My family and I had a fantastic week in this beautiful , comfortable and well equipped cottage . The owners are really helpful and have thought of everything including chocolates , crisps and biscuits which were very welcome following a long drive . The cottage is in a lovely little village a real get away from it all location . There are a few pubs nearby serving lovely food . Also it is a fabulous base to explore all that Northumberland has to offer . We would definitely stay here again and will always remember it as a lovely holiday .
Very quiet and with a population of around 120 people I was pleasantly surprised to find the close by pub was comfortable and friendly.There were great walks virtually starting at your door.It was an easy walk to the next village (Alwinton)and the pub there is also very welcoming and serves great food.
Brackenlea is the ideal country getaway. The town of Harbottle couldn't be more picturesque nestled in the foothills of the drakestone, within the borders of the national park. The cottage is excellently equipped with a treasure trove of information to keep even the most experienced of explorers busy, the OS explorer maps were great for finding the best trails. About a 20 minute drive from the cottage is Cragside (free for national trust members) a stunning example of a 19th century manor surrounded by some of the most stunning grounds I'd ever seen. Accompanied with a maze several lakes and cafe there's something there for everyone. All in all our stay at Brackenlea couldn't have been better and I would recommend it to everyone, I'll certainly be booking it again one day.
An excellent cottage in a convenient and beautiful location. Clean and tidy, really well equipped and very comfortable. Lots of walks nearby and the lovely town of Rothbury is easy to get to (The Narrow Nick micro pub is great!). Will definitely stay here again.
Had a lovely 4 night stay at Brackenlea. Cottage has everything you could need. Comfy bed, wifi, well stocked kitchen. The area is perfect. Walks start from the doorstep (Drake Stone) and following the River Coquet. Further away are the Simonside and Cheviots. Would recommend.
Brackenlea cottage is just wonderful! The cottage itself is well presented and the owner Sean was very helpful before and during our booking. The kitchen had everything needed for a short stay, the beds were comfy and the living room was cosy with the fan heater fireplace. The large selection of books and DVDs were a bonus as were the welcome crisps and biscuits after a drive from London.
The village is very small (the nearest shop is about 8 miles away) so come prepared for your stay where possible. The local pub opens in the evenings only, we popped in for a drink but no food is served here. The walk to Drakes Stone was a nice way to pass an hour or two and the views are lovely.
We would highly recommend this cottage and would definitely visit again (maybe during summer when the rain will not lessen the chances of star gazing so much).
Brackenlea cottage is cosy, comfortable and well appointed. The village of Harbottle is beautiful and peaceful. Two doors up there is a delightful pub/papershop/information centre that also sells local homemade jams. There are good pub restaurants no more than 10 minutes drive away and the view from Harbottle Crag is beautiful. We spent a lot of time walking and sitting by the River Coquette in nearby Coquettedale. Our retriever also enjoyed swimming there. The coast is between 30 and 45 minutes away, but the scenery throughout is breathtaking. We will stay again soon.
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