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A wonderful retreat in Northumberland
Indulge in the hot tub, straight off the bedroom, in the private garden
A warm and cosy lounge to relax in after a busy day
The wood burner offers comfort and warmth in the lounge
Gorgeous sofa in the lounge to sink into
Farmhouse kitchen bursting with character
Farmhouse breakfast in the welcoming kitchen packed with features
Sumptuous four poster bed in the double bedroom
Four poster with wonderful finishing details
Classy en-suite shower room
Traditional stone cottage
1 / 11  A wonderful retreat in Northumberland
2 / 11  Indulge in the hot tub, straight off the bedroom, in the private garden
3 / 11  A warm and cosy lounge to relax in after a busy day
4 / 11  The wood burner offers comfort and warmth in the lounge
5 / 11  Gorgeous sofa in the lounge to sink into
6 / 11  Farmhouse kitchen bursting with character
7 / 11  Farmhouse breakfast in the welcoming kitchen packed with features
8 / 11  Sumptuous four poster bed in the double bedroom
9 / 11  Four poster with wonderful finishing details
10 / 11  Classy en-suite shower room
11 / 11  Traditional stone cottage

Rochester House Barn

Rochester, Northumberland
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful traditional stone cottage set in the Cheviot foothills
  • Indulge in the hot tub in the private garden whatever the time of day
  • A perfect romantic getaway where you can lose yourself from the everyday hustle and bustle 
  • Home to spectacular scenery, a large variety of wildlife with walking and cycle routes close by
  • Whether a history buff or not Hadrian's Wall, a world heritage site, is definitely worth a visit
  • Beautiful scenery of Kelder Forest  and the Scottish border is a haven for walkers and just a short drive away 
Property code: 49414

A stunning stone barn conversion with those extra special touches in one of Northumberland’s most scenic areas. Set in Northumbria’s National Park on a working farm you cannot fail to relax here.

Set in the tiny hamlet of Rochester in the Cheviot foothills, this cosy one bedroom cottage is an idyllic retreat for a couple and their four-legged friend. With a working farm next door and rugged moors as far as the eye can see, it’s great for couples who enjoy hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

Inside, the converted barn is spacious and welcoming, with a fantastic corner sofa and roaring wood burner in the lounge, just the job for kicking back after long days outside. Step up into the farmhouse kitchen with a large table and exposed stone arch to the lounge, giving an open feel without losing that cosiness. Long lie-ins are a must in the four-poster bedroom with its large, stylish en-suite. Fido will love nosing around the enclosed garden while you sit back and stargaze from the private hot tub.

The location here is a dream for walkers and cyclists, with 400 square miles of countryside to explore on the doorstep. The Cheviots, around 20 miles away, have plenty more trails of varying difficulty – the more energetic will enjoy the summit hike from Langleeford which takes you 815m to the highest hill in the range. For a change of scenery, the coast is less than 40 miles away. Head to the fishing village of Amble and take the hound puffin-spotting on Coquet Island.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Private hot tub
  • Wood burner – logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 4 miles and pub/restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Bike storage available
  • TV and DVD
  • Sleeps 2+1 on sofa bed
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 45 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Shaun 6th May 2022

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The accommodation is ideally suited for the Northumberland National Parks, with walks and activities and the Dark Skies experience. Whilst the accommodation is on a working farm, we were undisturbed by the farms activities and felt very comfortable and private during our stay.

Reviewed by Michael 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Sian 22nd April 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. If you want a break away from the world this is the perfect place to do so! Cottage was lovely and clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Hosts are friendly and approachable and we loved watching the coming and going of the farm! Great base for exploring local attractions and not too farRead more to drive to the coast. Hide

Reviewed by Carl 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lynette 1st April 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a unique location. Loved everything about it.

Reviewed by William 25th March 2022

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Absolutely delightful stay. The family owners were very friendly and there was a lovely bottle of wine to greet us on arrival. We enjoyed the walks from the farm and also it was great to to travel just a few miles to Keilder Forest and Water. A lot of the area has been damaged by the storm Arwen and there has been tremendous loss of forestation dueRead more to this, which also impinged on some of our walks. Due to the storm there were quite a lot of "no-go" walks. However, it didn't spoil a lovely break Hide

Reviewed by William 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Helena 18th February 2022

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Fabulous barn conversion. Everything you needed and the log fire was amazing. It was a pleasure to return each evening after an amazing day out in Northumberland and chill in the hot tub or relaxing in front of the tv. Highly recommend and would return. Really is a home from home.

Reviewed by Alan 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by Alexandra 6th February 2022

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Lovely remote cottage perfect for exploring surrounding areas. Gorgeous hot tub and secure outdoor area where we felt safe allowing our dog to be outside without fear of them disappearing onto the working farm! No disturbance from the farm and lovely little touches provided in the cottage.

Reviewed by Jo-Ann 3rd February 2022

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Unbelievable. Had the best time! We were here celebrating my fianc's 30th and I have no regrets at all. Everything you need is there. Hosts went above and beyond! Very peaceful and quiet which is just what we wanted. Thank you

Reviewed by Josh 16th January 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the borders and Northumberland

Reviewed by Victoria 14th January 2022

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As soon as we stepped foot in the cottage we knew we wouldn't want to leave. It is simply beautiful! The place was clean and tidy with plenty storage and equipment, 2 TVs and a good selection of DVDs and books. The local shop in Otterburn was well stocked and easy to get to, and despite being on a working farm it was so quiet and peaceful. The hot Read moretub was a wonderful addition especially whilst star gazing, and the fire left the cottage toasty and warm. A little hidden gem; we will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 10th January 2022

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The cottage was perfect for our couples stay. Arrived after being given instructions from cottage owner. The cottage was clean spacious and beautifully presented. The fire was excellent and all of the wood and coal provided which we thought was extremely kind. Lovely little touches like hot water bottles and wine! Hot tub fantastic for star gazing.Read more Lovely walks surrounding the area. Kitchen clean and all equipment needed was provided , a fantastic stay worth every penny Hide

Reviewed by Meghan 7th January 2022

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Reviewed by Sharon 24th December 2021

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Reviewed by Sophie 21st December 2021

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There were personal items left over from the previous guests in the bedroom, which put me off to how thoroughly the place had been cleaned. The bed was very uncomfortable. The hot tub was stuck at 35 so not very warm, and could not find or get hold of the owners. There were no bath robes. Although, lovely barn in a nice location with friendly animaRead morels :-) Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 26th November 2021

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A lovely cottage in a great location, which we came back to since staying a few years ago. While we came during Storm Arwen and had power issues, the owner made sure we had everything we needed and we still enjoyed our time there. Its very close to several places to visit, as well as walks from the doorstep - including the coast, big towns and smalRead morel villages, and the Scottish Borders. The cottage is well equipped and well decorated. The hot tub is also fab! Will definitely be visiting again :) Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 22nd November 2021

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The cottage is beautiful although very remote but that's not a problem to us. Facilities are excellent. Local pub up the road very nice and friendly too. Would recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Karen 5th November 2021

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Nice cosy cottage in a quiet location. Nice area for walking.

Reviewed by Gareth 22nd October 2021

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As soon as we arrived it felt comfortable and cosy. Extremely quiet area considering being on a working farm. Just a short walk from being up on the moors with breath taking views and down the road from beautiful forest walks. Very central for most site seeing days out, especially if you like Roman history. Will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th October 2021

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Nice place, good location, good value for money. A few issues could be improved to make for a more comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Debra 8th October 2021

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Amazing cottage you couldnt have wished for anything else, hot tub was definitely a bonus sitting in it at night looking at the stars absolutely spot on

Reviewed by David 27th September 2021

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Had an excellent few days, very peaceful and quiet. Great part of the world for walking and exploring

Reviewed by Nick 20th September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location in easy reach of some amazing places to visit. The cottage is a perfect size for 2 people but could squeeze more in with a sofa bed in the living space. All the necessary stuff is there and in good condition (jealous of the bathroom, I have taken pictures!) Its only when you get back home that you really appreciatRead moree the lack of noise, the quiet roads, the lovely people and the amazing scenery of this area. We loved our stay! Hide

Reviewed by Colin 17th September 2021

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Beautiful cottage. Id live there in a second if I could.

Reviewed by Karen 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 23rd August 2021

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Beautiful, immaculate cottage attached to a farmhouse. The cottage had all amenities that made it a home from home. Although the cottage is on a working farm, we were rarely disturbed by the farm. The cottage is quite central to lots of different places in Northumberland, so there were plenty of places to visit. We had a fantastic holiday and reallRead morey enjoyed our time, thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Ian 13th August 2021

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Booked cottage as wanted a quiet location and a hot tub. Situated just off A68. Accommodation is very well clean and well equipped. Great location to explore Kielder, The Cheviots, The Borders andacross to the coast beyond Alnwick. Enjoyable days out particularly walking Windy Ghyll and great to return to the hot tub in the evening.

Reviewed by Caroline 30th July 2021

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Lovely setting, comfortable cottage, very peaceful. Hosts are friendly and helpful. Everything you need to have an enjoyable stay. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Amanda 23rd July 2021

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A really beautiful property, set on a working farm with excellent hosts. The property had character and the hot tub was a real bonus. I would definitely recommend. Clean and tidy and a great base for exploring Northumberland's English Heritage, countryside and National Parks.

Reviewed by Adrian 2nd July 2021

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Comfortable,good surroundings friendly owners,smells noises from working farm

Reviewed by Robert 11th June 2021

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Wonderful cottage stunning view's and wonderful owner's. Helped me get my car sorted when we had a problem with it. Their working dog's are very friendly and the horses are great to see. We loved it and thanks for letting us stop there.

Reviewed by B 4th June 2021

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Lovely, well equipped, comfortable cottage in a rural location. Ideal for star gazing and peace.

Reviewed by Alison 30th May 2021

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We had a really relaxing time. The cottage was well situated close to interesting historical sites and beautiful countryside. The cottage was very well equipped and clean The owner was friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. Nothing was too much trouble I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Tony 7th May 2021

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The hosts are fabulous people, they are always around if you need them but they certainly leave you alone to enjoy your own privacy. The cottage is extremely clean and has all the resource available to you. There are bath robes and separate towels for use when you enjoy the comforts of the hot tub. It's hard to believe this is a working farm as it Read moreis so peaceful and quiet. The cottage is ideally located to explore Northumberland, Hadrians Wall and also a 10 mile drive north to Scotland Hide

Reviewed by Jessica 4th May 2021

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The property was a gorgeous cottage - cannot fault it. All the equipment you could possibly need for cooking provided, as well as plenty of towels and equipment for cleaning and washing up, and also for using the log fire. Would mention to future guests that the property is very, very rural and not much to do around- this was fine as we loved the cRead moreottage. We did take a day trip one of our days but it was around 1 hour to get any larger towns to visit and a further 15-20 minutes to the coast. Hide

Reviewed by Sian 23rd April 2021

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If youre looking for a quiet getaway to escape the world this is the place for you! Surrounded by beautiful scenery the cottage was like home from home! Very clean and cosy, the log burner and private hot tub were the icing on the cake! Lovely farm setting, we enjoyed watching and saying hello to the horses. We also highly recommend the Thursday niRead moreght mobile fish and chip van in neighbouring Otterburn! We had an amazing time and have already booked to stay again next year! Lovely hosts too Hide

Reviewed by Michael 19th April 2021

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Had 4 fantastic nights at the cottage. Spotlessly clean and everything you need is provided. The owners are very friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend and would stay there again. The covid restrictions made it a bit tricky for dining out but the Redesdale Arms 2 minutes away do very good food but you muRead morest eat outside which on a cold day wouldn't be great. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by A 18th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings owners very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Jayne 28th August 2020

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Wonderful cottage for a comfortable holiday in lovely surroundings. Very quiet and peaceful. Everything required is provided. State rooms at Alnwick castle and Kielder observatory a must visit. Great area for cycling and walking.

Reviewed by Nicholas 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Colin 31st July 2020

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Peaceful location, lovely surroundings not to far to visit other destinations. Hosts are welcoming approachable and friendly and not interfering. Accommodation is lovely, we had a lovely stay

Reviewed by Mark 10th July 2020

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