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Shepherds Cottage

(Ref. 976138)

Whitton near Rothbury, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay here at Shepards Cottage!"

    Everything you could think of was available. The only negative was the sound of the boiler in the double bedroom downstairs, it did wake us through the night unfortunately. We slept downstairs due to the sloped ceilings in the upstairs bedroom, we found it was better upstairs for the kids so they enjoyed the large bedroom instead! Our golden retriever had the best time here too, we would be happy to return one day!

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was so clean and well presented, also very well equipped."

    The views out to the surrounding countryside are fantastic. A couple of minutes drive into Rothbury or you can take the footpath across the golf course which takes around 15 minutes. Very well situated for exploring Northumberland. We had a wonderful time, thank you

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything was good but we did report a faulty towel rail in the upstairs en-suite but it never got fixed."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had another lovely stay at the cottage."

    The views are amazing and to see and hear all of the birds is joyous. The one thing as others have mentioned is the lack of privacy of the downstairs bathroom window. Loving the stable door and everything else. Thank you for a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location and the view is fantastic."

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jun 2023

  • "It is marvellous to have foil, cling film, condiments and welcome items available."

    Wonderful cottage!

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in a beautiful location."

    Quiet and peaceful but within walking distance to Rothbury. We'll equipped and very clean and comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay. The only issue was that the downstairs bathroom had clear glass in the window and there is a public footpath within feet of the property,so we had to close the window blind when using the bathroom!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Shepherds Cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable, with the facilities that you need. Stunning location and beautiful views from every window. Our little dog enjoyed it too! We would definitely visit again. Thank you for providing such lovely accommodation.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful property, the most amazing views."

    Secure garden for your dog. The property had everything you can think of provided (there were even some birthday cake candles!). Beautifully clean and with the living area second to none. The bedrooms are great, the one upstairs has a low roof but you can see that on the pictures and it didn’t bother us at all we just just careful! Only complaint is the hard mattresses on all of the beds. This might be be the only thing that stops us booking again.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Feb 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, very clean and had everything we needed!"

    The location was perfect and very quiet, with lovely views of the countryside

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Nov 2022

  • "There were 3 bedrooms 1double that had the boiler in it and which made a loud banging noise for 10 minutes twice a night at 3 and 5 am 1 double bed in a room with an extremely hard bed and a lot of sloping areas which you would constantly bang your head bedrm."

    3 was very small with hard single bed not much sleep! public footpath right outside with people staring in ! Cottage beautiful with a beautiful view

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, modern with all that you require for the perfect stay."

    5 mins drive to Rothsbury or a 15 min walk across the golf course. Perfect stay

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property, amazing views with space to eat outside should you wish and a great location to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Aug 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    So very clean and comfortable and a smashing welcome pack. The views from all the windows are amazing and Rothbury such a good place to visit. On the Saturday Highland Pipers were playing there. The Italian and Indian restaurants are particularly good. National Trust Cragside was just up the road - we went twice to take the lovely 6 mile carriage drive. Devastation of the trees was dreadful after Storm Arwen. Also ventured up the coast to all the seaside villages and further down the coast to Cullercoats which was surprisingly nice. Cresswell Bay very nice too. In all, wonderful scenery all the way round and you will not be disappointed with all the amenities in Shepherd's Cottage

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very clean, lovely area and a great stay."

    Would’ve liked to have known that the cottage was in a complex of other holiday cottages as we were looking for something a little more secluded and it’s not in the description but a good week had by all and a great rental.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Aug 2021

  • "Spectacular scenery all round the beautiful Shepherd's cottage with everything you need in a peaceful area with attractions nearby."

    The walk into Rothbury takes around 15 minutes across a golf course and riverside. Rothbury itself is very pretty with all the shops and pubs you might want. Would not hesitate in returning and recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this exceptional cottage and have already booked it again for next year."

    A lovely part of the country .

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Shepherds Cottage is a beautifully appointed comfortable place to stay."

    It is the second time we have stayed in this cottage and love the views and peaceful location. Everything you could possibly need is provided and is very much a home from home. In fact we love it so much we have booked it for next year too!

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stunning! The pictures do not do it justice."

    The views are spectacular. You step through the door and the space is a lot bigger than expected. The light pours in through the triple aspect. We loved our time there and never realised what a beautiful county it is. Do not hesitate to book.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jun 2021

  • "Place had most wonderful views and was one of the best we’ve been to."

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Jun 2021

  • "A really well equipped, comfortable and located cottage we would recommend it to anybody"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8May 2021

  • "Great cottage, great location."

    Everything you need on holiday is provided and they have covered all eventualities!! Location is great, easy to walk into the nearest village which has great amenities. We took our dog along and he was safe in the enclosed garden and was made to feel welcome with the hosts providing towels, throws and even poo bags for him!! We enjoyed it that much, we are booking to go back next year!

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.7Aug 2020

  • "Quiet, beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Aug 2020

  • "This was our second stay and enjoyed it just as much."

    Apart from the location being great to visit lots of different beautiful places, the cottage could not be better equipped for all your needs and home comforts. We hope to visit again

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2020

  • "Well appointed small cottage in a fantastic location."

    Beds are extremely uncomfortable as the mattress on all of them were too hard. This was the only downside.

    Reviewed by Barry3.4Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in the countryside."

    Beautifully furnished and the owners seemed to have thought of everything to make your stay more comfortable. The cottage was very clean on arrival and the welcome pack was really appreciated!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2019

  • "The location is brilliant, we were able to access the village of Rothbury by foot or car and still have a quiet, peaceful stay."

    A perfect base for touring the coast and countryside. The property was finished with comfort and elegance, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely warm cottage with everything you could need."

    About 20 minutes walk to Rothbury across the golf course and a field. Lots of good dog friendly pubs there. One slight negative is the headroom in the upstairs bedroom (which is beautiful), I know it does mention this in the description but I am only 5 foot and I did bang my head several times!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2019

  • "We have just enjoyed a fabulous week at Shepherds Cottage and our first time to Northumberland."

    We were very lucky with weather but even on rainy days the cottage is so comfortable with the only complaint being my daughter banging her head as she slept upstairs with sloping ceilings! Cottage was spotless and well located, also very peaceful. Will definitely come back

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2019

  • "Shepherd’s Cottage is a wonderful base for a holiday in Northumberland and there is so much to see and do in the area."

    The cottage is extremely well-equipped and was more than spacious enough for a family of four. The welcome pack was very much appreciated on arrival and it was nice to have a personal welcome. We loved the uninterrupted views from the cottage and enjoyed the walk across the golf course to Rothbury.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2019

  • "Head room in the loft bedroom and en suite is an issue for people over 5’6”."

    However the cottage is very dog friendly, in a fabulous spot and with easy access on foot to the village....but still remote enough for peace and quiet and privacy.

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jun 2019

  • "Shepherd’s Cottage well exceeded all our expectations."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2019

  • "It’s location and views are amazing!"

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2019

  • "Very well presented cottage, clean and with all you could need."

    feels like you are well out in the sticks but only a short walk to the town.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Great cottage with great views."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2019

  • "High standard of accommodation, well presented and equipped."

    Comfortable and very homely in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage in the middle of the northumbrian countryside, we had beautiful views across the fields, sheep, cows, pheasants its was so peaceful and relaxing."

    The cottage is so highly equipped with everything you should need, a definate home from home. The cottage is only a 15 min walk across the fields into rothbury, We will definately book again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2018

  • "Shepherds Cottage is by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The cleanliness, style, design, comfort was incredible. It was like a home from home. The best of furnishings have been used and the location is to die for. Sitting in the gorgeous open plan ground floor we had a different stunning view out every one of the 4 windows and French Doors. We will certainly recommend this to our friends and will be back again in future years.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage in spectacular surroundings."

    Impeccable throughout. Tastefully decorated and furnished, immaculate. Rothbury is a beautiful place, with lots of great walks throughout the Coquet Valley.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2018

  • "An excellent cottage with outstanding views."

    Beautifully furnished and well equipped. Perfect location for exploring the area with plenty of local walks and easy access to the coast, Alnwick and Kielder Water.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, handheld shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan sitting, kitchen, and dining area with gas woodburner and breakfast bar.
  • Oil central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: First floor bedroom with en-suite has sloping ceilings.

The property

Rothbury 1 mile.

A wonderful detached cottage situated in the heart of Whitton, beautifully furnished with a magnificent rural outlook to elevate your holiday experience.

Perfect for couples or a small family, this retreat is a homely and inviting base to start your adventures from, or a relaxing spot to unwind after a fun filled afternoon.

The front door leads through to a lovely kitchen with stunning features and a breakfast bar for a warm cup of tea in the early hours.

The opposite side of the room houses an open-plan living area, complemented by two sumptuous sofas and a woodburner-effect fire for those cosy nights in.

After the sun sets, you can make use of the dining table, including seating for six people, so everyone can come together and enjoy an appetising meal in comfort.

Two bedrooms, a double and a single, are presented to a standard of quality with neutral décor and a classic overtone.

The shower room is neat and immaculate, with contemporary fittings and a modern theme that flows throughout.

For a special touch, stairs lead up to a third bedroom, an elegant hideaway overlooked by Velux windows that welcome natural views inside.

An exceptional bathroom accompanies this room, boasting an all-white suite, joined by a bath with a handheld shower.

In your leisure time wander out towards Rothbury, with its selection of shops and amenities.

Home to a golf course, public tennis courts and cycle hire close by, there is much to explore.

In close proximity to Northumberland’s National Park there are excellent walking opportunities, whilst Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Reservoir and Forest, and dunes of the coast are also within easy driving distance.

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About the location


Alnwick 11.8 miles; Alnmouth 16.1 miles; Morpeth 17.3 miles.

The capital of Coquetdale, Rothbury, lies on the north bank of the famous salmon and trout river, the Coquet, and is dominated by the heather clad Simonside Hills. It is an attractive, small market town and its proximity to Northumberland’s National Park ensures excellent local walking. Stone houses, typical of the region, line the town’s steep main streets and there is a Post Office, a good range of shops, and a variety of eateries to take advantage of. With a golf course, public tennis courts and cycle hire close by and a variety of great houses and gardens to explore, including the National Trust site of Cragside, Alnwick Castle (home of the Duke of Northumberland), Wallington Hall and a host of famous castles, this great location has plenty to offer. Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Reservoir and Forest, and the sandy beaches and dunes of the Northumberland Coast AONB are also within easy driving distance.