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Grade II Stone Built Cottage With An Open Fire - Walker And Cyclists Welcome

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Rothbury, Nr. Alnwick, Northumberland, England - Central Village Location With Good Access To The Coasts And Castles Of Northumberland

Formally the blacksmith cottage of Conway House it dates back to the mid 1800's. The cottage has recently been updated to provide all the comforts of a modern home from home but has retained many of its original features. The cottage sleeps 4 and has a large double bedroom with feature cast iron fireplace, twin bedroom and a luxury bathroom to the first floor. On the ground floor there is a dining room with feature stone wall, lounge with open fire and a fully equipped kitchen. The village of Rothbury has 4 pubs and several restaurants - all within a 5 minute walk of Conway Cottage. Free Wi-Fi available.

Peter Aviston
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Peter Aviston

We have lived in the village of Rothbury and been owners of Conway Cottage for 15 years.

Conway Cottage has been a holiday cottage since 2008. We continue to look after the Cottage to keep its 4 star Visit Britain rating. We love the area and our children have really enoyed the mountain biking, fishing, beaches and river walks.

Peter Aviston purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Peter Aviston chose Rothbury

Great location in central Northumberland providing easy access to coast and its castles, the Cheviot and Simonside Hills, and Hadrians Wall

What makes this cottage unique

Charming Grade II cosy cottage with open fire


Rothbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom -with king size bed, a double wardrobe, drawer unit and feature cast iron fireplace. Travel cot / high chair can be provided upon request. Bedroom 2 - Twin - having twin beds with double wardrobe and pine furniture.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 3 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: On street parking is available on the village High Street. There are no parking restrictions and being a village parking is easy to find. Outside: The walled courtyard (shared with our neighbour) has container and climbing plants offers an attractive place to sit and relax or have a barbecue (gas barbecue provided). Patio table and chairs are provided as is a bike store for up to 3 bikes there is also an outside tap particularly useful for cleaning mountain bikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed Linen, Bath Towels and Hand Towels included. The Cottage is cleaned weekly and towels and linen are changed weekly. Other: The Dining Room has an oak table with seating for 4 people and carved oak sideboard full of useful local information and maps.


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Grade II Stone Built Cottage With An Open Fire - Walker And Cyclists Welcome
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
Carlton Husthwaite, Thirsk

Cottage in Rothbury

  • 4 of 5

Most enjoyable. Lovely cottage and very quiet to say its just off the main street.

Lots to do close at hand and coast not too far away.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bruce, lovely to have you to stay at Conway Cottage. Best wishes Peter and Sue
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warm comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage. Attractive, well furnished & presented, & with everything you'd need. Comfortable & warm (weather was cold!) & roomier than expected. Bottle of red wine on arrival was a good start , and very helpful owner.

Plenty of local pubs with OK food, and an excellent local butcher. Lots of good walking & history in area. All in all a good stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is spacious and nicely furnished. It is located right in the middle of the town, close to lovely , independent shops but despite the central location it is very quiet. The courtyard is small with high walls so there is not much natural light in the house but this got me out to enjoy the splendid Northumberland coast and hills. The owner was welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything needed for a lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

The cottage in the lovely village of Rothbury was ideally situated in center of the bustling village.

The scenery in Northumberland was absolutely beautiful with places to see within short drives such as Alnwick Castle and gardens, Bamburgh Castle in its lovely coastal setting, and Cragside which was very close.

There was a good choice of places to eat locally.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet accommodation in the centre of town close to everything. Cottage was very comfortable and clean with top range amenities. Lots of walks nearby and a fascinating area to explore with its ruins and castles. Check out Edlingham and Brinkburn Priory. Thanks Peter and Sue. John and Dianne from Oz.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Conway Cottage, it was just

perfect. So clean and welcoming on our arrival and the red wine was

much appreciated, what a lovely gesture !

Went to Alnwick, Holy Island, Bamburgh, Craster and saw other castles, beaches, some walks by the river, a few drinks in the Turks and an excellent meal in the Queens. Rothbury is a great location !

Thank you for allowing us the use of your lovely cottage.

Take care


  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mel, thank you very much for staying with us, and thanks for your lovely message. Peter
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Turks Head
Nearest Ferry
41 Miles
North Shields Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
18 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Rothbury is ideally located for walking and cycling in the Northumberland National Park, the Simonside Hills, and the Cheviot Hills.


Newcastle airport is 28 miles, and the Port of Tyne with sailings to the Netherlands (Europe) is 41 miles


Alnwick 12 miles

The Coast - 15 miles

Holy Island - 30 miles

Newcastle City - 30 miles

Further Details:

Rothbury has a Co-op supermarket, Post Office, swimming pool, river for fishing, golf course, 4 pubs and a number of restaurants, and one bank.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please note that bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday, although during low season (November to March) we do accept 3 or 4 night short stays.
A deposit of £50 per week is required at time of booking payable by cheque of bank transfer, with balance of payment due 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays during May to September, short breaks outside of high season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.