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Garden Cottage


Morpeth, Northumberland

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A charming cottage, which Lord Armstrong built next to the formal gardens at Cragside for his agent. With splendid views across the Italian Terrace and historic parkland to the Coquet Valley and Simonside Hills beyond, the building attracts the sun and faces to the east and south. Situated in the most southerly part of the Cragside Estate, guests have easy access to the formal gardens and hilly woodland.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, sitting room with wood-burning stove, three steps to kitchen/dining room, bedroom (double with 5' bed) with en-suite with shower, bathroom with shower over bath.
First floor
two bedrooms (2 twins, 1 with washbasin) in the eaves.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Garden: Small terrace is accessed from French window at dining end of kitchen. There is an open lawn area shared with Park Cottage.

Guests have access to the Cragside grounds except in extreme weather conditions and/or when forestry operations or maintenance taking place in certain areas.

Parking: Parking space outside cottage.

Accessibilty: There are a few small steps between rooms on the ground level. The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Offers: Holiday cottages guests have free access to the house, gardens and woodland.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. © Joe Cornish

Long ago, Northumbria was a land at the very edge of a great empire. And even today, the wind sweeping across the hills still seems to carry the distant sounds of Roman legions marching along Hadrian's Wall. From the wild and natural beauty of the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park in the north, magnificent castles and coastline to the east and Hadrian's Wall Country to the west, the scenery is as unspoilt as it was in those far-off times: it will certainly appeal to those wanting to discover high and lonely places and untouched beaches. The National Trust owns a range of historic buildings in the area including Lindisfarne Castle, Wallington, Cragside and the shore- based Souter lighthouse. As if that wasn't enough, there are also historic towns and cities

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  • Alnwick castle
  • Alnwick Garden
  • Newcastle
  • Northumberland National Park
  • Horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Cragside Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and estate -- the wonder of its age
Wallington Magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections, set in an extensive garden and parkland
Dunstanburgh Castle
Dunstanburgh Castle Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting
Seaton Delaval Hall
Seaton Delaval Hall Home of the Hastings family for over 900 years
George Stephenson's Birthplace
George Stephenson's Birthplace Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer
Farne Islands
Farne Islands Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird


Comments from past visitors

  • Lees
    • February 2016
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    Location - fantastic surroundings. Rustic but solid furniture.

  • Graham Kendrick
    • April 2015
    • England
    Made special by:

    It's 'quirky' layout; an almost iconographic cottage with old style furnishings. One could sense the history and character immediately on walking through the front door. Not to mention the cottage's linked history with Cragside itself and it's proximity to the house. Every volunteer and staff member we encountered on the grounds of Cragside were friendly, warm, helpful and chatty - true far-northern hospitality.

  • Rosemary Waton
    • February 2015
    • UK
    Made special by:

    The location, access to Cragside from the door. The dinning kitchen is a great room. Also Northumberland is lovely with its castles and coast line. We enjoyed our stay. The cottage is lovely and the location brilliant. The biscuits left for us on arrival were delicious and the flowers a very nice touch.The ranger at Cragside (Dave) was extremely helpful when we had a problem with the boiler.

  • Raquel Miller
    • December 2014
    • Kent
    My favourite thing was opening my bedroom curtains in the morning and seeing the sheep standing, all packed together, still asleep on the neighbouring field, engulfed in morning mist

    We had a wonderful time at Garden Cottage. Although we couldn't make the most of the nearby NT properties because they were closed for New Year, we felt very comfortable and we loved staying in such a beautifully decorated home. One day we visited Hadrian's wall and another day we drove to the coast and visited Lindisfarne, Barmburgh and Dunstanburgh. The nearby village of Rothbury has everything you may need, as well as being very picturesque. My favourite thing was opening my bedroom curtains in the morning and seeing the sheep standing, all packed together, still asleep on the neighbouring field, engulfed in morning mist; and in the distance, Rothbury's lights still on at dawn.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
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