- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
79 Customer Reviews
"If you are looking for a peaceful country cottage this one is ideal, it is warm, well equipped and very confortable."
The Welcome pack was very generous including treats for the dog and with fresh milk and cheese in the fridge and flowers on arrival. The owners are just next door and are very friendly and helpful.
"A lovely cottage, very clean and well-equipped."
We loved how rural the location was - no phone reception meant that we were able to properly switch off for the first time in a long time! Bed was really comfortable. Highly recommended.
"We had a lovely relaxing short break at Ridge cottage."
The cottage was very well equipped . Very cosy , comfortable and peaceful. We very much appreciated the wet room bathroom as our elderly parents came with us. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby and lovely walks.
"Beautiful peaceful comfortable cottage - owners were very welcoming and friendly ..."
Beautiful peaceful comfortable cottage - owners were very welcoming and friendly wonderful gift hamper greeted us on arrival hopefully we will be back highly recommended
"Great hosts and a beautiful cottage in a great part of the world."
Could not have asked for more. Thank you so much.
"A lovely clean and tidy cottage in a peaceful setting."
Enclosed areas for the dogs Well equipped kitchen and lovely welcome pack plus tea and coffee for our use We will definitely be going back
"Amazing cottage , very clean, comfortable, in a peaceful rural setting."
Ideally placed for exploring both inland and coastal Northumberland. Friendly and helpful hosts , great welcome basket!
"Wow Absolutely amazing."
Feel like ive been away for a month not 2 weeks.so relaxing but also only 20 min drive from everywhere. Such an amazing location, lovely and clean everything you could every need and with the wonderful owners next door built in friends and neighbours, lyndsay and vivienne are lovely there if you need them but also if you dont youll not even here them. They are great hosts and i thank them for sharing their home Xx
"This cottage was a delight to stay in, very clean and well presented."
Peaceful rural surroundings-no traffic noise just birdsong. The welcome pack was well thought out and much appreciated, especially the glass of wine! Highly recommend Ridge Cottage.
"The Cottage was just as described, it was lovely and clean, very comfortable and in a very beautiful, quiet area."
The welcome pack was far more than expected and of a high standard. Our hosts very really welcoming and nothing was to much trouble. We fully recommend Ridge Cottage and will definitely be returning : )
The only drawback was the comfort of the lounge seating. Very uncomfortable. Tv could do with a bigger screen.
"A poignant and beautiful location balanced with kind caring people and a real sense of being in a different space."
A massive thanks to the owners and will hopefully return.
"What a hidden little gem!"
We have just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay at Ridge Cottage and were absolutely delighted with it. The cottage was warm, cosy and extremely clean with a lovely welcome basket on arrival, much appreciated after a long journey. The location is very peaceful and the cottage itself is immaculate. We’ve stayed in a lot of places that have seen better days but it is evident the cottage is well cared for and maintained by the owners, they clearly care about your stay and obviously take pride in Ridge Cottage. Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer! We will hopefully be back very soon!
"Very nice place."
Really enjoyed our stay. Have a feeling we will back!
"What a lovely cottage!"
It was so cosy and very well equipped. The owners provided a very generous welcome pack, along with flowers and a card. It is in an extremely peaceful and isolated setting, but still within easy reach of some interesting places, such as Alnwick, Morpeth, Rothbury and Wallington. We absolutely loved it and will definitely return!
"Enjoyed the trip place in lovey surrounding"
"Magnificent cottage, spectacular views and everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing holiday."
Thank you for sharing Ridge cottage, my sister and our 2 dogs had a perfect holiday. Fabulous!
"This stay was incredible and so much more than what we expected."
The cottage was exceptionally clean and well thought out ensuring all possible needs were met. Owners are super helpful and we can't wait to go back. Thank you again for a superb week. Highly recommended
"We could not have asked for more, the cottage far outweighed our expectations."
There was everything you could possibly want or need within the cottage. The owners are friendly and are on hand should there be a problem. It was lovely to come back to peace and tranquility each evening after busy days exploring the beautiful area. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ridge Cottage, and will be back.
"Lovely accommodation with superb views in the surrounding area, plenty of wildlife."
The adapted bathroom was perfect for my elderly mother. Well equipped and very clean. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this property for peace and quiet in a lovely area of the country, plenty to do for all ages. Thank you.
Very comfortable and spotlessly clean through out with the best array of kitchen contents we've ever found in a rental property. Location is tucked away down a farm lane with fields all around making it quiet and peaceful. Our grandson loved popping out to look at the cows and spotting rabbits in the fields and across the yard. Wifi looks to have been a recent addition with fresh BT cable channels evident along the lane side - but we didn't tell our grandson! Would highly recommend.
"We had a brilliant week staying at Ridge Cottage."
The cottage is clean and tidy and it has everything you need to have a comfortable stay. The area and views are just beautiful. A very nice touch was the welcoming basket with all the goodies and stuff you need so you don't have to rush out to a shop for a much needed cuppa, when you arrive. We will definitely recommend it to friends.
Extremely well equipped, spacious, warm and quiet. Very generous welcome pack. Couldn't fault at all.
"Loved this cottage."
We went for 3 nights and would definitely return in the future for a 7 night break. It was comfortable, cosy and well equipped. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful
"We would highly recommend Ridge Cottage as a perfect base to explore Northumberland."
The cottage is immaculately clean,comfortable and exceptionally well equipped . Thank you so much to Vivienne and Lindsay for the very generous welcome pack. We had such a lovely weekend.
"We could not find the boiler in the kitchen where it said it was"
A new boiler was installed and located elsewhere Property Owner
"We had a very good stay at ridge cottage everything thing you could think of was provided,the underfloor heating was awesome especially on those cold nights,the welcome hamper on arrival was a nice touch, the owners were very attentive throughout our stay."
The location was perfect for us as we were visiting family and friends, there are lots to see and do in Northumberland as long as you are willing to drive as the location is rural, that never bothered us we would definitely stay at ridge cottage again.
"Another fabulous stay."
The cottage was lovely and warm and spotlessly clean. We can't wait to return again.
"Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."
The owners are wonderful people & very accommodating. Nothing is to much hassle & the welcome pack was by far the most generous we have ever had. We will return
"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
"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.
"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.
"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...
"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.
"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
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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
"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.
"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.
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.
"Cottage was very well equipped very clean and in a lovely position very ..."
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
"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...)
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Lovely cottage and owners."
"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
"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)
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"A lovely peaceful venue - no internet and minimal phone signal so wonderful for getting away from the hurly burly of modern life."
"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!
"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!
"Both the cottage and the owners were absolutely superb."
"Best Self Catering Accommodation we have experienced"
"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.
"The cottage was exceptional: it was very comfortable and clean and the owners were very hospitable."
We had a lovely stay.
"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.
"Warm, comfortable cottage in peaceful surroundings."
Generous welcome pack and helpful owners. Definitely recommend to others.
"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.
"Fantastic home from home cottage and very friendly owners, we will definitely rebook this property"
"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.
"The accommodation exceeded our expectations, very clean, comfortable and very welcoming."
"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.
"Beds very uncomfortable"
"The cottage was thoughtfully designed and decorated, it was very comfortable."
It had everything we needed except WiFi.
"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.
"The cottage is in a stunning location and the welcome hamper was a lovely surprise."
We were very comfortable and the owners were lovely.
"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
"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!!!!
"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.
"The. Cottage was excellent, extremely well provisioned and very warm."
The only negative was the seating in the lounge was a bit low.
- 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 kitcwith 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
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 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.
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!
This property offers the following short breaks:
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