Dipper Cottage, Kidlandlee

Morpeth, Northumberland
+44 (0)1669 650472
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£105 - £165
per night
£735 - £1155
per week

Remote three-bedroom cottage in Northumberland National Park, with far-reaching views over hills and valleys and walks in all directions


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£105 - £165 per night

£735 - £1155 per week

The Experience

Drive three miles from the main road along the valley floor, then up one of the Upper Coquetdale hills to 1400 feet above sea level. Your semi-detached stone-built cottage is one of two together and is off-grid, with electricity sourced from wind turbines and solar panels and water from a borehole.

Find a living area with wood-burner and endless logs, books and games for rainy days and a barbecue in the garden. Terri and Matthew live on site and will leave you a swish hamper from Tully’s of Rothbury and a bottle of champagne – plus milk, bread, eggs and butter.

Walk for miles, bring your dog, cycle and bird-watch. The nearest pub is four miles away, shops and restaurants are in Rothbury, 14 miles away; the Scottish Borders are nine miles over the hills and wide sandy beaches are near enough for a day at the seaside.

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We think you'll love

  • The stunning views, which constantly change with the seasons
  • The utter tranquillity
  • Truly getting away from it all
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You should know

  • Wi-Fi is too slow for streaming
  • The cottage is next door to Chaffinch Cottage
  • You need to drive to shops and restaurants


  • 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 £105
Weekly price
from £735
Damage deposit
Dogs, £20 per dog.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1055 beds3 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.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Pub 4 miles.


What an absolute treat! Peace and quiet, stunning views, a beautifully appointed cottage. We had a fantastic week (2 adults, children aged 9 and 12). The drive up from the main road alone was a joy every day and the kids loved the space to play around, they even enjoyed a game of croquet on what must be the lawn with the best view in the UK! The rough gravel track was fine in our SUV and we did have a couple of power cuts due to lack of wind to generate electricity but that just added to the "off grid" adventure of it all! We highly recommend a stay at Kidlandlee.

Elizabeth, London

I am in love with this place! Kidlandlee is totally idyllic. This is my second stay up here and i always leave feeling so re charged and relaxed to the core, Both cottages we've stayed in are second to none on comfort and amenities - and I have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages, other than bird song I don't think I've experienced such piece and quiet anywhere. We have booked another stay later this year and im already looking forward to the visit. The dogs adore it too :)

Helen, Snaith

A great holiday in wonderful location, the area is outstanding great walks and amazing scenery. The cottage was extremely well equipped, with very comfortable beds and lovely toiletries. Cannot find fault with anything would definitely recommend and have already booked for return visit.

Pamela, Morpeth

Dipper Cottage was absolutely fabulous - amazing views and superbly equipped.

Anna, Haslemere

An absolutely lovely cottage in a stunning setting. We had a wonderful week and very much hope to return. The cottage itself is very well-appointed with excellent quality fixtures, furnishings and toiletries. It comfortably housed the 6 people in our party with all 3 bedrooms being a good size. There is a (shared) gravelled area in front of the cottage which was just lovely for enjoying the views, while the enclosed (small) back garden was perfect for the dogs, and for BBQing on the brilliant gas-fired BBQ. The last few miles of access is a (roughish) gravel road - but it’s worth it.

Raymond, Carmarthen

A beautifully equipped and furnished cottage in a most stunning location - perfect for walking, cycling, birdwatching, exploring the Northumberland National Park - or just sitting, chilling 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.