Ryecroft Cottage ref: CC324040

Swindon near Hepple and Rothbury, Rothbury & Coquetdale Area

3 Stars



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  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


Nestled within spectacular open countryside in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, and with its own private nature reserve,  Ryecroft Cottage is a charming traditional stone Northumbrian cottage, all on one floor and renovated to a high standard. The dining lounge has a cosy open log fire, idyllic to relax and gaze into the flames after a day exploring the stunning hills, woods and moors that surround Ryecroft Cottage.  A window-side bird table is visited by numerous species including woodpeckers and rare red squirrels.  The well equipped kitchen has high quality appliances and there are two immaculately presented bedrooms making this delightful cottage suitable for families, friends or couples. A fresh bathroom with over bath shower completes the interior. There are fully enclosed gardens at both front and rear and a picnic table for al fresco dining.  Ideal for walking, nature watching, sightseeing, cycling (lockable shed available for bicycles) or just relaxing. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level
Living Room / diner:  with open fire (all logs included), Sky TV and DVD player
Kitchen:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer / dryer

Bedroom 1:  with king-size bed
Bedroom 2:  with two single beds

Bathroom:  with shower over bath and toilet

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, fuel, power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi are included. 


Enclosed gardens with outdoor furniture.  Lockable shed suitable for cycles. Off road parking for 2 cars Guests are welcome to roam through the owners’ private nature reserve directly opposite the cottage (see www.ournaturereserve.blogspot.co.uk) and admire its wildflowers.Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 Miles
  • Distance
    7 Miles
  • Restaurant
    5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    22 Miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Ryecroft Cottage is situated in a picturesque hamlet near Hepple close to where the river Coquet winds its way through the valley.  This area is teeming with wild-life; red squirrels are often spotted and voles and rabbits regularly visit to play.  Guests are very welcome to roam through the owners’ field directly opposite the cottage and enjoy the exhilarating fresh air and admire the carpet of wildflowers that seasonally adorn it. Most of the surrounding land is ‘open access’, offering walks to a woodland waterfall and two prehistoric hill forts.  Or take a stroll along a quiet country lane to a 17th century bastle house.  Nearby there are some wonderful waymarked walks from the village of Holystone with its interesting medieval well.
The picture postcard small town of Rothbury, which sits at the foot of the Simonside and Lordenshaw Hills, is only 7 miles from Ryecroft Cottage.  It straddles the banks of the trout and salmon rich River Coquet where a licence and permit for fishing can be obtained locally and has several quaint tea-rooms, pubs, shops and a riverside 18-hole golf course. The 1,000 acres estate of Cragside, once home to Lord Armstrong, and the first home in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity is an interesting National Trust visitor attraction too.  Or travel a little further east to the bustling market town of Alnwick, protected by its dramatic castle, the ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) and offers an abundance of facilities including a cinema / playhouse, leisure centre with indoor swimming and a good selection of restaurants, tea-rooms and shops including the world famous Barter Books.  The spectacular Alnwick Garden, with its Grand Cascade Waterfall and restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe is an interesting experience too.

A friendly greeting regularly awaits visitors to Otterburn, where the woollen mill is a popular attraction around 8 miles west from Ryecroft Cottage.  The village of Elsdon is only 5 miles away and is a complete example of a medieval settlement, which sits in a natural bowl overlooked by hills on all sides and surrounded by an extensive ridge and furrow fields.  There are ample opportunities for enjoying outdoor activities across this area known as Redesdale including quad biking and cycle hire.  Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy the beautiful unrivalled views as they sample the varied footpaths and cycle routes.  Horse riding is available at Elsdon and fishing can be arranged at Caistron or Sweethope Loughs.  The National Trust property at Wallington Hall is well worth a visit. Pony trekking, windsurfing, sailing and ferry trips are only a small selection of the many outdoor activities that can be arranged at Kielder Water – Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake – which is cradled by Kielder Forest Park nearby. .
The Heritage coastline this area is renowned for is easily accessible too; as is Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders - ensuring Ryecroft Cottage provides an excellent base for exploring both the wild and unspoilt vistas of the UK’s most northerly National Park coupled with easy access to the glorious Northumbrian coastline.

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