Old Woodworker’s Cottage
A Charming Countryside Cottage in Hadrian’s Wall Country
If you’re looking for a unique holiday cottage in Northumberland, Old Woodworker’s Cottage near Corbridge is a charming, beautifully presented rustic cottage located at Roses Bower, it nestles alongside 2 other cottages and has far-reaching views over the rolling hills to Corbridge village in beautiful Tynedale.
With a wood burning stove and tons of original features, the interior of the cottage embraces its historic past, with exposed stone, a traditional oak staircase and scrubbed wood, yet it still provides those all-important modern-day luxuries and the beautiful views are the icing on the cake.
You’re only a short drive from monumental Hadrian’s Wall and the ancient market town of Corbridge is just 5 miles down the road, where you can find an interesting selection of upmarket gift shops, a highly renowned deli, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Roses Bower is also only 20 minutes’ drive away from Capheaton Hall, the popular wedding venue in Northumberland, so if you’re a guest there why not make the most of the event with a memorable break in the area?
Old Woodworkers Cottage
Cosy Country Hideaway
Warm honey-stone walls and the solid oak stair case creates a snug and homely vibe to relax and put your feet up. Old Woodworkers Cottage embraces it’s past with quirky objet d’art decorating the walls yet still with all the home comforts you would expect in a luxury bolthole.
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome hamper which include luxury complimentary toiletries.
Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at Old Woodworker’s Cottage, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.
One baby welcome. Travel cot and highchair available upon request. Stair gate available at chosen bedroom door only (not able to be fitted at top or bottom of stairs).
1 well-behaved dog welcome for a charge of £20 per holiday. Booking Conditions apply. Dog sitting service may be available, please enquire.
Fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso machine. Washing machine, iron, ironing board, vacuum & BBQ with starter pack of charcoal and BBQ lighters. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Dining table seats 4. Washing line and collapsible clothes dryer.
TV and Technology
Large HD TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player. Bluetooth speaker and Wi-Fi.
Roses Bower Farm
Old Woodworker’s Cottage can be booked independently or alongside The Drum Barn and The Hayloft to sleep a total of 20 guests (18 adults and 2 children). Please click here for more details on how to book the whole of Roses Bower.
Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode NE19 2HE.
2 bedrooms; 1 king size room, 1 super king room bedroom that can be converted into two twin beds. Hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows are provided on each bed. There is no alternative available.
2 en suite bathrooms. The first en suite has a bath, separate large shower, WC and basin with heated towel rail and underfloor heating. The second en suite has a large walk-in shower, WC and basin with underfloor heating and a heated towel rail, with lovely views out to the countryside. Towels and complimentary luxury toiletries provided.
Outside Old Woodworker’s Cottage
Old Woodworker’s Cottage has a private enclosed garden approx. 20 yards from the front door, as well as access to both paddocks (shared use with the whole of Roses Bower).
There is a BBQ provided at Old Woodworker’s Cottage. Which is available from April – September. There are utensils and a starter pack of lighters, charcoal provided. Please ensure that the BBQ is cleaned prior to your departure.
Private, off-road parking for up to 2 cars is in front of the cottage.
Accommodation on 2 floors; the ground floor has the porch, lounge and dining kitchen. On the first floor there are both bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Please be Aware
An initial supply of logs are provided by the owner for your holiday at Roses Bower, we would recommend that you bring your own logs with you to last the full duration of your stay.
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 4pm Departure: by 10am Click here for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Map & Local Area
The historic yet up-market town of Corbridge (which was originally known as Corstopitum, a Roman town) is 5 miles south from Roses Bower and is close to Hadrian’s Wall. Historic Corbridge is very attractive and full of independent artisan shops, art galleries, boutiques, a highly renowned delicatessen, restaurants, coffee shops and great foodie pubs.
Roses Bower also has greater facilities available just 3 miles away in the larger medieval town of Hexham. Old Woodworker’s Cottage is also only 20 minutes’ drive away from Capheaton Hall, which is a popular wedding venue in Northumberland, making it the ideal place to stay and make the most of your attendance at a wedding there!
You can discover more of the location of Old Woodworker’s Cottage on the map below. The postcode of the property is NE19 2HE.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
We had a wonderful time here and wish we could have stayed longer. The kids adored the tree house and the trampoline and we loved the beauty and space of Northumbria. Paul could not have been more thoughtful, kind or generous – thank you! We will come back.Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
A visit to Hadrian’s Wall is an absolute MUST. In particular Vindolanda, Houseteads, and Steel Rigg. For the latter take your walking boots if you really want one of the finest views from along the wall and would like to see the iconic Sycamore Gap.
Tips from a local
Visit Corbridge and Hexham, both are just a few minutes’ drive from Roses Bower. Corbridge is a very pretty, historic village with bespoke artisan-style shops, lovely coffee shops, some great foodie pubs and restaurants and a fabulous Church worth having a look in. It’s full of history which oozes from its streets and the River Tyne flowing through the village provides lovely walks.
Hexham is a larger town; a market town with a fantastic Abbey and an ancient Gaol, but it also has all the modern facilities you would expect in a vibrant country town, including good restaurants and shops including a Waitrose.
Tips from a local
Have a drive down to Blanchland and visit The Lord Crewe Arms and have a drink in the Crypt bar. An awarding winning ‘hotel of the year’ in 2016, this pub has fantastic reviews and the food is delicious. It’s also in the North Pennines ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB).
Owner of Old Woodworker's Cottage
A Word from the Owner…
When I moved to Roses Bower, the Old Woodworker’s Cottage was a bit of a mess. Years of neglect had left it sad, the woodworking tools left behind by the previous owner rusting quietly, looking forlorn. Years of hard work and investment later, it was my haven, my office, with far-reaching southerly views. For a while we used it as the control room to record music in the barn next door, still part of my house. That’s why the living room feels like a womb; with all that insulation it’s warm, cosy, quiet and relaxing.
When we converted it to a cottage in 2017, separating it from the house with its own entrance again, I wanted to honour Bill Cuthbertson, the old woodworker himself. We found a picture of him standing by his bench and put it on the wall, exactly where the picture was taken. It’s surrounded by his old tools, now cleaned up and gleaming, redolent of all his years of hard, patient, caring work. I wanted to include as much wood as possible in the conversion, to honour Bill and recall the history of his cottage. When you arrive you will feel that sense of history enfolding you. It’s now peaceful and quiet, the sound of sawing and chiselling long gone. I like to think Bill would smile, and approve.
Not sure where to start?
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