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.
Northumberland has so much to offer, from its glorious heritage coastline to the huge number of attractions including Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Garden (the home of Harry Potter). Recently voted as the best holiday destination in the UK, Northumberland is fast becoming one of the most popular places for a holiday and Riverside Cottage is right in the middle.
We absolutely love it here and we'd love to show you why! Visit our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and find out more about the largest protected International Dark Sky Park in Europe! Beautiful open landscapes and huge skies await you.
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!
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