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Townfoot Cottage Family Cottage in Elsdon, Northumberland

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Townfoot Cottage Family Cottage description

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Townfoot Cottage is a Grade II listed cottage, on the outskirts of the village of Elsdon, two miles from Otterburn in the Northumberland National Park. This cottage sleeps five people and has two bedrooms, consisting of one double bedroom and one family room with three single beds, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a multi-fuel stove. Outside this cottage, there is a front garden with off road parking and a private sheltered rear garden with furniture and a BBQ. Townfoot Cottage is a perfect holiday cottage for families who wish to explore the Northumberland National Park.

The unspoilt village of Elsdon lies in a protected hollow amid beautiful fells, woodland and moorland in the heart of the Cheviots on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. The area is rich with history, and there are many listed sites in this community, overshadowed by the fortified Pele Tower. The village green is a charming feature of Elsdon, and there is a pub that dates back to the 18th century that retains a truly olde worlde atmosphere. A good choice of shops is available in the market town of Rothbury just 10 miles away, and there is much to explore in the surrounding area including the Coast to Coast Walk and alternative Pennine Way which passes though. A National Cycle Route runs by for those who love to explore the countryside on two wheels.

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.

LPG central heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room. Double electric oven with separate gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Front garden with off road parking. Private sheltered garden to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ. Secure bike storage. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop in Otterburn 2 miles, pub 7 miles. Note: Check-in 4pm.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Carter
July 2016
As always this property is of a very high standard and was an excellent base from which to travel around Northumberland. The welcome received was warm and sincere and help was always available if needed. A property to recommend to anyone.
Mr Larden
October 2014
Really nice, cosy cottage and friendly owner too! Lots of walking and cycling (road and mountain biking) nearby. It was very nice to return to Townfoot Cottage and light up the fire!
Mr Thornicroft
February 2015
The owner was very welcoming and a pleasure to meet. Elsdon is a very good location for exploring Northumberland which, even during a cold week in February, was very beautiful. Overall this comfy, cosy cottage was one of the best we've stayed in and we'll definitely be considering a repeat visit.
Mr Courtney
May 2015
A clean and comfortable property with lots to see and do.
Dr Parkes
August 2015
It was a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the country with a very welcoming owner. All in all it was a fabulous break!
Mr Snell
September 2015
The property was very clean and well furnished with everything we needed for our week's holiday.
Mrs Jenness
September 2009
Great for a couple, a family or group of friends.
Mr Grantham
August 2010
A delightful cottage in a lovely area within easy reach of many attractions.
Mr Murray
September 2010
A warm welcome when we arrived. A great property to stay at in a wonderful area of England.
Mrs Hocking
October 2010
Good location for exploring Northumberland (our first holiday in this area). Warm welcome from owner (scones and tea on arrival; plus wine and chocolates). Comfortable and well equipped cottage.
Mr Carter
November 2010
It was our 4th visit and there were the usual high standards at the property. Warm welcome from the owner and no complaints whatsoever.
Mr Hoskins
May 2011
A lovely cottage in a quiet location, but reasonably central for the areas of Northumberland that we wished to visit.
Mr Brown
July 2012
A very quiet and peaceful village. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, chocolates and scones.
Mrs Lowth
September 2012
This cottage was a home from home. Comfortable and spacious yet cosy. A very warm welcome from the owner and amazing attention to detail. One of the very best we have stayed in and we've been doing cottage holidays for many many years!
Miss Compton
October 2012
The cottage was spacious but very cosy and we loved having the log burner. The village was lovely and there is plenty to explore in the local area.
Mr Glover
May 2014
The cottage was of a very good standard and the owner extremely welcoming. Located in a lovely part of Northumberland in a quiet village, which made for a relaxing holiday. Would stay again.
Mrs Johnson
July 2014
Never been to Northumberland before - lovely lovely place. Cottage was lovely and the owners very pleasant, it was ideally suited to our need for somewhere central to the area but also peaceful but not miles from amenities. Avid National Trust members so was fantastic, visitors with us from Australia so we were able to show them the UK at its best, although the weather could have been kinder.
Mr Lorimer
July 2008
We would highly recommend this property and hope to return. An absolute gem! From the welcome of tea and scones, chocs and wine, everything was first class. Lovely area, friendly local pub.
Mrs Gower
August 2008
A very warm welcome to a comfortable cottage.
Mr Pass
September 2008
This is the fourth time we've been back. We love the property and the location. We always find something different to do in the surrounding area, i.e National Trust properties, castles and historical sights such as Hadrians Wall and Holy Island, pretty villages and the unspoilt beaches. A lovely family holiday.
Mr Carter
May 2009
Excellent as always!
Mrs Sharpe
July 2009
A lovely cottage, so well equipped, to be highly recommended. Highlights of our visit to Northumberland were Cragside, Alnwick Castle gardens, and Bamburgh. We certainly hope to return!
Mr Shults
July 2009
The cottage was very nice and very well equiped the owner who lives next door was very friendly. A fresh pot of tea and jam and scones were on the table when we arrived and a gift of wine and chocs were nice touches. Thank you
Ms Merrett
September 2014
Beautiful cottage, the owner had paid great attention to detail and provided lots of extra finishing touches. The best equipped kitchen ever. The quality of the towels and bedding were very good too.
Mrs Thomas
August 2009
Townfoot cottage was a great property of a very high standard. It was very clean and inviting, had everything that we needed and lots of storage space. It is situated in an area with lovely scenery and is a good base for people visiting Northumbria for the first time. The owner of the cottage was next door and therefore easy to speak to when we needed information. I would highly recommend this cottage and the area.
Mr Attree
February 2008
For a quiet holiday in a well-equipped and cosy cottage, this was excellent. The owner was very welcoming, but never intrusive.
Mrs Brophy
August 2007
Excellent cottage, lovely welcome from owner. So peaceful and quiet, locals very pleasant and new owners of village pub served really good food and were very friendly. If you want a peaceful relaxing holiday away from all the hustle and bustle, this is the place to go.
Mrs Scanlan
May 2006
We always enjoy our trips to Northumberland and the weather was particularly kind to us this time! We visited all the usual haunts - Bamburgh, and the beautiful coast, Keilder, Morpeth, Alnwick and a couple of trips into Scotland.
Mr Dix
July 2006
An ideal setting with an extremely helpful owner next door. This cottage was fantastic and fully loaded! The owner has placed literature for all attractions, houses and other very useful information. Great for an away from it all break!
Mr Merry
July 2006
Exceeds the high standard we have come to expect from Sykes.
Miss Scott
November 2006
A very welcoming and helpful owner. The cottage was furnished to a high standard.
Mrs Stobie
October 2005
A beautiful cottage, made very welcoming. It was in a central position for visits.
Mr Coleman
February 2006
The fantastic fresh scone and tea were welcome! Most unexpected! A very nice cottage - no complaints whatsoever.
Mr Cook
August 2005
The accommodation was great. We were most impressed with the welcome received...The whole area was a great place to visit and made for a very enjoyable holiday.
Mr Parfrey
August 2005
Excellent location--quiet and good touring/walking base. Very friendly and helpful owner. Lots of info and maps on hand. Sensible pricing.
Mrs Holyoak
October 2005
The cottage was excellent, the welcome superb, the little extras yummy. Thank you. This cottage is an ideal base for discovering the delights of Northumberland, the superb castles, the wonderful beaches, Beamish living museum; the walks are plenty and varied and these are just a few of the attractions. It is the first time we have been to this part of the country, but we would love to go back.
Mrs Fawcett
April 2005
Very friendly welcome. Homely and thoughtful 'extras' appreciated. Excellently maintained property, very comfortable. Ideal base for touring this beautiful area.
Dr Jones
April 2005
Friendly and helpful owner next door, lovely quiet location.
Mrs Proctor
July 2005
A very good cottage in a pretty location.
Mr Mrs Sanday
January 2005
It was a lovely remote cottage for a Christmas break and very close to drive to Scotland. Owner was very welcoming and very helpful. There was nothing missing from the cottage that was highly essential and even my 2 kids had fun.
Mr Wilson
December 2004
Nice location for a peaceful break.
Mr Hoskins
December 2004
Charming owner, nice cottage .
Ms Lloyd
December 2004
Exceptional property with a great host.
Mr Mrs Robinson
December 2004
Super beds, loads of towels. Multi fuel stove warmed the whole house. Good food at the pub but not open Sun. or Mon.
Mr Harvey
December 2004
Delighted with the quality of the decoration, cleanliness and equipment.
Mr Williams
December 2004
Warm welcome and lots of useful info about the area and its attractions in the property.
Mrs Price
December 2004
We wanted a relaxing break in cosy surroundings, and this is exactly what we got. Sykes were very helpful in advising us on the choice of property and area. The property owners in the adjoining property provided a super welcome (including tea and cake!), but then left us to our own devices. The property is probably the nicest we have stayed in, and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Quite perfect!
Mr Lowe
December 2004
Attractive and well laid out cottage, with real charm. Friendly welcome from owner. Free internet access and great gammon and chips at local pub!
Mrs Goodfellow
December 2004
Very quiet location. Local pub open from 7pm but very good food and service.
Dr Elston
December 2004
A real home from home.A very nice welcome from the owners which was welcome after the journey.
Mrs Jones
December 2004
We have stayed in several cottages but this was the best one. There was a warm welcome by the owners and we will definitely be going back.
Mrs Gilbert
December 2004
The cottage was wonderfully cosy to come back to even if the weather outside was wet and wild.
August 2015
The cottage has everything and the owner is extremely helpful. The week we stayed was classic British summer weather - sunshine and showers - but we still had a great time. Cottage has central heating and a wood-burning stove if the weather is cold. Small garden and a barbecue if the weather is good. Elsdon is very small (but quiet and pretty) so you need to drive if you want to buy anything or eat out. Nearest pubs/cafes/shop is in Otterburn which is about 10 minutes' drive away. Great location for exploring Northumberland and Durham - maximum 1.5 hours drive to most tourist destinations or walking areas. Local walks too if you want to have a lazy day.
December 2009
Newly baked scones, homemade jam and tea things are laid ready on the table to welcome guests. The cottage is very well appointed and the decor is excellent but not overstated. There is a good shop in Otterburn, only 2 miles away, where you can get newspapers and all basic food requirements. About 10 miles away there is an excellent Farm Shop at Wallington Hall. Elsdon is a good centre from which to visit the whole of Northumberland and the border towns in Scotland, but for those more active visitors there are good walks nearby. Newcastle with all its amenities is only a 30 minute drive away. This is a really lovely place to stay; if I must find something not quite perfect it is the lack of a walk-in shower, but that's just my personal preference.
Linda Carter
December 2012
Having stayed at Townfoot Cottage on several occasions, our opinion is still the same - an excellent property very comfotable and the owner is always on hand if needed and very helpful. As already indicated we feel you should make it clear in your future catalogues that entry to property is from 4pm on day of arrival not 3pm - this did not howe ver detract from our enjoyment of the week
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