This cottage is a delightful little retreat, tucked away beside the owner’s home in the centre of the rural village of Harbottle, Northumberland.
Lovingly restored by the owner, the cottage is ideal for couples requiring minimal facilities, looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful rural location.
The ground floor is open plan and has seating for three, a drop leaf table, and kitchen facilities to rustle up a basic supper.
Stairs from the living area lead up to the bedroom which is on a mezzanine level above, there is a double bed and a z-bed to sleep a third person if required.
A door from the mezzanine bedroom leads on to the terraced garden with stunning views across open countryside, a lovely place to sit with a cuppa and relax and above there is also a little summer house which guests are welcome to use on chillier days.
A lovely walk from your doorstep will take you to the Drakestone, a massive sandstone block which rests high on a hill above Harbottle, then why not call in to the Star for a pint on the way home.
Within easy reach are Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Cragside Hall at Rothbury, the Heritage Coastline and Hadrian’s Wall.
Bonny Barn is just the spot for the countryside enthusiast to explore this delightful area.
Mostly ground floor. One first floor mezzanine double with z-bed. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, fold-away dining table and sitting area.
About the location
Alwinton 1.5 miles; Rothbury 9 miles.
The delightful village of Harbottle is situated in the Upper Coquet Valley, between the grassy Cheviots and the more rugged Harbottle Hills. Rural Harbottle has an old village pub and a ruined medieval castle, and is conveniently located in the Northumberland National Park, from where you will find the Simonside Hills, which provide some of the best walking and cycling in the county. Take a walk to the ancient Drake Stone believed to be endowed with supernatural powers or seek out Gallows Edge where many a poor soul met their end at the hands of the Lord of Redesdale. Nearby Rothbury has an array of excellent shops, tea rooms, a golf course, public tennis court, cycle hire and of course the famous Cragside Hall to explore. A short drive away and there's more history to explore in the form of wonderful castles and endless beaches of the Heritage Coastline, plus a little further afield are the beautiful Kielder Water and Hadrian’s Wall.