Dipper Cottage

Kidlandlee is situated 1400 feet above sea level in the heart of Northumberlands National Park.


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.

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 white kitchen with granite work surfaces.

The cottage has three well appointed bedrooms, one with a superb mahogany four-poster bed for a little luxury, together with a large wet room, and a separate family bathroom.

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.

What to see

Local amenities

A drive of 3 miles will take you to Clennell Hall in Harbottle which has an excellent bar and restaurant for eating-out, along with the occasional music evening which brings locals and visitors together for a little light entertainment.

Alternatively the village of Thropton (21 miles) has a small village shop selling general provisions and also 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.

For a wider variety, head to the charming village of Rothbury (23 miles) which has a super selection of independent shops, galleries, pubs and cafes as well as a deli, bakery and butchers shop.


The accommodation sits on one floor.

Sitting room
Two three-seater sofas, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for six. 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.

Bedroom one
With fixed four-poster 5' king size bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe.

Bedroom two
With fixed 5' king size bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, door to garden.

Bedroom three
With 3' twin beds, chest of drawers, hanging rail.

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

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

LPG gas central heating throughout the property. Woodburning stove in the sitting room. Initial supply of logs provided, with extra supplies available at cost price on-site.

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.

Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

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.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Please note that due to the remote location of Kidlandlee, download speed is limited to approx 1Mb which is unsuitable for streaming or downloading large files. Mobile reception is patchy depending on the network, with Vodafone offering the best connection. There is a landline at the nearby owner property for emergency use.

Welcome pack
A small welcome pack is provided.

Garden and 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.

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.

From £630.00

“My goodness this cottage is a find....no wonder so many people keep coming back.”
Shropshire gang

“Just Lovely! Greeted with a warm welcome and very comfy cottage with thoughtful touches. Excellent walking country with not a soul in sight, weather was kind to us too!”
Jackie and kathy. London

“Amazing accommodation, amazing views, thank you so much for an amazing weekend.”
The Hicks family. Kent

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“We had the must amazing stay. The cottage was beautiful and in the most idyllic location. We want to go back again already!”

Address. Kidlandlee, Harbottle, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7DA

Tel No. 01669 650472

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