Country House converted into Luxury Holiday Homes in picturesque Northumberland countryside, within reach of Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne and beautiful sandy beaches.
Visit Northumberland and discover the best Northumberland has to offer. Whatever your interest Northumberland can accommodate; this historic county has amazing castles such as Bamburgh, Walkworth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh to name a few; country houses such as Cragside, Wallington and Belsay offer fantastic insight into the great industrial revolutionists of the area , such as Lord Armstrong.
Rothbury is situated adjacent to Cragside House which was the home of Lord Armstrong and was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Currently owned by the National Trust there is plenty to do for everyone. With one of the largest rock gardens in Europe Cragside House has an iron bridge, formal gardens, lakeside walks, adventure play area and labyrinth especially for the children.
Other National Trust properties in the area include Wallington, Dunstanburgh Castle, the Farne Islands and Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island.
A short journey from Rothbury you can find Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle. The Castle is still the home of the Duke of Northumberland and has been used as a film location for films such as Harry Potter, Blackadder and Elizabeth.
The Northumberland coastline offers some fantastic sandy beaches such as Embleton and Alnmouth to either spend the day or simply have a leisurely walk along. Bamburgh Castle located near Seahouses offers a great insight into the turbulent history of Northumbria from medieval times to more recent history with Lord Armstrong's family.
Rothbury is situated on the outskirts of the Northumberland National Park and offers an excellent base in which to explore the beauty of the park. The National Park offers something for everyone whatever your interest. Walkers love this area because of the spectacular trails throughout the area.
Kielder Water is less than 30 miles away and has a range of activities including; walking trails, mountain biking trails, fishing, horse riding, water activities, wildlife and adventure activities. Whatever your preference Kielder is an ideal location for a daily excursion.
Lovely location, locals very friendly. Suggested improvements for the cottage, would like to see a better standard in general cleanliness, lots of cobwebs and all the windows are overdue a good clean. All lounge furniture past it's best and would benefit from a nest of tables. Kitchen requires several spotlights to be replaced, the toaster could do with an upgrade, one of the dining chairs had a faulty seat which was insecure. I think if these improvements were carried out then I would make a return booking.
Graham from Edinburgh
Stayed Sep 2015 - Couple
First class in all respects . Lovely setting and all facilities top notch. Perfect for the two small dogs we had with us. Television broke down on first day and was replaced with a new one the very next day. Highly recommended and will be back .
Marilyn from Bury St Edmunds
Stayed May 2015 - Couple
Lovely spacious property with stunning views. Parking arrangements for properties poor as next doors vehicle is parked outside main bedroom window which meant we couldn't have the curtains open when we were in the bedroom. Also disappointed with the crockery, very badly chipped not what you expect in a 4 star. We enjoyed our stay very much but small things make all the difference.
Sue from Hinckley
Stayed Sep 2014 - Couple
One of the best holidays weve ever had! The accommodation was excellent, the area beautiful and the local people very, very friendly. Even the weather was perfect! Weve already booked to return next year.
Florence from Edinburgh
Stayed Oct 2013 - Couple
Beautiful cottage, in lovely wooded setting, very peaceful and relaxing. Cottage is modern, spacious and tastefully equipped to a high standard. We arrived with our two madcap springers who adored the woods. I would highly recommend for a break or a relaxing holiday, it would be perfect in the summer, especially for al fresco dining. Great for large families or groups of friends, who could rent the apartments.
One recommendation for dog owners, I took a lot of big bath towels to protect the light coloured carpet in the hall, (unfortunately we had rain and with our mud magnet springers, this could have made a lethal combination). (May be worth providing plastic sheeting).
Rothbury and the surrounding is lovely, several pubs in the village, but would recommend the Queens head for a dinner. Cragside also worth a visit, with miles of beautiful grounds, only downside is dogs have to be kept on leads, even in the extensive forest.
Diane from Coalville
Stayed Sep 2013 - Couple
Bluebell Cottage was everything the advertisement said and more. Its location is idyllic for a quiet, get away from it all, holiday. The accommodation is well maintained and has everything you could ask for in a holiday let. We came away feeling relaxed with our batteries fully recharged and our dogs loved it too!
We would highly recommend this property to family and friends and look forward to returning to it again in the future.
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5 other reviews
Excellent week - facilities very good and great peaceful location.Mr & Mrs Willard, Leeds
Excellent Break. Everything in the cottage was great. We recommend the sausages from the butcher in Rothbury!!T. White & B Davies, Cheshire
Delightful cottage - thank you. Everything we needed and very comfortable.Mr & Mrs Adriaanse, Oxfordshire
Lovely house, lovely people, lovely village - we want to live here!! Many Thanks. We will be back.Mr & Mrs Fawcett, Liverpool
We had a marvellous time and been so comfotable here. A new area to us which we have much enjoyed exploring. We look forward to coming back.M. Harvey, Lancaster
This is an Imposing Country House that has been lovingly converted into holiday cottages.
Each have private Patio area and shared landscaped grounds and Woodland.
The National Trust Property at Cragside is just 2 miles away.3 and 4 day breaks available Fri to sun at 60% and mon to thurs at 70% of weekly cost.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Climbing Fishing Golf Horse Riding Sailling
Sports Center Swimming Tennis Water Skiing Wind Surfing