Rothley LakehouseMorpeth, Northumberland
- Guests 16
- Bedrooms 9
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 4
- Acorn rating 5 What's this?
- Reference 020038
About Rothley LakehouseA luxury lakefront cottage that’s steeped in history and surrounded by stunning views.
Impress your family and friends when you stay in this remarkable and spacious lakeside cottage. Rothley Lakehouse is ideal for special occasions, celebrations and family gatherings.
Once you’ve soaked up the tranquil lake views, step inside to find a large reception hall which leads to a sitting room, drawing room and dining room. From there you can reach the conservatory and the garden. Downstairs there’s also the main kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, shower room. Upstairs you’ll find six bedrooms, sleeping up to 11 people, all with views of either Rothley Lake or the garden. There are also two bathrooms with roll top baths and separate shower cubicles.
For the remaining guests, there’s an opportunity for some peace and quiet in the adjoining Garden Cottage annexe. It has its own entrance, bathroom, two bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom downstairs, sleeping up to five people.
Outside there’s a large, enclosed garden with views of Rothley Lake and ample seating for everyone – perfect for al fresco dining. The surrounding area is full of wildlife, so you’ll have no shortage of things to spot including deer, owls and pheasants.
There’s a large, enclosed area for exercising dogs at the end of path across the garden. Dogs can run free and explore, but please do supervise them as there’s livestock in the surrounding area. Please also clean up after them.
There’s a dog shower by the back door which leads into the utility room. It’s next to the outdoor tap, handy for cleaning paws, boots and bikes.
Rothley Lake was inspired by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, who was born in Northumberland and one of Britain’s most famous landscape designers. The house on Rothley Lake was built to be a shooting lodge by the Trevelyan family who had inherited Wallington. Sir Charles Trevelyan donated Wallington Estate to the National Trust to ensure that families could enjoy it for generations to come.
There are many National Trust places nearby to explore, such as Wallington, Hadrian’s Wall, Cragside and Seaton Delaval Hall. Other places of interest to visit include Northumberland National Park, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, and Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. There are also many walking and cycling routes around Northumberland's countryside and coast, including the cycle route from Wallington to Blyth or the 4.2km River Walk at Wallington.
When you’ve had your fill of countryside, head to Rothbury village, approximately 13 miles away, for a range of shops including antique and niche gift shops, with many galleries, tea rooms and pubs. You can also go on many riverside walks, where you may come across some historical landmarks. For another place rich in historical landmarks, walks and quaint shops, the bustling town of Morpeth is your next stop – a traditional market town with stylish highstreets just over 12 miles away. Ponteland is 15 miles away and is a great destination for cafes, bars and restaurants.
Newcastle International Airport, which is on the city’s Metro line, is just 17 miles from Wallington, from which a 20 minute taxi ride will get you to the Lakehouse, allowing travel by air and rail.
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- Unrivalled locations
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
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Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Large reception hall, snug, drawing room and dining room offering formal dining for 16 people. Conservatory which opens on to the patio with outdoor seating for 16 people.
Downstairs WC, main kitchen (with casual dining for 4 people), pantry, breakfast room (with casual dining for 8 people) and utility room which leads through to Garden Cottage. Off the utility room, there is an additional shower room with WC.
There are 6 bedrooms within Rothley Lakehouse, described as follows:
Lake View Bedrooms: Three bedrooms; 1 king size with four poster, 1 king size and 1 twin which can be converted to superking upon request.
Partial lake view bedrooms: Two bedrooms: 1 single and 1 double.
Garden View Bedroom: 1 twin.
There are two bathrooms with roll top baths and freestanding showers. One of the bathrooms has a WC, there is also a separate WC on this floor.
Garden Cottage annexe
Has three bedrooms, one ground floor kingsize bedroom with views to the front, 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom on the first floor, both with garden views and a bathroom with shower over bath. It also has its own entrance porch.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Heating: The house is heated with oil central heating. There is an open fire in the drawing room. There is a wood burning stove in the snug and formal dining room. These will all be laid for you when you arrive. Please note there are no additional logs available to buy on site so you will need to come equipped with your own logs. Logs can be purchased at local stores in Scots Gap (3 miles) or at Rothbury (8 miles).
Parking: There is parking for 6 cars.
Garden: There is a large, mostly laid with lawn, enclosed garden, with seating for 14 people. The garden leads down to the lakefront which has natural vegetation and reeds, a breeding ground for wildlife. Due to the nature of the lake we ask guests not to enter the water.
Lake: The lakeside has no fencing, so children and dogs need to be supervised at all times.
Induction Hob: Please note there is an induction hob at this cottage. Guests with pacemakers are advised to check with their doctor to ensure there will be no interference with their pacemaker. Guests with pacemakers are also advised to keep a distance of at least 60cm (2ft) from the hob when cooking.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.