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Petty Knowes Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Bedroom with kingsize sleigh bed.

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Petty Knowes Cottage is the quintessential rural hideaway for couples. Perched above the small village of Rochester it commands breathtaking uninterrupted views across the Northumberland National Park.

Recently assessed by visit Britain the cottage has been awarded a four star gold award.

Built from attractive stone, the property has been newly renovated to offer cosy and immaculately presented accommodation for a real homely romantic retreat. The lounge has a 42" Freeview TV and open fire; idyllic to gaze into and watch the flames dance after a day exploring this most northerly of National Parks. The contemporary kitchen is well equipped and there is a fresh and modern shower room. The spacious bedroom at the end of the building boasts a majestic king size sleigh bed.

Guests have private use of a garden with decked area, a perfect spot to dine alfresco and watch the sun set.

Guests also have access to the owners hot tub and sauna.

Any further queries or if you wish to book you can also see our website or contact Northumbrian Cottages.

Attached to the owners' property where access to the cottage is via an uneven gravel single track, it is accessible for most vehicles. Visitors to Petty Knowes Cottage are welcome to use the owners' hot tub adjacent. Robes and slippers are provided.

The property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:

Lounge: With open fire, Freeview 42" TV, DVD player and selection of DVDs, Iphone dock, Wi-fi and sofa bed (for + 2)

Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer

Dining Area: With fold out dining table and chairs for two

Bedroom: With king sized sleigh bed, log burning stove, Freeview 42"TV.. Wi-fi.

Shower Room: With corner shower cubicle, WC and wash basin


All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First baskets of logs provided. Cot and high chair available. Wi-fi facility throughout.


Private garden area with decked area and outdoor seating. Access to cottage is via single unmade track. Pets are welcome although please be aware there is livestock in surrounding fields and hens and cats roam freely.

Off road parking.

We would recommend you bring walking boots/wellies

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle International Airport, Nearest railway: Newcastle
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

Northern England region

Located on a hill just above the village of Rochester. The cottage is just inside Northumberland National Park, which is one of Britain's hidden treasures.

You can pop off to the local pub for lunch & then watch the sun set over the hills from the comfort of the hot tub.

The cottage is located centrally within Kielder dark sky park.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Petty Knowes Cottage with its central location is perfect for exploring the whole of Northumberland.

From exploring Hadrians wall, the coastal route with its many castles and museums, shopping & restaurants in Newcastle.

Located close to Otterburn training area it provides an excellent location for walking & cycling.

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Review 1-10 of 12

4 Jul 2014



Fabulous cottage, with such friendly hosts. Hot tub is amazing, with wonderful views of surrounding countryside. Cream tea and wine awaited our arrival not forgetting lovely fresh eggs from their own… More

21 May 2014


"God's Country"

The Cottage is so well equipped and has everything you could possibly want and whether relaxing there or exploring, this would fulfil everyone's needs. It also has spectacular views. We had an am… More

14 May 2014


"Fabulous getaway"

Great location, great hosts, perfect in everyway. Arrived to a warm welcome; followed by a guided tour of cottage, and even had an afternoon tea of sandwiches, cream scones and wine awaiting us after the long journey. Even our dog was allowed to join us. The cottage has everything you could possibly need. Such a tranquil retreat, I would highly recommend this to anybody who is looking for a bit of a break. Would definitely visit again.

14 May 2014


"A Little Gem"

Beautiful views of Northumberland. Peace and quiet in a most fantastically appointed cottage.Hosts are very knowledgeable on local history. You must go or you have missed a little gem… More

13 May 2014


"Simply Fantastic!"

I am not really one to writes reviews but Petty Knowes Cottage and its owners deserve one. I cannot reccomend this place enough. If you are one for the countryside, beautiful views and peace and quiet… More

25 Mar 2014


"Delightful cottage made even more special by the hosts"

A great week in a lovely cottage!Booking was straightforward and the owners answered our emails promptly regarding bike storage and the hot tub. They were flexible with the arrival time and arranged t… More

4 Mar 2014


"The perfect Hideaway"

We were looking for somewhere to escape and recharge our batteries. Petty Knowes was perfect and did just that. We were greeted by the owners who were lovely. They gave us lots of information abo… More

23 Feb 2014


"The perfect retreat"

This is our second visit . Love the cottage . Joanne and Gordon are very friendly and helpful . It was our wedding anniversary . And Joanne had set the high tea table , with chocs , flowers and wine e… More

19 Jan 2014


"Truley amazing !"

Myself and my other other decide to have a cheeky night away and opted for petty knowes cottage as it was to far from where we lived.We absolutly over the moon with the cottage very homely,snug ,clean… More

8 Nov 2013


"A little piece of heaven:)"

Wow! What can I say other than this cottage is a piece of pure heaven!! From the moment we arrived we felt like we were in the lap of luxury! We were greeted with a lovely welcome from Gordon and Joan… More

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Calendar last updated:27 Nov 2014

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