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The Old Pumphouse

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Tosson Mill, near Rothbury, Northumberland
Grade 4 Star rating
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If your looking for a peaceful location with walks and starry skies, then this former pump house is ideal, yet close to Alnwich with its shops, castle and gardens.

Situated just outside the Northumberland National Park, this former detached pump house retains character and charm, and is set in ½ acre of grounds shared with the owner. With a private sitting area to relax and listen to the stream running by the property, this ideally located holiday home offers a tranquil base, ideal for walkers, cyclists and wildlife lovers. Northumberland National Park has been designated a Dark Sky Park, so come and watch the stars! Tosson Mill is located 2 miles from Rothbury. The historic town of Alnwick is a 30 minute drive away. Golf club 2 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Ground Floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Additional freezer space on request. Wi-fi. Decked area and furniture. Shared use of ½-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fenced stream adjacent to property. Drop in garden.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    Very smart, comfortable, well-equipped cottage- quiet and peaceful Good wifi Owners next door, but it still feels very private Good location in a very attractive part of the county

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Everything was spotless inside and the beds so very comfortable. The cottage is very well-equipped – the owners had pretty much thought of everything, including a welcoming bottle of wine. A great base to explore Northumberland. Loved that the Pump House is at the end of the lane so no through traffic; the only sounds the chirping of birds and occasional moo of a cow. Idyllic!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2017
    A lovely quiet cottage, well stocked with all kinds of kitchen supplies. The owners were very friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive. Walks from the door were an added bonus.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2017
    This was our second holiday at The Old Pumphouse - the first week last year was so good, we stayed for 2 weeks this year and were certainly not disappointed with our decision. It is extremely difficult to fault this lovely cottage that nestles in an idyllic setting at the end of a country lane. From the warm welcome from the owners Fran and Alan on arrival, to the outstanding cleanliness of the cottage; from all the little "extras" provided in the kitchen and elsewhere, to the lovely garden; from the wonderfully comfortable bed, to the immaculate bathroom, everything about this cottage echoes welcome and quality. Despite the weather being cold during part of our stay (there was snow on the grass for two mornings - typically British late April), the cottage is beautifully cosy and the log stove helps the cosy atmosphere further, though the central heating is very efficient. The small town of Rothbury is about 40 minutes' walk along the picturesque River Coquet - we tended to extend our walk to the 17th Century Thrum Mill, around 1 mile further downstream, that has featured on Restoration Man and is well worth a look, before returning to Rothbury. The town itself had just about everything we needed and this meant a welcome break from the car, which was only necessary to travel further afield. There are some excellent pubs and coffee shops in Rothbury - Tomlinson's cafe in particular is worth a mention for wonderful coffee and cakes. For evening meals, The Three Wheatheads serves excellent dinners at reasonable prices and is around a 45 minute walk from the cottage, through the fields, in Thropton. Overall it is just about impossible to fault this cottage and its location - unless, of course, you like busy streets and nightclubs - in which case, the silence, broken only by the trickling stream right alongside the cottage and the sheep in the field nearby might be unbearable! A wonderful two weeks - we will be back!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2016
    The property was great well presented lovely and warm. Very nice welcome, away from the noise lovely quiet location. Nice and close for walking on the beach.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2016
    Excellent, clean, warm and comfortable

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2016
    A first class facility with extremely friendly and welcoming hosts.The Pumphouse conversion , whilst retaining many of the original features was imaginative in its conception and provided us with a 'home from home'-and it was set in some stunning scenery. This property is highly recommmended and it is one at which I will stay again

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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