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Restawhile

Rothbury, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A wonderful property inside and out, beautifully finished with lovely interiors and attention to detail
  • Extend your day dining alfresco in the garden and warming up chillier nights by the fire pit
  • Cosy up beside the wood burner after an evening of stargazing
Property code: 88270

Unique cottage close to the heart of Rothbury’s wide-ranging amenities, with the national park on the doorstep, and plenty of space inside and outside. Perfect for couples, friends and families.

This unique cottage has been fully refurbished by the owner with lots of lovely, bespoke touches, and features ensuring a relaxing and memorable holiday. Located less than half a mile from the friendly shops, bars and restaurants of Rothbury, you can leave the car and walk into town taking the Jacob’s Ladder steps down to the bridge and across the River Coquet. Play golf or enjoy a picturesque river walk and picnic, spotting the birds and local wildlife. Spend time at magnificent Cragside House and Gardens (1.5 miles), climb the local Simonside Hills to enjoy fabulous views from the top, and explore the walking and cycling trails around the Northumberland National Park. Visit Alnwick’s market town, stunning Castle and Gardens (12 miles) and stroll on Alnmouth’s sandy beach.

Step through the front door and into the hallway where you can leave your outdoor clothing and walking boots. Head through to the open-plan snug and lounge/diner with gorgeous wood flooring, and an original stone inglenook fireplace with a double-sided wood burner dividing the two areas. The snug is a lovely place to sit quietly with your book or to watch the Smart TV. The impressive main lounge/diner has high ceilings and windows on three sides, plus the Velux windows which allow natural light to flood in and create a warm, tranquil place to relax. Settle back on the comfortable seating to catch up with one another and plan your next day’s adventures. You can enjoy sociable mealtimes sitting at the dining table with views out to the garden, and the French doors open to the patio so you can listen to the birdsong. There is a Smart TV in this room too for your entertainment. The kitchen has beautiful, bespoke wooden worktops and everything you need including an electric oven and hob, a fridge/freezer, microwave, and washing machine. There is a king-size bed in the ground-floor bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower room with WC. The second shower room is also downstairs and features another shower and WC. Upstairs, you will find the charming second bedroom with a king-size bed. This is a unique space with a sloping low ceiling height and built-in storage for your belongings.

Outside, there is a wrap-around, west-facing gravel and lawn garden with a fire pit and garden table and chairs for al fresco dining, sunset drinks, and stargazing. Parking is off-road for one small to medium car in an allocated space off the access lane. There is additional roadside parking at the end of the access lane (subject to availability).

  • 2 bedrooms - Both king-size. Note upstairs has a sloping low ceiling height
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, and 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge and snug
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed patio garden with seating and fire pit
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, please note turning circle is very tight
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants less than 1 mile
  • 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 2022 and is managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Grant, 1st January 2024

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We had a lovely week in this beautiful property. Our dogs not only loved the freedom of the enclosed garden but the cosy nights by the fire. Perfectly situated to both go for walks in the local area or travel to neighbouring attractions. The heated flooring in a property like this is rare and a real luxury.

Reviewed by Nina, 23rd December 2023

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Reviewed by Elaine, 7th December 2023

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The cottage was very well equipped and had added quirky features and fixtures and fittings. It was a bit awkward to manoeuvre the car in the space but we managed well enough. Despite the rain and wet underfoot we were able to keep the cottage clean with having a dog, with an array of towels and blankets

Reviewed by Karen, 18th November 2023

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Reviewed by Jimmy, 13th November 2023

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Great location and everything you need for a fab stay! We loved it thoroughly! :)

Reviewed by Nicola, 4th November 2023

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Restawhile was just beautiful, I would go as far as to say one of the nicest cottages I have ever stayed in, thoughtfully designed and furnished and just lovely to stay in. We shall definitely be returning

Reviewed by Nicola, 21st October 2023

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What a find! A little piece of heaven tucked away in a village location. Stunningly converted and furnished, including old implements transformed into lights, with decorative bulbs! Everything has been thought of, logs and kindling for the open fire to a welcoming bottle of wine. Plenty of seating areas inside and out. Both bathrooms well equipped Read morewith power showers, really comfortable beds. Access is tricky but not impossible, good walks down 'Jacobs Ladder' back up the road! Dogs happy! Hide

Reviewed by Jacky, 7th October 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at Restawhile this Oct. The cottage was gorgeous, if slightly smaller than we expected from the photos, however it was wonderful and so comfy. The garden was secure and private for the dogs, we so enjoyed the fire pits even in Oct. Really well situated to walk to local lovely pubs and cafes etc plus very easy to reach all thRead moree places we wanted to explore. Well worth a visit x Hide

Reviewed by Louise, 23rd September 2023

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Lovely cottage very quirky and we felt at home as soon as we got there spent most our time when in the cottage in the lovely conservatory room which was lovely and cosy on an evening especially when we lit the log burner , lovely place to relax after spending the days exploring Northumberland . Even Barley our dog settled in his holiday home straigRead moreht away and loved mooching about in the secure garden ,we spent one evening having a barbecue and lit up one of the fire pits which was very nice . Hide

Reviewed by Liz, 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by Guy, 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by S, 19th August 2023

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Disappointing. Located behind a run down cottage. Lane up to property parking very narrow. Parked across 2 allocated spaces for easier access to get out. Pathway to cottage rather overgrown. Garden area would be lovely if tendered regularly. Downstairs bedroom rather dark as low ceiling and a small window. No carpet on stairs to attic bedroom. FeltRead more this was unsafe to sleep upstairs, given bathrooms were downstairs. Kitchen was bright and had everything appliance wise. Rothbury was lovely Hide

Reviewed by John, 29th July 2023

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Rothbury is a good base to explore Northumberland. Newcastle and Hexham are not far away. We enjoyed Alnwick, lots to do and see. Cragside House, Holy Isle and Bamburgh castle are within easy reach as is Hadrians wall. The cottage is comfortable, well equipped and 'quirky' but ceilings are quite low. Two good size beds but space for clothes limitedRead more in the upstairs! Owners easy to reach and attentive. The access road and parking are tight so if you have a large car might be tricky. Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 16th July 2023

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Rest a While, is a lovely cottage with modern amenities and plenty of space for the family. It has a lovely garden with a choice of fire pits, seats and sun loungers. It is ideally situated to visit several places. We used it as a base for visiting Chillingham Castle and Wild Herd, and Lindisfarne. The owners responded to a phone call and were happRead morey to help. Would definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Martina, 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Christine, 1st July 2023

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Got everything you need in the property for a pleasant stay. Small area of grass outside for the dogs. The drive up the property is very steep. If you aren't a convenient driver park on the road though it is quite a drag up if you need to carry things to the property. Both bedrooms have comfy beds. Kitchen has the equipment you need. Both showers hRead moreot and powerful. Short walk to the village which has nice pubs and food outlets. Lots of places to visit a short drive away. Good place as a base. Hide

Reviewed by Carol, 24th June 2023

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Reviewed by Victoria, 27th May 2023

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Stunning cottage, perfect location. We had a wonderful week ! Loved it ! Want to go back already!

Reviewed by Christine, 6th May 2023

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We had a really great time - the cottage was lovely with everything we needed & the owners had thoughtfully left us some goodies which we enjoyed. The garden was totally enclosed, which we appreciated with our dog, so we can recommend it unreservedly to dog owners ! Thanks to Dave & Margaret for a great time.

Reviewed by William, 29th April 2023

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Great cottage , very quiet and would recommend

Reviewed by Catherine, 15th April 2023

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This is a beautifully renovated and unusual property in a stunning location There is plenty of room for 4 adults (and a dog!) and it is thoughtfully designed to provide a very comfortable stay It has all the indoor and outdoor amenities you would expect It is just a short (but steep!) walk into the town which has lots of independent shops, cafes, pRead moreubs and a fantastic Italian restaurant. There are loads of walks along the river and beyond and many other towns and coastal places within easy reach Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 8th April 2023

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A lovely mix of home comforts, luxury touches, and some quirks. A little bit steam punkish in places, but everything works lovely, and is very clean. Showers are amazing, but no bath (not massive issue for some, but worth a mention). Rothbury is a beautiful little village: friendly people, amazing places to eat, decent prices and river/hill walks hRead moreard to compete with anywhere. Very quiet at the cottage, despite being amongst other houses close by. Hard to park a van, maybe fine for a single car. Hide

Reviewed by Derek, 25th March 2023

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Cottage is absolutely beautiful, down up to a very high standard

Reviewed by Simon, 18th March 2023

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Reviewed by Julie, 11th March 2023

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We absolutely LOVED this beautiful cottage,everything about Restawhile was simply gorgeous especially the decor which was beautiful. The owners had given a lot of thought to everything and that was plain to see,the kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The beds were so comfortable as were the sofas etc. Our little dog loved Read morethe totally secure garden too. Probably the nicest cottage we've ever stayed in. Big thanks to Margaret too for her kindness. Hide

Reviewed by Steven, 18th February 2023

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Reviewed by Matthew, 23rd January 2023

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The cottage is set in a very nice location a bit tight up the driveway but once you are up no problem, loads to do around the area we visited some of the coastal routes and woodland walks. Would recommend this area / cottage to friends and family.

Reviewed by Rhys, 15th January 2023

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Wonderful place to stay. We loved every minute, Restawhile is full of character and everything is of the highest quality. The garden is fully enclosed which is always a bit of a concern for us with 2 bouncy dogs but nothing to worry about here! Great location for exploring Northumberland, and very close to Cragside, which was a bonus.

Reviewed by John, 25th November 2022

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Really nice little cottage in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Julia, 12th November 2022

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This comfy, cosy cottage was a delight. Our time here was during a wet and stormy November. The sunroom was well suited to relaxing and playing games in front of the log burner. Perfectly enclosed and safe garden for our beagles. Location with in the town was great but may not be idea for those with mobility issues wishing to walk into town. A steeRead morep slope on 2 options with the 3rd being lots of steps. Town had good amenities and lovely river walks. Hide

Reviewed by Holly, 1st November 2022

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Beautiful house! Had everything we needed and was a fantastic location. Really clean and the enclosed garden was perfect for our little dog!

Reviewed by Bianca, 22nd October 2022

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Lovely cottage, peaceful, cosy, clean and furnished to a very high standard with lots of character. Underfloor heating and log burner kept us very warm and comfortable. As the owner of a small dog was nice to have a secure, enclosed garden area. Location also very good, 2 min stroll down the hill to Rothbury town centre and river walks. Well placedRead more for Cragside visits too. Would definitely book again in future. Hide

Reviewed by Janice, 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Dawn, 8th October 2022

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Lovely little cottage with high quality finishes. Rothbury is the perfect location from which to explore the Northumberland National Park and coastline, and the town itself has all the amenities needed. Note the loft bedroom has low sloping ceilings so you will need to be nimble!

Reviewed by William, 30th September 2022

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It's a lovely and very comfortable restoration. Very well appointed and ground floor bedroom and ensuite was perfect for disabilities. Location in Rothbury is very central for exploring Northumberland. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Julie, 27th September 2022

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The cottage is lovely. The main room is a wow and a very comfortable space. Both bedrooms are very warm and inviting and the kitchen provides all the equipment you need. A very comfortable place to stay. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

Reviewed by philip, 17th September 2022

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Absolutely fantastic cottage in superb village of rothbury the cottage was the best we have stayed in and will be returning next year 5mins walk into village all pubs and restaurants dog friendly our favourite was Turks head lovely food 20 mins from anwick :0mins from seahouses perfect base can not fault best holiday we have had

Reviewed by Gaynor, 28th August 2022

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This beautiful little cottage is absolutely one of the best places we've ever stayed! It was everything it promised to be. It's in a great location too as it's just a couple of minutes walk down to the river & into Rothbury itself. The garden was stunning, a real sun trap in the afternoon & the views were beautiful too. The cottage itself has been Read morelovingly & sympathetically renovated with lots of lovely & quirky finishing touches. Our 2 dogs-Pixie & Jess had the time of their lives, as did we! Hide

Reviewed by lorraine, 19th August 2022

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I would recommend this cottage, it's such a peaceful area, all you can hear is the church bells. The views are great and the added bonus of the beautifully laid out garden and house. . We were a party of 2 adults and 1 teenager, who loved the loft room. Also the wonderful surprise of the delicious bread and hot cross buns was a real treat and totalRead morely lush. The location is perfect to explore the the area. The pizza restaurant is really good in the village, the staff are so accommodating. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona, 18th July 2022

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Reviewed by Pascalle, 15th July 2022

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The cottage is absolutely stunning, you can really tell it has been a labour of love to get it so comfortable and beautiful at the same time. The garden space was amazing, especially for our cockapoo Vigo, there was plenty of space for him to run around whilst we enjoyed a lovely BBQ in the sun. The location is ideal with it being a short walk fromRead more Rothbury centre approx 5/10 mins. The facilities were excellent, everything was very clean and the welcome touches were well and truly appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by LISA, 11th July 2022

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