View of the property
Light and bright  lounge area
A great open plan social space
Kitchen area
Double bedroom
Family bathroom
Cute little touches
Twin room
View of the property
Tennis Court
Local views
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2 / 11  Light and bright lounge area
3 / 11  A great open plan social space
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5 / 11  Double bedroom
6 / 11  Family bathroom
7 / 11  Cute little touches
8 / 11  Twin room
9 / 11  View of the property
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Nr Rothbury, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming and cosy character stone-built cottage with use of tennis court and children's play area
  • Dark Sky friendly property offers some of the finest stargazing in Europe
  • Close to the lively village of Rothbury with independent shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries
  • Golf, cycling and hiking through miles of beautiful and peaceful countryside in the Northumberland National Park
  • Close to Northumberland Coast Area of Natural Beauty with miles of stunning sandy beaches
  • Explore nearby Cragside House and gardens, Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Gardens
Property code: CN162

This charming character cottage converted from old farm buildings sits on the outskirts of Rothbury. This attached property is the ideal base for an exploration of breath-taking Northumberland.

Sandpiper Cottage is one a collection of quality holiday cottages which have been carefully converted from a19th century stone-built farm steading. The nearby area has recently been certified as Europe’s largest Dark Skies Park and offers the perfect place for star gazing.

Please note, that for larger groups, this cottage can be booked alongside other similar cottages.

This fascinating historic site is located on the edge of Northumberland National Park, near the bustling village of Rothbury and is surrounded by stunning scenery. This cottage is ideal for small families, walkers and cyclists and those who wish to explore rural Northumberland and remain within easy reach of the stunning Northumberland coastline.

This cottage accepts up to two medium sized well behaved dogs.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, under-counter fridge
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Lawned area with children's play area
  • Use of private tennis court
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Welcome pack
  • Located in complex of properties sharing play facilities and tennis court
  • There is a local pub in Netherton but please check opening times directly as they do not have regular opening times.

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Graham 25th February 2019

Clean, warm and comfortable, a perfect spot for relaxing after a day out visiting the area.

Reviewed by Wendy 24th August 2018

Well restored, comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. However we were not expecting it to be 8 miles west of Rothbury. Ideal if you are walking locally, but not so good if you are visiting Northumberland places of interest.

Reviewed by Lindsay W

Really clean and well presented.The written information sent by the company prior to our visit was really helpful, and I would urge people to use this before they go for local knowledge. Also the discount vouchers were a good idea. The cottages were in a beautiful part of the country, and we really enjoyed a peaceful stay; so did the dog!

Reviewed by Keith B

High spec equipment clean and tidy and exactly what was set out in literature was in the cottage to match expectations. context the accommodation was of a high standard despite being very compact the effective use of space and high design standard did not make the cottage feel cramped. The three wheat heads pub in Thropton should be recommendedRead more for high quality food with the proviso to book ahead. Cragside is a must visit particularly for National Trust members with young families as this is worth more than 1 visit on a longer stay to fully explore the house and grounds. The Castle Inn in Bamburgh also highly recommended for food and real ale. Newcastle House Hotel for reasonably priced food and warm welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Louise B

Beautifully furnished, cosy cottage in lovely rural location. Good outside space for kids. Good base for exploring, whether visiting the coast or inland eg Kielder Forest.

Reviewed by Jane W

Sandpiper Cottage is perfect for a short break, well equipped and cosy.

Reviewed by Jane W

Fantastic cottage well equipped and cosy, perfectly placed to visit Alnwick Castle and Alnmouth.

Reviewed by Mrs V Fordington

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sandpiper cottage which we found to be well equipped , clean and comfortable. We made a number of day trips 1) Inner Farne 2) Cragside 3) coast path from Craster to Beadnell 4) Alnwick Castle. We would happily return to this part of Northumberland again.

Reviewed by Alan Swift

Sandpiper Cottage in small, exclusive complex in fairly remote location, giving ideal peace and quiet but yet only a few minutes by car to pub and shops. Location fairly central to visit most places in Northumberland.

Reviewed by Helen Wright

Excellent cottage with everything catered for, lovely location and loved the decor. Everything we wanted/needed and more! Found more entertainment in the cottage, games, dvds etc on last day. Fantastic. Recommend cycling round Kielder Water. Visited Lindisfarne & Chillingham Castle which were great, would strongly recommend Northumberland as a hoRead moreliday destination to anybody. Hide

Reviewed by Noel Banfield

The cottage is great. It has all the facilities we needed. The location is slightly out of the way but we enjoyed that. It is just a short drive to Rothbury which is a lovely little town with everything we needed. The tennis court was great and with two teenage lads, it kept us all busy.

Reviewed by Andrea Stimson

Great location, facilities, clean and we felt the owners had thought of everything to ensure we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. It was a smooth process from booking to departing and the cottage was excellent. Enjoyed a wonderful short break at Sandpiper Cottage. It is a beautiful cottage located in easy reach of all attractions in NorthumberRead moreland. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne Mckeown

Lovely peaceful location. Good amenities within the cottage. Spent 2 days visiting Cragside House which was very interesting. Our daughter particularly liked the adventure playground there.

Reviewed by Pauline Bottomley

Lovely cosy cottage, quiet location lovely countryside views

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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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