Luxury Cheviot Hills cottage for 8

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Area Info

Local Amenities

At approximately 400m is the Star, our excellent local pub serving quality food and drink. The Star hosts various evening activities including quiz and music nights. The pub also acts as the local shop and newsagents.

Slightly further afield is Rothbury, a lovely market town offering a range of shopping including an excellent butcher and baker, small supermarket together with several pubs and restaurants. Rothbury also boasts a children’s playpark, cycle hire, and a National Park Visitor Centre and public swimming pool.

At 20 miles distant lies Alnwick which offers the full shopping experience with several large supermarkets, including a large M & S food store. There is also a market on a Thursday and Saturday and a cinema. Alnwick is home to Barter Books which is located in the old railway station and is the largest second-hand book shop in the country. It is an amazing place and well worth a visit.

Local Attractions

NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK
VOTED THE UK’S BEST NATIONAL PARK! Northumberland was ranked as the best National park in England in 2021 by Which readers. The Park received 5 star ratings for the levels of peace and quiet experienced by visitors with the vote highlighting the Cheviot Hills, dark skies, woodland trails, waterfalls and Hadrians Wall as particular points of interest.

Sitting within the National Park The Orchards offers star gazing in a ‘dark sky’ environment. while the National Park Visitor Centre in Rothbury offers advice and guidance for the many attractions in the Park.

LOCAL CULTURE, FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
The area hosts a myriad of events throughout the year. These include the annual Rothbury Folk and Traditional Music Festival, the Rothbury Food and Craft fair, Rothbury Roots Folk Music which has events through the year, The Alwinton Church Summer Concerts, guided shepherds walks, Lindisfarne Music Festival and many more. In addition most towns and villages including Harbottle hold their own local show with sheepdog demonstrations, dog shows, quoits, terrier races , birds of d prey demonstrations and even Cumberland wrestling!

CASTLES, GARDENS AND VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Northumberland is a cultural goldmine. Opportunities include Cragside, Holy Island and Wallington Hall -all National Trust properties. The award winning Alnwick gardens developed at a cost of over £30,000,000 is within 30minutes drive through lovely countryside, while the renowned castles of Northumberland are all accessible. The World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall is to the South as is Newcastle - an hour’s drive with the Baltic Arts Centre, Sage Music centre on the River Tyne, theatres and much else besides.

WILDLIFE
Our riverside frontage is a site of Special Scientific interest due to the wildlife inhabiting this stretch of the river including otters, and kingfishers. In the wider area of Harbottle wildlife is abundant reflecting the unspoiled nature of the environment. The endangered red squirrel is commonly seen here and there are many rare bird species to look out for including peregrine falcons and buzzards.

BEACHES
Northumberland is known for the extent and beauty of its beaches with Bamburgh regularly being voted the best beach in the UK. A day at the seaside is a must!

WALKS
There are several glorious walks direct from the cottage though the area is a mecca for walkers with fantastic routes in the nearby Cheviot Hills, or Simonside Hills.

CYCLING
Cycling is a joy on the quiet roads around Harbottle and for the more enthusiastic the Pennine Cycleway runs right through Harbottle.

GOLF An 18 hole course is available at the nearby Rothbury Golf Club.

FISHING
While guests can fish in their own river there is also the well-stocked Caiston Nature Reserve (worth a visit in its own right) which offers year-round trout fishing.

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
These are available from nearby Rothbury and may take you over the famous Cragside Estate belonging to the National Trust.

SWIMMING
There is a traditional indoor swimming pool with views over the valley and a fitness centre at Rothbury Pool and Gym for all year use in Rothbury. There is a special tourist pass for visitors to the area and a small car park. Contact the fitness centre for details.

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