Great cosy little place with all you need for a time away. Plenty to do within half hours drive. Host friendly without being intrusive. Recommended
12 days were not really long enough in the amazing Bothy in Little Bavington as it was truly home from home , our thanks to Christine and Keith for making us feel so welcome and for the lovely bottle of wine too . Christine's homely touches are every where and she has thought of everything as the Bothy is so well equipped , lots of towels , well equipped kitchen . We loved eating in the bright sunny kitchen with that wonderful view ! As I was making tea in the morning the cows were having their breakfast in the field opposite the cottage .So peaceful and away from it all , Just what us city folk needed .We didn't see that many birds on the feeders as other have done but we did see some and they were lovely to watch . The cottage is most comfortable and cosy , bed very comfortable and the whole cottage was very warm too if we were chilly and it was some mornings and evenings .It is in a perfect location for visiting many places in Northumberland . We did the coast , Hadrian's wall , Cragside ...Oh ! that was Just amazing ... Vindolanda , Housesteads , Hexham , Corbridge , Hareshaw Linn water fall , Bellingham, Morpeth and even day in Edinburgh taking the train from Morpeth .Wallington is close by too and worth a visit , we were glad we were members of the National Trust as it saved us quite a lot of money . The walk form Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle is wonderful and then take a walk down on to Embleton beach . So you can see we kept on the move and it was so wonderful to have the Bothy to return to each evening and relax and rest ... Christine and Keith were there if we needed them at any time . We were fairly lucky with the weather and it was dry during the day for most of the time but not really warm enough to sit out in the evenings . We were thrilled with our accommodation and all the places we visited , but we sadly didn't get to see it all so hope to come back again .
The Bothy is a cosy but spacious cottage, beautifully decorated, in gorgeous surroundings. There's a fine gravel patio at the rear from where you can watch the sun set over the rolling landscape, your eye drawn by the intriguing folly constructed on a nearby hill, below which sheep and cows meander through the unbelievably green fields. It is so quiet and peaceful, that I suppose I should have written a novel whilst I was there, such is the tremendous feeling of retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The kitchen is well equipped, whilst the living room sports a music-centre, big-screen television plus CDs and DVDs to use with them; not to mention a pair of binoculars and a handbook on British birds that are casually left on a cabinet should your interests lie in that direction.The owner, Keith, was charming. He lives in a cottage attached to the Bothy, and after greeting us and promising us that if we needed anything then we should call him, he left us to our own devices. We used the Bothy as a base for trips out to the Northumberland coast, Hadrian's wall, and some of the many castles that litter the landscape. It was all wonderful.
A great start to go and explore northumberland by car. Cragside was especially good, holy Island and Alnwick Castle and Gardens. After a day of sightseeing, it was good to come back to a pretty little cottage to relax and unwind.