Rothley Lakehouse

Morpeth, Northumberland
The exterior of Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The exterior of Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The entrance hallway at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The drawing room at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The drawing room at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The snug at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The snug at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The breakfast room at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The kitchen at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The dining room at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The conservatory at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The first king size bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The first king size bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The second king size bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The second king size bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The double bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The double bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The twin bedroom which can be a super-king at request, at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The first single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The first single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The second single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The first bathroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The second bathroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The kitchen at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland
The kitchen at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland
The sitting and dining area at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland
The sitting and dining area at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland
The double bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland
The single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland
The single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland
The bathroom at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland
The outdoor seating at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
The outdoor seating at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland
Rothley Lake, Northumberland
Rothley Lake, Northumberland
Rothley Lake, Northumberland
Rothley Lake, Northumberland
The exterior of Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The exterior of Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The entrance hallway at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The drawing room at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The drawing room at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The snug at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The snug at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The breakfast room at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The kitchen at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The dining room at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The conservatory at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The first king size bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The first king size bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The second king size bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The second king size bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The double bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The double bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The twin bedroom which can be a super-king at request, at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The first single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The first single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The second single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The first bathroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The second bathroom at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The kitchen at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland The kitchen at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland The sitting and dining area at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland The sitting and dining area at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland The double bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland The single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland The single bedroom at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland The bathroom at Rothley Lakehouse garden cottage, Northumberland The outdoor seating at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland The outdoor seating at Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland Rothley Lake, Northumberland Rothley Lake, Northumberland Rothley Lake, Northumberland Rothley Lake, Northumberland

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 13
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 4
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 020038

About Rothley Lakehouse

A 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. Plus, it has its own separate self-contained cottage which offers some extra privacy.

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 10 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 self-contained cottage. It has its own entrance, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms, sleeping up to three 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.

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.   

 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Large reception hall, snug, drawing room and dining room offering formal dining for 14 people. Conservatory which opens on to the patio with outdoor seating for 14 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's kitchen.  Off the utility room, there is an additional shower room with WC.

    Garden Cottage has a living and dining room (which seats 3), kitchen and bathroom with shower over bath. It also has its own entrance porch.

  • First floor

    There are 6 bedrooms within Rothley Lakehouse, described as follows:

    Lake View Bedrooms:

    Three bedrooms: 1 king size with four poster; 1 king size; 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 single.

    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.

    There are 2 bedrooms within Garden Cottage with Garden Views, described as follows:

    Two bedrooms: 1 single and 1 double.

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 and the garden cottage sitting 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.

 

Places nearby

Map

Map Loading...
  • Selected icon Rothley Lakehouse
  • Cottage icon Cottage
  • Bunkhouse icon Bunkhouse
  • Bothy icon Bothy
  • Campsite icon Campsite
  • Hotel icon Hotel
  • National Trust Place icon National Trust place to visit
  • Multiple places icon Multiple places

Share this property

About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day