Crag View Cottage

West Woodburn near Otterburn, Northumbria (Ref. 1969)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful, single-storey, stone-built cottage, situated in the seemingly timeless village of West Woodburn. Renovated to a high standard, this lovely, end-terrace property is spacious and comfortable, boasting a light and airy sitting/dining room with inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove, and an enclosed, rear garden with patio area and a pretty pond, ideal for relaxing. West Woodburn provides a village pub and post office, while the nearby historic village of Otterburn, with its stunning views over the North Tyne Valley, is a haven for walkers and cyclists. A little further afield lies Kielder Forest and water, superb for fishing, horse riding and nature watching. Kielder Water and Forest Park, along with the adjoining Northumberland National Park, have been named as home to the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. The Dark Sky Park, is the first of its kind in England, and one of largest in the world, and Kielder Observatory is a key visitor attraction. The lively city of Newcastle upon Tyne is within a short drive, as is the stunning countryside of the Scottish Borders. A wonderful holiday base at any time of year.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk (double on bottom, single on top). Extra folding bed on request. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC (accessed via 2 steps up). Fitted kitchen (accessed via 2 steps up). Large sitting room with dining area, woodburning stove & door to conservatory.


Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. LPG oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, CD/cassette/radio, WiFi, library of books/music/games. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Rear garden with pond, furniture & BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome, Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 2 mins walk. Note: This property is accessed via 2 steps up. Note: Although pond is shallow, ensure children are supervised. Note: Property is situated on A68.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “break in february”
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    • “Pictures in book made cottage look fab and it was. Loved the whole of the inside and the garden. Took a little while to work out the heating. (manual or instructions would have been good). Set in middle of very quiet village with post office shop, wonderful inn (great food). Loved the whole week countryside, location, village and the chance to relax. We thought there was an initial supply of logs and we had to go to Corbridge to get some.List of where to get logs.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ochiltree, April 2012

    • “half term stay”
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    • “Good warm cottage, fun four poster bed. plenty of room for all to cuddle up on huge sofa. excellent for going into scotland, or to the coast to see Alnwick.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hull, December 2009

    • “Ideal location”
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    • “we booked this as a dog friendly short break, the accommodation was very clean and welcoming, it was warm with either the log burner or central heating, the kitchen was very practical and well stocked with utensils the bathroom was clean and the shower very powerful. The lounge was cosy and very comfortable after a days walking. The main bedroom is a comfortable double with adequate storage and the second bedroom is a double base bunk with a single on top, very cutely decorated for children it may be tricky for 4 adults!! The garden is completely self contained handy for an inquisitive dog, however there is a pond of significant size which is beautiful. The cottage itself is ideally located on the A68 in West Woodburn, we had not visited any of Northumberland and found this cottage ideally located for visiting Alnwick, Lindisfarne and Kielder Forest, the surrounding countryside is stunning and found driving the tiny country lanes through the national park breathtaking. Equally we were able to walk out the front door to explore the surrounding area safely. the local shop is friendly , sadly we didn't get chance to try the local pub [Bay Horse] which is apparently dog friendly also. A very relaxed weekend.”

    Tootie_13, Doncaster, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “A fabulous out of season break”
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    • “We decided to make the most of February half term byu visiting a part of the country that was completely new to us. We chose Crag View because we liked the location, it looked comfortable, we could put all three kids into one room (meaning no one had to sleep by themselves in a strange place) and it was a good price. We had a fantastic holiday. The cottage was warm and comfortable. The shower was hot and strong at the end of a day spent walking up hills in the cold! The double bed was very cosy indeed. The kitchen was well equipped, and although initally, we could smell the fuel, we left the kitchen door open and it just dispersed. We didn't have any problem with that at all. The cottage was set up with plenty of logs and kindling for our arrival, for which we were very grateful. The kitchen was well equipped, and my 10 year old woke me up every morning asking if I would like an espresso as he loved using the machine. We loved Northumberland, and found the cottage was a great base for visiting Hadrian's Wall, the Borders, and the Northumberland coast. It was the first time we had gone as far North as that for a holiday, and we will definitely be back”

    Alison S, Southampton, United Kingdom, February 2014

    • “Overall Very Good”
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    • “Cooking became a bit of a problem because the smell of heating fuel became quite sickening, had to have doors & windows open when we were using the kitchen, Bed was very comfortable, Sofa was cosy & log fire in the evening was inviting. Garden Pond with fish, nice to relax & watch the world go by. Good base for traveling out & about.”

    Kim59Aberdeenshire, Lincoln, United Kingdom, September 2011

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    • “Amazing property, wish we stayed longer! Had all you needed and very cosy. Close to a number of walks too.”

    Mr Lee, Newcastle, September 2015

    • “The cottage was amazing, there was loads of room and it was equipped with more than you need. It was all very clean and in a peaceful location.”

    Mrs Punter, Blackpool, June 2015

    • “A comfortable, cosy and well equipped retreat to come back to at the end of the day.”

    Mrs Bell, Mitcheldean, May 2015

    • “Crag cottage was very well equipped with a very homely feel. The family all settled in straight away making it a very relaxing stay.”

    Mrs Gilluley, Strathaven, March 2015

    • “A great cottage and Northumberland proved to be a wonderful county for walking and enjoying stunning scenery. Friendly people too.”

    Ms Gregory, London, March 2015

    • “Crag view is a splendid cottage and we'd well recommend to anyone wishing to stay in this beautiful part of England. Don't be deceived about the main road location - the road is as dead as a do-do and we weren’t troubled by noise at all. Everything is laid out well, with all you need provided for. We had a great time and the owner made the cottage so welcoming for us, it just made it perfect! Top marks and great memories made in a lovely old English setting.”

    Mr Cox, Bourne, December 2014

    • “The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Plenty of crockery and cutlery were provided. In a lovely location and loved the stable door into the garden. Had a great shower!”

    Mrs Robinson, Scunthorpe, November 2014

    • “Had a great stay, really enjoyed the cottage, everything we needed we could find. The overall standard was just what was needed for our cycling holiday. The surrounding villages and countryside were brilliant, a very relaxed place to be. Particularly liked the great log burner and the very well equipped kitchen. For the ladies left at home the jigsaws and books were much appreciated.”

    Mr Ireland, Huddersfield, June 2014

    • “The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable.”

    Mr Phillips, Huntingdon, May 2014

    • “The Cottage was roomy and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the cottage was ideally placed to explore Kielder and the surrounding areas. I would recommend this holiday cottage no problem at all. Great views and great location.”

    Mrs Hudson, Pontefract, May 2014

    • “Pleasant place to stay. Very relaxing with a pub close by that serves very good meals. The garden has plenty of visitors, especially a heron which is attracted to the fish in the pond. View from the house is well worth the effort and the fact that the cottage fronts directly onto the A68 was not a cause of any undue noise.”

    Mr Hickey, Bishop Auckland, March 2014

    • “We have 3 kids aged 2, 4 and 6 - owner left out a selection of kids books in the very child friendly room which was lovely for them to find and explore. Cottage also had games and toys galore. If you like your coffee there was a shiny new espresso machine - great touch. Plenty of logs, kindling and fire lighters for cosy nights in. The kids also enjoyed the piano. I have no reservations in singing the praises of this holiday let. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!”

    Mrs McGowan, Sheffield, February 2014

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About the location


Otterburn 5 miles; Hexham 20 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 34 miles.

The lovely village of West Woodburn lies amidst the deep Rede Valley and was once an important resting point in Roman times for travellers on route to Scotland from York. The village hosts a welcoming pub and a Post Office selling basic supplies, whilst visitors can also explore the remains of one of the outpost forts of Hadrian's Wall that passes nearby. The historic village Otterburn, with its world-famous Woollen Mill and Shop is just a short drive away and is popular with walkers and cyclists alike, whilst the nearby, beautiful Kielder Forest affords fantastic fishing, boating, horse riding and nature watching opportunities. The market town of Hexham is 20 miles away, plus the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne just 35 miles away has the renowned Metro Shopping Centre and excellent night life. This superb location has something to please everyone.

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