Woodpecker Cottage – sleeps 5

Woodpecker Cottage is a stunning transformation from a traditional farm workers cottage into a luxurious 3 bedroom holiday cottage. Woodpecker Cottage has been designed to give you the holiday that you deserve which features an open, spacious living area to enjoy. There are three bedrooms which are furnished with beautiful original pine  furniture . Woodpecker Cottage offers the perfect setting for families, couples and groups of friends to stay and can be booked with the adjacent Skylark cottage with which it shares a suntrap courtyard setting.

Laverock Law is a haven for peace , tranquillity and wildlife. You can begin your day looking out onto the nearby Kyloe hills, bathed in morning light whilst listening to a stunning chorus of birdsong.  The cottage provides the ideal base for exploration and adventure, with a variety of walks from the doorstep. Its location means it is perfectly positioned for the stunning Northumberland coastline, castles and countryside. As evening draws in, enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring wood burning stove; a starlit walk along the country lanes or take advantage of the opportunity to toast marshmallows round a campfire in the paddock, or sit on our tree platform and watch the sun go down.

Woodpecker cottage is a place where you will create memories:

  • Watch and listen to the wildlife and beautiful birdsong either from the cottage window, your own cottage garden or whilst sitting among the trees on our unique tree platform.
  • Enjoy the open living space we have created with its woodburning stove and comfy sofas along with a well equipped kitchen and dining area that overlooks the suntrap courtyard at the front.
  • Indulge yourself relaxing in your roll top bath before stepping out onto a warm underfloor heated bathroom.
  • Recharge your batteries whilst sleeping in beautiful bedrooms with organic bedding and luxurious down duvets
  • Explore the amazing landscapes and attractions of North Northumberland including nearby Holy Island, Bamburgh, fantastic beaches and the rolling hills and valleys of the cheviots.
  • The best in hospitality, homemade cakes with our own eggs, local food treats and a personal welcome for all our guests, we are also on site to ensure your holiday is the best.


Living Room – space to relax, games to play, books to browse

The living room is a lovely, light room in which to relax and escape. See some of our amazing local birdlife visiting the feeders,  including great spotted woodpecker, tree sparrows and of course our comical hens through the garden window. Curl up on the cosy sofas in front of the roaring, wood burning stove and get lost in your favourite book, watch a DVD or play one of our selection of family games.

Kitchen/Dining Room – space to socialise, make delicious food and enjoy sharing meals together

Sit down together around the table overlooking the South facing courtyard. Taste some of the fantastic food that the area has to offer ( we will give you a few local treats upon arrival in our goodie basket). The kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard including a dishwasher and full laundry facilities, we are both great cooks ourselves and have tried to provide all that you will need.


Woodpecker Cottage  has three bedrooms and can sleep up to five people. All the rooms have cosy beds with organic percale cotton sheets and a warm down duvet – all the ingredients you need for a special night’s sleep.

Master bedroom – The master double bedroom has a handmade bed created from beautiful warm elm wood. It  has a large traditional sash window which creates a light spacious room rewarded with open views across our small paddock and woodland.

Single bedroom – A handcrafted continental pine bed.

Double Bedroom-

All the bedrooms have beautiful wooden flooring, original doors and pine furniture to create a welcoming atmosphere. A cot is available for the little ones in the family.

Keeping Clean

Woodpecker Cottage has a large bathroom with underfloor heating. Enjoy the luxury of a roll top bath, or the space of a walk in shower cubicle. Oodles of hot water are supplied by our biomass boiler and towels are provided. There is also a separate utility room with an additional toilet and hand basin, as well We pride ourselves on ensuring the cottage is clean and we use eco cleaning products throughout.


The cottage has its own  garden with a seating area, you are also welcome to have a campfire in the paddock. For children there is the opportunity to make dens in the woods, pretend to be knights in the castle on the tree platform and collect their own eggs from our free range hens. We also offer felt making and bread making courses for children and adults as an extra to your holiday experience.

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by William on Woodpecker Cottage
4th visit: It is legend and better than ever!!!

At the cottages, there are lots of things to do including playing out with the children from the other cottages in the surrounding peaceful countryside. Nearby there are lots of different places to go and see. My favourite thing to do is bodyboarding at Coldingham Bay which is only a short drive away from the cottages.

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    2018 prices per week November – 23rd March
    (excluding Christmas and new year) -£325 (£295 for two people)
    Christmas & New Year weeks – £595

    April, May, Sept & Oct
    (up to and including oct half term) – £425-£450

    June (inc w/c 25th May) -£475

    July & August – £595

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    or call us on 01289 388867.

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  • Guest Comments

    Our first guests in May 2012 said it was the "Best Cottage in our forty years of holidaying."

    Our latest guests enjoyed:

    "Another wonderful week at Laverock Law."

    "We've truly had a fantastic stay in your beautiful cottage and envious surroundings."

    "Lovely cottage, lovely weather, lovely scenery = perfect."

    " Loved the viewing platform, saw some amazing sunsets and a red squirrel."

    "A superb cosy cottage, delicious treats and wonderful surroundings to explore."

    "Another lovely peaceful week at Laverock Law."

    "Lovely to be here again in Laverock Law enjoying a relaxing a break in the Northumberland countryside."

    "Simply the best cottage we have stayed in."

    "Warmth, generosity and considerate hospitality go along way to enable a relaxing and rewarding holiday."

    "Skylark is a most comfortable and cosy cottage with everything one could need."

    "Terrific relaxing retreat to return to everyday."

    "So happy to have found this cosy, peaceful Jewel in Northumbria. The welcome pack was wonderful, the cottage beautifully decorated, the location stunning. A great draw to spending a holiday here is your commitment to green living and sustainability. "

    "Wonderful walks! Wonderful cakes! Wonderful Cottage! Wonderful Week! "

    "With a fantastic home cooked breakfast from Harvest on our last day topped it off."

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