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Traditional stone cottage
A warm and cosy lounge to relax in after a busy day
The wood burner offers comfort and warmth in the lounge
Gorgeous sofa in the lounge to sink into
Farmhouse kitchen bursting with character
Farmhouse breakfast in the welcoming kitchen packed with features
Sumptuous four poster bed in the double bedroom
Four poster with wonderful finishing details
Classy en-suite shower room
Indulge in the hot tub, straight off the bedroom, in the private garden
1 / 10  Traditional stone cottage
2 / 10  A warm and cosy lounge to relax in after a busy day
3 / 10  The wood burner offers comfort and warmth in the lounge
4 / 10  Gorgeous sofa in the lounge to sink into
5 / 10  Farmhouse kitchen bursting with character
6 / 10  Farmhouse breakfast in the welcoming kitchen packed with features
7 / 10  Sumptuous four poster bed in the double bedroom
8 / 10  Four poster with wonderful finishing details
9 / 10  Classy en-suite shower room
10 / 10  Indulge in the hot tub, straight off the bedroom, in the private garden

Rochester House Barn

Rochester, Northumberland
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful traditional stone cottage set in the Cheviot foothills
  • Indulge in the hot tub in the private garden whatever the time of day
  • A perfect romantic getaway where you can lose yourself from the everyday hustle and bustle 
  • Home to spectacular scenery, a large variety of wildlife with walking and cycle routes close by
  • Whether a history buff or not Hadrian's Wall, a world heritage site, is definitely worth a visit
  • Beautiful scenery of Kelder Forest  and the Scottish border is a haven for walkers and just a short drive away 
Property code: 49414

A stunning stone barn conversion with those extra special touches in one of Northumberland’s most scenic areas. Set in Northumbria’s National Park on a working farm you cannot fail to relax here.

This stunning stone barn conversion is set on a working farm in the rolling Cheviot foothills of Northumberland National Park, one of Northumbria's most scenic areas. The traditional cottage is perfect to enjoy a romantic getaway, with special touches ensuring relaxation and recuperation.

Found in the hamlet of Rochester, which dates back to the Romans who built a fort there, you will be surrounded by 400 square miles of breath-taking landscape, just waiting to be explored on foot or by bicycle. As well as the beautiful Kielder Forest, the Cheviots and Hadrian's Wall all being on your doorstep, you will also be able to take in some of the UK's finest stargazing - the lack of light pollution means Northumbria National Park has the darkest skies in England.

Enter the property through the double gates, where a gravelled forecourt leads you to the front door. Stepping over the threshold, you'll enter a gorgeous farmhouse kitchen/diner, complete with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, beautiful Welsh dresser and pine dining table. To the right of the kitchen, step down into a spacious lounge with a wood burner, TV, DVD and a sofa bed. It’s an ideal space to relax after a day exploring the wonderful surrounding countryside. To the left of the kitchen, you'll find a sumptuous bedroom with a four-poster bed, en-suite shower and WC, and direct access to the private hot tub area outside. There is an enclosed garden and decked area with garden furniture to enjoy al fresco dining.

There is storage for bikes and off-road parking for two cars at the front of the property. Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Private hot tub
  • Wood burner – logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 4 miles and pub/restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Bike storage available
  • TV and DVD
  • Sleeps 2+1

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.8
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.5

Reviewed by Frances 15th June 2018

Great location, lovely owners and all you need from a cottage stay. Is a working farm but not intrusive

Reviewed by Kenneth 8th June 2018

The cottage itself is the best one we have stayed in and we have been in a few. Well appointed and decorated with ample space in all rooms. Willie and Kirsty very friendly hosts Willie was very informative about the local history and area. A great place if you wanted to get away from it all. Very quiet and peaceful and superb views of the countrysiRead morede. Hot tub was a welcome treat after walks during the day with our dog. Hide

Reviewed by Vera-Ann 11th May 2018

Go here - its great !

Reviewed by Sheralee 20th April 2018

Beautiful cottage on a stunning working farm. Peaceful and tranquil with the occasional whinny from a horse or baaaa from a sheep. Take your wellies as it is a farm. You will definitely need a car to get to the shops or restaurant but the roads are super and not very busy. Very dog friendly and super owners who left us alone but were there if we neRead moreeded them. Perfect!! 10/10 x Hide

Reviewed by Philp 13th April 2018

A nicely equipped and designed cottage very suitable for a couple ( + dog ). Part of a working farm, we enjoyed seeing the lambs, as it was lambing season. We were able to visit 2 National Trust properties not far away and the outstanding scenery from places like Carter's Bar on the border.

Reviewed by Christine 29th March 2018

What a fabulously welcoming and relaxing cottage! Theyve thought of everything. Its warm and cosy with a wonderful hot tub. The owners are so friendly and welcome dogs. A short ride in any direction takes you to fab countryside and the nearest pub is a short mile walk away - and its dog friendly. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Lynsey 23rd March 2018

Lovely cottage, well equipped & nice decor. Well located with the benefit of peaceful countryside. Lovely to have the horses on the doorstep & working farm. Fabulous hot tub, really enjoyed our stay & didnt want to leave. Dog friendly cottage & nearby pubs.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 8th March 2018

Beautiful cottage, a home from home. This is dog friendly accommodation and has a secure walled space which is excellent. The only problem with the location is that it is bang in the middle of a farm. If your dog, like ours, is not good with other dogs or farm animals be prepared for a lot of barking.

Reviewed by Carol 26th February 2018

This property is in a beautiful location, we could not tour around area as we had the big Freeze and we were literally snowed in, to the extent that the owner went to the shops in his tractor to get us some supplies as we could not get out as all roads were blocked, we even had to stay on an extra two nights as it was impossible to get anywhere. WeRead more can not thank them enough for their generous hospitality and anything we needed they were there to help. First class all round and we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Darren 19th January 2018

Simply perfect! 100% stay again!

Reviewed by Neil 11th January 2018

Great cottage from which to explore the area, and lovely to come back to the wood burner. It is a working farm but we were never disturbed by any noise and it was lovely to see the horses and Willy (the owner!) knew so much about the local area too. We loved every minute!

Reviewed by Louise 5th January 2018

Fantastic location, beautiful property, amazing log burner.

Reviewed by Kathryn 29th December 2017

The cottage looks delightful but is situated in the working yard of a working farm not just a shelter for ponies. Working dogs are loose in the yard so as well as mud there is a generous helping of dog poo. The views are of farm buildings and outhouses. We felt unable to use the spa as not private. Work starts on the farm at 8am everyday so not peaRead moreceful. The cottage could have been beautiful internally but is in need of some repair and is pretty minimally furnished with crockery Hide

Reviewed by Emma 24th November 2017

The cottage is lovely and the owners really welcoming and friendly. I arrived late on the Friday night, and there was a roaring fire in the log burner to welcome me. The cottage is fairly remote, which suited me, but worth bearing in mind if you want to be near a town. I will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Philip 18th November 2017

Perfect romantic get-away. Comfy bed, spacious and warm. Nice location for exploring the dark sky park and close to beaches. Loved to hot tub! Very friendly host who gave us a tour of the horse rescue centre.

Reviewed by Steven 27th October 2017

Lovely and cozy cottage great log burner and hot tub very clean and tidy seeing they take dogs will definitely be staying again 5 STARS

Reviewed by Gary 20th October 2017

Such a lovely place to stay we felt so relaxed and was made to feel very welcome,oh and the hot tub was just fantastic.We will be back.Gary,Michelle,Ralph & Barney.

Reviewed by Mel 6th October 2017

Little Gem of a cottage. Peaceful and relaxed setting. The farm owners are lovely, really friendly and helpful. The hot tub is an added bonus. Lots of farmland and woodland for dogs to trundle around. Had a fab week and didn't want to come home.

Reviewed by Nicola 1st October 2017

The cottage was beautifully furnished to a high quality, and it was a nice touch that the owner left us shortbread, tea bags, coffee and wine. The cottage had everything we needed including lighter for the fire, dishwasher tablets, etc. The rooms were a good size, and the wood burning stove was warm. The hot tub was one of the best bits though, espRead moreecially after a long walk or in the rain! There are good walks nearby, and it's a good location for exploring Northumberland and Scottish Borders. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 18th August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at Rochester House Barn. Always something happening on the farm, especially watching the foals. Excellent wildlife including watching bats at dusk, rabbits, owls and squirrels from the windows and decking. The highlight, each evening, is star gazing from the hot tub then snuggling up in front of the wood burnRead moreer afterwards. Northumberland's National Parks natural beauty makes it truly one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Lovely bolthole. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 28th July 2017

Great cottage , decorated and furnished to a high standard, owners were lovely as well as all the staff on the farm we met . Great base for travelling either to border towns north of the border as well as south 10out of 10 keep up the good work

Reviewed by Natasha 9th July 2017

Delightful cottage. Well proportioned and very well equipped. Owners were very respectful of privacy but equally helpful and obliging. Local area was very peaceful. A very relaxing place with some brilliant wildlife. Will definitely go again.

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Location

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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