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Stonecrop Cottage

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday."

    The cottage is looking a bit "tired" inside. The shelving in the wardrobe had no support. The step down into the bathroom from the bedroom should have a warning strip. At night it is very easy to miss the step and stumble. The All Terrain Vehicle which occupied the driveway proved to be a nuisance. I phoned up during our stay to complain but it remained there throughout

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2023

  • "Stonecrop The location is great and the cottage has potential, but desperately needs attention."

    Off road parking was unavailable throughout my stay due to an all terrain vehicle which never moved - far from ideal when unpacking and packing the car. I felt compelled to do a high dust throughout to remove the thick cobwebs. There is a large damp patch spanning the full height of the wall in the corner of the bedroom - I opened windows and even bought a plug in air freshener in an attempt to combat the smell of damp in the bedroom which can also be found on the bedding, and now all my clothes. The garden is overgrown, to the extent I supervised my dogs as felt they might get lost, or trapped, in the mass of weeds, roots, plants and bushes. This is the first I have felt the need to include negative comments in all my years of renting holiday cottages - given this was not a cheap booking, I expected higher standards given the cost.

    Reviewed by AliceAug 2023

  • "The cottage is so much more dated and dilapidated than the picture."

    It is cold, damp (even in August) and dirty. The garden is so overgrown that you cannot use it. The conservatory leaks, dripping from the ceiling when it rains. The kitchen was so dirty that we did not use any of the equipment or crockery which was all stained and chipped. There was grim everywhere and thick cobwebs. There were alot of flies and even cockroaches. If we didnt have to stay due to home renovations then we would have left on day 1.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2023

  • "Could be lovely - but needs a lot of attention."

    The worst was the VERY dangerous electric towel rail – this is hot to burning levels – I burned my hand twice hanging up towels and when I caught my elbow on it while getting out of the bath and it immediately blistered and burned through layers of skin casing a nasty burn which is still painful 5 days on. There are no rails in the bath or wall and it is quite a high bath - so nothing to get hold of when getting in and out and I’m a fit adult. This would be really dangerous for children, anyone elderly or disabled – the rail is a real health and safety issue heating to the temperature of an iron and was not even labelled with a warning sign as dangerous as very hot. When we arrived at 4.30 (check in was from 4.00) the wooden floors and tiled entrance had recently been mopped and were very wet meaning that both humans and dogs were slipping a lot until they were eventually dried. We couldn't use the drive for parking as a large ATV was parked there for the duration of our stay so we had to park on the road – meaning we had to carry all the luggage and load dogs directly onto the road in the rain. Parking area was very overgrown so passenger had to get out into thorns. Dustbins are left out at the front of the cottage - adding to the general dilapidated appearance. The upstairs floor looked derelict – even worse state than downstairs. The photos must be old that were used in the advert as it didn’t live up to expectations. Random clutter left in corners and behind the washer – which had been poorly fitted so that the doors didn’t close. Needs a thorough update, decorate inside and out and a deep clean. Paint on windows cracked inside and out. Light switches, plug sockets, table mats, chopping board all needed cleaning. Curtains in sitting room and hall were grubby on the bottoms and dusty with cobwebs. Damp on bedroom wall. Fuse boxes all exposed – need boxing in. Only one loo roll for 4 nights and 3 dishwasher tablets seems rather mean. The garden is a jungle and not dog proof. Nettles and thorny roses everywhere, full of weeds and overgrown shrubs, junk and dying planters. Such a shame as it could be a lovely place to sit out. View from kitchen was onto a mass of nettles. So – whilst it was in a beautiful location with walks close by, I would not recommend it until plenty of TLC has been lavished on it. Photos available. Bit of a long list - but it wasn't cheap and we expected better.

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2023

  • "Beautiful location shame about the cottage."

    Garden overgrown and as for the do’s and don’ts in the guest book, don’t leave the heating on don’t charge your car if electric etc If it was the middle of winter you would want the heating on when you got home from a walk in the hills!! Very overpriced I would expect better quality for the money We stay in cottages all over the north of England and this is the worst we’ve stayed in Hairdryer unfit for use but bed was comfortable which was the highlight of our stay

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and the area was just as good, just what we needed."

    A shame that the garden was so run down and unloved, if I had know it was going to be so over grown I would have brought my shears. It wouldn’t take much to make this a 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2023

  • "Excellent position in a lovely quiet village and only a few yards from an excellent pub that serves great food, and does not have noisy clientele."

    ! The main room of the property is a little cool and dark but the conservatory is very cosy on a sunny day. There are a fan heater and a stove available to help offset this as well as night storage radiators. The bed is excellently comfortable. TV audio quality leaves a little to be desired. No DVD player.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2023

  • "A charming ground floor apartment with a warm conservatory for the traditional British summers!"

    A stunning location to get away from it all with a local pub just 30 seconds walk away. Super comfy king sized bed, slept so well.

    Aug 2021

  • "Rustic charm."

    Well appointed. Wonderful location.

    Oct 2017

  • "Well placed cottage in a small village - ideal for nature lovers and walkers."

    Nearest main town Rothbury is about 10 miles away.

    Jun 2016

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bed with en-suite with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Reserved parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio garden, patio furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 24.3 miles Note: Starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove provided between November and February

The property

Boasting breath-taking views over the Coquet Valley, Stonecrop Cottage in Alwinton, Northumberland, offers the ultimate romantic retreat for couples on holiday together.

Inside the property is warm and inviting with a delightful open-plan living space welcoming guests in.

There is a seating area, a woodburning stove and a dining area, all rustic in style and patio doors lead into a fantastic conservatory, which offers mesmerising rural views.

Everything is set up to give guests a relaxing and rejuvenating break with a chilled-out ambience and captivating countryside views.

The kitchen is equipped with everything needed to produce delicious food for your loved one and you can imagine spending many happy hours indulging in romantic meals together.

After a day of hiking and exploring the countryside, you’ll no doubt be tired, so make your way to the sumptuous master bedroom with its opulent king-size bed waiting for you to rest your weary heads and the adjoining stylish bathroom complete with exposed brick wall, is just asking for you to spend time in, whether for a refreshing shower or relaxing soak in the bath.

You’ll be refreshed and raring to go in the morning, so take a stroll into the idyllic rural village of Alwinton which has a beautiful church and a country pub and is a great base for exploring the nearby Cheviots and Harbottle Hills.

You’ll be rewarded with some great views so don’t forget your camera!

Jump in the car to discover some of the region’s amazing castles and country houses including Wallington Hall, Cragside, Alnwick, Bamburgh, and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Fabulous local produce is available in Rothbury, from Craster kippers to hill-reared beef and lamb and Northumbrian cheeses and preserves.

If you are looking for an idyllic romantic hideaway then a stay at Stonecrop Cottage awaits.

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About the location


Rothbury 10 miles.

A tiny, delightful, truly rural village with a lovely old church and a village pub, Alwinton sits in the Upper Coquet Valley, between the grassy Cheviots and the more rugged Harbottle Hills in the midst of the National Park. A great base for walkers and cyclers, the Pennine Way is a few miles, and the Pennine Cycle route a couple of miles south. This is a good location for exploring Northumberland with Hadrian's Wall and the magnificent Heritage Coastline within reach. Many of the area’s historic houses and castles are within easy driving distance – Wallington Hall, Cragside, Alnwick, Bamburgh, and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Fabulous local produce is available in Rothbury, from Craster kippers to hill-reared beef and lamb, Northumbrian cheeses and preserves. A fabulous base for enjoying all the area has to offer.

Note: Starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove provided between November and February

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter