About this cottage
Allocated parking space
Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and toilet
Flat screen TV
Games, books and DVDs
Iron and ironing board
Off road parking
Tourist information in cottage
Kingfisher Cottage is one a collection of high quality holiday cottages, all of which have been carefully converted from an impressive 19th century stone-built farm steading.
This fascinating historic site is located on the edge of Northumberland National Park, near the village of Rothbury and is surrounded by stunning scenery. This cottage is ideal for walkers, cyclists and those who wish to explore rural Northumberland and remain within easy reach of the stunning Northumberland coastline.
This cottage was created on the site of the old cart shed and features an attractive arch entrance, opening into a spacious light open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen.
The lounge has two comfortable leather sofas, quality oak furniture, flatscreen TV with DVD and Sky TV. The dining area has seating for four and the modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need including a dishwasher and washing machine.
Upstairs, the cottage has a master double bedroom with exposed beam, Velux window in the eaves and floor level window looking out onto the courtyard . The second bedroom (with single bed), enjoys stunning views over the countryside through the south facing window. Both bedrooms are finished to a high standard with quality oak furniture. In addition, there is a modern family bathroom with electric shower over the bath, basin and WC.
For guests at these cottages only, there is a private tennis court and lovely open space to the north of the steading where you could have a picnic lunch and enjoy the stunning uninterrupted views over the Cheviot Hills.
Adjacent to the cottage, two tributaries of the River Coquet meet; don’t forget to look out for the family of otters living under the bridge and as the name of the cottage suggests, this area is of special interest to bird lovers. With the sound of the babbling streams and a wealth of wildlife on the doorstep, this is an ideal place to escape the pressures of modern life. The Cross Keys pub in nearby Thropton does nice meals and also has free Wi-Fi access
This area of Northumberland is particularly popular with cyclists because of the quiet, safe, scenic roads, and Kingfisher Cottage also provides fantastic accommodation for keen cyclists with secure storage in the cottage's under-stair cupboard for bikes.
Open-plan living area: Two leather sofas, flat-screen TV with in-built DVD player, Sky TV, iPod dock, CD/radio, coffee table, dining table with seating for four, under-stair storage cupboard.
Kitchen area: Modern, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, electric hob, toaster, kettle and microwave
Bathroom: Modern family bathroom with electric shower and glazed shower screen over bath, W.C. and wash basin, well lit by a conservation Velux window in the roof
Bedroom 1: Master double bedroom with exposed beam, floor level window looking out onto the courtyard and conservation Velux roof light
Bedroom 2: Second bedroom with south facing floor level window, single bed and chest of drawers.
On your arrival, you will find a Welcome Pack which will include a complimentary bottle of wine and biscuits as well as a starter pack of of tea, coffee, milk portions for drinks and sugar. Inside the cottage, you will also find a starter pack of washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, a new sponge and j-cloth and toilet paper.
Outside: Small terrace area in front of the cottage, private tennis court for our guests' use, fully equipped, enclosed childrens' play area, large open space to the north of the steading with stunning views over the Cheviot Hills and communal area in the courtyard. Plenty of parking just a few steps from the cottage.
This cottage is one of fourteen holiday cottages carefully converted from a collection of impressive farm buildings in Netherton, located on the edge of the stunning Northumberland National Park. The farm itself was built by one of the great Victorian inventors, Lord Armstrong and was part of the impressive Cragside Estate. A visit to Cragside House, now owned by the National Trust, located only a few minutes drive away is a must-see when you stay here.
The villages and towns of Rothbury, Alnwick and Morpeth (and Newcastle about 50 minutes away) are all within easy reach by car and well worth a visit. Alnwick Gardens and Castle for example provide a great day out for the whole family. In addition, the historic Hadrian’s Wall the Cheviot Hills, as well as the coastal towns of Bamburgh, Berwick, Craster, Holy Island and Seahouses on Northumberland’s Heritage Coast are all within just a half hour drive of the cottage.
With a wide choice of activities nearby, local walks and the opportunity to relax and enjoy this peaceful location, this cottage provides the ideal location for a family holiday in the county. More details of local attractions are available in the cottage.
There are no supermarkets in Netherton Thropton however, Rothbury does have a good selection of all sorts of shops including a Co-Operative supermarket and an excellent butchers - you might like to try the sausages...famous in the area! .Supermarket Deliveries -Tesco and Asda both deliver to the cottages - the address for delivery is Dipper Cottage, Burnfoot ,Netherton, NE65 7EY.
Please see link to list of nearest supermarkets: http://www.yell.com/s/supermarkets-rothbury.html
You can have a day out in Alnwick to shop and whilst there you can also visit:
The Alnwick Gardens and Tree House: http://www.alnwickgarden.com
Alnwick Castle: http://www.alnwickcastle.com - a must for Harry Potter fans!
and Barter Books: http://www.barterbooks.co.uk a great shop with a wide range of books for all ages as well as a coffee shop to relax and read in.
Beaches- you are spoilt for choice,we have wonderful beaches from Warkworth to Berwick. We recommend Newton by the sea, Embleton (Dunstanburgh) Beadnell and Bamburgh beaches.
Closer to home spend a day at Cragside House:
The Cook and Barker at Newton on the Moor is well recommended for food: http://www.cookandbarkerinn.co.uk.
There are two bars /restaurants in nearby Thropton- 5 minute drive and even more in Rothbury 8 minute drive.
Have a great time!