Wood Cottage near Rothbury
A Country Escape with Stunning Valley Views
Perched high above Thropton Village, Wood Cottage is a beautifully converted wooden-clad holiday home with the most amazing, sweeping views over the Simonside Hills and the Coquet Valley. Kept in the family for many years, this gorgeous holiday home near Rothbury has recently been completely renovated to create a calm and tranquil space, using Scandinavian inspiration for the decor with neutral hues throughout.
The space in the cottage is open plan to make the most of the beautiful views of the valley. Floor to ceiling glass windows and the huge wood contemporary wood-burning stove make it a nature-lovers haven with fabulous walks from the house. It’s tucked away in a private part of pretty Thropton Village but the cottage is in walking distance to 2 pubs that both serve great food – about 10 minutes on foot. Alternatively, the farming market town of Rothbury is just 2 miles down the road from the cottage.
Wood Cottage sleeps 6 guests and welcomes 1 dog too.
Wood Cottage is gorgeous holiday home with a real fire and dog friendly! The cottage is single storey and sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; 1 king size room, 1 double room and 1 twin room with single beds. The master bedroom has a large en suite with a little ‘anti’ room, containing a wooden cot for a baby. There is also a family bathroom.
The living area can be found at the front of the cottage to make the most of the gorgeous views. It’s open plan to the large kitchen area and the dining area too. The Scandinavian-style wood-burning stove is gorgeous on chilly days and nights.
There’s a utility/boot room to the rear which is perfect for storing coats and boots, as well as for dogs to sleep at night. Wood Cottage has private parking for 3 cars and a lawned garden to the front. Whilst the garden is private, it is not enclosed and leads out to the private road at the front, which isn’t busy. 1 well-behaved dog is welcome for a small charge of £20 and there is also free WiFi.
You can enter into the cottage at the back into the utility/boot room, or through the doors at the front, straight into the lounge. If returning from a muddy or wet walk, we recommend heading to the back door to take off wellies and hang coats to dry and also for wet dogs to dry off too. This cottage is perfect for dog-friendly holidays!
Open Plan Lounge
The front of the cottage is mainly all glass which overlooks the garden and onto the fabulous Simonside Hills beyond. Comfortable and stylish sofas are positioned either side of the impressive Scandinavian wood burning stove. There is a flat screen Smart TV with an Amazon Firestick, docking station, a good selection of books and board games too. An initial supply of logs are provided for the fire between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased locally in Rothbury.
Dining and Reading Area
The grand dining table seats 6 guests and looks out the floor to ceiling glass windows for a picture-perfect view.
There is also 2 armchairs which are positioned in the window looking out to the valley. This is the perfect spot for your first morning coffee whilst reading a glossy magazine or local book.
The bespoke-fitted kitchen is open plan to the rest of the room, yet still has a cosy and homely feel. It has all of the usual appliances such as an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave and dishwasher. The washer/dryer can be found in the utility/boot room.
A great size room for a dog to sleep and to keep muddy or wet boots and coats. The washer/dryer can be found here as well as the iron and ironing board.
Master Bedroom with en suite and anti-room
The master bedroom is also the front of the house so benefits from the pretty views of the valley. It has a king size bed (5ft wide) with plenty of storage and a hairdryer. Luxury bed linen and fluffy white towels are provided.
To get to the en suite you walk through the very pretty ‘anti’ room, that contains some storage for clothes as well as a white painted wooden cot for a baby. Cot bedding can be hired for a small charge if you have a little one with you.
The en suite is a great size with a walk-in shower, WC, wash basin and a heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries are provided.
The second bedroom is equally as pretty with a double-size bed (4ft 6″ wide). Luxury bed linen, fluffy white towels and a hair dryer are provided.
This bedroom has twin single beds (both 3ft wide). Luxury bed linen, fluffy white towels and a hair dryer are provided.
The family bathroom is spacious and light with a shower over the bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail as well as an illuminated mirror. Complimentary toiletries are provided.
The front garden is very spacious and whilst private and not overlooked, it is not fully enclosed. You reach the cottage via a private road from the main road running through the village, so no other traffic will pass the end of your driveway.
The pretty patio at the front of the house has a table and chairs, blissful on a balmy summer evening.
There is parking comfortably for 2 cars and possibly for 3 small cars. An additional space for 1 car is in front of the garage just outside the driveway.
A Scandi-Style Country Retreat
White washed walls, soft grey textures and lots of scrubbed wood, surrounded by gorgeous nature and looking out to the ever-changing colours of the Simonside Hills. Wood Cottage is a simply beautiful holiday retreat.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby in a wooden cot (provided).
One baby welcome. Wooden cot in the anti-room and highchair available upon request. Cot bedding is available to hire for a £10 charge.
1 well-behaved medium-size dog welcome at a charge of £20 per holiday.
3 bedrooms; 1 king size bedroom with a 5ft wide bed; 1 double bedroom with a 4ft 6″ wide bed; 1 twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds.
Duck and goose down bedding. There is no alternative available.
The family bathroom consists of a shower over the bath, WC and wash basin with a heated towel rail and illuminated mirror. The master bedroom has an en suite with a walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin, heated towel rail and illuminated mirror.
The garden is lawned at the front of Wood Cottage and is enclosed by a wooden farm gate. There are walks from the back of the cottage too. The garden is also private and not overlooked.
There is private parking on the driveway of the cottage comfortably for 2 cars and possibly 3 small cars. Additional parking for 1 car is at the front of the garage just outside the driveway.
Logs for the Fire
An initial supply of wood is provided for the stove between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased from any local garage or in the town of Rothbury.
Please be aware
Small, toy-sized dogs may squeeze through the farm gate at the bottom of the drive.
What makes me different?
Even though whilst staying here, you are in walking disatance to the pubs in the village and just 7 minutes in the car to Rothbury, the best bit about Wood Cottage is it’s elevated position to make the most of the views over the Simonside Hills. It’s incredibly tranquil and relaxes you just by watching the cloud shadows over the landscape. You’ll certainly return home feeling rested and refreshed.
Northumbrian Welcome Hamper including luxury complimentary toiletries and bespoke Property and Local Area guide. Wood burning stove and free Wi-Fi.
Fridge, freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Wood burning stove. Highchair and wooden cot. Central heating provided throughout the cottage – the fire emits heat but is not essential for heat.
TV in the lounge with Freeview, DVD player and Amazon Firestick. Docking station. Free unlimited super-fast Wi-Fi.
There is no BBQ provided at Wood Cottage. Due to the surroundings and setting, it is not suitable to bring your own.
Accommodation on 1 floor with a step up to both front and back doors.
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 3D virtual tour of Wood Cottage, click on the arrow to start and use your mouse or touch-screen to move throughout the cottage to discover all areas. Click on the floor plan to enlarge it. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us and we’d be happy to help.
Map & Local Area
This gorgeous cottage is located in the pretty village of Thropton, just 2 miles from the farming market town of Rothbury. The village itself is very pretty, yet quiet and quaint. It has 2 great pubs; The Cross Keys Inn is rustic with lots of charm. It has a pool table and real fires too, so perfect for calling in for a pint on your way home. The Three Wheat Heads is renowned for it’s great food whilst enjoying the gorgeous views over the valley. Both pubs are close enough to walk to, and should take more than 10-15 minutes on foot.
Slight further afield you will find Cragside, the very popular National Trust estate and house that was the first residence in the the world to use hydro-electricity. For anyone interested in nature, like walking or love to see some very interesting local history, Cragside is a fabulous place to spend a day of your holiday.
There are fantastic walks straight from the cottage where you can walk into Rothbury, or jump in the car and set up a picnic at the Ingram Valley or go exploring in Thrunton Woods. Climb the Cheviots or take amazing photos at the top of the Simonside Hills.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
We especially liked the cosy, welcoming family atmosphere. Although it was modern and stylish, it was clear some very well loved elements had been included. A real home from home.
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Tips from a local
Visit Fanciulli’s in Rothbury for a delicious Italian meal. The food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and the restaurant is sat on the main road through village, in a great location for heading to the nearby pubs and beer gardens afterwards, or having a stroll along the river to walk the Carbonara off! Fanciulli’s are a cafe bistro and do have some lighter options if you’re there for a quick lunch, and are flexible with meeting customer requirements, so are a great little find for pleasing the whole family.
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
Be a little bit creative
Is it a rainy day or do you just fancy being a bit creative? This is great if you have kids (or still great if you don’t!) – visit Pots and Paws in Rothbury and practice your pottery painting! They offer lots of different types of ceramics and they can wood-fire them for you to collect the next day and take home.
The gift shop is pretty eccentric too!
Tips from a local
Take a picnic to the Coquetdale Valleys
Coquetdale is a beautiful stretch of land, just 10 minutes’ drive north of Rothbury and Thropton, in the middle of the Northumberland National Park. Through it, the River Coquet meanders past rolling moorland, rocky outcrops and ancient hay meadows. Dogs are welcome, and in the summer it’s nice to dip your feet in the stream! A favourite, local childhood pastime of ours has to have been building a waterfall damn in the stream with the rocks from the river bed, which of course gives mum and dad a bit of time to relax with a good book too! If the sun shines this is a must!
Tips from a local
Visit Brinkburn Priory – Great for Weddings too!
The beautiful 12th century church of the Augustinian priory of Brinkburn survives completely roofed and restored. Picturesquely set by a bend in the River Coquet, it is reached by a scenic ten minute walk from the car park. Parts of the monastic buildings are incorporated into the elegant adjacent manor house.
The riverbank is gorgeous so it’s definitely worth a pop in to this English Heritage site. It’s also a very popular small wedding venue for Bohemian country-style weddings. So if you’re looking for a venue or perhaps a place to stay if you’re a guest at a wedding here, Wood Cottage would make a gorgeous and luxury base.
Not sure where to start?
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