Rose Cottage ref: CC325038

Rochester near Otterburn, Kielder & Bellingham Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 


Set within the National Park just four miles from Otterburn, this Grade II listed bastle, or fortified house, was built in the 1580s to defend its inhabitants from the attacks of the Border Reivers. It has has been converted into a quirky holiday cottage and is situated inside the Bremenium Roman Fort, itself built on an Iron Age site, surrounded by evidence of its Roman past, including the visible remains of the gates to the fort, Roman crematoria on Dere Street and grassy outlines of buildings beneath. Today it provides a simple, peaceful, cosy retreat in north west Northumberland, and several rivers and streams are within an easy walk. The area is a designated Dark Sky Park making this an idyllic retreat for stargazers or astronomers.
The Scottish border and northern stretch of the Pennine Way are just six miles away across moors. It makes an ideal base from which to explore the Borders, Jedburgh 30 minutes, the Coquet valley and Cheviot Hills, Coquetdale 20 minutes, the Elsdon Valley and Simonside Hills, Rothbury 30 minutes, the North Tyne Valley, Bellingham 20 minutes, Hadrian’s Wall and Tynedale. 30 minutes to the south. Kielder Forest is 10 minutes away, with Kielder Water 45 minutes’ drive, ideal for sailors, mountain-bikers and birdwatchers (ospreys nest annually). Nearby tourist attractions also include National Trust properties at Wallington and Cragside, Roman forts and museums at Chesters, Corbridge, Housesteads and Vindolanda and the intriguing gardens of Belsay Hall and Alnwick Castle. The glorious Northumbrian coast makes a wonderful day out and a trip to the Farne Islands can be taken to see the seals and wildlife.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has solid fuel heating, electric underfloor heating and portable electric heaters, and comprises:
Lounge: With stone floor, wood burner and DVD projector (no TV).
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with stone floor, electric hob/hotplate, solid fuel Rayburn, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: Beamed with super king size bed, decorative fireplace and walk-in wardrobe and en-suite with WC.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed and bunk bed (for children).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All solid fuel, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi.


Enclosed garden with furniture and views of open countryside. Parking for two cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    25.0 miles
  • Lake
    23 miles

About the local area

Northumberland's western edges contain some of its most spectacular destinations, and the Kielder and Redesdale region is no exception. While the countryside is remote, and all the more beautiful for that, there is a wealth of activities on offer for everyone.

Kielder Water & Forest Park is the site of Northern Europe's largest man-made lake. There are also acres of forest to explore. Purpose-built walking trails create perfect forest walks to see a wide range of rare wildlife including the native red squirrels, deer, otters and badgers.

Dedicated mountain bike tracks including a bike skills area scatter the area. Water sports enthusiasts can take to Kielder Water from Easter to October and the lake offers a great challenge to keen trout anglers between March and October.

However if a relaxing stroll is more your thing, you can strike out on your own and explore Wild Redesdale, a great place just to enjoy nature in its most natural form, following in the footsteps of the Romans while hearing the call of Moorland birds.

Kielder is also an ideally placed for exploring the rest of Northumberland, Cumbria, Hadrian's Wall Country and the Scottish Borders.

Things to do nearby

The Roman Army Museum
The Roman Army Museum

Extensive museum about the life of a Roman soldier. A great introduction to Hadrian's Wall. Spectacular eagles eye film can also be viewed. Tel: 01697 747485

Cycling in Kielder Forest Park

Surrounding Kielder and home to the largest forest in Britain, Kielder Forest Park is a fantastic location for keen mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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Saturday 16 November 2019 7 nights £ 465.00
Saturday 23 November 2019 7 nights £ 465.00
Saturday 30 November 2019 7 nights £ 465.00

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