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, the heritage coast and 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.
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 heavens.
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.
Our calendars are updated daily – minimum stay is for 2 nights and 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 will be available from March 2018 – we have a special introductory offer running until 5th March.
The full calendar for the next 12 months can be found here.
|3 or 4 nights*||Offers & exceptions
|February||£350||£250||** Offers **
- 23rd for 3 nights: £225 (or 7 nights £325)
- 26th for 5 nights: £250
|March||£375||£275||- Saturday 10th for 6 nights: £350
|April||£375||£275||- Friday 6th April for 3 nights £325|
|October||£375||£275||19th = £425 & £325|
*3 night week-end or 4 night mid-week
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