Surrounded by the beautifully rugged hills of the Upper Coquet Valley in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, this really is a place to escape the crowds and get away from it all.
In the heart of Northumberland National Park
Sitting 1400 feet above sea level this promises a true off-grid experience, ideal for those with a love of the great outdoors or simply a star gazing treat under the spectacular skies of this designated dark sky park.
Three bedroom Dipper Cottage is a flexible space for families or friends. It has a cosy sitting room where the warming glow of the wood burner will leave you lingering by the fireside on cooler days, along with a dining space for six, and a sleek white kitchen with high quality granite work surfaces.
The cottage has three well appointed bedrooms, one with a superb mahogany four-poster bed for a little luxury, together with a large wet room, and a separate family bathroom.
The garden to the rear is enclosed for children and dogs while a shared front terrace enjoys sensational views, leading into never ending walking and cycling routes, sure to keep all active adventurers happy!
Sitting room with two three-seater sofas, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player/stereo radio, a small selection of books and games. Dining space with seating for six. Wood burning stove.
Kitchen equipped with single gas oven, gas hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, counter top freezer, microwave, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher since the off-grid power supply is unable to support both a dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom one with fixed four-poster 5’ king size bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe.
Bedroom two with fixed 5’ king size bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, door to garden.
Bedroom three with 3’ twin beds, chest of drawers, hanging rail.
Wet room with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a private enclosed garden to the rear of the property with outside furniture. An Outback barbecue will be available in the spring and summer months. The garden terrace to the front of the cottage is shared with adjoining Chaffinch Cottage.
There is private parking to the front and side of the cottage.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a cost of £10 per dog per stay. They must be clean before access into the property and are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms.
High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Satellite Wi-Fi is available. Please note that due to the remote location of Kidlandlee, download speed is limited to approx 1Mb which is unsuitable for streaming or downloading large files. Mobile reception is patchy depending on the network, with Vodafone offering the best connection. There is a landline at the nearby owner property for emergency use.
HEATING & ELECTRICITY
LPG gas central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room. Initial supply of logs provided, with extra supplies available at cost price on-site.
Please note that Kidlandee is not on the national grid and is dependent on wind and solar power, with a generator for back-up. This means that the number of electrical appliances in the property is more limited to the key essentials and a dishwasher cannot be supported.
The cottage adjoins Chaffinch Cottage which sits in the same ownership and is also available for use as holiday let. The rear garden area offers guest privacy, however the front terrace is an open shared space. The owners live in a nearby property and while they are on hand to help guests with any aspect of their stay, they are completely respectful of their privacy.
ACCESS - IMPORTANT
While the cottage is situated in a fabulous secluded position, it is important to note that this is accessed by a three mile long Forestry Commission track used by logging lorries which comprises loose gravel and cattle grids. This is steep in places and care should be taken, especially during the winter months, as adverse weather and heavy goods vehicles can leave the track rutted and pot-holed. Please drive slowly paying particular attention to the road surface. Sports cars and low suspension vehicles should be avoided. Four-wheel drive vehicles may be required in winter conditions. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside Chaffinch Cottage, sleeping 4. The cottages are located next to each other.