Harbottle village, near Rothbury in Northumberland
Situated in the Northumberland National Park in the pretty village of Harbottle, this self-catering holiday cottage accommodation 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 was newly refurbished in 2017/18. It is very well equipped and furnished to VisitEngland’s 4* standard with everything you should during your stay. Our customer reviews are excellent too!
Linen & towels – Unlimited fast Wi-Fi – Smart TV with freesat – DVD player – Bluetooth speaker – Woodburner & logs – Enclosed patio garden – Washing machine – Fridge – Freezer – Bike store – Patio table & chairs – Chiminea – Books, games, DVDs & tourist information – Welcome pack – Travel cot & highchair (on request).
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.
Bookings can be made online through our calendars – just select the cottage and an available date to check the price and follow the process to pay by Visa/Mastercard. To book and pay by cheque or bank transfer, please complete our booking form.
Our calendars are always up to date – please contact us if you are looking for different dates or have any questions. We can be flexible, especially for late availability. If you can’t see the dates you’re looking for, try Stanegate Cottage, our other cottage in Northumberland.
View the calendars for both cottages here.
Loyalty Discount and Offers
Visit our late availability page to view any offers we may have.
Pricing and Deposit
7 nights starts from £350 depending on the time of year. All prices are held within our calendars – just select a date or view the full pricing table.
A 10% deposit secures the booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before the arrival date. Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, cheque, Visa or MasterCard. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.