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Mindrum Gamekeeper's Cottage

Mindrum, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful traditional stone cottage in the Cheviot Foothills
  • Spectacular views across open countryside 
  • Enclosed garden where a neighbouring horse may pop over to say hello
  • The fascinating Mindrum Gardens are close to the cottage with free admission for cottage guests 
  • The area is home to a large variety of wildlife, much of it to be seen near the cottage
  • Walking routes are accessible 200 metres from the property
Property code: 56401

An idyllic traditional stone cottage set in the Cheviot foothills of Northumberland National Park, with spectacular uninterrupted views across open countryside. A perfect choice for relaxing and exploring. You will be immersed in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with an amazing abundance of wildlife to discover. In addition to your holiday cottage and private garden, it is only a short walk down the hill from the cottage before you reach a private stretch of the River Bowmont. You will also be able to explore walks around Mindrum Farm, a regenerative organic farm focused on soil health and maintaining a balanced agricultural ecosystem, which provides a fantastic breeding ground for a wide variety of birds, insects, flora and fauna. Watch gliders soar over the Cheviots, barn owls hunting, many types of waders and ducks gathering in the intentionally flooded areas and keep your eye out for the kingfishers and otters by the river – the latter being notoriously shy and extremely difficult to spot. You will also probably meet Fuzzy, our resident donkey - he can often be found near the fence looking for attention when in the neighbouring field and is very friendly, especially with young children. You are also welcome to explore the farm animals’ close-up, for example by visiting the lambing sheds in early spring, as well as visiting Mindrum Gardens which are open by appointment.

Take a short drive to the lovely market towns of Wooler and Kelso, offering restaurants and local activities to include golf courses and a racecourse in Kelso. The Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park and Pennine Way provide a haven for ramblers and wildlife alike. Venture to the stunning Northumberland coastline which offers seemingly never-ending beaches and dramatic castle views or set sail to the Farne Islands to see a range of wildlife. Back on land visit Alnwick Castle (of Harry Potter fame) and its world-famous gardens or Berwick-Upon-Tweed for its history, culture, shopping and restaurants.

Enter the cottage through the front door into the entrance hall, kick off those boots and hang up your coats, head off to your left and you will find a cosy lounge where you can relax in front of the lovely wood burner and plan where you are going to explore the following day. Enjoy a meal together at the dining table or simply take a seat and admire the view. Leading off the lounge is the kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. The washing machine and a further freezer is located in the out-house just yards from the front door. Coming back through to the hallway, you will find two beautifully furnished bedrooms one with a king size bed and one with twin beds, views onto the garden and grazing horses and donkey in the adjacent paddocks. Also, off the hallway is the bathroom with a shower over the bath, basin and WC.

Venturing outside you will find an enclosed pretty garden with splendid views, lawn and wildflower borders. There is a comfortable seating area with table and chairs for al fresco dining, light the BBQ as the sun dips below the trees and enjoy supper under the stars. To the side of the cottage there is a gravelled area to park up to three cars, wood store and a bike storage area.
 

 

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with overhead shower, basin and WC  
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.  Washing machine and a further freezer is located in the outhouse
  • Visit the lambing sheds in early spring by arrangement with the owner
  • Wood burner (starter pack of logs are provided free of charge, extra logs available on request at an additional cost) 
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars to the side of the cottage
  • Wi-Fi included (the reception can be poor at times)
  • Whilst there is mobile reception at Mindrum, due to rural location signal strength may vary. There is a landline available in the property
  • Restaurants and shops in neighbouring villages
  • Bicycle storage available 
  • TV with Freeview in lounge
  • Golf courses located in Wooler and Kelso and there is also a Race course located 10 miles away by car in Kelso
  • Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Holly Hopkinson

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gillian M, 31st May 2024

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Great location, really peaceful . Most comfortable bed in any cottage we have ever stayed in! Towel change and welcome pack much appreciated. Centrally located and reasonable travel time to many attractions in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Reviewed by Elaine, 17th May 2024

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Lovely quaint cottage spotless nd everything u could need is there, pleasent owner and the friendly donkey nd horse are a delight. Ideal for our dog as so much secure gardens for him to roam.

Reviewed by John, 10th May 2024

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Comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Jean, 3rd May 2024

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Reviewed by John, 15th February 2024

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The cottage is in a lovely location and the coast is within easy reach and there are some lovely walks near the property.

Reviewed by Roland, 1st December 2023

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Our second time at Gamekeepers cottage and totally loved is again. Our German Shepard dog loved the free roam of the yard and garden, both of which are well fenced in, and the walk to the top of the hill on the farm. The sitting room is very comfy and we indulged in a few films on the new free view box. The the Borders, the Cheviots and the coast aRead morere all less than 40mins. Great location. Hide

Reviewed by Maxine, 17th November 2023

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Reviewed by Pamela, 10th October 2023

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Beautiful cottage, log burner was a lovely treat as the temperature dropped in the evening. Everything you needed for a comfortably stay was there. As rental cottages go 10/10 .Perfect!

Reviewed by Lauren, 6th October 2023

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What a lovely little cottage, full of charm and really comfortable. The cottage is in a great location, amazingly peaceful and with great views over the countryside. The information about the Mindrum estate and the whole area made it even more appealing. Lots of great walks from the doorsteps, quaint villages and pubs, owl hooting at night, a log fRead moreire and a dark, dark starry sky. What more do we need! Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 25th September 2023

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A comfortable well equipped cottage, well placed for many of the famous sights in Northumberland. Really enjoyed our time there.

Reviewed by Christine, 8th September 2023

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The Gamekeepers Cottage was very homely and comfortable. Our spaniel was at home right away. There was books to read and puzzles to do for rainy days and a lovely garden to sit in on hot sunny days. Plus a cozy fire to keep you warm for those chilly evenings. Everthing that you would need is provided for you.

Reviewed by Gavin, 25th August 2023

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Very pleasant stay (our second) in this lovely cottage in a very peaceful and beautiful location.

Reviewed by Maureen, 11th August 2023

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Really clean perfectly furnished obviously with love and care ! So cosy and welcoming in beautiful surroundings we will be back !

Reviewed by Roger, 4th August 2023

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Great cottage in a really good quiet location.. Very well equipped with some nice touches (bottle of wine, biscuits and a welcome card). The river walk was fantastic especially as we saw both otters and a Kingfisher. Thoroughly recommend this as most days out were with in 30 miles.

Reviewed by Louisa, 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by Maggi, 2nd June 2023

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The cottage was delightful and the area lovely. This was our second visit to Northumberland but this was definitely the best we had been in.

Reviewed by Davina, 21st April 2023

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Beautiful cottage set in the most amazing scenery. Everything you could wish for if you love the countryside, peace and quiet. Everyone is friendly in the area. Instructions given for some great walks.

Reviewed by danny, 31st March 2023

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Really loved our time there The owners made us feel very welcome The cottage was lovely and we were lucky enough to arrive at lambing season so the kids got to sit with the newborn lambs

Reviewed by Bev, 6th March 2023

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Reviewed by Gillian, 3rd March 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would recommend if you are looking for a quiet, remote cottage to escape traffic jams and the rat race. Great for dogs. Atticus loved the field to sniff to his hearts content. Fuzzy, the donkey is lovely and loves head scratches. The Red Lion, isn't too far away, does lovely food. A walk up Yeavering Bell is a must, RutRead moreh Robson is a recommended tour guide. Hide

Reviewed by David, 4th November 2022

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The cottage was very comfortable,clean and well equipped the location was ideal yetholm is close by with 2 restaurants and a lovely walk along the river.plenty of walks from the cottages back door we had a great week and my 2 dogs loved it thankyou

Reviewed by Michelle, 28th October 2022

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A lovely cottage in a great location for exploring this beautiful area. Well equipped, comfy bed and good bathroom. The enclosed garden and walk round the farm was great for our dog Harry. We all had a great week. Thank you

Reviewed by Gordon, 21st October 2022

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Lovely clean and comfortable cottage in a superb setting. Very quiet area with lots of great walks for all abilities and a wonderful beach for the dogs. Star gazing is amazing if the clouds clear and we recommend the Red Lion for an excellent pub lunch.

Reviewed by Julie, 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Drusilla, 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Beverley, 16th September 2022

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Great spot for peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Amanda, 2nd September 2022

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Lovely cottage. There was everything required to make it a comfy base. Beds and pillows we so comfy. Best sleep we'd had in a holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Jennifer, 5th August 2022

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Excellent cottage in very quiet area, bed very comfy and kitchen very well equipped. The added bonus of a very friendly horse and donkey to come and say hello daily.

Reviewed by Gavin, 29th July 2022

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Lovely cottage with a lot of character - very comfortable and in a very peaceful location.

Reviewed by Denise, 18th July 2022

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