Waterleap Cottage



(64 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Nestled in the quiet village of Ovingham in Northumberland, Waterleap Cottage is a beautiful, dog friendly holiday home. You’ll have full access to the property during your stay which includes a welcoming living and dining space, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Boasting free on site parking for two vehicles and a garden with outdoor furniture, Waterleap Cottage is perfect for family staycations, romantic retreats and getaways with friends.


Property Details

The Space
Upon entering the property, you’ll be welcomed into the light and airy living and dining area. Perfect for socialising and relaxing, this space includes two comfy sofas, a log burner, a flat screen TV and a dining table with four matching chairs. Traditional in style, it is ultra cosy and in perfect keeping with the nature of the cottage.

The kitchen features a dishwasher, oven, hob, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, kettle and cookware so you can make the most of your self-catering stay.

Take the stairs up to the first floor and you’ll find two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom boasts a comfortable king size bed, a chest of drawers and a floor length mirror. There is also a feature wall of wood cladding in sage green to create a tranquil feel.

The second bedroom has sloped ceilings and exposed beams. A double bed, dressing table and vintage style cabinet complete the space.

Clean and modern, the bathroom has a bathtub with an overhead shower, WC and basin.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Waterleap Cottage is located in the village of Ovingham in the south of Northumberland. This quaint village has a playing field, a corner shop, a local pub called the White Swan and a rum bar called Shenanigans.

Just one mile from Ovingham is the town of Prudhoe where there is plenty for you to discover. Explore Prudhoe Castle which was originally built in a series of Norman Castles along the Tyne after the 1066 conquest. Enjoy a fun-filled day at Prudhoe Waterworld which has a 25m pool, a slide, a splash pool, a wave pool and a huge inflatable. If you enjoy a spot of golf, Prudhoe Golf Club is a 5-minute drive from Waterleap Cottage.

Ovingham is also 2.5 miles from the pretty village of Wylam. With a rich heritage in railway, it is the birthplace of George Stephenson so it’s a great place to see where one of Britain’s railway pioneers was born. If you’re interested in trains, we’d recommend a visit to Wylam Railway Museum where you can learn about the village’s history. There are plenty of scenic places to walk and cycle in Wylam too. You can head along Wylam Waggonway or Hagg Bank Bridge.

Getting Around
Ovingham has great bus routes to the nearby towns and villages. Hop on the X84 route which travels from Newcastle Eldon Square to St Andrew’s with stops in Wylam and Hexham. If you want to visit Prudhoe, the 686 bus will take you there.

The closest train station is located in Prudhoe which is a short 5-minute walk from the property. There are regular trains to Carlisle with stops in Sunderland, Newcastle, Metro Centre and Hexham.

  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Free parking on premises
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Bathtub
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Patio or balcony
  • Private entrance
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Essentials

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is free on site parking for two vehicles.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(64 Reviews)






Very close to work and pub food was lovely too.<br/>Nothing



We had the most beautiful stay, the cottage was even more beautiful in reality. The don’t show how warm, cosy and welcoming the place is! <br/>Everything is a walk away, shop across the road, warm welcoming pub just a bit further up the road. That serves great food and atmosphere. <br/>Your outlook from the garden is a beautiful church and in-front of the property is a walk across the bridge to a nature reserve which has a lovely river walk, cafe and toilets. <br/>We will definitely stay again and recommend you stay here too.



Great place, lovely location and a really cosy atmosphere.will definitely stay again






Very good



a beautiful cottage with lovely surroundings and fabulous walks.<br/>we stayed here to catch up with our daughter who lives fairly close and we found this little cottage perfect for our needs.



Was an ideal spot for us as we had a family funeral at the church and a get together at the White Swan. We had driven up from Norwich and another family member came from Spain. Plenty of room for us to sit with a glass of wine and remember all the things that happened with our dearly departed Mother who lived in the village. It felt very familiar and homely. Thank you



Held off leaving feedback as I wanted to give them a fair chance to deal with my complaint. Now having chased after waiting 2 weeks, I am leaving feedback I hoped I wouldn’t have to.<br/>The cottage was terribly grubby. 2 kitchen cupboards scattered with mouse droppings which I find unacceptable. Dirty kitchen utensils put back on shelves, grubby oven & drawers, old cobwebs and dust in every radiator & fan. A pot outside the door full of old cigarette butts. We had our 2 young children with us and I felt uncomfortable with the lack of hygiene in the cottage. I wouldn’t be happy with this at home and I certainly feel when I am paying to stay somewhere let out by a professional company, I expect much higher standards to be met. <br/>I will say the company were very responsive and provided helpful info in a downloadable PDF. It was hard to locate using the directions provided so a sign at the end of the (very narrow!) drive would have been helpful.



Bathroom had mould around the bath and the cottage could do with freshening up.



It suited our needs, accommodation for attending a wedding.<br/>It was difficult to find the entrance to car parking as we arrived in the dark, more detailed instructions would have been helpful.<br/>An inside doormat would have made it easier to keep the floor clean too.



Great location, very well decorated and comfortable beds!<br/>My only disappointment was that we really needed a washing machine!



Nice compact cottage in a pretty location obtaining everything we needed for a few nights. However it wasn’t very clean! Hair on the walls in the shower, dirty bathroom, stained cushion covers and thick dust under the beds and on the faux plants. Instructions on how to get there/get in very vague and the person we spoke to from the letting company wasn’t very helpful.



Lovely cottage with a sense of history. <br/>Nice location near a pub and local railway station.<br/>A good playground for children just across the bridge.<br/>Good that there was a supply of coffee available.<br/>Would stay there again as it was close to family.



Gorgeous location next to the bridge. All the crockery and cutlery etc you would have at home, lovely cottage!<br/>There were few maintenance issues. Mouldy shower sealant, wonky toilet seat.



A home from home in beautiful surroundings with stylish decor. Everything you need situated in an idyllic village.

David C.


Overall nice, comfortable and excellent location. Garden needs attention and some kitchen utensils require replacement. However despite this we would visit again if needed to be in the area again.



lovely and just what we wanted



Needs maintenance. Garden and patio overgrown with weeds so didn’t feel as relaxed sitting out . We had to clean down the garden furniture to be able to sit on it as had months of dust and cobwebs on it. Mould in bathroom and in some kitchen cupboards. It is actually quite dark and cold in cottage. We could only watch Netflix as kicked out trying others and froze quite afew times. Getting parked behind cottage in the parking space is very tight, not much room to get into the back especially for big cars and really overgrown weeds in part of spaces. It’s the first time that I’ve stayed in a cottage in the uk and it will be the last time. In my opinion definitely not worth the price of over £600 for 4 nights






Ideal location to explore the North East<br/>Parking a little tight, Roadworks directly outside the entrance did n't help matters



The cottage was smaller than it looks on the pictures but was good for 3 nights.



Lovely little house in lovely village. Will definitely book again.



Very clean, cosy and plenty hot water for 4 adults. Problem with dishwasher but immediate action was taken to resolve.<br/>No dishwashing liquid and only 2 dishwater tablets provided for 3 night stay.



A beautiful property in a great location. Very difficult to locate in the dark but the host (agency) was helpful and patient in helping me gain access. Country village with good pub and lots of walks for the dog!



A lovely cottage in a great place to access country side or city. Hopefully will be back.






Unfortunately the place was cold & dirty on arrival, the hosts were extremely apologetic and offered to arrange a cleaner but for ease & comfort we chose to clean ourselves. <br/>The place is a little tired decor but very quiet, cosy and comfortable - the log burner, sofas and bed are perfect after a long day



Had trouble with lack of hot water. Issue exacerbated after a 3 hr walk






we really enjoyed our stay as I said b4 close to our family and lots of amenities close by.<br/>lovely cosy cottage and a beautiful village



Lovely cottage and ideally placed for Hadrians Wall and all the other lovely places in Northumberland.<br/>Would definitely recommend and hopefully go back soon.



A nice place to stay in the town of Ovingham. Great location, you can easily walk to Prudhoe train station, very nice walking park right nearby too. The place is very quiet and comfortable.



Lovely cosy cottage, ample sized rooms, great location, very quiet. Dog friendly garden and dog walks from the door. Pub close by serves great food but not dog friendly.<br/>Would stay again



Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable. Nice location for walks and exploring. Enjoyed our stay!



Lovely little well appointed cottage nestled in a cute small village, situated near a pub that serves great food and had a take away menu and well stocked corner shop both very close.



Pretty cottage in a mostly quiet location, well equipped, private and comfortable<br/>At the front was a small village green type area, secluded and used one evening by local teenagers shouting screaming and drinking until late, leaving litter behind them.



Loved our stay at Waterleap cottage Ovingham is a lovely little village with Prudhoe nearby if wanting the train / some shops great base for exploring Northumberland



Very comfortable dog friendly cottage with lots of local walks. Would highly recommend.<br/>There is no washing machine.



Postcard English cottage<br/>Good location



Good village location, within easy walking distance of local shop and good pub. Easy access to the A69 for exploring Northumberland. Very comfortable beds.<br/>The 2 keys needed to get into the property were not in the lock box. Took a tiring 30 minutes of phone calls to finally get in. <br/>It would have been nice if the cottage garden had been better kept.



Beautiful decoration - lots of walks straight from the doorstep



This has to be the best holiday house we've ever stayed in! Quintessentially English. Set in a small friendly village right beside the River Tyne. The Goose Fair Cross is right outside the front of the house and the local church with Saxon tower is just over the wall. This house has EVERYTHING you need for a holiday house. Pretty front garden, quiet, cosy but spacious living room with stove (which we didn't need with the lovely weather we had), exceptionally well appointed kitchen, luxurious bedrooms with the most comfy, large bed and harmonious furnishings and pictures etc. Plenty of parking at the back (just square up for the quite narrow opening), back yard with outside furniture and outside lights. This was ideal for us to meet up safely outside with family who live locally in a more Covid safe way. Everyone in the village is really friendly and there is an amazing walk in native woodland nearby. We didn't have time to try the White Swan next door but did enjoy using the blue tooth speakers to play music on and the English Cottage vibe. A gem of a holiday house.



Location was lovely, easy to find. Bridge was narrow, but our car got through okay. Cottage was nicely decorated, had nice beds and very clean. Keys easy to find and access the cottage. The app was great and answered all our questions. Very nice coffee machine.<br/>No washing up liquid. Took our rubbish home with us as the recycling and waste bins were confusing. No glass allowed in recycling. The blinds in the second bedroom are difficult to lower and raise up. Too many emails from booking.com leading up to the stay. Had to go through them all to find the key code to the door lock.



It's a lovely cottage with comfortable bed and sofas. <br/>Finding the parking space / back door is tricky (tight turn off the main road down a small drive) but worth it. We would definitely consider going again.



Excellent base for exploring the local area.<br/>Cosy and homely<br/>kitchen needed some small maintenance.



Very good



Lovely cottage in a nice village. Fairly hard to find, but once there the check in process was very easy. Good base for exploring Northumberland!



Had a wonderful 3 night stay at the cottage, which is well equipped and cosy. Great base for seeing around the area and it was wonderful to have a walk by the riverside with our dog, which is accessible from the front door from steps leading down to the river. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again and would highly recommend eating at Winships in nearby Ovington. The food and staff were amazing.



A lovely comfortable house in a pretty location. Good for walking. Our dogs loved the woods. The house has everything you require for a weekend away. The beds were really comfortable. The mattress the same one that I have at home, Otty! Would recommend and hope to return again.



A cute cottage in lovely riverside setting. Walks nearby, great pub too for Sunday lunch, train station at bottom of the road. We arrived in the dark and although we found it OK please be aware that you have to drive through a very narrow lane off road to park car. The security lighting at cottage was turned off so we couldn't see a thing when trying to open lockbox and then the front door, it was also freezing inside as the heating was turned away down & took a while for the place to heat up. We would have expected it to at least be warm for guests arriving. The shower could also do with an upgrade as bathroom somewhat lets the cottage down, not the most luxurious and there are some signs of dampness in the back bedroom. However we did enjoy our stay and the things mentioned are easily fixed so we would still recommend a stay here!



Lovely cosy stone cottage tucked away in a central<br/>spot overlooking the banks of the Tyne. Plenty of good walks available and railway station walkable across nearby pedestrian bridge. <br/>There’s a reasonably equipped kitchen although no<br/>grille on the cooker for our stay. And no washing machine would not be ideal for longer stays. Living room has a great ambiance - well<br/>appointed bedrooms very close to each other across a tiny landing with one small bathroom adjacent with shower over bath. <br/>No downstairs loo. <br/>Set backs aside,<br/> it’s a cottage that has charm, it’s been tastefully restored and furnished. <br/>Tip: make sure you request detailed directions as it’s hard to find - especially in the dark.



Great little cottage for a country get away for the New Year.



Cosy cottage in lovely part of Northumberland



We had a wonderful stay here. The house is very charming and well equipped. We loved the cozy wood stove, and it was decorated very nicely for Christmas. The location is great with easy access to walks. Good communication from the host and the house was perfectly clean and ready for us. We had a cozy, wonderful visit and would book this place again.



nice & cosy



Lovely little cottage in Ovingham, very clean, cosy and an enjoyable stay.



Great little place, exactly as described. Very pretty village and super handy for the train station to Newcastle, too.



Charming warm cottage in a good location. Nice lounge. Food at the Swan is awesome!<br/>Could do with a bit of an uplift. Bed mattress not to our liking. Lacking kitchen cupboards. Access onto the properties driveway with our van was a bit scary!



Good location and lovely spacious house, exactly what we wanted. Everything we needed and nice touch having board games.<br/>The property could have done with a bit more cleaning in the kitchen such as utensils and inside drawers/cupboards. There was also a slight damp/musty smell downstairs



Lovely place with everything you need



We had a fantastic stay! The cottage was clean and tidy, the garden was secure for our two dogs and it was in a lovely area. The kitchen was spacious for cooking and the cottage was equipped with a smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and WiFi. We would definitely stay again ?



Lovely cosy and comfortable cottage 30 seconds walk from river path, pub and village shop. Would definitely recommend and be happy to stay again.



Had such a lovely time at Waterleap Cottage. It’s a pretty cottage with a garden and a courtyard. It has a lovely fireplace and really comfy beds and pillows! The place was immaculate when we arrived, the cutlery and crockery in the kitchen looked brand new. Really well kitted out. Beautiful location on a lovely stretch of the River Tyne with stunning scenery and beautiful walks both ways. Near to the train station with easy access to Newcastle. Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder Forest and Waterpark the beaches and Alnwick Castle all within easy reach. Great pub with lovely food and friendly staff just up the road, local shop and a large co-op in the village. There’s also a great pool in the village with a wave pool and a waterslide and a lovely park 2 mins walk away. Had a great stay, thank you - fully recommend!! Great communication with the agent, very helpful information.

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