Red Hen Cottage with a Hot Tub
An Idyllic Country Retreat with a Private Hot Tub
We are thrilled to welcome this gorgeous country retreat to our collection, Red Hen Cottage is a total escape from the hustle and bustle. Grab a taste of the relaxed country lifestyle in a luxurious holiday cottage with your very own private hot tub! Situated just outside of the pretty village of Acklington, near Warkworth, you can walk to an artisan ice cream parlour and a small country pub, and the villages of Warkworth and Amble are 3-4 miles away.
Red Hen Cottage is a stone cottage – all ground floor – with 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and large living areas. Red Hen Cottage really does tick every box; a huge wood burning stove, a large private hot tub, beautiful decor, Noble Isle toiletries, a large lawned enclosed garden and every room has a TV (all but one are Smart TV’s). This is the perfect taste of country living, with all of your hotel-style luxuries.
Two dogs are very welcome at Red Hen Cottage and there’s private, gated parking for up to 3 cars, with additional off-road parking in front of the gates. The large, enclosed garden is south facing and mostly lawned, which is perfect for children and dogs (and catching those rays!) and not forgetting the all-important hot tub!
Red Hen Cottage is a truly relaxing country escape.
Welcome to this lovely country bolthole – Red Hen Cottage is an idyllic escape situated just outside the pretty village of Acklington. Sleeping 6-8 guests, the cottage has 4 bedrooms; 1 superking double room, 1 twin/superking room, 1 double room and one twin room. There’s just 1 bathroom but it’s huge with the biggest bath we’ve ever seen!
The dining kitchen is spacious and bright with enough dining seating for 6 but it can seat 8 guests. The separate lounge is south-facing and focuses around the huge wood-burning stove. French doors lead from the lounge to the sunny patio, the sprawling lawned garden and of course, the hot tub.
2 well-behaved dogs are very welcome here at Red Hen Cottage. Wi-Fi is included.
Red Hen Cottage Entrance
Enter into the hallway where there’s room to hang coats and store shoes. The hallway leads to the superking room, dining kitchen and further on to the lounge, bathroom and other bedrooms.
This lovely large kitchen has windows on 2 elevations – north and east – making it nice and sunny in the mornings. The kitchen has all of the usual appliances, such as a large fridge/freezer, range cooker, electric hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso ‘pod’ coffee machine (please supply your own pods). There’s a large Smart TV at the dining area and the dining table comfortably seats 6 but can seat 8 (extra chairs provided in the bedrooms).
The cosy and stylish lounge focuses around the huge wood burning stove, situated proudly in the very centre of the feature wall (an initial supply of logs provided between October and April). There’s a large Smart TV, books games and plenty of seating too.
The lounge has French doors leading out to the furnished patio where you can find the hot tub and garden.
Bedroom 1 – Super king
This bedroom is at the front of the cottage and has a huge, grey velvet quilted superking-size bed (6ft wide) which is incredibly opulent. There’s a Smart TV, a walk-in wardrobe with plenty of hanging and storage space, a small dressing table and a lovely big window letting in lots of natural light. Luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hair dryer are provided.
Bedroom 2 – Twins or Super king
This bedroom has twin single beds (3ft wide) that can be converted into a super king size (6ft wide) upon request. This bedroom looks out to the garden and has a large flat screen TV, a small dressing table area and sufficient storage space. Luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hairdryer are provided.
Bedroom 3 – Double Room
This lovely bedroom also looks onto the garden meaning it’s south-facing. It has a double-size bed (4ft 6″) with plenty of storage and a Smart TV too. Luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hair dryer are included.
Bedroom 4 – Twin Room
This cute room has twin single beds (3ft wide) that are fixed. There’s also a Smart TV, a small dressing table, luxury linens, fluffy towels and a hairdryer.
There might be just 1 bathroom at Red Hen Cottage, but it’s size certainly makes up for this! There’s a huge walk-in shower, a Jacuzzi bath (the biggest bath we’ve ever seen!), heated towel rail, WC and wash hand basin. Exclusive Noble Isle toiletries are provided too.
The gorgeous garden is one of the best features of Red Hen Cottage. It has a huge lawned area and the furnished patio leads from the lounge. There’s a rattan-style coffee table and chairs and of course, the hot tub! Separate towels are provided for the hot tub and plastic glasses are provided for use outside.
There is parking for up to 3 cars in front of the property, secured by a farm gate. Additional, off-road parking is just outside the gate. The road outside is only used for the small handful of residents that live up nearby and it’s not a main or busy road.
A Stylish Country Retreat
Private hot tub, large lawned garden, wood burning stove, Jacuzzi bath, TV’s in every room and every touch thought of – you won’t want for anything at Red Hen Cottage.
Facts & Features
Up to 8 guests and 1 baby (no travel cot provided).
One baby welcome. No travel cot or highchair provided.
4 bedrooms; 1 superking room with a 6ft wide bed, 1 twin bedroom that can be converted into a super-king size upon request (3ft/6ft wide), 1 double bedroom (4ft 6″ wide) and 1 twin bedroom (2 x 3ft wide single beds).
All bedding is hypo-allergenic, non-feather.
There’s just 1 family bathroom which consists of a huge stand-alone Jacuzzi bath, large separate walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail, with additional storage shelves. Noble Isle toiletries are provided.
Garden & Outside
The south-facing large lawned garden is enclosed but not secure. There’s a patio with a rattan-style coffee table and chairs for relaxing, and of course the fabulous large hot tub. The hot tub is a 6-person tub but can fit up to 8, it will just be a little bit of a squeeze. There are stairs up to the hot tub and a small table for refreshments. Plastic glasses are provided for use outside, please do not use any glasses outside.
There is no BBQ provided at Red Hen Cottage, however you are welcome to bring your own as long as no disposable BBQ’s are placed on grass or stone.
The owners of Red Hen Cottage also own the 900 acre arable farm where the cottage is situated. This means you are welcome to walk through the private footbapths through the farm and fields to the Morwick artisan ice cream parlour, which is approx. 900m from the cottage through the crop fields (specific routes will be in the cottage).
Please be aware
There is just 1 bathroom and no additional WC. The bathroom is very large and incredibly spacious.
There are resident hens at the cottage next door. Every effort has been made to keep them in their coop at all times, but alike birds and other wildlife, they may very occasionally find their way into the garden of Red Hen Cottage. We deem this unlikely as the owner of the hens likes to keep them in check (!) but there is a small possibility of a little visitor during your stay.
What makes me different?
It goes without saying the hot tub is a gorgeous addition to Red Hen Cottage. South facing, it captures the very best of the sunrises and sunsets and is very warm during the summer months. During the winter, the cottage is equally as gorgeous with a huge wood-burning stove in the lounge. This cottage is so perfect in every season and is guaranteed to make memories come rain or shine!
A Northumbrian Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine as well as fresh eggs from the hens next door! Noble Isle toiletries are provided. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. The electric hot tub with jets, wood-burning stove and free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in. Towels for the hot tub are provided.
Fridge, freezer, range cooker, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso ‘pod’ coffee machine. Washing machine, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Central heating is provided throughout the cottage, so the wood-burning stove is provided for extra ambiance on cool evenings, even though it will definitely heat up the room!
Large, Smart TV’s in the lounge and kitchen, superking bedroom, fixed twin bedroom and double room, a regular TV is in the twin/superking room. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation on 1 floor. There is 1 step up to the property front door and 2 steps down to the patio in the garden. The shower is large and completely level. The hot tub is above ground level, with 4 steps to get into the hot tub.
There is private parking at the front of the cottage for 3 smaller cars or 2 large cars, secured with a farm gate. Additional, off-road parking is just outside the gate.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £250 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £46 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £250. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here’s a 3D virtual tour of Red Hen Cottage. Click on the image to start the tour, then use your mouse or touch screen to move around, to discover all aspects of the property. A floor plan is also available, just click on the image and it will enlarge. Red Hen Cottage is all on one level.
Map & Local Area
Red Hen Cottage is situated in an idyllic location between Warkworth, Amble and Felton, on the outskirts of the pretty little village of Acklington. The area is quiet and very flat, so in the summer is a suntrap!
The immediate area is most well-known for the award-winning Morwick ice cream parlour which can be reached in just 10 minutes on foot. As the owner of Red Hen Cottage also owns 900 acres of arable farm-land around the cottage, you have full access to walk across the fields to get to the ice cream parlour – you can’t get more ‘typical-British-summer’ than that!
There’s a pub called the Railway Inn in the village, which is no more than 8-10 minutes away on foot from Red Hen Cottage. A small part of the walk (around 300m) isn’t lit and doesn’t have a footpath, but the rest of the village does. It wraps around the old railway located at the end of the village and has a pretty outside beer garden.
The village of Felton can be reached in just 10 minutes, as can the coastal town of Amble and the historic village of Warkworth. Alnwick is just 20 minutes away in the car where you can find the famous Treehouse, Castle and Gardens.
Red Hen Cottage is in a fantastic location for being central to lots of gorgeous villages, places of interest and the coast, yet in a very peaceful spot.
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Red Hen Cottage is beautifully decorated and feels very homely. The televisions in each of the bedrooms were great for the kids, comfortable bedrooms and lovely to have a hot tub of course! The welcome basket was the best which we’ve ever had at a cottage! Thank you for a lovely stay we all had a relaxing family weekend at a beautiful cottage.read our guest book
Tips from a local
Stop by The Railway Inn for a hearty pub meal.
Situated on the outskirts of Acklington Village, just a short walk along the quiet country roads from Red Hen Cottage, The Railway Inn is a quirky, cosy little pub with a great menu and very friendly service. There is outdoor seating for the summer months too.
Tips from a local
Take a stroll through the surrounding fields to switch off and unwind.
There are lovely, peaceful walks from the doorstep of the cottage. If you head out across the farm fields, along the public footpath, this will lead you to Morwick Ice Cream Parlour – Definitely a huge added bonus!
Tips from a local
Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast or lunch at The Sand Bar in Amble.
This Breakfast Bar and Bistro Cafe is the perfect spot for enjoying a bite to eat whilst watching the world go by. Situation directly opposite the entrance to the harbour, The Sand Bar is a huge hit with locals and holiday makers alike. The food is delicious and made with fresh, local ingredients wherever possible, the staff are very welcoming and accommodating, and the atmosphere is cheery and relaxed.
Whilst in Amble, be sure to have a tootle around the harbour and pier to take in the breath-taking sea views too.
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!