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A Family Friendly Home Close To The Centre Of Rothbury

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,011 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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.

More Details

Kerry Timms
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Kerry Timms

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.

Kerry Timms purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Kerry Timms chose Rothbury

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!


Rothbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1011 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , With wash basin and hooks over radiator for outdoor gear
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Central heating, the shower is in-bath.
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Small room, hill views, chest of drawers, reading light.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Village and hill views built-in robe bedside table and light
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Wardrobe, bedside tables reading lights
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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A Family Friendly Home Close To The Centre Of Rothbury
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was fine, with everything we needed supplied. Its position in the middle of Rothbury is ideal, and Rothbury itself is charming

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margaret Thank you for letting us know what you thought of our cottage. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our home and the village in which it sits. Best regards Kerry and Trish
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  • 5 of 5

Very suitable, clean and everything worked. Quiet. Excellent location.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Keith So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for letting everyone know. Look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best regards kerry
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very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

as last time very comfortable, lovely and warm, well equipped a couple of improvements could be made by a window dressing at the bathroom window to give some privacy when the light is on and perhaps a mattress topper on the small double bed as it is quite hard, apart from these small items we both enjoyed our stay as did the dogs. Thanks again will be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen Thanks for your feedback, its nice to get input from our regular guests. We can ask the house keeper to get a mattress topper for the second bedroom before your next visit in January. We will also look at your suggestion regarding the bathroom. Best regards Kerry and Trish
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Excellent. One of the best cottages we rent. Clean, everything we need, lovely town.

  • 5 of 5

This property is clean, well placed and has every convenience that is needed. The town is a gem and walks along the River Croquet a joy with a dog. All pubs and eating establishments welcome dogs and food is good. Cragside as a N.T property is a boon for visiting as is the hills, Simonside and beyond. Alnwick is not dog friendly but without a dog is well worth a visit. The coast is close and sands for miles. All in all the area is fantastic and beautiful in all weathers.

The listing was accurate regarding location etc and the owner provided excellent customer service. Definitely recommend this place. This is the third year we have booked this property and would definitely do so again. One of the best we have booked.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Veronica Thank you so much for this nice review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay again, and hope we can welcome you back next year. Best regard Kerry n Trish
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Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent home from home Holliday cottage as always, everything you could need, comfortable, ideal location, friendly locals, what more could you ask for, we'll be back !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay again Wendy. Thanks for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you back next year. Best regards Kerry and Trish
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Great location, excellent value

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in Rothbury holidaying with an elderly mum and 2 dogs. The Maltings cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Everything we needed was included with good quality furnishings and appliances including wi-fi. Central location was perfect to walk to the village shops and along the riverside and to sample the local golf course. Takeaway in village was very good as was the butcher and bakeries. Best place we found to eat out was the Three Wheat Heads in Thropton - 5 minutes drive and delicious food. Would recommend the cottage for families of all ages and hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zoe Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our cottage and Rothbury. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best regards Kerry and Trish
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30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
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Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Nearest Golf
800 Metres
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Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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Nearest Restaurant
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Nearest Ski
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Nearest Beach
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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