Bottle Cottage

Morpeth, Northumberland

Walkers and cyclists will enjoy being on the edge of the Northumberland National Park AONB in this village cottage with views


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


You can arrive empty handed: there’s a generous hamper to get you started in the morning – locally baked bread, milk, eggs, coffee, juice and homemade cake. Walk it all off: 15 minutes takes you to The Drake Stone, a mythical meeting place for Druids with views of the medieval ruins of Harbottle Castle. Carry on to Clennell Street, a truly ancient trackway and historic Drovers Road through the Cheviot Hills that crosses the border to Scotland, or visit the Lady’s Well in Holystone where St Ninian is reputed to have baptised early Christians.

Back at the cottage there’s a wood-burner to warm up in front of and a big TV with the full Sky package and books and games to keep everyone entertained. The country kitchen’s easy to work in, there’s room for six around the slate-topped table and another wood-burner keeps it all cosy. Take your nightcap out to the pavement bench to gaze at starry skies.

Pop next door to The Star Inn for a drink and bar snack – they also sell newspapers. For meals out, the pub in Alwinton (1.5 miles) is good and for places to eat and shops the towns of Thropton and Rothbury aren’t much further.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking into glorious countryside straight from the cottage
  • The views from every window
  • Reading a book on the sofa in front of the wood-burner
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You should know

  • There’s no garden
  • There are two bathrooms - not en suite (one upstairs, one down)
  • Mobile phone signal is patchy - you’ll have to rely on the Wi-Fi


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £97
Weekly price
from £697
1 Cottage for 6
From £974 beds3 bedrooms


We had a lovely stay at Bottle Cottage. We arrived to a hamper full of treats & plenty of logs for the wood burners. The cottage was well equipped, comfortable & had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing few days away. The location was perfect to explore Northumberland.

Allison, East yorkshire

If you want to get away from it all, relax, and enjoy exploring beautiful countryside on foot or by car this is the place for you. A warm and welcoming cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside - totally peaceful - from the moment I walked in the door I felt at home and relaxed.

Mary, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Harbottle is a sleepy village nestled in the Cheviot Hills in the Northumberland National Park AONB. There are walks for all levels from the door and the pub next door to the cottage (originally the bottling shop) sells bar snacks and newspapers. Bustling Rothbury is nine miles away and has everything you need to stock up and you also have easy access to the coast at Alnmouth, Bamburgh and Craster.

Local points of interest from Lorraine & Paul Dryden

  • Expand your mind - visit Kielder Observatory to view vast dark sky stars and huge bright moon up close - infinite inspiration - booking essential.
  • Pull on your walking boots and walk Windy Gyle and Border Ridge taking part of the Pennine Way, about 10 miles reaching 2,103 feet at its highest. The walk begins in the Upper Coquetdale Valley past Alwinton with stunning views over England and Scotland.
  • For a shorter less strenuous walk from your door, head up to the Drake Stone, a circular walk with expansive views. At the foot of the forest path, decide whether to turn right for home, or left to head to The Rose & Thistle in Alwinton for replenishment!
  • Centrally placed to explore Hadrian’s Wall, it’s Roman forts and archeology, Corbridge and Hexham in the West, and the beautiful beaches of the Northumberland Coast, Alnwick Castle & Gardens (of Harry Potter fame) and quaint fishing villages in the East.
  • Harbottle used to have its own brewery with Bottle Cottage the original bottling plant. The Star Inn over the lane takes you back to how pubs used to be. Owner Ann holds a wealth of information. Impromptu local music - check the door for opening times!
  • Discover the delights of Hepple Gin - produced 6 miles up the valley in Hepple using Juniper Berries harvested from the Estate moorlands and hills. They call it high fidelity gin. Find in local/national restaurants and Tully’s Delicatessen in Rothbury.


Lorraine & Paul Dryden

Lorraine and Paul Dryden love the rurality of the village, finding it the perfect place to kick back and relax after a busy day. They love the dark skies and the countryside walks from the doorstep yet being close enough to shops and restaurants in the market towns and villages nearby. Lorraine and Paul have two holiday lets in Northumberland and are experienced in looking after guests from arrival: brimming hamper, wood-burners set ready to light and comfortable beds.