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Crag View

(Ref. 1026380)

West Woodburn, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Crag view is a lovely house and as appears on the booking."

    Great location for sight seeing lots of things around to do. Pub and shop within walking distance. Only a small shop so you would need to get things in elsewhere. Pub served fantastic food. Lots of walks great for dogs around too. House was clean, really warm and comfortable. Hot tub was great enjoyed watching the stars in it. Only down side could do with more cleaning products being available otherwise fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location , it so exceeded our expectations , the hot tub was an excellent addition and the kids loved it ."

    Northumberland is a fantastic place and will will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Glenn4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a very restful weekend at this lovely cottage."

    It is well-equipped, very warm and we made good use of the hot tub. The enclosed rear garden was great for our dog too. We enjoyed a Sunday lunch at the nearby Bay Horse pub, and the post office is very handy for supplies. A lovely visit that we hope to repeat next year sometime.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2023

  • "A delightful cottage with a secure garden and a fab hot tub."

    It's so well situated for visiting places. The wood burner was great when it was chilly. A curtain across the front door would add to that cosy feeling. We used the rear door and kept the front door locked as the road is quite fast, but really quiet in the evening. The A68 is a great road to drive. Lots of walks directly from the cottage, starting just behind the pub.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely presented cottage, the welcome pack was fabulous."

    Great communication with the owner prior. The hot tub was a hit, the village pub is a gem. Fab cottage. Just to note for future guests items such as washing up liquid etc are not provided, this wasn’t a problem. Fab walks in local area. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2023

  • "Be aware the cottage is on a busy A road, so kids and dogs need to be supervised when you open the front door."

    However, road noise is not a big issue. The local pub is excellent and offers a discount to those staying at Crag View. The owners provided a very generous welcome pack, although we would have happily swapped a tube of Pringles for an extra toilet roll!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    There are some welcome additions, such as the hot tub and I loved having the slow cooker, so you could come home to a prepared meal. The sun room overlooking the garden was lovely. There is a pub within walking distance and the post office/shop, a few doors away was useful if you suddenly ran out of something and didn't want to travel to the nearest small town. Stunning walks on the doorstep. A few additions would make this 5 star, providing robes for the hot tub, providing cleaning products, (which most people replace as they use them up), and a few extras in the kitchen, (such as toast rack, measuring jug, butter dish and plastic storage tubs). We enjoyed our stay and are certain anyone else would too.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    We were not aware that the busy road was so close to the cottage. So we expected a more quiet place.

    Reviewed by Margo4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic, comfortable well appointed cottage in such a beautiful area."

    The hot tub and garden was a real bonus. A real home from home to come back to each day. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Beautifully maintained cottage with a lovely enclosed rear garden perfect if you have a dog."

    Ideally located within a short walk of a great pub serving good food every evening with very welcoming staff. Hosts provided a very generous welcome pack which was very much appreciated. Bed extremely comfortable and we were not disturbed by any traffic noise. Lounge area had plenty of seating and as the accommodation was on one level we had no concern about our dog trying to go upstairs.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "This was a return visit to this lovely cottage in this lovely area, we can't fault it."

    This time we met the owner who is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely get away from civilisation."

    Very comfy and relaxing holiday thank you.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Mar 2023

  • "A real “home from home “ cottage, we shall return."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Crag View for our mini moon."

    The cottage itself is finished to a really high standard, and the hot tub and garden is gorgeous. The area is super cute, and is a really fantastic location to explore Northumberland. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. We loved it

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2023

  • "Exactly as advertised, very clean and all the amenities you could need."

    Hot tub a big hit with the family!

    Reviewed by Ashley4.7Feb 2023

  • "Perfect cottage for a peaceful retreat and base for exploring beautiful countryside."

    Cottage beautiful and homely, couldn't have been made better. Welcome pack left by owners was very generous and filled with luxury foodstuffs. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jan 2023

  • "My wife is asmatic, on entering the cottage she immediately became breathless due to the number of air diffusers, we immediately removed the and she quickly recovered."

    This apart our stay was very enjoyable, the cottage is clean and has everything you need. People have mentioned traffic noise but to be honest, A, look where its located! B, it is hardly disturbing, and from evening very little traffic. The hot tub is lovely and a relaxing way to end the day. Overall we had a lovely relaxing week and will certainly revisit.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a quiet location."

    Nice walks, great little local pub and plenty places to visit nearby. Will definitely return and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "The welcome pack was great but it would have been helpful if some basic cleaning items like a couple of dishwasher tablets and some washing up liquid had also been left."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Crag View and will definitely be returning - we rarely visit the same place twice so that says it all!"

    The cottage was clean, well equipped and the furniture is so comfortable. Even struggled to get out of bed some mornings to explore the beautiful Northumberland, it was that cosy. Hot tub was so relaxing after long days out and well maintained by Paul who popped by every morning to check the water quality. The pub down the road, literally a 2 minute walk, is great. Very friendly, including dog friendly, and the food really good. Loved every minute of our stay and will be booking again in the near future. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Meredith4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely welcome pack , Very clean and comfortable Loved the Hot Tub"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "The welcome pack was very much appreciated as the nearest supermarket would be in Hexham, nothing really local."

    The living area was clean and tidy and slightly unusual in layout with the toilet- bathroom being furthest away from the bedrooms. The outside paved area was uneven and slightly slippery path from the conservatory to the decked area due to moss and residue from the trees. The main concern outside was the uneven pathway due to what looked like tree roots raising the paving slabs.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in an immaculately clean and welcoming cottage which was well equipped and very comfortable."

    The welcome pack was one of the best we have experienced and I must say the information pack left with where to go and what to do was great. The hot tub was maintained daily, but we were not disturbed at all by the owners. Overall everything was very good and I would recommend this cottage as a restful retreat within easy reach of all the lovely areas of Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfectly positioned to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Northumberland."

    It was a very comfortable and we relaxed from day 1. Hot Tub was great after a good walk & the garden was a perfect sun trap as we had a very hot sunny week. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider returning

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is really lovely Laura & Paul provide excellent communication and present the Cottage to a very high Standard."

    The little garden and Hot tub are an additional gem. The welcome pack is beyond doubt the best we’ve ever had! The hosts are on hand whenever you need them and nothing is too much trouble. Excellent Hosts 5⭐️ Our only suggest would be to state in the Facilities that The “Smart TV” only provides Apps and has no basic channels live. You get used to it but it gives clarity to prospective clients.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2022

  • "We have just come back from a week at Crag View and would echo what others have said about the cottage being both delightful and comfortable."

    The large, homely living room was lovely, and the kitchen was superbly equipped. The hot tub was a real treat at the end of the day, and spotlessly clean, whilst the secure enclosed garden was perfect for our small dog. That said, we were unprepared for (and not used to) the noise from the A68; HGV’s during the week and motorbikes at the weekend. For that reason, we will not be returning. If this cottage were away from the road, it would have been a 5 star review because everything else was just perfect. When we complained to Sykes that the photographs of "views across the fields" were a bit misleading as they cut off the road, the representative rather (un)helpfully said that it was our own fault for not doing our homework as the listing gives a link to Google Maps. So, don't be like us, do your homework. In our defence, our original booking somewhere else was cancelled by Sykes and Crag View was our only alternative option at short notice. If you don't mind road noise you will love this cottage.

    Reviewed by Doug4.4May 2022

  • "What a wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage."

    Really enjoyed our stay couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Mar 2022

  • "We opened the front door and we all just stood there and said Wow!"

    ! Beautiful cottage, lovely welcome package, had everything we needed. Loved the hot tub. 10/10 :)

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a fantastic holiday."

    Cottage is perfect! Very generous welcome pack. Every home comfort you can think of provided.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay."

    Like home from home and in such a lovely location too. After walking in the day then hot tub in the evening followed by sitting around the log burner was a perfect day. This was February, I bet it’s even more fantastic through Spring and Summer. We would 100% return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage renovated to a very high standard."

    The main bedroom is incredibly comfy, the hot tub was perfect after a long walk. The property is toddler friendly as it's mainly all on one level and carpeted. The owners were also incredibly friendly and quick to respond to any queries we had.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, hot tub amazing after a long walk."

    Really comfy bed. Local pub 600 yds away love dogs and do food and you get 10% off if you tell them you are visiting the cottage. Great walks with dogs nearby. Loved it will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jan 2022

  • "I have been in many cottages around the country and this one is up there with the best of them."

    Fantastic we will be back

    Thank you Peter hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "Idyllic cottage in a very peaceful village."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - especially stargazing in the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2021

  • "We stayed the week before Christmas and loved it."

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped and above all, warm and comfortable. The photos on the website don't do it justice. The welcome hamper was very generous and thoughtful, the stove fire was a real highlight and the jacuzzi was a real luxury. If you want relaxation and a chance to unplug from the world, with a friendly pub less than 100m from your door, come here.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage one of the best we have stayed in."

    Everything you could need provided for. Hot tub was a treat. Lovely welcome pack which we really enjoyed. Maybe if you could have normal telly that would have been nice. Would definitely consider returning.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Dec 2021

  • "The property is superb our one suggestion would be to add a hook on the back of ..."

    The property is superb our one suggestion would be to add a hook on the back of the bedroom door, we had no power for 3 days and the owners looked after us superbly well many thanks again

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage well maintained and everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing cosy cottage in a lovely location, very close to Northumberland National Park, and a good base for visiting Kielder Water & Forest and the Northumberland coast."

    The cottage and garden were perfect for our two dogs and we absolutely loved the added luxury of the wood burner and hot tub. Everything was spotlessly clean and the welcome hamper was a lovely thoughtful addition too. Thank you very much for an amazing stay!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean and cosy cottage !"

    ! Owner very helpful and the welcome pack was a lovely touch . Definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very helpful and friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great area for local walks."

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with everything we needed for a great week away."

    Kitchen particularly well equipped for cooking meals. Hot tub was amazing,enjoyed going in it after spending a day walking and sightseeing. Great the garden is secure for dogs so no need to worry about them escaping whilst relaxing in the garden and hot tub. A great base for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage, everything you need is here."

    We especially enjoyed the hot tub and the comfy beds. Welcome pack was a nice thought. We’d definitely recommend and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2021

  • "Owners friendly, welcome pack a lovely gesture."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was fabulous - very clean, comfortable and there was everything we needed for our stay."

    The welcome pack was an unexpected and lovely added bonus. I loved everything about this cottage and we made use of the hot tub every night. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2021

  • "A tranquil stay in a beautiful location."

    Easy access to all areas of Northumberland. The cottage has all necessary facilities including a fantastic hot tub for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2021

  • "From the moment we opened the front door of the cottage we were blown away."

    Entry into a very large living room with modern furniture and a big inglenook fireplace with log burner. The kitchen is newly fitted, with all the mod cons and kitchenware that you could hope for. Bedrooms were clean and well fitted, although we only used the main bedroom. King size bed (very comfy), fitted wardrobes, iron and board, hairdryer, Hoover all provided. Bedding and towels provided. Garden was neat and tidy and we made full use of the hot tub and chimnea. Hot tub was serviced daily by the owner, who is a really friendly guy. All logs/kindling provided. Can’t forget to mention the welcome pack on arrival with tea/coffee/sugar/biscuits and a bottle of fizz (and a bottle of milk in the fridge). Our dogs loved it, and the garden being fully walled means the garden is really secure. We will definitely be back to Crag View again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Jun 2021

  • "Good location for the all the places about"

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent base from which to explore the peaceful surrounding countryside."

    Great value for money. Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was great, the only downfall was the TV."

    You cant get normal tv it all has to be downloaded. A glove for the wood burner would also be good.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8May 2021

  • "Ideal place for a relaxing getaway."

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2020

  • "The hot tub was brilliant, the log burner was very cosy, the owners were friendly and helpful."

    Everything was provided for us, including Netflix which we did'nt know about until we arrived. We loved the cottage and would recommend it to anyone who wants to escape city life for a week or two.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great place to stay and relax around beautiful scenery."

    It would have been useful having the owners contact details because there were a few things that we would have liked to check out and it can take a lengthy time to go through Sykes. The owner was very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Gayle4.1Sep 2020

  • "Enjoyed the comfortable cottage, and the hot tub, but cottage lacked basic amenities which I felt was not acceptable given the price point for the week - especially the fact that there was no hand soap provided in the time of a pandemic."

    Also, almost every item of cutlery and crockery that we pulled out of cupboards required to be cleaned before use. Loved the location, private garden and comfy bed, but felt the cleanliness and amenities could have been better.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Aug 2020

  • "Fantastically comfortable cottage."

    Very clean and had everything we needed. Enjoyed the hot tub to relax in after a day outdoors.

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage, well maintained and equipped."

    Very Nice welcome pack. Lovely spacious lounge area. great jacuzzi, which we used at least once a day after cycling, running and walking. Wish we had booked two weeks

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • 2 x double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room/sun room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove, starter pack included for the stove
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear garden with furniture, chiminea and private hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is accessed via 2 steps up
  • Note: Pets are welcome, but not on the furniture
  • Note: additional fuel for the wood burning stove can be purchased from the owner

The property

A delightful, single-storey, stone-built cottage, situated in the seemingly timeless village of West Woodburn, opposite lush fields and farmland.

Renovated to a high standard, this lovely end-terrace property is spacious and comfortable, boasting light and airy living space for a couple or small family wanting to escape to peaceful Northumberland, while also being well-placed to discover the Northumberland National Park, coastline and Scottish Borders.

Entering the property from the rear entrance, you will find a well-equipped kitchen, with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and cooker for you to prepare meals for the group, which can be enjoyed in the dining room/sun room, a bright space which looks out onto the lovely garden.

The cosy sitting room has soft grey carpets, along with leather sofas and an armchair, placed around a coffee table and facing the stunning inglenook fireplace complete with warming woodburning stove, while the corner TV can provide added entertainment.

There are two double bedrooms with ample storage space, while one has fitted mirrored wardrobes, and a family bathroom with shower over bath completes the layout.

Outside there is off-road parking for one car and an enclosed reaer garden with a raised decking area, complete with hot tub and furniture, perfect for ending your day with a touch of luxury, along with a spacious lawn and further outdoor furniture, gathered around a delightful chiminea, ideal for staying toasty on a cooler evening outdoors.

West Woodburn provides a village pub and post office, while the nearby historic village of Otterburn, with its stunning views over the North Tyne Valley, is a haven for walkers and cyclists.

Head into the Northumberland National Park to find Kielder Forest and Water, superb for fishing, horse riding and nature watching.

Kielder Water and Forest Park, along with the adjoining Northumberland National Park, have been named as home to the largest area of protected night sky in Europe; the Dark Sky Park is the first of its kind in England, and one of largest in the world, while Kielder Observatory is a key visitor attraction.

One of Britain's most popular attractions, Hadrian's Wall, an English Heritage Site that stretches 73 miles between coasts, is just 15 minutes' drive from the property, while the lively city of Newcastle upon Tyne is within easy reach, home to shopping, eateries and bustling nightlife.

Drive up to the Scottish Borders for stunning countryside and attractions such as Melrose Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey, Castle Jail & Museum, Mary Queen of Scot's Visitors Centre, Neidpath Castle and Glentress Forest in Peebles and Floors Castle & Abbey, Kelso Abbey and Kelso Bridge in Kelso.

With so many opportunities for exploring on your doorstep, make Crag View your holiday base for a Northumberland getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Otterburn 5 miles; Hexham 20 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 34 miles.

The lovely village of West Woodburn lies amidst the deep Rede Valley and was once an important resting point in Roman times for travellers on route to Scotland from York. The village hosts a welcoming pub and a Post Office selling basic supplies, whilst visitors can also explore the remains of one of the outpost forts of Hadrian's Wall that passes nearby. The historic village Otterburn, with its world-famous Woollen Mill and Shop is just a short drive away and is popular with walkers and cyclists alike, whilst the nearby, beautiful Kielder Forest affords fantastic fishing, boating, horse riding and nature watching opportunities. The market town of Hexham is 20 miles away, plus the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne just 35 miles away has the renowned Metro Shopping Centre and excellent night life. This superb location has something to please everyone.