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Magpie Cottage

Morpeth, Northumberland (Ref. 999604)


(17 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Third time we have stayed there ."

    Well equipped cottage in a lovely setting . Friendly helpful owners . Very convenient situation for coast , national trust properties and other attractions due to the close proximity of the A1

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2022

  • "A very nice stay in a good location."

    Only minor fault is the lack of dishwasher, which we're too lazy to manage without nowadays. I did bang my head a couple of times on the low beam in the bathroom; but that is most likely down to my own forgetfulness, since my wife didn't bang hers at all.

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2022

  • "Mis-information on web site, as the washing machine, and DVD’s are held in the reception cottage."

    No information was left in the cottage regarding this. No dishwasher in the property though listed in information on the cottage For very tall people they may find the upstairs and especially the bathroom challenging to use the facilities. Large beams run through the roof, though clearly marked with ‘Beware signs’. We had a large car fortunately not all hte cottages were let but when they all are parking may be a problem. Overall the property is lovely the lounge and kitchen are a good size.

    Reviewed by JaclynneApr 2022

  • "Great stay, team were really great."

    Thank you so much for making the stay so easy.

    Reviewed by SheilaMar 2022

  • "Second time to these lovely cozy cottages and still as relaxing as ever , magpie cottage is a dream plus max our dog was relaxed there too."

    Credit to the owners ,a big thankyou hopefully see you next year

    Reviewed by ArthurSep 2021

  • "Furniture not very comfortable."

    Had to crouch down in the bathroom as the roof slanted very low with beams below head height. Same with the bedrooms. It was more spacious downstairs and the kitchen was well equipped.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2021

  • "I thought the cottage was lovely, really warm and comfortable, Modern, plenty of equipment in the kitchen, good location for walks and the coast."

    It didn’t have a shower (hand held shower spray at the bath taps) or dishwasher but we knew that when we booked it. Would definitely recommend these cottages.

    Reviewed by ShelleyOct 2020

  • "Cottage was spotlessly clean and very warm & cosy."

    Decor was first class. Excellent location in lovely countryside a couple of miles from A1 - very central for exploring the area. Property was directly next to a local road - not busy but may be a problem for some people. All together would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "We had a brilliant time at Magpie Cottage."

    The owners were friendly and helpful, whilst strictly adhering to the Covid distancing rules. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we could have wished for and was immaculately clean and fresh. It has a lovely garden. The cottages are located beside the owners' riding school, so an added bonus for anyone who loves horses. We had never visited Northumberland before and it exceeded our expectations - the scenery and countryside is stunning, there are lots of places to visit and the beaches have to be some of the best in the country. Morpeth is a really great place to be based for a holiday and Magpie Cottage is a fabulous place to stay.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely with a nice welcome, but bookers should know it is right next to a country road."

    .. not the busiest, but cars zoom along at quite a speed, and most windows directly face the road so can be noisy and impact on privacy

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Very well presented property, grounds well cared for and owners helpful."

    Enjoyed the whole experience.would be very happy to return and or recommend.

    Reviewed by AlastairMar 2020

  • "Very friendly owners ."

    Lovely cottage wine milk bisquts tea waiting for us on arrival .owner helped with problem with van will recomend them to others

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "The garden area needs attention - weeding and tidying- with very little effort."


    Reviewed by RodricSep 2019

  • "This tidy cottage with attractive new decor was handy for the coast and also close to Morpeth with all its shops."

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2019

  • "The cottage is extremely well appointed."

    The owners have clearly given a great deal of thought to the requirements of guests and were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by WynfordJul 2019

  • "This was a lovely cottage, situated in an excellent location for walking and exploring the area."

    The cottage was well presented with very well maintained grounds, not to mention the approachable and friendly owners. The icing on the cake was the beautiful resident horses. I would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "Magpie cottage and the owner's interactions with us were exceptionally good."

    The cottage was clean and very well equipped with everything one might need when away from home. Plenty of parking and lovely sheltered garden to relax in at the front of the cottages when the weather is good. We would definitely return to it. Sykes handling of the booking was so good and the details regarding the cottage so accurate that we actually booked a further larger family holiday cottage for our 40th wedding anniversary with them on our return. We are sure that we will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by MJun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with a walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living room with king-size sofa bed.
  • Electric central heating, log-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking is available outside the property
  • Please note: This property does not accept work purpose / business bookings
  • Shared gardens in 26 acre grounds
  • Pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.8 miles

The property

Magpie Cottage is set in a row of cottages, in the grounds of a 26 acre private estate.

Internally, the lounge has a comfortable sofa providing a sociable atmosphere, and a large TV, perfect for watching your favourite shows.

With a lovely log-effect fire encased in an attractive exposed brick chimney breast.

There is an open-plan kitchen and dining area with seating for up to four people, with newly fitted units and a sleek worktop space.

Leading up to the first floor is the staircase with a lovely stone walls, giving the property a wealth of character.

It has two bedrooms: one double and one single with a separate bathroom with a bath and a hand-held shower.

Parking is available outside the property.

Magpie Cottage is an idyllic cottage located in the heart of the Northumberland countryside.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs. 999603, 999602 and 997902, together they can sleep eleven people.

Old Barn Cottages

This group of cottages is set in 26 acres of private land and ideally located for exploring the beautiful Northumberland countryside. These attractive and comfortable cottages have been converted from a 17th century stone barn into lovely contemporary holiday homes. Internally, the barns have been well renovated and provide exceptional facilities and touches including the exposed beams in the bedrooms. With three out of the four cottages boasting an open-plan living space, there is plenty to love. A range of comfortable seating, a large TV housing a DVD player, the perfect place to relax after a long day to enjoy your favourite shows. Furnished to a high-standard, the kitchen will inspire you to dust off those cook books and indulge in all the modern appliances at hand. Settle down with your meals at the cosy dining room table for a romantic meal for two or as a family. All of the bedrooms in this group are comfortable, quaint and idyllic, with two of the properties housing en-suite shower rooms, and the others have modern family bathrooms. With comfortable accommodation within and a well-maintained shared garden outside in an attractive rural setting, these Old Barn Cottages combined can accommodate up to eleven people. Perhaps you anticipate a romantic break or simply some peace and quiet away from your busy lifestyle, or fancy a family break away; whatever the occasion, these cottages have your interests in mind. Nearby are the historic towns of Hexham and Corbridge, or the Gateshead Metro Centre for shopping or the Baltic for those who require something more artistic. Kirkley Hall is a 17th century historic mansion, housing a small petting barn of many exotic animals, plus wooded trails a tea room and gift shop. The building is Grade II listed and makes for a lovely day trip. These cottages are situated within the wonderful unspoilt coastline, with fantastic hills for walking and numerous castles to explore.

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About the location


Newcastle 14 miles; Alnwick 19 miles.

The lovely market town of Morpeth is situated centrally in Northumberland and is an ideal base from which to reach the coast or countryside. Offering the remains of an historic castle, lovely parks, riverside walks, ancient architecture and churches and an old chantry with a bagpipe museum, Morpeth is also ideal for visiting surrounding attractions such as Druridge Bay to the east, with miles of golden sands, the vibrant city of Newcastle to the south, Alnwick to the north, with its castle and gardens and the National Trust's Wallington Hall to the west. There is also access to the Simonside and Cheviot Hills, with good walking amidst beautiful countryside.

Region Information

Please note: This property does not accept work purpose / business bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas