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Townfoot Cottage

Elsdon near Otterburn, Northumberland (Ref. 866)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "High quality very comfortable accommodation."

    Lovely location on the edge of a small village, with a nearby village pub which also serves food. A very quiet and peaceful location. Easy off road parking for cars and an enclosed back garden which enabled our two dogs to wander out there safely and unsupervised. Well placed for driving out to visit lots of Northumberland’s many attractive rural locations such as Kielder Water and National Trust properties.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2022

  • "Friendly owner and lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by HarryMar 2022

  • "Very friendly host, lovely area."

    We found lots of places to visit and could have spent another week here

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage in an ideal location for exploring Northumberland ..."

    A lovely well equipped cottage in an ideal location for exploring Northumberland The owner Sarah was very pleasant and helpful and if we return to this area we would definitely book the cottage again

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Townfoot cottage is a delightful and welcoming little cottage ."

    We travelled as a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children). The cottage provided everything we needed and the rooms were comfortable and the triple room for the children was a real bonus. Sarah was there to welcome us on arrival and a little welcome gift of chocolates and wine was really thoughtful. The cottage was well maintained and very clean on arrival and was the perfect base to explore the coastline of Northumberland and also the beauty of the surrounding national park, Keilder forest and waterfall walks. We would highly recommend this cottage and hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great spot for exploring."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped. The gift of wine and chocs upon arrival was a lovely touch. We explored the area and it is truly beautiful.

    Reviewed by JillAug 2021

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

    It was very peaceful and quiet and the cottage felt like being at home. It was very comfortable and it was lovely to arrive to find chocolates and a bottle of wine on the dining table. The cottage has every facility you would require, it is very clean and the village very picturesque, we didn't get the chance to try the pub because of Covid regulations but it is only a 5 min walk from the cottage. There is a nice sit out cafe called the Impromptu cafe which serves a nice cup of tea and snacks. The area is absolutely stunning and is great for walking and cycling. Sarah the owner was waiting to greet us and she couldn't do enough to make sure we settled in well. Thank you Sarah, we will DEFINITELY be back to Townfoot Cottage

    Reviewed by GordonMay 2021

  • "We were made to feel very welcome with chocolates and wine and a safe hello from Sarah."

    The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and the location was ideal for trips to the east coast or just lazing around with walks in the fields with Scamp. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week at Townfoot Cottage, properly dog friendly with a secure back garden, lovely walks on the doorstep and doggy treats were part of the afternoon tea waiting for us on arrival."

    Sarah the owner had really thought of everything to make the place a home from home and we cannot thank her enough for the wonderful stay we had.

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a gorgeous village with a lovely, friendly owner."

    Chocolates, wine and even biscuits for the dogs on arrival. Back garden is small but totally enclosed for the dogs’ safety and extremely private - plus lots of birds if you keep bird feeders filled up! We have been booking holiday cottages in the UK twice a year for 20+ years. We both think this is in our top 3 anywhere in country. We often say it would be nice to return but then usually try somewhere else. This is less than 3 hours easy drive from home so really do hope to make more trips here in the future. Will be a great “home from home” for a 2 or 3 night stay to recharge the batteries! Thank you so much Sarah - we WILL be back!

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2019

  • "The owner had gone to great lengths to make us feel welcome, wine, scones, chocolates."

    The cottage was warm and cosy, the garden escape-proof (for our dog). The area was beautiful with good dog walks on the doorstep. All in all a lovely week.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2019

  • "Well what a fantastic cottage in a lovely rural village like Elsdon and what a lovely person (Sarah) who owned the property and lived next door not only did she greet us on arrival but when we went inside she had left us a bottle of wine,a bag or Choi’s and also made us some homemade Scones with jam and Clotted cream which we have not had before and we’re the best Scones ever (thank you Sarah)."

    If you get chance check out the local pub 2 mins walk with a micro brewery out the back of the pub(very good beer) and the Landlord is a great and friendly bloke so will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2019

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Townfoot Cottage and equally as enjoyable as the first visit in 2008."

    The property is ideally situated for visiting Northumberland and The Scottish Border area and the wonderful surrounding countryside. The property is clean, comfortable and we received a warm welcome from the owner Sarah, along with homemade scones, wine and chocolates, which was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. We would highly recommend this cottage and the friendly village of Elsdon.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

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

    It was very peaceful and quiet and the cottage felt like being at home. It was very comfortable and it was lovely to arrive to find an afternoon tea already for you. The cottage was beautifully clean and the village very friendly. The area is absolutely stunning and sadly apart from the weather changing, it was a really enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2019

  • "Fantastic little cottage, really convenient for all the best the local area has on offer."

    Super clean. Warm and inviting, and Sarah the owner was very friendly too. Definitely recommend and hope to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and Sarah gave us a lovely welcome."

    The table was laid ready for use to sit down and have a cuppa with a scone and jam, there was a bottle of wine and chocolates. Sarah showed us where everything was. A much appreciated guide, the area was stunning. We could not of wished for a better place to stay

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2019

  • "A delightful and beautiful house."

    We very much enjoyed staying there. The owner was perfect - friendly and available if needed but never intrusive. The village is very quiet with one pub (with a restaurant) open just three days a week. But this didn't matter. The house is very well situated for day trips and walks. Hardian's wall and Vindolanda are near by and the drive there on the switchback roman roads was part of the experience. Nearby is Rothbury with a nature reserve on the way where we walked beside the lake to see the birds - and particularly hear the calls, and even feel the down draft from wings as they flew overhead. Further afield was Alnwick with a truly magnificent contemporary garden. We also went to Lindisfarne and down the coast to Alnmouth and Amble (a beautiful and wild coastline). All in all - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GrahameMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Townfoot Cottage and have booked to return."

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2018

  • "We have visited this property on many occasions and always found it to be 10/10, with a very warm welcome from the owner who could not be more helpful."

    Reviewed by LApr 2018

  • "The cottage was a great base for the area!"

    Cosy and comfy and a fantastic welcome from the owner! We loved the Shower and are jealous of the bathroom!

    Reviewed by HarrietFeb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family with 3 single beds (both bedrooms have basins)
  • Bathroom with L shaped bath and shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with centre dining table and stone flagged floors
  • Comfortable sitting room and woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating and woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven with separate gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Smart TV with on-demand services
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Front garden with off road parking
  • Private sheltered garden to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop in Otterburn 2 miles and pub 7 miles
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Please note this property is for holiday letting, any working parties looking to book, please enquire with the office.

The property

A delightful Grade II listed property, in a wonderful peaceful setting, on the edge of the village of Elsdon.

Townfoot Cottage adjoins the owner's farmhouse and was originally an old farm cow byre.

Decorated, equipped and furnished to very high standards throughout, the cottage has retained much character with rugs over stone flagged and wooden floors.

The bathroom has an L-shaped shower bath, offering the best of both - a proper shower with glass hinged shower door, and a spacious deep bath for long hot soaks after a days walking.

A tall chrome towel radiator keeps the room toasty warm.

The cottage enjoys views over Elsdon Burn towards the hills beyond, and is excellently situated for enjoying a variety of walks, including Hadrian's Wall, coastal paths and the Cheviot and Simonside hills.

Boasting lots of activities for the outdoors enthusiasts to enjoy, the area is great for watersports and fishing.

Also secure storage is available for those bringing bikes on which to explore this lovely part of the world and enjoy the many cycle routes and mountain biking trails in the area.

A warm and comfortable retreat from which to discover this ancient and fascinating area.

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About the location


Otterburn 2 miles; Rothbury 10 miles.

Set in the heart of the Cheviots, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the unspoilt village of Elsdon lies in a sheltered hollow amidst beautiful fells, rolling moorland and woodlands. The area is steeped in history, and has numerous listed sites within the Parish, dominated by the fortified Pele Tower. The village of Elsdon has been described as the perfect Northumbrian village, with an ancient parish church, an extensive village green and the remains of a Motte and Bailey Castle, as well as the famous gibbet at the summit of Gallow Hill, with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There are several pubs within a 15-minutes drive of the cottage, including The Redesdale Arms, a 16th century coaching inn known locally as the 'First and Last' Inn on the way to Scotland. There is a good range of shops in the small but attractive market town of Rothbury within easy driving distance, and with the National Cycle Route (No 68) running close by, this is spectacular walking and cycling country. A peaceful area full of interest to explore!

Region Information

Please note this property is for holiday letting, any working parties looking to book, please enquire with the office.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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