Self catering Northumberland Holiday Cottage in Branton, near Alnwick.
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Holiday Cottage Accommodation Summary (EN104)
Special Offer: 10% discount off for the bank holiday and for half term week. I would also offer a 10% discount on the remaining summer weeks for bookings made before the end of May.
Northumberland Cottage is now re opened after some upgrading and complete redecoration. We now have instant central heating and hot water but still with wood burning stove for added warmth and atmosphere. We have a newly fitted bathroom with bath and shower and new cabin beds in the second bedroom.
Situated on a national cycle route (no 68) which meanders up the Breamish Valley into Northumberland National Park, this luxury 3-bedroom stone-built former farm cottage is set in idyllic walking and cycling country, a mile from a village pub, half a mile from the River Breamish, and only 10 miles from Alnwick. The property is beautifully refurbished, and furnished with charming antique pieces sourced from nearby Cheviot Antiques. It has an Inglenook fireplace with log burning stove, Jerusalem Stone floored kitchen, sash windows, quality antique pine furniture and luxurious bedding and linen.
Whether you are dedicated ramblers, professionals escaping the rat-race, or parents with babies, toddlers, tweenies or teenagers, Northumberland Cottage is the perfect choice for a holiday in the countryside. Catering for those of you with twins is no problem! It's different from the rental properties you will find elsewhere: children and dogs are welcome, and we go the extra mile to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable by providing:
- bicycles of various sizes, including a trailer-bike and a child seat.
- flat screen digital TV and DVD player
- CD/digital radio mini system and a wide range of CDs
- toys and games for all ages
- walking essentials, e.g. maps, flasks, rucksacks, binoculars etc.
- well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave
- fresh milk and bread
- a first meal of pasta and tomato/basil sauce, for you to cook when you arrive
- store cupboard essentials, e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, ketchup etc.
- luxurious bedding with high quality feather duvets
- long cast iron bath, towels and dressing gowns
- firewood for the wood-burning stove
- travel cot, high-chair, rocker seat, umbrella buggy, fireguard, toilet step and potty - we can double up several of these items if you have twins, so just ask when you book
- dog bowl, bed and towels
One dog over the age of 12 months is permitted, as long as it is fully house trained, remains downstairs at all times, and is not likely to damage the property in any way. Please note that smoking is not permitted in the cottage at any time. No other pets are permitted.
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5 recommendations, average rating 5 out of 5
Beautifully presented, clean, well equipped, luxury cottage. Everything has been thought through from furnishings to kitchen equipment to first aid kit. Easily suitable for children, whilst being perfectly relaxing for adults. Definitely rated 5 out of 5, Kathryn, received Jul 2012.
Well equipped for families needs. A great base to visit all of Northumberland. Child friendly including teens to toddlers & babies. Clean & well presented. Comfortable. Rating 5 out of 5, Shelagh, received Jul 2012.
Very comfortable and homely property. Everything has been thought of - the welcome pack & all the extras make a difference. Rating 5 out of 5, Judith, received Jul 2012.
It's got everything you need for a family holiday right down to pushchairs, buckets & spades etc. The cottage is beautiful with lots of personal little touches and Laura is so welcoming & helpful. Rating 5 out of 5, Alan, received Apr 2012.
The holiday cottage is highly recommended: very well equipped; warm & comfortable; beautifully furnished; quiet location & it is dog friendly. Rating 5 out of 5, Lynne, received Apr 2012.
Holiday Reviews from the Owners’ site
"I just wanted to email and say a big thank you, we had a brilliant time at Northumberland Cottage. After searching for hours over a period of a few weeks, I was thrilled when I found your site. I was so looking forward to our week there and it really exceeded my expectations. It is a wonderful cottage, M and I both commented how at home we felt, which made the last week of our holiday so relaxing and a real pleasure. I saw that lots of people commented on how friendly and helpful you'd been, and that's been my experience too, when you called to say where I could find the dressing gowns, I thought it wouldn't be a problem if we didn't have them, but it was "little" things like that that made our week so special. It really does make things more relaxing to have a dressing gown, not to mention hand and body cream, wonderful books, bubble bath, a digital radio and a very generous welcome pack, thank you. And thank you for all the information about the cottage and area and the tip about the home cooked food at the local Londis! It really shows that you spend time enjoying the property as absolutely everything you need, and lots more, is there and to hand. My girls loved their rooms, all the toys and the ride on toys (in the garden and bedroom), the Mr Men dvd, the little animal cups and colourful plastic plates and cups... the list goes on, we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday, fantastic weather in amazing surroundings and your cottage made it all even more special." JJ Whittlesey, Peterborough
"I just wanted to write and thank you for making our stay at the cottage so wonderful. From the welcome pack to the furnishings and children’s toys, it really was the perfect place to stay, you have thought of everything. We loved exploring the local area on the bikes, Livvie learnt to ride on the little red bike, so that had to be taken everywhere with us!! And the log burner was a real treat. Thank you again, I hope you will let us come back...will be finding out when October half term is when I take the children to school tomorrow!! " KH, Sale Cheshire
"This has been a magical stay for us, very relaxing and comfortable. Felt like a home from home. Our only disappointment was that we only had half a week. We hope to return and will recommend the cottage to friends." Family S.Melton Mowbray
" We've had another wonderful break at this gorgeous cottage. Thank you Anna for the perfect welcoming 'pack' -so thoughtful. Can't wait to come back" Family N. High Peak Derbyshire
"...Travelling with an 18 month old is never easy but coming here was relatively stress free. Having toys and nursery equipment to use has made the weekend relaxing for mum and dad....one more lovely evening of a roaring fire, glass of wine....ahh! we'll miss this place!" Family L. Monkseaton Tyne and Wear
"A wonderful holiday here -wish we could have stayed longer than a week! Lovely cottage and surrounding area. Hope everyone has as lovely a time as we have." Family G Nottinghamshire
"Thank you, you've made our stay here really lovely. The duvets and sheets were heavenly, the bikes brilliant... all the little things made all the difference. You have struck just the right balance here. The house and furnishings are lovely... the log burner is great... we're very much impressed with the care you have taken to make us feel welcome" Mr and Mrs Hancock plus J (10 years old)
|Northumberland Cottage near Alnwick: |
3 Bedrooms - sleeps up to 6
Prices from £255 for a 3 night short break & £425 to £550/wk.
1 dog over 12 months allowed, no smoking
Changeover day: Saturdays
Short breaks available off peak min 3 nights.
Click here for owners website. Please quote "RFH"
|Luxury 3-bedroom stone-built former farm cottage|
|Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave|
|Double bed; cast iron fireplace; sliding sash window with view of Glanton Pike|
|Twin room with solid pine cabin beds with large storage drawers of toys. Built in wardrobe and antique pine chest of drawers, sash window with views to Glanton Pike and wall covered with ordnance survey map of Northumbeland|
|Small double sofa-bed (fills bedroom when open) or travel cot provided with sheet if required; old pine chest of drawers; sash windows with view of Breamish valley.|
|Completely refurbished and enlarged bathroom with new white suite with bath and full height shower over. Sash window with view of Branton Wildlife Ponds and Breamish Valley|
|Small completely enclosed patio garden; wooden table and 4 chairs; wooden shed for bike storage; bikes of various sizes; 2 sledges; retractable washing line; BBQ; wood store; side gate with access via neighbours' garden to lane. Little Tykes rocking toy and sit on/push along toddler truck, plus pedal trike for toddlers.|