A good location and cottage for a quiet time.. Included walking in village of Harbottle as well. The castle and Drakes Stone are must dos and there is a pub that doubles up as tourist centre, paper and coffee shop.. Easily placed for Hadrian's Wall, Keilder Water (National Park in general), Alnwick, Northumberland Coast, Lindisfarne, and Berwick upon Tweed. If a day is required in Scotland again easily positioned for this. The accommodation is excellent and enough space to prepare basic meals. The week we had was very warm with no rain at all. The landlady who lives in the main cottage was on had if need be and will supply you with some fruit/veg depending on what time of year you are staying. Very helpful all round.