Dipper Cottage, Kidlandlee

Morpeth, Northumberland
Self-catering


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

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

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

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 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Pub 4 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £136
Weekly price
from £630
Damage deposit
£250
Surcharges
Dogs, £10 per dog.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1364 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

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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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.