Northumberland National Park Area


Rothbury is a fantastic market village situated on the banks of the River Coquet in the heart of Northumberland and the peaceful village of Thropton is only two miles away, heading west towards Northumberland National Park. This really is a lovely part of Northumberland, with stunning views in all directions.

Famous for its music festivals, the village of Rothbury is a thriving rural community and with wide range of places to eat, drink and shop.

The Queen’s Head and Newcastle House are both fantastic traditional country pubs. On a sunny day the owners of Newcastle House are happy for you to take your drink outside to sit on the village green. The Coquet Vale restaurant comes highly recommended by the locals and serves an excellent range of Italian food.

The award winning Tully’s deli in the heart of the village has a small café area ideal for lunches. There is a range of shops from the co-op to the Otterburn Mill clothing boutique to the award winning butchers. Visited by Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowls, this local butcher provides the highest quality local meats alongside more exotic options such as kangaroo.


A lovely walk over the hills or a short drive takes you from Rothbury to Thropton. Thropton is peaceful little village with a splendid outlook over the Simonside Hills. This may be a small village but there two great pubs The Three Wheat Heads and The Cross Keys. The National Trust owned Cragside House and estate is well worth a visit. This former home of Lord Armstrong was the first house in the country to hydroelectric power, and is only a couple of miles away.

We offer a selection of 3 and 4* luxury holiday cottages in a small hamlet called Netherton. This peaceful village is situated at the edge of the National Park only 5 miles from Thropton and 7 miles from Rothbury.

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