Gardens & Grounds

Rothley Lodge is a magnificent country period home set within 6 acres of parkland with mature woods, duck flight pond and lawned gardens with picturesque woodland paths leading down to the properties own river where quiet walks or fishing can be enjoyed.

Every season is a wonderful experience to cherish at Rothley Lodge, whilst sharing this peaceful haven with only the wildlife that frequently visit the grounds, roe deer, red squirrels, badgers and a fantastic selection of bird life for the budding bird watchers.

In Spring/Summer, you can picnic on the many lawn areas available or relax on the timber decking and enjoy alfresco dining with the use of our gas fired BBQ whilst lounging in comfort on the garden lounge furniture.

On a clear night at Rothley Lodge, the skies are black and clear due to our location on the edge of the Northumberland Dark Sky Park. Kielder Observatory is a 50-minute drive if you wish to book onto an event.

Free of charge trout fishing is available at Rothley Lodge during the fishing season 15th March - 6th October. 

Wildlife & Bird Watching 

At Rothley Lodge, we have an abundance of garden wildlife and birds to be seen for the keen watchers. We are very careful to protect the wild and natural landscape within the grounds to maintain the habitat for wildlife.

We still have Red Squirrels within the grounds, although working with the national trust at Wallington Hall to keep down the spreading Grey Squirrels in the area. Roe Deer are frequent within the grounds or you may simply see them passing along the river banks to quieter locations, early morning or at dusk.

If you are prepared to sit patiently and quietly down by the river, you may see the otter or the blue glistening flash of the Kingfisher flying along the Burn.

Butterflies such as Orange Tips or Meadow Browns can be seen and an abundance of Dragonflies and Damselflies.

The Birds that frequent our grounds are listed below:

Frequent Birds      
Blackbird Dunnock Kingfisher Song Thrush
Blackcap Goldcrest Long-tailed Tit Sparrowhawk
Blue Tit Goldfinch Marsh Tit Tawny Owl
Bullfinch Great Spotted Woodpecker Mistle Thrush Tree Sparrow
Buzzard Great Tit Nuthatch Treecreeper
Chaffinch Greenfinch Pied Wagtail Willow Tit
Coal Tit Grey Wagtail Robin Woodpigeon
Collared Dove House Sparrow Redpoll Wren
Dipper Jay Siskin Yellow Wagtail
Other Seen Visiting      
Green Woodpecker      
Cuckoo      

 

Tree House & Kids Play Area (CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION) 

We are currently constructing a Tree House and Children's play area, due to be complete for use sometime in the Summer of 2017.

The Treehouse and Decking may be used by both Children and Adults as a play den or a summer house raised up at a height of approximately 8ft overlooking the South facing gardens. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

There is an unfenced pond and river in the grounds, with some significant drops in certain areas of the grounds of the property, so care needs to be taken with young children. However, the property is typical countryside yet still very much an adventure playground for children but care and supervision is necessary.

(The owner of the property will be available daily for assistance if required. 1 acre of land is retained by the owners where the barns, stables, log stores, and plant & equipment are located. This portion of land is quite some distance from the main house to ensure holiday guests have their own private grounds without disturbance. Any ground maintenance or grass cutting around the main house will be kept to a minimum or at an agreed time when holiday guests are away for the day)

 

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Guest Comments

"Great family home for a holiday" We were celebrating birthdays and home coming, all of our children and grandchildren had a fantastic holiday, we had some sunny days and we had some wet days, but we ...

Aug 29, 2015