Harbottle village, near Rothbury in Northumberland
Situated in the Northumberland National Park in the pretty village of Harbottle, this is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area including The Cheviot Hills, National Trust’s Cragside, Kielder Water & Forest and the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its many castles. The small village pub, castle ruins and river are a short walk from the cottage, and there are another two pubs in Alwinton, 1½ miles away, which serve food. Cycle routes ‘Pennine Cycleway’ and ‘Sandstone Way’ pass the front door, and the Drake Stone is visible from the garden, which is an enjoyable walk up from its forest base to a hidden lake. The traditional town of Rothbury is 15 minutes away with a wide range of amenities, and Alnwick famous for its castle and gardens is 30 minutes away.
Drakestone Cottage is newly refurbished for 2017/18. It is very well equipped and furnished to VisitEngland’s 4* standard with everything you should need including a few extras like board games, books, DVDs and tourist information.
We have been awarded ‘Cottage Accommodation of the Year 2018’ by Living in the Shires Magazine for the Northumberland region. This was awarded to us in recognition of the quality of services provided.
Dark Sky Friendly
The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Due to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the dark skies.
Drakestone Cottage has been accredited as Dark Sky Friendly and has a beginner’s stargazing pack including books, binoculars, red lens torches and information on where to stargaze for guests to enjoy during their stay. See more on stargazing here.
Calendars are updated daily. Our usual changeover days are Friday and Monday – please contact us if you are looking for different dates or have any questions.
If you cannot find the dates you’re looking for, try Stanegate Cottage, our other cottage in Northumberland which opened in March 2018.
The full calendar for the next 12 months can be found here.
If you have stayed with us before, we offer a 5% loyalty discount off our website prices when you book directly with us again.
|3 or 4|
|October||£385||£275||12th October for 4 nights £299
19th October £450 for 7 nights or £350 for 3/4
|February||£350||£265||22nd February £399 & £299|
|April||£385||£275||5th & 12th April £450 & £350|
|May||£399||£299||25th May for 7 nights £475|
*3 night week-end or 4 night mid-week
We offer 2 night weekend breaks at the same price as a 3 night weekend but with an anytime late Sunday check out, providing extra time for you to enjoy your stay.
A 10% deposit secures the booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before the arrival date. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.