Attractive former groundsman’s cottage | Hazelnut Cottage - Holystone Estate, Farnham, near Rothbury
Welcoming living room | Hazelnut Cottage - Holystone Estate, Farnham, near Rothbury
  • Cottage
  • Farnham, near Rothbury
  • UK3172

Holystone Estate - Hazelnut Cottage


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  • 4

  • 2

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Car parking on site
Garden / Patio

Set in stunning, picturesque countryside, Hazelnut Cottage makes a comfortable retreat for a relaxing break.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 32’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Separate toilet.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
2 steps leading to...
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Highchair available on request. Payphone.

Paved garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Fishing on-site (by arrangement with the owner at cost, licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a water supply from a spring and is situated on a working farm.

Only 6 miles from the pretty market town of Rothbury with friendly tearooms and pubs, this charming semi detached holiday home is set on the Holystone Estate amongst open countryside, 350 yards from the main Farmhouse. This former groundsman’s cottage has been restored with a charming sun/dining room to maximise the surrounding view. Overlooking open countryside towards the stunning Northumberland National Park, Hazelnut Cottage offers well presented and attractive accommodation in a tranquil setting. This delightful semi-detached cottage enjoys a rural aspect, situated on a working farm near the friendly hamlet of Sharperton, nestled within the wild and beautiful Coquet Valley. The picture windows in the sun/dining room enhance the views in this bright, spacious room and the cosy wood burner is perfect after a day exploring the countryside that surrounds Hazelnut Cottage. A charming sitting area to the front is a sun trap where you can relax and admire the views. Fly fishing for brown trout, sea trout and salmon for two rods can be arranged directly with the owner along a private stretch of the River Coquet. Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy discovering the many bridle ways and footpaths which surround the property. Ideally located to explore the National Park, Kielder Forest and Kielder Water set in the International Dark Sky Park. The picturesque heritage coastline is an easy drive and Alnwick Castle is an easy and pretty drive for a day out. Cragside House and Gardens is only 6 miles in Rothbury. Hazelnut Cottage is perfectly located to maximize the coast and country for day trips offering a tranquil base after your days exploring. Beach 23 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.
Hazelnut Cottage (UK3172) can be booked with Squirrel Cottage (UK3149), Plover Cottage (UK3045), Milburn Cottage (CC324043) and The Lodge (UK36386) to accommodate up to 24 guests.



Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio


Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Parking-designated on site


Telephone Chargeable

Woodburning Stove

Working Farm


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 17:00
  • Depart before 09:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 15 reviews


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  • West Malling

  • Parent and one adult


out of 10

Lovely and peaceful, the wildlife is wonderful too. The cottage is very comfortable with everything you need.

26 Jul 2022


  • Shrewsbury

  • Couple


out of 10

Couldn't fault the location, it's quiet, peaceful and beautiful; but we found the accomodation gave us a few issues which resulted in us packing up and going home a day early. Firstly the king size bed, it's extremely hard and uncomfortable. I know others have commented on this, but we have a firm mattress at home so I though we'd be ok - I was wrong. Secondly, if you are short in height you won't be able to reach many of the windows or blinds, I'm 5ft 5" and couldn't reach the kitchen, bathroom one of the lounge windows and one of the bedroom windows. This cottage has extremely thick walls which means that from the inside you must reach over a window sill that's maybe 2ft deep and at chest height already, so it's impossible to reach a window lever that's half way up a window. I found this a problem in the warm weather especially in the kitchen. Thirdly the cottage was let down by the seating in the garden room, the sofa was really soft and worn, too soft to relax on for long and in good weather that's where you want to sit because that's the room with the view. We lifted the seat cushions to see if we could plump them up and found that something had been eating the sofa under the seats and back. I'm not suggesting that this happened in the cottage, but perhaps in it's former life or whilst in storage somewhere perhaps. The bird table was very popular and we had three different red squirrels visiting daily during our stay, even whilst we were sat on the terrace, which is a real suntrap and quite sheltered as it's lower than the fields it overlooks. We took our own sunloungers though, the only seating provided outside is a table and four chairs. The kitchen is well equiped and modern but personally I would have done without the dishwasher and swapped it for a washing machine and there were only two of us, there is an airer provided for drying washing.

10 Jul 2022


  • Mansfield

  • Family


out of 10

Loved our holiday away and location was beautiful. The cottage was so lovely but not clean at all and the bed sheets gave off a fusty small perhaps they had been sat on the bed all winter. Which was a shame because the actual bed was comfortable but didn't feel nice getting between the covers.

18 Apr 2022

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