Chaffinch Cottage, Kidlandlee

Morpeth, Northumberland
+44 (0)1669 650472
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£90 - £156
per night
£630 - £1109
per week

Remote off-grid cottage 1400 feet above sea level in Northumberland National Park, with incredible night skies


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£90 - £156 per night

£630 - £1109 per week

The Experience

Drive three miles from the main road and over cattle grids through spectacular scenery to arrive at (almost) the top of the world. Terri and Matthew, who live on site, have renovated these four guest cottages themselves along the greenest lines with electricity provided by solar panels and wind turbines.

Find a welcome hamper from Tully’s of Rothbury and a bottle of champagne, an endless supply of logs for the wood-burner, books, DVDs and board games. In summer you can spill out into the enclosed garden and barbecue your supper as the sun sets. On clear nights you’ll marvel at the stars – this is a Dark Sky area.

Wonderful walks through the Coquet valley and up into the Coquetdale hills start from the door; bring binoculars if you like bird-watching, or bikes for challenging climbs. Walk three miles to Harbottle for a pint, explore Rothbury, visit Cragside or drive a bit further for the whitest, sandiest beaches with proper dunes.

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We think you'll love

  • The stunning views – constantly changing with the season
  • Bringing your dog and setting off for lovely long walks
  • The sense of space and tranquillity
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You should know

  • The Wi-Fi connection is too slow for streaming
  • You are next door to Dipper Cottage
  • You need to drive to shops


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £630
Damage deposit
Dogs, £20 per dog.
1 Cottage for 4
From £903 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
3 January - 31 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 4 miles.


Just perfect

Ian, Amsterdam

All I need to say is that we rebooked the same day we returned home! We have never done that before! It’s the most wonderful place if you want to recharge. The cottage is absolutely delightful. Beautifully furnished with so many extra treats. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. The track up to the cottages does seem a little daunting the first time you drive up it but the location and view once you reach your destination is breathtaking. It certainly is worth it!

Sue, York

A relaxing time in the very comfortable and well equipped Chaffinch Cottage. It is the most stunning location with far reaching views and fabulous walks all around.

Sarah, Bedale

A truly remote and wonderfully peaceful location, great for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. There are some good, long walks from the door and even better mountain biking and trail running options. The cottage is warm and comfortable, very well-equipped, and has fantastic views across the hills. There is also a lot to do in the area in all seasons. We would definitely book again.

Liz, Oxford

Kidlandlee (and the team that run it) is remarkable: walks aplenty, breathtaking views, welcoming fires on chilly days and heartfelt hospitality all combine to showcase a perfect combination. Terri and Matthew's previous renovation and theatrical experience have resulted in a stay that makes the most of the jaw-dropping scenery. The sheer remoteness of the location means that off-grid is a big part of their provision, but this is off-grid meets luxury and it in no way interferes with your stay. We were inspired to start researching off-grid solutions for ourselves.

Emma, Northumberland

Wonderful place, set in the most beautiful scenery. No corners are cut in the cottage, and they've spent money on all the areas where higher quality makes a difference to comfort or environmental footprint. The location is quite isolated, and getting up the last couple of miles out of season may be tricky. However, there is lovely walking straight out of the door, and it's a good base to explore other areas of Northumberland (the beaches are an hour away, Hadrian's wall a few minute further). The owners are also very responsive to queries. All in all, one of the best holidays we've had

Alex, London

This was our first visit to Kidlandlee, what an amazing, stunning location with a beautiful cottage upon arrival. The accommodation was so well appointed and thoughtfully laid out/furnished, it truly feels like you are staying in a much loved home. Terri, Matthew, their family and Oscar & Indie are all lovely, nothing too much trouble - and always around if needed. Can't wait to visit again, a week wasn't long enough. Thank you, Kathryn, Andy, Matthew, Samantha & Lady :-) xxx

Kathryn, Lincoln

A beautifully equipped and furnished cottage and a most stunning location - perfect for walking, cycling, exploring the beautiful Northumberland National Park or somewhere to chill and look at the views!

Mary, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Kidlandlees is set in a Dark Sky area and has incredible views over the hills of Upper Coquetdale and below the Coquet Valley over to the Simonside Hills. It’s a place to get away from it all – four miles to the nearest village and 14 miles to the nearest shop in Rothbury. You’re just nine miles from the Scottish border. Apart from Matthew and Terri and guests in the other three cottages, all you will see are birds and sheep and the occasional walker.

Local points of interest from Terri & Matthew Stock

  • Visit Craigside House! A wonderful day out for the whole family and doggies too. Building camps in the woods, nature trails, kayaking and canoeing on the lake. Beautiful gardens and house full of local history and inventions. Our favourite place to go!
  • For Harry Potter fans! Alnwick Castle is a fantastic day out for all the family. Learn about the history of Alnwick and enjoy the beautiful award-winning gardens created by The Duchess of Northumberland. Activities, concerts and magical fun!
  • Barter Books is one of the biggest second-hand book stores in the country. Great for rainy days. Preserved beautifully it is located in the old Alnwick Train Station. Sit, read and relax with a cuppa in restored waiting rooms with open fires. Dogs welcome
  • Holy Island and the Farne Islands are a great day out. Spot seals and puffins as you travel by boat. Visit the home of Grace Darling, Longstone Light House and find out how her amazing courage inspired the first life boats to patrol our shores.
  • Alnmouth Beach is the start of amazing castle walks and the beach itself is stunning and the local’s favourite.. The Village has amazing coffee shops and dog friendly pubs. Visit the School House Gallery for famous local art work and cultural events.
  • The Star Inn in Harbottle is loved by guests for its warm welcome and is at the heart of the community. You can dine in or pick up a take away on your way back to the cottage. It's dog friendly too so you can take them with you.


Terri & Matthew Stock

Terri and Matthew moved to Kidlandlee Estate from Kent in 2017 with their children and two Labradors. Matthew had a renovation business which he has put to good use on the cottages and buildings, and Terri was a stage manager in the theatre in London for a number of years. They hope their guests enjoy the peace and tranquillity, have fun exploring the hills, valleys and beaches and totally unwind during their stay.