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The Bothy at Ivy Cottage

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
The Bothy at Ivy Cottage, is a beautiful, centuries-old stone Shepherd’s Hut, situated in the hamlet of Red Path just a short drive to the popular town of Halthwhistle, with its busy train station and local buses connecting the town, and the area, to Newcastle and Carlisle. The Bothy is surrounded by dramatic countryside, woodlands and magnificent views as far as the eye can see, and sandwiched between The Kielder Forest, Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines AONB.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Fearga M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2019
Interaction with guests
We were first introduced to ‘Ivy Cottage’ the main house, when our daughter-in-law persuaded us to take part in the BBC programme 'I Escaped to the Country' in 2017 and House No 2, stole our hearts. We knew immediately that this was a special place to start the next phase of our life and that the ‘Bothy’ would make a wonderful Holiday Let for visitors from all over the world to this wild, beautiful and extraordinary county. We look forward to introducing you to all that Northumberland has to offer from coast to countryside - and to make your stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as we can, so that you'll want to return again and again.
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Reviews (22)
Julie B
Julie B
3 contributions
Absolutely perfect stay once again. Fearga and Graham are wonderful hosts. The Bothy is situated in an ideal location, just outside Haltwhistle. So peaceful, perfect place to relax and unwind. The Bothy itself is so snug and cosy. Impeccably clean and furnished to the highest and most thoughtful standard. This is a place we will return to again and again. Highest Marks possible for both The Bothy and Hosts,
Visited December 2021
Written December 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ashley M
Ashley M
1 contribution
We have stopped here a number of times and have loved every stay. In fact, each stay we have enjoyed more every time. The location is fantastic. Local to any social attractions and near to Hadrian’s wall and other outdoor walking locations. A perfect place for anyone looking to relax, enjoy some time away and get outdoors and enjoy the British countryside. Even if your wanting some time out, it’s perfect. Peaceful and amazing surroundings. The cottage is just outstanding. Warm, cosy and suitable for anyone and all families. It couldn’t be any cleaner. It’s like going home from home. The food provided is brilliant. We are provided with a fantastic choice based on any needs or dietary requirements and it’s always first class. We couldn’t ask for anything better. In conclusion, a place we will always want to come to no matter the time of year and the weather. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a short or longer break. The owners are the friendliest individuals we have met. They make you very welcome from the very get go and will go out there way for you in anything you may need. From where to go and eat to where to go and walk/enjoy the outdoors. We are very thankful to have met an amazing family like this and a place we love coming to. Value is out of this world and definitely a place you must visit.
Visited October 2021
Written October 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marg Blue
Marg Blue
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom27 contributions
We had such a lovely time at this beautiful retreat, The bovy was spotless and beautifully renovated and the owner Fearga couldn't do enough for us for the time we stayed with many options available for breakfast. It was very close to Hadrian's wall and the surrounding areas were beautiful to walk. The locals were very friendly and helpful for directions with shops only a 5 minute drive away. We really can't recommend this quite rural place enough if you want to escape the bustle of city or town life and experience seclusion and kindness of the countryside.
Visited October 2021
Written October 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Eilis007
Eilis007
Dear Maria and Martin - so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Bothy. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and I hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Take care. Kindest regards fearga
Written October 17, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

valerie d
valerie d
Leeds, United Kingdom6 contributions
What an amazing 4 days we have had at this beautiful cottage, thank you Fearga and Graham for making us so welcome and for the gorgeous breakfasts, and the complimentary bottle of prosecco, nice touch, lovely people, we would certainly love to stay again sometime, and would highly recommend this B & B. A beautiful part of Northumberland, so peaceful and tranquil.
Visited September 2021
Written September 8, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrea E
Andrea E
Pontefract, United Kingdom2 contributions
Just had two nights at the Bothy, delayed from March last year. Fearga and Graham are wonderful hosts, so kind nothing is too much trouble for them for them I felt like I had known them for years. The Bothy was immaculate and well equipped, it felt very COVID safe, just had everything I needed. So much choice for breakfast and lovely to eat outside with the stunning views. I had a visit from the friendly and inquisitive cows looking in through the window…gorgeous. Thank you Fearga and Graham for making my stay so lovely already thinking about when I can return.
Visited July 2021
Written July 25, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SJBeddington
SJBeddington
Hednesford, United Kingdom47 contributions
We had a truly wonderful stay at The Bothy. A perfect setting with incredibly friendly and helpful hosts Fearga and Graham. The Bothy is immaculate and contains everything you could possibly need including a very comfy bed - we slept so well. Breakfasts in our room were delicious and nothing was too much trouble - I am a vegan and was catered for incredibly well! There is so much to do in the area to keep you busy - walking and visiting Hadrian's Wall. We loved our visits at the window from the cows, sheep and birds too. A perfect getaway and we will definitely be going back! Thanks both not only for making us so welcome but for all your kindness too and understanding with us having to re-book in these Covid times.
Visited June 2021
Written June 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

r0sie914
r0sie914
Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions
The Bothy is well situated for Hadrians Wall and many beautiful country walks but easy to find just off the A69. A cosy, immaculate and well appointed B and B following strict Covid Guidelines. We felt very safe and comfortable. Graham and Fearga are so kind and welcoming. The views are stunning and we enjoyed our continental breakfast whilst watching some tree creeper birds on the tree outside our window. So relaxing and peaceful. We didn’t want to leave!
Visited September 2020
Written September 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Eilis007
Eilis007
Dear Rosemary & Joe - what a great review, and my apologies for the delayed response. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your brief stay, it was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope you'll get an opportunity to come back this way in the future. In the meantime, do stay safe and well. Kindest regards Fearga & Graham
Written October 13, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mrc1963
Mrc1963
Newcastle, United Kingdom99 contributions
Arrived yesterday afternoon. Greeted by Fearga & Graham. A very warm welcome by the hosts. Like friends who have not met for a while. Great views over the valley. Ideal for a countryside retreat either for a night or two. Enjoyed the continental breakfast selection ,which was pre ordered prior to arrival. Bed was comfortable had a good nights sleep. Every precaution was put in place for our safety due to current covid19 pandemic. Maybe a guest book so people can leave comments
Visited September 2020
Written September 19, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Eilis007
Eilis007
Dear Mike - thank you for your very kind review. We are so pleased that you and Gwen enjoyed your stay. We hope we will get the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. In the meantime, do stay safe and well. Kindest regards Fearga & Graham
Written October 13, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fiona B
Fiona B
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Stayed here for 5 nights. The Bothy is ideally located for visting Hadrian's Wall and other Northumberland sights. Self-contained, with friendly hosts across the road and all Covid-19 precautions in place (but not obtrusive), it is very comfortable and feels safe.
Visited August 2020
Written August 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Eilis007
Eilis007
Fiona - sorry for delayed response to your lovely review. My thanks for taking the time to register a review and I'm really pleased that you and Ciaran enjoyed your stay. I hope we get the chance to welcome you back in the future. In the meantime, do stay safe and well. Kind regards. Fearga
Written October 13, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura S
Laura S
6 contributions
Myself and my partner stayed at The Bothy for one night. It was faultless! The cottage was cleaned to the highest standard and Fearga (Graham was away) was so helpful and attentive. The breakfast provided the next morning was gorgeous ranging from fruit, fresh pastries, cereal and lovely bread. Endless amount of coffees and teas too which was lovely to enjoy outside whilst taking the views in. I would highly recommend booking a stay at The Bothy which is close by to Hadrian's Wall and the Sycamore Gap walk. :)
Visited August 2020
Written August 3, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Eilis007
Eilis007
Laura - thank you for your lovely review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Bothy and I hope we get the chance to welcome you back one day. Take care. Kind regards Fearga
Written August 5, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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The Bothy at Ivy Cottage is located just off the A69, the main route that connects Newcastle (32 miles) and Carlisle (21 miles) Haltwhistle, a 5-drive from Ivy Cottage and our nearest town, has a train station with regular connections to both Newcastle, Carlisle and beyond. As well as local bus services which connect the town to Hadrians Wall, as well as other local towns such as Hexham, Corbridge and Brampton. We are ideally located to visit Hadrians Wall, Vindolanda, Housesteads, Birdoswalk, all just a short drive away We are also located close the North Pennies AONB and within easy reach of the both the Kielder Forest and Northumberland National Park. Costal towns such as Amble, Seahouses, Craster, Holy Island and Bamburgh can be reached within at most an hour and half drive. Newcastl...
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bothy at Ivy Cottage

The Bothy at Ivy Cottage is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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