Southwitton holiday house rental with internet access, walking and log fire and TV

Excellent 5/5

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 Home 953630

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House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden


“A charming country retreat, in a unique, private and tranquil setting”

Rothley Lodge is a magnificent country period home set within 6 acres of parkland with mature woods, duck flight pond and lawned gardens with picturesque woodland paths leading down to the properties own river where quiet walks or fishing can be enjoyed.

On the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Rothley Lodge was built in Victorian times as the shooting lodge for Wallington Hall (National Trust - 4 miles away). Rothley Lodge has an abundance of character and charm, with very high standards including beautiful period furnishings to add to your country house holiday experience. Rothley Lodge offers spacious but homely and comfortable accommodation, ideal for a relaxing holiday, special celebration or family get-together with a truly unique, private and tranquil setting to enjoy the ultimate country living experience. Every season is a wonderful experience to cherish at Rothley Lodge, whilst sharing this peaceful haven with only the wildlife that frequently visit the grounds, roe deer, red squirrels, badgers and a fantastic selection of bird life for the budding bird watchers.

In Spring/Summer, you can picnic on the many lawn areas available or relax on the timber decking and enjoy alfresco dinning with the use of our gas fired BBQ whilst lounging in comfort on the garden lounge furniture or for those short autumn/winter days, get cosy by the roaring open log fire in the family living room. For the music lovers, enjoy a pleasant evening playing the properties Victorian Grand Piano, although a little out of tune, a little sing song for entertainment, will add to your memorable family gathering.

Enjoy a pleasant social evening with a glass of fine wine in the kitchen/dining area whilst preparing your evening meal on the four oven AGA range, followed by a rare dining experience in the formal dining room.

The property offers three individually decorated double rooms with king size beds, one of which has an en suite with travertine tiled shower room, basin and wc, all with glorious views over the properties parkland, gardens or the ravine leading down to the river. A beautiful cot is available in the en suite double room and a further temporary guest bed is available for one of the other double rooms if an extra guest is required. There are two further twin bedrooms, all very accessible for the family bathroom, tiled in travertine with period roll top bath, rain shower room, basin and wc.

Free of charge fly fishing for trout is available at Rothley Lodge in season. (two rods free with guests own tackle - additional rods on request at daily charge).

DIY livery for guest's horses on request also (details and fees to be arranged with owner).

Pets maybe allowed by prior arrangement with owner, however dogs must be kept under strict control or on lead, due to property bordering onto sheep country. Pets must also be kept under control whilst in the property and strictly must not be allowed on furniture or in the bedrooms. Owners must bring their own pet beds and must sleep in the rear utility room or the kitchen to protect the property furnishings. Guests with pets must also vacum before departure to remove excess dog hairs etc. We charge a supplement of £6 per night for pets, to cover the extra deep clean required for follow on guests.

Summary of Facilities

• 10 Guests + 1 Temporary Bed + 1 Cot

• Welcome pack

• Cleaning Utensils

• Bed Linen

• White Egyptian Cotton Towels

• Bath Mats

• Open Log Fire in Living Room

• Central Heating/Hot Water

• Fly Fishing On Site

• Electricity

• BT Vision TV


• CD Player

• i-Pod Doc

• AGA Cooking Range

• Electric Combination/Microwave Oven

• Toaster

• Coffee Making Facility

• Washing Machine

• Tumble Dryer

• Dish Washer

• Two Fridge/Freezers

• Separate Drinks Fridge

• Wi-Fi & Internet

• Iron & Ironing Board

• Gas BBQ & Decking Lounge Furniture

• Ample Parking

• 5 acres of grounds exclusive to holiday guests

• DIY Livery available on request (Rates and requirements to be arranged with the owner)

( The owner of the property will be available daily for assistance if required. 1 acre of land is retained by the owners where the barns, stables, log stores and plant & equipment are located. This portion of land is quite some distance from the main house to ensure holiday guests have their own private grounds without disturbance. Any ground maintenance or grass cutting around the main house will be kept to a minimum or at an agreed time when holiday guests are away for the day)


There is an unfenced pond and river in the grounds, with some significant drops in certain areas of the grounds of the property, so care needs to be taken with young children. However the property is typical countryside yet still very much an adventure playground for children but care and supervision is necessary.

The banister height is 80cm, and the gaps between the spindles are 10cm.

Strictly No Smoking.

Check In - 5 pm / Check Out - 10 am


There is an Autumn/Winter Fuel/Energy supplement between 1st October and 05th April of £175 for weekly bookings and £75 for 3 night breaks, payable online. There is a reduced Spring/Summer Fuel/Energy supplement between 6th April and 30th September of £88 for weekly bookings and £44 for 3 night breaks, payable online

FREE - 1 bag of logs for 3-5 night stays, 3 bags of logs for 6-7 nights, 4 bags of logs for 8-10 nights 6 bags of logs for 11-14+ nights, £5 per bag thereafter. (it is advised to inform the owner of the quantity of log bags required on arrival to enable the bags to be prepared)


A strict £250 Security/Good Housekeeping Deposit is required (payable online ), this will be returned within 7 days subject to a detailed inspection and verified that no damage has been caused, items missing from the detailed inventory or additional/professional cleaning required if the property is not left in a clean and tidy, decent/similar condition as on arrival which could result in the owners not achieving property turn around for a follow on booking.

A larger deposit will be required for wedding parties, please inquire with owner.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Druridge Bay 36 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 21 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle International Airport 29 km, Nearest railway: Newcastle Central Station 37 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, 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
Furniture King Beds (2), Double beds (1), Single beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Northumberland region

Ideally situated to enjoy all that Northumberland has to offer while the nearby market towns of Morpeth and Rothbury (within 12 miles) and Ponteland (14 miles), have an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, pubs and leisure centers etc. The nearest country location shop and pub serving food is within 4 miles of Rothley Lodge.

Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick (23 miles) with twisting cobbled streets and some of the country's top attractions, including Alnwick Castle, dubbed the Windsor of the North. Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309, alongside is the Duchess of Northumberland's blooming marvelous creation, The Alnwick Garden, where you can dine among the treetops of The Alnwick Garden in the fairytale setting of one of the world's largest tree houses.

Enjoy the fantastic Northumberland countryside, the rugged but beautiful Northumberland coast with its many renowned beaches, Kielder Water and Forest for peaceful walks and cycle rides or if you're feeling energetic why not try walking a stretch of Hadrian's Wall, the world heritage site built as a defensive fortification in Roman Britain and visit Vindolanda visitor centre or one of the many other Roman Forts in the area.

The Scottish borders are also within 45 minutes drive from Rothley Lodge if you wish to extend your sight seeing into the beautiful low land border country.

The city of Newcastle and the nearby Gateshead Metro Center offer fantastic city center attractions, cinema and indoor shopping experiences for those not so good weather days.

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25 Apr 2014


"Beautiful House with Stunning Grounds"

Rothley Lodge is an excellent property to stay in, all the bedrooms are of a good size, the property throughout is furnished and decorated to a high standard, and the grounds complement the beauty of Northumberland perfectly.

20 Mar 2014


"Relaxing weekend away with friends and family"

We booked Rothley Lodge for a family celebration in March. We found the property relatively easily following the owners directions although some friends who tried using a satnav got lost so would definitely recommend taking the directions with you when you set off. The owners met us on arrival and showed us around the property making us feel very welcome. The house itself is beautifully decorated and we couldn't fault it. We had a really enjoyable and relaxing weekend here. It is in a very peaceful location although we probably didn't make the most of the grounds. There is quite a steep path from outside of the house down to the river so would need to be careful with young children but its otherwise great for exploring. We would definitely recommend the property and the owners are very welcoming and helpful.

17 Feb 2014


"Charming secluded getaway in the heart of Northumberland"

If you're looking for a quiet getaway with friends or family in the beautiful North East Rothley Lodge is a top pick. We were a group of seven who retreated North for four days of fresh air and fun times over the New Year. The owner Damien was on hand to help us find the property and remained extremely accommodating throughout our stay. Although the Northumberland weather wasn't quite so welcoming, we were more than happy to while away the time lazing round the open fire in the lounge and socialising in the large country kitchen. The property is remote but there's a great pub just a five minute drive away - The Ox Inn in Middleton. For groceries and shopping the nearest best bet is Waitrose in Ponteland - 20 minutes drive. All in all a great break and would certainly return. Maybe next time in season to make the most of the complimentary fishing rights.

Hi Alistair, hope your well. I hope you picked up a message from Paypal informing of the payment i reimbursed for the deposit. Thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate this and very glad you all enjoyed your stay, your welcome back anytime! It would be very helpful Alistair to give us honest feedback on any little issues you feel could aid our improvement of service, which is very very important to us, we are aiming for perfection. We notice you scored 4/5 on two areas : 1. bedding & mattresses and 2. Kitchen Utensils. Could you please expand, be honest and help us make any changes necessary to improve all round. Anyway,kind regards and thanks again. Damian & Lorraine

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