Exterior view of the cottage
Open Plan, comfortable living space
Relax after your days out and about
Thoughtfully designed annexe- style cottage
Well equipped kitchen to prepare meals in
Light and airy compact kitchen
The pretty bedroom area
View to the ensute shower room
Beautiful views of open countryside
Side view of the cottage
Enjoy a picnic in the garden
Peaceful views in Northumberland
The owners' giddy goats
Friendly neighbours
Spend a day expolring Newcastle city centre
You can go back in time for a day!
Spend an unforgettable day at Beamish Open Air Museum
1 / 17  Exterior view of the cottage
2 / 17  Open Plan, comfortable living space
3 / 17  Relax after your days out and about
4 / 17  Thoughtfully designed annexe- style cottage
5 / 17  Well equipped kitchen to prepare meals in
6 / 17  Light and airy compact kitchen
7 / 17  The pretty bedroom area
8 / 17  View to the ensute shower room
9 / 17  Beautiful views of open countryside
10 / 17  Side view of the cottage
11 / 17  Enjoy a picnic in the garden
12 / 17  Peaceful views in Northumberland
13 / 17  The owners' giddy goats
14 / 17  Friendly neighbours
15 / 17  Spend a day expolring Newcastle city centre
16 / 17  You can go back in time for a day!
17 / 17  Spend an unforgettable day at Beamish Open Air Museum

Courtyard Cottage - Riding Mill

Riding Mill, Northumberland
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Idyllic cottage located on the south bank of the River Tyne, near Hexham
  • Set in the picturesque grounds of a secluded farm
  • Garden area offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside
  • Peaceful, rural location but close to amenities, including lovely pub
  • Easy access to Newcastle, Hexham and Hadrian’s Wall country
  • Various enticing walking routes available nearby
Property code: CN063

This annexe-style cottage, set in a tranquil hamlet near Riding Mill, offers unrivalled country views, allowing guests the chance to get away from it all after exploring the Northumberland region.

Courtyard Cottage is a beautifully furnished holiday cottage, set in the grounds of Riding Hills Farm, on the outskirts of Riding Mill near Hexham. Perfectly formed, this compact annex- style cottage has been well designed and offers a separate kitchen, open plan living/bedroom with a small, en-suite shower room and is an idyllic retreat for couples. The cottage is on one level, with just three broad steps up to the entrance, so is suitable for guests with restricted mobility. The kitchen houses a beautiful Everhot range cooker with 2 large ovens, cast iron hot and simmer plates with an integral grill. The living area is tastefully decorated and has two comfortable armchairs and a 42-inch smart TV. The bedroom area has a double bed and leads into a small, en-suite shower room, with wash basin and toilet. There is a designated parking space a short distance to the rear, together with a delightful picnic area overlooking the uninterrupted countryside surrounding Riding Hills Farm.

Riding Mill stands on the south bank of the Tyne, sixteen miles west of Newcastle and five miles east of Hexham. The village has a welcoming pub, the Wellington, which has a warm and cosy atmosphere, traditional British food with great service.

Also within the village is Riding Mill station, dating back to 1835, where the original building still stands and is fully operational, connecting you along the Newcastle to Carlisle line. For a unique experience, why not book the Passage to India Train which departs from Newcastle and passes through Riding Mill, to connect you to the award-winning Valley Restaurant at Corbridge.

Just four miles away is the beautiful historic village of Corbridge, with a range of interesting Roman sites to visit and St Andrews Church in the centre with its Saxon window, Roman arch and Norman door. The village has innovative and interesting shops, pubs and coffee shops and its bridge dating back to the 17th Century, the only bridge to survive the great flood of 1771, such was the height of the water that during the night persons stood on the bridge and washed their hands in the river (WJ Palmer 1882).

There are some great local places to eat and drink nearby, including the Wellington (1 mile), the Duke of Wellington (5 miles), the Angel of Corbridge (4 miles), the Manor House (7 miles) which are all great pub/restaurants and of course, Wheelbirk’s award winning yummy Ice Cream parlour is only 10 minutes away by car - a must visit!!

Bed linen, towels, heating and hot water are all included.

  • Bedroom – 1 king-size bed
  • Bathroom 1 shower room with WC
  • Bed linen and towels and included
  • Electric oven and hob and under counter fridge/freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Fully tiled en-suite shower room
  • Garden table and chairs
  • Ground floor bedroom and shower room
  • Electric woodburner-style fireplace
  • Off-road parking available for 1 car
  • Open plan layout with separate kitchen
  • Pub and shop in village (2 miles from the cottage)
  • Single step into the property
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Regret no pets
  • Tourist information pack in cottage
  • Wi-Fi included

This property is personally managed by Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 14th December 2019

A perfect location and the owner is extremely helpful if required. Otherwise its peaceful.

Reviewed by David 14th September 2019

Courtyard Cottage was in a very quiet area outside of Riding Mill, and it was very clean and warm. The local pub just a couple of minutes drive in Riding Mill provided very good meals, as did cafes in Hexham and the Indian Restaurant in Corbridge. The Sill visitor centre was a short ride away giving access to Hadrian's Wall. The area is steeped in Read morehistory with so many things to visit. In most places free car parking was also a bonus! Hide

Exterior view of the cottage
Open Plan, comfortable living space
Relax after your days out and about
Thoughtfully designed annexe- style cottage
Well equipped kitchen to prepare meals in
Light and airy compact kitchen
The pretty bedroom area
View to the ensute shower room
Beautiful views of open countryside
Side view of the cottage
Enjoy a picnic in the garden
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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