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Drovers Rest Pet-Friendly Cottage in Otterburn, Northumberland

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Drovers Rest Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Set in an isolated position on the edge of the Northumberland National Park is this charming, stone built cottage, just three miles from Otterburn and seven miles from Bellingham. This wonderful, single-storey property is peacefully located in the surrounding countryside whilst the open-plan living area and delightful lawned garden with patio are the perfect accommodation for a relaxing break. There are great facilities for fishing, horse riding and golf nearby, as well as Hadrian's Wall and a variety of beautiful National Trust homes and gardens.

The delightful village of Otterburn is an incredibly tranquil little place, but this was once the site of the famous 1388 Scottish victory over the English. As the former home of a thriving weaving industry, the town was once known for the world famous Otterburn Mill, an integral part of the settlement's past. Close to the banks of the River Rede and situated between the hills and moors of the North Tyne Valley there are numerous excellent walking facilities in the area as well as a popular Coast-to-Coast route for cyclists. The beautiful Kielder Forest and Waters are close by as is the Roman construction of Hadrian's Wall, both of which are worth visiting. The area also provides fantastic fishing, horse riding and nature watching amidst superb, tranquil countryside.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Miss Hall
February 2016
Drovers Rest was clean, well kept and comfortable. The property owners was helpful and friendly.
Mr Plant
May 2016
A lovely well equipped cottage, situated in stunning countryside. The owners who live nearby were really friendly and helpful, but not in any way intrusive.
Mr Maddocks
July 2016
Had a fantastic 4 night stay, Drovers Rest is a lovely clean and well decorated cottage. We will be back in March 2017.
Mr Waller
June 2015
The hosts were very friendly and would have done anything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. They left us alone to our own devices but were there for advice and help if necessary. The area it is in is outstandingly beautiful in our opinion.
Mr Cousins
March 2015
Excellent location and accommodation. Had very friendly owners, would highly recommend to friends and family.
Miss Gray
January 2015
Loved everything about it, will hopefully be going again.
Mrs O'Callaghan
January 2015
Had a lovely stay at this cosy cottage in January. Enjoyed walks and meals in the local pub.
Mrs Mason
September 2015
The views from the garden are stunning and the peace and quiet is delightful.
Mr King
September 2014
Drovers Rest was in a quiet location with the friendly owners property nearby. We appreciated being left to our own devices and found the property well placed to explore the area.
Mrs Haw
July 2014
Couldn't fault this spotlessly clean cottage, it was spacious and comfortable throughout. Nestled in the countryside surrounded by rabbits and sheep.
Mrs Gentle
October 2014
Very friendly owners, anything we could have needed was supplied. cleanliness faultless, lovely holiday altogether
Mrs Rothery
May 2014
There was lots to see and do in the area. We felt that the property should have a higher grade than three stars, definitely worth four!
Mr Nuttie
August 2014
The cottage was in a great location, quiet, very comfortable spacious and had everything we needed. The location was very handy for the wedding we came up for. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we were able to visit a number of National Trust properties in the area.
Mrs Gevaux
June 2014
The cottage was well equipped and the scenery views breathtaking.
Miss Cawkwell
February 2014
Rural location, larger than it looked on the website. Property spotlessly clean and warm, bedrooms comfortable, garden large, great leaflets providing info on local attractions and the owner was friendly and very helpful. Great location for touring area, 14 miles from Kielder Forest and reservoir. Wonderful towns, very quaint with friendly local shops. Great historic locations within easy driving access.
Mrs Myers
April 2014
We really enjoyed staying at The Drovers Rest, the owners were very welcoming.
Mr Woolnough
June 2014
The very good condition of the property and the warm welcome given by the owners. It had a nice lay-out and was very comfortable. Situated in lovely countryside with good food pub and shop close by.
Mrs Downie
August 2013
The cottage and surrounding is restful, and a home away from home. I have no problem in recommending Drover's Rest to anyone, we will be going back!
Mrs Priestley
August 2014
A lovely bungalow with wonderful hosts and a beautiful garden. We would definitely return.
Mr Ridden
August 2013
Lovely cottage with extra welcoming touches and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Particularly liked the diary which visitors filled in and which gave us ideas on where to visit and good places to eat. We had a quiet and relaxing holiday and some great meals at the local pub.
Mr Reynolds
July 2013
The location of the cottage was lovely and the views breath-taking. The property itself was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The owners were very friendly and helpful. This cottage is perfectly located for exploring the area. There is much to see and do, and information about available sites, walks and history were readily available and current within the cottage.
Mr Barmby
July 2013
Drovers Rest was in a good location for exploring the area. The house had plenty of room for four people and was well equipped. The property and garden was well maintained and the area was nice and quiet, with the nearest shops only being a short drive away. We would recommended the Drovers Rest to anyone as good value accommodation.
Mr Darby
August 2012
Excellent Cottage, extremely friendly hosts, ideal for exploring Northumberland.
Mrs Karolchyk
November 2012
Wonderful place - cosy, quiet and away from the hustle and bustle - definitely return if this way.
Mrs Knowles
May 2011
We (me, my husband and our dog Cody) had a really good week's break walking in this beautiful area. The location of the cottage provided a excellent base from which to explore the area, from Kielder to the Cheviotts and Hadrians Wall to the Coast, all within a reasonable driving distance through lovely countryside. The cottage itself was of a high standard, clean and comfortable, with excellent views in a peaceful setting and a pleasant garden to relax in. It had everything we needed (and more). The owners were very welcoming and whilst they are nearby should you need anything they also gave us our privacy. The shop in Otterburn was well stocked with all the essentials and local produce needed for the stay. We would definitely consider staying here again.
Mrs Rogers
July 2010
The cottage was comfortable and in a lovely position. Nice pub a mile up the road. Ideal for avid walkers and cyclists.
Ms Clayton
April 2011
We liked the home comforts that Drovers Rest provided for us. Upon our arrival the owners even provided a vase full of lovely daffodils which was very welcoming. After long days out it was a pleasure to return to the cottage each evening. The facilities were excellent and it was ideally situated being central to most places of interest. Northumbria is a wilderness of beauty - we thoroughly enjoyed this holiday.
Mrs Bethell
May 2010
The cottage is perfect for families and people with good dogs and good well behaved children! Exactly as said on the web. Fantastic setting.
Mr Hovland
June 2010
The location of the cottage, was peacefully set in complete privacy. It was within easy reach of quite a few tourist attractions and restaurants. We will definitely go back to the same cottage again.
Mr Mason
July 2010
The splendid views surrounding the property gave a feeling of being miles from anywhere and anybody. However, there were numerous interesting places to visit within very easy distance and good food available at the pub 1 mile up the road.
Mr Mrs Morris
June 2009
A very clean and well equipped cottage in lovely surroundings.
Mr Halford
August 2009
The location was great for what we wanted, ie. in the middle of nowhere. This might not suit everyone though. Otterburn was a very pleasant village, only about three or four miles away, and the scenery from the cottage was wonderful. The couple who owned it lived adjacent and were very pleasant, friendly and helpful.
Mr Davies
August 2009
The cottage was well situated for exploring the Northumberland National Park and Hadrians Wall in the south of the region. It was also easy to drive into Scotland, and to the Northumberland coast. The scenery was wonderful and there were so many places to visit. The cottage was easy to access off the A68 but was surrounded by the serenity of the high moors.
Mrs Baker
September 2008
Excellent in every way.
Mrs Bullerwell-Scott
May 2008
Great holiday. Lots of places for young and old, not far to travel for all ages. Cottage is beautiful in good area.
Ms Hasler
August 2008
The cottage was well maintained, in a peaceful location and convenient for many attractions.
Mr Pickles
June 2008
Good area, the owners made us welcome then left us to get on with our holiday. The accommodation was very clean and in great condition.
Mr Roach
June 2008
The cottage was really pleasant. It is a lovely unspoilt area, lots to see and do. Nice for relaxing.
Miss Kerr
March 2008
The cottage was beautiful and in a fantastic location. We were given fresh eggs by the owners and they were extremely friendly. An ideal holiday with the wonderful surroundings of Kielder Forest.
Mr Rush
November 2006
Ideal location which makes visiting the surrounding area easy. Friendly owners next door which is really useful for information and help.
Mr Anderson
March 2007
The attention to cleanliness and equipment was brilliant!
Mr Slatter
May 2008
Once there we found the cottage was delightful. It was quiet and peaceful. We would like to go back now!
Mrs Rees
December 2007
We did enjoy both the property and the area. We would very much like to return to this property again. Thank you.
Mr Tong
June 2008
The location of the property was superb for our purposes i.e. touring and site seeing. The local walks were ideal with some lovely views and we saw plenty of wildlife including deers and birds of prey.
Dianne L
July 2016
Drovers Rest was a lovely place to spend our week in the country. The cottage was spacious, well equipped and set in beautiful surroundings, close to many places of interest. The owners were lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them. We do aim to holiday there again in the future!
Mr Booth
September 2006
Very relaxing and quiet location.
Mr Rawson
November 2006
Cottage excellent and as described in brochure. Relaxing and quiet location with gorgeous views. Warm and friendly welcome and advice on nearby walks/National Trust attractions. We will be back!
stephen w
June 2015
The cottage was lovely, clean and well appointed. there were flowers and a packet of biscuits waiting for us on our arrival. The heating system was excellent. The hosts were very friendly and left you to do your own thing but were very approachable for help and advice. Although the fridge in the cottage has a small freezer the hosts were very willing to share their large freezer with you. The surrounding area was the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Less than 20 miles to the seaside and many places of interest easily accessible. The local pub (1 Mile approx. away) does excellent food and drink. The local village shop (3 mile approx. away) is well stocked and offers a dining area offering cooked food etc. There is an Otterburn Mill outlet selling clothing and gifts is in the village also offering snack food. We loved the peace and tranquillity of the area and the friendliness of the residents and would recommend a visit.
March 2015
Had a great 3 nights at Drover's Rest. Ideally located in the Dark Sky area of Northumberland and close to Kielder Forest for star gazing and going to visits to Kielder Forest and Castle. Cottage was warm and cozy with all the necessary equipment required for a weekend away. Owners live in the house next door and are friendly and helpful. Would recommend this cottage. Lovely location and still close to all the things you may want to visit, pubs, castles, lakes, countryside. Lynne and Allan
August 2014
Very pleasant & clean cottage. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, make sure you take directions as there is no wifi so had to stop at the mill shop in Otterburn! Even through Otterburn is remote, nearest supermarket is 23 miles away in Hexham there is lots to do and see in Northumberland especially if you are National Trust members. We had a very good holiday and would recommend staying in Otterburn again.
November 2010
Very well appointed. Lovely area to visit. Would return here for another visit
December 2009
The owners of the cottage were extremely friendly and helpful. The cottages was very clean and practical and it proved to be good base to both tour the area and to go on long walks. I would not hesitate to recommend the accommodation. Dislike the midges until we found a suitable spray
December 2009
This cottage was very nice and had brilliant views.The owners were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of places to visit, A brilliant Holiday. Worth a visit.
Wayne & Jenny
December 2009
This well equipped cottage provided the ideal location for our peaceful getaway. Lots of attractions both nearby and within reasonable driving distance. Otterburn village is just down the road which has pubs and shops. The owners were very friendly and helpful too.
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