This extended terraced cottage is really warm, very comfortably furnished and well appointed. Although situated just off the main road through the village, the thick stone walls meant that there was no disturbance from traffic, or from adjoining properties. There is a 'keyless' entry system which is easy to use and very secure. The downstairs rooms (sitting room, kitchen / dining room and toilet) are furnished, fitted and equipped to a 'home from home standard' with a flat screen tv, wifi and range of traditional and electronic entertainment provided to while away any rainy days, however, there was no inside mobile phone coverage – probably due to the thickness of the stone walls – although a landline phone is proved – but only accepts incoming calls. There is a small entrance porch, ideal for changing out of outdoor clothing and towelling down a wet dog (dog towels provided). There is also a very small enclosed (but not totally dog secure) back yard. Upstairs, the two bedrooms feature stylish oak furniture, snow white Egyptian cotton bed linen and traditional (and very effective) wooden shutters rather than curtains. The modern main bathroom is also well equipped with an over bath shower.
The “cottage guide' folder, containing a wealth of information about the cottage itself, the village and surrounding area – and there is certainly lots and lots to do in this part of the world. A few doors away is the excellent, dog friendly Northumberland Arms (I had a thick succulent 'best ever' rump steak with porcini and black garlic sauce for £10 on their Tuesday Night Steak Night) and just over the river, across the bridge, is the small Running Fox Cafe / Bakery – again superb food and the social hub of the village. We really appreciated the 'Welcome Basket' from the Fox which was waiting for us on our arrival at the Cottage, with its selection of pie, quiches, cakes and jam. A lovely touch which set the tone for our short break.
The only slight downside was the very icy weather which meant that our dog walks in both directions along the River Coquet had to be slightly curtailed but this does mean that we are already planning to return again later in the year – this time for a longer stay!