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.Check Availability & Book View Video
Large sofa, armchair, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for four. Wood burning stove.
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.
With fixed 5′ king size bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe.
With 3′ twin beds, wardrobe
Bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
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.
High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with luxury guest toiletries from Penhaligons of London. A hairdryer is provided.
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.
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.
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.
You can view our tailored Accessibility Statement for Chaffinch Cottage here.
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.
There is private parking to the side of the cottage.
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.
The property is strictly no smoking.
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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“Thanks. Enjoyed our stay in the cottages - views to good to describe in words. Great for walking and cycling just wish we had more time here”
“This is our sixth visit. Good to see the cottages are still welcoming and warms ever but with a few more mod cons. Great relaxing holiday and hope to be back soon”
“Our fourth visit to Kidlandlee. We love this home from home. To return to such comfort after a long day walking is just wonderful. See you next year!”