The picture windows in the sun room enhance the views  | Squirrel Cottage - Holystone Estate, Farnham, near Rothbury
Spacious living room with wood burner | Squirrel Cottage - Holystone Estate, Farnham, near Rothbury
  • Cottage
  • Farnham, near Rothbury
  • UK3149

Holystone Estate - Squirrel Cottage


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

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Car parking on site
Garden / Patio

Surrounded by beautiful countryside yet within an easy drive of the coast, this cosy cottage enjoys the best of both worlds.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player leading to...
Dining/sun room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Separate toilet.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
2 steps 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 tea rooms and pubs, is this charming semi-detached holiday home. Set on the Holystone Estate amongst open countryside, 700 yards from the main farmhouse. This former groundsman’s cottage has been totally renovated and has a charming sun room/dining area to maximise the surrounding view, and a cosy wood burner for those cooler evenings. Overlooking open countryside towards the stunning Northumberland National Park, Squirrel Cottage offers well-presented and attractive accommodation in a tranquil setting. This delightful cottage enjoys a rural aspect situated on a working farm near the friendly hamlet of Sharperton, found nestled within the wild and beautiful Coquet Valley. The picture windows in the sun room enhance the views in this bright, spacious room and the cosy wood burning stove is perfect after a day exploring the countryside that surrounds Squirrel Cottage.
A charming sitting area to the front is a suntrap where you can relax and admire the views. Fly fishing for brown trout, sea trout and salmon for two rods along a private stretch of the River Coquet, can be arranged directly with the owner. Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy discovering the many bridle ways and footpaths which surround the property. The cottage is ideally located to explore the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest and Water which is located in the international Dark Sky Park. The picturesque heritage coastline is easily reached and Alnwick Castle is an easy and pretty drive for a day out. Cragside House and gardens is only 6 miles away in Rothbury. Squirrel Cottage is perfectly located to maximize the coast and country for day trips offering a tranquil base after your day exploring. Beach 23 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.
Squirrel Cottage (UK3149) can be booked with Hazelnut Cottage (UK3172), Plover Cottage (UK3045), Milburn Cottage (CC324043) and The Lodge (UK36386) to accommodate up to 24 guests.



Fishing Nearby

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Shower Cubicle


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 14 reviews


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Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating


  • Couple


out of 10

We had a great time in good weather and enjoyed walking on the Simonside Hills, at Kielder water and along the beautiful Northumberland coast. There was plenty of bird table activity but we were disappointed not to see a red squirrel. The cottage was excellent, apart from the king bed, which is viciously hard! Having seen comments on other people's reviews about this, we took a spare duvet with us to put under the sheet, but in the end we had to add the duvets from the two single beds as well. A mattress enhancer would be a worthwhile investment in our opinion.

25 Sep 2022


  • Otley


out of 10

What a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. If you want to get away from it all then this is the best place to do it. The cottage has everything you can think of and more the only (tiny) downside was the bed in the master bedroom as it was very hard but we got used to it. We loved our week there and will definitely book again.

5 Sep 2022


  • Burnley

  • Family


out of 10

We had a lovely week at Squirrel Cottage. It is a bit off the beaten track but that suited us; the views are stunning and it's lovely and peaceful. We had garden visits from red squirrels and many small birds as well as a woodpecker. The main bedroom is spacious and nice, though the bed is pretty hard. The twin room is also nice and ideal for my kids, though adults might struggle with headroom. The sunroom was my favorite room and I really enjoyed sitting in there, watching the wildlife come and go. The kitchen is small and a bit cramped if you are thinking of spending much time in there but that's not my idea of a holiday! It's about a 10-15 minute drive to the town of Rothbury which has quite a few shops and services. The people are friendly and helpful; a garage there replaced a punctured car tyre for us. Squirrel Cottage was ideal for our holiday, a comfortable and beautiful base in-between our days out in Northumberland. It wasn't spotlessly clean, nor did it need to be, I'm glad the owners are allowing guests to stay there. It is a countryside location on a farm estate so you have to be prepared to share the cottage with a few spiders and bugs! Cragside is nearby and well worth a visit. Alnwick isn't too far away either for visiting the castle or the amazing gardens there. Thanks for a brilliant holiday :)

11 Aug 2022

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