Experience tranquility in the heart of Northumberland

Welcome to Kielder Holiday Cottages

If a holiday in the heart of beautiful Northumberland appeals to you, where the landscape bristles with castles, towers, priories and the stately homes of Victorian pioneers…

…where unspoilt hills, crags, rivers and magnificent coastline provide the perfect place for so many activities, sports and other ways to relax…

…and if you wish to stay in a gorgeous cottage with outstanding views over Kielder water or amazing sunsets in peacefully tranquil surroundings of a quiet little hamlet then read on…

View of Kielder Water from Otterstone
Large lawned private garden to the front
Wood-fired hot tub with stunning Northumberland views
All our holiday cottages are dog friendly!
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Find your perfect holiday cottage

Take a tour of our three beautiful holiday cottages – Otterstone, Thrumble, and Farthing – all located in the heart of Northumberland, and each one with its own unique character and features.

Otterstone Cottage video

“Otterstone cottage is delightful, as soon as we walked in we loved it, the views at Kielder Dam are stunning.”

Mary, May 2021

Visitor reviews

    positive review  We stayed in otterstone over Christmas and we totally loved it ! Really dog friendly , gorgeous views and so peaceful ! The cottage really felt like home and we will 100% be back ! Thank you Margaret xxx

    Cheryl Snowball Avatar Cheryl Snowball
    January 14, 2022

    positive review  Otterstone is a beautiful cottage, perfect for a peaceful getaway. We visit every year and feel so lucky to spend time here enjoying walks in the forest with our dog, watching the wildlife or simply enjoying the views over the dam with a morning cuppa. The owners are really friendly and accommodating, every time we visit there is something new to see. Looking forward to our next stay.

    Angela Bennett Avatar Angela Bennett
    January 14, 2022

    positive review  otterstone cottage is delightful ,as soon as we walked it we loved it ,the views at kielder dam are stunning ,even on the rainy days .we walked for miles each day .the cottage gas everything you need .the summerhouse is lovely and sitting on the decking wonderful .I highly recommend this cottage for a wonderful peaceful holiday .

    Mary Hagland Avatar Mary Hagland
    May 31, 2021

    Just left Otterstone Cottage after a fab family weekend. I cannot recomend this cottage enough. The space the amenities and the spectacular view. Even tho I have caused Margaret and Dave extra work by breaking the loo and the letter rack I know we will be back. Looking forward to trying the other cottages asap xxxxxxx

    Michelle Cook Avatar Michelle Cook
    May 28, 2018

    positive review  We had a great family holiday with our 4 dogs and 2 kids at Farthing Cottage - having an enclosed front and back garden was great and the location is fantastic for getting out and about to places like Kielder Forest and visiting some great English Heritage sites - Belsay Castle was our favourite! The cottage has a lovely warm feeling to it and we needed for nothing the week we were there. There's a big Tesco in Hexham and the local Co-Op (in Bellingham) has all the other stuff you'd need - we'll be back! Thanks to Margaret for allowing our extra dog when we were let down at short notice too - that really helped us and saved some stress!

    Paul MacEwan Avatar Paul MacEwan
    July 30, 2017

    Just returned after a week in farthing cottage, wow!!! It was totally fab cottage felt so homely that we didn't want to leave enclosed garden was ideal for my two puppydogs and they met the cows in the field behind. *****+ ++ be going there again for deffinate

    Judith Shaw Avatar Judith Shaw
    May 7, 2017

    Just returned from a lovely weeks stay at Farthing Cottage. The cottage is beautiful and on walking through it's door you can feel the history seeping out of it's walls. It really is a quirky magical place. My boys remarked that it was a bit like stepping back in time and you really do pick up from that from the decor and furnishings. Whilst none of us could get signal on our mobile phones (not a problem for me, but my two teenagers might disagree)the addition of wifi in the cottage certainly made it easier to plan our trips out. The cottage came very well equipped with everything that we needed, microwave/dishwasher,washer,fridge freezer and all utensils. and the beds were super comfy after our days out walking. There are two book cases filled with books and plenty of board games too. There is plenty to do without having to drive too far from the cottage, we visited several English heritage sites that are in the area and there are beautiful riverside walks just ten minutes from the cottage door. The surrounding area is beautiful and the place is just so quiet, I found myself getting up very early in the morning just to enjoy the sound of the early morning birdsong while the rest of my family slept. My boys also appreciated the opportunity to make use of the swimming pool at nearby Riverdale Hall Hotel (£15 for a weeks family pass). We weren't blessed with particularly great weather and didn't get to witness the beautiful starry dark skies that people talk about of this area, which is a pity but we wrapped up with jumpers and raincoats and it didn't spoil the beauty of the place. Farthing Cottage really is a hidden gem, I really hope I get to come back one day.

    Karen Jones Avatar Karen Jones
    August 1, 2016

    Emma and I had our Honeymoon there 18 May 2012 with our old dog Prince who sadly is no longer with us. The Cottage was exceptional and we got a gift from the Owner because of our special stay, the view is fantastic and we enjoyed our breakfast's on the patio. Weather was gorgeous with peace and quiet.

    Jim Ludbrook Avatar Jim Ludbrook
    September 6, 2015

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