Chaffinch Cottage

Price from £520

For lovers of the great outdoors or those seeking a blissful escape from it all, the beautifully secluded location of Chaffinch Cottage offers good-life living where the landscape takes centre stage.

Sitting 1400 feet above sea level deep in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, this is a place of big sky views and never-ending walking and cycling from the doorstep.

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Accommodation

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
Child Friendly
Pet Friendly

This two bedroom cottage is off-grid but benefits from sustainable solar and wind power along with a modern central heating system. The sitting rooms feature log fires which may be stocked with wood harvested from the nearby forests, just right for days when a good book and a slower pace beckons. A dining space for four leads into a smart kitchen with granite work surfaces.

The two bedrooms (one double, one twin) are presented in a calming palette of greys and whites and a family bathroom has a sleek finish and luxurious guest toiletries for a little pampering at the end of a busy day.

Outdoors, the ever-changing light bathes the hillside in colour across far horizons, which will take your breath away, or why not sit back as night falls to enjoy spectacular star gazing under the unpolluted dark skies of this designated sky park.

The property can be let in conjunction with adjoining Dipper Cottage (sleeps 6) which is ideal for larger parties wishing to holiday together.

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Sitting room

Large sofa, armchair, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for four. Wood burning stove.

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Kitchen

Equipped with single gas oven, gas hob, fridge with freezer box, counter top freezer, microwave, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher since the off-grid power supply is unable to support both a dishwasher and washing machine.

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Bedroom one

With fixed 5′ king size bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe.

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Bedroom two

With 3′ twin beds, wardrobe

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Family bathroom

Bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

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Heating

LPG gas central heating throughout the property. Woodburning stove in the sitting room. Wind felled logs are provided and can be topped up from the log store.

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Guest amenities

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with luxury guest toiletries from Penhaligons of London. A hairdryer is provided.

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Welcome pack

With the help of Tully’s of Rothbury a gift bag of locally sourced products awaits you along with a bottle of Berry Bros & Rudd English sparkling wine.

Dog Friendly

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a cost of £10 per dog per stay. They must be clean before access into the property and are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms.

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Garden & Grounds

There is a private enclosed garden to the rear of the property with outside furniture. An Outback barbecue will be available in the spring and summer months. The garden terrace to the front of the cottage is shared with adjoining Dipper Cottage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

Wi-fi and mobile coverage

Please note that due to the remote location of Kidlandlee wi-fi can be quite slow. Landline broadband speed is 1mbp but we have installed an unlimited 4G router which is great for Wi-Fi calling, emails, surfing the internet. Streaming can buffer.

Accessibility Statement

You can view our tailored Accessibility Statement for Chaffinch Cottage here.

Electricity

Please note that Kidlandlee is not on the national grid and is dependent on wind and solar power, with a generator for back-up. This means that the number of electrical appliances in the property is limited to the key essentials and a dishwasher cannot be supported.

Parking

There is private parking to the side of the cottage.

Guest Privacy

The cottage adjoins Dipper Cottage which sits in the same ownership and is also available for use as holiday let. The rear garden area offers guest privacy, however the front terrace is an open shared space. The owners live in a nearby property and while they are on hand to help guests with any aspect of their stay, they are completely respectful of their privacy.

Access – Important

While the cottage is situated in a fabulous secluded position, it is important to note that this is accessed by a three mile long Forestry Commission track which comprises loose gravel and cattle grids. This is steep in places and care should be taken, especially during the winter months, as any adverse weather can leave the track rutted. Please drive slowly paying particular attention to the road surface. Sports cars and low suspension vehicles should be avoided. Four-wheel drive vehicles may be required during winter conditions. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

No Smoking

The property is strictly no smoking.

Local amenities

Local amenities

A drive of 4 miles will take you into Harbottle where you will find our little local pub The Star Inn. The little village shop at the back can provide you with essentials and whilst there it is worth checking out their amazing menu! Takeaways are just the ticket if you don’t feel like cooking.

Thropton (12 miles) has two pubs including the highly regarded Three Wheat Heads, a traditional 300-year-old coaching inn which has a cosy lounge bar and fine dining restaurant serving a varied and interesting menu using fine local produce from the Coquet Valley. A new shop is currently being built in the village.

The charming village of Rothbury (14 miles) has a super selection of independent shops, galleries, pubs and cafes as well as a deli, bakery and butcher’s shop. It is worth taking a stroll along the river bank too whilst you are there as it is quite picturesque.

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