Experience a luxury self-catering cottage holiday at Burnfoot Holiday Cottages in Northumberland ...
Choose from eight self catering holiday cottages in Northumberland, sleeping from two to ten.
Located on the edge of Northumberland National Park, our luxury self-catering holiday cottages are also within easy reach of Northumberland's Heritage Coast and its famous beaches.
With uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hills, a wealth of wildlife on its doorstep, and the babble of two burns in the background, our self-catering holiday cottages are the perfect place in which to escape the pressures of modern life. Our position near Cragside, Rothbury, Alnwick and Hadrian's Wall, along with the likes of Bamburgh, Berwick, Craster, Holy Island and Seahouses on Northumberland's Heritage Coast, cannot be improved on for a family holiday in Northumberland.
Our self-catering holiday cottages have been created from the careful conversion of a very grandly designed 19th century stone-built farm steading with a fascinating historical connection. Burnfoot, so named because of its location at the confluence of two tributaries of the River Coquet, was created by the great Victorian inventor industrialist, Lord Armstrong, and was part of his world-renowned Cragside Estate, now owned by the National Trust.
Burnfoot Holiday Cottages is a small family-owned business, and we pride ourselves on paying attention to the important details to make sure your stay is enjoyable and stress free. Whatever kind of holiday you are planning in Northumberland, you will find the perfect home from home at Burnfoot.
The conversion of all of our self catering holiday cottages at Burnfoot was completed in 2009. Every opening is double-glazed, with the best insulation lining every wall, every ceiling and every floor, so that you can enjoy these light airy spaces in the knowledge you'll be cosy at the same time.
All of our holiday cottages are beautifully appointed in Farrow & Ball paint colours, with solid oak doors in every cottage, most with antique Suffolk latch ironmongery. Every kitchen features either oak unit doors or worktops and almost every item of furniture is made from solid oak. To furnish the cottages with anything less would do the buildings a great injustice.
The architectural and historical integrity of the farm is fully retained - but don't expect to completely step back in time at Burnfoot. Inside every living room you will find a flat-screen television with in-built DVD player and a dock to plug in your i-Pod. Every kitchen has a stainless steel range-cooker or built-in hob, oven and extractor, cooking utensils, and a stainless steel twin-bowl sink with chrome monobloc taps.
As for the bedrooms, every master bed has an extra-thick luxury mattress to help you enjoy the best night's sleep you've ever had. Not that you'll need much help relaxing in the silent, star-studded serenity of the scientifically-proven most tranquil county in England!
All bed linen, towels, heating, electricity and logs are included in the rent. Travel cots, stair gates and high chairs are available free of charge; just let us know what you require in advance.
All of our guests are welcome to make use of our tennis court. Children can play safely in the grounds to the north of the farm steading, where a large lawned area has been set aside for running and playing! There is ample on-site parking
For use solely by our guests, there are two acres of lawned grounds surrounding the cottages at Burnfoot and a recently constructed championship tennis court.
There are secure storage racks for bicycles and there is a range of outdoor play equipment for children, including trampolines, swings and a slide. As well as feeding the ponies, young imaginations can be fired by the otters, deer, badgers, salmon, owls, kingfishers and many other rare birds that can be seen regularly from the cottages.
Burnfoot is named due to it being where two streams (burns) meet and it is the perfect place for exploration and adventure, but not at the expense of parents' peace of mind. We have three young children ourselves and appreciate their need to challenge themselves in as safe an environment as we can possibly make it. Neither of the streams can be accessed without scaling a wall or a gate, and the children’s play area is located well away from cars entering the farm.
Rest assured that every cottage will have fresh towels, bed linen and tea towels, and all heating and hot water is included. Travel cots and high chairs are available free of charge; just let us know what you require in advance.
As well as the above, Cheviot View, The Mill, The Granary, The Hemmel, The Forge, Jolyn Cottage, East Lodge and West Lodge all have a selection of books, magazines and games, and an information folder bursting with everything you need to know about local inns and restaurants, fishing, golf, horse riding, and all of the other fun activities available close by, not to mention the year-round festivals and markets.
Inside these cottages, you will also find washing-up liquid, a new sponge and j-cloth, toilet paper, hand soap, tea, coffee, milk and sugar and a decent bottle of wine on your arrival.
Free Wi-Fi is available in Cheviot View, The Granary, The Forge, The Hemmel, Jolyn Cottage, East Lodge and West Lodge for use with your own laptop (access may not be available in every room due to the thickness of the stone walls.)