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Magpie Cottage

(Ref. 984730)

Wooler, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "I stayed for two weeks with my son we loved it so much we didn’t want to leave"

    thank you very much for your kind comments, best wishes Marie and Jeff Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2024

  • "Overall we enjoyed our week in this very comfortable, spacious and well-equipped cottage, which is very well located for access to the local high street as well as exploring further afield."

    The master bedroom is stunning, and clearly a lot of time and money have been spent on the upstairs accommodation. The cottage was let down a little bit by the kitchen, which could do with updating and having a deep clean, and there was a very strong smell of damp downstairs. This is also the first time we've ever stayed in a Sykes property where there hasn't been any welcome pack at all, not even a half-pint of milk which would have been very welcome for making a cup of tea after a long journey. Overall we did enjoy our stay though, and had a good week.

    Thank you for the positive feedback on the upstairs of Magpie Cottage, much appreciated. We get so much feedback on how comfy our beds are which is much needed after a day of adventures. From our contact text whilst in the cottage you advised us of damp smell in understairs cupboard. We have since checked this out as first time we have been advised of this. There is nothing we could immediately see but we will keep an eye on it. Perhaps airing the cupboard reguarly may help so we will take your feedback on board. When we bought the in 2018 it was stripped down to stonework to eliminate any cause of damp. We did initially try welcome packs but we didn't get any feedback and we found most guests brought their own supplies. However just in case we put tea, coffee, sweetners, dried milk and some condiments in the kitchen as appreciate some guests arrive late without their own shopping. The kitchen is a traditional oak kitchen which adds to the traditional look of the cottage. A modern kitchen would look out of place for the style of the cottage but please be assured that the kitchen is regularly deep cleaned. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you book with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , spotless and well equipped."

    Parking not a issue always found space literally around the corner . Slow cooker very useful after day out . We were part of a larger family group and had booked York Cottage next door as well - work well for us and much more affordable than one larger house . Just be mindful of steps into kitchen if you have young children . Would recommend and hope to return .

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very pleased cottage Very good and everything I need home from home feeling I ..."

    Very pleased cottage Very good and everything I need home from home feeling I shall definitely return and stay at magpie cottage again my dad wants to visit next year so I've recommended magpie to him aswell I used to visit northumberland as a family holiday years ago last being summer 2000 we used to stop in Lowick back then thanks again for the lovely stay Jeff and Marie

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely warm cottage as as described."

    Handy short walk to shops, pubs and walks for dog. Was looking forward to using real fire but did not need to as warm enough. Loved our stay and hope to return.

    It's great that you loved your time at the cottage in wooler. Hope to see you again . Thanks Jeff and Marie . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable very handy for the shops and pubs the only problem I have is with sykes e-mail me through the night at 3 o clock in the morning please send it at a reasonable time thank you."

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Feb 2023

  • "Cottage wasn’t as clean as it should have been, no soap and very little washing up liquid."

    I had to clean hoover out to get it to work, no chance it had been used. I had to purchase some logs and kindling as there was none left for us, but the owner did send us back the money kindly. A good cottage in a friendly town let down by a few things. Would we go again, yes, as it’s perfect for getting away from life’s pressure.

    Reviewed by Andy3.4Nov 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage in the centre of Wooler."

    It was very homely and had all that we needed. The hosts made us feel very welcome and checked we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a great time in magpie cottage very homely and comfortable had everything ..."

    Had a great time in magpie cottage very homely and comfortable had everything you could need central to shops would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Doreen4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that has everything you need."

    Beautiful inside and everything was spotless. Close to the shops. Had a lovely break and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very warm comfortable cottage with everything you need for four guests, in a great location for walking, for all the village amenities and for exploring the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just the lack of garden, which was tough with our dog, especially with thefoul weather, but I realise it was our choice to book a cottage without one."

    Everything else was fab thank you.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage which was brilliantly equipped with lots of kitchen equipment which was really useful, decorated lovely and really felt like a second home, very comfortable bed."

    Situated in a lovely village with pubs nearby. Was very easy to get around the local area for some fabulous beaches and country walks. Wooler common right on the doorstep which was lovely.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Tastefully decorated, beautifully clean and so comfy. Had everything you could imagine that you needed. Great location for the town too.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2021

  • "It's always good upon arrival to receive a welcome pack with some essentials."

    The last time we stayed in a holiday rental a pack was provided, though it wasn't advertised. However that wasn't the case at this property, so a little disappointing in that respect.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Sep 2020

  • "A blind or curtains at the bathroom window would be excellent as the toilet is situated right next to the window - we like privacy - couldn't have the light on at night without being seen from the outside window."

    Reviewed by Lian5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were very pleased with the cottage."

    Wooler is a good base to explore the area and for good walking. The cottage is on a quiet road and had everything we needed. It was warm and comfortable. Parking was easy with a small supermarket and shops a short walk away. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Althea4.4Mar 2020

  • "This holiday cottage was perfect home from home."

    Spotlessly clean. Cosy. And warm couldn’t f found anything better thank you all for a comfortable super break. Love the butlers

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Ideally situated for visiting the northeast"

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant!"

    Beautiful clean cottage perfectly located! Couldn’t be happier! Didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2019

  • "Well equipped kitchen!"

    Nice surprise. Also board games and DVDs.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at magpie cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean full of charm with all the mod-cons. Everything you could want for was at your doorstep. Wooler itself was a great little town with essential shops, eateries and pubs. Wooler Common is such a beauty spot ideal for walkers cyclists and dog walkers. An ideal base to explore Nortumberland and the border towns from, not to mention Edinburgh which isn't far away. I would highly recommend Magpie cottage to everyone, many thanks Marie and Jeff

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely, cosy, well equipped cottage in a great location with lots to do locally."

    My only complaint is that I couldn't stay for longer!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2019

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  • Two bedrooms; 1 x king-size bedroom, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with double bed settee.
  • Woodburning fire
  • Gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, Smart TV with Freeview downstairs as well as Smart TV in the master bedroom
  • WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Free public parking situated close by
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub within 2-minute walk
  • Note: Can sleep 6 with use of a sofa bed.

The property

Magpie Cottage is an end terrace property, resting within the thriving market town of Wooler.

Resting on the banks of the River Till, this wonderful property is perfect for a family looking to explore this portion of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Thoughtfully styled throughout, this cosy cottage offers a welcoming base to come back to after a busy day exploring.

Lounge around within the sitting room, where you and your loved ones can snuggle up in front of a roaring woodburning fire during a cold winter’s evening.

Beyond here is a well-equipped kitchen which includes a microwave, slow cooker, toastie maker and George foreman grill, satisfying all of your culinary needs for a family holiday.

As the evening draws to a close, head up to the first floor where you will find two bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom and a zip/link twin bedroom.

ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit your family.

After a long day’s walk, you will be delighted with the warming bath that awaits you within the family bathroom, perfect for enjoying a relaxing soak or even a refreshing shower.

Situated a mere stone’s throw away is a wealth of pubs and shop, ideal for picking up any holiday essentials.

The area plays host to a number of wonderful walking routes, including the dog-friendly Wooler Common and the more challenging Yeavering Bell and Hedgehope Hill.

For a taste of history, be sure to visit Chillingham Castle where you can take a tour of the state rooms, the dungeons and the wonderful gardens and lakes.

During the warmer months’ head to the Northumberland Coast, where you can roam around fantastic beaches and the wonderful countryside scenery.

Bring your loved ones to Magpie Cottage, promising an unforgettable holiday to Northumberland.

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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