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River Neuk is an historic building, part of the original Armstrong Estate dating back to 1890

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

We would love to welcome you to our beautiful, modern self catering holiday home a stone's throw away from the River Coquet in the traditional Village of Rothbury. Built of natural sandstone by Lord Armstrong of the famous Cragside Estates in the 1870's, 'Model Buildings' features in the Village Trail as modern workers housing of it's time!

The property is deceptively spacious and comprises of a large entrance hallway with a tiled floor, perfect for those muddy walking boots or towelling down the dog after a long walk. The fitted Kitchen is light and airy with gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. We have used River Neuk as our holiday home for years so you can imagine there is absolutely everything you could possibly need in the way of equipment, crockery and cutlery.

The large lounge/diner comfortably seats four people and comes with a range of entertainment including high speed Wifi internet, a 32" LCD TV, DVD Player, Radio System, Wii games console and a range of books, board games and DVDs! So if the weather's bad or just want to relax in comfort, we've tried to provide everything for you.

River Neuk sleeps up to four people with a comfortable double bedroom with wardrobe, large chest of drawers and bed side tables so there's plenty of storage. The second bedroom is a twin with a large day bed, wardrobe and bedside tables. Finally there is a family bathroom with a bath with shower over, WC, handbasin and also a washer/dryer. Although Model Buildings is a two storey historic property the accommodation is on one level making the Cottage ideal for people with limited mobility (there are two small steps to enter the property).

Outside there is a small private courtyard with storage shed where you can safely store cycles, or suitcases etc. We have also provided a trolley to help with unloading the car on arrival and bringing your belongings inside. At the back of the Cottage is a shared outdoor space with planters, seating and washing lines. The Coquet riverbank is just yards from the door with a wonderful play area for the children (slides, climbing frames etc) and a football area. It's all just a few seconds walk without having to cross any roads making it ideal for young families. We're also pet friendly and provide as standard feeding bowls, a spare lead (in case you forget when packing!) and dog towels.

We're very proud of our Cottage and we love to spoil everyone who stays with a lovely welcome basket of local produce, teas and coffee.

The picturesque Village of Rothbury has excellent shops, restaurants and amenities and is located on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, providing an ideal base to explore rural Northumberland. There are a range of amenities including local shops, post office, cafés, country pubs and restaurants 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. River Neuk 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 Alnmouth 25 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 47 km, Nearest railway: Morpeth 25 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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, 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), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Further details indoors

We have also provided a few extras to make your stay more comfortable:

- FREE WIFI for checking emails and staying in touch with the family

- 32" HD LCD TV with Free Sat in the lounge

- DVD player & DVDs suitable for the family

- Hi Fi Stereo system and radio

- Nintendo Wii Games Console with a selection of games

- Entertainment including books, magazines and board games

Further details outdoors

Plenty of on street parking is available closeby. There is also a large public car park over the river.

About this location

The Northumberland 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.


Known locally as the Capital of Coquetdale, the traditional Northumbrian village of Rothbury is built on a sandstone hillside. It offers an excellent range of shops, with many art galleries, tea rooms, cafes and pubs. It makes a very convenient base for fishing and for walking into the Northumberland National Park and Simonside, as well as offering less strenuous riverside walks.

Rothbury lies near the centre of rural Northumberland, 12 miles from Alnwick, 15 miles from Morpeth and 29 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. As such it has been a local centre since the 13th century and at various times had a castle, a market and magistrate's court. Nearby Cragside House and Gardens, home to Lord Armstrong is perhaps the most famous attraction in the area.

Attractions and Things To Do in Rothbury

Exploring the beautiful outdoors is definitely a theme in what there is to do in and around Rothbury. It's perfectly set up for the serious walker with the Northumberland National Park and Simonside on your doorstep. There's also plenty circular walks that have Rothbury as a starting and finishing point. The area is also excellent for the keen sports person with fishing on the River Coquet and also at nearby Fontburn Reservoir. Cragside House and Gardens, the home of Lord Armstrong is just a couple of miles away and makes a fascinating day out for all the family. Other recommended places of interest include Brinkburn Priory and Goats on the Roof.

Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes in Rothbury

Rothbury serves as a hub for the outlying Villages and as such has a good choice of places to eat and drink. You might be surprised to hear that in such a small place not only are there a number of pubs and cafes, but there is also an Italian restaurant and an Indian restaurant! The numerous cafes are extremely popular with the walkers and there is a good choice on offer here as well. There are also a number of country pubs in the Rothbury area that are worth visiting.

Shopping, Food and Supermarkets

Rothbury has an award-winning selection of local, independent shops in which you can buy practically anything from meat to shoes and wine. We have highlighted the best in independent retailers including crafts and gifts, food shops, supermarkets and clothing. There are also a number of art and crafts galleries that celebrate and sell original and local crafts.

Events in Rothbury

Rothbury Music Festival celebrates the popularity of Folk and Traditional music in the area. The Festival takes place in July each year, has been running for over thirty years and now draws musicians from around the country. Rothbury has it's own Highland Pipe Band who always open the proceedings and display their marching and plating skills. The event consumes the whole Village with many performances and ceilidh's across the weekend. Another popular event is the Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking Festival that takes place in June annually. With many walks of differing lengths and difficulty in a period of just over a week there really is something for everybody. Visit their website for more information.


Rothbury Tourist Information Centre (one of the main centre's for the Northumberland National Park) is located in the Coquetdale Centre in the middle of the Village by the Church. The full address is The Coquetdale Centre, Church House, Church Street, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7UP, Contact 01669 620 887. Rothbury Community Cinema was set up with the aim to bring interesting and entertaining films to the area on a regular basis without local people having to make a 60 mile round trip to the cinema. There are usually two films shown every month on a Friday evening and entrance is free (however, a small donation is requested for the use of the Jubilee Hall to pay for the heating etc). Check their website for film times. Other amenities include Rothbury Bowling Club, Coquetdale Swimming and Fitness Centre, Rothbury Lawn Tennis Club, Rothbury Football Club and Rothbury Cricket Club.

For further information on what the Rothbury area has to offer please visit

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17 Oct 2014


"Lovely cottage in a beautiful area"

We originally booked to stay in Riverside Cottage in West Thirston, however due to an issue with that cottage we were offered a stay at River Neuk instead. This was all handled very well by Darren, we… More

Thank you very much for the review. I'm really pleased that you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again.

4 Oct 2014


"Perfect base for expoloring Northumberland"

Beautiful cottage, really well equipped and in a lovely setting. Only downside is the courtyard to sit in isn't private, it is just a small yard that is private. Luckily the river is 2 seconds aw… More

Thanks for the review and i am pleased that you had a good time at River Neuk and in Northumberland. Thank you also for leaving the property clean and tidy. We hope to see you again.

15 Aug 2014


"Pleasant and complete, not for those who like a private garden and views."

Rothbury is really a nice little town and this property is close to the town centre without really experiencing any problems from it, like excessive noise.I was a bit worried about the parking, but we… More

Many thanks for taking the time to review our property, we always welcome feedback and I'm thrilled to see you gave us four stars out of five. I'm really sorry to read that you found some of the photographs of our outside space misleading, we do make it clear in the description that the seating space is shared with the other properties in the historic Model Buildings and we've gone to every effort to make this space as comfortable as possible. We do have an internal private courtyard as described with additional outbuilding and storage space.

I'm very sorry but I don't understand your comments about a bank transfer being the only way to pay. We accept payments online (through Holiday Lettings, Tripadvisor and our own website, by Paypal, by personal cheque and also by bank transfer). I remember when you booked you specifically said that you didn't want to book via an agent website and asked if you could send payment direct, which of course we were happy to oblige. You were obviously very keen to plan your holiday in great depth and I counted 72 emails in response to your questions about the area, the property and suggestions on things to do and itineraries. Being so enthusiastic about the area I was more than happy to reply to every last email in a timely manner and be as helpful as possible.

Unfortunately due to a series of damages this year we do now feel the need to take a damage deposit, which was returned to you in a timely manner by the means that you requested immediately following your stay. I'm very sorry if you felt there was a delay or any confusion surrounding this, maybe these minor issues were 'lost in translation'.

I'm very glad to hear that you would still recommend the property to other guests and value your feedback, we work really hard to maintain our five star ratings on all review sites. Many thanks, the owners of River Neuk.

23 Jun 2014


"A lovely cottage ."

It was our second stay in River Neuk and it was just as lovely as the first . The cottage was very clean,comfortable with everything we needed . It's location in Rothbury is perfect for pubs and … More

11 May 2014


"Just Perfect"

A perfect base for both spectacular scenery of the Northumbrian National Park and the amazing Northumbrian coast. Well equipped, exceptionally clean property and owners that did everything possible to… More

4 Apr 2014


"Perfect, just perfect"

First time visitor and was over the moon with River Neuk, very well equipped, everything and more you could ever need for your holiday. Darren and Andrew have certainly gone the extra mile to make yo… More

16 Dec 2013


"Surpassed our expectations which were already high"

This delightful cottage in the even more delightful village of Rothbury will not disappoint you. Close proximity to the wonderful and quaint shopping village of Rothbury. The surrounding walks are a… More

Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and will consider us again in the future. We work hard to make sure our guests have a good experience at River Neuk so thank you again!

1 Sep 2013


"Excellent choice"

River Neuk is an attractive and well equipped holiday apartment, situated in the delightful village of Rothbury. The local amenities are excellent and include a supermarket, bakery and family butcher.… More

4 Jul 2013


"River Neuk is a fabulous place to stay."

The location of the property was so convenient to Rothbury centre and although parking was on the street it was never a problem. We have never undertaken self catering for our holiday in the past but … More

11 Sep 2012


"Lovely place to stay with a young family"

We had a lovely week at River Neuk, thoroughly enjoying our first holiday as a family of four. While Johanna (3 months) would have been happy where ever we take her as long as she is with mum, Julian (2 years, 10 months) enjoyed the playground one minute walk away next to the river (and the toyshop in the village...) The apartment itself was well looked after, clean and nicely decorated, you can tell the owners really care for their property.
Rothbury is a lovely village, everyone we met there was friendly and helpful, there are lovely walks right on your doorstep along the river, but aso the drive to the nearest beach is not too long and well worth it.

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