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A Family Friendly Home Close to the Centre of Rothbury

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Small terraced 3 bedroom house up to 5 guests sunny back patio quiet and secure

Our two story home is very comfortable and cosy with central heating throughout, double glazing and full insulation. There are fitted carpets in all rooms except the kitchen, bathroom and downstairs toilet.
The lounge room is tastefully furnished for four or five people. The double glass doors make it a light and airy room and provide access to a sunny rear patio to the south.
In the patio there is a small garden setting, a great location for your morning coffee on a sunny day.
Our kitchen/dining room looks out over a small front garden with views towards the town and the hills to the north.
Upstairs we have three bedrooms and the main bathroom. There are two double bedrooms, one with a wall mounted TV, a freestanding wardrobe, and bedside tables with lights. This room faces south with glimpses to the Simonside Hills.
The other double bedroom has a fitted wardrobe and faces north with views to the Pondicherry Hills. The third single bedroom is about 2mts X 2mts with a chest of drawers and hanging space.
All beds are fitted with summer weight quilts and two pillows per guest. For more comfortable sleeping in the summer you may find it necessary to turn off individual radiators in your bedrooms.
The bathroom has its own radiator, which is very nice on cold mornings and keeps towels dry and warm. We have a MIRA in-bath electric shower unit with glass shower screens.
There is a second toilet downstairs which also serves as a cloakroom for outdoor gear.
Our eat-in kitchen is well equipped with a full range of utensils, crockery and cutlery. There is seating for 6, and the new kitchen table can be extended to accommodate that number.
The private and secure rear patio is great for alfresco dining and in the understair cupboard are two garden lounge chairs for making the most of those balmy summer evenings.
You will also find 2 sets of golf clubs in this cupboard, if you are a golfer feel free to use the clubs - Rothbury course is well worth the walk, its very scenic and the clubhouse has gorgeous valley views.
For the children you are just a short walk to the riverside park. Great for fossicking in the river or kicking a ball with the kids.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 94 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 21 years, but please contact us if you are a family group....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is suitable for children who are 'stair safe'. The street is a cul de sac so has minimal traffic. There is a river about 100 mtrs away, which is great in the summer, but you should monitor children as the river is fast flowing. There is also a playground by the riverside which is popular with the local kids. I regret we have no facilities to cater for babies. If you can bring what you require, we welcome you....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry, strictly no smoking allowed in our house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We allow one well behaved dog, and seek your assistance to keep our carpets and furniture clean. There are excellent walks and areas from Rothbury which are enjoyed by many pets and owners....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Unfortunately the 2 entrance steps and 13 internal stairs make the house unsuitable for those of us in wheelchairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Small room, hill views, chest of drawers, reading light....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Village and hill views built-in robe bedside table and light...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Wardrobe, bedside tables reading lights...moreless

  • The top floor is fully carpeted throughout with central heating to all rooms. We fit all beds with summer weight quilts. There is a radiator in each room from the central heating, that can be turned off if required. Freshly laundered bath towels are provided for each guest....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    With wash basin and hooks over radiator for outdoor gear...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Central heating, the shower is in-bath....moreless

  • Our MIRA shower unit is in the bath with folding glass doors for access. It is electric driven by a pull chord. You also have a bathroom cabinet, washing basket and an initial supply of soap. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Rothbury is a thriving community with all the services you would expect. The local Coop is usually open until 9 at night and sells everything you need. There are great cafes and Pubs in town with a couple of good restaurants. Free internet access is available in the cottage and at many cafes or pubs in town,including at Tomlinsons which is located near the recently restored bridge. The nearby Coquet River is a great attraction on summer days and is often the gathering place for local and visiting children. On Friday night around 8.30pm the mobile fish and chip van parks at the end of The Maltings. Try it they are delicious especially with the local specialty of Mushy Peas....moreless


  • Books:

    There is a small and variable paperback library in the house....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Remote operated and easy to use, but look out because occasionally the TV remote activates the DVD - it can be confusing....moreless

  • Games:

    We have a chess set and Trivial Pursuit in the bureau in the lounge room....moreless

  • Music Library:

    A small selection of CDs is available. digital radio can be received over the TV. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have a Humax unit that supplies the Freesat channels to the lounge room TV including digital radio. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have a small Radio/CD/Cassette player in the lounge room. ...moreless

  • Television:

    The lounge room has a 40" Sony SMART TV for easy access to online TV with a DVD attached. The main bedroom also has an HDTV with remote control. Refer to our Directory for operating instructions....moreless

  • Video Library:

    An extensive range of DVDs is supplied. You may need to censor usage if you have younger children....moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village:

    Our cottage is situated in a quiet cul de sac just off the centre of Rothbury. It is a short walk to all the shops, restaurants, pubs and services of this popular and thriving village community....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    You have 2 (or 3) options for dining. In the kitchen are table and chairs for 6. In the lounge room we have a drop leaf oak dining table which you can also use. Your 3rd option is alfresco - enjoy....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    For large washes we use the clothes line in the rear patio (refer to our in house directory). Alternatively most clothes will dry over night on the radiators....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house is central heated with carpets in all rooms except kitchen, cloakroom and bathroom. Temp is controlled by lounge room thermostat. For your comfort lower the temp to a max of 10/12 C at night...moreless

  • Internet:

    We provide free access to unlimited internet. Address and password are included in the directory and on the modem....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide fresh linen for all guests, and all beds are supplied with quilts and two pillows per person....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is very comfortable, with a three seat settee, a two seat sofa and a rocking chair. We have a drop leaf oak table at one end of the room and a bureau....moreless

  • Parking:

    The cottage has one dedicated car parking space near the front door. In addition there are visitors parking spots in The Maltings. Do not to leave yourself short of petrol nearest garage is 12 miles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Incoming calls only. Please call +44 (0) 1669620171...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Freshly laundered bath towels are provided for each guest....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The Bosch washing machine is a little beauty. We find the 30 minute Mixed Load sufficient for most washes. Once the cycle is complete the machine will ‘beep’. The door won't open until cycle finishes....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have two plunger type cafetieres for your use. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is an extensive range of dishware, that should meet all your needs. A two slice toaster, kettle and blender are supplied for your use with a range of hand utensils and a set of cooking knives....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Easy to use half size Bosch that I think is just great....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen faces north with views up The Maltings. Well appointed with a lots of small utensils and electrical equipment. The dining table can be extended and has 6 chairs....moreless

  • Microwave:

    A full sized very easy to use microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Our electric oven has a built in grill and a fan forced option....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We supply basic tea coffee etc for you on arrival. The local coop is open until 9.00pm most nights and is just a couple of hundred yards up the road....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Great upside down fridge.freezer with more than enough space to meet family needs....moreless

  • Stove:

    The 4 burner gas top with range hood over is easy to use and keep clean, and has a safety cut out. When lighting hold down the gas button until fully alight....moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is an automatic 2 slice toaster....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a private small sunny rear patio with a garden table and two chairs. It is excellent for early morning breakfasts or leisurely lunches....moreless

  • Golf:

    I have 2 sets of clubs stored in the under stair cupboard. If you are golfers feel free to use them. Rothbury GC is well worth visiting but please replace lost balls with ones of a similar vintage!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A small front garden provides colour in the summer. We try to maintain window boxes but this is not always possible....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
May 18 - Jun 21, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
Jun 22 - Jul 12, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2017
Jul 13 - Aug 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Autumn
Aug 31 - Sep 13, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 14 - Oct 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$78 $97
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
October Half Term
Oct 19 - Oct 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$84 $129
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Oct 26 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$71 $91
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Saturday

Christmas and New Year
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2018
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


No smoking in the house. Deposit is 50% of total rent due at time of booking. Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. If a booking is cancelled with more than 60 days notice there will be 100% refund; between 30-60 days notice 50% refund; less than 30 days notice there is no refund. Cleaning is included in your rental, however we expect the house to be left clean and all breakages to be reported.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Turks Head
34 Miles
Nearest Ferry
800 Metres
Nearest Golf
Rothbury Golf club
30 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Newcastle Hotel
200 Miles
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Rothbury is ideally located on the banks of the river Coquet and is situated at the edge of the harsh but beautiful Northumberland National Park. It is a traditional market town, and is still an important centre for the local shepherds and farmers. Rothbury High Street boasts a number of traditional independent shops, there is a quieter and gentler pace of life and a selection of country pubs where locals gather to exchange news and gossip.

It is a popular destination for 'local' tourists, and as a consequence Rothbury is well supplied with cafes, a range of restaurants and public houses, plus a wide variety of shops for a small town.

My mother moved to Rothbury from the south of England in the late 1990s. She was welcomed into the village and we all immediately fell in love with the area. We have visited from the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney nearly every year since then.

I love the wide range of walks that are on offer and within easy reach of Rothbury. This includes up over the Simonside Hills to see the mysterious 'cup and ring' marks at Lordenshaw, or across to the north side of the valley to the carriageway that extends out of the Armstrong Estate and Cragside House. There is then the option to wander back through the extensive woodlands. There are lovely views; over moors to the distant Cheviot Mountains, down the Coquet Valley to Rothbury or Thropton. On a sunny day it is an idyllic and peaceful setting.

However this quiet and respectable front masks a fairly violent past. In the 15th and 16th centuries the Coquet Valley was a pillaging ground for bands of Border Rievers who attacked and burned Rothbury.

The dale around the town is rich in other history, some of it too old to be explained fully today including the cup and ring marks that ancient Northumbrians carved into rocky outcrops for reasons that have been lost in time.

You will find Cragside House, Gardens and Estate just two miles east of the town is an excellent day out. This historic home is marvel of Victorian ingenuity - it was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro electricity -with miles of paths running through spectacular rocky and woodland scenery. Today it is managed by the National Trust.

Thrunton Woods, Edlingham Castle and Brinkburn Priory are wildlife-rich spots that are well worth visiting with a picnic. North of Coquetdale you will find the Breamish Valley with its cold Cheviot streams and gorse-covered hill country cradling the charming villages of Powburn and Ingram.

Through the 'Shepherds Walk' organisation less experienced walkers can gain access to some of the most scenic walks in the area.

If you are a fisherman the Coquet River is popular with fly fishers seeking both trout and salmon.

Whereever you travel around Rothbury, walking or driving the countryside is just a delight and it is an experience that changes with every season. Enjoy.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I was brought up in Oxfordshire in the UK and attended Witney Grammar School. After a few years of roaming the world I made an excellent decision and ended up in Australia. My Australian wife and I have two sons and we now live with on the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney. Despite the beautiful area in which we live we still look forward to our holidays in Rothbury which we take most years.

Why the Owner Chose Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, UK:
My mother moved from the south of England to Rothbury in the late 90s She was welcomed into this friendly community and found it very easy to settle in to the quieter pace of life here. We visited almost every year from Australia and were equally enchanted with Rothbury. The more we visit the more we find to do, and the more we enjoy the area. For us the walks are just outstanding, and even when we are in Sydney in our beach-side house we miss the moors, the forest, or just strolling along the river bank. Our cottage really is a home away from home and we will keep it for as long as possible. I love to play an afternoon round of golf at the nearby Rothbury Golf Club. After the serious business is over my wife joins me in the 19th and we sit and soak up the magnificent views up the Coquet valley to the moors and the setting sun - magic.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our cottage is really a second home, it is furnished to suit a family (or group) of 4 or 5. Its cosy and warm in winter and bright and sunny in summer. The rear patio is just right for breakfast or a bit of alfresco dining in summer. We normally eat in the kitchen, but can also use the drop leaf table in the lounge room for evening meals. The Maltings cul de sac is a community within a community where people care about their neighbors. The street has no through traffic and so is safe and quiet if you have kids. Friday night is a real treat as the fish and chip van parks at the end of the road to present their specialty to the locals. Yum!

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • The Maltings Cottage

    The Maltings Cottage

  • Kitchen - views up The Maltings

    Kitchen - views up The Maltings

  • Kitchen - gas cook top, electric oven, fridge,  chefs knives.

    Kitchen - gas cook top, electric oven, fridge, chefs knives.

  • Main double bedroom

    Main double bedroom

  • Second double bedroom

    Second double bedroom

  • Single bedroom - hillside views

    Single bedroom - hillside views

  • Entrance hallway -kitchen to the right -cloakroom to the left of photographer.

    Entrance hallway -kitchen to the right -cloakroom to the left of photographer.

  • Rear patio

    Rear patio

  • The Maltings Cottage

    The Maltings Cottage

  • Lounge room with seating for 5/6 and SMART TV.

    Lounge room with seating for 5/6 and SMART TV.

  • Lounge room - entertainment options

    Lounge room - entertainment options

  • Kitchen - Microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, cent heating boiler

    Kitchen - Microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, cent heating boiler

  • Kitchen - dining area

    Kitchen - dining area

  • Main double bedroom - TV, hillside views

    Main double bedroom - TV, hillside views

  • Second double bedroom - entrance

    Second double bedroom - entrance

  • Rear patio doors

    Rear patio doors

  • Upstairs landing to bathroom

    Upstairs landing to bathroom

  • The Maltings Cottage

    The Maltings Cottage

  • Lounge room with SMART TV and two sofas

    Lounge room with SMART TV and two sofas

  • Lounge room and smart TV

    Lounge room and smart TV

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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