The Bothy at Burnfoot

A very cosy, unique self-catering holiday cottage for couples

The Bothy at Burnfoot

Full Description

The Bothy is one of eight luxury holiday cottages in Northumberland, created in 2009 from the careful conversion of a very grandly designed 19th century stone farm steading built by Lord Armstrong as a showcase for his world famous Cragside Estate, now owned by the National Trust.

In a breathtaking setting, with beautiful walks direct from the door, Burnfoot is the perfect place in which to escape the pressures of modern life.

The opulent interiors are finished in Farrow & Ball colours, with solid oak doors and furniture, leather sofas, wood burning stoves, flat-screen TVs, and shelves of good books.  Every master bed has an extra-thick luxury mattress to help you enjoy the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. Not that you’ll need much help relaxing in the silent, star-studded serenity of the scientifically-proven most tranquil county in England!

There is an award-winning Inn just a five minute stroll away, and as well as your own private tennis court there is renowned fishing, golf and horse riding all within easy access.

All bed linen, towels, heating, electricity and logs are included in the rent.  Pets are welcome.

Accommodation in The Bothy

  • Entry is directly into a compact combined kitchen and living area with original exposed beams and two small windows directly overlooking the otters’ play area in the Wreigh Burn. The kitchen area has oak units, an integrated stainless steel oven, hob, chimney hood, microwave and refrigerator.
  • Immediately alongside the kitchen area is the living area, which comprises one two-seater sofa, a small sideboard with books and binoculars, and a flat-screen television with Freeview and DVD player.
  • Through a door immediately to the left of the kitchen area is a comfortably equipped shower room with wc and basin.
  • A door off the living area provides access to a very small bedroom with a double bed.
  • Please note the accommodation in The Bothy is extremely small. It is like staying in a very cosy, but very well appointed, bird hide. However, if space is not your priority, and you enjoy watching otters close up, this is the cottage for you. One advantage is that in winter The Bothy takes seconds to warm up when you come back from a long walk!

Telephone Number

0191 2811900

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Burnfoot Holiday Cottages

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Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge


Within a short walk

Secure Cycle Storage



Within a 10 minute drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Historical Connection

Burnfoot was built in 1860 by the Victorian inventor industrialist Lord Armstrong to showcase his pioneering hydroelectric applications. It ws one of the first farms in the world to be powered by a water turbine.

Unusual Building

The Bothy is a converted duck house.