Enjoy a holiday in one of our cottages in Northumberland. This picture perfect part of the UK promises a holiday to remember. Acclaimed for attractive rural and coastal landscapes it's unsurprising that this area has a number of designated reserves and parks. It's a popular destination for walking, off road biking, and heritage sites. See our selection of self-catering properties below...
Discover the iconic Hadrian's Wall. This popular attraction is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a remarkable example of a Roman fortification. Today you can follow the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail from one side of the country to the other. It offers over 80 miles of pathway which can be picked up in suburban or rural areas. With over 80 miles of pathway through stunning scenery and varying terrain, it's worth planning your route to take in the areas you want to see and the level of difficulty you want for your walk.
Hadrian's Wall passes south of Kielder Forest Park which joins with the Northumberland National Park, and is a great area with the A68 acting more or less as a border for the two. This area is perfect for walking and wildlife spotting. You can also enjoy this forest after dark at the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. With it's own observatory you can enjoy unique views of the night skies without the noise and disturbance caused by light pollution.
Explore the stunning Northumberland coastline. This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) offers spectacular views over the surrounding scenery. The AONB covers over 35 miles of sandy bays and beaches, rugged cliffs and crags, and charming villages and hamlets such as Seahouses.
Boat tours to the islands just off the Northumberland shoreline can be taken from Seahouses, and the Farne Islands Nature Reserve is a notable attraction, an unspoilt wildlife haven. You'll be able to spot puffins and seals alongside several other species of marine and seabird creatures.
Further north, Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, is reached over the sands and mud flats when the tides allow. This small island is renowned for its Christian heritage going back to the 6th century, and the 16th century castle has the most spectacular views.