Rose Cottage with the Barn to the  rightPath to the private entrance to Rose Barn.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Enjoy the tranquility of a peaceful rural location in a pleasant village nestled in the heart of scenic Northumberland. We are within reach of Hadrian's Wall, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and sit adjacent to the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. We are two minutes from National Cycle Route 10 and offer secure storage for bikes. Regretfully we do not accept pets. Continental breakfast provided. Please note - there is a step in the shower room and another into the dressing area.

The space

Rose Cottage Barn was converted in 2016 and includes an ensuite shower room and a sitting area. It is very peaceful and enjoys views over the garden and beyond. The Barn is connected to the main cottage where we have lived for the last three years.

Guest access

Guests have a separate, private access to their bedroom and en suite shower room in the barn annexe, via a boot room which adjoins the main house. There are tea and coffee making facilities in the barn and a mini fridge and toaster in the boot room; breakfast is provided on a continental 'help yourself' basis. There is a pulley 'Sheila Maid' airer in the boot room to dry clothes. Guests have their own private seating area in the garden with a bench, table and chairs for sitting outside to enjoy the view and of course the amazing dark sky!

Interaction with guests

I live at Rose Cottage and work from home. I or my husband, Tony, will usually be able to welcome guests personally depending on their time of arrival, but we are just as happy for guests to arrange to collect the key and let themselves in. I am very happy to advise guests on anything that will help them have an enjoyable stay. We can offer a complementary collection and delivery service from Hadrian's Wall by prior arrangement for 'Wall Walkers' and those without their own transport .

Other things to note

We are on a rural, slow speed, rather than an urban super high speed broadband connection and mobile reception can be erratic at times. The perfect excuse for being out of contact whilst you relax!

Although the curlews have now returned to the coast after their nesting season the skylarks are still in full voice and the swallows and martins are swooping in acrobatic displays. We have great spotted woodpeckers feeding their young in the garden.
The harebells, scabious and knapweed are in full bloom now in the verges - a beautiful sight!

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- Please leave outdoor footwear in the boot room

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Dog(s) live in the house


43 Reviews

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James User Profile
October 2017
We loved our stay here. The annex was beautifully decorated with a very comfy bed and lots of thoughtful touches. Communication from Pauline was excellent, with lots of great local suggestions for places to eat provided. Excellent breakfast provision for the morning - thank you! Would definitely return!

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
One of the most welcoming and beautiful places we have stayed. So many thoughtful and lovely touches to the place that we were not expecting. Pauline and her husband were lovely and helpful - booking us a table at a local restaurant and giving us tips, whilst also leaving us to our own devices. Thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend for a countryside getaway weekend.

Simon User Profile
September 2017
This stay Ticked all the boxes of being relaxing, getting away from it all and having the ability to explore Northumberland. Made to feel incredibly welcome and would definitely recommend this place to all. Loved it.

Craig User Profile
September 2017
Lovely stay, beautiful room and surroundings! Thanks!

Andrea User Profile
September 2017
Rose cottage is a wonderful place to stay, very private and quiet, Pauline as a host was amazing, nothing was too much trouble and she provided a great choice for breakfast and it was plentiful, we would definitely stay again and recommend rose cottage to friends and family.

Samantha User Profile
August 2017
The barn is absolutely beautiful - perfectly finished, and definitely a welcoming place to arrive at, with incredibly thoughtful hosts who are friendly and helpful (great advice about onward trips, just for instance) but never intrusive at all. A lovely location (if you like scary narrow roads! ;) and very clear directions. The garden outside and around is just wonderful - with space outside, and clear instructions for how to make best use of the room and plenty info about the surrounding area. A quiet, extremely comfortable set-up, with simple yet tasty, filling breakfast options and a well-stocked tray for tea/coffee/chocolate at any time. (The shower is fab, too!) We had a short stay but would recommend unreservedly Pauline's place to anyone for a short or long stay - it's a perfect base, in a beautiful area with lots to explore and experience (from the verges teeming with flora and fauna, to nearby Kielder and its observatory). Perfect hosts and a room and overall experience that goes well beyond what makes a good airbnb; staying there was a total pleasure.
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Response from Pauline:
Thank you, Samantha. It was a real pleasure to host you and Stephen and many thanks for letting me know how much you had enjoyed Barter Books in Alnwick after you had left us. Happy reading!
August 2017

Kate User Profile
August 2017
We had a fantastice stay. It is in an idylic spot...a real get away from it all place. The living space is spacious and there are many lovely, personal touches that make it a very special place to stay. Pauline is a lovely, helpful host.
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Response from Pauline:
Thank you, Kate - we hope the wedding was the success your efforts deserved!
August 2017

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