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The Malt House Rothbury

Cottage with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Northumberland National Park, England

From £413 per week

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Cottage to rent in Northumberland National Park, England

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • Near supermarket
  • Near bar
  • Near restaurant

Cottage overview - owner's description

The Malt House is a stone built property located in the beautiful village centre of Rothbury and offers warm, comfortable accommodation for up to five guests in three bedrooms.

The Malt House is a stone built property located in the beautiful village centre and offers warm, comfortable accommodation for up to five guests in three bedrooms. The deceptively spacious property offers a modern interior including an entrance hallway with downstairs WC, fully fitted dining kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, washing machine, microwave and fridge freezer along with a dining table and chairs.
The spacious lounge comfortably seats five people with large patio doors. There is a twin bedroom, double bedroom, single room and family bathroom. Outside there and to the rear there is a small private courtyard. To the front there is off road parking.

Known locally as the Capital of Coquetdale, the traditional Northumbrian village of Rothbury is built on a sandstone hillside. It offers an excellent range of shops, with many art galleries, tea rooms, cafes and pubs. It makes a very convenient base for fishing and for walking into the Northumberland National Park and Simonside, as well as offering less strenuous riverside walks.

Rothbury lies near the centre of rural Northumberland, 12 miles from Alnwick, 15 miles from Morpeth and 29 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. As such it has been a local centre since the 13th century and at various times had a castle, a market and magistrate's court. Nearby Cragside House and Gardens, home to Lord Armstrong is perhaps the most famous attraction in the area.

Attractions and Things To Do in Rothbury

Exploring the beautiful outdoors is definitely a theme in what there is to do in and around Rothbury. It's perfectly set up for the serious walker with the Northumberland National Park and Simonside on your doorstep. There's also plenty circular walks that have Rothbury as a starting and finishing point. The area is also excellent for the keen sports person with fishing on the River Coquet and also at nearby Fontburn Reservoir. Cragside House and Gardens, the home of Lord Armstrong is just a couple of miles away and makes a fascinating day out for all the family. Other recommended places of interest include Brinkburn Priory and Goats on the Roof.

Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes in Rothbury

Rothbury serves as a hub for the outlying Villages and as such has a good choice of places to eat and drink. You might be surprised to hear that in such a small place not only are there a number of pubs and cafes, but there is also an Italian restaurant and an Indian restaurant! The numerous cafes are extremely popular with the walkers and there is a good choice on offer here as well. There are also a number of country pubs in the Rothbury area that are worth visiting.

Shopping, Food and Supermarkets

Rothbury has an award-winning selection of local, independent shops in which you can buy practically anything from meat to shoes and wine. We have highlighted the best in independent retailers including crafts and gifts, food shops, supermarkets and clothing. There are also a number of art and crafts galleries that celebrate and sell original and local crafts.

Events in Rothbury

Rothbury Music Festival celebrates the popularity of Folk and Traditional music in the area. The Festival takes place in July each year, has been running for over thirty years and now draws musicians from around the country. Rothbury has it's own Highland Pipe Band who always open the proceedings and display their marching and plating skills. The event consumes the whole Village with many performances and ceilidh's across the weekend. Another popular event is the Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking Festival that takes place in June annually. With many walks of differing lengths and difficulty in a period of just over a week there really is something for everybody. Visit their website for more information.


Rothbury Tourist Information Centre (one of the main centre's for the Northumberland National Park) is located in the Coquetdale Centre in the middle of the Village by the Church. The full address is The Coquetdale Centre, Church House, Church Street, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7UP, Contact 01669 620 887. Rothbury Community Cinema was set up with the aim to bring interesting and entertaining films to the area on a regular basis without local people having to make a 60 mile round trip to the cinema. There are usually two films shown every month on a Friday evening and entrance is free (however, a small donation is requested for the use of the Jubilee Hall to pay for the heating etc). Check their website for film times. Other amenities include Rothbury Bowling Club, Coquetdale Swimming and Fitness Centre, Rothbury Lawn Tennis Club, Rothbury Football Club and Rothbury Cricket Club.

For further information on what the Rothbury area has to offer please visit


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7 out of 7 people recommend staying here

Family from York, United Kingdom Aug 2017

We had a lovely week long stay at The Malt House and quite honestly could not fault a single thing about the property.
The house was lovely & spacious and the owners had provided lots of extras we weren't expecting which was really helpful.
The location of the property was perfect, the high street is practically on your doorstep with an excellent choice of shops & pubs that we used most days. Our 2 young children made good use of the park behind the property which we hadnt realised was there initially so it was a lovely bonus find!
Rothbury as a base was great, we had some fabulous days out and i don't think we ever travelled for more than an hour in the car to get anywhere.
I would recommend the property & area to anyone, there is something for everyone to enjoy and The Malt House is a lovely place to return to at the end of a long day exploring!
Thank you David & Susan for a very enjoyable stay!
Karen, Martyn, Sophie & Emily

Family from Retford, United Kingdom Aug 2016

A lovely little cottage in beautiful village with a medium sized Coop and three pub/restaurants in easy walking distance. Everything that we could have wanted was provided from the normal bed linen and towels down to cling film, toilet rolls and washing up liquid. So often it is difficult to clean after a stay in a rented cottage but everything was there. Many of the neighbours are elderly so very peaceful - once you get used to the church clock bells every 15 minutes.
Easy driving distance to Alnwick and the coast with fantastic views along the road. Cragside just along the road definitely worth a visit.

Reply from David

Thank you for the review we are glad you had such an Whitaker stay in our holiday home and hope to see you again.
Kind regards.
David and Susan.

Family from Rotherham, United Kingdom May 2016

Beautifully well equipped cottage that's definitely a home away from home. Perfectly situated in the heart of the village and all its amenities.

Family from Dronfield, United Kingdom May 2016

We had a most enjoyable stay in this lovely house. The location is excellent - a good base from which to explore beautiful Northumberland and with all the convenience of a village location. Despite being in the village, the house is very tranquil as it is just tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. There are lovely walks from the property along the riverside including a walk to nearby Cragside which is well worth a visit as are Alnwick and the Garden and the coast a short drive away. A bonus is the opportunity for a day trip to Edinburgh from Alnmouth - about a 30 minute drive to the station, with free parking and an hour on the train to Edinburgh Waverley, taking you straight into the centre.

Family from Rotherham, United Kingdom Oct 2015

A very comfortable and cozy house with everything you need close by. The welcome gift was very well received and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you

Family from Eccles, United Kingdom Oct 2014

Our family of 3 adults and 2 children stayed in this accommodation over the October half term break 2014 for 5 nights whilst visiting key sites local to the cottage in Northumbria.

We had a lovely time. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a welcome bottle of wine and chocolate cake which was a lovely touch. The cottage had all the modern amenities required for a self-catering stay, and was conveniently located in the centre of the lovely village of Rothbury, with only a 2 minute walk to the local convenience store, and a choice of several delightful village pubs.

Lovely walks into the countryside are just on the doorstep and the cottage is within easy reach of local attractions such as Alnwick Castle (15 minutes max) and Seahouses (for the seal cruise) and Holy Island to name a few.

Highly recommended and we will certainly return should we wish to visit Northumbria again in the future.

1 other review

David Rutherford May 2016

Thank you for the review we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

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This cottage is:

25km from the nearest beach 100m from the nearest bar 200m from the nearest restaurant 100m from the nearest supermarket 48km from Newcastle airport

Local activities

Sports center 600m Tennis 300m

Sights and attractions

Shopping 100m

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Outside this cottage in Northumberland National Park, England
This cottage is in the countryside and in a quiet area. Car hire is recommended as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 28 October - 22 December 2017: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 23 December 2017 - 6 January 2018: changeover days are Friday and Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.



  • Booking Fee

    £15.00 per week, paid with booking


  • Pet Fee

    £20.00 per week, paid with booking



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 single bed


1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 5, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster



Suitable for

Children, Infants, Restricted mobility, Pets


Average rating from 7 reviews

Private Owner From North Shields, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2013

Past bookings: 30 bookings

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