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Red Squirrel Cottage, 5 Biddlestone

Biddlestone near Rothbury, Northumberland (Ref. 982799)


Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Review(s)

  • Karen

    “Wonderful cosy cottage in a lovely location.”

    Great welcome pack and host most welcoming and friendly. Red squirrels and pheasants are a joy to watch in the garden either from the conservstory or in the garden itself.Our second stay at this cottage so speaks for itself.

    Great welcome pack and host most welcoming and friendly. Red squirrels and pheasants are a joy to watch in the garden either from the conservstory or in the garden itself.Our second stay at this cottage so speaks for itself.

    - Karen, May 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x small double
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove
  • Utility
  • Conservatory
  • Air source heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Multi-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Parking for one car in front of property, one more can be made available on request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 9.2 miles, pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: There is a stream which runs at the end of the garden, it is fenced but children must still be supervised at all times and take care
  • Note: There is no mobile coverage at this property

The property

Rothbury 9.3 miles. In the beautifully remote hamlet of Biddlestone on the edge of the Northumberland National Park is this peaceful semi-detached house, Red Squirrel Cottage, 5 Biddlestone. Perfect for a family of four or two couples seeking a secluded, rural break in Northumberland, Red Squirrel Cottage, 5 Biddlestone boasts a stunning garden, two double bedrooms, a conservatory and a multi-fuel stove, all of this on the doorstep of a national park. Enter into Red Squirrel Cottage, 5 Biddlestone and be welcomed into the handy utility area, home to laundry facilities, a freezer and a cloakroom, before stepping into the open-plan living space. Find the dining area with a feature fireplace to your right, with the long galley-style kitchen to the left, with a host of excellent appliances to make use of for rustling up some family favourites, including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, and fridge. From here travel past the staircase and into the sitting area where a multi-fuel stove can warm you into your evening as you relax on the two sofas with the TV for entertainment. Enjoy sitting in the beautiful conservatory with pretty views out to the garden, a perfect spot to settle down with a good book, there is an abundance of wildlife in the garden with native red squirrels often visiting the feeder. Head outside and spend afternoons playing games in the garden or finding a perfect spot on the lawn or the patio to sit and take in the surrounding scenery, with the sound of the stream at the bottom of the garden running along. Head upstairs to find the two double bedrooms, both home to storage for your things and attractive decor, with an excellent shower room to serve both rooms. The secluded location of Biddlestone means the nearest shop for food and essentials lies in Rothbury just under 10-miles away, a lovely market town known as the 'capital of Coquetdale' thanks to the River Coquet which meanders through the town. Within reach of Red Squirrel Cottage, 5 Biddlestone are many popular Northumberland attractions including the amazing Cragside, the inventor Lord Armstrong's rural mansion with fantastic displays and huge grounds to explore. Incorporate the 14th century riverside ruins of Edlingham Castle into a walk in the area, or make it a stop on the way to see Alnwick Castle, one of the UK's largest inhabited castles with connections to the filming of Harry Potter. The twisting cobbled streets of Alnwick are home to a wondrous collection of independent shops and cafés to browse, while The Alnwick Garden boasts stunning formal gardens and is home to a huge treehouse restaurant well worth visiting. Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is on the doorstep and the beautiful coastline and quiet beaches of Northumberland only a short drive away. For cycling enthusiasts the Sandstone Way winds through Biddlestone. Many walks can be enjoyed from your doorstep in Biddlestone, a short stroll though the woods will take you to Biddlestone Chapel or head down to Harbottle and walk up to The Drake Stone, a mythical place with amazing view over the countryside and the ruins of Harbottle Castle below, before heading to The Star Inn for a delicious meal and drinks. Discover the wonders of the Northumberland National Park from the lovely setting of Red Squirrel Cottage, 5 Biddlestone.

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About the location


Alnwick 11.8 miles; Alnmouth 16.1 miles; Morpeth 17.3 miles.

The capital of Coquetdale, Rothbury lies on the north bank of the famous salmon and trout river, the Coquet, and is dominated by the heather clad Simonside Hills. It is an attractive, small market town and its proximity to Northumberland’s National Park ensures excellent local walking. Stone houses, typical of the region, line the town’s steep main streets and there is a good range of shops on offer. With a golf course, public tennis courts and cycle hire close by and a variety of great houses and gardens to explore, including Cragside, Alnwick Castle (home of the Duke of Northumberland), Wallington Hall and a host of famous castles, this great location has plenty to offer. Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Reservoir and Forest and the sandy beaches and dunes of the coast are also within easy driving distance.

During the month of June 2022, there are scheduled works in the woods opposite the cottage following storm Arwen disruption. Low impact on the cottage, but anticipate some noise to carry in the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas