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Ridge Cottage

Whitridge near Morpeth, Northumberland (Ref. 17608)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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Reviews & Ratings

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77 Customer Reviews

  • "Third visit very enjoyable cosy cottage in an area with something for everyone."

    Lovely scenery Cathedrals shopping Cragside Wallington plenty .Lovely welcome basket and flowers

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "We had every thing we needed and more."

    A very generous food hamper was left for us as well......far more than we expected. It's a lovely part of the country, very quite if you're looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday this is ideal for you. With in reach of some very interesting places to visit also excellent places to eat. I would recommend this to any one. And would stay here again. The owners of the cottage are really nice people as well so what more could you want. Have come home relaxed and happy.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2021

  • "Ridge Cottage is a wonderful base to explore beautiful Northumberland and the Scottish Borders."

    Great for our four legged friends with plenty of walks from Ridge Cottage. The cottage itself is very well equipped, comfortable and well maintained. Thank you for the very generous welcome pack which included everything except for a Sunday roast :) We'll definitely return to Ridge Cottage when we're next visiting the area....thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage one of the best we've stayed in."

    Very clean, comfortable and much bigger than we had expected. The owners were friendly and most helpful when needed. We appreciated the nice welcome hamper they provided on arrival. Lovely remote location - everything we were looking for...

    Reviewed by MarilynSep 2021

  • "The photos of this cottage do not do it justice."

    It looked like many places we had stayed before but it was more spacious than expected. Our small children loved being able to go out either the front or back door into the secure garden areas whenever they wanted as there were no steps or other hazards. The cottage is in a beautiful and peaceful location and there is so much to do nearby. It is very well equipped and the owners are next door if you need anything.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Really beautiful and well equipped cottage."

    It was lovely to have some treats waiting for us on arrival. Only suggestion would be WiFi - given the current world we live in it is really limiting to not have WiFi as everything is booked online in advance now so cannot easily plan the following days activities without any internet in the cottage in the evening. Overall though the position, facilities and cleanliness of this property were amazing! Thank you

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "This is the perfect property if you are looking for peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting."

    The cottage is comfortable and well appointed, the welcome basket of goodies was a lovely touch. It is in a perfect central location to explore both the beautiful Northumberland coastline, and the areas around the national park. Can highly recommend the Old Pheasant Inn in Stannersburn after a day at Kielder Water, pub and the food were both wonderful. I would definitely stay at the cottage again if ever holidaying in the Northumberland area again.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    A great base to explore Northumberland, just half an hour to the coast. A lovely hamper on arrival too. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2021

  • "Better than most in most respects."

    With respect to the “average “ cottage the rooms are larger, there is a higher level of equipment and it is all of good quality, it’s easy to find , the views are super . In fact we loved it and the wet room ( and 2 loos ) really eased our living arrangements.

    Reviewed by ErnestJul 2021

  • "A Beautiful quiet location, The owners go far beyond the standards required!"

    It was the nicest cottage that we have rented! We will Definitely return, Thank you so much for a lovely break VIviene and Lindsay.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "The location was remote and peaceful and stunning views ."

    Walks from the accommodation were plenty and we were blessed with good weather. The welcome pack was fantastic and even included dog treats for our dog which was a nice touch . Lindsay and Vivian were lovely and couldn’t fault anything on this booking

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and had everything that you could need."

    The owners were very nice and helpful and as well as providing us with milk, bread, cheese and a few other basic necessities, they were kind enough to provide us with a welcome basket that included wine, biscuits, chocolate and more. Although the cottage is in a rural location, it is only a few minutes down a long bumpy single track road and then you are on a recent "B road" and are about 20 - 30 minutes away from Morpeth and the Northumberland coast. There isn't any internet connection, but we were able to get a signal in order use our mobile phones just a couple of yards outside the cottage. This was one of the nicest properties we have stayed in and we hope to go back soon. Mike and Paula.

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2021

  • "Excellent converted barn and deserves 4 stars."

    Owners live next door and helpful except do not expect them to answer phone calls for key details! As they are next door there is no key box and key is provided. The welcome pack was excellent and no problems with chairs or beds which makes a change! The countryside by the barn is outstanding except they do have strong cold winds even in June.

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2021

  • "Glorious location."

    Very peaceful. Cottage is has all the amenities for a relaxing stay. No Wi-fi but we didn’t care!! Central for places like Rothbury, Alnwick, Morpeth and Hexham plus the Northumbrian coast. Vivienne and Lindsay are brilliant hosts who could not do enough to make our stay successful.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Cottage was very well equipped very clean and in a lovely position very remote ..."

    Cottage was very well equipped very clean and in a lovely position very remote Lovely welcome basket of goodies even for the dog and flowers Vivienne and Lindsay (next door) were very friendly and helpful and not at all intrusive Would definitely go there again

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2021

  • "The owners of this cottage have a very high standard and we were very impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage, and all bedlinen, towels etc."

    The cottage is also very well provisioned in terms of appliances, cleaning products etc - everything you could need. If you like quiet and remote places, in which to relax, for cycling, walking etc - then I recommend this cottage. (If you are of the Facebook breed who requires mobile reception and WiFi, then I recommend giving this total break from constant interruptions to proper family life a try...)

    Reviewed by IainApr 2021

  • "Cottage was immaculate."

    Absolutely everything provided including bubble bath, napkins, spare dog lead and a wonderful welcome pack which included wine , chocolate, milk, cheese etc. A beautiful location and lovely large patio to sit out on . Owners were happy to point out suitable dog walking routes. Cottage was lovely and warm so a perfect place for a winter break too.

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a fairly remote setting."

    Ideal for a relaxing holiday. The owners provided a really good and comprehensive welcome basket which we appreciated. Everything was clean and warm. Literature explaining the workings of essential white goods was available. Would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ridge Cottage, Lyndsey and Vivienne were very welcoming and most helpful."

    The welcome pack they gave us was most welcome after a long journey. The cottage is very comfortable and homely, set in beautiful surroundings, perfect for a peaceful get away, yet near to all the tourist attractions and beaches if required. We would definitely recommend Ridge Cottage and hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2020

  • "Less than 24 hrs before our holiday we were told that we couldn’t have our chosen cottage in Anglesey."

    We took Ridge Cottage so that we could get a holiday, but we were so disappointed at the location, totally unsuitable for us. Sykes Cottages we’re unable to offer us anything else, this led to us having a really disappointing holiday even though the cottage was fabulous. Just not suitable for 4 pensioners with one in a wheelchair.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2020

  • "It was everything we had wished for and more."

    They made my little girls dream come true by taking her pony on holiday. We were met by a beautiful hamper and were told some great ideas for days out. Nothing was too much for Vivianne and Lindsey, we would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JennyJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and owners."

    Reviewed by AlastairJul 2020

  • "Lovely secluded location and easy to find."

    Friendly owners who kindly left us a basket of goodies and essentials on arrival. . Property is cosy and has everything you need. Loved the underfloor heating and separate wet room & bathroom. Loved the horses, chickens and farmland location and the beautiful star filled nights. We also had snow! Would definitely recommend and love to return

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in rural surroundings with great views."

    Arrived to a spacious and very clean cottage with all amenities provided. Owners very helpful and friendly. a big thank you to Vivienne and Lindsey for making us most welcome in their lovely holiday cottage. The cottage is well equipped with plenty of space just wish the weather had been better so we could have enjoyed the wonderful patio area with all the pretty tubs of flowers. We also appreciated the wonderful little extras provided. It was such a treat to find the food hamper plus other items in the fridge. A really warm and welcoming idea along with a card and flowers. what a great couple. This it is lovely, quiet location which made relaxing a real plus feature. Plenty to see and do in the area and even with the British unpredictable weather it didn't stop us all having a very enjoyable holiday. Many thanks Rita,Graham,Julie and Lou (August 2019)

    Reviewed by RitaAug 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage only matched by the friendliness of the adjoining owners."

    One of the best holiday cottages my wife and I have ever rented. We have a handicapped grown up son so the wet room and wide doors within the cottage were a great boon to us. The cottage is located some way off the main road and shops are some way off but anyone who loves the countryside and the peacefulness will be more than satisfied. The cottages is well appointed with everything we needed for our holiday. It was extremely clean and well decorated My wife and I thought the welcome basket of goodies along with the fresh flowers were a lovely touch.Full marks to the owners. It was our first visit to Northumberland and its beautiful scenery along with this gem of a holiday base makes a return visit inevitable.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "Perfect location away from the crowd but with plenty of good walks and things to see all within 5 to 20 minutes drive."

    Cottage was spacious warm and clean.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, set in a landscape that was beautiful."

    If you’re looking for peace and quiet, stunning views, lovely walks, cows, dogs, horses, no internet and limited mobile signal, this is the place! We could have stayed forever.

    Reviewed by NickyJul 2019

  • "Ridge cottage is one of the best equipped holiday homes we have stayed in we were short of nothing, the owners are lovely."

    Everything is done for your comfort. If you enjoy getting away from it all (intermittent phone and no wi-fi) but enjoy the birds singing and peace, quiet and countryside, walking and bike riding you will love this cottage, or if you just want to relax and wind down this is a superb place to stay.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "A lovely peaceful venue - no internet and minimal phone signal so wonderful for getting away from the hurly burly of modern life."

    Reviewed by GlendonApr 2019

  • "We booked Ridge Cottage at short notice and felt we had found a gem."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly and the cottage was perfect for our family needs. We loved the tranquillity and relaxed peace of the surrounding area and was a perfect base to explore the Northumberland coast and in land. Loved the curious cows in the neighbouring fields!

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Ridge Cottage."

    The owners are lovely, the cottage was perfect and the area was outstanding. Will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by KirstyApr 2019

  • "Both the cottage and the owners were absolutely superb."

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2019

  • "Best Self Catering Accommodation we have experienced"

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "We were very impressed with Rose Cottage, it felt like home from home."

    We had intended to stay in early September as a celebration of our Golden Wedding anniversary, but my wife had to have a major op. on her spine, so we thought our break was lost. However, Sykes Cottages were very helpful and sympathetic and immediately contacted the cottage owners who agreed to move the booking date to October. This arrangement was very quickly made and confirmed much to our delight and some relief. The holiday home was in a quiet spot with lovely countryside all around and well placed for visits to several places of interest. We were made very welcome and would stay there again with no hesitation.

    Reviewed by RaymondOct 2018

  • "The cottage was exceptional: it was very comfortable and clean and the owners were very hospitable."

    We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by GeorginaJul 2018

  • "There were four of us staying at Ridge Cottage."

    We all found it extremely comfortable and clean. All the equipment in the kitchen was of a very high standard, and we were delighted with our welcome hamper and the basics in the fridge. The photographs on the website did not do justice to the amount of space in the rooms, especially the sitting room. Ridge Cottage is in a good position for sightseeing. We were able to visit the Roman Wall, Keilder Water, National Trust properties, and the wonderful coastline. On the one wet day of our holiday we went into Newcastle on the Metro.

    Reviewed by JoyceJul 2018

  • "Warm, comfortable cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Generous welcome pack and helpful owners. Definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2018

  • "The owners are lovely, without being intrusive and the yummy welcome basket and flowers were an unexpected surprise!"

    Thank you! All the little extras are on hand incase you forget anything and the cottage is well resourced. The cottage is found down a long bumpy track so you really are in the middle of the countryside and all the bonuses that come - owls, bats, nesting housemartins and fledglings being fed on top of our car was a delight and gorgeous views and sunsets. The surrounding areas really are beautiful and we only just scraped the surface during our week so another trip is being planned! Local shopping in Morpeth (about 10 miles away) is great - everything you need including the supermarkets. Lindisfarne was lovely but too busy but the quieter places such as Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Cresswell and Newton by the sea are fab! The latter especially for long dog walks along an unspoilt sandy beach.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

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    Reviewed by JonMar 2018

  • "Fantastic home from home cottage and very friendly owners, we will definitely rebook this property"

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Very peaceful which was exactly what we wanted. It's in a really convenient location to visit all the main parts of Northumberland yet is remote and quiet. The cottage was very cosy and warm and a lovely welcome basket of goodies was left for us. We would consider staying here again if we want to go back to Northumberland again.

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2018

  • "The accommodation exceeded our expectations, very clean, comfortable and very welcoming."

    Reviewed by GavinDec 2017

  • "Rather than booking a hotel for a business trip that involved a 600 mile round trip I decided to schedule my work for a Friday and book a long weekend around Morpeth."

    The cottage was excellent, with a wonderful welcome pack.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2017

  • "Beds very uncomfortable"

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2017

  • "The cottage was thoughtfully designed and decorated, it was very comfortable."

    It had everything we needed except WiFi.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2017

  • "What a surprisingly excellent cottage."

    Perfect for our needs with a 3 year-old. Fantastic welcome pack, brilliant location, outstanding property standard and welcoming but unobtrusive owners. A fantastic experience.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "The cottage is in a stunning location and the welcome hamper was a lovely surprise."

    We were very comfortable and the owners were lovely.

    Reviewed by GrahameJun 2017

  • "Ridge cottage is an excellent pet friendly cottage in a rural area though ..."

    Ridge cottage is an excellent pet friendly cottage in a rural area though central for touring where we wanted to go great break

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2016

  • "The thoughtfulness that the owners have put into equipping Ridge Cottage is so obvious."

    The amount of information available by way of brochures was appreciated and the quality of crockery, cutlery and utensils is high. This is among the very best properties I have booked through Sykes. Remote ? Yes, but surrounded by grand scenery and the peacefulness allows refreshing relaxation. Remember to keep your petrol tank topped up!!!!

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2016

  • "This weeks holiday was long awaited."

    The location, property design, cleanliness, non-obtrusive but very friendly, helpful owners helped to make our week relaxing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet ,well appointed home for the week. The countryside is stunning . We will be returning next year to carry on exploring.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2016

  • "The. Cottage was excellent, extremely well provisioned and very warm."

    The only negative was the seating in the lounge was a bit low.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2016

  • "It was a good location for a relaxing break & touring the area."

    The owners were very friendly and on hand if required. We have stayed before and would do again.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2016

  • "The owner is the most welcoming hosts and Ridge Cottage is in an idyllic setting for a cottage A perfect base for Northumberland venues."

    Reviewed by PJul 2016

  • "Due to the immaculate condition of the cottage this was one of the most relaxing breaks we have taken in a holiday cottage."

    It was also lovely to meet the owners who were extremely helpful during our stay. The cottage was cosy, warm and welcoming. I would have no hesitation in returning for further visits or recommending it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2016

  • "This is an idyllic holiday property maintained to the highest of standards."

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2015

  • "It was peaceful and tranquil, yet convenient for coast and national park etc."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful, without being at all intrusive. The best cottage we've stayed in by far.

    Reviewed by BillAug 2015

  • "Lovely location and a very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2015

  • "Northumberland was lovely and the Cottage was superb, very spacious and warm with underfloor heating."

    Everything you could want was in the kitchen, just like home, and the owners had thought of everything to make your holiday comfortable and enjoyable. One of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2015

  • "A lovely peaceful stay in a warm, comfortable cottage."

    The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JackieJan 2015

  • "We really enjoyed the welcome gift and flowers on arrival,the area,freedom for ..."

    We really enjoyed the welcome gift and flowers on arrival,the area,freedom for the dog to roam,owners very friendly and helpful,

    Reviewed by DaphneSep 2014

  • "Ridge Cottage is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location, the owner is very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by LeslieJul 2014

  • "Welcoming, relaxing and beautiful scenery."

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2014

  • "This Cottage was set in beautiful countryside."

    It seemed a pity to leave it but it was very convenient for visiting throughout Northumberland. We felt thoroughly welcome and at ease, it was really relaxing to be there.

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2014

  • "Deep in the beautiful Northumberland countryside, Ridge Cottage was warm and welcoming and within easy reach of most of the beauty spots."

    The owners were equally warm and friendly and most helpful whenever requested. A good four star accommodation.

    Reviewed by KenMay 2014

  • "The cottage was above our expectations and the owners were very helpful."

    We enjoyed an excellent break and would recommend this cottage to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2014

  • "The welcome pack on arrival such a lovely touch with flowers and welcoming card as well."

    The cleanliness and calmness of the property and the owners were delightful, nothing was too much trouble for them.

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2014

  • "The location and the cottage was beautiful."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided. A welcome basket was a wonderful addition and the owners were very friendly.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2014

  • "The peace and solitude of the property is undeniably attractive."

    The fact that I could take two dogs with me into the cottage was an advantage and the open countryside is ideal for walking. It is tastefully decorated to a high standard with modern tones and is fully equipped with many small touches which make the stay enjoyable. The underfloor heating was wonderful and gave the cottage a very cosy and relaxed feeling. I was sorry to leave!

    Reviewed by Anne-marieFeb 2014

  • "Very relaxing, like home from home."

    Very well thought out accommodation

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2013

  • "Very comfortable."

    Dog friendly.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2013

  • "A very high standard property, well worth the money."

    Reviewed by JanOct 2013

  • "I loved being away from all the lights and sounds that you get in big cities."

    The location was perfect for all of the sights we wanted to see. The home was nice and warm, and there was plenty of room for a family of four.

    Reviewed by StacyOct 2013

  • "The location was very peaceful, and the cottage well equipped."

    The owners next door could not have been more helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by DeirdreAug 2013

  • "A beautifully quiet rural location well away from the hustle and bustle."

    Very clean and comfortable. Well equipped.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2013

  • "Excellent cottage in a very rural location."

    Reviewed by CharlesAug 2013

  • "The owners had thought of everything - a well-stocked holiday home with no need to shop for basics (cleaning, toiletries)."

    A basket of goodies and card to welcome us. Well-planned induction file. Smart, contemporary decor/furnishing. Lovely peaceful location. Very friendly owners. Easy reach of local attractions. We were sorry to go home!

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2013

  • "Lovely location for visiting the coast or the countryside of Northumberland."

    Comfortable, clean accommodation - exactly what we wanted for our holiday.

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2013

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The property

Part of a delightful barn conversion, this stone-built cottage adjoins the owners' home in the rural hamlet of Whitridge, close to the larger hamlet of Longwitton, the village of Scots Gap and just 10 miles from Morpeth.

Comfortably furnished and well-appointed throughout, including wooden floors with toasty underfloor heating, this Longwitton cottage is in a perfect spot for exploring Northumberland.

This cottage near Scots Gap has two comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is a walk-in wet room, making it ideal for the less sprightly.

To the front of this Northumberland cottage there is a spacious patio area with furniture and views of the spectacular countryside, a perfect place to sit and plan the day's activities.

A paddock and stabling can be arranged with the owner, a real bonus as the cottage is situated at the heart of one ofthe most beautiful parts of rural Northumberland with the surrounding area providing numerous riding, walking and cycling opportunities.

The nearby market town of Morpeth is home to the River Wansbeck and provides lovely riverside walks, along with great shops, pubs and restaurants.

A lovely Longwitton cottage and an ideal Northumberland destination at any time of year.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas underfloor heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Note: Stabling and paddock available by private arrangement with the owner.

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About the location


Longwitton 1 mile; Scots Gap 5 miles; Morpeth 10 miles.

Whitridge near the hamlet of Longwitton and the village of Scots Gap is a small former farming hamlet in Northumberland. Scots Gap offers a shop and a superb country store, plus close by is the National Trust owned Wallington Hall, with its tea rooms, gift shop and excellent farm shop selling mostly local produce. Surrounded by stunning panoramic views, Rothley Craggs and the National Trust property of Rothley Folly, can both be viewed from Whitridge, plus the peaceful village of Meldon, with its 13th Century church is just 4 miles away. With the historic town of Morpeth just 10 miles away, home to the River Wansbeck and offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, this is a lovely holiday base with plenty to see and do for all the family!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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