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Rothley Lodge “A charming country retreat, in a unique, private and tranquil set

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5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
11 guests
3 nights minimum
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“A charming country retreat, in a unique, private and tranquil setting” Rothley Lodge is a magnificent country period holiday home set within 6 acres of parkland with mature woods, duck flight pond and lawned gardens with picturesque woodland paths leading down to the properties own river where quiet walks or private fishing can be enjoyed. COVID-19 Cleaning Protocol - We include an additional fee of £85 to cover additional costs to sanitize the property with EN standard approved products by our Visit England - Covid approved cleaners between every booking. A copy of our 'Enhanced Cleaning Protocol', 'Risk Assessment', and the 'Detailed Cleaning Checklists' are available for guests to view inside the property in our Covid-19 enhanced cleaning file. On the edge of the Northumberland Nati...“A charming country retreat, in a unique, private and tranquil setting” Rothley Lodge is a magnificent country period holiday home set within 6 acres of parkland with mature woods, duck flight pond and lawned gardens with picturesque woodland paths leading down to the properties own river where quiet walks or private fishing can be enjoyed. COVID-19 Cleaning Protocol - We include an additional fee of £85 to cover additional costs to sanitize the property with EN standard approved products by our Visit England - Covid approved cleaners between every booking. A copy of our 'Enhanced Cleaning Protocol', 'Risk Assessment', and the 'Detailed Cleaning Checklists' are available for guests to view inside the property in our Covid-19 enhanced cleaning file. On the edge of the Northumberland National Park, near Morpeth and Rothbury, Rothley Lodge was built in Victorian times as the shooting lodge for Wallington Hall (National Trust - 4 miles away). Rothley Lodge has an abundance of character and charm, with very high luxury standards including beautiful period furnishings to add to your country house holiday experience. Rothley Lodge offers spacious but homely and comfortable self-catering cottage accommodation, ideal for a relaxing holiday, special celebration or family get-together with a truly unique, private and tranquil setting to enjoy the ultimate country living experience. Every season is a wonderful experience to cherish at Rothley Lodge, whilst sharing this peaceful haven with only the wildlife that frequently visit the grounds, roe deer, red squirrels, badgers and a fantastic selection of bird life for the budding bird watchers. In Spring/Summer, you can picnic on the many lawn areas available or relax on the timber decking and enjoy alfresco dining with the use of our gas fired BBQ whilst lounging in comfort on the garden lounge furniture or for those short autumn/winter days, get cosy by the roaring log fire in the family living room. For the music lovers, enjoy a pleasant evening playing the properties Victorian Grand Piano, although a little out of tune, a little sing song for entertainment, will add to your memorable family gathering. The self-catering accommodation at Rothley Lodge has been designed with luxury in mind, retaining the period nature of the property with period and antique furnishings, whilst providing a boutique and modern feel throughout. Enjoy a pleasant social evening with a glass of fine wine in the kitchen/dining area whilst preparing your evening meal on the four oven AGA range, followed by a rare dining experience in the formal dining room. The property offers three individually decorated double rooms with king size beds, one of which has an ensuite with travertine tiled shower room and toilet, all with glorious views over the properties parkland, gardens or the ravine leading down to the river. A cot is available in the en suite double room and a further temporary guest bed is available for one of the other double rooms if an extra guest is required. There are a further two twin bedrooms, all very accessible for the family bathroom, tiled in travertine with period roll top bath, rain shower room and toilet. Pets may be allowed by prior arrangement with owner, however, dogs must be kept under strict control or on lead, due to property bordering onto sheep country. Pets must also be kept under control whilst in the property and strictly must not be allowed on furniture or in the bedrooms. Owners must bring their own pet beds and must sleep in the rear utility room or the kitchen to protect the property furnishings. Guests with pets must also vacuum before departure to remove excess dog hairs etc. We charge a supplement of £6 per night for pets, to cover the extra deep clean required to ensure the property is free from dog odours and hairs for follow on guests who may have allergies. Summary of Facilities • 10 Guests + 1 Temporary Bed + 1 Cot • Welcome pack • Cleaning Utensils • Bed Linen • White Egyptian Cotton Towels • Bath Mats • Log Burning Stove in Living Room • Central Heating/Hot Water • Fly Fishing On Site • Electricity • Freeview TV • DVD • CD Player • Bluetooth Speaker • AGA Cooking Range • Electric Combination/Microwave Oven • Toaster • Tassimo Coffee Machine (Few pods only supplied for arrival) • Washing Machine • Tumble Dryer • Dish Washer • Two Fridge/ One Freezers • Separate Drinks Fridge • Wi-Fi & Internet • Iron & Ironing Board • Gas BBQ & Decking Lounge Furniture • Ample Parking • 5 acres of grounds exclusive to holiday guests Rothley Lodge is a magnificent country period home set within 6 acres of parkland with mature woods, duck flight pond and lawned gardens with picturesque woodland paths leading down to the properties own river where quiet walks or fishing can be enjoyed. Every season is a wonderful experience to cherish at Rothley Lodge, whilst sharing this peaceful haven with only the wildlife that frequently visit the grounds, roe deer, red squirrels, badgers and a fantastic selection of bird life for the budding bird watchers. In Spring/Summer, you can picnic on the many lawn areas available or relax on the timber decking and enjoy alfresco dining with the use of our gas fired BBQ whilst lounging in comfort on the garden lounge furniture. On a clear night at Rothley Lodge, the skies are black and clear due to our location on the edge of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park. Kielder Observatory is a 50-minute drive if you wish to book onto an event. Free of charge trout fishing is available at Rothley Lodge during the fishing season 15th March - 6th October. Wildlife & Bird Watching At Rothley Lodge, we have an abundance of garden wildlife and birds to be seen for the keen watchers. We are very careful to protect the wild and natural landscape within the grounds to maintain the habitat for wildlife. We still have Red Squirrels within the grounds, although working with the national trust at Wallington Hall to keep down the spreading Grey Squirrels in the area. Roe Deer are frequent within the grounds or you may simply see them passing along the river banks to quieter locations, early morning or at dusk. If you are prepared to sit patiently and quietly down by the river, you may see the otter or the blue glistening flash of the Kingfisher flying along the Burn. Butterflies such as Orange Tips or Meadow Browns can be seen and an abundance of Dragonflies and Damselflies. The Birds that frequent our grounds are listed below: Frequent Birds Blackbird - Dunnock - Kingfisher - Song Thrush Blackcap - Goldcrest - Long-tailed Ti* - Sparrowhawk Blue Ti* - Goldfinch - Marsh Ti* - Tawny Owl Bullfinch - Great Spotted Woodpecker - Mistle Thrush - Tree Sparrow Buzzard - Great Ti* - Nuthatch - Treecreeper Chaffinch - Green Finch - Pied Wagtail - Willow Ti* Coal Ti* - Grey Wagtail - Robin - Woodpigeon Collared Dove - House Sparrow - Redpoll - Wren Dipper - Jay - Siskin - Yellow Wagtail Other Seen Visiting Green Woodpecker Cuckoo Tree House & Kids Play Area (CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION) We are currently constructing a Tree House and Children's play area, due to be complete for use sometime in the Spring of 2018 (weather dependent). The Treehouse and Decking may be used by both Children and Adults as a play den or a summer house raised up at a height of approximately 8ft overlooking the South facing gardens. IMPORTANT INFORMATION There is an unfenced pond and river in the grounds, with some significant drops in certain areas of the grounds of the property, so care needs to be taken with young children. However the property is typical countryside yet still very much an adventure playground for children but care and supervision is necessary. The banister height is 80cm, and the gaps between the spindles are 10cm. Strictly No Smoking. Check In - 5 pm / Check Out - 10 am ADDITIONAL CHARGES COVID-19 Cleaning Protocol - We include an additional fee of £85 to cover additional costs to sanitize the property with EN standard approved products by our Visit England - Covid approved cleaners between every booking. A copy of the Airbnb 'Enhanced Cleaning Handbook', 'Risk Assessment', and the 'Detailed Cleaning Checklists' are available for guests to view inside the property in our Covid-19 enhanced cleaning file. FREE - 1 bag of logs for 3-5 night stays, 3 bags of logs for 6-7 nights, 4 bags of logs for 8-10 nights 6 bags of logs for 11-14+ nights, £5 per bag thereafter. (it is advised to inform the owner of the quantity of log bags required on arrival to enable the bags to be prepared) PLEASE NOTE: FREE LOGS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH LATE DEALS OR DISCOUNTED HOLIDAY RENTAL RATES A strict £250 Security/Good Housekeeping Deposit is required (payable online ), this will be returned within 7 days subject to a detailed inspection and verified that no damage has been caused, items missing from the detailed inventory or additional/professional cleaning required if the property is not left in a clean and tidy, decent/similar condition as on arrival which could result in the owners not achieving property turn around for a follow on booking. A larger deposit will be required for wedding parties, please inquire with owner.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Damian M
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2013
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2019
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We rented this property for a "special" birthday so that family and friends could get together in a relaxed setting. The house was perfect as it is full of character, spacious, warm, comfortable and extremely well equipped. Great to never run out of mugs, glasses,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank 17janetd
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We booked Rothley Lodge for a multigenerational family holiday.The owner has thought of everything so you don’t need to bring lots of equipment.The kitchen is well equipped making self catering easy. It was lovely cooking on an AGA again and Mary Berry’s AGA Cookbook is...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank mrsvickyw
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We couldn’t believe our good fortune staying for a week in the home where my mother and her siblings grew up. It was a family pilgrimage from Australia to remember our parents who were married in the nearby Cambo church in 1951. The day we...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Ann S
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

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Date of stay: May 2017
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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2017
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: March 2017
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Rothley Lodge is perfect for a luxury stay with extended family as there is plenty of room with a large dining room and sitting room plus eat-in kitchen allowing all the family to sit and eat together whilst there is also space for those moments...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

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Date of stay: July 2016
d m, VR Owner at Rothley Lodge “A charming country retreat, in a unique, private and tranquil set, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2016

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Reviewed October 9, 2015

Any pictures of Rothley Lodge and the considerable surroundings it sit in do not do it justice - It is quiet simply stunning. We stayed for 4 nights to celebrate a family birthday with 8 adults, 3 exuberant children and a toddler and created a...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Mike T
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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How to get there
From the NorthTravel south on the A1. Leave the A1 on to the A192 signed Morpeth. As you enter Morpeth take the B6343 on your right and signed Mitford. Travel on this road to Scots Gap - aprox. 9 miles. As you enter Scots Gap, turn right signed Rothley. Stay on this road for approx. 1 mile - as the road climbs look for a brick bungalow ahead of you: turn right just in front of this bungalow, (sign posted - Rothley Farm). Follow this track, bearing right through the farm yard; stay on the track and after 0.50 miles you will see two houses ahead of you and the road turns left - stay on the road and you will see a drive entrance with double gates. Drive through the gates and Rothley Lodge is at the bottom of this drive. From the South Travel North on the A1. Leave the A1 on to the A197 sign...
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