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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.

Parking: Parking space outside cottage.

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.

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
  • Shared Washing Machine
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


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

  • Mr Henley
    • January 2017
    • Notts
    Interesting, beautiful place

    I enjoy being away from home in an interesting, historic, beautiful place. Even better if the accommodation is warm, friendly, clean, comfortable and spacious.

  • Mrs Scott
    • December 2016
    • Gateshead
    Memorable break!

    The holiday was booked as a surprise for my husband's 40th birthday and it did not disappoint. It was a memorable break. The care and attention we received was lovely. Flapjacks, milk and fresh flowers were there for us on arrival and although we did not use the vouchers, they were a lovely gesture. There were surprises everywhere we looked. Logs for the fire, games to play and books to read. The accommodation was beautiful, clean, and had everything we needed. We of course loved the setting too, Cragside being our favourite place to visit. We also enjoyed our regular visit from a little robin at the doors that lead into the garden.

  • Mr Lees
    • February 2016
    • UK
    Made enjoyable...

    Location - fantastic surroundings. Rustic but solid furniture.

  • Graham Kendrick
    • April 2015
    • East Yorkshire
    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.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • 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.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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