Ivy Cottage, Redpath, Haltwhistle NE49 OLG

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A peaceful getaway deep in the heart of Northumberland

The Bothy at Ivy Cottage, is a beautiful, centuries-old stone Shepherd’s Hut, situated in the hamlet of Red Path just a short drive to the popular town of Haltwhistle, with its busy train station and local buses connecting the town, and the area, to Newcastle and Carlisle. The Bothy is surrounded by dramatic countryside, woodlands and magnificent views as far as the eye can see, and sandwiched between The Kielder Forest, Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines AONB.

It’s also the ideal place from which to visit almost 2000 years of Roman history on Hadrian’s Wall, less than 3-miles away, and close by to the Roman Forts of Vindolanda, Chesters, & Housesteads. The historic towns of Hexham and Corbridge are a short drive away, and further afield you can enjoy Morpeth, Rothbury, Alnwick, and along the East Coast to Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island.

There is an abundance of pubs, quaint tea shops and restaurants serving great local produce to Michelin starred food within easy driving distance.


We are thrilled to have been awarded a 9.8 rating from Booking.Com. Thank you to all our guests over the past few years who left such wonderful comments about their visit to The Bothy and who took the time to rate their stay online.

We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience of this unique property, and we look forward to welcoming you, and hopefully many new guests back to The Bothy in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you to our ‘escape to the country’ and to making sure you enjoy your visit so much that you’ll want to return!

Best wishes
Fearga & Graham Wright

Covid -19

The safety and wellbeing of our guests remains the highest priority for us and we continue to follow Government guidelines and have stepped up our enhanced Covid cleaning procedures to ensure we offer you a safe environment so you can continue to book with confidence and enjoy your stay.

Please do get in touch if you have any enquires or would like further information about any of our procedures – info@thebothyativycottage.com


Words from our guests

  • What a wonderful base for exploring beautiful Haltwhistle, walking Hadrian’s Wall and discovering the local heritage sites close by. The Bothy at Ivy Cottage was a warm, comfortable haven which we looked forward to returning to each evening. The attention to detail and provisions were first class, breakfast was a treat and the friendliness and kindness of Fearga and Graham in both the booking and pre-holiday enquiries and during our stay made our holiday both relaxing and memorable. We’d return in a shot!” The Boltons, Church Fenton, North Yorkshire.

    The Bolton Family, North Yorkshire -
  • Thank you for such a wonderful stay, you have been fantastic hosts and so helpful in catering to my dietary needs. Will definitely be back in the future.

    Nicola, South Yorkshire -
  • Perfect, exciting, relaxing, fabulous, exquisite, courteous, terrific – thank you so much, you are the perfect hosts. This little gem is somewhere we will definitely visit again. The breakfast was also fabulous.

    Julie & Darren, Houghton le Spring -
  • Thank you so much for a lovely, peaceful stay. Beautiful view, fantastic breakfast, even a hot water bottle! You’ve thought of everything. We will definitely be back. Thanks again.

    Lauren & Maurice, Shrewsbury -
  • Thanks Fearga & Graham for making our 3 days at the Bothy such a delight. Every day starts with a breakfast fit for a king and ends with a restful sleep in a comfortable bed. You have made ‘The Bothy’ a place of style and comfort in a countryside rich in natural beauty and steeped in history.

    Lesley & Colin, Oxfordshire -
  • What a beautiful place, in a wonderful location, superb breakfast, quality of the highest order, and fantastic hosts. Thank you

    Paul & Ann, Newcastle -
  • I watched you on ‘Escape to the Country’ when I was looking after my dad who was very ill and I promised myself that I would come here when there was a better time. So, here I am! It has been everything I had hoped for and more. The breakfast has been amazing and the surrounding countryside was beautiful. My dad would have loved it too! Thank you for the chocolates & wine – an unexpected but welcome addition!

    Astrid & Peter, Birmingham -
  • Heaveny! Everything is perfect. Thank you for your nice welcome.

    Bernard & Ronnie, Houston Texas -
  • Thank you very much Fearga for your hospitality. We were only here for 1 night, but we both wished it could have been longer. You put the ‘B’ in B&B!!

    Marcel & Marieke, Holland -
  • What a wonderful place to recharge the batteries! Thank you for making us so welcome.

    Linda & Neil, Cheshire -

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