Petty Knowes Cottage

NE19 1RH

01830 520722
07764 614890

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 50 reviews
Visit Britain four stars
Find within approx miles of Petty Knowes Cottage


Visit Britain Gold Award Dark Sky Stay & Gaze Award


Petty Knowes Cottage is the quintessential rural hideaway for couples. Perched above the small village of Rochester it commands breathtaking uninterrupted views across the Northumberland National Park. Only a 30 minute drive from Newcastle, making it a perfect location to explore Northumberland and Newcastle. Built from attractive stone, the property has been renovated to offer cosy and immaculately presented accommodation for a real country cottage getaway. Assessed by visit Britain the cottage has been awarded a four star gold award.  Petty Knowes Cottage is all about relaxation and self indulgence, the perfect place for you and your loved one to have a cheeky weekend break away.

Being located in the heart of northumberland National Park cyclists and dog owners are very welcome. Cycle storage can be arranged.

The contemporary kitchen is very well equipped. The spacious bedroom at the end of the building boasts a majestic king size sleigh bed.  Guests have private use of a garden with decked area, and use of a Hot Tub which is located on the owners side of the property, this is the perfect place from which to watch the sun set.

'The Gin Room' is a perfect little hidden gem where you can snuggle down on a sheepskin daybed, have a glass of something relaxing and watch the wild Northumbrian weather roll past.


The property has oil central heating and comprises:

Lounge: With open fire, 42" TV with freeview, DVD player and selection of DVDs, Bluetooth speaker, Wi-fi.

Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.  

Dining Area: With fold out dining table and chairs for two.

Bedroom: With king sized sleigh bed, Egyptian cotton bedding, log burning stove, Freeview 42"TV, & Wi-fi.

Shower Room: With corner shower cubicle, WC and wash basin. Robes and slippers are provided.

Facilities: All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. All logs and coal are provided. Cot and high chair available. Wi-fi throughout. There is a private garden area with decked area and outdoor seating. Pets are welcome although please be aware there is livestock in surrounding fields and hens and cats roam freely.

Off road parking. We would recommend you bring walking boots/wellies.

Access information

The cottage is attached to the owners' property where access to the cottage is via an uneven gravel single track, it is accessible for most vehicles. But this road may become inaccessible when it snows but can easily be walked up.

The property is all on ground floor level with only a few small steps within the property. An access statement is available upon request. 

Road directions

Petty Knowes Cottage is located just outside the village of Rochester, on the A 696. It is approximately 30 minutes from Newcastle and 1 and 1/2 hours from Edinburgh.


Full Directions will be supplied to guests upon booking.

Public transport

Buses are few and far between in this corner of Northumberland. So do your research in advance.

Taxis are easier to come by but must be pre booked.

Ronnie Ingledue: 07711400152

Unit information for Petty Knowes Cottage

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
(Petty Knowes Cottage)
1 2
per unit per night
Min: £150.00 - Max: £575.00
Total capacity: 2

Food shop at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Food shop nearby
Nearest shop is The Border Reiver in Otterburn
Leisure facilities at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Leisure/Swimming facilities
Hot Tub
Car parking available at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Car parking available
Cycle friendly at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Cycle friendly
Cycle Storage Available
Dogs / pets allowed at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Dogs / pets allowed
Up to 2 dogs. Cats also welcome.
DVD player available at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation DVD equipment
Food shop at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Food shop nearby
Freezer at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Freezer
Fridge at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Fridge
Guest garden at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Garden for guest use
Ground floor bedrooms at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Hairdryer available at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Hairdryer
Ipod Speaker Dock at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Ipod Speaker Dock
Bluetooth speaker
Linen provided at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Linen provided
Egyptian cotton towels and bed linen provided + towelling robes.
Log fire / Open fireplace at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Includes all fuel for fires.
Microwave available at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Microwave
Open all year at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Open all year
Short breaks available at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Short breaks available
TV available at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Television
Walker friendly at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Walker friendly
Laundry / washing facilities at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
WiFi available at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation WiFi
Free wifi
Dark Sky Friendly at Petty Knowes Cottage Accommodation Accommodation Dark Sky Friendly
Sleep quality
Sleep quality

A perfect getaway

kelly e, Newcastle, United Kingdom
My husband & i were looking for a night away for some relaxation after having a baby 6 months ago...we are so pleased to have stumbled across this beautiful cottage online. Our stay here was exactly what we needed! Booking was straight forward & easy via email with one of the owners Joanne. She was incredibly helpful with any questions i had & offered us the opportunity to check in as early as we'd like, which i thought was very kind. Upon arrival she met us along with her husband at the shop they own, and took us up to the cottage. She was incredibly helpful & easy to get along with, showing us how to use everything before making herself scarce so we could make ourselves at home. The cottage is amazing! Immaculately clean & beautifully decorated. We particularly liked the personal touches & candles everywhere, very romantic! You have every facility you could possibly need with regards to linen, kitchen equipment & toiletries. Tje owners even provide you with a welcome hamper full of delicious home made cakes & scones, & a bottle of wine! Such a special touch that makes a huge difference. The hot tub is fantastic, we enjoyed a few drinks in there with unbelievable views of the countryside & once it got dark we were luvky enough to get clear enough skies for some amazing star gazing. I could go on & on about how great this place is but honestly think everyone should just go & experience it for themselves! I found it to be not that well advertised but dont be put off by that, its a gem! We will definately be back! Look out for a special touch behind a giant mirror & in a teapot 😊 Well done to the owners, you're doing a great job! Kelly & andrew

Cosy and Welcoming

G-O-Connor44, Solihull
It was late when we arrived at the cottage but were made to feel very welcome by Joanne and Gordon. They showed us round this fantastic place. The cottage has wonderful fires, cosy furnishings and all the things you could need when away from home and a bit more... There was a secret room and treasures around the cottage to be found and a great little picnic ready to go on an adventure. The cottage is located in the middle of countryside surrounded by sheep that you have to drive through to get to the cottage. This really is a county cottage! There were plenty of places to walk or drive to. If you prefer to stay close to the cottage there was a hot tub to relax in, a nearby stream to watch and a great enclosed garden with plenty of wildlife to watch. This was our first visit to the cottage, we'll be going again... we loved it!

Luxury Northumbrian Escape

Purepallets, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Our first visit to this little piece of heaven in the heart of Northumberland. You won't be disappointed with this cottage its full of everything and more you'll ever need for your stay. Joanne and Gordon look after your every need and just when you think you've discovered everything you'll find little hidden treats that just go that extra mile.


futuraair, Durham, United Kingdom
This is the THIRD time we have stayed at this wonderful cosy cottage with our Dog. Total relaxation and there is nothing better than sitting with a glass of red with the open fire burning watching the world (the odd sheep or chciken) go by. Two fanstic owners/hosts Gordon and Joanne who make you feel at home instantly. I can't recommend this place enough!

A beautiful and luxurious cottage!

Jackie B, Harrogate, United Kingdom
We have stayed at Petty Knowes FOUR times and we are going back for our 5th stay this summer. Joanne and Gordon are fantastic friendly hosts who have thought of everything to make your stay perfect - from the delicious hamper and bottle of wine/bubbles to the 'Gin Room' and hot tub as well as the open fire and log burner. This was our first Christmas visit as we normally stay here in the summer and to make our stay even more special the cottage had been tastefully decorated including a fabulous real Christmas Tree. They think of everything!! The location is peaceful and has stunning views of the surrounding countryside (wonderful sunsets seen from the tub!!!). If you are into walking it is ideally located for the Simonside Hills, the Cheviots and the Border Ridge. It is also handy for visiting Kielder Forest, Alnick, Holy Island the East Coast where there are fantastic beaches.



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