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Simonside Apartment

(Ref. 1012392)

Rothbury, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Could not fault anything, wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay, only downsides were - very noisy in the evening, jacuzzi bath appears not to work, no instructions supplied."

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Sep 2023

  • "Note there is a DVD player and a CD player/radio as well as the TV in the living room."

    The flat was generally quiet but the live music on two evenings was quite noisy.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Jul 2023

  • "Simonside apartment was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The flat is in the centre of Rothbury so is close to shops and eateries, and it has a pleasant outlook over the village green. In a week when the weather was hot and sticky, the flat was a haven of coolness. We would be more than happy to stay there again if we were in the area.

    Reviewed by Vince5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable and well equipped apartment."

    Perhaps a folder of instructions for the various equipment would be useful. One or two minor issues which were quickly sorted out by the owner. I actually contacted Sykes Holiday Cottages via email about the above issues on the day of our arrival (Sunday) and didn't receive a reply, which incidentally didn't resolve the issues, until Wednesday - not very satisfactory. Fortunately as previously stated the owner quickly resolved the issues. A very good base for seeing Northumberland, plenty of places to visit and things to do but not enough time to do them all. Must mention that been above The Narrow Nick is not a problem regarding any noise, even when they had live music one evening. All in all a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2023

  • "This clean, comfortable, homelike and well-equipped apartment was the perfect centre for a holiday exploring the wonderful county of Northumberland."

    Perfecrtly positioned in terms of geography - with easy access to both coast and uplands - it is also perfectly situated within Rothbury, being right in the middle of this lively but peaceful town with all its useful shops, pubs and eating venues within a few steps of the doorway. A big bonus is that each of the major rooms boast large, sash windows looking over the pretty, bustling marketplace. The level of facilities is very good, with the unusually well-equipped kitchen and the exceptionally comfortable bed being worthy of special mention. Little touches like the scroll-top desk in the bedroom and the thoughtful, attractive decor are much appreciated. The owner is friendly, helpful and a pleasure to deal with. I had a superb holiday and Simonside apartment contributed greatly to its succes.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice apartment in lovely friendly town, with plenty of facilities and good for exploring Northumberland."

    No noise issues with bar (great place for a friendly pint with the locals) or the Co-op (understand Co-op is moving to new premises later in year). Items to consider: could not get TV to work; light in alleyway much needed very dark at night and easy to trip up step into alley from street; grab rail for bath as very deep; instructions on where to find hot water and jacuzzi controls.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Mar 2023

  • "Excellent flat, nice and cosy with great facilities, Excellent location in the ..."

    Excellent flat, nice and cosy with great facilities, Excellent location in the heart of Rothbury , and perfect to reach Bamburgh Alnwick

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were extremely happy with our accomadation."

    There was everything in the apartment you could possibly need. The village of Rothbury had everything on hand, lovely shops, restaurants and a Co Op. Everyone we met were so friendly. We would definately recommend the property and would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely flat with everything you need for a family, and very clean ."

    Lovely village and ideal for see the rest of Northumberland. Parking no problem.

    Reviewed by F5.0May 2022

  • "The only comment really is that you are close to the Co-Op and deliveries arrive early morning, would not bother early risers or heavy sleepers."

    I would suggest that the lock into the apartment needs a good squirt of WD40 into it. A couple of time I was worried it wasn’t going to lock/unlock. Otherwise we would not hesitate to stay here again should the need arise.

    WD40 was used at the next opportunity and worked well thank you kind regards Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Simonside however the apartment felt very cold and damp/musty on arrival with a strong chemical smell which persisted throughout our stay despite having windows open to air the rooms."

    We wondered whether this was caused by building work in the Bar below. There were some minor niggles which could do with fixing...... • Toilet seat was loose and moved and the shower/bath was very slow to empty • Grill on the oven didn't seem to work very well and had to resort to a different method of cooking. • TV kept losing stations and sound bar didn't appear to work • Living flame fire not usable and replaced with electric heater. Some of the photographs in the listing are out of date and could do with updating. The property is in a good position right at the centre of the town/village but a little noisy in the morning which is to be expected because of the location.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2021

  • "The furniture is a little dated and tired and the kitchen utensils were a bit sparse, only one saucepan for instance."

    The Narrow Nick pub is now open on the ground floor and the sound penetrates to the flat. The clientele seem well behaved and it closes by 11pm, so tolerable. Overall the flat is very conveniently located.

    Reviewed by Rhydian3.8Jun 2021

  • "Located right in the middle of Rothbury High Street."

    It is very handy for shops and places to eat out, there are 3 pubs, cafe and fish and chip shop close to the apartment. The co-op is next door which is handy but has frequent deliveries that can be noisy as is the pub directly below the apartment when people are sat outside. Lots to do, many ideal walks from the doorstep, Cragside (National Trust) is really worth visiting. Alnwick Castle and town a short 20 minute drive, with the coast 30 minutes drive. Many lovely beaches, Alnmouth and Holy Island close by. Apartment is very comfortable, well furnished with excellent WIFI and ideal for self catering.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Overall, a comfortable and well equipped flat which met our expectations."

    It is located very conveniently in the centre of Rothbury with good access to shops and food outlets despite the current restrictions. One problem was that the Jacuzzi did not work.

    Reviewed by Rhydian4.1Sep 2020

  • "The apartment is as it says on the main street in Rothbury."

    It is very handy for places to visit. There are places to eat in Rothbury plus a fish&chip shop and a pizza takeaway. The co-op is next door which is handy but it comes with deliveries made at just after 7 am which does wake you up. We were left a lovely box of chocolates which was a nice thought but we didn't get any milk which is unusual now. All in all we did enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Sep 2020

  • "Great location if you enjoy watching life go by in a small town, not so good if you object to being woken early by large Co-op delivery vehicles unloading every morning!"

    Reviewed by Gary3.4Jul 2020

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  • All first floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Electric central heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first serve basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.01 miles Please be aware that this apartment is above a Real Ale Bar which closes at around 10:30pm on weekdays
  • There is approximately 18 people in the bar at one time and it is not overly noisy.

The property

Simonside Apartment rests in the centre of the thriving town of Rothbury.

Situated on the first floor, this property is an excellent space for those looking to explore the unspoilt countryside and coastline of Northumberland.

Look forward to spending your evenings in the spacious sitting room, boasting a delightful gas fire and exposed stonework, which gives the room a wealth of character.

The open-plan kitchen has a range of contemporary appliances, so you can easily rustle up a delicious, romantic and home-cooked meal, to be enjoyed at the dining table whilst discussing the day's events.

The property boasts a well-presented double bedroom, housing quality furnishings including bedside tables and lamps, ideal for some late night reading, whilst the red carpet adds a delightful splash of colour to the room.

The purpose built alcove in the main bedroom is designed for writers and muses alike, with views overlooking Rothbury and a writer’s bureau set up for creativity to flow or perhaps a relaxing cup of tea while gazing over the town.

The bathroom is an exceptional place, offering a Jacuzzi bath for you to relax after a tiring day and let those bubbling jets work their magic on those tired muscles.

You are ideally situated for accessing all Rothbury has to offer, including a delightful selection of eateries, independent shops and supermarkets, all within walking distance.

Visit the local toyshop, J.R.

Soulsby and Sons., which has been in Rothbury for over 100 years, perfect for gifts and postcards from this wonderful town.

Try your hand at some sporting activities nearby, an especially good area for those keen golfers among you, boasting challenging courses for even the most experienced players.

Discover a number of walking and cycling routes nearby, with wonderful views particularly from Thurnton Woods.

A thirty-minute drive from the property brings you to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can explore the Simonside Hills, the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland National Park for a whole host of scenic attractions, walks and a plethora of wildlife to spot.

Find yourself spending the afternoon at the beach, stretched back across your towels and enjoying that blazing sun, or taking a cool dip in the shallow waters.

Simonside Apartment is the place to be for exploring this beautiful region and expansive coastline.

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About the location


Alnwick 11.8 miles; Alnmouth 16.1 miles; Morpeth 17.3 miles.

The capital of Coquetdale, Rothbury lies on the north bank of the famous salmon and trout river, the Coquet, and is dominated by the heather clad Simonside Hills. It is an attractive, small market town and its proximity to Northumberland’s National Park ensures excellent local walking. Stone houses, typical of the region, line the town’s steep main streets and there is a good range of shops on offer. With a golf course, public tennis courts and cycle hire close by and a variety of great houses and gardens to explore, including Cragside, Alnwick Castle (home of the Duke of Northumberland), Wallington Hall and a host of famous castles, this great location has plenty to offer. Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Reservoir and Forest and the sandy beaches and dunes of the coast are also within easy driving distance.

Please be aware that this apartment is above a Real Ale Bar which closes at around 10:30pm on weekdays. There is approximately 18 people in the bar at one time and it is not overly noisy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas