Dipper Cottage

Price from £735

Escape from it all, relax and unwind with friends and family in the largest of our renovated stone farm cottages, four poster bed included!

Surrounded by the beautifully rugged hills of the Upper Coquet Valley in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, this really is a place to escape the crowds and get away from it all.

Sitting 1400 feet above sea level this promises an off-grid experience, ideal for those with a love of the great outdoors or simply a star gazing treat under the spectacular skies of this designated dark sky park.

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Sleeps 6
3 Bedrooms
Child Friendly
Pet Friendly

Three bedroom Dipper Cottage is a flexible space for families or friends. It has a cosy sitting room where the warming glow of the wood burner, which may be stocked with wood harvested from the nearby forests, will leave you lingering by the fireside on cooler days, along with a dining space for six, and a sleek cream kitchen with granite work surfaces.

The cottage has three well appointed bedrooms, one with a superb mahogany four-poster bed for a little luxury, and a second twin room that can be made up as a King Size if required. Together with a large wet room, and a separate family bathroom this is a well appointed 19th century cottage with quite amazing views.

The garden to the rear is enclosed for children and dogs while a shared front terrace enjoys sensational views, leading into never ending walking and cycling routes, sure to keep all active adventurers happy!

The property can be let in conjunction with adjoining Chaffinch Cottage (sleeps 4) which is ideal for larger parties wishing to holiday together.

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Sitting room

Three-seater sofa, two armchairs, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for six. Wood burning stove.

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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.

Bedroom one

With fixed four-poster 5′ king size bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe.

Bedroom two

Zip and Link twin beds that can be made into a king size bed, on request, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, door to garden.

Bedroom three

With 3’ twin beds, chest of draws and small wardrobe.

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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 Penhaligon’s of London. A hairdryer is provided.

Welcome Pack

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. A vegan option is available.

Dog Friendly


Two well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their humans at a cost of £20 per dog per stay. As they are on holiday too they will also receive a little hospitality gift bag. They are allowed on the sofas as long as you bring your own throws so they are able to do so, we do not provide these. They are allowed to sleep in their beds in the bedrooms but not in or on human beds, these are just for you. 🙂

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Gardens & 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 Chaffinch Cottage.

Star Gazing Kits

Stargazing kits are available to hire at this property. The basket will include a flask for two, Choc Affair hot chocolate, Choc Affair chocolate bar, Northumberland Bakery cookies, two hot water bottles, Stargazing for Beginners guide, 2023 Guide to the Night Sky, a practical guide to the key constellations, 10×50 Binoculars, travel telescope, large picnic rug, and two fleece blankets.

Holistic Healing Cabin

Holistic Healing Cabin

We have teamed up with Glo who have created Rest and Unwind and Glo Platinum treatments that we think you will love in our dedicated treatment room right here on site. A rustic, wooden cabin heated using wind felled logs to create a warm and inviting space in keeping with our ‘Green’ ethos.

Wet Room

With shower, heated towel rail, basin, and WC.

Family bathroom

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

Accessibility Statement

The Accessibility Statement for Dipper Cottage can be viewed on request.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request but please note that we do not supply mattresses or cot bedding.


Wi-fi and mobile coverage

We now have fibre broadband in each cottage and you will also find a good 4G signal with most mobile providers.



Our cottages are powered by solar trackers and wind turbines, water is pumped from two boreholes and filtered on-site, and two biowaste systems naturally treat and dispose of your wastewater.

Wind-felled logs from the land are used for our log stores and everything we do is as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. It is a different way of life which I am sure you will enjoy experiencing.


No Smoking or Candles

The property is strictly non-smoking and due to new fire regulations candles are no longer permitted in the cottages.


There is private parking to the front and side of the cottage.

Electric Car Charging

We are very limited as to how many car chargers we can have at present as we are off-grid and are powered by wind and solar. The Oak, The Maple and The Hemmel have their own chargers but all other cottages currently do not.

Our villages of Alwinton and Harbottle now have charging points outside the local inns and the food is great, so charging in the evenings couldn’t be nicer.  🙂

Due to insurance and safety plugging your car into domestic plug sockets at the cottages is not permitted.


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. Please be advised that during the winter months of November through to March we recommend winter tyers and 4×4 vehicles. You will be climbing to 1400 feet above sea level and the extra grip is recommended. Please contact us if you have any concerns.


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. The village also has a Shell Spa and petrol station.

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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