Cheviot Holiday Cottages

The Old Rectory
NE66 4LT

01665 578236

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Special selection of charming 5 star Award Winning cottages, quietly situated in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside, offering exceptional peace and tranquillity and an ideal location for exploring Coast and Country.

Superbly located for walks and leisure in the Northumberland National Park, these stunning cottages are run by the owners and have some of the best views in Northumberland. Each property leads directly out to a myriad of footpaths and bridleways with sheltered valleys, hidden waterfalls and dramatic hills, rich in wildlife and recent archaeological finds.

This idyllic setting in the Breamish river valley and Cheviot foothills is a superb base from which to explore this historic County with its wealth of castles and historic houses. The market town of Alnwick is a short drive and just beyond are all of the beautiful open sandy beaches and coves forming the Heritage Coastline, including Holy Island and the Farne Islands, renowned for bird watching. We also have an interesting choice of inns, bistros and country restaurants in the surrounding area. A café lies two minutes walk away as well as home cooking on site - pizza night, arrival and freezer meals.

Choose from this delightful collection of eight beautifully furnished properties, all with log fires and full central heating available 24 hours. Sleeping between 2 and 6 guests most have their own private gardens and teak furniture and each has large flat screen TV/Freeviews, DVD player, direct dial in phone and Free Wi-Fi.

Coach House  detached - sleeps 2
Enchanting converted coach house, overlooking walled lawns with stream, larger than most 2 person cottages with a living area of over 32’(9.60metres) and choice of twin/super king size beds.

Dovecote sleeps 2
Romantic cottage ideal for couples and luxuriously appointed, facing south onto lawn, courtyard and hills beyond. From the king bedroom are novel views through the dovecote feature and a newly refitted bathroom with hydrotherapy hot bath tub and rain shower above.

Gate Lodge - detached - sleeps 2

First class luxury self catering accommodation exclusively for couples and including its own private infrared sauna - spacious and light with sheltered south facing patio and garden. Living/dining/kitchen, king bedroom, en suite bathroom and wet room, relaxation room with sauna. Cycles included.

The Retreat - detached - exclusively for 2 people

A former stable block totally remodelled and featuring its own private swim spa pool with adjustable current and twin Jacuzzis. This bespoke property creates the most luxurious and unique 2 person holiday cottage you can possibly imagine.

Honeysuckle Cottage detached - sleeps 4
A very romantic pretty detached cottage - wonderfully light and spacious it has exceptional views! Two bedrooms (one with king bed and one with choice of twin or superking size beds) shower room and Victorian bathroom with real log fire. Plenty of space, with Lounge, separate kitchen leading to morning room and patio/garden.

Stables Cottage sleeps 4
Becoming a favourite for many repeat guests this delightful south-west facing cottage has a hand painted country kitchen and sunny garden room both leading to secluded sheltered garden with lime tree. Lounge with Inglenook, two bedrooms (one with king size bed and one with twin beds) bathroom and shower room.

Bluebell Byre detached all one level - sleeps 4
Chosen by Visit Britain to set the example for its nationwide quality assessment scheme this single storey country cottage has unsurpassed picturesque views. Exquisite very large farmhouse kitchen/dining room with Aga (also electric oven/hob) a relaxing lounge, two en-suite bedrooms.

Barley Mill detached - sleeps 6
Chosen by Visit Britain to set the example for its nationwide quality assessment scheme this cottage includes a king size four poster bedroom with log fire and en-suite air bath, twin/super king bedroom, twin bedroom, separate shower room, comfortable lounge with cosy stone flagged snug and wood burner, delightful country kitchen/dining room.

Special Features

Peaceful river valley setting with abundant wildlife

Excellent walking and cycling country – on your doorstep

Hot crusty bread and fresh flowers on arrival.

Excellent quality pocket sprung king beds and four season down duvets

Delicious arrival meals and also pizza nights.

Home cooked freezer meals

Family owned and run business assuring personal attention

Detached Five Star cottages (Three times Award Winning)

All cottages at this property have the (annual quality assessment) Gold Award

All-inclusive prices with central heating 24 hours and logs included for all log burners.

Supermarket/delicatessen orders packed away ready for arrival

Free Wi-Fi in each cottage, 40” flat screen TV’s/Free views

Safe enclosed mature gardens and 14' trampoline.

Dogs accepted in three selected cottages only


Unit information for Cheviot Holiday Cottages

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
(Bluebell Byre Cottage)
1 4
per unit per week
(Barley Mill)
1 6
per unit per week
(Honeysuckle Cottage)
1 4
per unit per week
(The Dovecote)
1 2
per unit per week
(The Stables)
1 4
per unit per week
(The Retreat)
1 2
per unit per week
Min: £990.00 - Max: £1690.00
(The Coach House)
1 2
per unit per week
(Gate Lodge)
1 2
per unit per week
Total capacity: 26
Child / family friendly at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Car parking available
Guest garden at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Garden for guest use
Linen provided at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Linen provided
Dogs / pets allowed at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Pet friendly
Cycle friendly at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Cycle friendly
Walker friendly at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation Walker friendly
WiFi available at Cheviot Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation WiFi
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Talking about dogs

LilyandDudley, Cheshire, United Kingdom
We have just returned from a heavenly week in our favourite holiday home from home, Stables Cottage. Perfectly located for exploring our adored Northumberland, especially charging around the amazing beaches, rock pooling, swimming and chasing a tennis ball. After an exhausting day the cottages are perfect to relax in front of the log fire and if we're lucky get a taste of one of Trysha’s famous pizzas. The garden is ideal for a little more play at the end of the day (us Springers have endless energy you know). Wonderfully equipped and beautifully decorated we would recommend these cottages to anyone, especially for those who enjoy their holiday with their owners. Trysha and Graham are perfect hosts and (note to mums) we will definitely be returning for our 9th visit next year!

Dovecott cottage. Peaceful week

pamgretton, Seaton Carew, United Kingdom
Beautiful cottage fitted out to a very high standard the jacuzzi bath was wonderful after a long trek or a bike ride. Graham and Trysha were very welcoming and helpful. We had a lovely slow cooked meal ready for us when we wanted to eat on arrival, and sampled the lamb tagine freezer meal as well both were delicious and saved thinking about what to prepare in the evening .Pizza night was also not to be missed. Perfect location to explore the surrounding area. Great walks and plenty of quiet lanes to cycle along with a sustrans cycle trail and mountain bike trail right on the door step. We were lucky In the main with the weather and the cottage lent itself to rest and relaxation. Not far from Cragside House, Alnwick and the Northumberland coast as well. definitely deserves its 5 stars and a return visit.

The Retreat

timelord, wakefield
Stayed in the Retreat. It was our first holiday in Northumberland, so we were very happy that the holiday cottages, as well as been situated in the National Park, were only 15 miles from two of the most popular tourist attractions Alnwick Castle and Cragside. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Graham and Trysha and handed the keys to our home for next five days. On entering the cottage we were blown away by the shear luxury and attention to detail that Graham and Trysha had lavished on the cottage. We sat down to some very tasty soup and homemade bread made by Trysha before setting out on a two hour walk to a Roman fort in the hills. The cottages are set in a valley, with a rambling river surrounded by hills (lots of sheep and cows if you have dogs), you could easily spend all your holiday exploring them, and likewise you could spend all your time in the Jacuzzi swimming pool relaxing. I would highly recommend Pizza night prepared by Trysha and uniquely delivered by Graham. They are some of the best pizzas I have ever eaten. If I could, I would rate our experience in the Retreat, 6 out of 5, at 53 years old one of the best holidays of my life.

We need to talk about dogs

Batrachophagus, Bradford
The place was lovely as others have described - I want to take specifically about my experiences as a pet owner. On arriving in the cottage there was a notice that dogs cannot be left alone in the cottage. This wasn't included in the information accompanying the booking form, or we would not have booked the cottage. We spoke to one of the owners, Graham, who explained that dogs bark when alone and disturb other guests, and if we had brought a crate we could leave the dog alone in that. You will observe that a crate doesn't stop a dog barking, but rather protects their property from damage. Our son wanted to visit Alnwick Castle which doesn't allow dogs so we left our dog alone in the cottage after a long walk, as I refuse to be bound by terms not agreed at booking. We got a call a few hours later from Graham that our dog was making noise, but thankfully we were on our way back anyway. When we got back we could hear someone else's dog barking, but ours must have stopped. No harm was done to pet or property, and the nearby guests were out anyway, but it brought us into conflict with the owners and gave us less flexibility in what we could do for the remainder of the stay. Our dog also had to be supervised in the 'enclosed' garden as she could squeeze between the horizontal bars on one of the garden gates and go off chasing wildlife. Some chicken wire on the gate would have really helped. A pleasant stay, but I wouldn't return.

Cheviot Holiday Cottages replied: Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I am so pleased you agree with all of the outstanding positive reviews our guests have written below - it is just a shame you didn’t ‘talk about your dog’ while you were actually here instead of posting on the web. Trysha and I are very approachable and take a special pride in the business we have created and nurtured over 20 years and given the chance we always try our very best to ensure all is right for every one of our guests. Due to our wonderful setting here in the Northumberland National Park we do welcome well behaved dogs in three of our eight properties being ones designed especially to accommodate dogs – enclosed fenced gardens, walks straight out from the door, easily cleaned ground flooring etc. It is correct to say we do not encourage dogs be left unattended for the reason they can become unsettled and disturbed in unfamiliar surroundings, which is precisely what happened in this instance. As animal owners and dog lovers ourselves we do understand and are as flexible as possible with a dog on holiday here, although there do need to be certain parameters for everyone’s benefit – after all luxury wouldn’t stay luxury for long if there weren’t at least some house rules for pets. We are not aware of any other quality cottages owners who allow dogs to be left unattended. The fact you decided to leave your dog home alone confined in unfamiliar surroundings, shut in the shower room with no natural light it should come as no surprise that any dog would howl and bark relentlessly – the mystery howling was drawn to our attention by another person whose concern for the animals welfare we shared. I’m sorry you have taken offence to us phoning you to let you know your spaniel was distressed – we thought you would want to know so you could return and attend to her. If you didn’t see the general dog owner’s guidance before you came I can only apologise, either way these are not onerous, merely straight forward good owner’s positive practice and also in line with all other quality cottage businesses. To assist planning days out this also includes a list of suggested attractions and pubs in the surrounding area where a dog is welcome and that there is an outside hot shower if you wish to use it after a trip to the beach or run in the hills. We continue to welcome the happy dogs and their owners who come back to us year after year and those new ones yet to visit this magical river valley in Northumberland. Graham & Trysha

The Coach House, a real delight in Northumbria

J0hn_C1949, Norwich, United Kingdom
It was a long 6-hour drive in the wet mainly along the A1 from Norfolk to Northumbria but as we approached The Coach House and drove along the Breamish Valley road we knew it had been worthwhile. The Coach House is one of 8 cottages located in the village of Ingram and is part of the main building where the owners Trysha and Graham live. Out front there is a paddock and stables where their horses Archie and Ben reside. The cottage itself is very spacious and comfortable and includes everything necessary for a most enjoyable stay. And by the way, keep an eye out for Snuggles the cat - he is beautiful but needs a little coaxing as he’s a bit shy. As a city dweller, I really appreciated the peace and quiet and the ‘black’ nights. There appears to be no through traffic; the road terminates at a farm a couple of miles away, which is a good spot to leave your car and walk up to Linhope Spout, a trip I really recommend although it’s not for the faint hearted and you really need good walking shoes or boots. As it was late May when we stayed the days were long and I was able to get out early with my camera. I know it’s not for everyone but walking up the valley at just after four in the morning and watching the sun rise above the hills is breath-taking. Gorse bushes grow in profusion along the banks of the river Breamish and as the first rays of the sun catch them they look magnificent. The sun also highlights the nearby hills and the heather covering them comes to life in a range of many colours. There is much wildlife to see. Obviously, sheep and lambs as well as cattle along with many species of birds (oyster catcher, heron, chaffinch, robin, thrush etc.), as well as hares and deer. It is an area where the red squirrel has made a comeback but unfortunately, I only caught a glimpse of one while driving. On my second walk, I met someone walking toward Ingram (good to know I’m not the only one crazy enough to be up so early) who told me about Hedgely Lakes and how to find them. They are about two and half miles from The Coach House and well worth a visit. For my last early walk I’d managed to convince my wife (not usually such an early riser) to come with me. She loved it and will I’m sure accompany me on other such walks. Apart from the valley, we spent time at Alnwick Garden, which is quite amazing, and contains some very unusual varieties of plants, a coastal walk from Craster via Dustanburgh Castle then on to Embleton (and back again of course!) and finally Cragside, a National Trust property that must be one of the jewels in the north. Although we drove up in the rain the weather improved for the rest of our week but, if we had been confined, the cottage is an ideal place to curl up with a good book or watch some of the hundreds of DVDs that are available. Can I recommend The Coach House? When we returned home we immediately booked another week’s stay at the end of October as we would like to see it in the autumn which I think is recommendation enough. Thank you Trysha and Graham we had a most wonderful time with you and are so looking forward to our next visit.



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