"Well maintained standards of cleanliness throughout the property... fresh and sparkly clean bathroom... Very good standards in the bedrooms" 
Inspector's report 2017

surrounded by stunning scenery
in the heart of the beautiful
Northumberland National Park

A view of the hills immediately opposite Ryecroft Cottage

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A comfortable, fully equipped,
traditional stone cottage
often visited by rare red squirrels
with FREE wifi

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One of our resident red squirrels photographed on the bird table

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the WILDLIFE that some of our visitors have seen

Walk straight from the cottage door to 
tumbling streams,
a woodland waterfall,
a heather moor where birds of prey soar and curlews call,
5,000 year old hill-forts,
a 16th century fortified farmhouse,
a medieval well,
or a remote hill-top lake.
Then come back to a roaring log fire 
and gaze out at the wonderful wildlife
that visits the window-side cottage bird-table.


"We won the 'jackpot' when we found Ryecroft Cottage on the internet.... 
The cottage, surrounding countryside and villages surpassed all our expectations... Hope this will be the first of many return visits."

– Brian + Helen, Bristol

Thank you for a comfortable, warm and cosy cottage. Thank you also to your caretaker for keeping it so clean...Hope to come again.”
– Cecil + Iris, Warwickshire

“The cottage was exactly what we needed. Warm and cosy with great wildlife outside the window! Rosalind and Richard are perfect hosts and seem to have thought of everything.”
– Sue + Simon, Lincolnshire

"Cottage had everything we needed.  Really enjoyed seeing all the wildlife outside the window...Would come back again and recommend your cottage to anyone." 
– Colleen + Robin, London

"Nice, comfortable house with everything you could want... Enjoyed the activity on the bird table and the nature reserve, where we caught a brief glimpse of a red squirrel." 
– John + Margaret, Kent

"Our second visit to Ryecroft and everything, as before provided!!...And this time we saw red squirrels on three separate occasions!"
– David + Angela, Nottingham

"Delightful cottage... We have particularly enjoyed watching the birds on the feeder... and on two days a red squirrel. In the back garden 
we have seen a red squirrel, stoat and rabbit."
– Chris + Jenny, Surrey

Spectacular view along the Coquetdale valley from a hilltop behind the cottage

"The cottage has been comfortable in a nice quiet setting 
and the fire has been a lovely bonus... would love to return again!"
– Barry, Sharon + Heledd , Gwynedd

"We have seen lots of wildlife – birds and animals.  We saw a red squirrel on the bird table... Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!. Thank you for a comfortable cottage."
 Stuart + Margaret, Bedford

"loved the peace and quiet. Fascinating watching the birds and voles at the feeder."
– Alan + Gill, Middlesbrough

"Our third visit to Ryecroft Cottage and a wonderful time was had."
– Alison + Mike, Berkshire

“Lovely cottage and a lovely area – what more can one ask for!!!”
– Terri + Michael, Norfolk

“Had an amazing weaken this lovely cottage, particularly enjoyed the garden wildlife... Lovely walks from the cottage and up into the local hills.”
– Barry + Brenda, Essex

“The cottage is well equipped and has everything we needed for a relaxing break... The wildlife has been a delight!”
– Julie + Gerard, Yorkshire

“We have had a really good week in this calm, quiet, comfortable 
and well equipped cottage.”
David + Nicky, Cambridge

Many people remark on the tranquility and say how well they sleep here.

Many guests return, some several times (the record so far is 12 visits!)    and recommend Ryecroft  Cottage to their friends and family.

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