4.8★ Sykes rating 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets Yes Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (52) location (26) well (24) lovely (24) great (20) our (19) 63 Customer Reviews "What a fantastic place to spend our time." The photos do not show how good the cottage, facilities, comfort etc. is in reality. We could have spent another week, and will be doing, soon. Everything is available to make your stay a memorable one. Open fire, comfy beds, location etc. etc. etc. A very big THANK YOU!! Reviewed by Michael5.0★Dec 2023 "We loved the cottage, it had everything we needed and was spotless." The views from the cottage and the surrounding walks were incredible, a beautiful part of the country. We picked a perfect autumn week as the sun came out and the trees were a gorgeous mix of colours. Thank you. Reviewed by Shaun5.0★Nov 2023 "The property was outstanding , the facilities were perfect." , short of nothing . Lovely comfy beds . Had a wonderful stay. And the surrounding area is gorgeous . Will definitely recommend this cottage , we ll probably come back as still so much to do . Thank you Reviewed by Angela5.0★Sep 2023 "Beautiful cottage set in beautiful surroundings the views are amazing." The cottage has been tastefully modernised inside so that it really feels like home from home. If you need to switch off and relax then this is the place for you. Reviewed by Garry5.0★Aug 2023 "Beautifully modernised cottage close to the wonderful conservation village of Blanchland with a gorgeous tea rooms, gift shop and Lord Crewe Arms which is a bit pricey but very nice." It is within easy access of wonderful walks and tourist attractions in the north Pennines and Northumberland. Amazing views in an idyllic setting. Not for you if you want shops etc on your doorstep. But if you want peace and tranquility go here. Well provided for in terms of kitchen items, great shower, good boot/wet gear room if you are there in winter or wet weather. Small enclosed garden around cottage larger area opposite near car parking area. Although the road to it is private, it does get used by people going to the Hall and farm so just need to be careful going out the garden gate to the car. Very comfortable for 4/5 adults or a family. Reviewed by Steve5.0★Jul 2023 "Well equipped cottage." Excellent response to a minor problem. Will be hoping to return in the not too distant future. Beautiful location and beautiful area. Reviewed by Anthony James5.0★Jun 2023 "The cottage is in peaceful location surrounded by fields and ideally situated for local walks." It was comfortable and well equipped with plenty of fridge and freezer space which would be ideal for a family stay. Our only gripe was that some of the downstairs windows were painted shut and therefore could not be opened. If coming back to the area we would stay again. Reviewed by Andy4.4★Jun 2023 "We simply loved this cottage and the surroundings." An absolute escape from our busy city life. It was calm, relaxing and having the moors right on our doorstep was pure bliss. Thank you for letting us experience this little bit of heaven. An unexpected horse ride for my daughter was a memory to be treasured. Reviewed by Eilis5.0★May 2023 "This was a return visit to this lovely cottage." We enjoy the location and peace of the cottage and surrounding area. At this time of year, May, its fun seeing the newly born lambs bouncing round the neighbouring fields. Several enjoyable local walks across the Moors. Can recommend one over Birkside Fell and Newbiggin Fell. Also had the change to paddleboard on Derwent Reservoir. The cottage is so cosy with a log burning stove, if needed, and well equipped kitchen. No doubt we will return. Mike & Stu Edinburgh Reviewed by Mike5.0★Apr 2023 "This was our second stay at Newbiggin, great cottage and superb views." Really quiet spot that's ideal for walking. Everything you need is supplied, couldn't be bettered. We'll be back next year! Reviewed by Anne5.0★Apr 2023 "Lovely cottage in a very beautiful area!" Reviewed by Dorothee4.4★Apr 2023 "Fantastic property in a really beautiful location." Could not fault our stay here and we will be back!!! Reviewed by Pat5.0★Mar 2023 "An excellent cottage stay in a very pleasant area." The cottage was comfortable and relaxing and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Great amenities; peaceful, picturesque surroundings and the gorgeous village of Blanchland close by. There was a power cut that affected the heating system on a particularly snowy day, however, on contacting the owner, they arrived to rectify the issue in no time at all. Excellent. Great walks on the doorstep and we had superb meals at both the Lord Crewe Arms and The White Monk Restaurant. Blanchland Abbey is a must see and also the scenic Derwent Reservoir. Would certainly recommend the cottage and the area as a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city/town life. Reviewed by Christopher5.0★Mar 2023 "It was wonderful." This was a really nice place to stay. We can't fault it. Reviewed by Graham5.0★Jan 2023 "Absolutely perfect: fantastic setting and the cottage is amazingly well equipped." The welcome gift of champagne was much appreciated! The location means you're just a short walk to Blanchland as well as a network of paths in the surrounding countryside. A great place to spend Christmas (with actual snow) - will definitely be back to enjoy it in the summer. Reviewed by Leanne5.0★Dec 2022 "Lovely cottage in quiet picturesque location." Thanks. Reviewed by Darren5.0★Nov 2022 "The cottage is in a beautiful location - absolutely stunning and for the most part was lovely." There were a few issues with some chipped mugs, a toilet roll holder that fell off immediately on our arrival and the oven needed a really good clean, as do the window frames. The hoover was just left out in the hall when we arrived. We found the lack of mobile phone connection an issue- I realise you cannot do anything about this,but it would be good to let guests know this may be a problem. Due to the time of year, the moss outside the front door was very slippery and my daughter fell on this. Some of the furniture needs updating, but mostly it was a really good standard- the shower was lovely. Surprised to find no milk in the fridge and also no firelighters- just a few would have been nice as we didn't arrive until 4pm and after a long drive, didn't want to go out again. Dear Mrs English I am sorry you did not find the cottage to your satisfaction. You did message me about the oven and mugs and I arrived within 15 minutes thinking that perhaps the oven cleaning had been missed. On looking at it with you I found it to be more than satisfactory. It does have a few small dark specks that you would expect with constant use but was by no means dirty. Thank you for bringing to our attention the couple of chipped mugs. I was able to replace one immediately and have since replaced them both. With regards the loo roll holder, it was attached on your arrival but it not possible to fix something before it is broken. It was reattached within 20 minutes of your message which I hope you found satisfactory but I am sorry for the inconvenience. With regards the mobile signal, it is Ok depending on your carrier but this is a rural area you dont get a signal from all the suppliers. However, the wifi is excellent and most people have their phone set to wifi calling and therefore it is not an issue. Indeed, this is the first time it has been mentioned. As soon as I read your feedback about your daughter falling I went to Newbiggin cottage but was unable to find any moss or slippery area. We do of course take our guests safely very seriously and I would have come around immediately if you had told me at the time. Perhaps you can contact me via Sykes to give me a precise location so I can address the issue? We supply a welcome box of fresh coffee, snacks and local produce but we do not supply milk. There is also plenty of kindling, matches, newspaper and logs but I would have been more than happy to come and light the fire for you if you were unable to and I am very sorry if you were not satisfied with your stay. We welcome your comments and we will certainly address the issues that need addressing. Property Owner Reviewed by Jacqueline3.4★Nov 2022 "Our second stay at this beautiful property, everything was perfect for us, thoroughly enjoyed our stay thank you." Reviewed by Pat5.0★Oct 2022 "A fabulous cottage in the most beautiful surroundings." Spotlessly clean, very warm and comfortable. Everything is provided, even for your dog, including dog bed, towel and food bowls. The beds are so comfortable and we slept soundly every night. Wifi connected easily, which was good as there was no signal for vodafone or EE in the area, but using wifi for telephone calls meant we could stay in contact with elderly parents while we were away. We can certainly recommend this cottage and will definitely be rebooking. Reviewed by Susan5.0★Oct 2022 "We were very impressed that the owner organised for the broken loo seat to be mended so quickly after our arrival." Cottage was in a lovely position and was very well equipped. We found the sofa uncomfortable but perhaps that is a personal thing. Shame really as it looks super! Reviewed by Margaret4.1★Sep 2022 "Lovely stay at Newbiggin Cottage." It had everything we needed in a beautiful location with fantastic walks nearby. We used the cottage as a base to explore Northumberland and found plenty of good places to eat nearby. Would definitely come back. Reviewed by Tim5.0★Aug 2022 "Beautiful cottage!" Lovely surroundings. You've thought of everything. Thank you for a great place to stay Reviewed by Natalie5.0★Jun 2022 "Fantastic cottage, very welcoming and homely." Our second time at the cottage, because we enjoyed it so much first time and will be back sometime too. Cottage is in a lovely setting and was fun watching the lambs bouncing around in the field. Log burner is good to enjoy when relaxing after a long walk over the moors. Kitchen well equipped, plenty of cutlery and crockery, although a few more mixing bowls would be handy. Plenty of towel's, and beds very comfy. Nice to waken up in the morning with the sun streaming in. When weather allowed it was good to sit in the garden having breakfast. So thanks to the owners for such a lovely place to stay. Cheers Mike & Stu, Edinburgh Reviewed by Mike4.7★May 2022 "This is the second time we have stayed at Newbiggin Cottage The cottage is warm and cosy, well equipped and in a very beautiful and quiet location." The second time we took our two girls and they didn't want to leave the cottage either! Can highly recommend staying at Newbiggin cottage. Reviewed by Lea5.0★May 2022 "Lovely property that is really well equipped." Great location and loved the neighbours (sheep, rabbits, pheasants and horses). Reviewed by Andrea5.0★Apr 2022 "I loved the property." Drawbacks were: no front door key and a garden where the dogs could play. One of them could jump the wall easily so had to keep her on a lead all the time. Apart from these points it was a great place to stay. Very well equipped and comfy beds. Would not hesitate to stay there again. Thank you for your lovely feedback. I'm sorry you were unable to find they front door key. It was in the drawer by the door but we will make it easier to find next time. Property Owner Reviewed by Christine5.0★Apr 2022 "A "Real" country cottage, with panoramic views on all sides." Inside was excellent and very comfortable. Reviewed by E4.4★Apr 2022 "Second time here." Lovely, quiet setting, clean, warm house with all necessary facilities, and wonderful countryside to walk in Reviewed by Keith5.0★Mar 2022 "Had a fantastic stay thank you" Reviewed by Charlotte5.0★Mar 2022 "Gorgeous, cosy cottage, well-equipped, and in a great location." The photos don't do it justice: the exterior shots are very tight on the house, which makes it look a bit suspicious, as if it might be on a busy main road or next to another building. In fact it's sat by itself on a quiet estate track, with beautiful farmland views from every window. The quiet and the comfort are wonderful. We'd booked a return visit before we even left. Reviewed by Stuart4.7★Feb 2022 "Fabulous cottage we would like to go back one day." Reviewed by Alison5.0★Feb 2022 "Fabulous location with some good walks right from the house." Such an idyllic setting with rolling countryside and fantastic views. Cottage is quite small, but comfortable for 2-3 people. Well equipped and everything you need. Owners are friendly and helpful. Reviewed by Paul3.8★Dec 2021 "A lovely cottage in idyllic setting." All needs catered for .Very helpful owners . Would highly recommend and definitely use again. Thanks. Reviewed by Paul4.4★Dec 2021 "Great cottage in a fantastic location, surrounded by lots of sheep and a few Grouse." Lots of great walks in the area, even a few from the cottage. The Lord Crewe is an impressive old building in the village for food and drink, our favourite was the Derwent arms in Edmundbyers, 8 minute drive away, fantastic food and staff. Really enjoyed our stay at Newbiggin cottage. Reviewed by Robert5.0★Dec 2021 "Had a lovely peaceful break and the views and locals are very friendly not to mention the sheep who loved watching jumping oven the garden wall to eat the plants." Nothing better than siting on a nice cold day sun on you with a nice hot brew watching the world go by. would book this cottage again loved it Reviewed by Paul5.0★Nov 2021 "The cottage was well equipped and always nice and warm." It’s in a lovely part of the country and we enjoyed walks from the cottage as well as venturing to Durham, Vindolanda and Hadrians wall. Would definitely consider stopping here again. Reviewed by Tracey5.0★Oct 2021 "Cottage was perfect." Extremely well equipped and clean. The only thing we found was the sofa in the lounge was really uncomfortable. Reviewed by Joanna5.0★Oct 2021 "The property is the nicest that we have stayed in." The location is fantastic, the property is lovely, full of character and charm. The beds are the most comfortable we have slept in and the welcome pack of goodies was very thoughtful. We highly recommend this cottage, thank you!! Reviewed by Pat5.0★Oct 2021 "We had a great holiday in this beautiful cottage." It was a charming cottage with superb views. We went for walks and cycle rides straight from the door. The area was stunning. Thank you. Reviewed by Caroline5.0★Sep 2021 "Great cottage for the 2 of us, very comfortable and welcoming with super furnishings." Well placed for walks from the front door including walking into Blanchland. Would very highly recommend. Reviewed by Gary5.0★Jul 2021 "The cottage is in a beautiful position overlooking the valley, within easy walking distance to the village." (one mile). Everything you need and a great view from every window. Very clean and tidy, a few nice treats too. Reviewed by Anne5.0★Jun 2021 "A wonderful well equipped cottage in a lovely setting amongst fields full of ..." A wonderful well equipped cottage in a lovely setting amongst fields full of lambs rabbits and Pheasant and so peaceful Also a nice garden area to sit out we and our dog enjoyed the place and area immensely Very warm cottage wiyh heating and log fire, Reviewed by John4.7★May 2021 "Lovely, warm house, clean and in the quietest of locations, shared only with sheep and rabbits" Reviewed by Keith5.0★May 2021 "Comfy cottage with a nice bit of character." Great, quiet location in idyllic countryside. Very enjoyable stay. Would stay again. Reviewed by Rachel4.7★Sep 2020 "The house is stunning and the location is fantastic if you want peace and quiet with lots of great walks on your door step." We had a great relaxing week as a family. Many of nice pubs and restaurants within a 10 minutes drive. The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful, highly recomended Dr John Reviewed by John5.0★Aug 2020 "The cottage was beautifully decorated, characterful and very well-equipped." The cottage felt spacious for two adults and two children. Amazing views from every window! Our children were thrilled to spot rabbits, pheasants, grouse and even a deer, all from the cottage. And the gardens to front and back were great for sitting out in the morning/evening. The location was excellent: great walks straight from the door-step; lovely Blanchland just 10-15mins walk along the river - with plenty of paddling spots along the way- and well-situated to explore Hadrian's Wall, the North Pennines and Northumberland. So much to see and do! We felt lucky to stay in such a splendid place - thank you! Reviewed by Nicola5.0★Aug 2020 "Newbiggin is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, the surrounding countryside is stunning and there are lots of great walks from the cottage,Blanchland is a village straight off a film set, only small drawback with cottage for us was the settee, which we didn’t find to be very comfortable, apart from that everything first class and highly recommend Northumberland and Newbiggin." Reviewed by Andrea4.7★Aug 2020 "We had a wonderful week." The cottage is so lovely and well laid out. Even though we were four plus a dog it never felt like we were on top of each other. It was so peaceful but we were easily able to explore the beaches, and the Roman forts. Pupster has his first swim in the Derwent in Blanchland while the children played in the sweet little playground there before having delicious lunch in the tearoom. Perfect location and set up for a family wanting some peace and space and varied adventures! Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Jul 2020 "We booked Newbiggin Cottage as a base for exploring the "Roman stuff" and could not have chosen any better." We were close enough to all of the sites, that we wanted to visit, to leave after breakfast and return by Teatime. The cottage was very clean, well kitted out and cosy/warm as we walked in, (it was a cold and rainy Winters day and logs ready for the woodburner). Picturesque and sited on a very quiet lane- it's well worth taking a camera to remind you, at a later date, what a cracking place this is! We had our dog with us and walked into the village several times - through the woods, past the waterfall and along the river - very nice too. We cooked in the kitchen every day and the quality of all of the appliances and fittings made it a pleasure. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Matthew5.0★Feb 2020 "The parking space across from the cottage needs to leveled." Returning late one night the underside of the car was scraped as one side of the parking space seems to be quite high. Apart from that Newbiggin Cottage is very comfortable and in a lovely location. Reviewed by Manjit3.8★Nov 2019 "The cottage was extremely warm on arrival which was great on a cold November day." The beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept in. Very well equipped accommodation in an idyllic setting. We had no plans other than to meet up with our daughter who lives in the area so the situation of the cottage was perfect. Good for dog walking lovely walk through woods to the village. Reviewed by Roderick5.0★Nov 2019 "Newbiggin cottage was a wonderful place to stay, in beautiful surroundings." The property had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The booking process was super easy. Reviewed by Jessica5.0★Sep 2019 "The cottage was located in quite part Northumberland, just over the border from Durham allowing access to North Yorkshire and the Northumberland coast and all areas in between." The cottage was to a very high standard, clean, neat and very well appointed with high quality fittings. A warm welcome from the owner put us at ease and the welcome packs including food items and if you had forgotten any basic toiletries then a quick look under the bathroom sink found a small stock to keep you going. All in all this cottage would be extremely hard to fault and we would be quick to recommend it to our friends. Reviewed by Alistair5.0★Jun 2019 "Could not have wanted more ." It was clean , comfortable and well layed out with every thing you could want for a peaceful holiday . The kitchen was well equipped , bathroom spotless and bedrooms clean and comfy , a credit to the owners ! Ideal for those who want to have an adventure or just sit and relax . 5 star ! Reviewed by Kevin5.0★Jun 2019 "Lovely cottage, peaceful location, well equipped for us as a couple." Kitchen very well stocked with cutlery, crockery etc and all of a very good standard. Impressed with the fact there was a fridge and also a fridge freezer, very useful to be able to stock up with provisions given the rural location. Nice and clean, decent quality towels in the bathroom. Beds very comfy. Very pleasant, peaceful outlook, loved the sheep. Thank you for leaving feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the location. Property Owner Reviewed by Diane4.1★May 2019 "Newbiggin cottage is one of the best cottages that we have stayed at in over 20 years of self-catering holidays." It scores top marks for us on ALL counts - Location, cleanliness, facilities, outlook, peacefulness....... the list could go on ......... It is everything we could ever want from a holiday. We will return to this one. Reviewed by David5.0★May 2019 "Great location, very quiet and extremely good facilities Walks right from the front door" Reviewed by Andrew5.0★May 2019 "We had a great time and the cottage was an excellent base for our explorations." Very clean, everything worked well (fantastic shower!) and we had as much wood as we needed to keep us warm in the evening. The cottage is on a road but it's a private road and therefore extremely quiet. We loved sitting outside looking at the birds, rabbits and sheep. Thoroughly recommended. Reviewed by Joao5.0★Apr 2019 "Newbiggin cottage is a fantastic place to stay." Very clean, comfy and very well equipped with everything you need. This was our second stay and we will be back. We love it and it’s very quite remote location. Reviewed by Janet5.0★Apr 2019 "This cottage was exceptionally clean and tidy." Everything was catered for by the owners. The cleaning staff are very good and ensure the highest standards. Be sure to be out by 10am as they are there waiting. Lol. One of the best if not THE best cottages we have stayed in for cleanliness and everything you need. Absolutely stunning scenery and walks all around. The Riverside and forest walks at the bottom of the drive are excellent. Will be coming back again. Reviewed by Cameron5.0★Mar 2019 "Really wonderful cottage." Gorgeous location, well appointed, spotless and comfortable. We had a minor issue with hot water and the owner could not have been more helpful with, it was resolved incredibly fast and with plenty of communication. Lots of lovely touches too. Delighted. Reviewed by Jo5.0★Feb 2019 "The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings with the village pub 10 minutes walk away." Great for dog walking and the outdoors. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need including a welcome pack which was a very nice touch. We loved the cottage and it’s location. Reviewed by Janet4.7★Sep 2018 "Beautiful cottage surrounded by rolling hills with horses grazing in the next field." What's not to like.. close to Blanchland, which is itself a beautiful village. Visit the tea room! Reviewed by Philip5.0★Sep 2018 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request), 1 x double, 1 x large single Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Kitchen Utility Dining room with open fire Sitting room with woodburning stove. Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Hairdryer, Freeview TV, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off road parking for 2 cars Two well-behaved dogs welcome, dogs only Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 10 mins walk Private Tennis Court available for use, please bring own rackets and balls Note: Dogs downstairs only Note: Steep winding staircase to the first floor. The property Nestled in the heart of Northumberland countryside, with the beautiful North Pennines AONB in close proximity and wonderful vistas out towards the traditional village of Blanchland, is this enchanting detached cottage boasting a high standard of quality. Situated along a private road, Newbiggin Cottage isideally suited to families or couples seeking a refreshing break in the country, with walking, cycling and fishing opportunities nearby. The rear entrance of the property, accessed through a charming arched trellis, climbed by an elegant rose bush, takes you to the utility/boot room which houses a fridge/freezer and a washing machine. Three steps up take you to the ultra-modern kitchen showcasing a fabulous selection of Neff and Bosch units, with sleek granite worktops and neutral colour schemes. Next is the dining room which is beautifully done, uplifted by a delightful open fire, with a starter pack of kindling provided. The ground floor bathroom features slick clean lines and contemporary colourways; the handmade Roman blinds add a thoughtful touch. Connecting these rooms is luxury Karndean flooring adding to the chic, quality finish throughout; the sitting room offers plush carpet cushioning your toes along with a woodburning stove to keep you warm through the winter season. Careful as you go, stroll up the winding staircase to find three superb bedrooms, elegantly presented with original doors, pretty rugs and rustic furnishings; views of the open countryside are simply stunning. Adjacent to the cottage is a lively little garden awash with flourishing wildlife; a gorgeous spot to sit out and catch the last few rays of the golden sun, drinking in the beautiful landscape of the meandering valley. Down in the village of Blanchland you can sample delicious food at the popular Lord Crewe Arms bar/restaurant and visualise scenes from the Catherine Cookson novels, within one of the prettiest locations in England. Nestled in the foothills of The North Pennines, you have the opportunity to explore the heather moorlands, beautiful streams and ancient woodlands. Appreciate the quiet natural beauty of the surrounding area and wonderful interior of this exquisite retreat. View on map About the location BLANCHLAND Edmundbyers 4.5 miles; Durham 24.7 miles Engulfed by magnificent fells, Blanchland straddles the Northumberland and Durham border in the North Pennines AONB. Built with stones from the remains of the 12th century Blanchland Abbey, the village boasts a picturesque scene worthy of the setting choice for Catherine Cookson's novels. Take the time to pay one of the oldest hostelries in the country a visit; the Lord Crewe Arms dates back to the 12th century and offers a wide selection of delicious food and drink. Bordered by bountiful countryside the village offers a plethora of walking opportunities. Nearby the village of Edmundbyers comprises a cluster of pretty cottages scattered around the village green, a Wesleyan Chapel, pub, restaurant and deli. Nestled in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wonderful area boasts snaking stone walls, sweeping moorland and cascading waterfalls, a welcoming haven for plants and animals. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and consider a stay in this beautiful region of England.