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Mindrum Gamekeeper's Cottage

Mindrum, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful traditional stone cottage in the Cheviot Foothills
  • Spectacular views across open countryside 
  • Enclosed garden where a neighbouring horse may pop over to say hello
  • The fascinating Mindrum Gardens are close to the cottage with free admission for cottage guests 
  • The area is home to a large variety of wildlife, much of it to be seen near the cottage
  • Walking routes are accessible 200 metres from the property
Property code: 56401

This idyllic cottage, situated in a wonderful location, close to a working farm and stunning scenery, traditional and cosy everything you could want to unwind and relax.

Sleeping four, this quaint, traditional stone cottage on the English/Scottish border makes a delightful countryside escape for families, boasting magnificent uninterrupted views and an abundance of walking routes on the doorstep. Of course, no family holiday is complete without bringing the whole gang, so bring along the four-legged members of your pack too - they’re sure to love the pup-friendly garden and countryside beyond.

A bright and airy entrance hall offers enough space to kick off those muddy walking boots and clean dirty paws before you flop in front of the wood burner in the homely lounge. Throughout the cottage, rooms have been thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind, giving a true home-from-home feel that will make it hard to leave. Wake up in the beautifully furnished bedrooms to garden views and spot the horses grazing in the adjacent paddocks. Enjoy breakfast alfresco in the enclosed garden, savouring the country air and inspiring scenery.

You’ll be spoilt for choice here, with plenty to see and do. Witness gliders soar overhead as you walk the dogs across the Cheviot Hills (9 miles), enjoying the breathtaking vistas. Here you can also cycle or horse ride, making it one of the area’s must-visits. Holy Island (21 miles) and Bamburgh Castle (26 miles) are also within driving distance, while Alnwick Castle - famous for not only its spectacular gardens, but also its starring role in the Harry Potter films - is 29.5 miles away, near the Northumberland coast. Closer to your homely accommodation, visit the nearby Mindrum Garden (0.5 miles), with free admission for cottage guests.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with overhead shower, basin and WC  
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.  Washing machine and a further freezer is located in the outhouse
  • Visit the lambing sheds in early spring by arrangement with the owner
  • Wood burner (starter pack of logs are provided free of charge, extra logs available on request at an additional cost) 
  • Electricity and central heating included 
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars to the side of the cottage
  • Wi-Fi included (the reception can be poor at times)
  • Whilst there is mobile reception at Mindrum, due to rural location signal strength may vary. There is a landline available in the property
  • 2 dogs welcome, must be kept on leads whilst on the farm please 
  • Restaurants and shops in neighbouring villages
  • Bicycle storage available 
  • TV with Freeview in lounge
  • Golf courses located in Wooler and Kelso and there is also a Race course located 10 miles away by car in Kelso
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Hopkinson

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gavin 29th July 2022

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Lovely cottage with a lot of character - very comfortable and in a very peaceful location.

Reviewed by Denise 18th July 2022

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Reviewed by Steven 3rd June 2022

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The cottage is beautiful, quality, comfortable furniture. Well equipped, spotlessly clean. The enclosed garden (for the dog) brilliant and the garden well maintained with lovely flowers. Nice eating area outside (was a bit too cold for us on this visit) I would recommend a stay here. Location wise I guess the only thing missing is a pub to walk to.Read more Nearest was a bit too far. Its in a good location though for a drive to holy island where we spent a full day. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 20th May 2022

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We dont really want to put anything too good as it may fill up before we book again! But we have too be honest, a perfect location if you want somewhere quiet and relaxing. Beautifully furnished and with everything you need for a self catering holiday

Reviewed by John 6th May 2022

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A lovely comfortable cottage in an outstanding situation. Abundant wildlife and a large country estate to explore. We had a very warm welcome from Tom the owner. Altogether a great, relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Davina 22nd April 2022

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Beautiful, quiet, comfortable cottage situated in wonderful surroundings. Very friendly community. Great for walking with several walks provided by the owners. The cottage had every amenity needed. With Kelso close by and the coast less than 30 minutes away a perfect location for your holiday.

Reviewed by Jonathan 5th April 2022

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Lovely well equipped cottage, superb location to explore the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Will definitely be back. Thanks.

Reviewed by Kate 18th March 2022

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The cottage was superb. Had a fantastic stay there and will definitely book to go again.

Reviewed by Doris 5th November 2021

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Another lovely week in Gatekeepers Cottage. Cottage is located in a peaceful, scenic location. Welcome basket is really appreciated.

Reviewed by David 29th October 2021

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Reviewed by Linda 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by chris 1st October 2021

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Lovely, remote cottage. You will need car or bike to get around. Lovely walk on the farm to river and house. Peaceful and quiet. Great for a getaway. Loads to see in the area. Added extras on arrival are welcome. Bring supplies with you.

Reviewed by Raymond 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Tracy 10th September 2021

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Lovely, cozy property, well furnished, very clean and everything you need. Lovely bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival. Horses, donkeys and coats in adjoining fields which were very friendly. There are other properties around but we barely saw anyone and the outside space is very private. Its in a very peaceful location which was ideal for us. A Read moregood base to explore other places, Ford and Etal are lovely, Holy Island about 40 mins away. We had a wonderful time here and would love to return Hide

Reviewed by Sally 3rd September 2021

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A lovely cosy cottage with everything you need to have a comfortable stay. Total peace and quiet. A perfect escape.

Reviewed by Philippa 6th August 2021

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A lovely cottage to stay in - nicely done out and a well-equipped kitchen thats easy to cook in. Feels safe to let kids let kids play ball in the field or walk to visit the donkey, horses and goats (they loved this!). For anyone looking for a quiet, relaxed getaway, this is perfect! Its worth noting that it is fairly remote - pubs and shops are at Read moreleast a 15min drive away and its 40 mins in a car (each way) to more well known attractions/ beaches, BUT less for walks or quieter attractions. Hide

Reviewed by Les 30th July 2021

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Beautifully clean and welcoming cottage in a peaceful location. The outdoor space was amazing too! The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and the cottage had everything we needed. Good central location for tourist attractions, although we found a sat nav very helpful. Lots of really nice things to do in the area, we wish we could have stayed longRead moreer! Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 18th June 2021

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This is a beautiful holiday cottage. Clean, comfortable, private and very sympathetically furnished. The generous and thoughtful welcome basket was such a nice start to our stay. We rented e-bikes from Kelso which was a wonderful way to explore the local area with only a little effort required. This is a place to slow down in, reflect and restore.

Reviewed by David 11th June 2021

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Lovely well maintained cottage in a quiet idyllic location - with plenty to see and do for most tastes and ages within a short drive. Good walking (gentle or more demanding), castles, villages, battle fields, standing stones and the beautiful Northumberland coastline.

Reviewed by Simon 4th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings with well equipped kitchen and comfy beds, highly recommended. Fabulous hamper of goodies on arrival. Secure enclosed garden perfect for our medium sized dog with chicken wire at the bottom, so would be perfect for small dogs too. Friendly donkey, horse and goats in neighbouring field. Close to great walks iRead moren the Cheviots. Adjacent to other properties but not overlooked nor disturbed. Great place to relax after a long day walking! Hide

Reviewed by Marilyn 14th May 2021

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We enjoyed some chill time at this cottage. Very peaceful and comfortable. The lounge was cosy and warm. The bedrooms were beautiful and bedding was very snuggly. We'd definitely recommend the Gamekeepers Cottage. Ideal for chill time and also for walkers. The animals were friendly too. A really relaxing time was had by us all.

Reviewed by Laura 8th May 2021

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Lovely, well equipped cottage in a superb and peaceful location; who wouldnt love having a horse, donkey and goats next to the garden? Our toddler absolutely loved it and the house and garden felt very safe for him.

Reviewed by Richard 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Davina 23rd April 2021

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Cosy, warm cottage, nicely furnished and very comfortable. Scenic views of the Cheviot with a lovely maintained garden. Everything you needed was available. Would recommend this location. We loved it! Can't wait to go again.

Reviewed by Joanne 16th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings with everything you could need. Would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Richard 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Louise 23rd October 2020

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Beautiful place. So peaceful and cosy

Reviewed by ALASDAIR 16th October 2020

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Gamekeepers Cottage was immaculate, warm and comfortable, and in a beautiful environment. We would definitely stay there again. Thank you!

Reviewed by Alison 9th October 2020

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lovely comfortable cottage, very cosy, well equipped kitchen. Lovely views from the front door and friendly donkey! Our dog loved the outside space -enclosed space but we kept an eye on him as he could have squeezed out In one or two places if he really wanted as he is small. Very easy to book and check in.

Reviewed by Barbara 25th September 2020

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Excellent cottage lovely quiet location within easy distance of many places and lovely walks. Ideal if you like cycling or running. We were old but still enjoyed our stay . Also very comfortable beds and cotton bedding

Reviewed by Julie 18th September 2020

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Stunning location, beautiful cottage, lovely goodies in a hamper waiting for us. Everyone we met locally were friendly and welcoming. Log fire was amazing!! All in all, a wonderful week away and I would not hesitate to book again.

Reviewed by Lynda 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Stephen 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Biddy 21st August 2020

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A high quality, clean, warm and cosy cottage. Location is great, loved walking through the estate to the river - and it was beautifully quiet. Well equipped kitchen, and lovely comfy beds. Woodburner worked a treat (the week in August in Northumberland was cool), with a good supply of logs. Well located near a host of interesting historical and walRead moreking sites (Flodden Field and Yeavering Bell), and not too far to get to nearby towns such as Berwick, and Kelso. Hide

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