Rothbury, found nestled at the foot of the Simonside and Lordenshaw Hills, straddles the banks of the trout and salmon rich River Coquet, where a licence and permit for fishing can be obtained locally, and is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists - two mountain bicycles are available with complements to absorb the surrounding beautiful countryside. The village is known locally as the ’Gateway to the Northumberland National Park’ and there are several quaint tea rooms, pubs, charming shops and a riverside 18 hole golf course all within easy walking distance.
The Congregational Gallery in Rothbury is set in a Grade II listed former Chapel with light and reflecting walls showing various pieces of artwork. Exhibitions change throughout the year and it is open daily from 10.30 - 4.30. The gallery is run by the owner of Steward Mews and she is happy to offer discount to those staying in the area.
The 1,000 acre 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 less than a mile away. The bustling market town of Alnwick, boasts its own dramatic castle, often referred to as ’The Windsor of the North’ and ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) along with the spectacular ’Alnwick Garden’, with its Grand Cascade Waterfall and restaurant incorporated within the largest tree house in Europe, 15 miles east.
The Heritage coastline this area is proud to have acknowledged as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is less than 20 miles away making Steward Mews an excellent base for exploring the many delights across north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders alike.