River Neuk, Rothbury

Apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and golf nearby in Rothbury, England

From £395 per week

A self catering holiday home a stone's throw away from the River Coquet in the beautiful Village of Rothbury. Built of natural sandstone by Lord Armstrong of the famous Cragside Estates in the 1870's.


The property is deceptively spacious and comprises of an entrance hallway, fitted kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.

The spacious lounge/diner comfortably seats four people and there is a twin bedroom, double bedroom and family bathroom with washer/dryer. Outside there is a small private courtyard with storage shed.

The picturesque Village of Rothbury has excellent shops, restaurants and amenities and is located on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, providing an ideal base to explore rural Northumberland.

We are happy to accept one well behaved dog at this property and there is a pet fee payable with your booking of £20 per dog(s). Please enquire if you have more than one dog and let us know the breed and we still may accept your booking.

A range of amenities including local shops, post office, cafés, country pubs and restaurants are all within easy walking distance of the property. There are numerous local tourist attractions, riverside walks and scenic countryside within the immediate vicinity.

Don't forget to bring some bread along to feed the ducks by the river! The stunning coastline of Northumberland is just a short distance away. Cheviot View is the ideal base to explore all that Northumberland has to offer, from it's famous castles and award-winning beaches to walks, cycling, golf, water sports and fishing or one of the county's many attractions.

Northern England region

Northumberland is a wonderful combination of fishing villages, old market towns, endless beaches, stunning castles and of course the historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and a vast array of unique wildlife. Northumberland covers over 400 square miles, with the Northumberland National Park being the least populated of England's National Parks, much to the benefit of those visitors seeking peace and solitude.

It's an ideal haven for walkers too, with thousands of paths and tracks weaving their way through beautiful countryside, providing exhilarating fresh air and wide-open spaces for walkers and cyclists alike.

The Heritage Coastline has mile upon mile of sparkling award-winning beaches, rocky coves and picturesque fishing villages. From Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north, to Druridge Bay in the south, there are a huge number of beaches and coastal towns to explore. Popular destinations along the coastline include the horseshoe-shaped sandy beach and dunes at Beadnell Bay, the bustling village of Seahouses, with boat trips from the picturesque harbour, the kipper smokery and coastal path at Craster and the picture postcard village of Alnmouth.

Adding to the area's splendour is the multitude of magnificent castles, the most famous being Alnwick, home to the powerful Percy family and the setting for some of the Harry Potter films. There is also the spectacular, medieval Bamburgh Castle, standing high on its rocky outcrop; the brooding ruins of Dunstanburgh and pretty Warkworth.


Known locally as the Capital of Coquetdale, the traditional Northumbrian village of Rothbury is built on a sandstone hillside. It offers an excellent range of shops, with many art galleries, tea rooms, cafes and pubs. It makes a very convenient base for fishing and for walking into the Northumberland National Park and Simonside, as well as offering less strenuous riverside walks.

Rothbury lies near the centre of rural Northumberland, 12 miles from Alnwick, 15 miles from Morpeth and 29 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. As such it has been a local centre since the 13th century and at various times had a castle, a market and magistrate's court. Nearby Cragside House and Gardens, home to Lord Armstrong is perhaps the most famous attraction in the area.

Attractions and Things To Do in Rothbury

Exploring the beautiful outdoors is definitely a theme in what there is to do in and around Rothbury. It's perfectly set up for the serious walker with the Northumberland National Park and Simonside on your doorstep. There's also plenty circular walks that have Rothbury as a starting and finishing point. The area is also excellent for the keen sports person with fishing on the River Coquet and also at nearby Fontburn Reservoir. Cragside House and Gardens, the home of Lord Armstrong is just a couple of miles away and makes a fascinating day out for all the family. Other recommended places of interest include Brinkburn Priory and Goats on the Roof.

Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes in Rothbury

Rothbury serves as a hub for the outlying Villages and as such has a good choice of places to eat and drink. You might be surprised to hear that in such a small place not only are there a number of pubs and cafes, but there is also an Italian restaurant and an Indian restaurant! The numerous cafes are extremely popular with the walkers and there is a good choice on offer here as well. There are also a number of country pubs in the Rothbury area that are worth visiting.

Shopping, Food and Supermarkets

Rothbury has an award-winning selection of local, independent shops in which you can buy practically anything from meat to shoes and wine. We have highlighted the best in independent retailers including crafts and gifts, food shops, supermarkets and clothing. There are also a number of art and crafts galleries that celebrate and sell original and local crafts.

Events in Rothbury

Rothbury Music Festival celebrates the popularity of Folk and Traditional music in the area. The Festival takes place in July each year, has been running for over thirty years and now draws musicians from around the country. Rothbury has it's own Highland Pipe Band who always open the proceedings and display their marching and plating skills. The event consumes the whole Village with many performances and ceilidh's across the weekend. Another popular event is the Rothbury and Coquetdale Walking Festival that takes place in June annually. With many walks of differing lengths and difficulty in a period of just over a week there really is something for everybody. Visit their website for more information.


Rothbury Tourist Information Centre (one of the main centre's for the Northumberland National Park) is located in the Coquetdale Centre in the middle of the Village by the Church. The full address is The Coquetdale Centre, Church House, Church Street, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7UP, Contact 01669 620 887. Rothbury Community Cinema was set up with the aim to bring interesting and entertaining films to the area on a regular basis without local people having to make a 60 mile round trip to the cinema. There are usually two films shown every month on a Friday evening and entrance is free (however, a small donation is requested for the use of the Jubilee Hall to pay for the heating etc). Check their website for film times. Other amenities include Rothbury Bowling Club, Coquetdale Swimming and Fitness Centre, Rothbury Lawn Tennis Club, Rothbury Football Club and Rothbury Cricket Club.

For further information on what the Rothbury area has to offer please visit www.yournorthumberland.co.uk


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Couple from Antony, France Jul 2022

A lovely stay!! Perfectly situated one minutes walk from the riverside path and the centre of the village. Quiet, calm, despite its closeness to the village centre. We loved the alley way, decorated with flowers, plants and shrubs, where we could sit out for a cup of tea.
The cottage has excellent facilities, everything you need during your stay.
No need to look for better, if you can book River Neuk count yourselves lucky and you won't regret it.
We've recommended it and we'll return if we decide on another holiday in Northumberland.


Couple from Wantage , United Kingdom Apr 2022

Exceptionally clean with everything feeling very new & fresh. Communication with the owner was easy & she was very responsive. Rothbury is a superb base for exploring both the coast & countryside of Northumberland. Very good value for money


Couple from Redcar, United Kingdom Oct 2021

It was obvious from our email communications with Karen,the owner of River Neuk, that she is very proud of the cottage,and having stayed there for a week we can understand why. The cottage is spotless and very comfortable and the owners had left us a basket of goodies and a bottle of wine,which we thought was a really nice gesture. The cottage is located right in the centre of Rothbury and close to all the amenities, and an added bonus for us were the numerous walks from the door into the beautiful countryside surrounding Rothbury.We highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing break,and we look forward to staying there again in the future


Family from Aylesbury, United Kingdom Sep 2020

Our second stay at this very comfortable property, where the owner seems to have thought of everything.
Rothbury is an ideal base for touring Northumberland too.


Couple from Pontefract, United Kingdom Sep 2019

River Neuk was a beautiful cottage, imaculate and in a perfect location. The welcome basket and welcome letter was a lovely touch.
The owners have made this more of a home from home feel with loads of axtra amenities provided rather than a standard holiday let.
We would certainly recommend and would love to return in the near future.


Family from High Peak, United Kingdom Aug 2019

Had a great week - excellent location with good selection of local stores, bank etc. which was convenient ... along with being a good base for visiting a number of places in Northumberland in all directions. (Coast & inland areas)
Quiet with immediate access to riverside walk.
Accommodation clean, spacious - very relaxing, equipped with everything you'd need for your stay.
Good value, would highly recommend.

3 other reviews

"A well thought out comfortable cottage/flat with plenty of room" A well thought out comfortable cottage/flat conversion with plenty of room. Everything you need to make your stay just right. Nicely decorated. Close to the village centre for shops and pub/restaurants and river bank. Ideal base for going out for walks and exploring the area. No on site car parking but easily found space on the road not far from the cottage/flat so this wasnt a problem. Dog friendly which is a big plus. Also good information file provided by the owners including suggested walks, where to go and what to see.

"Lovely place to stay with a young family" We had a lovely week at River Neuk, thoroughly enjoying our first holiday as a family of four. While Johanna (3 months) would have been happy where ever we take her as long as she is with mum, Julian (2 years, 10 months) enjoyed the playground one minute walk away next to the river (and the toyshop in the village...) The apartment itself was well looked after, clean and nicely decorated, you can tell the owners really care for their property. Rothbury is a lovely village, everyone we met there was friendly and helpful, there are lovely walks right on your doorstep along the river, but aso the drive to the nearest beach is not too long and well worth it.

"Excellent choice" River Neuk is an attractive and well equipped holiday apartment, situated in the delightful village of Rothbury. The local amenities are excellent and include a supermarket, bakery and family butcher. Rothbury is also ideally located for exploring Northumberland, being in the centre of the county and hence accessible both to the coast and the Cheviot Hills. There are some lovely local walks and Cragside House (National Trust) is nearby. The owners were very helpful and efficient and the property represents good value for money.

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 25km Nearest bar 100m Nearest restaurant 100m Nearest supermarket 100m Newcastle International airport 47km

Local activities

Fishing 500m Golf 1km Swimming 1.5km Tennis 1km

Sights and attractions

Local food market 100m Shopping 100m

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Updated 13 June 2024

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 25 July 2024 - 3 January 2025: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • Minimum Booking Amount

    £100.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 6 nights, paid with booking

Optional extras

  • First Pet Fee

    £20.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Second Pet Fee

    £20.00 per booking, paid with booking



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Suitable for

Infants, Pets

Extra information

**Please Note: the NEW Rental Systems nightly pricing & tariff calculator calculates nightly rates by taking the weekly tariff rate and dividing it by 7. This nightly rate is misrepresented, as it does not take into account Short Break Percentages explained below. Sadly we have no control over this new trend towards nightly 'hotel-style' pricing so please get in touch and we will be happy to help you further.** 3 nights is normally charged at 65% of the weekly rate 4 nights is normally charged at 75% of the weekly rate 5 nights is normally charged at 85% of the weekly rate.

Northumberland Holidays

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