Welcome to our website.  This Victorian country town hotel is perfectly located on the edge of the Northumberland National Park in the scenic and tranquil town of Rothbury.

The Coquetvale Hotel, only 5 minutes from Cragside, is perfect for a relaxing break in the beautiful countryside, a special occasion, or as an ideal base for walking, cycling or outdoor pursuits.

The hotel is family owned since August 2016, and is undergoing gradual improvement to bring the hotel back to it’s former glory days.  We do hope you choose to stay with us and enjoy your visit.  We look forward to welcoming you to Rothbury.

The Coquetvale Hotel has a long history, originally built by William, 1st Baron Armstrong in the 1870s as a railway hotel to service guests visiting his beloved Cragside.  Whilst he was highly innovative in his time, inventing the hydraulic lift in 1846, the first was installed at Tyneside docks for loading cargo, the hotel was built in an age when lifts did not generally exist in hotels, so please be aware that this lovely hotel may be tricky for those unable to manage stairs easily.  However, you will find lots of hydraulic applications at Cragside which are well worth visiting.