Self-Catering Northumberland National Park

Drovers Rest Northumberland National Park, Northumberland

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From: €341 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural location

Property Description

Holiday home
Set in an isolated position on the edge of the Northumberland National Park is this charming, stone built cottage, just three miles from Otterburn and seven miles from Bellingham. This wonderful, single-storey property is peacefully located in the surrounding countryside whilst the open-plan living area and delightful lawned garden with patio are the perfect accommodation for a relaxing break. Amenities include fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There are great facilities for fishing, horse riding and golf nearby, as well as Hadrian's Wall and a variety of beautiful National Trust homes and gardens.

Accomodation Details
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.

The delightful village of Otterburn is an incredibly tranquil little place, but this was once the site of the famous 1388 Scottish victory over the English. As the former home of a thriving weaving industry, the town was once known for the world famous Otterburn Mill, an integral part of the settlement's past. Close to the banks of the River Rede and situated between the hills and moors of the North Tyne Valley there are numerous excellent walking facilities in the area as well as a popular Coast-to-Coast route for cyclists. The beautiful Kielder Forest and Waters are close by as is the Roman construction of Hadrian's Wall, both of which are worth visiting. The area also provides fantastic fishing, horse riding and nature watching amidst superb, tranquil countryside.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Oil heating with electric fire. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/cassette/CD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large lawned garden with pond, patio and garden furniture. Lockable bike storage. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: There is an unfenced pond at the property so please ensure children are supervised.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
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Key Features
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural location

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Self-Catering Reviews

April 2023
John en Ann zijn heel aardig en behulpzaam. De cottage is mooi ingericht, ruim en comfortabel. De omgeving is prachtig.
October 2022
A comfortable, well appointed cottage in a peaceful location with stunning views of the moors from the garden. Sitting in the garden looking at the stars (I have never seen so many) while enjoying a glass of wine was very special. The location made it easy to get to Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick and Cragside. Looking forward to visiting again.
Ian S
August 2021
The cottage is clean, tidy, well kitted out & the owners were immensely friendly & helpful. I could not fault the place.
September 2020
It was a home from home, cottage was perfect really enjoyed our week there. It is set in beautiful scenery and hosts Ann and John are nearby if needed otherwise they leave you to enjoy your holiday. Would definitely go back again
September 2019
My wife and i plus a small dog had a wonderful weeks holiday, the cottage was well maintained and John and Ann the owners where so friendly and helpful without being intrusive , the scenery was outstanding the forest and mountain, the cottage is only 11 miles to Scottish boarder there where so many places to visit we didn't fit them all in so hopefully we will be back next year, thank you Ann and John .from Heather and Les .
Sally R
June 2019
Cosy cottage with expansive views of the surrounding countryside. Otterburn is only 3 miles away where you can buy supplies in the village shop then visit Otterburn Mill, the cafe is well worth a visit and you can take dogs in the shop and cafe. Hexham and Hadrians Wall is about a 30 minute drive on quiet roads, Hexham Abbey is well worth a visit as is the market. Keillor Forest is a short drive and there are footpaths all over the place. The cottage itself is owned by the very helpful, friendly Ann and John. It is light, very clean, welcoming and has everything you need for your self catering holiday. We cannot wait to return.
Mrs Richardson-golaup
May 2019
Very comfortable short stay for a local wedding.. Would highly recommend.
March 2019
A lovely warm friendly and welcoming property. A get away from the rat race sort of place. Ann & John very helpful. John even kindly helped make it even darker to enable hubby to use his telescope in this wonderful dark sky region. Shame he couldn't move the clouds but it gives us an excuse to visit again!
Miss Ohagan
March 2019
In regards to pet friendly.. ..although it was stipulated that dogs must b kept on leads ..i did not expect it to compulsory for the private anyone taking pets should b made very clear about this. Mr and mrs curry..charming hosts..warm..funny and friendly..beautiful location.
Mr Sewell
December 2018
We would deffinetly stay there again, the cottage was very clean, and cosy, and .... We would deffinetly stay there again, the cottage was very clean, and cosy, and the owner's very friendly and very helpful,
harvey g
November 2018
Spent a lovely half-term week at Drover's Rest. It's warm and very well equipped. The owners made us feel very welcome without being intrusive. The cottage is easy to find, being well signposted and handily placed near to a main road, but no traffic noise at all. Spectacular views and incredibly clear skies at night. Plenty to see & do in the local area, the cottage is also within reach of Hadrian's Wall, Cragside and the many coastal attractions. It's also dog-friendly which is a major plus.
harvey g
November 2018
Lovely clean cottage.. Felt very welcome. Key collection instructions & directions to location very clear.
Mrs Bassirian
August 2018
Fantastic cottage, a real home from home.. Amazing views from cottage. Super clean. Super comfortable. Close to pretty much most stuff in Northumberland. Our kids 5&7 loved it. The owners were fantastic, they were really good with the kids and the children were free to explore all of the grounds and we didnt need to worry about them being quiet. The owners live on site and are there if you need them and also great to have a chat with. But also happy to leave you alone to get on with your holiday. I put out the kids washing to dry but it rained, when we returned it had been dried and folded for us!!! When we return to Northumberland we will be staying here again!
william s
July 2018
Had a wonderful holiday at Drovers Rest,Cottage had everything you could need.Very much pet friendly and owner friendly, really made you feel at home.Great views and very peaceful location.Plenty to do and places to visit. Ann &John made you feel so welcome, John is a great character didn't, get a chance to drive his ride on mower, but he did take me for drive in his Porsche.
william s
July 2018
Lovely cottage very comfortable and clean would recommend to family and friends.. In a great location for seeing all that Northumberland has to offer.
Mr Warner
April 2018
The Drovers Rest is a very clean comfortable cottage situated in a beautiful .... The Drovers Rest is a very clean comfortable cottage situated in a beautiful area which and is well placed to enable visits to all the fantastic places to visit in wonderful Northumberland
Mr Kuch
November 2017
Clean well presented accommodation..
Mrs Redfern
October 2017
Beautiful cottage, lovely and clean.. Everything was provided that you would ever need. Surroundings and the view was stunning. Would highly recommend the Drovers Cottage to all family and friends in need of a break from our busy lives.
Muriel B
September 2017
We have just returned from our week at Drivers rest. The property is warm, comfortable and we'll equipped. The photographs do not do the location justice the views are stunning. Ann and John are very friendly and leave you to enjoy the holiday. There is a lot to see and do around the area. We had never been to Northumbria before but will definitely return to Drivers rest. We didn't want to leave.
Mr Theaker
September 2017
We have been to Northumberland several times but this was the best cottage in the best location in our experience.. It was beautifully presented and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
August 2017
We stayed a week at this amazing cottage it was so welcoming and all the rooms were fully equipped the scenery was amazing too the owners John and Ann were so friendly and made us really welcome. Plenty of places to visit and loads of information in the cottage . Will definitely be going back there .
August 2017
Hosts anne and John very friendly and welcoming went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable
Jayne P
July 2017
Lovely cottage in the perfect location, the view from the kitchen door is wonderful. John and Ann were very friendly. Perfect place to explore from, very comfortable to come home to. Can't wait to go back, it was our first visit to Northumberland and definitely won't be our last.
January 2017
the cottage is very comfortable and well equipped ,and is well placed for easy access to Jedburgh, keilder,hexham and Newcastle . fantastic scenery all around, this is our second visit to drovers rest and we will be returning again in the future . the owners Ann & john are close by and very friendly and on hand if you need anything a great place to stay .
Dianne L
July 2016
Drovers Rest was a lovely place to spend our week in the country. The cottage was spacious, well equipped and set in beautiful surroundings, close to many places of interest. The owners were lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them. We do aim to holiday there again in the future!
Mr Maddocks
July 2016
Had a fantastic 4 night stay, Drovers Rest is a lovely clean and well decorated cottage. We will be back in March 2017.
Mr Plant
May 2016
A lovely well equipped cottage, situated in stunning countryside. The owners who live nearby were really friendly and helpful, but not in any way intrusive.
Miss Hall
February 2016
Drovers Rest was clean, well kept and comfortable. The property owners was helpful and friendly.
Mrs Mason
September 2015
The views from the garden are stunning and the peace and quiet is delightful.
stephen w
June 2015
The cottage was lovely, clean and well appointed. there were flowers and a packet of biscuits waiting for us on our arrival. The heating system was excellent. The hosts were very friendly and left you to do your own thing but were very approachable for help and advice. Although the fridge in the cottage has a small freezer the hosts were very willing to share their large freezer with you. The surrounding area was the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Less than 20 miles to the seaside and many places of interest easily accessible. The local pub (1 Mile approx. away) does excellent food and drink. The local village shop (3 mile approx. away) is well stocked and offers a dining area offering cooked food etc. There is an Otterburn Mill outlet selling clothing and gifts is in the village also offering snack food. We loved the peace and tranquillity of the area and the friendliness of the residents and would recommend a visit.
Mr Waller
June 2015
The hosts were very friendly and would have done anything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. They left us alone to our own devices but were there for advice and help if necessary. The area it is in is outstandingly beautiful in our opinion.
March 2015
Had a great 3 nights at Drover's Rest. Ideally located in the Dark Sky area of Northumberland and close to Kielder Forest for star gazing and going to visits to Kielder Forest and Castle. Cottage was warm and cozy with all the necessary equipment required for a weekend away. Owners live in the house next door and are friendly and helpful. Would recommend this cottage. Lovely location and still close to all the things you may want to visit, pubs, castles, lakes, countryside. Lynne and Allan
Mr Cousins
March 2015
Excellent location and accommodation. Had very friendly owners, would highly recommend to friends and family.
Miss Gray
January 2015
Loved everything about it, will hopefully be going again.
Mrs O'Callaghan
January 2015
Had a lovely stay at this cosy cottage in January. Enjoyed walks and meals in the local pub.
Mrs Gentle
October 2014
Very friendly owners, anything we could have needed was supplied. cleanliness faultless, lovely holiday altogether
Mr King
September 2014
Drovers Rest was in a quiet location with the friendly owners property nearby. We appreciated being left to our own devices and found the property well placed to explore the area.
Mrs Priestley
August 2014
A lovely bungalow with wonderful hosts and a beautiful garden. We would definitely return.
Mrs Nuttie
August 2014
The cottage was in a great location, quiet, very comfortable spacious and had everything we needed. The location was very handy for the wedding we came up for. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we were able to visit a number of National Trust properties in the area.
August 2014
Very pleasant & clean cottage. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, make sure you take directions as there is no wifi so had to stop at the mill shop in Otterburn! Even through Otterburn is remote, nearest supermarket is 23 miles away in Hexham there is lots to do and see in Northumberland especially if you are National Trust members. We had a very good holiday and would recommend staying in Otterburn again.
Mrs Haw
July 2014
Couldn't fault this spotlessly clean cottage, it was spacious and comfortable throughout. Nestled in the countryside surrounded by rabbits and sheep.
Mrs Gevaux
June 2014
The cottage was well equipped and the scenery views breathtaking.
Mr Woolnough
June 2014
The very good condition of the property and the warm welcome given by the owners. It had a nice lay-out and was very comfortable. Situated in lovely countryside with good food pub and shop close by.
Mrs Rothery
May 2014
There was lots to see and do in the area. We felt that the property should have a higher grade than three stars, definitely worth four!
Mrs Myers
April 2014
We really enjoyed staying at The Drovers Rest, the owners were very welcoming.
Miss Cawkwell
February 2014
Rural location, larger than it looked on the website. Property spotlessly clean and warm, bedrooms comfortable, garden large, great leaflets providing info on local attractions and the owner was friendly and very helpful. Great location for touring area, 14 miles from Kielder Forest and reservoir. Wonderful towns, very quaint with friendly local shops. Great historic locations within easy driving access.
Mr Ridden
August 2013
Lovely cottage with extra welcoming touches and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Particularly liked the diary which visitors filled in and which gave us ideas on where to visit and good places to eat. We had a quiet and relaxing holiday and some great meals at the local pub.
Mrs Downie
August 2013
The cottage and surrounding is restful, and a home away from home. I have no problem in recommending Drover's Rest to anyone, we will be going back!
Mr Barmby
July 2013
Drovers Rest was in a good location for exploring the area. The house had plenty of room for four people and was well equipped. The property and garden was well maintained and the area was nice and quiet, with the nearest shops only being a short drive away. We would recommended the Drovers Rest to anyone as good value accommodation.
Mr Reynolds
July 2013
The location of the cottage was lovely and the views breath-taking. The property itself was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The owners were very friendly and helpful. This cottage is perfectly located for exploring the area. There is much to see and do, and information about available sites, walks and history were readily available and current within the cottage.
Mrs Karolchyk
November 2012
Wonderful place - cosy, quiet and away from the hustle and bustle - definitely return if this way.
Mr Darby
August 2012
Excellent Cottage, extremely friendly hosts, ideal for exploring Northumberland.
Mrs Knowles
May 2011
We (me, my husband and our dog Cody) had a really good week's break walking in this beautiful area. The location of the cottage provided a excellent base from which to explore the area, from Kielder to the Cheviotts and Hadrians Wall to the Coast, all within a reasonable driving distance through lovely countryside. The cottage itself was of a high standard, clean and comfortable, with excellent views in a peaceful setting and a pleasant garden to relax in. It had everything we needed (and more). The owners were very welcoming and whilst they are nearby should you need anything they also gave us our privacy. The shop in Otterburn was well stocked with all the essentials and local produce needed for the stay. We would definitely consider staying here again.
Ms Clayton
April 2011
We liked the home comforts that Drovers Rest provided for us. Upon our arrival the owners even provided a vase full of lovely daffodils which was very welcoming. After long days out it was a pleasure to return to the cottage each evening. The facilities were excellent and it was ideally situated being central to most places of interest. Northumbria is a wilderness of beauty - we thoroughly enjoyed this holiday.
November 2010
Very well appointed. Lovely area to visit. Would return here for another visit
Mr Mason
July 2010
The splendid views surrounding the property gave a feeling of being miles from anywhere and anybody. However, there were numerous interesting places to visit within very easy distance and good food available at the pub 1 mile up the road.
Mrs Rogers
July 2010
The cottage was comfortable and in a lovely position. Nice pub a mile up the road. Ideal for avid walkers and cyclists.
Mr Hovland
June 2010
The location of the cottage, was peacefully set in complete privacy. It was within easy reach of quite a few tourist attractions and restaurants. We will definitely go back to the same cottage again.
Mr Bethell
May 2010
The cottage is perfect for families and people with good dogs and good well behaved children! Exactly as said on the web. Fantastic setting.
December 2009
The owners of the cottage were extremely friendly and helpful. The cottages was very clean and practical and it proved to be good base to both tour the area and to go on long walks. I would not hesitate to recommend the accommodation. Dislike the midges until we found a suitable spray
December 2009
This cottage was very nice and had brilliant views.The owners were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of places to visit, A brilliant Holiday. Worth a visit.
Wayne & Jenny
December 2009
This well equipped cottage provided the ideal location for our peaceful getaway. Lots of attractions both nearby and within reasonable driving distance. Otterburn village is just down the road which has pubs and shops. The owners were very friendly and helpful too.
Mr Davies
August 2009
The cottage was well situated for exploring the Northumberland National Park and Hadrians Wall in the south of the region. It was also easy to drive into Scotland, and to the Northumberland coast. The scenery was wonderful and there were so many places to visit. The cottage was easy to access off the A68 but was surrounded by the serenity of the high moors.
Mr Halford
August 2009
The location was great for what we wanted, ie. in the middle of nowhere. This might not suit everyone though. Otterburn was a very pleasant village, only about three or four miles away, and the scenery from the cottage was wonderful. The couple who owned it lived adjacent and were very pleasant, friendly and helpful.
Mr Mrs Morris
June 2009
A very clean and well equipped cottage in lovely surroundings.
Mrs Baker
September 2008
Excellent in every way.
Ms Hasler
August 2008
The cottage was well maintained, in a peaceful location and convenient for many attractions.
Ms Bennett
June 2008
The cottage was really pleasant. It is a lovely unspoilt area, lots to see and do. Nice for relaxing.
Mr Tong
June 2008
The location of the property was superb for our purposes i.e. touring and site seeing. The local walks were ideal with some lovely views and we saw plenty of wildlife including deers and birds of prey.
Mr Pickles
June 2008
Good area, the owners made us welcome then left us to get on with our holiday. The accommodation was very clean and in great condition.
Mrs Bullerwell-Scott
May 2008
Great holiday. Lots of places for young and old, not far to travel for all ages. Cottage is beautiful in good area.
Mr Slatter
May 2008
Once there we found the cottage was delightful. It was quiet and peaceful. We would like to go back now!
Miss Kerr
March 2008
The cottage was beautiful and in a fantastic location. We were given fresh eggs by the owners and they were extremely friendly. An ideal holiday with the wonderful surroundings of Kielder Forest.
Mrs Rees
December 2007
We did enjoy both the property and the area. We would very much like to return to this property again. Thank you.
Mr Anderson
March 2007
The attention to cleanliness and equipment was brilliant!
Mr Rush
November 2006
Ideal location which makes visiting the surrounding area easy. Friendly owners next door which is really useful for information and help.
Mr Rawson
November 2006
Cottage excellent and as described in brochure. Relaxing and quiet location with gorgeous views. Warm and friendly welcome and advice on nearby walks/National Trust attractions. We will be back!
Mr Booth
September 2006
Very relaxing and quiet location.
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