It was our first time in Northumberland and although we had heard many good things about it, were still surprised by its beauty, its relaxed atmosphere and its friendly people. Our holiday was made perfect by the pretty cottage we stayed in at Outchester and Ross. Dovecot cottage was well presented throughout, clean, tidy and had all the amenities we could have required. The exterior spaces were equally as apealing with large well kept gardens, which were secure so and ideal for our two young children - the play area was also well kept and our children played happily there each evening with other children staying in the cottages. The rear patio was perfect for outdoor dining and for watching the beautiful sunsets with a glass of wine. With only a few miles to the beach at Bamburgh and equidistant between Alnwick in the South or Berwick to the North, the location was perfect. We will most definitely return to Northumberland and 'Outchester and Ross cottages' will be where we shall stay. Perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Outchester and Ross Cottages are situated in two lovely coastal Northumberland locations between the historic island of Lindisfarne and majestic Bamburgh Castle. To make use of the superb night sky and star gazing opportunities in Northumberland, telescopes are available for guests to use at no extra charge. There are 16 well equipped cottages (sleeping 2 - 6), eight (including one 5* cottage) at Ross and eight at Outchester, each with parking and garden. You will also find a a beautifully romantic stone-built 18th century tower overlooking Lindisfarne which has been restored to 5 star standards Price per cottage, per week, depending on the cottage and the time of year, range from £300 - £1020 per week. Short breaks are also available, depending on the time of year. In three of the cottages - Wagtail, Curlew and Hedgehope, guests are allowed to bring one well-behaved dog at no extra charge. Five cottages at Ross are close to the family farm and three cottages are nearer the sea on a private road. All Ross properties are walking distance from beautiful Ross Sands and each cottage has its own private garden. At Outchester, the cottages are situated around attractive landscaped grounds, whilst each cottage also has its own private garden All cottages are extremely well equipped, with free wi-fi, ipod docks, freeview television, DVD player, dishwasher, microwave, deep-freeze and washer-drier. Each of the cottages has its own off road parking and every cottage has its own garden, complete with lovely views of the unspoilt surrounding countryside. A superb five star cottage, The Beacons, at Ross sleeps four and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a log burning stove, very smart kitchen, sitting room and large, private garden. One of the UK's most romantic retreats is the beautifully restored "Ducket" at Outchester. The Ducket is a fairytale 18th century stone tower overlooking the sea, with 21st century facilities over five floors connected with a hand-crafted spiral staircase. It sleeps two adults and is five star accredited. The Ducket is available from £670 to £990 per week depending on the time of year. Three night weekend and four night midweek stays are also possible. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Outchester And Ross Cottages Belford, Northumberland