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Petty Knowes Cottage

(Ref. 972010)

Rochester near Otterburn, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "Although the property was lovely I wouldn't consider it 5 star."

    We found it to be awfully dark in all the rooms, even during the day. The shower was very temperamental, either it was boiling hot or freezing cold and it also wasn't high enough for us, I couldn't get my head underneath the shower head. Also, I couldn't find a brush set to clean the fire out when I used it. The hot tub was lovely though, a luxury. These are only tiny little gripes that can be easily resolved, our overall stay was great, lovely and quiet.

    Reviewed by David3.4May 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay!"

    The views are stunning and we miss them already. It’s the perfect little base to visit so many places. There’s plenty to door close to home and even more if you’re willing to travel a little further. The owners keep in touch without being overbearing, just the perfect level of contact so that you know they’re there if you need anything at all and yet at the same time you feel completely alone. It really was the perfect get away for us and we would love to come back some time.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage, beautiful gardens and location."

    The only sound you hear is birdsong. Equipped with everything you need. The log burners were very welcome on the cold rainy days. Dark skys in the hot tub are an absolute must!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2024

  • "We booked a week at Petty Knowes over the new year period and really enjoyed our relaxing stay."

    The cottage adjoins the owner's residence and it quite easy to find with being just off the main road that runs to the Scottish border (which is about 9 miles further on). The cottage was lovely and had absolutely everything we needed for our stay. There are so many places to visit in the surrounding areas. Rochester is only an hour away by car to Newcastle or Gateshead Metro Centre, and an hour and a half to Edinburgh! If you want to stay more local , Otterburn nearby has some nice places to eat and a well stocked convenience store for bits and bobs. Our tip: Bring suitable footwear and leave the manolos at home. Staying over winter meant the ground was muddy when opening and closing the gate to leave or come back to the property. We expected this and brought our boots but better not to be caught out. Thank you Joanne and Gordon for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Petty Knowes."

    The cottage was well appointed, welcoming and had all that was needed to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. The welcome basket was a nice touch and appreciated, as was the beautiful Christmas tree and decorations. The cottage location is ideal for watching the night sky and we were able to observe the spectacle of the Geminids meteor shower during our stay. Thank you Joanne and Gordon, we had a great week.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a secluded part of Northumberland."

    Made cosy with an open fire in the living room and the option for a log burner fire in the bedroom. Very well equipped and lovely added extras such as the Gin Snug, blankets and candles to make your stay a home away from home. The bed is so comfy too - never been away with a bed that’s as comfy as our own!! Perfect getaway with hosts that live adjoining who are helpful friendly and there if you need them but give you the total privacy to enjoy your stay. The hot tub is perfect after a day’s walking and to see the stars later at night - suggest that all visitors take slip on shoes and a torch to get to it as it is round the corner from the cottage and via a gravel drive. Highly recommend this cottage if you want total relaxation and seclusion. Walks on your doorstep and so many places of beauty to visit & walk a short drive away. A fabulous cafe in the village is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was well presented, clean and tidy and was in an ideal location for exploring the area."

    It has lovely views over the surrounding countryside and offers a peaceful and quiet getaway. I'm sure that in the warmer months it offers a fantastic stay but we found it difficult to keep warm in November despite having all the electric heaters on and the fire going in the living room. The kitchen, with no heating, was particularly cold and the bathroom underfloor heating never seemed to provide any noticeable benefit. Unfortunately this tarnished what was an otherwise enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Roland4.1Nov 2023

  • "Lovely quiet cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    We had a great time and will book again.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great stay"

    Reviewed by Michaela3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely decor and attention to detail but the standard was let down by the need for the bathroom tiling/mastic requiring a good scrub to remove the black mould."

    Ditto at kitchen sink. It’s a shame with all the nice tiles/fittings that it’s not been maintained. The heater in the bedroom was broken with small convector heater provided as replacement. From the photos I was expecting a lovely view, but once inside the cottage, there is no view and it felt a little dark and enclosed. Guests need to be made aware that the cottage is in the middle of a field, accessed via a rough 400m track, via a broken gate which is quite hard to open. Parking is off road but very tight (drive in, reverse out). Dogs are welcome and the cottage is dog friendly, but the garden is not dog secure (with sheep and cats this is a challenge and again, should be made clear in the advertisement). Whilst we had lovely weather, door straight in to carpeted lounge would be a challenge with two wet muddy dogs/humans. Positives were the super comfy bed, nice bed linen and good comms from the owner on access. We regularly stay at cottages all over the country and felt this one was a little overpriced in comparison.

    Reviewed by Helen2.8Oct 2023

  • "Perfect stay at Petty Knowes Cottage."

    Clean, warm and friendly. Would definitely recommend. Thank you so much Joanne and Gordon

    Reviewed by Lindsey3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage up in the hills, very close to loads of walking routes and near tonnes of day trip destinations, such as Jedburgh and Alnwick."

    Good place to do some star gazing and we were lucky enough to catch some of the perseids meteor shower. Hot tub is very nice and easy to use, it is on the owners side but that's not a problem as when you're using it the hosts away so you have good privacy. The hosts are lovely and friendly and available when needed.

    Reviewed by Lucas4.7Aug 2023

  • "We booked the cottage mainly for the hot tub, but it was in the owner’s garden, just outside their windows, away from our cottage which meant to use it we would have to leave our dogs unattended a a no had no privacy."

    We also had to give at least 4 hours notice to use it and were asked if we could think about the environment and the cost of running it, so persuading us not to (I’m sure some of the £750 I paid would have covered that!). It was on the first page of the welcome book!! The bathroom door didn’t shut, there was a dribble of soap left in a dispenser which was not welcoming. The hoover and airer were left in the bedroom and the lights were so dim in the bedroom that you couldn’t read. It also took us ages to find the property as the name was engraved in stone which was hard to read. Lastly we couldn’t walk the dogs straight from the property as we would be walking through a field of sheep, which wasn’t advertised. When we arrived the garden was overgrown but they decided to mow it Sunday morning!!! Not very relaxing, as our dogs couldn’t go outside and there was no warning!! The owners were very friendly and sent many texts, but we will definitely not be going back. I feel I have been ripped of as 3 nights cost around £750, which I paid as I thought I’d be relaxing in a hot tub looking out towards the beautiful hills. It was worth half that amount. I feel I should be given money back as we couldn’t use the hot tub or close the bathroom door.

    Reviewed by Beth2.5Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage thanks for a great holiday!"

    However we didn’t realise on booking that the cottage is locating on border of military camp/training area so unable to do any local walks from the cottage as the red flags were up. The local pub is also inaccessible to walk to as on an a main road with no pavement to access via foot. Just feedback to owners regarding cleaning - unfortunately there was a dog smell in the lounge for a few days whilst aired the property. We don’t have dogs so this was a bit unpleasant. The hot tub is located on owners side of property also to make you aware.

    Reviewed by Kerrie4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage well maintained well equipped spotless, in excellent setting."

    Only downside I thought the hot tub was in the garden but it was in next doors .

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with great garden & beautiful views."

    Very relaxing, peaceful & tranquil place, everything for a good holiday. NOT TO BE PUBLISHED (suggestion for owners:- include smaller steamer for two & extra small pan)

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days at Petty Knowes, a beautiful and well equipped cottage."

    A welcome hamper was a lovely touch and we enjoyed visiting many of the wonderful places around the Northumberland countryside. Very hot weather this week so couldn't quite manage the hot tub

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a fantastic cottage, everything I could of wished 4, ideal location 4 ..."

    This was a fantastic cottage, everything I could of wished 4, ideal location 4 exploring Northumberland & a very relaxing retreat

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Petty Knowes is a fabulous place and Gordon and Joanne very welcoming and helpful - lovely people."

    The cottage is spacious and very well kitted out. The views around the cottage and from the hot tub are stunning. A lovely quiet retreat -- I would book here again!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Petty Knowes Cottage, it is so quite and peaceful there, the cottage is well equipped with everything you need to a very high standard and the Northumberland countryside is absolutely stunning with fantastic views from the cottage."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "We spent 3 nights here and it was perfect for a chilled getaway there was a ..."

    We spent 3 nights here and it was perfect for a chilled getaway there was a welcome hamper on arrival included was wine and chocolates which was very appreciated the weather was excellent too a well added bonus

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7May 2023

  • "We stayed here for a week and felt at home from the first day."

    It's a lovely, clean and cosy place to stay. Nice touches such as the welcome hamper, bath robes and a modern bathroom with plenty of hot water. We cooked our own meals most days and found we had all the utensils and facilities we needed. Our hosts were great with no problems with being able to make contact when we needed to. It's a lovely spot with a great outlook from the hot tub. We travelled from here to Jedburgh, Kielder Reservoir, Billingham, Newcastle, Alnwick and Bamburgh. If we were visiting Northumberland again we wouldn't hesitate in staying here again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean very cozy well furnished however disappointed that ..."

    Cottage was lovely and clean very cozy well furnished however disappointed that the hot tub was in the owners garden and not as stipulated in introduction of cottage which was misleading

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful place, so cosy and peaceful and immaculate just what we wanted for few days away and dog friendly too!"


    Reviewed by Liz5.0Mar 2023

  • "Good clean cottages."

    We had an excellent time highly recommended

    Reviewed by Maureen3.8Mar 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy with great views of the countryside. Will defiantly book again.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was very well appointed and comfortable and the owners approachable and helpful."

    The weather was poor and I think it would be helpful to emphasise that the property can be difficult to access in icy weather. We could not get our car up the hill track to the cottage and had to park 400 metres away. Also they have a lovely "gin snug" within the cottage but there are no gin glasses or means to produce ice in the cottage. That would be an improvement. However overall we enjoyed or stay. The cottage is lovely and the location and surrounding countryside is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying here the cottage has everything you need, lived the gin room the hot tub was the best, watching the stars whilst sitting in it on our last night was the icing on the cake."

    Joanne and Gordon were so friendly and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a lovely little sanctuary Petty Knowes is."

    The location offers amazing views over the surrounding area, with wonderful opportunities to watch the stars from the hot tub, as well as see the sun setting behind the hills. The cottage itself is beautifully furnished and so clean. It has everything you need and feels like a home away from home. Gordon and Joanne were so nice and always happy to help, lovely hosts. A truly special place, we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2022

  • "Probably the nicest cottage we have stayed in."

    Warm, cosy, well equipped, everything worked and mine host attentive without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2022

  • "A cosy cottage in a remote location but with easy access to everything this area has to offer."

    Ideal for two adults and our two dogs. Highly recommended and a warm welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the stay, got around a few places."

    Very relaxing with some beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was even better than we hoped and both Gordon and Jo were so welcoming."

    My wife, I and our dog Austin had such a relaxing few days! The hot tub, watching the sunset is an absolute must and there are plenty of nice walks and a lovely local pub. We will definitely be back and maybe use the secret gin room then.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Petty Knowes and Joanne and Gordon were perfect hosts."

    Hopefully we will visit again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great little place to stay, very clean and comfortable and hosts are very friendly and welcoming."

    Anyone who is considering a break in the countryside and staying here won't be disappointed :-)

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a relaxing stay in a lovely county, based in a stylish and quirky cottage."

    Owners Jo and Gordon are welcoming and engaging hosts; the cottage is tastefully furnished with good quality fittings and a fun "snug"; and nearby villages (e.g Bellingham) and towns (e.g. Jedburgh, Peebles) are full of character (and good places to eat out). The hot tub was easy to work and a very relaxing; with lovely views across the rolling countryside. The resident cats are also indulge yourself and chill out there!

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Comfortable, quaint cottage with idyllic views."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the owners were very friendly and keen to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. We loved evenings in front of the open fire after a relaxing soak in the hot tub. The gin snug was a lovely, unusual addition and a peaceful place to curl up with a book and a G&T. Never having visited Northumberland before, we were taken aback by the stunning scenery on our sightseeing travels. There's so much to see and do in the area. We would definitely like to come back!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic accommodation and owners Jo and Gordon so friendly and helpful."

    Really enjoyed our relaxing break away and would highly recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Best holiday rental ever ."

    Clean,comfortable ,homely .Everything you could want for a holiday to remember. Joanne and Gordon were fantastic hosts , welcoming and helpful . Will certainly return , Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Petty Knowes cottage was a lovely, clean and comfortable stay in beautiful Northumberland."

    We felt immediately at home in the warmly decorated interior. Everything was top notch and convenient. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week away in this lovely property , would highly recommend to any one, wanting great views and peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Petty Knowes Cottage is the most beautiful cottage to stay in a picturesque setting."

    Set upon beautiful countryside, you are immediately relaxed. Joanne and Gordon are fantastic hosts and such lovely people! The cottage is well equipped for your stay and the hot tub is just amazing to sit in and watch the sunset. Would definitely recommend to family and friends who want a relaxing getaway. Thank you Joanne and Gordon!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2022

  • "We both really enjoyed our stay and the only suggestion we would make to improve any further visits would be to install some form of heating in the kitchen area as it was a little chilly even allowing for our visit being in early March."

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely rural area, with outstanding views."

    Lots of living space inside the beautifully equipped home. The hot tub view is sensational and perfect either watch the sunset or to star gaze at night aswell with no light pollution around. The hosts were extremely friendly and very welcoming. Great mini-break and we'll definitely be back in the future!

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just enjoyed a 3 night break in the cottage and it was amazing."

    My other half was celebrating a big birthday and the extra mile was taken to make the occasion even more special. The cottage is a magical place and we will be coming back as we had one of the best breaks we have ever had as a couple with a pet we could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2022

  • "We Had a lovely stay , nice clean cottage , everything you needed , there is a ..."

    We Had a lovely stay , nice clean cottage , everything you needed , there is a shop 5 miles away that has different nights ( pizza night , curry night , ) on a Thursday Night the Village fish and chip van is In otterburn you have to pre order , we were sadly unable to use the Hot Tub as the Wind was too much to safely use it , your not too far from Otterburn Mill either ,

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Feb 2022

  • "We had an amazing break away to celebrate my 50th birthday at Petty Knowes."

    The cottage is outstanding and a credit to the owners, who have created a home from home, with very high standard decor and comfort, and who were very friendly and welcoming (even though the cottage is an extension of the owners house, we didn't know they were there). Extremely peaceful and relaxing surroundings, with amazing views both in the day and at night being in the dark sky park. We would love to go back and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2022

  • "The hot tap on bath doesn’t run quick enough to fill the bath but it is beautiful"

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous stay, we booked for a getaway for my husbands 40th birthday and it did not disappoint."

    The cottage is equipped with everything to make it a comfortable and relaxing stay. Hot tub is the cherry on the cake, truly a little piece of heaven looking up at the stars to end your day. The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. We will be back!!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic stay."

    The cottage is lovely and cosy perfect for the 2 of us and the dog. The open fire in the bedroom is a fantastic edition too. Our hosts Gordon and Joanne were lovely and a fountain of knowledge which was great. If you really want to get away from it all this is the place for you. Can seriously recommend a glass of bubbly in the hot tub under the stars, the like of which we have never seen. We will be back

    Reviewed by Kris5.0Dec 2021

  • "An absolute treat, right down to all the little extras provided that you would normally have to nip out to the shop for."

    An endless supply of wood for the fire too. We hardly left the cottage as we just wanted to take full advantage of the luxury it had to offer. Can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2021

  • "This cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all and just relax."

    It has everything you need and is pure luxury. The hosts are the friendliest hosts I have ever met and will help with anything you need (thank you for the flasks!). The only bad part was having to cut our stay short due to work. I would love to visit again and explore more of the beautiful park.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Nov 2021

  • "My husband & myself , just had a week here at petty knowes cottage."

    what a beautiful place it was, had all the amenities you need ( what a great time we had in the hot tub ) it was immaculate, cosy in the most quiet place , lots of places to visit , lovely pub not too far with lovely food & very friendly staff. Jo & gordan were really lovely & friendly people ...(on hand but not in your space ) would highly recommend, we will definitely be re -visiting.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing in every way!"

    The cottage is gorgeous with such delightful and thoughtful touches throughout and Joanne and Gordon are such lovely hosts. Definitely recommend staying here - don't hesitate!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage finished to a high standard in the middle of the National Park if you want peace and quiet."

    The owners (Joanne and Gordon) were very attentive (even though they were on holiday themselves) and kept in contact by text until we met them in person at the end of our stay. Lovely welcome hamper of goodies and a bottle of wine on arrival. Use of the owners hot tub if you require. About an hours drive to the coast but we didn’t mind as the roads and scenery are good.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a delightful place Petty Knowes Cottage is and what warm and welcoming hosts Joanne and Gordon are!"

    If you're looking for a warm 'home from home' where every attention to detail is made to ensure that you have a relaxing and comfortable stay, then this is the place for you. Cosy in the extreme, dog friendly and with far, far, far reaching views over open countryside (including from the hot-tub too), then you'll not go wrong with booking here. We're pretty hard to please but Petty Knowes was faultless and with fabulously welcoming hosts too!!! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Joanne and Gordon couldn't have been more helpful and their cottage was lovely and so comfortable and the enclosed garden ideal for our two small dogs."

    Excellent hamper of goodies on our arrival thanks to our hosts...we had a brilliant few days and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.... Arrive as strangers and leave as friends.....a message in the cottage and so very true!

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a find!"

    Stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Have returned feeling lovely and relaxed. Cottage very well equipped, Joanne and Gordon very helpful and friendly owners. Nothing was too much trouble. Went above and beyond to help. Thank you for the afternoon tea that was provided on arrival. A lovely touch. We will be returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage offering a little luxury."

    Fantastic owners live next door, but you really wouldn’t know they were there, but nice to have a friendly chat over the fence. Good secure garden for the dogs, needed as your surrounded by sheep. Superb setting. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location, lovely clean accommodation, hot tub over looking the hills was amazing."

    Our hosts were two of the loveliest people you could want to meet, we will be returning next year as was so good. And still so much to see and do.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing location, beautiful morning views over the valley of sheep."

    Accommodation was beautiful. Owners Joanne and Gordon were approachable, freindly and very knowledgable of the area and its history. Just a small recommendation: dog welcome pack would be wonderful.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and perfect hosts, you cannot fail to return home refreshed."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, lots of thoughtful extras."

    Gordon and Joanne great hosts, nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Joanne & Gordon were great hosts for our stay at Petty Knowes, - a lovely luxurious and cosy cottage with far reaching country views."

    The hot tub is easily accessible at any time; I’d recommend sunset and star gazing. Stripe and Doug are part of the family too and may swish by for a little pet. If you are undecided then ponder no more, you won’t be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage which felt like a home from home."

    Very comfortable. Loved the little secret snug/ gin room ( which I had forgotten about- but then my husband discovered it. ) Everything was perfect. Loved the location- so quiet, and loved seeing the lambs and sheep that surrounded the property. Lovely places to walk literally on your doorstep- which Gordon told us about. Joanne and Gordon were just wonderful hosts - always going the extra mile to make their guests truly welcome. Loved the hot tub and the dark skies. Can’t recommend enough. Just to be aware- Nearest shop is in the next village. No big supermarket nearby and also no Petrol stations in the immediate vicinity. Make sure you have plenty of fuel. Dawn & Steve

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2021

  • "Look no further!"

    Petty Knowes is THE perfect cottage for a Northumberland Park stay. The cottage is cosy, clean and full of nice surprises. Our hosts were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and kept us stocked with kindling and treats (what more do you need?!). Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here, and we’ll certainly be back very soon. Thanks for making our Plan B honeymoon so special! Theo & Charlotte

    Reviewed by Theo5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautiful location and brilliant owners."

    Had a fantastic break here (in strange times) and had lovely walks, visited great castle and lovely beaches, also able to pop to Scotland for lunch. Loved the hot tub too, watching sun sets and the stars whenever we wanted. Highly recommended! Would like to mention that sykes does make it incredibly difficult to make contact. We're fairly switched on, but various attempts to find telephone numbers or contact details were directed to their terms and conditions. Were helpful if were able to make contact with anyone. However, cottage superb.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is very cosy."

    Everything is good quality and there is enough of what you need. I have been to a lot of places with log fires, this was the first where I didn't have to worry about buying extra logs or coal, it's all supplied. The owners live in the adjoining house, it was a bit odd that the hot tub was in their bit but after a chat we were made to feel very welcome to use it at any time of night. It is actually very private and secluded so no issues. The owners are very friendly, we felt anything would be sorted if needed. They are a credit. The weather was awful yet we had the most relaxing stay. It says something about a place when it is like that.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2020

  • "The solitude and tranquility were exactly what we needed after a hectic few months, some amazing walks and lots of places to visit within a short drive."

    The cottage was very clean, the bed was very comfortable and well furnished to a high standard and set in fantastic grounds. The open log fire was an added bonus....We will definitely look to book again

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 2020

  • "As already stated by other guests, Petty Knowes Cottage is just perfect, as was our stay there."

    We particularly enjoyed listening to music in the evening - with a glass of wine or two- in the 'secret', cosy snug. And the hot tub, with amazing views, was one of the best we've used. Joanne and Gordon were the perfect hosts, extremely friendly, helpful and informative, yet unobtrusive. What made the stay even more perfect was the that the cottage is in an area steeped in history. Not only is it sitting just outside the footprint of a Roman auxiliary fort, there's also a Roman cremation burial ground almost at the bottom of the garden! We'll definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom with multi fuel stove and TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating with multi fuel stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD player, Blu Ray player, a selection of DVDs and hi-speed WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Toweling robes and L'Occitane toiletries provided
  • Complimentary Welcome Hamper provided
  • Off-road parking
  • Private fenced garden with decked area, furniture and BBQ
  • Hot tub located on the owner's side of the property
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles and pub 1.3 miles

The property

Otterburn 5 miles.

Set in the small village of Rochester in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, is this charming stone property, Petty Knowes Cottage.

The property has been renovated to a high standard, whilst still managing to retain some original stone walls in the snug to add a wealth of character.

Be welcomed into a sitting room which has been lovingly decorated with a feature colourful wall and has plenty of seating for curling up with your loved one and unwinding in front of the 42" TV.

Walk through to the open-plan kitchen/diner which has all the necessary appliances for rustling up some delicious meals and benefits from a washer/dryer so you don't have to bring your whole wardrobe with you during your trip.

Gin lovers will delight in visiting this property's snug room which the owners have renovated into 'The Gin Room' and is the most characterful part of the cottage with its stone walls and sheepskin day bed.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to the king-size bedroom which has its own multi fuel stove for those colder evenings, as well as a TV so you don't have to move to watch your favourite morning shows whilst relaxing in the soft Egyptian cotton bedding.

There is a bathroom with the choice of a bath or shower over and benefitting from Egyptian cotton towels and underfloor heating.

To the rear of the cottage is a private decking area which comes with outdoor furniture so you can dine alfresco or simply enjoy a refreshing drink whilst watching the sunset.

Guests are also welcome to use the owner’s hot tub during their stay, adding a spot of luxury to your romantic getaway.

Situated in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, you can explore the rolling countryside either by walking or hiking, perfect to take you dogs along to stretch their legs.

This area is also popular for cyclists and is an easy drive to Hadrian's Wall and Kielder Forest.

Make sure you get involved with some watersporting activities at any one of the nearby lakes and rivers.

The village of Bellingham comes with its very own golf course, ideal for beginners and professionals alike.

Petty Knowes Cottage is an excellent choice for a relaxing holiday any time of the year.

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Bellingham 7 miles; Alnwick 29 miles.

The delightful village of Otterburn, once the site of the famous 1388 victory of the Scots over the English, nestles close to the banks of the River Rede, between the hills and moors overlooking the North Tyne Valley. It offers excellent walking opportunities and is on a variety of popular routes for cyclists. Hadrian's Wall and the beautiful Kielder Forest and Waters are close by, providing fantastic fishing, horse riding and nature watching, amidst superb, tranquil countryside. Otterburn is the former home of a busy weaving industry, and the world famous Otterburn Mill marks the village's historic past. Nearby Bellingham, built predominantly from local stone and slate, houses a handful of pubs, shops and tea rooms and a highly regarded 18 hole golf course. Visit the nearby, majestic, stately homes of Wallington Hall and Cragside, or the historic market town of Alnwick, with its stunning castle and gardens, a mere 40 minute drive. Otterburn is a superb location for a relaxing holiday, any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas