Small terraced 3 bedroom house up to 5 guests sunny back patio quiet and secure
About Kerry Timms
I was brought up in Oxfordshire in the UK and attended Witney Grammar School. After a few years of roaming the world I made an excellent decision and ended up in Australia. My Australian wife and I have two sons and we now live with on the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney. Despite the beautiful area in which we live we still look forward to our holidays at The Maltings Cottage in Rothbury which we take most years.
Kerry Timms purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Kerry Timms chose Rothbury
My mother moved from the south of England to The Maltings Cottage in Rothbury in the late 90s She was welcomed into this friendly community and found it very easy to settle in to the quieter pace of life here. We visited almost every year from Australia and were equally enchanted with Rothbury. The more we visit the more we find to do, and the more we enjoy the area. For us the walks are just outstanding, and even when we are in Sydney in our beach-side house we miss the moors, the forest, or just strolling along the river bank. Our cottage really is a home away from home and we will keep it for as long as possible. I love to play an afternoon round of golf at the nearby Rothbury Golf Club. After the serious business is over my wife joins me in the 19th and we sit and soak up the magnificent views up the Coquet valley to the moors and the setting sun - magic.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our Cottage is really a second home, it is furnished to suit a family (or group) of 4 or 5. Its cosy and warm in winter and bright and sunny in summer. The rear patio is just right for breakfast or a bit of alfresco dining in summer. We normally eat in the kitchen, but can also use the drop leaf table in the lounge room for evening meals. The Maltings cul de sac is a community within a community where people care about their neighbors. The street has no through traffic and so is safe and quiet if you have kids. Friday night is a real treat as the fish and chip van parks at the end of the road to present their specialty to the locals. Yum!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Sorry, strictly no smoking allowed in our house.
We allow one dog, but please not on the furniture.
House is suitable for stair safe children.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This was probably one of the better places we have stayed at. It really was a home from home. It was very hot when we arrived and we really enjoyed sitting out in the patio area.
Many thanks for kind comments Kate. We are very glad you enjoyed our home and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future.
Most enjoyable stay neighbors very friendly Rothbury
Is a quiet and idyllic for our age group with plenty
Of places to visit
Home away from home.
Such a beautiful townhouse , so comfortable coming back to each day after exploring the area. Great pubs a stumble up the road, Friendly locals, beautiful little shops and great walks.
It’s the best equipped place we have stayed in whilst travelling around the UK. Oh ! and I nearly forgot so quiet at night a high priority for me being a very light sleeper.
Thanks for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed the house and Rothbury. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime.
Superb cottage, fantastic location
Spacious, well equipped, delightful cottage in the middle of Rothbury, 2 minutes walk from several pubs and the village shops. Dog safe garden and sleeps up to 5. Great value for money. How to return again soon
Many thanks for your kind words about our cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back.
Kerry and Trish
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So easy to access all that Rothbury has to offer (as everything is walkable), and just around the corner from the Rothbury riverside walk. House is lovely, had everything we needed for a week's stay. Liked the fact we could take our dog with us too. Good communication with the owners - recommended!
Rothbury is ideally located on the banks of the river Coquet and is situated at the edge of the harsh but beautiful Northumberland National Park. It is a traditional market town, and is still an important centre for the local shepherds and farmers. Rothbury High Street boasts a number of traditional independent shops, there is a quieter and gentler pace of life and a selection of country pubs where locals gather to exchange news and gossip.
It is a popular destination for 'local' tourists, and as a consequence Rothbury is well supplied with cafes, a range of restaurants and public houses, plus a wide variety of shops for a small town. My mother moved to The Maltings Cottage from the south of England in the late 1990s. She was welcomed into the village and we all immediately fell in love with the area. We have visited from the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney nearly every year since then.
I love the wide range of walks that are on offer and within easy reach of Rothbury. This includes up over the Simonside Hills to see the mysterious 'cup and ring' marks at Lordenshaw, or across to the north side of the valley to the carriageway that extends out of the Armstrong Estate and Cragside House. There is then the option to wander back through the extensive woodlands. There are lovely views; over moors to the distant Cheviot Mountains, down the Coquet Valley to Rothbury or Thropton. On a sunny day it is an idyllic and peaceful setting.
However this quiet and respectable front masks a fairly violent past. In the 15th and 16th centuries the Coquet Valley was a pillaging ground for bands of Border Rievers who attacked and burned Rothbury.
The dale around the town is rich in other history, some of it too old to be explained fully today including the cup and ring marks that ancient Northumbrians carved into rocky outcrops for reasons that have been lost in time.
You will find Cragside House, Gardens and Estate just two miles east of the town is an excellent day out. This historic home is marvel of Victorian ingenuity - it was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro electricity -with miles of paths running through spectacular rocky and woodland scenery. Today it is managed by the National Trust.
Thrunton Woods, Edlingham Castle and Brinkburn Priory are wildlife-rich spots that are well worth visiting with a picnic. North of Coquetdale you will find the Breamish Valley with its cold Cheviot streams and gorse-covered hill country cradling the charming villages of Powburn and Ingram.
Through the 'Shepherds Walk' organisation less experienced walkers can gain access to some of the most scenic walks in the area.
If you are a fisherman the Coquet River is popular with fly fishers seeking both trout and salmon.
Whereever you travel around Rothbury, walking or driving the countryside is just a delight and it is an experience that changes with every season. Enjoy.