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Briar Cottage

(Ref. 975626)

Edlingham, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect location in the middle of everything."

    Cottage had all we required, and nothing we didn't. Log burner (and the logs) were a great bonus on cold early Spring evenings. The home-made cake, home-produced honey and bottle of milk we lovely welcome touches. Our second visit to the cottages here. That should speak for itself.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "A cosy, well equipped and comfortable cottage in the ideal location to explore Northumberland."

    Perfect cottage for a couple. A friendly and extremely helpful owner, Debra, who made us very welcome. The location is great because there are so many walks, beaches, castles, towns and other places to explore without driving too far. Great choice of places to eat out as well.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jan 2024

  • "A lovely, comfy cottage in a perfect location for exploring the local area."

    Debra was very welcoming and super helpful when we forgot a bit of kit we needed to make dinner on the 1st night of our stay! The welcome gifts of cake and honey where also a lovely treat. We hope to visit again and highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Spotless and cosy with the benefit of a delicious cake to welcome us. It is in a great location, was very peaceful and the owner was very friendly. I would recommend taking bath towels as the ones supplied were tiny and quite abrasive. We went out and bought some. Highly recommended cottage, we’d love to come back.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Nov 2023

  • "Debra was a very welcoming and helpful host."

    Welcome gifts were much apprencuated as was the very kind offer of an additional nights stay when storms made onward travel difficult. Warm cosy and comfortable property in location that is ideal for visits to attractions and for hiking opportunities.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Briar Cottage and couldn't fault it one bit."

    The kitchen was very well equipped and the bathroom and bedroom were very comfortable. The cottage was perfectly located to explore many areas of Northumberland and we were made to feel very welcome by Debra, the owner. We'd love to return one day.

    Thanks for the lovely comments, pleased you enjoyed your time at Briar cottage. Hopefully see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage perfectly located for so many attractions."

    Clean, comfortable and cosy. So much to do and see in the stunning Northumberland countryside- all so accessible. My wife and I had a wonderful week and certainly hope to return.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Briar cottage hope to see you both again Debra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "A cosy cottage ideally placed for exploring the area."

    Very friendly and welcoming owner. Road noise is not an issue as there is triple glazing. Would definitely recommend.

    Thanks for great feedback, hope to see you both again. Debra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, well placed for exploring Northumberland."

    Warm welcome from the owner.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were very well looked after by Debra who made us vry welcome on arrival, and attended to our every request throughout."

    Lovely cottage

    Thank you for your comments, pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Little gem, Brierley gives you everything - it's well equipped and thought out, cosy cottageness at its best."

    It's location is perfect for so many of the best sights Northumberland has to offer and Debra adds those special touches like the cake, flowers and provisions. If you don't fancy going out it's a lovely place to put your feet up, get the fire going and relax. Didn't want to leave!

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a wonderful find in a great position for walking and close to all the local sights."

    The cottage was cosy and immaculate with all facilities. The owner was lovely making our stay easy and enjoyable. A homemade cake as a welcome and fresh eggs.

    Thank you for the lovely comments. Pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect location for exploring the area."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable. The owners were on hand if needed and the logs and cake was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved everything about the cottage."

    It is ideally situated for visiting beautiful Northumberland. We enjoyed many fabulous walks. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean and had everything you could wish for to enjoy a memorable stay. The owners were exceptionally friendly and made us feel very welcome. We are booking another week in 2024.

    Thank you for such great feedback, so pleased you enjoyed your stay & look forward to seeing you both again next year. Debra. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, amazing cake, such nice people and awesome animals."

    One small thing that would make it even better is a new mattress.

    Reviewed by Harriet4.7Nov 2022

  • "This is a lovely, warm, comfortable well equipped little cottage."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful and even provide treats e.g.milk, eggs fresh flowers and homemade cake on arrival. We have stayed there twice and hope to return in 2023.

    So lovely to see you both again, pleased you enjoyed your stay & look forward to seeing you again next year Debra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely warm and cosy cottage equipped with everything you would need and more!"

    Debra and Foster, the friendly and helpful owners are on hand should you need any assistance. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting all the local attractions and the moors are just over the road for bracing walks. This was our second visit this year and we highly recommend a stay at the cottage. We are definitely hoping to return.

    Thanks for great comments & bottle of wine, very much appreciated. Was so lovely to see you both again & have a catchup, take care Debra, Foster & Kes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful little cottage with easy access to the National Park."

    Safe secure parking, welcoming homemade cake and goodies from our very friendly host Debra just perfect for a relaxing holiday

    Thank you for lovely comments, I must try Topsy Turvy cafe you recommended. Hope to see you both again Debra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "A cosy,warm and very well equipped cottage in a very convenient location for moors and coast."

    A typical Northern welcome from the owners created a good ambience.We had a most enjoyable holiday.

    Thank you for lovely comments. Pleased you enjoyed your stay & hope that your band reunion went well. Debra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location for visiting Northumberland."

    Delightful owners of the property. Made very welcome with cake,flowers,tea bags etc Hope to return again

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.7Aug 2022

  • "Stayed here twice and it’s a fabulous cottage."

    Well equipped, very clean and a great location for exploring Northumberland. We arrived to the smell of a freshly baked cake which was delicious. Would highly recommend (the cottage and the cake).

    Thanks for great feedback & compliments on my baking Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the owner who had baked us a cake, supplied us with milk for a very welcome cup of tea and fresh eggs for breakfast."

    It is situated on a cross roads so visiting all the places we had earmarked presented no problems A very enjoyable week

    Thank you for lovely comments, card & biscuits very much appreciated. Hope to see you both again Property Owner

    Reviewed by John Elwyn5.0May 2022

  • "Briar Cottage is a must if you are going to Northumberland."

    It’s position is perfect to visit any part of the county. Apart from that Debra and Foster, the owners, are so welcoming and make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. A lovely sponge cake, eggs, coffee and flowers await you on your arrival. I would recommend it over and over again.

    Thank you for such wonderful feedback, it means so much to us. Hope to see you both again in the future Debra & Foster Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2022

  • "We have recently had two fabulous weeks at Briar Cottage."

    Debra and Foster, the owners, have made the cottage so warm and welcoming and provided everything (and more) that you would need for a great holiday. The featherlight sponge cake, free range eggs, milk and flowers were a lovely welcoming bonus and set the tone for the holiday. We also enjoyed meeting all the animals and enjoyed it so much that we were reluctant to leave and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perhaps a dishwasher would have been better than a washing machine - but not a problem really."

    But we might have been glad of a washing machine if we had stayed longer for 2 or 3 weeks. Also, I brought my laptop with me thinking there would be wifi available. But it was nice to cut myself off from the outside world and my wife was pleased I couldn't use the laptop! All round, it was a nice warm comfortable cottage with a good location to go in all directions and we would be happy to stay again.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2021

  • "This is a fab cottage!"

    Quite remote in terms of shopping etc but well equipped and cosy. The kitchen is great with an excellent range style cooker. No wifi but the 4G signal was excellent, I could stream Sky Sports to my Laptop with no problem. The owners were also very helpful and friendly if you needed any help.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very cosy, well equipped cottage, ideally placed for the coast and inland attractions/walks."

    The road was no problem at all due to the double/triple glazing. We had a great week here.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Oct 2021

  • "A fabulous cosy cottage."

    Has all the comforts of home. Fantastic hosts who provide extra little touches. An excellent base to see the amazing scenery. Near to Alnwick Gardens and Castle, and beaches at Alnmouth and Amble. So many places to visit. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2021

  • "Hosts extremely welcoming and friendly."

    Good, central location for visiting coast, countryside and towns.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect cottage for a couple."

    Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Our hosts were very welcoming and we loved the animals. Cottage well placed for all local attractions. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Briar cottage is a beautiful and comfortable cottage for two."

    It's clean and has everything you will need. Parking in a courtyard outside the door is a bonus. It's location is approximately 3 miles from a lovely village Rothbury where you will find a few shops and pubs and a river. There are so many places to visit with castles and beaches. It's great accommodation with very friendly owners. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet, convenient location hosted by a very friendly and helpful couple."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful break in Northumberland."

    The facilities in the cottage were excellent and a real credit to Deborah who provided spotless accommodation. Taking us round and introducing us to all the animals was an added bonus as well as the good weather. We would recommend this cottage without hesitation- it was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2021

  • "A quiet peaceful location, very relaxing break."

    Plus happy farmyard animals included. Run by a lovely couple.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with every thing you need."

    Lovely home made cake, eggs and milk on arrival which is a nice touch. Owners are very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely week exploring Northumbria. The cottage is in a great situation to access all visitor attractions and although it is on a main road we were not disturbed by traffic. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ramand5.0May 2021

  • "From the moment we arrived we were blown away."

    There was a home made Victoria sponge waiting for us. The cake was amazing. The photos online do not do the cottges justice. When were there the owner Debra asked if my son would like to see the animals. He even got to hold the new baby lambs and the kid goats. He also feed the chickens. The cottage was amazing and i had brought all the things just incase from home but she had thought of it all. Would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Christie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Debra and Foster were great very helpful and friendly."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy, couldn't have wished for more

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Briar Cottage was just what we were expecting."

    There were bread,eggs,milk,butter and fresh flowers awaiting us. Debra and Foster were welcoming and friendly. We were near enough to get to the coast and in non Covid times would have visited Cragside and Alnwick castle and gardens which were also nearby.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "After what has been an unusual year, it was good to get away and return to Briar Cottage."

    From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome by Foster and Debra and by the cows, sheep, hens and dog (Briar Cottage Mascot). The moment you enter Briar Cottage, you are met by a warm homely feel and instantly relax into the start of a holiday. On the table there were freshly laid eggs from the hens, a crusty loaf in the bread bin and some milk for a cup of tea. As this was our second visit to Briar Cottage, we knew where everything was and were soon unpacked with our feet up. The cottage is very well equipped with a lovely stove, fabulous shower and really comfy bed. The throw over the bed was so nice that we purchased one like it for our home, effectively taking a piece of Briar Cottage with us. The cottage is so quiet that as the week wore on, we started to wake up later and later in the day. There were several visits to Rothbury for eating out and we'd recommend doing some of the walks shown in the book, that you will find in the cottage. We visited several of the places that we were unable to get to last year and were not disappointed. We'd recommend Roslyn Chapel (Da Vinci Code), it is well worth the trip. Please note that under the current restrictions, it pays to ring ahead and ask if you need to book in advance. We visited the Alnwick Gardens on a hot sunny day (pre-book) and alot of the cafe's were open although socially distanced queuing was the order of the day. The gardens are spectacular and the water features amazing. The roar of the water is fabulous and is an ideal location for photographs. We loved it. Every day we would return late to find Briar Cottage cosy and warm and ready for snuggling down in the evening. There are DVD's in the drawer under the TV if there is nothing worth watching on terrestrial. If you are looking for a quiet romantic get away for two people, Briar Cottage is the place for you. We would recommend Briar Cottage to anyone looking for a break away, and will probably find ourselves back there next year.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed."

    In an ideal location for both coast and countryside. The owners were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Much appreciated the welcome pack of essentials, especially the fresh eggs from the owners chickens. Lovely time. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Aug 2020

  • "The hosts and everything about the property was perfect!"

    Great location and will definitely love to visit the area again. Would highly recommend! :)

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2020

  • "First rate location- enabling us to get to the places we wanted to visit."

    Particularly enjoyed going into Rothbury for the start of a couple of walks. The cottage was perfect for our needs and everyone was helpful and very friendly. We had a wonderful break- thank you

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a great stay at Briar Cottage."

    The cottage is in a fab location with easy access to so many beautiful places in Northumberland! The cottage itself is lovely, with all the amenities for a comfy and cosy stay.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2020

  • "Tastefully decorated and furnished cottage."

    Excellent hosts who provided welcome extras, butter, milk and fresh eggs. Cottage was situated in an excellent location for exploring. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Exceeded expectations and would return without a doubt

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2020

  • "A cosy cottage in a great location for visiting Northumberland."

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2020

  • "Fabulous base, cozy for two a retreat from the winter weather, but we were still able to have a good explore of the area."

    The owners were such good hosts thoughtful to bring us lovely homemade scones when it snowed and kept the courtyard clear to prevent us slipping on the ice.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2020

  • "The nearby beautiful coastal and forest walks."

    Peace and tranquillity in abundance. A very special part of the UK. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday - gorgeous clean cottage in a perfect location."

    Lovely friendly owners who left us eggs, bread, milk and butter on arrival! Would recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Freya5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cottage and hosts both amazing."

    Reviewed by Freya4.7Oct 2019

  • "Amazing holiday, lovely place and location."

    The owner Mrs Innes is really kind and welcoming!

    Reviewed by Chelsea5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage that we would certainly return to."

    Freshly baked bread and laid eggs on arrival gave it that extra personal touch. Perfect surroundings for peace and quiet yet not far to all places of interest.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage!"

    Very comfortable and warm. Very Quiet too. Upon arrival, we were discovered fresh milk in the fridge, A small loaf of bread and eggs freshly supplied by the hens! The bathroom had lots of fluffy white towels and lashings of hot water. The hosts are very welcoming including the hens, goats and two pigs. The cottage is ideally suited for visiting Cragside House, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Lindisfarne and The White Swan, Alnwick. There is loads to see and do, its hard not to get side tracked. The guided tour of Alnwick Castle highlighted the areas where filming has taken place for Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and Transformers "The Last Knight." Its well worth taking the tour and it is free too. An archaeology dig was in progress on Lindisfarne and there were plenty of people on hand to explain what was going on and what they had found so far. The nearest chip shop was in Rothbury which is 4 miles from the cottage. As a meal on the first night when you arrive I would recommend this. There are plenty of cafes about the place so you will never be short of somewhere to eat. If you are unsure, Debra and Foster (the hosts) will be able to recommend somewhere suitable for you. Everywhere we went we ended up spending the majority of the day there. On Lindisfarne, you do need to be aware of the tide times so always check before you go. All in all we had a brilliant time, so much so we didn't get to Kielder Forest or the Observatory, so we plan to return in the new year and see these places too. On a final note, we'd like to say thank you to Debra, Foster and Kes for making us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "An excellently situated cottage for exploring local area, Cragside, Alnwick and not far to drive to the coast."

    Great hospitality,clean, and everything you need for self catering. Welcome pack a lovely touch. Barbara and John

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Aug 2019

  • "For all the cottage backs onto a busy road, we were not disturbed by traffic noise when in the cottage."

    The family who own the cottage are very friendly and welcoming. The cottage is well placed for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2019

  • "Just came home from a wonderful 5 days at Briar cottage The cottage was ..."

    Just came home from a wonderful 5 days at Briar cottage The cottage was wonderful newly refurbished and everything you needed was there Spotlessly clean The arrival pack of bread eggs butter and milk was a lovely touch The owners who live next door were very friendly and helpful The cottage is on the junction of a busy road but with the double glazing we heard little traffic noise We will definitely use this cottage again

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2019

  • "Briar Cottage was great but not the quietist the traffic noise was obvious although didn’t bother us we are used to it and it was warned."

    There was also noisy dog next door which maybe holidaymakers. Overall a great location and lovely cottage owners were welcoming and friendly

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely, well appointed cottage, perfect for a rural getaway!"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday , everything we wanted , cottage was lovely and owners were very welcoming."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage which is very well appointed."

    Owners gave a lovely welcome with home made bread and eggs from their hens. In a great position for seeing this part of beautiful Northumberland. Perfect retreat for two people.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • 2 x electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Please note the property is located close to an 'A' road and some associated noise may be heard.Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property

The property

A heart-warming cottage situated near to the charming village of Edlingham, with easy access to the coast and central attractions.

Perfect for two, this retreat has been designed with couples in mind, and makes a pleasant base to return to after exploring the local area and beyond.

Housing a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely lounge, the open-plan layout promises many cosy nights amidst the warmth of the woodburner which sets you up for a wonderful getaway all-year-round.

Stairs lead to a nicely presented bathroom, complete with an overhead rainfall shower, and contemporary features, so you can get ready in style from one day to the next.

For somewhere to unwind, the double bedroom carries an almost traditional feel, matched with a dressing table and bedside tables that tie the space together in a homely fashion.

In the area, Edlingham offers a compilation of historic attractions, boasting an 11th century church as well as the remains of Edlingham Castle.

For nearby shops and pubs, Rothbury is just a short drive away and makes the perfect day trip, with a selection of amenities, beautiful scenery and notable buildings to admire.

A seaside adventure can also be enjoyed at Amble which lies in good distance.

A home-away-from-home in a beautiful location.

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About the location


Rothbury 4.5 miles; Alnwick 7.5 miles; Amble 15.5 miles

A pretty, rural village just outside of the Northumberland National Park. It is a village with beautiful countryside and some fantastic examples of history. Edlingham itself dates back to the 8th century, and it boasts a 11th century church as well as the remains of the 12th century Edlingham Castle which you can still visit today. It is a fantastic base for an outdoor holiday, with the 55 mile long Devil's Causeway running up the west side of the village, accompanied by beautiful scenery. Also nearby is Thrunton Wood which you can enjoy. For nearby shops and pubs, Rothbury is just a short drive away and is the perfect example with a delightful range of amenities, a place also with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. If you want a trip to the seaside, Amble is also within easy access

Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property

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