Bottle Cottage is located in the small Northumbrian village of Harbottle, just nine miles from the bustling market town of Rothbury. Harbottle Village, nestled amongst the Cheviot Hills within the Northumberland National Park, is a perfect spot for walkers and ramblers.
Rothbury, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Craster, Seahouses (with boats to the Farne Islands), Holy Island (Lindisfarne), Morpeth, Hadrian’s Wall, Warkworth and Wooler as well as the Scottish Borders are all easily accessible from Bottle Cottage.
A popular local landmark is the Drake Stone, which is easily spotted from the Village in the surrounding hills. The massive sandstone boulder, believed in the past to have supernatural powers, is the remnants of a glacier from the ice age. A gentle stroll to the Drake Stone rewards walkers with spectacular views of the village and surrounding area.
Another popular walk is Windy Gyle in the Cheviot Hills on the border with Scotland. This challenging but gratifying walk takes you just north of the border to the summit at 619m (2,031ft).