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River Cottage

(Ref. 984268)

Morpeth, Northumberland Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Have stayed at the cottage several times."

    A great base to use to explore Northumberland and close to the many amenities Morpeth provides. Cottage is comfortable and very suitable for families with young children( we have two kids under 12). This is our preferred place to stay when we visit Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Dec 2023

  • "Second time in this holiday home - Lovely bright and Airy accommodation - Nice and warm - We will be back."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "An excellent property in an ideal location."

    we found the property to be well cleaned, warm and well equipped, We met with Abdul who we found to be very helpful. Would definitely recommend this property..

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The property was in an ideal location for us and very comfortable and well equipped. Pleased to be able to use the garage and not a public car park. Key collection and return very straightforward. Abdul was the perfect host and easily contactable. Minuses: just that there was no tea towel provided and the frying pans and one small pan have seen better days.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved the house we could off stayed there longer great area."

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you so much for the most amazing stay at River Cottage."

    We stayed as a family of 3, 2 adults and a child age 7. The owner met us to give us the keys and show us around he was a lovely man and was happy to answer any questions we had. The cottage is over 3 floors, ground floor with entrance lobby, garage and utility space with washer, dryer & ironing facility’s. 1st floor with landing, double bedroom, twin bedroom both with wall mounted TVs and the family bathroom. 2nd floor is the living dining and Kitchen area. On the 2nd floor you have the floor to ceiling windows with a beautiful view overlooking the River. There is sky TV at the property and a great WI-FI connection that covers you on all 3 floors. The property has everything you will need for your stay and more. Location you couldn’t get any better as you are in the heart of Morpeth itself with the shop, restaurants, takeaways, bars and not forgetting Carlisle Park on your doorstep. If you want to go further a field then you are also approx 5 minute drive to the A1 with the whole of Northumberland to explore. Personal recommendations: Morpeth Tandoor takeaway an award winning takeaway and when you take the food you will understand why they have won so many awards. Nikos Taverna bringing Greece to Morpeth the food is delicious & the staff are so friendly then finally the auction house bar for their out of this world biscotti cocktails. Overall we loved our time at River Cottage and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay, so convenient for local amenities."

    As our car would have been a tight fit we didn't use the garage as plenty of car parks within walking distance. Morpeth has plenty of shops and restaurants and an ideal place for touring Northumberland. Abdul was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage and location!"

    Arguably the best location in Morpeth. The garage will only fit really small cars but there is a 24-hr car park 3 minutes away at Goose Hill, and shorter term car parks directly behind the cottage. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic property with beautiful views over the river through the full length window, lovely to sit with a morning coffee looking out whilst you wake up."

    Garage was a little tricky but we could just fit our Dacia Duster in, this was a big plus for us. Easy to get in and out of town and only 30 seconds walk from the best pub in town (The Office), 30 seconds from the Morpeth Tandoori (highly recommended) and a minute from the High St with all the shops, bars and restaurants. A great base to explore Northumberland from, the bus station was a 5 minute walk if you didn't want to drive. Lovely furnishings, very clean, comfortable beds, high spec, everything you would need plus a very nice and helpful landlord Abdul. I almost didn't choose this property because it said the main bed was a double (I even rang Sykes who confirmed this) but it is a king size bed (my preference) so this needs updating! We are planning a return visit next year, so that says it all.

    Reviewed by Leisa5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely, quirky cottage in the heart of Morpeth, a charming town in beautiful Northumberland."

    Conveniently placed to walk to everything in the town yet really peaceful. Very well equipped. The owner was great.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week here."

    The property is stylish, comfortable, beautifully presented and well maintained, with a great view onto the river. It was warm too (which was needed as it was a chilly week). We had a great welcome from the owner and he made sure all was OK when we saw him during the week. There was no trouble with parking our saloon car, it just needs a bit of care! Morpeth is a lovely town with nice restaurants and shops and everything within walking distance. It is well placed for driving to see Northumberland’s many attractions, and the railway station is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely home, really cosy and warm atmosphere and close to all amenities."

    Would recommend!

    Reviewed by Caitlin5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is excellent."

    Great location. Abdul very helpful. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Morpeth at River Cottage."

    Couldn’t have been any more central and as a base for exploring the delights of Northumberland was ideal. River Cottage was a delight, clean and comfortable. Thank you Abdul! As mentioned in previous reviews the garage wasn’t long enough for our car but we were able to park comfortably in front of it.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property, everything you need is there, right in centre of town but you wouldn’t know it was so quiet."

    10 mins walk from train station, the property was well presented and the sun trap over looking the river was gorgeous. Will definitely be coming back and would recommend to all. Having garage was great, didn’t need to use car once.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very close to the main high street but still a quiet peaceful location."

    Smartly presented and well equipped. Ideal for exploring the area. Garage parking a bonus if a little tight. Ok for our two seater sports car but a big car might struggle. The cooker hood is a little low so beware of banging your head. A wonderful stay in a top quality property.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Sep 2022

  • "All we needed for a great holiday in a lovely town."

    Thank you Abdul.

    Reviewed by Marion4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a superb stay at River Cottage."

    Very comfortable cottage with everything immaculate. Very well equipped. I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Melody5.0Sep 2022

  • "Love staying here, so close to the town, train station and so many amazing places."

    Reviewed by Malvina4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well equpped and positioned within morpeth."

    Everything you need for a relaxing stay and great base to visit Northumberland from. Would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing cottage situated behind the High Street handy for Shops and restaurants no driving !"

    ! Yet very quiet for sleeping at night. This beautiful cottage built and refurbished to a high standard well equipped accommodation spotlessly clean and welcoming with many thoughtful touches we felt at home instantly , Friendly Owner lived nearby so if Any problems occur was dealt with quickly . We loved our stay and would Highly recommended .

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very well presented and equiped cottage."

    Location is ideal with easy access to facilities in the centre of town. It felt like home away from home. Parking was tight and I took note of other reviews when deciding which car to bring. Good job I did not bring the Range Rover. Advert said Sky TV but this was not available. Glad we have a Nexflix account which we could use.

    Reviewed by Davinder4.4Apr 2022

  • "Everything was great."

    The house was handy for everywhere - shops, bars restaurants and travel further up the coast. On arrival, we found everything was clean and of a high standard. The owner met us there and was helpful and very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2022

  • "The only thing we would suggest is to put some curtains/blinds on the large window in the lounge."

    This would help those who don't wish to be on show when sitting at the dining table!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2021

  • "An excellent base for visiting Northumberland."

    The property is in a good location and extremely well appointed.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "Abdul was extremely helpful and personable."

    Nothing too much trouble. We found that the cottage was close to the centre of the town without being too noisy. Good location , clean and very comfortable. Over three levels, so may not be suitable for people with mobility issues. Ideal for a small family. There was only two of us, so the one bathroom was not a problem. Morpeth is a very nice town with good pubs, eateries and shopping. A great base for seeing Northumberland which is stunning.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Suggest you amend small detail in the property description: there is no balcony which one can step through to."

    It is a ‘juliet’ balcony which opens up with double doors, giving light and fresh air and a view!

    Reviewed by Juliet4.7Sep 2021

  • "This cottage is very centrally located indeed."

    Well-equipped, lots of interesting features. All appliances and wifi worked well. Parking does need some careful driving to enter, but was very helpful. Utility area at back of parking also helpful for empty cases etc. Owner pleasant and helpful, and also serves good takeaway curry at the Morpeth Tandoori just round the corner.

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Aug 2021

  • "We could not fault the accomodation."

    It felt very luxurious, clean and comfortable. Abdul has done an exceptional job in making a town centre holiday cottage a very desirable place to stay. Our 5 year old was very excited to have a TV in her own room. All I would say is, make sure your car fits in the garage before you set off, our Golf estate only just fit, but with a little practice, parking got easier as the holiday progressed. Decor was fab but we would also suggest having less ornaments on show as this would help the owner to clean easier and would also reduce the chance of breakages.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "River Cottage is located close to the shopping centre."

    Despite the pandemic all of the shops seem to be thriving. It was is a three minute walk to Marks and Spencer so we were able to stock up with food. Morrisons and Lidl are also located in the town. There are a number of beautiful walks to be had from the cottage; we enjoyed walking along the banks of the River Wansbeck and through Carlisle Park. Lots of history on the doorstep. River Cottage is well appointed and is quite luxurious and had everything we needed. There was bottle of wine, fruit juice, chocolates, milk and fresh flowers provided the owner, Abdul, as a welcome which was much appreciated. Abdul greeted us warmly and is very helpful and friendly person. He owns and runs the Morpeth Tandoori take away close by. We enjoyed some delicious meals from there. The ground floor comprises a garage with a utility area. The garage was large enough to accommodate our Volkswagen Passat Estate Car with careful manoeuvring. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cleanliness, comfort and location of the cottage make it an ideal base for visiting Morpeth."

    Abdul's welcome gifts of milk, wine and chocolates were much appreciated. The lovely flowers were a very thoughtful extra. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful with everything you need."

    The owner Abdul was very friendly and helpful, and was available if you had any issues. The cottage is in the middle of town but does have its own parking. It is a two minute walk into town with all the restaurants and shops on your doorstep. Inside the cottage the furnishings are excellent with many beautiful and unusual ornaments which add to the character of the cottage. Bedding and all soft furnishings are of a very top quality. It was spotlessly clean which I’m always very picky about but I couldn’t find any fault at all. We had a throughly enjoyable week here exploring Northumberland which my husbands loves as this was his birth place. You can see how popular this cottage is, as it is always booked up months in advance. Thanks Abdul for an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Everything you could think of provided. Very central for Morpeth but the cottage is situated in a quiet location. The owner is on hand if you have any queries (which we didn't). A fantastic 6 day break in Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Such a convenient location, tucked behind the Main Street."

    Well placed for so many interesting places. Easy walk to the station and in future would love to take the train to Edinburgh or Newcastle when travel is safer. The garage was fine for our small car but it is tight. Historic buildings do have drawbacks. Public parking is all around and very cheap. Large and small supermarkets are close, the luxury of M&S food less than 5 minutes away was great. The cottage was warm and cosy with lots of amenities. Would love to return soon.

    Reviewed by Malvina4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with all amenities you could wish for, tucked away in the middle of Morpeth."

    Lots to do and see in surrounding area of Northumberland. Would throughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Nice place in a great location We had a week in River Cottage in July and loved the location and convenience in the town."

    The accommodation was lovely and equipment/facilities all as advertised. It was a fabulous central point for exploring Northumbria. When we reported a problem with the WiFi it was sorted in a couple of hours: you can’t ask for better than that! There was four of us and we enjoyed the loft style living in a great, very comfortable conversion, praise to Abdul for tenacity in making this effort which is apparent when we read the story and saw the pictures. The garage was tight but we did get our Mazda CX-5 in and out without any “modifications” to the paintwork!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, and the owner was so helpful."

    Our car was a little too big for the garage, but we simply parked across the front of the garage door. For us, aged 70 and 68, the bed was just a little too firm - we really would have appreciated a memory foam mattress topper. Nevertheless, we would happily stay here again (bring our own topper, perhaps?) and can thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.7Mar 2020

  • "Cottage is just beautiful, furnishings and equipment are very high quality and location right in centre of Morpeth is ideal."

    The only slight niggle is that that if you have a large family sized car or SUV as we did then it won’t fit in the garage and you have to park on adjacent public car park. There is a parking time restriction of a maximum 3 hours between 8am and 6pm but otherwise plenty free parking available.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful presented cottage in a lovely location."

    Everywhere with decorated to a very high standard and very homely.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Dec 2019

  • "River cottage Morpeth, was absolutely fantastic, spotlessly clean with every facility for our stay, Abdul the owner has transfored this place to a little gem in the middle of Morpeth, you can walk to all the bars and restaurants, and the cottage has a lovely River view."

    There was a welcome pack waiting for us on our arrival with essentials like tea, coffe milk, etc. Perfectly placed for trips further a field up to the nortumbria coast, and excellent train link to Newcastle, and then metro onto, the coastal towns.

    Reviewed by April5.0Nov 2019

  • "River Cottage is extremely well placed, being tucked away just off the main street in Morpeth."

    It's only a four minute walk to the main shopping arcade and there are also plenty and varied eating places within a short walking distance. For anyone who likes curries there is the Morpeth Tandoori within 100 yards of the cottage and it serves really outstandingly good Indian food. The cottage itself has recently been completely renovated to a very high standard and is well equipped throughout with a spacious kitchen area with every facility that one could want. There is a similarly well appointed bath/shower room. All furniture throughout the cottage is new and of a good quality and the owner has clearly given thought to every need that the visitor might have. The internal garage is an added bonus and is clean, well lit and spacious and opened by an electric roller door, allowing parking with great security. Morpeth is an excellent location in Northumbria and we were able to access all of the many attractions, both near and far, with ease. River Cottage was a major factor in our having a truly memorable holiday in Northumbria and we would have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending it.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "House was beautifully restored and a real home from home."

    A handy location too for accessing shops and local amenities. Morpeth itself is a good base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very comfortable. Near to shops and restaurants. Well equipped.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2019

  • "Parking can be a minor problem"

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2019

  • "Superb little cottage, very handy for town centre and all local amenities."

    There are plenty of 'visitor attractions to find nearby and further afield too. It was ideal for what we wanted with a VERY helpful owner nearby too. We will certainly be visiting again....! And a BIG thank-you to Kirsty at Sykes Cottages, who helped us to book this up just the night before we wanted to start our holiday, as our booking (with another company I hasten to add!) had fallen through at VERY short notice.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "A very high quality, very well renovated and designed cottage."

    This has everything you would want - and lots of extra touches such as bowls of chocolates dotted about the main living area, a welcoming pack with bottle of wine, milk, coffees and teas, lovely big fluffy towels, very comfortable beds and high quality bed linen. Abdul has spent a lot of money on this cottage and it shows.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything about the house was clean and positively shining."

    We were met by the owner on arrival and made very welcome. The integral garage was very handy since the property is behind the main street and if we were staying in Morpeth there was no need to take the car out. We could see the river from the living area and sat with the juliet balcony doors open enjoying the flow of air. The place was light and bright, fitted out to a very high standard, a tv in both bedrooms, heated tower rail, excellent shower, fully fitted kitchen, comfortable furniture and even bowls of sweets dotted about. The owner is right it is not suitable for children as the stair is pretty steep. Perfect for us we would like to return. We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0Mar 2019

  • "Two points about this cottage: 1) The garage is only suitable for a small car, due to width and height limits."

    Convenient public parking is available, but three hour limit during the day. 2) It is unsuitable for persons with limited mobility due to stairs.

    Reviewed by D5.0Mar 2019

  • "The ONLY negatives are a shortage of cutlery making the dishwasher not economical."

    The cottage was advertised that it had a basic sky package, it didnt. It only had sky news which is also on the freeview platform. Also we had a vw golf with roof box and it was about 1cm away from not being able to enter garage. All of these points were easily got around in our case. ( 2 adults). The homeliness, decoration and cosiness were 10/10, and the owner was very polite and friendly. We have never seen a rental property as well decorated as this. The tumble dryer and washing machine were extremely helpful as we had traveled by car from Spain. The owner also ran the tandoori take away, just 10m away, it was the best.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jan 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable, a bonus to have the garage in a limited parking area."

    Easy access to Northumberland and good restaurants on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing."

    The welcome we received from the owner was so lovely, we felt at ease and that nothing was too much to ask. The cottage was in an excellent location and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted a luxurious stay. I will definitely be returning to this cottage

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2018

  • "The attention to detail far exceeds expectations and the level of equipment is excellent."

    Very central location. Great place to relax.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jul 2018

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Summary

  • Over three floors: Two bedrooms: 1 x kingsize, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor open-plan living area with kitchen, sitting area and dining area
  • Automated garage with utility area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with sky basic package, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car as well as public car park near the property
  • Juliet balcony
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note - Please be advised that this property will not accept worker bookings.

The property

A very well presented stone cottage located centrally in the town of Morpeth.

Everything about this property oozes character and style, from the delightful bedrooms on the first floor, carpeted throughout, to the sloping ceilings and Velux windows opening up the living space.

The bathroom is beautifully done in chic tiles and the kitchen boasts beautiful granite worktops.

The top floor presents a stunning open-plan living area with gorgeous wooden floors sweeping down a long walkway to a set of pristine glass French doors.

Harbouring two full length windows either side, where you can see the river below and also they let the light stream through, highlighting the luxurious furnishings and fine aesthetics.

Step through onto the Juliet balcony with your glass of wine and delight in views of the river below and the castle in the distance.

The ground floor has an automated garage for your convenience which is also host to a utility area at the back; should you wish to volunteer yourself for the weeks' washing and ironing everything you need is at hand.

Morpeth is a lovely market town drawing in lots of locals and tourists from afar.

It is also the ideal base for accessing the beautiful coast or abounding countryside.

Attractions include Druridge Bay, the city of Newcastle with its vibrant streets and bustling nightlife and the National Trust's Wallington Hall to the west of the town.

Locally you can visit the Chantry Bagpipe Museum, view the remains of the historic castle, stroll through some lovely parks and gardens or take a picnic to enjoy along the riverside.

There are also many shops, bars and restaurants to indulge in.

River Cottage is a delightful place to share a memorable holiday with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

MORPETH

Newcastle 14 miles; Alnwick 19 miles.

The lovely market town of Morpeth is situated centrally in Northumberland and is an ideal base from which to reach the coast or countryside. Offering the remains of an historic castle, lovely parks, riverside walks, ancient architecture and churches and an old chantry with a bagpipe museum, Morpeth is also ideal for visiting surrounding attractions such as Druridge Bay to the east, with miles of golden sands, the vibrant city of Newcastle to the south, Alnwick to the north, with its castle and gardens and the National Trust's Wallington Hall to the west. There is also access to the Simonside and Cheviot Hills, with good walking amidst beautiful countryside.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas