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Drovers Rest
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Drovers Rest

Peace and tranquillity are assured at Drovers Rest, a pet-friendly holiday cottage which offers two bedrooms of authentic country charm and modern amenities near Otterburn, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park.

The remote cottage sits in a spacious garden and treats guests to modern amenities, carefully selected furnishings and a garden with sweeping views of the Northumberland region.

The single-storey property houses one double bedroom and one twin room, as well as a modern bathroom with bath and shower over. The open plan living area is spacious and includes the well-equipped kitchen, the dining area and the sitting area, as well as scenic views in every direction.

Central heating and an electric fire keep the cottage warm and cosy and the delightful, lawned garden area and patio make the perfect space for alfresco dining, relaxation, star gazing or admiration of the surrounding countryside.

Pets are welcome at £10 per dog per week and guests are provide with laundry facilities, amenities for young children, off-road parking and lockable bike storage. The sitting room contains a TV with Freeview, DVD player and radio/cassette/CD. Guests are advised that the pond is unfenced, so dogs must be kept on a lead and children must be supervised.

Within easy reach of Drovers Rest are excellent opportunities for cycling, walking, golf and fishing as well as attractions such as Kielder Forest, Hadrian’s Wall and National Trust homes.




A great holiday

This well equipped cottage provided the ideal location for our peaceful getaway. Lots of attractions both nearby and within reasonable driving distance. Otterburn village is just down the road which has pubs and shops. The owners were very friendly and helpful too.

Wayne & Jenny

The best holiday near Otterburn

This cottage was very nice and had brilliant views.The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Plenty of places to visit, A brilliant Holiday. Worth a visit.

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Brilliant Holiday

The owners of the cottage were extremely friendly and helpful. The cottages was very clean and practical and it proved to be good base to both tour the area and to go on long walks. I would not hesitate to recommend the accommodation. Dislike the midges until we found a suitable spray

A FlipKey verified reviewer

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing break

Very well appointed. Lovely area to visit. Would return here for another visit

A FlipKey verified reviewer


Very pleasant & clean cottage. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, make sure you take directions as there is no wifi so had to stop at the mill shop in Otterburn! Even through Otterburn is remote, nearest supermarket is 23 miles away in Hexham there is lots to do and see in Northumberland especially if you are National Trust members. We had a very good holiday and would recommend staying in Otterburn again.

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Starry Nights

Had a great 3 nights at Drover's Rest. Ideally located in the Dark Sky area of Northumberland and close to Kielder Forest for star gazing and going to visits to Kielder Forest and Castle.

Cottage was warm and cozy with all the necessary equipment required for a weekend away. Owners live in the house next door and are friendly and helpful.

Would recommend this cottage. Lovely location and still close to all the things you may want to visit, pubs, castles, lakes, countryside.

Lynne and Allan


I would love to go again and I intend to go again in the autumn.

The cottage was lovely, clean and well appointed. there were flowers and a packet of biscuits waiting for us on our arrival.

The heating system was excellent. The hosts were very friendly and left you to do your own thing but were very approachable for help and advice. Although the fridge in the cottage has a small freezer the hosts were very willing to share their large freezer with you.

The surrounding area was the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Less than 20 miles to the seaside and many places of interest easily accessible.

The local pub (1 Mile approx. away) does excellent food and drink.
The local village shop (3 mile approx. away) is well stocked and offers a dining area offering cooked food etc. There is an Otterburn Mill outlet selling clothing and gifts is in the village also offering snack food.

We loved the peace and tranquillity of the area and the friendliness of the residents and would recommend a visit.

stephen w

An excellent country cottage!

Drovers Rest was a lovely place to spend our week in the country. The cottage was spacious, well equipped and set in beautiful surroundings, close to many places of interest. The owners were lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them. We do aim to holiday there again in the future!

Dianne L

peaceful spaceus cottage in a loverly area

the cottage is very comfortable and well equipped ,and is well placed for easy access
to Jedburgh, keilder,hexham and Newcastle .
fantastic scenery all around, this is our second visit to drovers rest and we will be returning again in the future .
the owners Ann & john are close by and very friendly and on hand if you need anything a great place to stay .


Excellent cottage

Lovely cottage in the perfect location, the view from the kitchen door is wonderful. John and Ann were very friendly. Perfect place to explore from, very comfortable to come home to. Can't wait to go back, it was our first visit to Northumberland and definitely won't be our last.

Jayne P


We stayed a week at this amazing cottage it was so welcoming and all the rooms were fully equipped the scenery was amazing too the owners John and Ann were so friendly and made us really welcome. Plenty of places to visit and loads of information in the cottage . Will definitely be going back there .


Wonderful property

We have just returned from our week at Drivers rest. The property is warm, comfortable and we'll equipped. The photographs do not do the location justice the views are stunning. Ann and John are very friendly and leave you to enjoy the holiday. There is a lot to see and do around the area. We had never been to Northumbria before but will definitely return to Drivers rest. We didn't want to leave.

Muriel B

Very relaxing and quiet location.

Mr Booth

Cottage excellent and as described in brochure. Relaxing and quiet location with gorgeous views. Warm and friendly welcome and advice on nearby walks/National Trust attractions.
We will be back!

Mr Rawson

Ideal location which makes visiting the surrounding area easy. Friendly owners next door which is really useful for information and help.

Mr Rush

The attention to cleanliness and equipment was brilliant!

Mr Anderson

We did enjoy both the property and the area. We would very much like to return to this property again. Thank you.

Mrs Rees

The cottage was beautiful and in a fantastic location. We were given fresh eggs by the owners and they were extremely friendly. An ideal holiday with the wonderful surroundings of Kielder Forest.

Miss Kerr

Great holiday. Lots of places for young and old, not far to travel for all ages.
Cottage is beautiful in good area.

Mrs Bullerwell-Scott

Once there we found the cottage was delightful. It was quiet and peaceful. We would like to go back now!

Mr Slatter

Good area, the owners made us welcome then left us to get on with our holiday. The accommodation was very clean and in great condition.

Mr Pickles

The location of the property was superb for our purposes i.e. touring and site seeing. The local walks were ideal with some lovely views and we saw plenty of wildlife including deers and birds of prey.

Mr Tong

The cottage was really pleasant.
It is a lovely unspoilt area, lots to see and do. Nice for relaxing.

Ms Bennett

The cottage was well maintained, in a peaceful location and convenient for many attractions.

Ms Hasler

Excellent in every way.

Mrs Baker

A very clean and well equipped cottage in lovely surroundings.

Mr & Mrs Morris

The location was great for what we wanted, ie. in the middle of nowhere. This might not suit everyone though. Otterburn was a very pleasant village, only about three or four miles away, and the scenery from the cottage was wonderful. The couple who owned it lived adjacent and were very pleasant, friendly and helpful.

Mr Halford

The cottage was well situated for exploring the Northumberland National Park and Hadrians Wall in the south of the region. It was also easy to drive into Scotland, and to the Northumberland coast. The scenery was wonderful and there were so many places to visit. The cottage was easy to access off the A68 but was surrounded by the serenity of the high moors.

Mr Davies

The cottage is perfect for families and people with good dogs and good well behaved children! Exactly as said on the web. Fantastic setting.

Mr Bethell

The location of the cottage, was peacefully set in complete privacy. It was within easy reach of quite a few tourist attractions and restaurants. We will definitely go back to the same cottage again.

Mr Hovland

The splendid views surrounding the property gave a feeling of being miles from anywhere and anybody. However, there were numerous interesting places to visit within very easy distance and good food available at the pub 1 mile up the road.

Mr Mason

The cottage was comfortable and in a lovely position. Nice pub a mile up the road. Ideal for avid walkers and cyclists.

Mrs Rogers

We liked the home comforts that Drovers Rest provided for us. Upon our arrival the owners even provided a vase full of lovely daffodils which was very welcoming. After long days out it was a pleasure to return to the cottage each evening. The facilities were excellent and it was ideally situated being central to most places of interest. Northumbria is a wilderness of beauty - we thoroughly enjoyed this holiday.

Ms Clayton

We (me, my husband and our dog Cody) had a really good week's break walking in this beautiful area.
The location of the cottage provided a excellent base from which to explore the area, from Kielder to the Cheviotts and Hadrians Wall to the Coast, all within a reasonable driving distance through lovely countryside. The cottage itself was of a high standard, clean and comfortable, with excellent views in a peaceful setting and a pleasant garden to relax in. It had everything we needed (and more). The owners were very welcoming and whilst they are nearby should you need anything they also gave us our privacy. The shop in Otterburn was well stocked with all the essentials and local produce needed for the stay. We would definitely consider staying here again.

Mrs Knowles

Excellent Cottage, extremely friendly hosts, ideal for exploring Northumberland.

Mr Darby

Wonderful place - cosy, quiet and away from the hustle and bustle - definitely return if this way.

Mrs Karolchyk

The location of the cottage was lovely and the views breath-taking. The property itself was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The owners were very friendly and helpful. This cottage is perfectly located for exploring the area. There is much to see and do, and information about available sites, walks and history were readily available and current within the cottage.

Mr Reynolds

Drovers Rest was in a good location for exploring the area. The house had plenty of room for four people and was well equipped. The property and garden was well maintained and the area was nice and quiet, with the nearest shops only being a short drive away. We would recommended the Drovers Rest to anyone as good value accommodation.

Mr Barmby

The cottage and surrounding is restful, and a home away from home. I have no problem in recommending Drover's Rest to anyone, we will be going back!

Mrs Downie

Lovely cottage with extra welcoming touches and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Particularly liked the diary which visitors filled in and which gave us ideas on where to visit and good places to eat. We had a quiet and relaxing holiday and some great meals at the local pub.

Mr Ridden

Rural location, larger than it looked on the website. Property spotlessly clean and warm, bedrooms comfortable, garden large, great leaflets providing info on local attractions and the owner was friendly and very helpful. Great location for touring area, 14 miles from Kielder Forest and reservoir. Wonderful towns, very quaint with friendly local shops. Great historic locations within easy driving access.

Miss Cawkwell

We really enjoyed staying at The Drovers Rest, the owners were very welcoming.

Mrs Myers

There was lots to see and do in the area. We felt that the property should have a higher grade than three stars, definitely worth four!

Mrs Rothery

The very good condition of the property and the warm welcome given by the owners. It had a nice lay-out and was very comfortable. Situated in lovely countryside with good food pub and shop close by.

Mr Woolnough

The cottage was well equipped and the scenery & views breathtaking.

Mrs Gevaux

Couldn't fault this spotlessly clean cottage, it was spacious and comfortable throughout. Nestled in the countryside surrounded by rabbits and sheep.

Mrs Haw

The cottage was in a great location, quiet, very comfortable & spacious and had everything we needed. The location was very handy for the wedding we came up for. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we were able to visit a number of National Trust properties in the area.

Mr Nuttie

A lovely bungalow with wonderful hosts and a beautiful garden. We would definitely return.

Mrs Priestley

Drovers Rest was in a quiet location with the friendly owners property nearby. We appreciated being left to our own devices and found the property well placed to explore the area.

Mr King

Very friendly owners, anything we could have needed was supplied. cleanliness faultless, lovely holiday altogether

Mrs Gentle

Loved everything about it, will hopefully be going again.

Miss Gray

Had a lovely stay at this cosy cottage in January. Enjoyed walks and meals in the local pub.

Mrs O'Callaghan

Excellent location and accommodation. Had very friendly owners, would highly recommend to friends and family.

Mr Cousins

The hosts were very friendly and would have done anything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. They left us alone to our own devices but were there for advice and help if necessary. The area it is in is outstandingly beautiful in our opinion.

Mr Waller

The views from the garden are stunning and the peace and quiet is delightful.

Mrs Mason

Drovers Rest was clean, well kept and comfortable. The property owners was helpful and friendly.

Miss Hall

A lovely well equipped cottage, situated in stunning countryside. The owners who live nearby were really friendly and helpful, but not in any way intrusive.

Mr Plant

Had a fantastic 4 night stay, Drovers Rest is a lovely clean and well decorated cottage. We will be back in March 2017.

Mr Maddocks