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Brackenlea Cottage, The Northumberland National Park. 200 yr old Stone Cottage.

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner, 2017 & 2018. Brackenlea Cottage is a charming 200 year old stone cottage beautifully situated within The Northumberland National Park in the peaceful and historic village of Harbottle. A wonderful hidden gem of a destination, it offers the perfect base for those wanting to experience Northumberland at its very best. Originally built in 1820, the property has been updated to provide stylish and accommodation for up to 4 guests, whilst retaining its traditional Northumbrian character. The Cottage: Brackenlea has been beautifully furnished to provide a cosy and contemporary countryside retreat. It's the perfect size for a couple, but with a second bedroom it can also accommodate children or friends and family. The open plan ground floor has a...TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner, 2017 & 2018. Brackenlea Cottage is a charming 200 year old stone cottage beautifully situated within The Northumberland National Park in the peaceful and historic village of Harbottle. A wonderful hidden gem of a destination, it offers the perfect base for those wanting to experience Northumberland at its very best. Originally built in 1820, the property has been updated to provide stylish and accommodation for up to 4 guests, whilst retaining its traditional Northumbrian character. The Cottage: Brackenlea has been beautifully furnished to provide a cosy and contemporary countryside retreat. It's the perfect size for a couple, but with a second bedroom it can also accommodate children or friends and family. The open plan ground floor has all you need to rustle up a tasty meal and the luxurious leather sofas are ideal to relax and rest tired limbs after a long day of walking or sightseeing. The cottage has been beautifully decorated and restyled with artwork by local artists, Laura Ashley blinds, Tweedmill wool throws and Voyage Maison cushions, all blending in with the woodland animal and countryside theme. Accommodation: Ground floor - Entrance. Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with leather sofa and armchair, dining table and 4 chairs. First Floor - Landing. Bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Two lovely bedrooms with stylish touches and hand painted furniture. Bedroom 1: 1 x kingsize (5ft) bed Bedroom 2: 1 x small double (4ft) bed Amenities: Free Unlimited WiFi Superfast Fibre Broadband 40' HD TV with FreeSat HD Blu-ray/DVD/CD player Bluetooth audio player Landline payphone telephone Night storage heating throughout Stove-effect electric fire in the lounge Electric fan oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment Washer dryer Plus a great selection of books, maps, games and DVDs. All bed linen, towels and utilities are included in the price. Free roadside parking in front of the cottage. One (1) well-behaved dog is welcome. Note: Although there is no garden or terrace, there are grassy areas a short walk from the cottage, a lovely picnic area at the entrance to the castle ruins and of course, abundant walking for miles around! The cottage is strictly no smoking. The Area: The small village of Harbottle is a quiet and idyllic retreat in the heart of Upper Coquetdale with miles of beautiful scenery all around. The ruins of the 12th century medieval Harbottle Castle are just a short walk away and the tranquil River Coquet winds its way past the village down through the valley on its way to Rothbury, 9 miles distant. The area around Harbottle is perfect for outdoor activities. There is abundant walking, fishing, horse riding, and cycling in the beautiful Cheviot Hills, a Nature Reserve on the doorstep and warm and welcoming pubs to relax in. The views around the cottage are simply stunning and one of the very best walks in the region starts on your own doorstep; up to the mysterious Drake Stone on Harbottle Crags, past Harbottle Lake and through the woods down into Alwinton, before returning on the other side of the river back to Harbottle. The cottage is also ideally placed for the local attractions of Cragside House, Alnwick Castle & Alnwick Garden with Kielder Water, Kielder Forest and Hadrians Wall, as well as the stunning Northumberland Heritage Coast all under an hour's drive away. The towns of Alnwick, Rothbury, Morpeth and Otterburn are all within easy distance of Brackenlea. But for those looking to relax in the great outdoors, there is no better place in England - The Northumberland National Park is a place where mobile phones will rarely ring and you can walk, cycle or fish all day in beautiful surroundings and hardly see a soul. Brackenlea Cottage is also located within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Due to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens.More
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About the Owner
Sean R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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There is a full Guest Information folder in the cottage full of advice and instructions, along with numerous maps, guides and leaflets on local events and activities. But we are always available if required to answer any questions before and during your stay.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2018
Freedom585050, VR Owner at Brackenlea Cottage, The Northumberland National Park. 200 yr old Stone Cottage., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Date of stay: October 2018
Freedom585050, VR Owner at Brackenlea Cottage, The Northumberland National Park. 200 yr old Stone Cottage., responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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Date of stay: July 2018
Management response:Responded July 24, 2018

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Date of stay: May 2018
Management response:Responded May 31, 2018

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

A beautifully presented immaculate cottage in a lovely part of Northumberland. Everything you need for a super holiday

Date of stay: September 2017
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1  Thank Gerald T
Management response:Responded September 17, 2017

Thanks to these perfect guests for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy! Come back anytime!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
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Telephone
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
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Freezer
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Stereo System
Hiking Trips
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About the neighbourhood
The Northumberland National Park is located in the county of Northumberland in north east England. Designated a national park back in 1956, the area is known for its scenic landscapes, tranquillity, remoteness, charming small towns and villages and for Hadrian’s Wall world heritage site located in the south of the national park. It offers an excellent choice of walks with more than 600 miles of way marked footpaths and bridleways to explore. Northumberland is the least populated of the national parks and enjoys feeling of calm and tranquillity to it, with some of the finest scenery in England. The park has a long history including Hadrian’s Wall located in the south, Kielder Water & Forest, The Otterburn ranges and the prehistoric Cheviot Hills all located to the north, it is thought t...
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As the cottage is located in a rural location there are no public transport links, so a car is essential!
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