Dipper Cottage

Price from £605

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.

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Bedroom one

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

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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.

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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 at a cost of £20 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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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.

Wet Room

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

Family bathroom

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

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 Dipper 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 front and side of the cottage.

Guest Privacy

The cottage adjoins Chaffinch 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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