Country House converted into Luxury Apartments in picturesque Northumberland countryside, within reach of Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne and beautiful
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.
riverview is in a fantastic setting with beautiful views,it was lovely and peaceful.and there are many lovely places to visit in the area such as Alnwick Castle and gardens.and the lovely treehouse resturant not to be missed! How ever there are a few things in the property that needs attention.No shower in upstairs bathroom,although there is a fitting for one,so i thought i would have a bath but plug to small for plug hole and water drained away so no joy there!.Down stair bathroom no grap rail for bath(think of elderly guests please!) plus no bath mat for floor.A few hooks in bathroom would make things a little easier.Could some one please sort out the silly shower curtain it sticks to you when showering.There were some lighting problems in kitchen over cooker,and fridge kept filling with water in the bottom tray.Most of these are minor problems that can easily be put right.although reading a review fro 2014 i see grap rails and hooks we mentioned,but this has not been sorted out.How ever on the plus side our holiday was very nice and i would recommend it.M.Armes Norwich Nofolk. May 2015.
Lynda from York
Stayed 07 Oct 2013 with Couple
We had a great stay. the building and surrounding areas were just lovely. Our apartment was extremely clean & very well equipped. One small drawback was we had no phone service. Apparently it only worked if you were with Vodaphone.
Linda from York
Stayed 09 Aug 2013 with Family
We fell in love with the area and will certainly be going back.
A fantastic apartment I could happily live in. Spacious, comfortable, well equipment. Great views. Within walking distance of Thropton & Rothbury.
Great location and spectacular views with a big garden for the children to safely run around in and explore. The interior fittings are of a very high quality, although crockery and glassware (probably through breakages over time) insufficient for the six people this appartment accomodates. Wifi a recent addition and really useful for boosting mobile telephone reception which is otherwise poor due the rural location. Only major problem is not enough hot water at bath/shower times - despite pre-warning the owner before this last visit (as this had been a problem on both previous visits) we ran out of water in the mornings and evenings. Despite this perennial problem, this is our third visit which is a testament to how wonderful a time we have when visiting Westcliffe House.
Second time we have stayed here and found the apartment very good, meeting the needs of our family. It remains well equipped and spacious with a tremendous view across the cocquet valley. The Visitor book had several requests for wifi broadband which the owner installed while we were there!!! We enjoyed using it and if visitors want to "escape" simply turn it off. Could do with a coat of paint to bring it back to the excellent appearance when we first visited in 2009. Overall very good and woiudl recommend the apartment and location to anyone who wants a beatiful country break , nice shops in town (must try the butchers!) and access to the Borders and Northumbrian Coast
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3 other reviews
Excellent accommodation, perfect vista and lovely summer weather.Amanda, Emma, David & Peter
First visit to Northumbria. Fantastic scenery, accommodation excellent. Alnwick Castle amazing. Good sunny weather over the Easter weekend. Would like to return.The Dickinson Family, Penwortham, Lancashire
Beautiful surroundings and a lovely cottage to cuddle up in after a busy day of sightseeing. Very sad to leave we want to live here.J Tulip & A Hanson, Newcastle
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.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Climbing Fishing Golf Horse Riding Sailling
Sports Center Swimming Tennis Water Skiing Wind Surfing