Found this holiday rental through Northumberland Holidays. I thought they were excellent and I found the booking process very easy. Firstly I was emailed link to leave a deposit, then a follow email up about 6 weeks before the holiday for the balance. Prior to the holiday, I dropped Andrew at Northumberland a note on their Facebook page to ask a few questions. These were dealt with quickly and efficiently.
We were looking for a combination of a really nice property, in a good location close pubs and restaurants, preferably that was close to a beach, but without paying the earth – not much, right? In the end we compromised on the beach location and I’m glad we did.
The property itself was a lovely 2 bedroom apartment, perfect for my wife, 6 year old son and I. The décor was modern and comfortable and positioned about a minute’s walk from Rothbury village centre, which offers a few nice pub/restaurants and a decent amount of shops – certainly enough to get most things you’d need.
We had a few meals in the Turks Head, which became our favourite pub. The pub itself provides good honest food at reasonable prices and I guess the testament is we kept going back. There was no need to eat out every night though, as the property had a fully equipped modern kitchen.
An added bonus was wifi was provided at the apartment, which helped us plan our days out and do the all-important weather checks.
Most things we wanted to visit turned out to be around a 30-40 minute drive and we had some lovely days at Warkworth castle and beach, Belsay and even popped up to Bamburgh and Seahouses.
In the end we were sad to be leaving Rothbury and had an amazing week there. I would definitely go back to both the apartment and Rotherby itself.