Chaffinch Cottage, Kidlandlee

Morpeth, Northumberland
Self-catering
+44 (0)7930 760119


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

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

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

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 6pm
Check out
By 9.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pub 4 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £119
Weekly price
from £570
Damage deposit
£250
Surcharges
Dogs, £10 per dog.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1193 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

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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Location

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 Cheesmer

  • 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.

Introducing

Terri Cheesmer

Terri and Matthew moved to Kidlandlee Estate from Kent in 2017 with their children and two Labradors. They stayed in Dipper Cottage a number of times in the past and loved the area, so took the opportunity to buy when it became available. 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.