Key Holiday Home Information:Dog-Friendly, up to 2 dog(s) welcome by arrangement.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station: Newcastle Airport 40 minutes; Alnmouth Train Station 30 minutes.
Nearest city or town: Alnwick, approximately 20 miles away.
Type of self-catering holiday: Self catering holiday cottages of a very high standard in Northumbria.
Short Breaks and weekend breaks: All times outside of school holidays
Experience a luxury self-catering cottage holiday at Burnfoot Holiday Cottages in Northumberland. In a breathtaking setting with a wealth of wildlife on its doorstep, and the babble of a burn in the background, Burnfoot is the perfect place in which to escape the pressures of modern life. The 14 luxury cottages were created in 2009 from the conversion of a very grandly designed 19th century stone farm steading formerly part of the world famous Cragside Estate, now owned by the National Trust. Opulent interiors with wood burning stoves and shelves of good books; brand new tennis court; award winning pub five minutes’ walk; lots of walks direct from the door; golf, fishing, horse riding available locally.
Entertainment and/or Leisure Facilities on Offer: Tennis Court
Flexible changeover day: Yes
Recommended Attractions near Rothbury: Cultural treats in the area include the award winning £32 million Alnwick Garden, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, umpteen historic castles to be explored along Northumberland's Heritage Coast, Hadrian's Wall, and Newcastle's Quayside with its Baltic Arts Centre and Sage Music Centre. The largest estate owned by the National Trust, Wallington Hall, is a short drive away, as is the National Trust owned Cragside House, the home of Burnfoot's illustrious former owner, Lord Armstrong. Less strenuous pursuits include spending lazy days enjoying the endless, golden beaches of the Northumbrian coast, or simply browsing through the boutiques of the charming market towns of Alnwick and Morpeth. Other days you will simply want to stay put and appreciate your surroundings. The fields surrounding the cottages are a protected Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the rare wildlife present - from otters and kingfishers, to a variety of rare wintering wading birds. With your own holiday home in what the Campaign to Protect Rural England have scientifically proven to be the most tranquil place in England, you'll just need to be here to be restored, inspired and refreshed!
Good places to visit near Rothbury: Northumberland has so many castles due to its turbulent past. The Kingdom of Northumbria was formerly the Capital of England and this area has been the site of many power struggles in history. Keep an eye out as you drive around north Northumberland and you will notice many ‘Pele Towers’ or fortified houses – at times it was virtually impossible to live in anything else around here. There is a full list of the best Castles, Gardens and Stately Homes within an easy drive inside every cottage. The coast of Northumberland is stunning. Beautiful, deserted sandy beaches, littered with ancient castles. There are umpteen walks and beaches – details of which can be found in the welcome pack of every cottage.More about the Location:
Annual Events: Rothbury Food & Craft Festival, May. Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking Festival, June. Brinkburn Summer Music Festival, July. Rothbury Traditional Music Festival, July. Alnwick International Music Festival, August. Simonside Country Fair, August. Whittingham Show, August. Harbottle Village Show, September. Alnwick Food Festival, September. Thropton Village Show, September. Alwinton Border Shepherds Show, October. Alnwick Northumbrian Gathering, November. Alnwick Farmers' Market is held on the last Friday in the month. Morpeth Farmers' Market is held on the first Saturday in the month, with a weekly market every Wednesday. Hexham Farmers' Market is held on the second Saturday in the month.
Good places to eat near Rothbury: Just a five minute walk from Burnfoot is The Star Inn, one of only twelve pubs from England and Wales to have appeared in every issue of the Campaign for Real Ale's Good Beer Guide since it was first published in 1974. There are lots of other local inns and restaurants, from fine dining to hearty pub grub – a full list of which is inside every cottage.
Short Breaks: Yes, minimum 3 nights