Tutors Lodge, Kidlandlee

Morpeth, Northumberland
+44 (0)1669 650472
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Up, up and away to this stunning cottage perched 1400 feet high in the National Park with big skies, grand walks and much comfort indoors


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The whole hamlet has a fascinating history – there’s been a settlement of sorts here since the 1100s – and the atmosphere is very special. It’s off-grid but there’s not a scrap of hair shirt about it. The kitchen has a warming Aga, a wood-burner belts out the heat with unlimited logs and the welcome hamper from Tully’s of Rothbury is bulging with nice things including chocolate and fizz.

Walk all day from the cottage without coming across another soul. Cyclists will head to Kidland forest for an off road circular route with a long section by the river, artists and writers will steep themselves in the peaceful, creative vibe, wildlife lovers will like watching the bird feeders in the garden and feeding Bertie and Cyril, the resident red squirrels.

Evenings in summer will be spent by the barbecue in the garden and clear skies at any time of year will reveal a starry blanket when it’s dark. Sleep peacefully in well-dressed beds.

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We think you'll love

  • The big, unpolluted skies and the heather-covered hills
  • The feeling of ancient history that surrounds you - these hills are the same as when the Romans romped over them
  • Being so comfortable in the cottage, even in the snow
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You should know

  • The track up is three miles of a little bumping and scraping
  • It's a tough place from which to realise you've forgotten something vital
  • WiFi not good enough for streaming


  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Dogs welcome, £20 each.
3 January - 31 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £545
Damage deposit
£250 held on card during stay.
Dogs, £20 per dog.
1 Cottage for 4
From £803 beds2 bedrooms


Come for absolute spiritual solace, wonderfully bracing fresh air, incredible views, big skies for cloud watching by day and stargazing at night, and warm, comfortable cottages to rest your bones in.

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The neighbourhood

The Coquet river tinkles along the bottom of the valley and eventually pours in to the North Sea at Amble. Trails and paths meander up through magnificent hills and there's a good walking route in nearby Kidland forest. It's four miles to the nearest village and 14 to the town of Rothbury. Harbottle has the Star Inn which doubles up as a small shop and does woodfired pizzas in the courtyard.

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.


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.