Dovecote Cottage ref: UK36298

ROTHBURY, Rothbury & Coquetdale Area

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Dovecote Cottage is a charming, traditional-style, country holiday cottage with a fabulous wood burning stove for those chilly nights to cosy up in front of. Set in the picturesque little hamlet of Whitton, you can walk down to Rothbury via a footpath on the roadside or using a public right of way over the field, here at Dovecote Cottage you can enjoy a peaceful, rural holiday yet be only a couple of minutes’ drive into the town centre.

There are many walks from your doorstep which makes it ideal for those with dogs or hove love walking. Rothbury has plenty of choices for dining and for drinks in one of the friendly local pubs or restaurants. The High Street has a few bespoke shops, bakeries, and a Co-op supermarket. The cottage is set on the edge of the International Highly Acclaimed Dark Sky park, star gazing is a must whilst staying here and there are ample cycling and walking routes straight from the door.

For those who are seeking a calming, relaxing holiday surrounded by some bird and wildlife this is a fabulous location as you have the best of both worlds being so close to Rothbury itself. Nearby Cragside house, a wonderful National Trust property, has stunning gardens and so much to see, being the first house to be powered by Hydro Electricity. Fans of L J Ross may have read the book called Cragside, a wonderful murder mystery set here.

The majestic castle in Alnwick is only a 25-minute drive featured in some Harry Potter and Downton Abbey scenes, worth a visit, and then explore some of the cobbled streets steeped in history. From Alnwick you may wish to explore further either north or south with an abundance of villages and towns set along the stunning Northumberland heritage Coast, all of which are in easy driving distance to Dovecote Cottage. No matter where you go in the super friendly county of Northumberland you will be certain to receive a warm “Geordie” welcome.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With wood burner, Freeview Smart TV and French doors leading to side patio area.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, slow cooker, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.Steep, paddle stairs (more like ladders) to...

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included.


Patio with sitting out area and outdoor furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: Extra care to be taken on the stairs (ladder type) to second bedroom are very steep and not suitable for everyone.
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About the local area

The Rothbury and Coquetdale area is dominated by the rugged but beautiful landscape of the Northumberland National Park. Nestled in this rolling moorland you'll find a selection of postcard-pretty villages like Longframlington, Thropton and Sharperton. Rothbury is the biggest of these communities and calls itself the capital of Coquetdale.

The town offers a peaceful haven. The River Coquet meanders through its centre, creating a pleasant walk along the river bank. The High Street boasts a number of traditional independent shops, there is a quieter and gentler pace of life and a selection of country pubs to enjoy a traditional pub lunch or relaxing evening meal.

Just two miles east of the town is Cragside House, Gardens and Estate . An historic home and marvel of Victorian ingenuity - it was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro electricity - with miles of paths running through spectacular rocky and woodland scenery. Today it is managed by the National Trust.

The Lady's Well at nearby Holystone is an ancient attractive well thought to have been constructed by the Romans on the site of a natural spring and is well worth a visit.

Thrunton Woods, Edlingham Castle and Brinkburn Priory are rich in wildlife and the ideal spot for a summer picnic. North of Coquetdale you will find the Breamish Valley with its cold Cheviot streams and gorse-covered hill country cradling the charming villages of Powburn and Ingram.

From Rothbury you can explore the surrounding Simonside Hills and Cheviot Hills and all of Northumberland National Park. Walkers and cyclists will love the spectacular countryside

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