Riverside Cottage, West Thirston

Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and golf nearby in Thirston, England

From £350 per week

Riverside Cottage is in a lovely, peaceful location, just yards from the banks of the River Coquet in the centre of a rural village.

Overview

Riverside Cottage is in a lovely, peaceful location, just yards from the banks of the River Coquet in the centre of a rural village. The master bedroom has traditional window seats and offers beautiful views over the river and the village of West Thirston.

The Cottage offers excellent accommodation for four people, with two bedrooms: one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. It has full gas central heating with a warm and cosy lounge with open fireplace, original wooden window shutters, 32" LCD TV with Sky HD and DVD system. The dining room has a unique cast iron bread oven in it's own fireplace, a beamed ceiling and comfortably seats four people. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and offers an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, family sized dishwasher, washing machine and dryer and a fridge/freezer. There are two bathrooms in the property: one being a downstairs cloakroom and the main bathroom upstairs, both have modern fixtures and fittings. There is also an outside seating area.

We are happy to accept one well behaved dog at this property and there is a pet fee payable with your booking. 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, café and a charming country pub with restaurant 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. Riverside Cottage 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.
Please note that changeover days at Riverside Cottage are strictly Saturday.

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38 out of 38 people recommend staying here

Mark

Couple from Shifnal, United Kingdom Apr 2024

Home from home, very clean, cosy & warm. Great welcome pack.
Good location. Quiet village.
Highly recommend Northumberland Arms, great food & service.

Nicola

Couple from Abingdon, United Kingdom Mar 2024

Felton is lovely, only 15 mins from beautiful beaches and nice restaurants nearby.
The property was well equipped and had comfortable beds and great TVs! We really enjoyed the welcome hamper, thanks. The communication with owner via email was quick and efficient and the digital guide was really helpful.

Anne-marie

Family from Carshalton, United Kingdom Dec 2023

We loved our first visit so much we booked to stay over Christmas. Christmas at Riverside Cottage was a delight. When we arrived the cottage had been decorated with lovely and welcoming Christmas touches.
Riverside Cottage is very comfortable, homely and furnished as a befits a lovely old cottage - full of character and charm. The kitchen is a wonderful space and any keen cook will be delighted by how well equipped it is. The beds are super comfortable and the bed linen and towels pristine. The cottage is set on the riverside between two peaceful villages. The Welcome hamper was wonderful, with cakes, scones, quiche slices, and a large sourdough loaf. There was milk in the fridge. Northumberland is full of history and we particularly enjoyed our second visit to Hadrian's Wall. We did not eat out but food at the Northumberland Arms, close to the cottage, looked good. We cannot recommend this gorgeous cottage more highly.

David

Couple from York, United Kingdom Oct 2023

Excellent quiet village accommodation, with both a pub, cafe/bakery and shop very handy. Very comfortable beds and an ideal central location for visiting the lovely Northumberland coast line, it’s many castles and gardens and only 1 mile from the A1. Highly recommended 5 stars all round.

Dave

Couple from Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom Jun 2023

There are so many reasons to recommend this cottage. Firstly it is very comfortable, everything has been thought of. The welcome hamper comes from the lovely bakery across the road called the Running Fox which is truly wonderful. The cottage has 2 bedrooms with very comfortable beds, pillows and sheets. The kitchen is well equipped and has microwave and dishwasher.
Secondly, it is well located, perfect for exploring Northumberland. It is located about 6 miles from the coast at Amble and is within easy reach of Seahouses, Warkworth, Alnwick and Hadrians wall. The cottage is set in a beautiful little village of West Thirston, with the pretty River Coquet just across the street. The roads are quiet and there are dog walks available right outsid the door along the river. Dog towels are provided to rub down your dogs.
Thirdly it has 2 lovely pubs within 50 yards. Firstly the highly rated Northumberland arms is just a few doors away serving high quality food, is dog friendly and has lovely friendly staff. Across the street is the Foxes Den underneath the Running Fox which is where the local gather and it is as friendly and jovial a place as you could wish for. Again dogs are most welcome.
When our dog fell ill, we had an excellent vet in Alnwick who saw her on a Sunday and made her well again.
(Morris and Plumley).
We had lovely meals out in Amble at the Harbour Inn (dog friendly) and the Hermitage in Warkworth (also very dog friendly) as well as the Northumberland Arms. There is a general store/post office in the village for emergency provisions and good supermarkets at Alnwick.
The afternoon teas at the Running Fox are a must do, but just sitting in the suntrap in the back courtyard of the cottage was a treat.
Altogether a pleasant stay, unbelievable weather 25C+ every day and unbroken sunshine made this a special holiday, but this is a lovely cottage with decent parking and good amenities. Highly recommended

Lesley

Family from Selby, United Kingdom Apr 2023

Extremely clean and we'll presented. The beds and bed linen were amazing! The welcome pack as really lovely. Everything was provided, like dish washer tablets, tinfoil, dog bowls and dog towels, camping chairs. Little details like sharp knives and a lovely crockery set, made it that much better. Location is superb. There is a big pub serving food, and a deli cafe. What we loved most in the village was the micro pub across the bridge. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel like locals. Needless to say we went there most evenings. So many sights to see within a 30 minute drive. We will definitely stay here again if you back up in Northumberland.


4 other reviews

"Best cottage ever" Kids booked this cottage as a Christmas present and their research certainly paid off. Everything was perfect from the location to the cottage itself. The thought that had gone into it by the owners was obvious including the lovely welcome hamper and an excellent guide handbook. Just off the A1 and minutes away by car to fantastic beaches. Our poodle loved it too with lovely walks just outside. Will definitely be returning.

"A marvellous base from which to explore the south of Northumberland" Riverside Cottage offers quality accommodation, perfect for a couple. All the amenities are there and especially helpful are the many laminated guidance notes for the electrical appliances, heating, TV etc. The location sits midway between coast and hill country, a mere 10 minute drive from the fine town of Alnwick. Directly outside the cottage is a most scenic bridge and stretch of the river Coquette. The most amazing artisan bakery and cafe is opposite.

"A little gem" Lovely cottage, well equipped and in a lovely position for the A1 making it easy to get out and about. Lots of lovely places to visit some with free parking, a rarity nowadays, beautiful beaches, good eating places, and a pleasure to drive around on the many somewhat empty roads, and if like us you did not want to drive every day there was an excellent bus service right on your doorstep. The cottage benefited from the Running Fox bakery across the road but we were thankful we only had a week otherwise we would have been a stone heavier than when we arrived, an amazing shop. All in all a lovely cottage in a lovely village surrounded by lovely countryside.

"A little gem" Lovely cottage, well equipped and in a lovely position for the A1 making it easy to get out and about. Lots of lovely places to visit some with free parking, a rarity nowadays, beautiful beaches, good eating places, and a pleasure to drive around on the many somewhat empty roads, and if like us you did not want to drive every day there was an excellent bus service right on your doorstep. The cottage benefited from the Running Fox bakery across the road but we were thankful we only had a week otherwise we would have been a stone heavier than when we arrived, an amazing shop. All in all a lovely cottage in a lovely village surrounded by lovely countryside.

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 5km Nearest bar 200m Nearest restaurant 200m Nearest supermarket 14km Newcastle International airport 25km

Local activities

Fishing 100m Flying 2km Golf 2km Swimming 8km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 5km Museum 14km Shopping 400m Theatre 14km Cinema 14km

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Updated 28 May 2024

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 30 May 2024 - 30 May 2026: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Optional extras

  • First Pet Fee

    £20.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Second Pet Fee

    £20.00 per booking, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Entertainment

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

Private garden

Suitable for

Infants, Pets

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