About the home
Situated in a small row of cottages on a country lane with spectacular views over the Coquet Valley from the sunny patio in the front garden .
Walks start from the cottages doorstep to the nearby charming village of Thropton, to National Trusts Cragside House and Gardens and it is only a very scenic 2 mile walk to the popular village of Rothbury .
Thropton has a well stocked village shop selling local produce and two friendly pubs, both serving food
This charming cottage makes a great base from which to explore Northumberland.
After a day out relax in the front garden and enjoy the uninterrupted views of the village and the Simonside Hills or enjoy summer evenings in the mature rear garden with fire pit and barbecue..
Built in 1923 Hilltop Cottage once belonged to the Maling family famous for their sought after high quality luster ware pottery.
With its high ceilings this sunny cosy Northumberland cottage retains many of its original features including the inglenook fireplace complete with wood burning stove in the light and spacious lounge/dining room.
Enjoy the views from the lounge and spacious master bedroom complete with four poster bed.
Stunning moorland walks start from the doorstep- owner supplies details for our visitors - or enjoy cycling in the surrounding country lanes.Bike hire available in Rothbury
Hilltop Cottage is an ideal base from which to explore beautiful Northumberland while staying in a lovely cosy cottage full of character .
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Alnmouth, 30km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
*Entrance porch .Storage for Walking boots or cycles. Tumble dryer .
*Open plan lounge diner.Sunny room with stunning views over the Coquet Valley. Feature inglenook fireplace and dining area.
*Master bedroom. Light and spacious with fantastic views and four poster bed ( Double ) with decorative canopy.
*Kitchen . Well equipped with high quality wood units and beams .
*Twin Bedroom . Part -beamed sloping ceiling with 2 full size single beds.
*Bathroom . Original fittings . Shower over bath and w.c.
*Front Garden with small lawn seating area and stunning views .
*Rear yard leading to back garden.Steep steps to good sized rear garden with lawned area and mature trees and shrubs,
Modern kitchen with high quality units .Kettle ,toaster and microwave , Full size dishwasher.Fridge .Tumble dryer in porch.
Linen and Towels
All linen and towels are included in the rent. However, please bring your own cot bedding and beach towels.
Oil central heating included . Initial supply of logs for wood burner included,.
Further details outdoors:
Private parking in front of cottage for 2 cars,
This property operates a strict no-smoking policy.
Well-behaved pet(s) are welcome. Please refer to description for details.
Additional Booking Condition(s)
2 well behaved dogs welcome. Care must be taken in rear garden due to unfenced drops and uneven paths,
The Northern England / Northumberland region
The Northumberland Heritage Coast is within an easy drive. Visit Warkworth with its sandy beach and imposing medieval castle or nearby picturesque Alnmouth.Further up the coast visit Craster and sample its famous kippers then carry on to the quaint working fishing villages of Beadnell and Seahouses where you can take boat trips ( in season) to visit the bird and seal colonies of the Farne Islands.A visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne , only reached by a causeway at low tide, is a must.
The Border town of Berwick-Upon- Tweed and the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Edinburgh are within driving distance, or why not leave the car and take the regular main line train service from Alnmouth?
A cosy sunny cottage Hilltop is a lovely place to stay within reach of all that Northumberland has to offer.
The Rothbury / Thropton area
Throptons central location in Northumberland means that many fascinating attractions are within a short drive of this lovely Northumberland self catering cottage. Visit the nearby Market Town of Alnwick with its cobbled streets, Castle and Gardens with stunning contemporary water features. The World famous Barter Books home of Keep Calm and Carry On is housed in the former Railway Station and is a great place to spend a relaxing few hours browsing through the huge selection of books whilst enjoying a coffee or snack. .
The lovely village of Rothbury only 2 miles away has a wide range of shops including an award winning butchers, two delicatessens and an antiques centre. Rothbury has three Art Galleries showcasing the work of local artists and hosts numerous events throughout the year including the Rothbury Walking Festival 23rd June- 30Th June 2012 and the very popular Traditional Music Festival 13Th - 15Th July 2012. Rothbury has a selection of welcoming cafes and restaurants to suite all tastes.
National Trusts Cragside is nearby with its house, once home to Lord Armstrong the famous Victorian industrialist and inventor , and extensive ornamental grounds with 40 miles of footpaths and beautiful lakes.
Enjoy walks by the banks of the River Coquet or in the heather clad surrounding hills. Popular Guided Walks that bring the history of the Northumberland to life can be booked before or during your stay. Cycle hire, swimming, tennis, fishing (permit required) and an 18 hole riverside golf course are all available in Rothbury.
How to get there
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Nearest International Airport Newcastle 30 miles.
Nearest mainline railway station Alnmouth for Alnwick 18miles ( taxis available from station )
Activities near Rothbury
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
19 Nov 2012
For peace and quiet and truly fantastic views, this location is heaven.
We arrived after a 6 1/2 hour journey (M62 was gridlocked) to find a warm, cosy, spotlessly clean cottage. Even the bed... more
11 Jun 2012
We booked a last minute cottage get away to Hilltop cottage - and we were so pleased we did.
A lovely 2 semi-detached cottage just outside of the village of Thropton (2miles from Rothbury). It... more
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|11 May 12||26 May 12||£ 299||-||-||1 Week|
|26 May 12||1 Jun 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Fri-Mon Mon-Thurs||11 Jun 12||16 Jun 12||£ 279||£ 49||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Fri-Mon Mon-Thurs||16 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 399||£ 70||£ 93||3 Nights|
|Fri-Mon Mon-Thurs||1 Sep 12||22 Sep 12||£ 325||£ 57||£ 76||3 Nights|
|Fri-Mon Mon-Thurs||22 Sep 12||6 Oct 12||£ 299||£ 53||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Fri-Mon Mon-Thurs||6 Oct 12||13 Oct 12||£ 249||£ 44||£ 58||3 Nights|
|Fri- Mon Mon-Thurs||13 Oct 12||20 Oct 12||£ 275||£ 48||£ 64||3 Nights|
|20 Oct 12||27 Oct 12||£ 399||-||-||1 Week|
|Fri- Mon Mon-Thurs||27 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||£ 275||£ 48||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Fri- Mon Mon-Thurs||3 Nov 12||1 Dec 12||£ 279||£ 48||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Fri-Mon Mon-Thurs||1 Dec 12||15 Dec 12||£ 249||£ 44||£ 58||3 Nights|
|15 Dec 12||29 Dec 12||£ 499||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 245||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
One pet welcome free of charge .
Payment can be made by credit (*2% charge ) or debit card either on-line by visiting www.bestchoicecottages.co.uk or by telephone call 01669 620775 ( booking service available weekday evenings 7pm-8pm.Or by cheque.Cheques are not accepted for payment when received by us less than 14 days prior to holiday start date.
A non-refundable 30% deposit plus booking fee of £25.00 when payable ( fee may be nil - see special offers throughout the year ) must be paid at time of booking .
The prices shown are for weekly lets commencing on Saturdays in high season and Fridays in low season and, when available, three-night Friday-to-Monday weekend and four-night Monday-to-Friday midweek short breaks.
If a week is part booked already, the displayed price will be for either a three-night Friday-to-Monday weekend or a four-night Monday-to-Friday midweek short break taken during the part week remaining.
A booking fee of £25.00 per cottage is payable in addition to the prices shown.
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