Holiday Cottages in Northumberland
Almost knocking on the door of Scotland, Northumberland is England’s northernmost county and is firmly establishing itself as something of a holiday hotspot. Book one of our Northumberland Cottages and you’ll find yourself in a region where the countryside is wild and rugged and the coastline is studded with beautiful, sandy beaches. An historic county, Northumberland is littered with remnants of its impressive past, such as the imposing fortresses at Bamburgh, Walton on Tweed and Alnwick, and the world-famous Lindisfarne Monastery, which you’ll find on the aptly-named Holy Island.
However, there’s much more to Northumberland than history. Wildlife buffs who use one of our Northumberland Cottages as a holiday HQ will find they have good access to the Farne Islands, which is teeming with puffins. There are also some good beaches there, so if all that twitching leaves you drained, you can relax by the sea.
Is Northumberland best for Families or Couples
When it comes to romantic breaks, Northumberland has a gigantic ace up its sleeve - the lack of light pollution gives an unparalleled view of the stars on clear nights, and parts of the county are designated as ‘Dark Sky Reserves’. Sitting outside one of our holiday cottages in Northumberland, with a cheeky glass of your favourite tipple and staring at the stars ticks all the right boxes. However, for couples who like to get out and about, there are some stunning little villages to visit, such as Alnmouth, Beadnell and Low-Newton-By-the-Sea. There’s also Hadrian’s Wall which, while it might not offer Disney-style hearts and flowers, is pretty impressive, and a memorable place for a proposal!
Families who’ve booked one of our holiday cottages in Northumberland will find they’ve got easy access to loads of local attractions. Warkworth Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle and Banna are ruined and crumbly enough to inspire little minds and get a bit of education in under the radar. If your kids need to burn off a bit of excess energy, there are some good, modern things to see and do, such as paying a visit to the Go Ape Centre in Matfen or a cycle along some of the many cycle paths. Alternatively, a visit to The Deep, a world-famous aquarium, makes for an easy way to spend a day out.