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.
Only 5 minutes from Cragside, we are perfect for a relaxing break, a special occasion, or as an ideal base for walking, cycling or outdoor pursuits. We are very proud to source as much as we possibly can from local suppliers, and we make every effort to support and work within our community.
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.