Tapestry Cottage near Rothbury
Luxury Country Cottage in Northumberland National Park
Situated in the charming village of Harbottle, in the heart of Northumberland’s dramatically beautiful National Park, Tapestry Cottage near Rothbury is a real gem and the perfect retreat for couples or a family. There are fantastic walks directly from the cottage and all of the attractions of Northumberland are within easy driving distance.
This cottage has some fantastic features; as well as a stunning location. A lot of thought has gone into ensuring that whilst at the cottage, you’ll want for nothing. Tapestry Cottage is true luxury in the heart of rural Northumbria. There’s a music system that extends to several areas of the cottage via ceiling speakers, Smart TV with internet access in all the bedrooms, as well as iPod docking stations. A selection of games and books and even a trunk full of dressing up outfits for younger children.
Tapestry Cottage sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms; 2 king size bedrooms and 1 twin single bedroom that can be converted into a super king size upon request. Penhaligons complimentary toiletries are provided as well as bathrobes for adult guests.
Furnished and equipped to a very high standard with great attention to detail, this beautiful cottage has been awarded 5 Stars by Visit England and a prestigious GOLD Award too. Up to 2 well behaved pets welcome.
Large and comfortable living room with wood-burning stove. Dining table for 4 (this in addition to a large dining room seating 6). Large flat screen digital TV with DVD player. Mp3/iPod player. Free Wi-Fi broadband internet access throughout the cottage. Children’s dressing up trunk available upon request. Telephone for incoming calls only (outgoing emergency calls).
Well equipped, bright and airy kitchen with glazed door to the patio area and garden. Stainless steel electric range cooker with gas hob, Large fridge and separate freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. Nespresso coffee machine (bring own pods). Full-size dishwasher. Steps down to a large dining room.
The main entrance to the cottage is via a pretty porch which opens into the dining room. This gorgeous room is a few steps down from the kitchen and provides a fabulous room for socialising over a meal or drinks. It opens out via double French windows onto a large wooden veranda which leads down to a lawned garden and furnished patio area. As a south-facing room, it’s bright during the day and atmospheric in the evening. The dining table is large and comfortably seats 6. In the warmer months, the French windows can be fully opened, providing a wonderful open space, blurring the boundary between the garden and dining area.
Laundry/Boot Room & Ground Floor Cloakroom
A very useful and spacious room easily accessible directly from a secondary doorway situated at the front of the cottage, and then leading through to the lounge. This room contains a washing machine and tumble dryer. It’s also a good place for muddy boots. This room is perfect for dogs to sleep in as it’s warm whilst being separate from the main living areas. There is a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin leading off from the laundry room.
A serene and spacious room, with a luxury king size bed (5ft wide), top quality bed linen and towels, large wardrobe and chest. Smart TV with internet access and digital channels. Radio and iPod/iPhone docking station. This room is very spacious and can easily accommodate a cot, which is available upon request.
Bedroom 2 – Double – with luxury en-suite bathroom
Another good-sized room, with a double bed (4ft 6″ wide) and the benefit of a luxury en-suite bathroom containing a beautiful free-standing bath, WC and wash-hand basin. Smart TV with internet access and digital channels. Radio and iPod/iPhone docking station.
Bedroom 3 – Twin Single Beds Convertible to a Super king Bed
A pretty and very spacious bedroom with twin full-size single beds (3ft wide) which are convertible to a super king size (6ft wide) bed upon request (for adults only). The beds have luxury pocket sprung mattresses with luxury bed linen and towels. French style wardrobe and pretty dressing table and an armchair. Original stripped wood floor. Smart TV with internet access and digital channels. Radio and iPod/iPhone docking station.
There are windows to two elevations overlooking the gardens, with a beautiful south-facing view of the garden and stunning views of the Cheviot hills beyond.
Bright and spacious ‘house bathroom’ with a deep plunge bath, WC, wash hand basin and walk in shower. The music system extends to this room, with discrete speakers positioned for you to enjoy music whilst you bathe. Penhaligons complimentary toiletries.
Gardens and Outside
The lawned garden is attractive and has a good sized stone flagged patio area furnished with a table, chairs and parasol in summer. The garden is south facing and although bordered with mature trees, providing privacy, still manages to be filled with sunlight. The veranda, leading from the dining room, provides a lovely space for sitting out on balmy summer evenings.
Location of Tapestry Cottage
Tapestry Cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Harbottle, which is in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a pub within 100 yards of the cottage and the nearest large village is Rothbury, which is around 8 miles from Harbottle. Rothbury is a thriving village, with a good range of specialist food shops, including an award winning butchers, a wine store, locally renowned bakery and greengrocers, as well as a well stocked small supermarket, gift shops and art galleries. For eating out, there are several restaurants, tea rooms and pubs.
Harbottle Castle in the International Dark Sky Park
Classic Country Chic
Tapestry Cottage has been lovingly restored to create a boutique yet classic country retreat in the best walking country, with all the home comforts you could want as well as some added luxuries such as wireless speakers in the bathroom and fluffy bathrobes for each guest. You can relax in this rural retreat in ultimate style.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Luxury welcome hamper including luxury complimentary toiletries by Penhaligons and bespoke Property and Area Guide. Complimentary use of bathrobes for adults, wood burning stove and free Wi-fi.
3 bedrooms; one king size room (5ft wide bed), one double room (4ft 6″ wide bed) and one twin bedroom with single size beds (3ft wide) that can be converted into a super king size (6ft wide). Bathrobes, towels and hairdryer provided.
Feather duvets and pillows are provided in the master bedroom (king size bed) and bedroom 2 (double bed). Hypo-allergenic synthetic duvets and pillows are provided in bedroom 3 (twin beds). There is no alternative available.
2 bathrooms; the family bathroom has a large plunge bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and basin with wireless music system. The en suite bathroom has another free-standing bath, WC and basin. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by Penhaligons.
Accommodation on 2 floors; the ground floor has the lounge, kitchen, dining room and utility room. 3 steps up from the dining room to the rest of the house. On the first floor there are the 3 bedrooms and the family bathroom.
To the side of the house, accessed by a large gate, is a private driveway large enough for 3 cars.
Tapestry Cottage has full central heating and is very well insulated, warm and cosy. The log-burning stove is provided for ambiance rather than being the main source of heating in the cottage. A basket of logs is provided between October and April only. If you require further supplies, they can be purchased in the nearby town of Rothbury. You can place an order for groceries to be delivered by Asda or Sainsburys, as they deliver to Harbottle (Tesco and Morrison’s don’t).
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
Large fridge, freezer, electric range oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films.
TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player and an iPod/mp3 player. Smart TV’s and iPod docking stations in every bedroom. Wi-Fi. Integrated sound system.
The lawned garden is attractive and has a good sized stone flagged patio area furnished with a BBQ, table, chairs and parasol in summer. The garden is south facing and although bordered with mature trees, providing privacy, still manages to be filled with sunlight. The veranda, leading from the dining room, provides a lovely space for sitting out on balmy summer evenings. A lovely renovated (but not able to be used) Gypsy caravan is in the east side of the garden.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Here is a virtual tour and floor plan of Tapestry Cottage, click on the tour to start and you can move around the cottage as if you were there in person. The floor plan is not perfectly to scale but provided to give you an idea of the layout, click on the plan to enlarge it.
Map & Local Area
Beautiful Tapestry Cottage is situated in the pretty village of Harbottle in the Northumberland National Park, which is also a designated International Dark Skies Park. This lovely cottage is in the heart of fantastic walking and cycling country as well as being within easy reach of the Heritage Coastline and inland attractions including Hadrian’s Wall and Cragside.
The village of Harbottle is very chocolate-box pretty, with old stone cottages with flowery gardens on either side of the road through the village. There’s a pub in the village called The Star Inn which serves drinks but no food. Your nearest pubs are The Cross Keys or The Three Wheat Heads in Thropton, about 6 miles from Harbottle. The food at the Three Wheat Heads is fantastic and the views of the valley from the restaurant are beautiful.
Tapestry Cottage is also very close to Kielder Reservoir and Forest, being on the very edge of the National Park. Kielder has an abundance of wildlife and activities, especially on the lake in the summer, as well as having the Observatory to see those starry skies!
To find out the distance from your own home to Tapestry Cottage, how long it will take to drive there and other options for alternative transport, click here: Tapestry Cottage on Google maps and enter your home postcode in the box provided. The postcode of the property is NE65 7DQ.
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Tapestry Cottage was very warm and welcoming and finished to a very high standard. It felt more like a home than a holiday cottage, we did not want to leave! Excellent location for walking, cycling and exploring Northumberland. Our friends from Newcastle came to stay for the weekend and had similar thoughts and are planning to book Tapestry Cottage with their families.read our guest book
Tips from a local
A visit to National Trust’s Cragside House, Garden and Estate just outside of Rothbury Village is an absolute must when in this part of the world! The world’s first country home to be lit with hydro-electricity, and once referred to as ‘the home of the modern magician’ Cragside is full of history, incredible inventions and is beautifully preserved and set up to look like Lord Armstrong just popped out for a walk. The grounds are just as impressive with over 1000 acres and 40 miles of footpaths to explore. Whether you head to the flower beds in the formal garden, or deep into the rural woodlands of the estate, you won’t be disappointed!
Tips from a local
Visit the village’s castle ruins! There are two castles in Harbottle; one a medieval ruin where in 1515 Margaret Tudor the sister of Henry VIII stayed. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building. Stone from the derelict medieval castle was used in the building of a new Harbottle Castle, a 17th century manor house situated at the east end of the village. In 1829 it was replaced on the site with a mansion designed by John Dobson which is now private residences and protected with Grade II listed building status.
Tips from a local
Dinner with a view – if you want very good traditional pub grub with the most stunning views of the Simonside Hills, then The Three Wheat Heads in Thropton is highly recommended. It has a good reputation in the area for food, and the views through the huge dining room windows are beautiful. With an inglenook fireplace with real fire, comfy seating and Northumbrian Ale, this pub is perfect for resting tired legs after a day exploring the county.
Theresa and Dave
Owners of Tapestry Cottage
We asked Theresa and Dave what made them fall in love with Tapestry Cottage:
“We had never heard of Harbottle Village until we saw Tapestry Cottage for sale in a local newspaper many years ago. It was a beautiful autumn day when we decided to drive up and have a look at it and from the moment we drove into Harbottle and saw the cottage we fell in love with it. It was empty and almost derelict, we climbed in through a broken window to look around and saw the potential. It even had an old Gypsy caravan in the garden complete with its original fittings. The surrounding countryside was gorgeous with undulating hills and forests in the background with the River Coquet running alongside the village. The next day we put in an offer and it was accepted.
We employed an architect to re configure the rooms, it had to be demolished and re built using the original stone and it was finally finished September 2012. It was always our intention that it would be a holiday home, somewhere we could escape to from our busy city lives.
For us it is always a treat to stay at Tapestry Cottage and our friends and family love it too, it’s a very happy place full of fond memories.”
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