Rothley Lodge is a magnificent country period home set within 6 acres of parkland with mature woods, duck flight pond and lawned gardens with picturesque woodland paths leading down to the properties own river where quiet walks or fishing can be enjoyed.
On the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Rothley Lodge was built in Victorian times as the shooting lodge for Wallington Hall (National Trust - 4 miles away). Rothley Lodge has an abundance of character and charm, with very high standards including beautiful period furnishings to add to your country house holiday experience. Rothley Lodge offers spacious but homely and comfortable accommodation, ideal for a relaxing holiday, special celebration or family get-together with a truly unique, private and tranquil setting to enjoy the ultimate country living experience. Every season is a wonderful experience to cherish at Rothley Lodge, whilst sharing this peaceful haven with only the wildlife that frequently visit the grounds, roe deer, red squirrels, badgers and a fantastic selection of bird life for the budding bird watchers.
In Spring/Summer, you can picnic on the many lawn areas available or relax on the timber decking and enjoy alfresco dinning with the use of our gas fired BBQ whilst lounging in comfort on the garden lounge furniture or for those short autumn/winter days, get cosy by the roaring open log fire in the family living room. For the music lovers, enjoy a pleasant evening playing the properties Victorian Grand Piano, although a little out of tune, a little sing song for entertainment, will add to your memorable family gathering.
Enjoy a pleasant social evening with a glass of fine wine in the kitchen/dining area whilst preparing your evening meal on the four oven AGA range, followed by a rare dining experience in the formal dining room.
The property offers three individually decorated double rooms with king size beds, one of which has an en suite with travertine tiled shower room, basin and wc, all with glorious views over the properties parkland, gardens or the ravine leading down to the river. A beautiful cot is available in the en suite double room and a further temporary guest bed is available for one of the other double rooms if an extra guest is required. There are two further twin bedrooms, all very accessible for the family bathroom, tiled in travertine with period roll top bath, rain shower room, basin and wc.
Free of charge trout fishing is available at Rothley Lodge during the fishing season 15th March - 6th October. (two rods free with guests own tackle - additional rods on request at daily charge).
DIY livery for guest's horses on request also (details and fees to be arranged with owner).
Pets maybe allowed by prior arrangement with owner, however dogs must be kept under strict control or on lead within the grounds at all times due to our free range hens, cats and bordering sheep country. Pets must also be kept under control whilst in the property and strictly must not be allowed on furniture or in the bedrooms. Owners must bring their own pet beds and must sleep in the rear utility room or the kitchen to protect the property furnishings. Guests with pets must also vacum before departure to remove excess dog hairs etc. We charge a supplement of £6 per night for pets, to cover the extra deep clean required for follow on guests.
Summary of Facilities
• 10 Guests + 1 Temporary Bed + 1 Cot
• Welcome pack
• Cleaning Utensils
• Bed Linen
• White Egyptian Cotton Towels
• Bath Mats
• Log burner in Living Room
• Central Heating/Hot Water
• Fly Fishing On Site
• BT Vision TV
• CD Player
• i-Pod Doc
• AGA Cooking Range
• Electric Combination/Microwave Oven
• Tassimo Coffee Machine (8 complementary pods)
• Washing Machine
• Tumble Dryer
• Dish Washer
• Two Fridge/Freezers
• Separate Drinks Fridge
• Wi-Fi & Internet
• Iron & Ironing Board
• Gas BBQ & Decking Lounge Furniture
• Ample Parking
• 5 acres of grounds exclusive to holiday guests
• DIY Livery available on request (Rates and requirements to be arranged with the owner)
( The owner of the property will be available daily for assistance if required. 1 acre of land is retained by the owners where the barns, stables, log stores and plant & equipment are located. This portion of land is quite some distance from the main house to ensure holiday guests have their own private grounds without disturbance. Any ground maintenance or grass cutting around the main house will be kept to a minimum or at an agreed time when holiday guests are away for the day)
There is an unfenced pond and river in the grounds, with some significant drops in certain areas of the grounds of the property, so care needs to be taken with young children. However the property is typical countryside yet still very much an adventure playground for children but care and supervision is necessary.
The banister height is 80cm, and the gaps between the spindles are 10cm.
Strictly No Smoking.
Check In - 5 pm / Check Out - 10 am
There is an Autumn/Winter Fuel/Energy supplement between 1st October and 05th April of £175 for weekly bookings and £75 for 3 night breaks, payable online. There is a reduced Spring/Summer Fuel/Energy supplement between 6th April and 30th September of £88 for weekly bookings and £44 for 3 night breaks, payable online or on arrival.
FREE - 1 bag of logs for 3-5 night stays, 3 bags of logs for 6-7 nights, 4 bags of logs for 8-10 nights 6 bags of logs for 11-14+ nights, £5 per bag thereafter. (it is advised to inform the owner of the quantity of log bags required on arrival to enable the bags to be prepared)
PLEASE NOTE: FREE LOGS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH LATE DEALS OR DISCOUNTED HOLIDAY RENTAL RATES
A strict £250 Security/Good Housekeeping Deposit is required (payable online ), this will be returned within 7 days subject to a detailed inspection and verified that no damage has been caused, items missing from the detailed inventory or additional/professional cleaning required if the property is not left in a clean and tidy, decent/similar condition as on arrival which could result in the owners not achieving property turn around for a follow on booking.
A larger deposit will be required for wedding parties, please inquire with owner.
On a clear night at Rothley Lodge, the skies are black and clear due to our location on the edge of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park. Kielder Observatory is a 50-minute drive if you wish to book onto an event.
Free of charge trout fishing is available at Rothley Lodge during the fishing season 15th March - 6th October.
Wildlife & Bird Watching
At Rothley Lodge, we have an abundance of garden wildlife and birds to be seen for the keen watchers. We are very careful to protect the wild and natural landscape within the grounds to maintain the habitat for wildlife.
We still have Red Squirrels within the grounds, although working with the national trust at Wallington Hall to keep down the spreading Grey Squirrels in the area. Roe Deer are frequent within the grounds or you may simply see them passing along the river banks to quieter locations, early morning or at dusk.
If you are prepared to sit patiently and quietly down by the river, you may see the otter or the blue glistening flash of the Kingfisher flying along the Burn.
Butterflies such as Orange Tips or Meadow Browns can be seen and an abundance of Dragonflies and Damselflies.
The Birds that frequent our grounds are listed below:
Blackbird - Dunnock - Kingfisher - Song Thrush
Blackcap - Goldcrest - Long-tailed Ti* - Sparrowhawk
Blue Ti* - Goldfinch - Marsh Ti* - Tawny Owl
Bullfinch - Great Spotted Woodpecker - Mistle Thrush - Tree Sparrow
Buzzard - Great Ti* - Nuthatch - Treecreeper
Chaffinch - Green Finch - Pied Wagtail - Willow Ti*
Coal Ti* - Grey Wagtail - Robin - Woodpigeon
Collared Dove - House Sparrow - Redpoll - Wren
Dipper - Jay - Siskin - Yellow Wagtail
Other Seen Visiting
Tree House & Kids Play Area (CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
We are currently constructing a Tree House and Children's play area, due to be complete for use sometime in the Spring of 2018 (weather dependent).
The Treehouse and Decking may be used by both Children and Adults as a play den or a summer house raised up at a height of approximately 8ft overlooking the South facing gardens.