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Owl Cottage

(Ref. 1096959)

Morpeth, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, comfortable and clean in a great location."

    Very impressed by the attention to detail and the decor.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jul 2024

  • "A great cottage in a brilliant location."

    A lot of hard work has been done to restore and keep original features within the property. Lots of modern touches to help with ease and comfort included within. Would recommend a stay at any time

    Thank you for your comments, it's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Owl Cottage and found it a comfortable base for your holiday. We hope that you will be able to visit again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location."

    Would definitely recommend

    Many thanks for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll come back and stay again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2024

  • "Owl cottage ."

    .... WOW !!!! The pictures on the website DO NOT do Owl Cottage proper justice, at all. It is actually much bigger than we expected and is an absolutely beautiful place to stay. Everything about the cottage is outstanding and every single detail is finished to the highest standard. We could not have wished for a better base, for our short break. Morpeth and the surrounding is just a treasure trove of interesting things to see and do.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. It's always lovely to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their stay in Owl Cottage. We agree, Morpeth is a gem of a place with so much in and around it to discover! We hope you will come back and explore more in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our family loved Owl Cottage."

    The location was perfect for us, close to shops, swimming pool, play park and lots of great walks along the river. Not only was the location great, Owl Cottage is a lovely comfortable place to stay. So cosy with the fire on and a really well equipped kitchen. We will definitely be back :-)

    Thank you for your great comments. Good to hear that you enjoyed some of the excellent facilities in Morpeth. We hope that you will visit again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robbie5.0Apr 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Spotlessly clean in a lovely town. Everything was perfect. There is even a free car park across the road.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope you will come back and stay longer next time to carry on exploring the Morpeth area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2024

  • "Owl cottage is exceptionally well provisioned."

    A luxury stay in Morpeth with lots of high end extras - Smart TV, Alexas, Hue lighting and super comfy beds. Excellent location for Morpeth High St. We have a moderately wide SUV, and parking was fine right outside the gate. Heating was on for our arrival and alongside the welcome pack, we felt very happy on arrival. Lovely character property with plenty of information left by the owners who were in contact via text. Would nook again without hesitation.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback about your stay. It's always great to hear our Guests have enjoyed their time at Owl Cottage and found that the facilities of the cottage and the area all made for a wonderful holiday. We hope you will visit again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2024

  • "When we arrived at the cottage, the owners had not only decorated with a Chrismas tree and garlands, but had also left presents under the tree, which was a lovely gesture."

    The cottage was immaculately presented, a lot of special touches in terms of how well stocked, cooking utensils, bread and milk, coffee and tea etc. Not expected but VERY much appreciated. great location, fantastic cottage, we will be back. Thank you!

    Thank you for such lovely comments. We're really pleased you felt so at home and had a special Christmas in Owl Cottage. We hope you'll stay again in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a fantastic stay!"

    We had some essentials waiting for us on arrival, the cot and high chair was there as requested, the cottage is absolutely beautiful and to top it off we had a Christmas tree! We enjoyed a wonderful Christmassy weekend here and even had snow! We travelled with two little ones and the cottage was very well equipped for us with the bonus of smart tvs for when they want to chill out. The parking was not an issue at all - we just parked on a street round the corner from the property that you can see from the upstairs bedroom window. The communication from the owner was spot on and they provided lots of helpful info via text and also in the welcome pack with regards to eating out, things to go etc. The location is fab - you just walk over the bridge and you are right in Morpeth. We had trips out to Tynemouth, Newcastle and Alnwick which are all 30mins or less. You can tell that a lot of thought and love has gone into this property and we felt thoroughly looked after. We would love to return!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I agree that Morpeth at Christmas is absolutely lovely, and festive snow adds to the feel. The shops and businesses make so much effort- Rutherford's Windows are a must see! Morpeth is a great base for exploring places like those you mentioned all within easy reach with attractions for all the family. Our family love Owl Cottage so it's wonderful to hear how much your family loved it too. Thank you. We hope to welcome you back next year! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful stay at Owl Cottage with two kids over October break."

    Definitely one of the nicest houses we've stayed in. And a fantastic location for exploring Morpeth.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so glad that you had a good half term break in Owl Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maeve5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very good holiday property near to town centre."

    A place to relax and enjoy.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope you had a wonderful holiday at Owl Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything about Owl cottage was excellent."

    Parking was easy. Good location for shops and eateries. Decorated to a very high standard loved all the paintings and furnishings. Well stocked kitchen. Great front and back outside sitting area and access. One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and will hopefully return soon. Appreciated texts from the owner on arrival and departure. Thank you to Sykes cottages for good service and clear relevant emails.

    Thanks so much for your lovely review of Owl Cottage. Good to hear you liked the paintings, they are all prints from work by local artists and galleries as we wanted to support them when deciding on the decor. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fabulous, well equipped cottage that is perfectly located for walking into Morpeth town centre, the train station and for exploring the surrounding areas."

    The owners have put a lot of thought into the cottage and we had a fabulous stay.

    Thank you so much. It's great to hear how much you liked Owl Cottage and exploring Northumberland. There is so much within walking distance, glad you were able to enjoy getting out and about. We hope you'll come back and carry on discovering the fabulous area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything you need is in the property, the property is close to everything you need."


    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We're pleased you found Owl Cottage and Morpeth a great base for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "Travelled early August 2023 with my partner and three grown up children."

    Owl Cottage is beautiful and Morpeth is a lovely small thriving town and a great base for seeing more of the gorgeous North East countryside and coastline. The cottage is central and within walking distance to Morpeth town centre. The owners have thought of everything, a real home from home that we will definitely be recommending to friends and family and hopefully coming back to for another stay as a week was just not long enough to appreciate it.

    Thank you so much. We hope to welcome you back to Owl Cottage again soon to carry on discovering the gems around Morpeth and Northumberland. :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is lovely."

    Beautifully decorated with thought and care. It is really close to shops, bars and restaurants. There were really nice touches with such as shampoo, hand cream and body lotion and basic provisions such as milk, butter, bread etc.provided. We had a problem with the wi fi and the owner was very helpful. I would just say that if you have a bigger vehicle then park it on the wider road nearby. The houses were not built with cars in mind. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and liked exploring the many things Morpeth has to offer guests. Glad you got the wifi code deciphered too. :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage - probably the best we've stayed at yet."

    Everything nice and clean and well furnished. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. It's lovely to hear you were so happy with everything. Hopefully you can visit again in future and carry on exploring the fantastic area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful"

    Thank you so much for your comment. It was also lovely to speak with you. We hope you had a wonderful, relaxing week and that you'll visit again in future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Good cottage but bad for parking"

    Thank you for your feedback, we're very pleased you loved Owl Cottage and hope you enjoyed your stay in the wonderful Morpeth area. Sorry to hear that you found parking difficult. Sadly the cottage doesn't have off-street parking, but we've always found space just outside, there is some information in the Guest book about parking if anyone else does find it difficult for any reason. Small cars can park right outside the back door gate on Bennett's Walk in our space there. Larger cars may prefer unloading there and then parking on the Alexandra Road at the back of Owl Cottage where the road is a little wider. For any guests needing electric charging there is a large, new, free car park within 100 metres/a minute's walk from of the cottage offering several EV points. Thank you again for your booking and we hope that you have many happy memories of your holiday here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Apr 2023

  • "My daughter and I had such a lovely stay and absolutely fell in love with Owl Cottage!"

    The cottage is presented to the highest standard with beautiful decor and high quality accessories and essentials. The location is also great. We were able to walk into Morpeth and enjoyed two excellent meals at local restaurants. We were also able to head to Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle which were not too far away. As a base for exploring Northumberland, it is very good. Thank you for ensuring our stay was a wonderful one!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you loved Owl Cottage and had a wonderful time exploring. We hope you'll come back and carry on discovering the beautiful area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay in the best town in the UK"

    Thank you! So pleased you felt at home in Owl Cottage and we agree, Morpeth is a brilliant place. We love the Owl drawing, please say thank you to the mini-artist! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Owl Cottage."

    It is a lovely, really well equipped cottage with some quirky features (a mystery front door to 3A at top of the stairs!). Less than 10 minute walk to Morpeth town centre and the Office micro pub a good find. As an old building it does have several bend or bump doorways!

    Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you had a good weekend at Owl Cottage and enjoyed some of the many local amenities. Yes there are a few old building character quirks, the cottage dates from the late 1700's and I believe people and doorways were much shorter then. :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Feb 2023

  • "The property was tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean."

    This is a cosy cottage in a prime position for exploring and everything you could possibly need is provided to help settling in

    Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2023

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  • NOTE: Check-in time is 4pm
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x triple room (double and single) with Smart TV
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking available
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture, front patio with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are five steps up from the kitchen to living/dining room
  • Please note: This property does not accept Sunday check ins.

The property

Nestled in the lovely historic market town of Morpeth in Northumberland is this delightful property, Owl Cottage.

Boasting tasteful decor, exposed beams and stone walls throughout, Owl Cottage welcomes five guests to relish in the ultimate getaway in the North of England.

Enter the property to discover a beautifully-refurbished kitchen, complete with a great range of appliances sure to excite any budding chef; allow them to whip up a feast as you settle down at the intimate dining table, ready to toast to a fabulous holiday.

If you feel like a night off cooking, Morpeth boasts a plethora of excellent restaurants and takeaways to choose from just a few minutes walk from the cottage.

Retire to the plush furniture and curl up in front of the woodburning stove, clicking through a wide variety of TV shows and films to fill your evening.

Why not step out into the enclosed garden and enjoy a late-night tipple as the sun sets?

When sleep calls, ascend the stairs to a king-size bedroom complete with Smart TV and en-suite shower room or a triple room with Smart TV to rest your head in; a handy ground-floor shower room provides a delightful space to complete your morning routine before heading into the delightful local town.

Begin your day with a stroll to Morpeth Chantry, a superb 13th-century Grade I listed building, enjoy a browse round the lovely high quality shops and relax in one of the many tempting, friendly cafes in the town.

Take a wander back to the cottage through the beautiful Carlisle Park and hire a rowing boat on the River Wansbeck.

Then head to Plessey Woods Country Park and embark on one of several walking trails.

Further afield, find Northumberlandia, dubbed The Lady of the North where you can explore woodland trails and landscape sculptures; journey to St Mary’s Lighthouse for stunning views out across the renowned Northumberland coastline and explore the vast and tranquil expanses of Cresswell Beach or Druridge Bay only a short drive away from Morpeth.

For the adventurous guests, take a surfing or paddleboarding lesson with one of the excellent surf schools along the Coast.

Head to the bustling city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, just fifteen minutes by train from Morpeth, where the Great North Museum: Hancock, Discovery Museum, and The Biscuit Factory can be found.

Take in the views along the Quayside and cross the Millennium Bridge to the Baltic Centre.

You are also well-located here to venture to the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB and Northumberland Coast AONB, all boasting picturesque landscapes, beautiful scenery and historic castles, gardens and houses.

Whisk your loves ones away to Northumberland with Owl Cottage as your homely base.

Please note: This property does not accept Sunday check ins

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About the location


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