Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Riverside Cottage is in a lovely, peaceful location, just yards from the banks of the River Coquet in the centre of a rural village. The master bedroom has traditional window seats and offers beautiful views over the river and the village of West Thirston.
The Cottage offers excellent accommodation for four people, with two bedrooms: one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. It has full gas central heating with a warm and cosy lounge with open fireplace, original wooden window shutters, 32" LCD TV with Sky HD and DVD system. The dining room has a unique cast iron bread oven in it's own fireplace, a beamed ceiling and comfortably seats four people. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and offers an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, family sized dishwasher, washing machine and dryer and a fridge/freezer. There are two bathrooms in the property: one being a downstairs cloakroom and the main bathroom upstairs, both have modern fixtures and fittings. There is also an outside seating area.
Families are welcome to stay and so are members of your extended family... the pets!
A range of amenities including local shops, post office, café and a charming country pub with restaurant are all within easy walking distance of the property. There are numerous local tourist attractions, riverside walks and scenic countryside within the immediate vicinity. Don't forget to bring some bread along to feed the ducks by the river! The stunning coastline of Northumberland is just a short distance away. Riverside Cottage is the ideal base to explore all that Northumberland has to offer, from it's famous castles and award-winning beaches to walks, cycling, golf, water sports and fishing or one of the county's many attractions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Warkworth Beach 12 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle Airport 25 km, Nearest railway: Morpeth 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors||
We have also provided a few extras to make your stay more comfortable:
- High speed wireless internet access (WiFi)
- 32" HD LCD TV with Sky HD in the lounge
- Bluray player & DVDs suitable for the family
- Nintendo Wii Games Console with games
- Entertainment including books, magazines and board games
- 19" LCD TV with Freeview, wall mounted in the Master Bedroom
- LCD TV with Freeview in the Twin Bedroom
- IPod Dock
|Further details outdoors||
On street parking is available on the road outside the Cottage, there is also off street parking available opposite the Cottage. There are no parking restrictions on any road in the surrounding area.
Northern England region
Northumberland is a wonderful combination of fishing villages, old market towns, endless beaches, stunning castles and of course the historic Hadrian’s Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and a vast array of unique wildlife. Northumberland covers over 400 square miles, with the Northumberland National Park being the least populated of England’s National Parks, much to the benefit of those visitors seeking peace and solitude.
It's an ideal haven for walkers too, with thousands of paths and tracks weaving their way through beautiful countryside, providing exhilarating fresh air and wide-open spaces for walkers and cyclists alike.
The Heritage Coastline has mile upon mile of sparkling award-winning beaches, rocky coves and picturesque fishing villages. From Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north, to Druridge Bay in the south, there are a huge number of beaches and coastal towns to explore. Popular destinations along the coastline include the horseshoe-shaped sandy beach and dunes at Beadnell Bay, the bustling village of Seahouses, with boat trips from the picturesque harbour, the kipper smokery and coastal path at Craster and the picture postcard village of Alnmouth.
Adding to the area’s splendour is the multitude of magnificent castles, the most famous being Alnwick, home to the powerful Percy family and the setting for some of the Harry Potter films. There is also the spectacular, medieval Bamburgh Castle, standing high on its rocky outcrop; the brooding ruins of Dunstanburgh and pretty Warkworth.
The area surrounding West Thirston and indeed the whole of Northumberland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Village of West Thirston is separated from the village of Felton by the River Coquet that runs in front of the Cottage. In the thirteenth century the northern barons paid homage to the King of Scotland, Alexander, at Felton. They paid for this reckless deed when King John sent an army north to lay waste to the county and Felton was sent up in flames!
THINGS TO DO
There are beautiful riverside walks right on your doorstep when you stay at Riverside Cottage. But for those who take walking a little more seriously, Northumberland has a huge amount to offer. The Northumberland Coastal Path (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe. It stretches for 64 miles (103km) from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. The walk is split into 6 manageable stages. It's not only the stunning coast Northumberland has to offer but also hillwalking in the National Park (the Cheviot hills), more information can be found on our 'Walking' page.
It's a delight to get on the saddle in Northumberland with a number of dedicated cycleways to enjoy the stunning scenery. There are plenty of gentle routes for the whole family, but there are also more challenging routes including the northern stretch of the Pennine Cycleway and the Coast and Castles cycle route.
Northumberland has numerous attractions to explore, in fact there's far too many to mention here! Some of our favourites include: The Alnwick Garden, Whitehouse Farm Centre, Farne Island Boat Trips, Newcastle City Centre and the Quayside, The Metro Centre (the UK's largest shopping centre) including the north of England's only IMAX cinema, Kielder Water and Forest Park and Heighley Gate Garden Centre. More information about these places can be found on our Attractions page.
With its central location the Cottage is also an ideal base for a day trip a little further afield. Edinburgh is just over an hour away on the train from Alnmouth or Morpeth and a is a beautiful City to explore at any time of year. Driving up to the Scottish border via Otterburn and to Jedburgh and Kelso offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. This route also lets you take in Carter Bar, the border point between Scotland and England. The views on offer here have to be seen to be believed.
With the River Coquet right on your doorstep the Cottage is ideally placed for the fishing enthusiast. The River Coquet is famous for its autumn run of salmon and sea trout, every year huge sea trout of up to 20lbs are caught. It is also famous year round for its Brown Trout. The upper reaches of the river offer classic fly-fishing within the splendour of the Cheviot hills. Just a mile from the Cottage is the Felton Fence Fishery that has four well stocked lakes. Another place of interest is the House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum located in Alnwick. The season for salmon runs from 1st February to 31st October and daily and weekly fishing licenses are available.
The county has a huge number of attractive golf courses. The nearest being Burgham Park Golf and Leisure Centre, a championship designed 18-hole golf course with excellent practise facilities set in 230 acres of attractive countryside. Others nearby include: Percy Wood Golf and Country Retreat in Swarland, Alnwick Golf Club, Alnmouth Golf Club, Rothbury Golf Club, Warkworth Golf Club, Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course, Seahouses Golf Club and Bamburgh Castle Golf Club. More than enough choice to please even the most ardent golfers.
Northumberland offers excellent water sports year round. It is great canoeing and kayaking territory and its long stretches of sandy beaches make it a popular destination for kitesurfing and adventure sports enthusiasts. You can head out to the Farne Islands and dive in the company of grey seals or go inland to Kielder Water and Forest Park, which is Europe's largest man made lake.