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Riverside Cottage - Character Holiday Home – Home 150980 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Riverside Cottage - Character Holiday Home – Home 150980

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 20 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Riverside Cottage is in a lovely location, just yards from the banks of the River Coquet in the centre of an idyllic rural Village. We purchased and lovingly renovated the Cottage in 2011, retaining all its character and charm and have been using it as a holiday home ever since. We've done everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as possible with the personal touch, from providing a huge welcome basket of local produce from the Running Fox over the bridge to a complete guide to the surrounding area.

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Built by the Duke of Northumberland in the 1890's the Cottage offers excellent accommodation for four people, with two bedrooms: one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. It has full the benefit of full gas central heating with a warm and cosy lounge with open fireplace for that extra romantic touch. It's so relaxing to enjoy a fire in the evenings with a glass of wine, particularly in the winter

Riverside Cottage is in a lovely location, just yards from the banks of the River Coquet in the centre of an idyllic rural Village. We purchased and lovingly renovated the Cottage in 2011, retaining all its character and charm and have been using it as a holiday home ever since. We've done everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as possible with the personal touch, from providing a huge welcome basket of local produce from the Running Fox over the bridge to a complete guide to the surrounding area.

Contact us with any enquiries stay, at, northumberlandholidays, dot, com

Built by the Duke of Northumberland in the 1890's the Cottage offers excellent accommodation for four people, with two bedrooms: one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. It has full the benefit of full gas central heating with a warm and cosy lounge with open fireplace for that extra romantic touch. It's so relaxing to enjoy a fire in the evenings with a glass of wine, particularly in the winter months. The Lounge has a comfortable three piece suite, 40" LCD TV with built in DVD player and Sky HD Freeview, Blu-ray player and a Wii games console and high speed fibre broadband wifi internet to entertain the kids, along with a range of books and games. The remaining furniture are antique family heirlooms and we have original oil paintings throughout downstairs by my late grandfather. The character has been maintained with original wooden window shutters and the beautiful cast iron fireplace.

The separate dining room leads through from the lounge and also has a unique cast iron bread oven in it's own fireplace, a beamed ceiling and comfortably seats four people. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday and offers an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, family sized dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, fridge/freezer and Ipod dock. As we use the Cottage a lot ourselves we have made sure it's more like a home from home than a holiday cottage and pride ourselves in the equipment we provide and the standards we keep.

There are two bathrooms in the property: one being a handy downstairs cloakroom and the main bathroom upstairs, both have modern fixtures and fittings with a shower over the bath in the main bathroom. There is also an outside seating area for the warmer months with log store and planters.

The master bedroom has traditional window seats and offers beautiful views over the river Coquet, bridges and the village of West Thirston. We also have chandelier lighting and traditional solid wooden furniture, along with a wall mounted 19" LCD TV with freeview so that you can relax and watch TV from the comfort of the double bed. Our bed linen is exceptional - the finest 100% Egyptian Cotton, all from the White Company. The second bedroom is a comfortable twin room with two single beds, 15" LCD TV, chest of drawers and ample storage space.

Parking for the property is just on the bridge opposite the property where there are plenty of free spaces.

Families are welcome to stay and so are members of your extended family... the pets! We provide as standard dog towels, feeding bowls and spare leads, the riverside walks from the front door are perfect for the dogs that stay with us. We are happy to accept one well behaved dog at this property and there is a pet fee payable. Please enquire if you have more than one dog and let us know the breed and we still may accept your booking.

We will also provide an initial supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls, hand-wash and cleaning cloths.

A range of amenities including local shops, post office, café and a charming country pub with restaurant are all within easy walking distance of the property. The Running Fox opposite the Cottage is a wonderful Cafe and artisan bakery and the recently renovated Northumberland Arms pub is a 2 minute walk, both offer some of the finest dining in Northumberland! We are so lucky to have them on our doorstep and it makes staying at Riverside Cottage all the more enjoyable.

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 (and the often come to the back door asking to be fed!). The stunning coastline of Northumberland is just a short distance away. Having grown up nearby we know that Riverside Cottage 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.

We immediately fell in love with Riverside Cottage when we first saw it and I'm sure you will too.

Further details outdoors

On street parking is available on the road outside the Cottage, there is also off street parking available opposite the Cottage. There are no parking restrictions on any road in the surrounding area.

Location description from owner

The England region

Northumberland is a wonderful combination of fishing villages, old market towns, endless beaches, stunning castles and of course the historic Hadrians 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 Englands 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 areas 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.

West Thirston

The area surrounding West Thirston and indeed the whole of Northumberland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Village of West Thirston is separated from the village of Felton by the River Coquet that runs in front of the Cottage. In the thirteenth century the northern barons paid homage to the King of Scotland, Alexander, at Felton. They paid for this reckless deed when King John sent an army north to lay waste to the county and Felton was sent up in flames!

THINGS TO DO

Walking
There are beautiful riverside walks right on your doorstep when you stay at Riverside Cottage. But for those who take walking a little more seriously, Northumberland has a huge amount to offer. The Northumberland Coastal Path (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe. It stretches for 64 miles (103km) from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. The walk is split into 6 manageable stages. It's not only the stunning coast Northumberland has to offer but also hillwalking in the National Park (the Cheviot hills), more information can be found on our 'Walking' page.

Cycling
It's a delight to get on the saddle in Northumberland with a number of dedicated cycleways to enjoy the stunning scenery. There are plenty of gentle routes for the whole family, but there are also more challenging routes including the northern stretch of the Pennine Cycleway and the Coast and Castles cycle route.

Attractions
Northumberland has numerous attractions to explore, in fact there's far too many to mention here! Some of our favourites include: The Alnwick Garden, Whitehouse Farm Centre, Farne Island Boat Trips, Newcastle City Centre and the Quayside, The Metro Centre (the UK's largest shopping centre) including the north of England's only IMAX cinema, Kielder Water and Forest Park and Heighley Gate Garden Centre. More information about these places can be found on our Attractions page.

Day Trips
With its central location the Cottage is also an ideal base for a day trip a little further afield. Edinburgh is just over an hour away on the train from Alnmouth or Morpeth and a is a beautiful City to explore at any time of year. Driving up to the Scottish border via Otterburn and to Jedburgh and Kelso offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. This route also lets you take in Carter Bar, the border point between Scotland and England. The views on offer here have to be seen to be believed.

Fishing
With the River Coquet right on your doorstep the Cottage is ideally placed for the fishing enthusiast. The River Coquet is famous for its autumn run of salmon and sea trout, every year huge sea trout of up to 20lbs are caught. It is also famous year round for its Brown Trout. The upper reaches of the river offer classic fly-fishing within the splendour of the Cheviot hills. Just a mile from the Cottage is the Felton Fence Fishery that has four well stocked lakes. Another place of interest is the House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum located in Alnwick. The season for salmon runs from 1st February to 31st October and daily and weekly fishing licenses are available.

Golf
The county has a huge number of attractive golf courses. The nearest being Burgham Park Golf and Leisure Centre, a championship designed 18-hole golf course with excellent practise facilities set in 230 acres of attractive countryside. Others nearby include: Percy Wood Golf and Country Retreat in Swarland, Alnwick Golf Club, Alnmouth Golf Club, Rothbury Golf Club, Warkworth Golf Club, Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course, Seahouses Golf Club and Bamburgh Castle Golf Club. More than enough choice to please even the most ardent golfers.

Water Sports
Northumberland offers excellent water sports year round. It is great canoeing and kayaking territory and its long stretches of sandy beaches make it a popular destination for kitesurfing and adventure sports enthusiasts. You can head out to the Farne Islands and dive in the company of grey seals or go inland to Kielder Water and Forest Park, which is Europe's largest man made lake.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Andrew B
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
12 Sep 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Feb 2011. Located in Alnwick, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £300 to £685.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Sep 2016.

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“A great space in a beautiful village that has helped us to explore Northumberland”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

This cottage is a definite must, it has everything you could want and more from the amazing welcome hamper to the great friendly local welcome. The beds are so comfy and the facilities in the cottage make you feel that everything n th as been thought about with just you in mind.

“A marvellous base from which to explore the south of Northumberland”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2013

Riverside Cottage offers quality accommodation, perfect for a couple. All the amenities are there and especially helpful are the many laminated guidance notes for the electrical appliances, heating, TV etc. The location sits midway between coast and hill country, a mere 10 minute drive from the fine town of Alnwick. Directly outside the cottage is a most scenic bridge and stretch of the river Coquette. The most amazing artisan bakery and cafe is opposite.

“home from home”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2012

A fabulous little cottage furnished to a very high standard in a superb location.As soon as we arrived we felt very at home.A nice little pub on your doorstep with good food and The Running Horse across the bridge which provides a wonderful breakfast..We had breakfast before returning South.The place was heaving and we realised that we should have booked as most others had. Welcome pack from Running Horse an added bonus and a nice gesture to find when you arrive. The cottage is easily accessable to the various small towns around and there are a number of National Trust properties to choose from as well as wonderful walking country with views to die for. We had fabulous weather and the trips to Holy Island and Cragside were the highlights. The day we had to leave was the low point as there were so many more places we wanted to visit so we will definitely return in the future.

“Home from Home”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2012

Just back from a wonderul week in this beautiful cottage. There was everything you need and more. The welcome basket from the Running Fox was excellent. This was a real home from home. We will definitely be returning to the cottage in the future

“Beautiful Cottage”

Reviewed 3 May 2012

From the first point of contact we had excellent service and we werent disappointed when we arrived the cottage is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. The web site, details of how to get here and information provided in the cottage is first class - lots of attention to detail to make your holiday informative and relaxing. Lovely welcome pack from the Running Fox on arrival. Lots of lovely places to visit from the cottage and the Running Fox accross the bridge is a must beautiful home cooked breads and cakes. New landlady in the Northumberland Arms very welcoming and we hope the pub is a success for her she deserves it. Morning visit at the back door from the ducks!! Would not hesitate to recommend the cottage to anyone and certainly value for money. We have had a lovely time and will most certainly book next time we are in the area.

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