A Romantic Country Cottage in the Picturesque Coquet Valley
Hugged by thick Northumbrian stone walls and lovingly restored, Coquet Cottage is a beautifully restored 17th century cottage providing boutique-style luxury accommodation.
Nestled right in the heart of the Coquet Valley in the pretty little hamlet of Weldon Bridge, Coquet Cottage is just yards from the highly renowned Anglers Arms pub and restaurant. The pretty River Coquet is also just yards from this lovely cottage, such a peaceful and tranquil place to unwind from the fast pace of normal life. Sleeping just 2, the cottage has a wonderful quirky style and a warming wood-burning stove making it particularly cosy and romantic.
Within a few minutes drive is the incredibly beautiful Northumberland National Park, offering superb walking. The National Trust Cragside House and Estate is also just a short drive from the cottage, and the pretty Northumbrian town of Rothbury has an interesting range of independent shops and art galleries, pubs and restaurants.
In addition to being awarded 5 Stars, Coquet Cottage is also one of a select number of exclusive properties in England to be awarded a prestigious Rose Award by VisitEngland.
This highly coveted award recognises the outstanding level of customer service and attention to detail provided to our guests at Coquet Cottage.
Full of country charm, there is a wood-burning stove, extremely comfortable furnishings, fully equipped kitchen and a romantic sleigh bed beneath the eaves. The cottage also has a small, open plan west-facing seating area to the rear which is a lovely suntrap. Unfortunately Coquet Cottage is unable to accept pets.
The entrance to Coquet Cottage is privately located at the rear of the cottage. There is private, off-road parking for one car approximately 20yds from the cottage.
The outside area is open plan with the adjacent cottage but very quiet indeed. Entrance to the cottage is via a small hallway which leads straight into the kitchen, with the dining room and lounge open plan to the kitchen.
The well-equipped kitchen has all the usual appliances you would find expect to find, including a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and kettle. There is also a Nespresso coffee machine, food processor, toaster, oven, hob and washing machine. A lovely retro Ercol dining table provides the perfect place to dine and there is comfy seating in the lounge. A large bay window lets the light flood in.
A wood-burning stove provides lovely ambient heat in the cooler months, although with full central heating, it’s not needed as a main source of heat. An initial supply of logs is provided for holidays between October and April (further supplies available in nearby villages and towns). There is a flat screen TV/DVD player with digital channels and free wi-fi is available throughout the cottage (see notes below).
On the first floor, the master bedroom has a beautiful double size (4ft 6″ wide) sleigh bed and a window overlooking the lovely countryside. Blackout blinds are fitted. Fluffy bathrobes, towels, slippers and luxury bed linen are provided as well as a hairdryer.
If you require two single beds:
A second sitting room upstairs beneath the eaves may be set up as an additional single bedroom upon request – if pre-booked. There is a maximum of 2 persons permitted to stay at Coquet Cottage, therefore this may be useful if 2 guests require separate bedrooms. Please state clearly when booking if you require this bedroom to be set up for your use, otherwise it will not be available. There is a £20 charge for the use of this room, please select this option on the booking form.
The beautifully fitted bathroom has a bath with shower over, WC and wash hand basin. Fluffy white bathrobes, slippers, towels and complimentary Duck Island luxury toiletries are also provided.
Coquet Cottage has a small outside seating area, furnished with a pretty table and chairs and set within a walled courtyard space to three sides. Deck chairs are also available. The courtyard area is exclusive to the cottage, and whilst there is a shared pathway to the adjacent cottage in front, it is very quiet indeed. This lovely space is west facing and gets sun late morning through to early evening – perfect for enjoying a coffee or evening aperitif.
The owner also provides a picnic blanket for your use too if you were to take a picnic to one of Northumberland’s beautiful hot spots.
Quirky Country Cottage
Coquet Cottage has been lovingly restored and has carefully retained it’s gorgeous original features and cleverly mixes old and new with some fun, quirky pieces and is extremely cosy.
Facts & Features
Just 2 adults.
Luxury welcome hamper including Duck Bay toiletries and a bespoke Area and Property Guide. Fluffy white bathrobes and slippers provided. The owner also provides a picnic blanket for your use if you wished to take a picnic to one of Northumberland’s beautiful hot spots.
Sorry, no dogs permitted.
Coquet Cottage has a small outside seating area, furnished with a pretty table and chairs within a walled courtyard space to three sides, with deck chairs also available. The courtyard area is exclusive to the cottage, and whilst there is a shared pathway to the adjacent cottage in front, it’s very quiet indeed. This lovely space is west facing and gets the sun late morning through to early evening.
There is no BBQ provided at Coquet Cottage. But you are more than welcome to bring your own disposable one and use safely.
TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD players, free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Accommodation on 2 floors; on the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen/dining area/lounge. On the first floor there is a master bedroom, second bedroom/study and bathroom. The shower is over the bath. Access Statement available below.
Please be Aware
Wi-fi is provided in the cottage, however it cannot be guaranteed as it is provided by a third party, so it may go down at times or the speed not be as fast as you may be used to at home, which is outside of the cottage owner’s control.
There are only 2 guests permitted to stay at Coquet Cottage however the second bedroom can be made up if you require 2 separate rooms. For the extra linen and provisions there is a £20 charge for this. If you require the use of the second bedroom, please select the option on the booking form.
Strictly no children, babies or dogs permitted to stay.
Sorry, no children or babies permitted.
One bedroom with a double size bed (4ft 6″ wide). There is a second bedroom for use for an additional £20, which will otherwise be made up as a study room. Only 2 guests are permitted to stay at Coquet Cottage. Hairdryer provided.
A feather duvet is provided on the bed. 2 x feather pillows and 2 x synthetic pillows are provided on the bed. An alternative synthetic duvet and 4 x synthetic pillows can be provided instead. If you require the entire bed to be made up with a synthetic duvet and synthetic pillows, please inform us at the time of booking or a minimum of 7 days before your holiday.
Beautifully fitted bathroom with a large bath and shower over, WC and basin with heated towel rail. Towels and luxury complimentary Duck Island toiletries provided.
Fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and kettle. There is also a Nespresso coffee machine, food processor, toaster, oven, hob and washing machine. Hairdryer, books, music and films and a wood-burning stove.
Private off-road parking for one car is available just a few yards from the cottage door. If you have more than one car, parking is also available on the quiet country lane in front of the cottage.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is a virtual tour and floor plan of Coquet Cottage. Click on the arrow to start the tour, use your mouse keys to ‘walk around’ the cottage, exploring all areas. The floor plan is not perfectly to scale but provided here to give you an idea of the layout. Call us on 01665 710700 if you have any queries, or email us.
Map & Local Area
Sitting in a loop of the River Coquet nearby is the incredibly picturesque Brinkburn Priory – a beautiful restored 12th century Church of the Augustinian Priory of Brinkburn. There are woodland walks right from your doorstep along the Coquet River, and the famous walking route of St. Oswald’s Way crosses the foot of Weldon Bridge, just yards from the cottage. The highly recommended ‘foodie’ pub, The Anglers Arms is at the end of the little row of cottages (see image below). Fishing rights on a private stretch of the River Coquet near to the cottage are owned by The Angler’s Arms – day fishing permits can be purchased from the pub.
You can explore the location of Coquet Cottage on the map below which gives you a good idea of the area. The postcode of the property is NE65 8AX.
To find out the distance from your own home to Coquet Cottage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Coquet Cottage on Googlemaps and enter your home postcode in the box provided.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
We had an amazing time at Coquet Cottage & couldn’t have found a more perfect place to stay. The cottage has everything you could need & the thought & detail really make it a home. We would definitely recommend the cottage to friends and family. Thank you for a lovely long weekend.
Tom and KateEscape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Cragside is a must when staying in this area of Northumberland. Cragside was the first country house in the world to be lit using hydroelectric power by Lord Armstrong, a key figure in Northumberland. As well as the interesting house, the whole estate is open to the public with its magnificent walks and country trails, as well as a huge children’s play park and a nice café too.
It is ran by the National Trust, click HERE to visit the website.
Tips from a local
Explore Thrunton Woods by trying one of their exhilarating walks to experience some of the best loved views of Northumberland from the top of lofty crags, through miles of maturing forest and open moorland. The two most popular trails are Crag Top Walk and Castle Hill Walk. You can park your car in the designated car park at Thrunton Woods and even take a picnic on a fine day. Thrunton Woods is located just 15 minutes up the A697 northbound of Coquet Cottage.
Tips from a local
Make sure you make time to have lunch or dinner at the Anglers Arms just down the road. They have a bar and a restaurant, both of which are lovely, and the food is divine. It’s so handy having such a great foodie pub just yards from your cottage, you won’t even have to cook!
Lorraine and Paul Dryden
Owners of Coquet Cottage
We asked Lorraine and Paul, the owners, what made them fall in love with Coquet Cottage:
“It was love at first sight. Turning down the hill into the little hamlet of Weldon Bridge, a quaint row of 4 Northumbrian sandstone country cottages, an ancient bridge spanning the picturesque River Coquet and a 17th century coaching inn on its banks, we knew this was where we wanted to live. 16 years later, the neighbouring Coquet Cottage became available to buy –we didn’t hesitate, the cottage became ours. The next couple of months were spent renovating, updating the decor and sourcing unique furnishings, resulting in an eclectic mix of what we call ‘contemporary country-style’ for the cottage – with a touch of retro!
A rural idyll in a peaceful location with walks from your doorstep. Ideally placed for exploring the outstandingly wild, rugged and beautiful Northumberland coast with golden beaches and historic castles, high hills and valleys, or simply relaxing in the sunny patio courtyard with a glass of wine by day or a hot chocolate and blanket by night, stargazing. We can’t wait to share it with you. Lorraine & Paul”
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