The Coach House ref: UK3112

Whittingham near Alnwick, Rothbury & Coquetdale Area

4 Stars



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Coach House is situated in the Vale of Whittingham, found nestled at the foot of the Cheviot Hills and perched on the fringe of the Northumberland National Park making this location an idyllic retreat. Tucked away in a quiet courtyard with an open aspect across undulating farmland it is the perfect choice for couples seeking peace and tranquillity. The detached accommodation is conveniently laid out, all on ground floor level, and is extremely well-presented throughout. With exposed beams and arched doors the property oozes charm and character. There is a cosy wood burner in the living room making it ideal regardless of the season. Ideally positioned, a couple of miles from the picturesque village of Whittingham, which has its own Pele tower and a church which dates back to Saxon times. The Northumberland National Park is ideal for ramblers and cyclists who will absorb the wild and lonely vistas of this stunning location. The owners are qualified mountain leaders and climbing instructors, so why not learn to navigate the Cheviot Hills or try rock climbing (by direct arrangement with the owner).

The picture-postcard village of Rothbury sits at the foot of the Simonside Hills, only 10 miles away, and offers a wide array of facilities including several shops, pubs and quaint tea rooms. Fishing for salmon and trout on the River Coquet is a popular pastime (permits available locally) and golf can be arranged on its riverside course. The National Trust property of Cragside at Rothbury was the first home to be lit by hydro-electricity and the elegant house and its grounds are a popular visitor attraction. The bustling market town of Alnwick, 8 miles away, has attractive cobbled streets and is protected by its dramatic castle, the ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland (notably famous as the film location for Harry Potter) and offers many facilities. Enjoy a visit to the superb Alnwick Garden, with its Grand Cascade Waterfall and dine in the restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe. The Northumberland Heritage Coast renowned and designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is only a half hour drive east ensuring The Coach House provides an excellent central base for exploring both the unspoilt countryside along with the golden expanses of glorious seashore. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
The Coach House can be booked together with Grooms Cottage (ref CC324031) and Granary Cottage (ref CC324032) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room:
With wood burner, Freeview TV and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and beams.
Bedroom: With four poster kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.


Courtyard (shared). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    13.0 miles
  • Lake
    13 miles (beach)

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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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Friday 09 December 2022 7 nights £ 319.00
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