Self-Catering Northumberland National Park

Townfoot Cottage Northumberland National Park, Northumberland

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From: €533 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden

Property Description

Holiday home
Townfoot Cottage is a Grade II listed cottage, on the outskirts of the village of Elsdon, two miles from Otterburn in the Northumberland National Park. This cottage sleeps five people and has two bedrooms, consisting of one double bedroom and one family room with three single beds, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a multi-fuel stove. Outside this cottage, there is a front garden with off road parking and a private sheltered rear garden with furniture and a BBQ. Townfoot Cottage is a perfect holiday cottage for families who wish to explore the Northumberland National Park. One well-behaved dog is welcome

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family with 3 single beds (both bedrooms have basins). Bathroom with L shaped bath and shower, basin, bidet and WC. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with centre dining table and stone flagged floors. Comfortable sitting room and woodburning stove

The unspoilt village of Elsdon lies in a protected hollow amid beautiful fells, woodland and moorland in the heart of the Cheviots on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. The area is rich with history, and there are many listed sites in this community, overshadowed by the fortified Pele Tower. The village green is a charming feature of Elsdon, and there is a pub that dates back to the 18th century that retains a truly olde worlde atmosphere. A good choice of shops is available in the market town of Rothbury just 10 miles away, and there is much to explore in the surrounding area including the Coast to Coast Walk and alternative Pennine Way which passes though. A National Cycle Route runs by for those who love to explore the countryside on two wheels.

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.

LPG central heating and woodburning stove. Double electric oven with separate gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Smart TV with on-demand services. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. highchair on request. Front garden with off road parking. Private sheltered garden to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ. Secure bike storage. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop in Otterburn 2 miles and pub 7 miles. Note: Check-in 5pm. Please note this property is for holiday letting, any working parties looking to book, please enquire with the office. Please note if you are bringing an electric vehicle, there are charging points within 10 miles of the Cottage, at Thropton and Bellingham. Please note that for safety reasons guests are not permitted to use the Cottage mains electricity supply to charge electric vehicles.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden

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Self-Catering Reviews

Suzanne N
April 2021
just returned from another relaxing week stay in this beautiful cottage. Sarah (owner)1, makes you feel so welcome. Beautiful scenery, so peaceful and very little traffic. Central to many locations in the area I never want to leave when I stay at this well equipped, comfortable cottage. Can't wait to go back
Mr Mortimer
September 2020
We were made to feel very welcome with chocolates and wine and a safe hello from Sarah.. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and the location was ideal for trips to the east coast or just lazing around with walks in the fields with Scamp. We hope to return.
Mrs Johnson
March 2020
We had a fabulous week at Townfoot Cottage, properly dog friendly with a secure back garden, lovely walks on the doorstep and doggy treats were part of the afternoon tea waiting for us on arrival.. Sarah the owner had really thought of everything to make the place a home from home and we cannot thank her enough for the wonderful stay we had.
Mrs Bytheway
May 2019
The cottage was very well equipped and Sarah gave us a lovely welcome.. The table was laid ready for use to sit down and have a cuppa with a scone and jam, there was a bottle of wine and chocolates. Sarah showed us where everything was. A much appreciated guide, the area was stunning. We could not of wished for a better place to stay
Mr Buss
March 2019
A delightful and beautiful house.. We very much enjoyed staying there. The owner was perfect - friendly and available if needed but never intrusive. The village is very quiet with one pub (with a restaurant) open just three days a week. But this didn't matter. The house is very well situated for day trips and walks. Hardian's wall and Vindolanda are near by and the drive there on the switchback roman roads was part of the experience. Nearby is Rothbury with a nature reserve on the way where we walked beside the lake to see the birds - and particularly hear the calls, and even feel the down draft from wings as they flew overhead. Further afield was Alnwick with a truly magnificent contemporary garden. We also went to Lindisfarne and down the coast to Alnmouth and Amble (a beautiful and wild coastline). All in all - highly recommended.
Mrs Bennett
May 2018
We had a lovely holiday at Townfoot Cottage and have booked to return..
Mrs Carter
April 2018
We have visited this property on many occasions and always found it to be 10/10, with a very warm welcome from the owner who could not be more helpful..
Mrs Green
February 2018
The cottage was a great base for the area! Cosy and comfy and a fantastic welcome from the owner! We loved the Shower and are jealous of the bathroom!
Eva S
June 2017
My family and I stayed for four nights at Townfoot Cottage and loved every minute of it! The cottage is very well equipped and very cosy, with a lovely wood burner to take away the evening chill, very comfortable beds too. Sarah was very welcoming and helpful. The pub in the village is great, and the landlord very welcoming - as was everyone else in the village! Hoping to visit again soon
Mrs Carter
July 2016
As always this property is of a very high standard and was an excellent base from which to travel around Northumberland. The welcome received was warm and sincere and help was always available if needed. A property to recommend to anyone.
Mr Snell
September 2015
The property was very clean and well furnished with everything we needed for our week's holiday.
August 2015
The cottage has everything and the owner is extremely helpful. The week we stayed was classic British summer weather - sunshine and showers - but we still had a great time. Cottage has central heating and a wood-burning stove if the weather is cold. Small garden and a barbecue if the weather is good. Elsdon is very small (but quiet and pretty) so you need to drive if you want to buy anything or eat out. Nearest pubs/cafes/shop is in Otterburn which is about 10 minutes' drive away. Great location for exploring Northumberland and Durham - maximum 1.5 hours drive to most tourist destinations or walking areas. Local walks too if you want to have a lazy day.
Dr Parkes
August 2015
It was a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the country with a very welcoming owner. All in all it was a fabulous break!
Mr Courtney
May 2015
A clean and comfortable property with lots to see and do.
Mr Thornicroft
February 2015
The owner was very welcoming and a pleasure to meet. Elsdon is a very good location for exploring Northumberland which, even during a cold week in February, was very beautiful. Overall this comfy, cosy cottage was one of the best we've stayed in and we'll definitely be considering a repeat visit.
Heidi S
January 2015
Townfoot Cottage provides a wonderful escape from the city. The living space is cosy and welcoming, but also has a bright and uncluttered feel. Everything you might need is to hand but there is also room to settle in. We were traveling with an infant and we appreciated that there is ample space for extra items such as a travel cot, car seat and pushchair. The beds upstairs had lovely plush duvets and provided a delightful night’s sleep. During our stay we took advantage of the location and explored Elsdon's Motte and Bailey and St Cuthbert’s Church. Later we took a scenic walk to Darden Lough. We also enjoyed just staying in the cottage, relishing the peace and quiet. The cottage owner lives next door and is readily available but we noticed that they walk to and from the main house using an alternate gate, so as not to disturb us. These sorts of thoughtful gestures helped make our stay perfect.
Mr Larden
October 2014
Really nice, cosy cottage and friendly owner too! Lots of walking and cycling (road and mountain biking) nearby. It was very nice to return to Townfoot Cottage and light up the fire!
Ms Merrett
September 2014
Beautiful cottage, the owner had paid great attention to detail and provided lots of extra finishing touches. The best equipped kitchen ever. The quality of the towels and bedding were very good too.
Mrs Johnson
July 2014
Never been to Northumberland before - lovely lovely place. Cottage was lovely and the owners very pleasant, it was ideally suited to our need for somewhere central to the area but also peaceful but not miles from amenities. Avid National Trust members so was fantastic, visitors with us from Australia so we were able to show them the UK at its best, although the weather could have been kinder.
Mr Glover
May 2014
The cottage was of a very good standard and the owner extremely welcoming. Located in a lovely part of Northumberland in a quiet village, which made for a relaxing holiday. Would stay again.
Linda Carter
December 2012
Having stayed at Townfoot Cottage on several occasions, our opinion is still the same - an excellent property very comfotable and the owner is always on hand if needed and very helpful. As already indicated we feel you should make it clear in your future catalogues that entry to property is from 4pm on day of arrival not 3pm - this did not howe ver detract from our enjoyment of the week
Miss Compton
October 2012
The cottage was spacious but very cosy and we loved having the log burner. The village was lovely and there is plenty to explore in the local area.
Mrs Lowth
September 2012
This cottage was a home from home. Comfortable and spacious yet cosy. A very warm welcome from the owner and amazing attention to detail. One of the very best we have stayed in and we've been doing cottage holidays for many many years!
Mr Brown
July 2012
A very quiet and peaceful village. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, chocolates and scones.
Gerry H
May 2012
We stayed at Townfoot Cottage for a week last fall and were very favourably impressed. The cottage is well-equipped for any weather: there’s an effective central heating and hot water system and a marvellous wood-burning stove in the sitting room that we used in the cooler evenings. There are also board games, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, and a small library of novels. We were blessed with a warm sunny week and got in some lovely hill walks in the area. There’s a little-known local walk up to Darden Lough that’s well worth the effort with panoramic views from the lake at the top of the hill. All in all we had a fantastic stay at the cottage. It was perfect for us and we will be back again.
Mr Hoskins
May 2011
A lovely cottage in a quiet location, but reasonably central for the areas of Northumberland that we wished to visit.
Mrs Carter
November 2010
It was our 4th visit and there were the usual high standards at the property. Warm welcome from the owner and no complaints whatsoever.
Mrs Hocking
October 2010
Good location for exploring Northumberland (our first holiday in this area). Warm welcome from owner (scones and tea on arrival; plus wine and chocolates). Comfortable and well equipped cottage.
Mr Murray
September 2010
A warm welcome when we arrived. A great property to stay at in a wonderful area of England.
Mr Grantham
August 2010
A delightful cottage in a lovely area within easy reach of many attractions.
December 2009
Newly baked scones, homemade jam and tea things are laid ready on the table to welcome guests. The cottage is very well appointed and the decor is excellent but not overstated. There is a good shop in Otterburn, only 2 miles away, where you can get newspapers and all basic food requirements. About 10 miles away there is an excellent Farm Shop at Wallington Hall. Elsdon is a good centre from which to visit the whole of Northumberland and the border towns in Scotland, but for those more active visitors there are good walks nearby. Newcastle with all its amenities is only a 30 minute drive away. This is a really lovely place to stay; if I must find something not quite perfect it is the lack of a walk-in shower, but that's just my personal preference.
Mrs Jenness
September 2009
Great for a couple, a family or group of friends.
Mrs Thomas
August 2009
Townfoot cottage was a great property of a very high standard. It was very clean and inviting, had everything that we needed and lots of storage space. It is situated in an area with lovely scenery and is a good base for people visiting Northumbria for the first time. The owner of the cottage was next door and therefore easy to speak to when we needed information. I would highly recommend this cottage and the area.
Mr Shults
July 2009
The cottage was very nice and very well equiped the owner who lives next door was very friendly. A fresh pot of tea and jam and scones were on the table when we arrived and a gift of wine and chocs were nice touches. Thank you
Mrs Sharpe
July 2009
A lovely cottage, so well equipped, to be highly recommended. Highlights of our visit to Northumberland were Cragside, Alnwick Castle gardens, and Bamburgh. We certainly hope to return!
Mrs Carter
May 2009
Excellent as always!
Mr Pass
September 2008
This is the fourth time we've been back. We love the property and the location. We always find something different to do in the surrounding area, i.e National Trust properties, castles and historical sights such as Hadrians Wall and Holy Island, pretty villages and the unspoilt beaches. A lovely family holiday.
Mrs Gower
August 2008
A very warm welcome to a comfortable cottage.
Mr Lorimer
July 2008
We would highly recommend this property and hope to return. An absolute gem! From the welcome of tea and scones, chocs and wine, everything was first class. Lovely area, friendly local pub.
Mr Attree
February 2008
For a quiet holiday in a well-equipped and cosy cottage, this was excellent. The owner was very welcoming, but never intrusive.
Mrs Brophy
August 2007
Excellent cottage, lovely welcome from owner. So peaceful and quiet, locals very pleasant and new owners of village pub served really good food and were very friendly. If you want a peaceful relaxing holiday away from all the hustle and bustle, this is the place to go.
Miss Scott
November 2006
A very welcoming and helpful owner. The cottage was furnished to a high standard.
Mr Merry
July 2006
Exceeds the high standard we have come to expect from Sykes.
Mr Dix
July 2006
An ideal setting with an extremely helpful owner next door. This cottage was fantastic and fully loaded! The owner has placed literature for all attractions, houses and other very useful information. Great for an away from it all break!
Mrs Scanlan
May 2006
We always enjoy our trips to Northumberland and the weather was particularly kind to us this time! We visited all the usual haunts - Bamburgh, and the beautiful coast, Keilder, Morpeth, Alnwick and a couple of trips into Scotland.
Mr Coleman
February 2006
The fantastic fresh scone and tea were welcome! Most unexpected! A very nice cottage - no complaints whatsoever.
Mrs Stobie
October 2005
A beautiful cottage, made very welcoming. It was in a central position for visits.
Mrs Holyoak
October 2005
The cottage was excellent, the welcome superb, the little extras yummy. Thank you. This cottage is an ideal base for discovering the delights of Northumberland, the superb castles, the wonderful beaches, Beamish living museum; the walks are plenty and varied and these are just a few of the attractions. It is the first time we have been to this part of the country, but we would love to go back.
Mr Parfrey
August 2005
Excellent location--quiet and good touring/walking base. Very friendly and helpful owner. Lots of info and maps on hand. Sensible pricing.
Mr Cook
August 2005
The accommodation was great. We were most impressed with the welcome received...The whole area was a great place to visit and made for a very enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Proctor
July 2005
A very good cottage in a pretty location.
Dr Jones
April 2005
Friendly and helpful owner next door, lovely quiet location.
Mrs Fawcett
April 2005
Very friendly welcome. Homely and thoughtful 'extras' appreciated. Excellently maintained property, very comfortable. Ideal base for touring this beautiful area.
Mr Mrs Sanday
January 2005
It was a lovely remote cottage for a Christmas break and very close to drive to Scotland. Owner was very welcoming and very helpful. There was nothing missing from the cottage that was highly essential and even my 2 kids had fun.
Ms Lloyd
December 2004
Exceptional property with a great host.
Mr Mrs Robinson
December 2004
Super beds, loads of towels. Multi fuel stove warmed the whole house. Good food at the pub but not open Sun. or Mon.
Mr Williams
December 2004
Warm welcome and lots of useful info about the area and its attractions in the property.
Mr Wilson
December 2004
Nice location for a peaceful break.
Mr Hoskins
December 2004
Charming owner, nice cottage .
Mr Harvey
December 2004
Delighted with the quality of the decoration, cleanliness and equipment.
Mrs Goodfellow
December 2004
Very quiet location. Local pub open from 7pm but very good food and service.
Mrs Gilbert
December 2004
The cottage was wonderfully cosy to come back to even if the weather outside was wet and wild.
Mrs Price
December 2004
We wanted a relaxing break in cosy surroundings, and this is exactly what we got. Sykes were very helpful in advising us on the choice of property and area. The property owners in the adjoining property provided a super welcome (including tea and cake!), but then left us to our own devices. The property is probably the nicest we have stayed in, and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Quite perfect!
Mr Lowe
December 2004
Attractive and well laid out cottage, with real charm. Friendly welcome from owner. Free internet access and great gammon and chips at local pub!
Dr Elston
December 2004
A real home from home.A very nice welcome from the owners which was welcome after the journey.
Mrs Jones
December 2004
We have stayed in several cottages but this was the best one. There was a warm welcome by the owners and we will definitely be going back.
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