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Birdhopecraig Church

Rochester, Northumberland (Ref. 915814)

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  • Birdhopecraig Church - Northumberland - 915814 - photo 1
  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Ewing

    “A special property in a beautiful part of the country.”

    Well equipped, warm and welcoming we hope to be back soon.

    Well equipped, warm and welcoming we hope to be back soon.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

A stunning, Grade II listed detached property dating from 1826, set in the Borders village of Rochester near Kielder Forest.

Sympathetically converted to a very high standard, and formerly a Presbyterian church, this Rochester cottage offers character accommodation for a family or group of friends seeking a holiday to remember.

The spacious, open plan ground floor consists of a large galley-style kitchen, a dining area and a unique sitting area with comfortable sofas set around the original pulpit and toasty woodburner.

A pretty family bedroom and cloakroom complete the ground floor of this Rochester cottage.

The first floor gallery level consists of a panelled parapet housed on square corniced columns around three sides of the room.

The two comfortable, first floor bedrooms each come with their own staircase, plus the master room boasts it’s own en-suite, walk-in shower room and seating area, which overlooks the ground floor.

After a day exploring the beautiful neighbouring countryside, this historical, welcoming Rochester cottage will be waiting for your return, where you can stoke up the woodburner, curl up on the cosy sofas, and embrace the ambience of this wonderful old church.

Set in the centre of the Northumberland National Park, there is something to suit everyone, with endless country walks and cycle routes nearby, and just a short drive away, Kielder Water, the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe, provides a multitude of water-based activities.

A little further, but still within easy reach, are the delights of the Heritage Coastline, Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders.

This Rochester cottage is a perfectly positioned base for exploring Northumberland all year round.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground floor family room with 1 adult bunks and 1 single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. First floor gallery sitting area.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, two mins walk away, with loading/unloading outside property
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property does not have a garden.

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About the location


Otterburn 5 miles; Bellingham 11 miles; Carter Bar 11 miles; Keilder Water 20 miles.

The historical little village of Rochester, which dates back to Roman times, sits in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, just ten miles from the border with Scotland at Carter Bar. This area was set at the very edge of the Roman Empire and the remains of the fort of Bremenium, built to protect the important road of Dere Street, form part of the village green. Rochester is surrounded by stunning rolling hills and moorland, and lies close to the banks of the River Rede, offering some of the best salmon and trout fishing in England. Visitors will find a good local pub and restaurant, The Redesdale Arms, and what is affectionately known as The Last Café in England, The Camien. There are endless opportunities for walking and cycling from the village, whilst watersports including canoeing, sailing and water skiing can all be enjoyed at nearby Keilder Water. Five miles south lies Otterburn, the former home of a busy weaving industry, and the popular attraction of Otterburn Mill marks the village's historic past. Nearby Bellingham, built predominantly from local stone and slate, houses a handful of shops, pubs and tea rooms and a highly-regarded 18-hole golf course. Visit the majestic stately homes of Wallington Hall and Cragside, or the significant market town of Alnwick, with its stunning castle and gardens, which can be found in just under an hour’s drive should you fancy a day trip. Rochester is a superb location for a relaxing holiday all year round.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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