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Forge Cottage

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Rothbury, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    The wide and distant views to the rear of the property are incredible and there is an ancient monument to the front of the building. The location is perfect to explore Northumbria with lots of places of interest within easy reach. I would highly recommend this property and I will be happy to stay with these hosts again. EXCELLENT!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fabulous and the view superb."

    Thank you for the welcome pack

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2024

  • "We arrived to fresh milk and a plate of delicious brownies."

    The owners were on hand if needed. They were pleasant and friendly and happy to offer advice on eating out and shopping. The property was ideal for our needs. Our first few days were spent with our daughter and her family. The accommodation, being on one level, was brilliant for the children. The beds were comfy, the water hot and the standard of the fixtures, fittings and furniture very good. The views from the lounge are spectacular. It is certainly on our list of places to revisit

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is located in a beautiful setting."

    There was everything that we needed. The beds were really comfortable and it was warm and cosy. Lovely home made cake for us on arrival. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Feb 2024

  • "A charming comfortable and warm cottage with lovely views of the surrounding countryside."

    A plate of brownies to welcome us after our long journey

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2023

  • "Overall extremely plesent views fantastic ideally situated easy to get to places ..."

    Overall extremely plesent views fantastic ideally situated easy to get to places ann&John at property joined were extremely plesent and helpful and extremely accommodating would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with wonderful views had everything we needed ideal base for touring Northumberland we will be back"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2023

  • "Forge Cottage is a very comfortable and warm place to stay."

    Great view out of the lounge patio door across the valley. It has most things you could reasonably want and we really enjoyed our stay. thanks for the brownies and the milk!

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very nice. Excellent view from the lounge window over the country side."

    Could not fault the bungalow and its facilities a nice and friendly atmosphere within the area

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, great view lovely bed Fantastic"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage, felt like home from home."

    Lovely owner who welcomed us at the cottage and leaving fresh milk and home baked chocolate brownies in the fridge for us. Such a lovely surprise! Views were amazing across the river Croquet to the hills, beautiful. Well equipped kitchen, bedrooms immaculate and bathrooms nice and clean. Definately stay here again.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2022

  • "Gorgeous little holiday cottage with the most stunning views across the fields and valley."

    The host Lyndsey is very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. I'd recommend having own transport as it's abit out the way of the main little village of rothbury.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Mar 2022

  • "Four of us have rented cottages for walking holidays each September over a period of fourteen years."

    We all felt that this was the best cottage that we had ever rented

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2021

  • "On the whole, a positive stay, but a few points which would stop us recommending it , if these very resolved, then we would stay again: 1."

    Cleanliness - the bathroom was perfectly clean. But kitchen work top was covered in mess/dusty debris and inside many of kitchen cupboards was dusty. All of the bedside tables and dressing tables in bedrooms were dusty. 2. Given its a 6 berth, you would struggle to get 6 people around the dining table and seating in the lounge area for 6 would not be comfortable. There were only 4 of us, but if there had been 6, it would have been very cramped to eat/relax in lounge. 3. Kitchen equipment lacking a little - no oven gloves being the main problem. Tea towels were stained and did not smell clean. 4. Departure instructions asked that we put a load of towels on to be washed in the washing machine - but no washing detergent provided for this. We happened to have some with us, as we sometimes wash clothes on holiday since having children. But we didn't use to and didn't used to bring detergent. Feel its a bit cheeky to ask us to wash the towels and not provide any detergent.

    Reviewed by Vicki3.4Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant base to explore the wonderful North East."

    Perfect location in the countryside but close to the village of Rothbury. Not forgetting the sheep who are on the other side of the garden fence.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Just back from a wonderful week in Forge Cottage."

    Everything about it was perfect. Walks from the front door with views over the Coquet valley and towards the Cheviot Hills at the back. The location is steeped in history, with an old Pele tower, built for protection from the marauding Scots, in view. Hares abound and red squirrels can be found in the woods up Simonside. The charming town of Rothbury is a stone's throw away, giving access to the border, Northumberland Coast and Hadrian's Wall. The cottage itself was spotless, with all the facilities needed for a great holiday, even if the sun doesn't shine. I'm looking forward to the 300 mile drive back to Forge!

    Reviewed by Steve and Nicola5.0Jun 2021

  • "The wonderful peace and quiet, magnificent views and perfect holiday cottage."

    Rothbury village all the shops we needed to self cater.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7May 2021

  • "This is truly a lovely cottage with an amazing view."

    Well kept and beautifully decorated. The area is quiet except for the farm traffic. However I would suggest that it is unsafe for children and pets as the road immediately in front of it could be quite busy and vehicles parked right at the front door and windows of the cottage. Also the garden drops away very quickly and is not secure. The household bins are situated at the back door of the cottage and appear to be used by other residents. I would suggest that these are moved for reasons of hygiene.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2021

  • "Very well equipped cottage and all COVID secure measures in place."

    Beautiful views and fantastic base for walks.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "The bungalow was spotlessly clean and everything had been done to ensure our safety in these difficult times."

    The view from the patio doors was stunning. Our host was extremely helpful when we had a minor mishap and came to our aid immediately. Couldn't have wished for better accommodation

    Reviewed by Joselyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a great week -location (and view) was amazing."

    Plenty to do, and we felt perfectly safe / welcome in the covid era. We would definitely re-book to come back to this property. A few things needed seeing to - kitchen lights didn’t work (it was light in the evening for this not to matter) and bathroom sink leaked. Both of these we mentioned to the owner (v approachable). Also, the bathroom toilet seat is wobbly and needs tightening, and the bathroom fan doesn’t work at all - this was fine in August when we could open windows to air bathroom. The location is wonderful: we walked up Simonside from the front door, Visited Cragside, went to the coast twice and also Hadrian’s wall, all very easy in the covid Situation.

    Reviewed by Olivia4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottages are spotless and all COVID regulations met."

    They have a “fog” disinfectant machine which also helps give an extra sense of security. Views from garden amazing. We were lucky with the weather and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Great Tosson.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2020

  • "On arrival, we were greeted by Ann who showed us to a very warm and toasty home, and a large cream cake was waiting for us in the kitchen."

    although this was on a working farm all the people were very friendly and made us feel welcome, the views from the cottage were amazing. Beds were really comfy. Lovely place.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2019

  • "Just to note that the nearest petrol station is about 11 miles away in alnwick No loo paper when we got there so bit awkward until we unpacked ours!"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a really nice time the location was really what made it for us!"

    Sheep on your doorstep with magnificent views our only issue was it could have been cleaner washing machine smelled lots of gunge around seal and in drawer also fridge needed wiping down bedding not very good flat pillows and towels was thin we know it's a holiday lett but standards still have to be met we've been to Cumbria twice this year in cottages on working farms and the cleanliness was amazing !this review is based on our opinion only.

    Reviewed by John3.4Aug 2019

  • "Phenomenal space and area wonderful view from the cottage Oscar loved visiting castles so pretty satisfied I think"

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jul 2019

  • "I had a wonderful holiday at Forge cottage The accommodation was very clean and comfortable furnished to a very high standard with every need catered for And the fabulous views from the sitting room over the valley and distant hill was mesmerising."

    Although they were through sliding patio doors not the bi fold as advertised Lovely country setting yet well located to visit Northumberland’s many attractions Did find the busy farm traffic and cars parked out side the front of cottage window a bit distracting But sitting in the garden with sheep just over the fence was very peaceful A good selection of shops in Rothbury just three miles away but the nearest petrol station was 15 miles The large kitchen was well equipped and came with a very delicious Victoria sponge cake which was much appreciated. But the granite worktops were unfortunately fake However one of the best cottages I have visited and would love to return next year

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jul 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.8 miles. Please note: From January 1st 2023 check in days will be Friday or Monday.

The property

Rothbury 2.8 miles.

A delightful, ivy-covered stone cottage situated on the outskirts of the Northumberland National Park, in the pretty and secluded village of Great Tosson.

Forge Cottage has undergone considerable renovation creating a stunning holiday home, just as suitable for friends as it is for families.

The open-plan sitting room boasts a set of floor-to-ceiling, bi-folding windows with some of the most spectacular views across the open fields and distant hills.

Curl up on the corner sofa, or armchair for a relaxing evening with your loved ones, while catching up with your favourite shows, whilst the dining area is perfect for planning the day's events or enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal.

Step into the modern fitted kitchen, with its pristine white units and sleek granite worktops offering ample preparation space to cook up a storm for the whole family!

With all the rooms being on the ground floor, you will have easy access to three brightly decorated bedrooms; two doubles and one twin, served by a family bathroom.

Each bedroom offers matching bedside tables and lamps, ideal for some late night reading and have delightful views across the countryside.

Travel into the thriving town of Rothbury for a large selection of pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets for your amenities.

Discover the nearby National Trust property of Cragside, a Victorian country house with period furnishings inside and was once the home of the inventor William Armstrong, with an on-site play area and set in large, landscaped gardens.

There are a number of nearby rivers and lakes for those interested in fishing and boating, whilst the Northumberland National Park itself has trails for keen walkers and cyclists, with spell-bounding country views.

Forge Cottage is the place to visit for its grand walks and sightseeing opportunities.

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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 good range of shops on offer. With a golf course, public tennis courts and cycle hire close by and a variety of great houses and gardens to explore, including 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 coast are also within easy driving distance.