Magnificent views surround the peaceful cottage
Comfortable lounge to unwind and relax
Warm your toes in front of the wood burner
Sit back, relax after a long day walking
Enjoy good conversation over dinner
Through to the kitchen
Pretty galley kitchen
A delicious treat
Light and airy hallway to kick off your boots
Delightful double bedroom
Thoughtful design
Twin bedroom
A good night's sleep
Always something of interest to admire
Books and games creating the home from home feel
Bathroom with a shower over the bath
That cosy cottage feel
Idyllic setting for exploring the countryside
The friendly neighbour, Fuzz
Cosy country cottage
Log store
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2 / 22  Comfortable lounge to unwind and relax
3 / 22  Warm your toes in front of the wood burner
4 / 22  Sit back, relax after a long day walking
5 / 22  Enjoy good conversation over dinner
6 / 22  Through to the kitchen
7 / 22  Pretty galley kitchen
8 / 22  A delicious treat
9 / 22  Welcoming
10 / 22  Light and airy hallway to kick off your boots
11 / 22  Delightful double bedroom
12 / 22  Thoughtful design
13 / 22  Twin bedroom
14 / 22  A good night's sleep
15 / 22  Always something of interest to admire
16 / 22  Books and games creating the home from home feel
17 / 22  Bathroom with a shower over the bath
18 / 22  That cosy cottage feel
19 / 22  Idyllic setting for exploring the countryside
20 / 22  The friendly neighbour, Fuzz
21 / 22  Cosy country cottage
22 / 22  Log store

Mindrum Gamekeeper's Cottage,

Mindrum, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
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

This idyllic cottage, situated in a wonderful location, close to a working farm and stunning scenery, traditional and cosy everything you could want to unwind and relax.

The cottage, close to the border with Scotland, has magnificent uninterrupted views across farmland and the Northumberland National Park. Watch gliders soar over the Cheviots. Take a short drive to the lovely market towns of Wooler and Kelso offering restaurants and local activities to include golf courses and a race course in Kelso. The Cheviot Hills offer outstanding walking, the vistas are breath-taking and provide a delightful ‘get away from it all’ activity. A great destination to enjoy cycling, gliding, golf, and walking. Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle are about a 45 minute drive away and Alnwick Castle famous for the Harry Potter films and its spectacular gardens are also close by.  Edinburgh is about an hour and a half drive away from the property.

Venture 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.  Venture back through to the hallway and 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 in the adjacent paddocks. Also, off the hallway is the bathroom with a shower over the bath, basin and WC.

Heading outside from the sitting room and to the rear, you will find a pretty enclosed garden with a lawn, flower borders and a table and chairs to enjoy al fresco dining with something delicious cooked on the charcoal BBQ. You may find a friendly pony or donkey wandering over to say hello. To the side of the cottage there is a gravelled area to park up to three cars, wood store and a bike storage area.

Excellent dog walks across fields leading you to the river.

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

  • 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 (logs supplied)
  • Electricity and central heating included 
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome, must be kept on leads whilst on the farm please 
  • Restaurants and shops in neighbouring villages
  • Bicycle storage available 
  • TV with Freeview/DVD in lounge
  • Golf courses located in Wooler and Kelso and there is also a Race course located 10 miles away by car in Kelso

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joan, 19th March 2020

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. The field at the back was perfect for my dog to run around and she even made friends with the donkey and two gorgeous goats nearby. If you want somewhere to relax in a quiet location, this is it.

Reviewed by Kate, 3rd March 2020

This is a wonderful cottage, full of character, and situated in a beautiful spot with restful views of fields and hills, in reach of many interesting places.

Reviewed by Melanie, 21st February 2020

Gorgeous cottage in an absolutely beautiful location. We loved being able to see the Cheviot hills, horses, fields and wildlife from the big lounge window where the sun streamed in whilst eating breakfast at the table. Lots of little touches to make guests feel welcome and very nicely decorated and an amazing selection of books. We will definitely Read morecome back to Gamekeeper's cottage. Northumberland is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Hide

Reviewed by Anna, 25th October 2019

The cottage is in a wonderful location - so quiet and a lovely outlook. It is really cosy and comfortable. We arrived to a very clean house with a welcome hamper which was really thoughtful. We all had a wonderfully relaxing stay, including our dogs who loved the walks to the river! We would definitely love to go back.

Reviewed by Ian, 4th October 2019

2nd time for us ... great location and having Fuzzy the donkey hanging his head over the fence ..... brilliant.

Reviewed by Frances, 6th September 2019

Fantastic place to stay with a welcome basket of goodies on our arrival, which meant after long journey could have a cuppa before starting to unpack the car. Thoughtful items left such as hand soap, washing up liquid and small amount of starter toiletries. All one level but just to say if have anyone with mobility problems toilet behind the door soRead more have to do a bit of manoeuvring if they use a walking aid but there is enough room for a frame. Overall a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Hide

Reviewed by Jeffrey, 9th August 2019

If you want to really get away from it all, Gamekeepers Cottage at Mindrum is the place. Set in beautiful countryside this is an excellent base for exploring and enjoying Northumberland.

Reviewed by Pamela, 26th July 2019

Pleasant cottage in a quiet, off the beaten-track location. Very homely and comfortable, especially the bed. Kitchen fairly small, little storage space for food, and you need to take any clingfilm, kitchen foil etc. with you. Nice lawned garden which is enclosed but an inquisitive smaller dog could possibly get between slats of the fence, and accesRead mores to the garden is around the corner of the cottage, not direct from the door. Hide

Reviewed by Tania, 19th July 2019

The cottage was peaceful and in avery calm setting. The horses and donkey were very friendly. Everthing was there that you needed. If you dont need to keep in contact with the online world then this is the place for you.

Reviewed by Hilary, 12th July 2019

Fabulous setting, very rural and a good distance from most amenities so be prepared with basic supplies. Host did leave a generous hamper with milk, butter, jam wine and biscuits but no bread for the morning. The cottage is very comfortable but not modern so consider carefully with demanding teens. Peaceful and quiet with the donkey and ponies for Read morenear neighbours! Hide

Reviewed by Kenneth, 14th June 2019

The cottage was cosy and comfortable and ideally located to explore North Northumberland, and the Scottish Borders.

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Magnificent views surround the peaceful cottage
Comfortable lounge to unwind and relax
Warm your toes in front of the wood burner
Sit back, relax after a long day walking
Enjoy good conversation over dinner
Through to the kitchen
Pretty galley kitchen
A delicious treat
Light and airy hallway to kick off your boots
Delightful double bedroom
Show 10 moreThoughtful design


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