ideal place for you to stay. I consider myself really lucky to live in such a beautiful and historically rich area and look forward to seeing you soon here in the lovely South Tyne valley of Northumberland.