Relaxing in this lovely country cottage
Relaxing and warming lounge
Comfortable lounge and dining space
Charming galley kitchen
Eating in
Outside space in sun trap rear garden
Musical charm continues upstairs
Spacious rooms
Double room with additional single bed
Bright family bathroom with shower
Bright rooms
Beautiful countryside
Charming cottage in a villiage setting
Walks galore
1 / 14  Relaxing in this lovely country cottage
2 / 14  Relaxing and warming lounge
3 / 14  Comfortable lounge and dining space
4 / 14  Charming galley kitchen
5 / 14  Eating in
6 / 14  Outside space in sun trap rear garden
7 / 14  Musical charm continues upstairs
8 / 14  Spacious rooms
9 / 14  Double room with additional single bed
10 / 14  Bright family bathroom with shower
11 / 14  Bright rooms
12 / 14  Beautiful countryside
13 / 14  Charming cottage in a villiage setting
14 / 14  Walks galore

Sweet Melody Cottage

Rothbury, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy character cottage in the pretty Northumberland village of Longframlington
  • Close to the local independent shops and restaurants
  • Enclosed rear patio garden for al fresco meals
  • Wood burner for cosy evenings in
  • Woodland walks direct from the doorstep
  • Within walking distance from the impressive National Trust Cragside House and Gardens
Property code: CN189

This traditional Northumberland cottage offers a cosy home from home in a thriving and picturesque village.

The lovely Sweet Melody Cottage is situated in the pretty Northumberland village of Longframlington. This popular village is home to a great range of independent shops and restaurants, including an award winning butchers and two excellent pub restaurants. Dog friendly, Sweet Melody Cottage offers free guest Wi-Fi, off road parking, an enclosed rear patio garden, a wood burning stove and provides an ideal base for a family of four or group of friends looking to explore the impressive Northumberland Coast and Countryside. There are plenty of great woodland walks right on your doorstep and within the village itself, there are friendly pub/restaurants offering good food, quizzes and other entertainment, a fantastic village store that sells just about everything! and the popular Longframlington Gardens and coffee shop to explore!

The cottage is just 10 minutes drive from the village of Rothbury and the impressive National Trust’s Cragside House and Gardens - as featured on Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland second series in 2015 and is also just over 15 minutes to Alnwick Castle, gardens and market town. The stunning beaches of the Northumberland coastline are less than 30 minutes away and you have so many more places to explore, you will need more time!

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

Bed linen, towels, heating, electrics and hot water are included

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 double with additional single bed to sleep up to 5 guests
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower over the bath with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Secure bicycle storage at rear

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 3rd August 2019

the cottage is warm and comfortable and in a nice area and is dog friendly there is a well stocked shop and a couple of nice pubs. there is a dog walking area up from the shops where you can let them off the lead and run they loved it . The only down side is the main road just outside the door very noisy through the night but apart from that a niceRead more place to stay Hide

Reviewed by Tony 20th July 2019

We have just spent a very enjoyable week here and it couldn't have been improved in any way. Very clean, including comfortable beds with ample storage space, a compact bathroom with bath and shower, a good kitchen with all facilities and a comfortable living room. Michael and Tracey are lovely and they kindly left a welcome pack including a bottle Read moreof wine, bread and jam. The property is on a bend of a fairly busy road so care must be taken. We will return next year. Hide

Reviewed by Jacky 22nd June 2019

Great location, central to lots of places of interest. Would definitely recommend a visit to the butchers, it was exceptional. The village store was also really well stocked and even had a small deli section. The house was great and the owner really helpful even when we lost our house keys.

Reviewed by John 8th June 2019

Great location in a lovely village with a good butchers, artisan bakery, village store and two pubs very near that serve great food!

Reviewed by Marion 25th May 2019

The cottage was clean and comfortable The welcome food and milk was a nice gesture. You could have a hot drink and sandwich before unpacking. The only warning I would give is it not suitable for anybody who has difficulty with stairs.

Reviewed by Andrea 11th May 2019

Lovely clean, comfortable and warm cottage. Perfect location to explore Northumberland and 2 good pubs both serving excellent meals 5 min walk away. Garden is private and fully enclosed so was ideal for the dogs. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Anita 4th May 2019

The cottage is lovely, clean, spacious and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Louise 27th April 2019

Excellent cottage - good location. Very comfortable and we'll equipped. Owners very helpful and were there to meet us.

Reviewed by gary 27th October 2018

The property is lovely, with a nice living room & wood burner with good supply of logs in wood store. Two larger than ave bedrooms. The cottage, despite being close to the road, is not overlooked and the garden at the back is secure and well served with table, chairs and bbq. The welcome pack on arrival was thoughtful and generous! Pubs, tea room, Read moregreat butcher's and general store within easy walking distance with Cragside just a couple of miles away. Great location for dog owners. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 20th October 2018

Sweet Melody Cottage was perfect for our short break in Northumberland. On arrival we were welcomed by the owner Michael who showed us round and explained about the heating etc. We were impressed by the size of the rooms - five adults could easily be accommodated. The cottage was comfortable, cosy and clean (the owners even left us a bottle of wineRead more and groceries). The welcome book gave clear details of the surrounding area - what to look out for and recommendations for dining. Hide

Reviewed by Frederick Ian 24th September 2018

Lovely clean cottage, very well equiped, in a super spot for visiting Northumberland. Helpful and friendly owners.

Reviewed by Marie 16th September 2018

The cottage was welcoming and homely. Perfect for a couple and family. Within easy reach of all local villages.

Reviewed by Alan 1st September 2018

wonderful owners who left welcoming gifts. Beautiful cottage in a lovely village with 2 great pubs that do meals and a well stocked and friendly shop. Central for the coast and all the beautiful countryside we had a great holiday and dont forget at night to look skywards the stars are amazing we will definitely return

Reviewed by Judith H 28th December 2017

We stayed in Sweet Melody over Christmas. The owners had put a tree up and lots of decorations which was a nice surprise. Cosy cottage with good walking straight out of the door. Well stocked corner shop a real bonus

Reviewed by Linda S

Cottage very homely and good to have parking space. Warm and cosy. Lovely area with good attractions not too far away. Nice to have 2 good friendly pubs within walking distance. Had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Shelley W

Very nice cottage lovely enclosed garden good for dogs road at front busy and quite noisy but okay once inside good places to eat nice cafe also in the village lovely welcome package from owners well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Tom P

Had great week in Northumberland from sweet melody cottage in the village of Longframlington.. We were welcomed on arrival by the owners with a few goodies of wine milk butter etc for our stay. Nice touch and Much appreciated. Cottage very clean and well appointed for all the village amenities. I'm sure if visiting when cold the log burner in the lRead moreounge would be a real treat. Garden a sun trap at certain times of day and can relax there with the furniture etc that's provided.. Kitchen and bathroom comfortable to use. Bed was again comfortable.. Could see that traffic noise may be problem for some but can't say it bothered us unduly and wouldn't stop us returning to sweet melody cottage. Thanks to the lovely owners for providing us with all we needed for a great stay in Northumberland. Hide

Reviewed by Happy Guests

We stayed in June for one week at sweet melody cottage, there was a welcome pack consisting of wine, bread, milk etc.. lovely touch.. the cottage is a 400 years old former public house, but tastefully restored with modern living, with a beautiful secure sun trap garden and amazing wood burner, with wood provided.. We visited Cragside, Alnwick castlRead moree, Holy island and frequented the great eateries around the village.. Amazing week, we will be back.. Hide

Reviewed by Julie P

Cottage lovely..owner very helpful..visited..Alnwick..Wallington..Craigside..Warkworth ...Seaton Delaval..all superb.

Reviewed by Mrs Patricia L

We very much enjoyed our stay in Sweet Melody Cottage. The owner(s) (we met Michael) was really very friendly and helpful. The cottage was warm and cosy (we stayed over New Year) and suited all our needs. It was in a great location for reaching family in Newcastle, and visiting both the Cheviot Hills and the coast.

Reviewed by Peter B

Sweet Melody Cottage was clean and very cosy, Michael and Tracy went out of their way to be helpful. Cragside was amazing and would recommend a visit.

Reviewed by Shaun P

Had the bonus of accepting our family dog. Log fire was nice to curl up to after days on the beach. Had virtually everything we needed. Property was very clean.

Reviewed by Wayne L

Sweet Melody Cottage is a warm, welcoming and very well located cottage, close to Alnwick and only 25 Mins or so from the beaches at Warkworth. It is well served by excellent local eating establishments, especially the Village Inn and the Anglers Arms - the Black Pudding Mash in the Village Inn is to die for!! The local shop is brilliant and the owRead moreners of the cottage could not do enough to make the stay as comfortable as possible. We loved the walks on the beach and our dog was cream crackered by the time we left to come home!! Vindolanda is a must see and take a walk from Embleton Golf Course to Dunstanburgh Castle, followed by a pint in the Greys Inn. A great afternoon. Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne Griffiths

Lovely warm welcome at the cottage with a welcome food pack. Lovely cottage, clean and tidy with all the utensils and bits you need for your stay. Plenty of things to do (ie) castles, gardens etc very much enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Mrs Kathleen Howard

Well placed for visiting other places. Good size, clean and lovely garden. Brilliant cottage, lovely cottage. Everything provided.

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Relaxing in this lovely country cottage
Relaxing and warming lounge
Comfortable lounge and dining space
Charming galley kitchen
Eating in
Outside space in sun trap rear garden
Musical charm continues upstairs
Spacious rooms
Double room with additional single bed
Bright family bathroom with shower
Bright rooms
Show 2 moreBeautiful countryside


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.

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