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Compass Cottage

(Ref. 1112902)

Wooler, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a wonderful cottage, located in a quiet area of Northumberland with access to many beautiful places close by."

    The cottage is a dream: clean, wonderfully decorated and maintained and one of the most well stocked holiday homes I have ever visited. We are regular visitors to holiday homes around the world and rarely return to a property as the world is a big place, but we will definitely be back to Compass Cottage to explore even more of the area. A big thank you to Paul and Claire for the regular contact on things to occupy the grandchildren in inclement weather and also for the extremely thoughtful gift bag , it was so unexpected, but very much appreciated , we aim to return soon !!!

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely Home from home cottage."

    Well equipped for self catering. Comfy beds, great shower. Nothing additional needed for a few days away. If returned to the area would look to book again.

    Felicity hi, thanks for staying with us and hope to see you in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Apr 2024

  • "5 star property perfect for an Easter break with the family-will be visiting again ."

    Cara we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Compass Cottage, thanks for the kind words, hopefully see you soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is lovely and comfortable and perfectly located for both the coast and countryside, including great walks straight from the door."

    The cottage has everything you need, including super-comfy beds and an excellent shower. The welcome pack was a lovely extra and much appreciated. The communication from the owners was perfect, with a helpful info pack received from them before our stay. We can highly recommend this cottage.

    Kevin hi, thanks for the lovely comments and thanks for staying with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at this beautiful cosy cottage."

    The owners were incredibly helpful and also left us the loveliest welcome pack including treats for the dog and a gift for our litle boy. The location was perfect for exploring Northumberland, and the little village has everything you need. We hope to stay again some time!

    Reviewed by Oliver4.7Jan 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location - we loved our stay here and would highly recommend it to others."

    It’s beautifully furnished and literally has everything you could possibly need. The communication from the owners was perfect - available but not intrusive. Great info email received from them before our stay, and they texted whilst we were there just to check everything was okay for us. They also very kindly left us a gorgeous welcome pack. It was October when we visited and the cottage was really cosy and warm. Fabulous shower and amazingly comfy bed. Secure garden with tall fences which was perfect for us - our dog is a Weimaraner and can easily jump over low fences if the fancy takes him. We would definitely stay here again.

    Carron thanks, we appreciate your lovely comments, we are so glad you enjoyed the cottage facilities especially the wood burning stove on the chilly nights after your days out Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carron5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was delightful."

    Beautifully presented, comfortable beds and furniture, everything you needed had been thought of. Great location for mooching around Wooler and visiting the coast. The owner was particularly helpful and informative.

    Jane we are pleased you and your family enjoyed compass cottage and the Wooler area, glad your mum got to see some of the local scenery also Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just returned from our stay at Compass Cottage in Wooler."

    On opening the door at the cottage we were met with a delightful fragrance, which continued throughout. The cottage was immaculate, with every care taken for comfort, including beautiful matching crockery and bedding and soft furnishings. I also personally loved the quirkly little touches to nature and animals that were everywhere. The log fire, comfortable sofas, soft beds and hugh efficient shower were brilliant. Having Cooper our lab with us, we found the outdoor space, and particularly the acces to the field at the back of the property, very useful. All together we all thoughly enjoyed our little break. It was a home from home. Paul contacted us prior to arrival and was curteous and helpful and available if we needed him. I cannot recommend this delightful little cottage highly enough.

    Pearl we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate the kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, beautifully situated with walks from the door and on St Cuthbert’s way."

    Very comfortable and pleasant and the host was very helpful. We particularly liked the goodie bag and the loan of maps and guidebooks in the cottage. Wooler is a lovely village. We can highly recommend this property

    Christine thanks for staying with us at Compass Cottage, and your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed the cottage facilities, local books etc, and appreciate you taking the time to provide the feedback Paul & Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in the perfect location."

    Located just half an hour away from Bamburgh Castle and just over an hour from Kielder Forest. The cottage was extremely clean and beautifully decorated - the owners have thought of everything! The welcome pack was a lovely touch and was much appreciated. Secure garden for the dog that backs onto a field for dog walking. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend this cottage - thank you for your a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property, great location within walking distance of all the amenities including a great Italian restaurant."

    Very comfortable, everything thought of (including coffee pods!), brilliant enclosed garden for a dog, very welcoming owners. Will be back

    Owen thanks for the feedback and lovely comments, we are glad you enjoyed Compass Cottage, hopefully see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Owen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stunning little cottage, more than enough space inside and out, decent neighborhood, dog friendly is always a big plus point for us too, towns amenities only a brisk walk away."

    Overall nice and relaxing. Would definitely consider going back.

    Michael thanks for your nice feedback, it was great to hear that the family enjoyed the games, DVDs and Netflix etc the cottage offers during your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2023

  • "Paul met me at compass cottage and showed me round there lovely cottage, you could want for nothing."

    Nice inclosed garden with gate to a playing field. Walks straight out the front door. Paul was so welcoming and informative and the welcome pack Paul and Claire left was brill My wife wants to come with me next spring Thank you Paul and claire

    Graham thanks for visiting the Compass Cottage and thanks for your lovely comments, it was nice to meet you, see you next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect, for location, amenities."

    Decoration, facilties and cleanliness exceptional. Friendly and very supportive hosts. Best property we have ever stayed in and we will return in the near future. I would give this my five star rating.

    Wow David your feedback and kind comments are greatly appreciated, thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and what Wooler and Northumberland have to offer Thanks again, Paul & Claire The Compass Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful, really well equipped and absolutely spotless."

    Everything we needed was provided and was like new, and the beds and sofas were very comfortable. The communication from the owners was great and the welcome pack they left was really generous and thoughtful. We all felt so welcome, including our dog. Access from the garden directly onto the common was really helpful for walking the dog too. The area was great for walks and access the lovely countryside and coast. Wooler is a nice small town and we had a lovely meal at a Milan Italian restaurant which is only a few minutes walk away. So many pubs and shops in the area were welcoming of our dog. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend to anyone, especially if holidaying with a four legged friend!

    Sarah thank you for your amazing feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for choosing Compass Cottage - Thanks, Paul & Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cottage with us."

    We had a fabulous stay and wanted for nothing! We were very very comfortable. So beautifully furnished and decorated. I have to say your beds were divine. We all slept so well. Fantastic location. Ideal for exploring the area. We fell in love with Alnwick, 15 minutes along the road. Parking is spot on at the cottage. And your neighbours were so kind and friendly. In fact the whole town of Wooler were friendly. Everything made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend.

    Stuart, Helen thanks for the amazing comments, glad yous enjoyed our cottage and yous explored the area also, you mentioned that you were involved in hospitality which adds oomph to your lovely review - Thanks, Paul & Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2023

  • "Compass Cottage is a fantastic retreat it has all you could wish for."

    From the first communication from the owners to the get you in pack all through to the time you leave. This place wants for nothing and is peaceful, it has a great ambiance and the log burner is the icing on the cake. The bed was so comfortable and gave a very restful night sleep like sleeping on clouds. I cannot recommend staying here enough and thank you to Paul the owner for a wonderful stay and great advice on the local community

    Calum thats very kind, we are so glad you enjoyed the cottage, pleased that you enjoyed the facilities especially Netflix and the log burner - Thanks again, Paul & Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Calum5.0Mar 2023

  • "Compass cottage is a lovely, exceptionally clean, well appointed home in a quiet location."

    There is everything you need; a lovely bathroom with two shower heads, comfortable beds, dining room, well equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge with a good TV with apps. There is a wood burning stove in the lounge although we didn't use it during our stay. The garden is very dog friendly, stones (no mud) and secure. There is a rear gate onto a field for walks and many other walks from the doorstep (details of some are in the cottage). Other well thought out highlights are the outside tap with short hose for rinsing dog paws or wellies before leaving them on the welly stand. The rear garden (and hose) can be accessed from the front via a side gate (no mud through the cottage). We met Paul (our host) on arrival, he is very friendly, explained everything we needed to know and had left us a welcome pack including treats for our dog, Bella. Paul also made sure we were alright during our stay by text, he even rang to say there was no rush to leave by normal check out time due to cleaning being slightly later. This is a fantastic cottage with great hosts, ideal for a quiet getaway or exploring the nearby north east coastline (Berwick-upon-Tweed, Seahouses, Alnwick, Bamburgh etc.). Wooler is a historic little town with pubs, co-op, newsagents, antique shops, butchers, dog friendly cafe and more. It is an ideal place to base for a Northumberland break and Compass Cottage is perfect for your stay.

    Victoria it was lovely to meet you and Rob, thanks for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed the cottage, the local area and amazing coastline here in Northumberland - Thanks for the kind words, Paul & Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk in shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Netlflix
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Roadside parking
  • Front garden with gravel, enclosed garden with a gate from the garden out onto a playing field and scenic dog walks
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 200 yards
  • Note: Dogs not allowed in bedrooms or furniture

The property

Perched in the historic market town of Wooler, Northumberland, is this spacious semi-detached dormer bungalow, Compass Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location at the top of a hill near the Northumberland National Park and within easy reach of the Cheviots, Compass Cottage is a fantastic choice for a group or family of six.

The property benefits from roadside parking, a lovely front garden, and a generous, rear enclosed garden with a beautiful outlook.

On the ground floor, you will find a well-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up tasty dishes, ready to enjoy in the dining room at the table for six in front of the electric woodburning stove, along with an inviting sitting room, featuring plush sofas, a Smart TV and an open fire, perfect for enjoying relaxing evenings with loved ones.

Completing the ground floor is a shower room, where you can freshen up in the walk in shower, before retiring to the first floor to catch your rest in one of three well-presented bedrooms, two king-size and a twin.

Explore the town, where you can treat your loved ones to fresh Italian cuisine at Milan, hearty breakfasts at Ramblers and hearty pub fare and local ales at The Anchor Inn and The Riverside Bar, stock up on essentials at the convenience store, or enjoy wildlife rich walks through Wooler Common.

From here, you can easily venture into the stunning surroundings of the Northumberland National Park, where you can hike through the Cheviots, visit Linhope Spout Waterfall, or explore further to Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Forest.

Continue onto Berwick-upon-Tweed, where you can spend a day at the beach, test out your clubs at the excellent golf club or take a boat trip along the River Tweed.

Further afield, you’ll find Alnwick, home to a famous castle which appeared in the Harry Potter film series, the Bailiffgate Museum, and The Alnwick Playhouse.

The coast is around a 25 minute drive away where you can visit Holy Island, Holy Island is home to Lindisfarne Priory, one of the most important centres of early Christianity in Anglo Saxon England, the island is now a popular tourist attraction with many visitors making a pilgrimage to the priory or following in the footsteps of the monks along St Cuthbert’s Way.

Your adventure to Northumberland begins at Compass Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 16 miles; Bamburgh 15 miles; Alnwick 18 miles.

Wooler is a delightful, historic market town on the banks of the River Till, one of the tributaries of the Tweed, nestling in the foothills of the Cheviots which form part of the Pennine Way. Known locally as 'The Gateway to The Cheviots', Wooler has a selection of hotels and eating places and offers a magnificent location for exploring the whole of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Wooler is just a short drive away from the historic town of Alnwick with its famous Castle and Gardens, and the well preserved Garrison town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Chillingham Castle with its ancient herd of wild white cattle and Coldstream, just over the Scottish border, are also a short drive away.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas