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Welcome to Riverside Cottage

Riverside Cottage is a period self catering holiday property overlooking the River Coquet. Built by the Duke of Northumberland around 1895, it is set in the attractive Village of West Thirston in the heart of rural Northumberland. The County of Northumberland in the North-East of England is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The pet friendly cottage has been lovingly renovated to a high standard whilst keeping all its original character. Winter three night special breaks now available to book online!

Covid-19 Update

As per the current government restrictions Riverside Cottage is closed until the 4th July. We will be re-opening our doors to guests as soon as it is safe to do so with strict and stringent cleaning policies that exceed industry standards. In the meantime future dates are still available to book with a totally flexible booking policy - should any holiday booked be affected by government travel restrictions we will re-arrange or refund in full. This way you can reserve your preferred dates in total confidence, we look forward to welcoming you soon. 

We have great reviews!

A sample of recent comments from guests who have stayed at the Cottage. We're proud to have a five star certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor for the fifth year running!

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Riverside cottage is a lovely cottage in a wonderful little village, the owners have thought of everything you will need while away and cater especially for your four legged friends, beautifully decorated and comfortable. Ideally situated for walks down by the river and The Running Fox over the bridge does amazing breakfasts and deli food to take away, Thank you also for the welcome pack that was delicous, would definitely recommend and will hopefully book again in the future. - November 2018

We have just spent a superb week with our 2 Bedlington Terriers at Riverside Cottage. In the lovely village of West Thirston on the River Coquet. The cottage was cosy, clean and we were well catered for. No need to take the kitchen sink EVERYTHING is all ready there. Very comfortable double bed, small patio area and lovely welcome pack from the artisan bakery 5 minutes away called the Running Fox. Pub The Northumberland Arms only a few doors away, dog friendly, good food and friendly staff make Riverside Cottage the perfect base to explore Northumberland . Loads of walks and information in the Welcome file at the cottage. We would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing break. - October 2018

Riverside Cottage is beautifully restored to a very high standard and we have found West Thirston to be an ideal place from which to explore the North East. We would highly recommend the two local eating places - and also The Old Boat House at Amble. We loved Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne, and venturing into Newcastle was a day well spent. There's so much to see here, and Riverside Cottage is an ideally situated base and lovely to come "home" to. Highly recommended. - November 2018

Covid-19 Update

We will be safely opening from Saturday 4th July with a totally flexible booking policy - if your booking is affected by any ongoing or newly imposed government travel restrictions we promise to move your stay or offer a full refund.

In order to maintain the highest level of safety for my guests I have undergone a thorough Risk Assessment, the AA Covid Confident Scheme, the Visit Britain Covid Resilience Scheme and the AirBnB Committed to Clean Scheme. Cleaning products and medical grade disinfectants have been sourced and strictest cleaning protocols are now in place. This all means you can book any of my properties with the highest level of confidence for your break.