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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

The stunning and seemingly untouched landscape of the Northumberland National Park always makes a highly favourable impression upon new visitors. Ideally located within the pretty hamlet of Heppel, a small settlement deep within the national park and its sublime hills and open countryside, is Ryecroft Cottage. This delightful, traditional stone-built cottage has been refurbished to an excellent standard and has the added benefit of all the accommodation being at ground floor level. The property is a haven for relaxation both inside and out. The interior for example, has a lovely open fire in the combined lounge and dining room- gazing reflectively into the amber flames with chilled glass of wine in hand a truly wonderful way of ending a busy but interesting day. A well equipped kitchen, two exquisitely presented bedrooms and a bright, fresh-looking bathroom will ensure guests have a restful and relaxing break. If the weather is kind guests have a choice of enjoying the sunshine in the fully enclosed gardens at both the front and rear of the property. Guests are most welcome to wander over the owner's adjacent field and enjoy the rich array of wildlife that live in this area. There are also a number of exhilarating walks including trails to a woodland waterfall and prehistoric hill forts, within easy reach of the property.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Morpeth
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Further details indoors

The accommodation is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises: Lounge / diner:  with open fire (all logs included), Sky TV and DVD player Kitchen:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher and washer / dryer Bedroom 1:  with king-size bed Bedroom 2:  with two single beds Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels are included. 

Northern England region

The northerly county of Northumberland is a hidden gem of totally unspoilt countryside and wonderful long stretches of pristine sandy beaches. If you want to stretch your legs and breathe in clean country air this is the place for you, with miles of wide open spaces and magnificent views. The county has three distinct sub regions; a coastline stretching some forty miles with quiet sandy beaches and pretty coastal harbour villages. Inland visitors will find dramatic rolling moorland and forests, much of which is National Park and to the south of the region is the famous Hadrian's Wall which runs coast to coast and is now a World Heritage Site. Apart from Northumberland's natural assets the county is steeped in history and has had a turbulent past which is characterised by more than its fair share of castles and ancient hill forts, some of which were built to repel Viking invaders. It was also the scene of the border wars and conflicts between the English and Scots in the 14th-16th century.


Ryecroft Cottage is situated in a picturesque hamlet near Hepple close to where the river Coquet winds its way through the valley.  This area is teeming with wild-life; red squirrels are ofter spotted and voles and rabbits regularly play in the garden.  Guests are welcome to roam through the owners' private nature reserve directly opposite the cottate (see and admire its wildflowers, carpet of moss, tree-fringed stream, bird nesting boxes and red squirrel feeders.  Most of the surrounding land is 'open access', offering walks to a woodland waterfall, wild moorland and two prehistoric hill forts.  Or take a stroll along a quiet country lane to a 17th century bastle house.  Nearby there are some wonderful waymarked walks from the village of Holystone with its interesting medieval well.  The cottage is very centrally located for all Northumberland attractions including coast, castles, Hadrian's Wall, National Trust properties, Kielder and the Scottish Borders. There are several waymarked walks available in the nearby Holystone Forest. These vary in length and type of terrain but all offer time spent in the fresh air in beautiful countryside. The smaller walk passes by an atmospheric medieval well, which has been an iconic religious symbol in the area for centuries. Following the course of the sparkling River Coquet further west up the valley will eventually bring visitors to the tiny hamlet of Alwinton. This is a gateway to some fantastic hill-walking country and walkers can enjoy a lovely pub lunch at the local pub after their strenuous efforts striding over the bracken-clad hills. To the east of Heppel is the much-loved market town of Rothbury. This has a good selection of food and drink outlets, a swimming pool and 18-hole golf course enjoying a gorgeous setting by the river. Permits to fish the river can be obtained locally. Highly recommended is a visit to the Cragside Estate, located just up the road from Rothbury and now under the management of the National Trust. The former home of the Victorian pioneer Lord Armstrong, Cragside was the first house in the world to be powered by hydro-electricity. The estate has lovely walks, an excellent café and superb outdoor play-area. Harry Potter fans must visit the awe-inspiring Alnwick Castle. This looms large over the medieval town of Alnwick and was the location for Hogwarts in the first Harry Potter film. The award winning Alnwick Garden, with its Grand Cascade Waterfall and restaurant set within the largest tree house in Europe, and Barter Books, one of the largest second-hand bookshops in the country, are also well worth a visit.

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