Townfoot Cottage

Elsdon near Otterburn, Northumberland (Ref. 866)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

The property

A delightful Grade II listed property, in a wonderful peaceful setting, on the edge of the village of Elsdon.

Townfoot Cottage adjoins the owner's farmhouse and was originally an old farm cow byre.

Decorated, equipped and furnished to very high standards throughout, the cottage has retained much character with rugs over stone flagged and wooden floors.

The cottage enjoys views over Elsdon Burn towards the hills beyond, and is excellently situated for enjoying a variety of walks, including Hadrian's Wall, coastal paths and the Cheviot and Simonside hills.

Boasting lots of activities for the outdoors enthusiasts to enjoy, the area is great for watersports and fishing.

Also secure storage is available for those bringing bikes on which to explore this lovely part of the world and enjoy the many cycle routes and mountain biking trails in the area.

A warm and comfortable retreat from which to discover this ancient and fascinating area.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family with 3 single beds (both bedrooms have basins). Bathroom with bath with hand held shower, basin, bidet and WC. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with centre dining table and stone flagged floors. Comfortable sitting room with multi-fuel stove in stone surround.


  • LPG central heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room
  • Double electric oven with separate gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Front garden with off road parking
  • Private sheltered garden to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop in Otterburn 2 miles, pub 7 miles
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

About the location


Otterburn 2 miles; Rothbury 10 miles.

Set in the heart of the Cheviots, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the unspoilt village of Elsdon lies in a sheltered hollow amidst beautiful fells, rolling moorland and woodlands. The area is steeped in history, and has numerous listed sites within the Parish, dominated by the fortified Pele Tower. The village of Elsdon has been described as the perfect Northumbrian village, with an ancient parish church, an extensive village green and the remains of a Motte and Bailey Castle, as well as the famous gibbet at the summit of Gallow Hill, with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There are several pubs within a 15-minutes drive of the cottage, including The Redesdale Arms, a 16th century coaching inn known locally as the 'First and Last' Inn on the way to Scotland. There is a good range of shops in the small but attractive market town of Rothbury within easy driving distance, and with the National Cycle Route (No 68) running close by, this is spectacular walking and cycling country. A peaceful area full of interest to explore!

Region Information

Note: Up until 7th January 2017, this property will have LPG gas central heating and hot water on a meter. From 7th January 2017, LPG gas central heating and hot water will be included in the rent.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas