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Northumberland''s distinctive and magnificent landscape offers something for everyone. From the breathtaking views of the Cheviot Hills to the often deserted golden sandy coastline; you''ll find the magic right on your doorstep.

Spanning 1,935 square miles, Northumberland is a land of big skies and even bigger scenery. A cottage holiday here offers the perfect opportunity to explore medieval abbeys and rolling countryside, Roman remains and fantastic beaches. There''s so much to see and do in this inspiring area, and a cottage holiday is the best way to do it.

Northumberland''s most well-known attraction, Hadrian''s Wall is rich in history and steeped in Roman heritage. A feast for the eyes, marvel as the 80 miles of fortified stone and archaeological wonders which offer a great insight into how the Romans lived.

Explore the ancient castles that sit along the atmospheric coastline and delve into the past at one of the many museums in the region. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne has great nature reserves and you may even spot the resident grey seals on the neighbouring Farne Islands. Northumberland is one of England''s unspoilt regions; you''ll find rare wildlife, diverse habitats and bustling seabird colonies, all virtually untouched by human hands.

There''s nothing like exploring the great outdoors, and you''ll find lots of stunning Northumberland cottages dotted throughout friendly towns and villages, all perfectly located for walking, hiking and cycling. With cosy pubs and welcoming inns along the way, Northumberland''s extensive foot and cycle paths criss-cross over green pastures and open countryside. Sailing enthusiasts can cast off from lively coastal towns and fishing villages to take in the spectacular surroundings of the area''s unspoilt and wildlife-rich coast. And if you like your watersports wet and wild, you won''t be disappointed with Northumberland. Kayaking, waterskiing, powerboating and windsurfing can all be found here.

There''s also some great fishing in the area, with popular spots such as the rivers Tweed and Tyne, both claiming to be the best Atlantic salmon rivers in Britain. But if you''d prefer a more relaxing pace of life, Northumberland is home to a wide range of speciality shops, markets and galleries. And from fish and chips to a la carte cuisine, there''s a plethora of cafes, pubs and restaurants all serving up delicious home cooked food with the local produce grown and caught in the area.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Northumberland today.

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  • Townend Cottage

    Powburn near Wooler and Alnwick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC323010
    Townend Cottage is a lovely attached bungalow located within the small development of Crawley Dene, a newly built cluster of pretty stone-built cottages situated on the southern edge of the welcoming village of Powburn.  The accommodation is immaculately presented throughout and boasts a fresh and contemporary ambience.  Patio doors leads from the open plan living space into a spacious garden; an idyllic space to relax and enjoy dining al fresco.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Dining Area: Overlooking the patio garden
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
     
     

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableEnclosed garden. Off road parking

  • Lilac Cottage

    Dunstan near Craster

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC315009
    Lilac Cottage is a quaint white-washed 18th century traditional fisherman’s cottage and sits in a small terrace adjacent to The Cottage Inn, renowned for its good food and welcoming atmosphere. Dunstan is a friendly hamlet only a mile from the picturesque fishing port of Craster, famous world-wide for its oak smoked kippers and the film location for Distant Shores.  It’s positioned mid way along this stunning 20 mile stretch of Heritage coastline and where the atmospheric ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle are within walking distance. 

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen
    Lounge area: with TV, DVD, freeview and radio
    Kitchen area: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed, Ipod docking station and radio
    Bedroom 2:  with single bed, Ipod docking station and radio
    Bathroom:  with electric shower over bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver socket

    All fuel and power included.  Bed linen and towels supplied.  Cot and highchair available. Wi-fi facility throughout.On street parking One well behaved dog welcome

  • Kiln Field Cottage

    Harlow Hill near Corbridge

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC355006
    Kiln Field Cottage is a newly renovated mid-terraced stone built cottage with a beautiful open aspect and situated close to the Roman Wall. Once part of a farm this delightful cottage now offers stylish self catering holiday accommodation.  Perched at the side of the ‘old military’ road a few miles west of Newcastle and east of Corbridge the property boasts superb long distance rural views from the lounge and both bedrooms.
    Kiln Field Cottage can be booked individually or together with adjacent Dean Field Cottage (sleeps 3) and Roman Well Cottage (sleeps 4) positioned close by to accommodate the gathering of families and friends.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen:  with integral double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher and washer / dryer

    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    2 steps down to…

    Lounge / diner:  with multi-fuel stove, TV, DVD, radio/CD/ipod docking station

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed (limited space at bottom of bed)

    Bedroom 2:  with single bed

    All oil and electricity included.  First supply of fuel for stove provided.  Bed linen and towels supplied.   Cot and highchair available. .Enclosed patio. Off road parking for 1 car.

  • Longsands

    Beadnell

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC314086
    Longsands is a semi-detached property situated in the very heart of the popular fishing village of Beadnell. Nestled within a cluster of similar style properties, Longsands benefits from a west facing fully enclosed rear garden, an ideal space for children and dogs to play, and enjoys uninterrupted rural views. Beadnell is well known as a seaside holiday destination and offers local facilities including a village shop and family friendly pubs serving good food all within walking distance of Longsands.

    Beadnell Bay can truly be described as the jewel in Northumberland’s seaside crown; idyllic for a romantic barefoot stroll in the sand, listening to the waves lap against the shoreline and inhaling the invigorating sea air... It’s also a popular destination for watersports enthusiasts, sailing, sea kayaking, wind surfing and scuba diving are all available only a gentle meander from Longsands. A small sandy bay speckled with rocky outcrops is also close by and leads to a long sandy beach that stretches two miles to the traditional fishing port of Seahouses, where boat trips to the nearby Farne Islands, famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony, depart regularly from its harbour. Seahouses offers several charming tea rooms, amusements and shops. Horseriding, fishing and golf on the links close by are also available. A further three miles up the coastline is the picturesque village of Bamburgh, which lies snuggled in the shadow of its majestic fortress and commands the power and presence of the seasoned television set it regularly becomes. Holy Island, the birthplace of Christianity and site of Lindisfarne Castle, can be seen from the unspoilt golden, sandy beach. Just a few miles inland is the bustling market town of Alnwick, with its own dramatic castle (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!). Visitors will enjoy a trip to Alnwick Garden, a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden including the Grand Cascade waterfall and restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe!

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space:
    Lounge area: With electric coal effect fire, TV with partial Sky package, DVD player and CD/radio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Open tread staircase to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and countryside views.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Belle Cottage

    Alnwick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC316017
    Belle Cottage is a three storey stone built modern town house situated within a quiet cul-de-sac yet close to the centre of the historic market town of Alnwick. As the property is up hill it affords super winter views across the town toward the castle from its rear windows and garden.
    There are many facilities close by including a leisure centre with indoor swimming, a supermarket and a wide array of shops, inns and restaurants - many within walking distance of Belle Cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:With TV, DVD, ipod docking station and DAB radio
    Dining Area:With lovely view across the garden.
    Lower Ground Floor
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine with door leading to fully enclosed garden with patio area and outdoor furniture

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and views towards the castle
    Bedroom 2:With single bed
    Shower room: With walk in shower, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels includedFully enclosed patio garden with outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars

  • Yew Tree Cottage

    near Corbridge

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC334069
    Originally built around 1699, Yew Tree Cottage is a charming Grade 2 listed period property nestled in a peaceful cul-de-sac in a picturesque hamlet known as Broomhaugh. This gorgeous ‘chocolate box’ cottage is brimming with features and simply oozes character. Newly redecorated throughout and completed to a superior standard, the interior of the property boasts a cosy, homely ambience.
    The open plan living space covers the entire ground floor. The lounge area, with its exposed beams, has an impressive gas stove that sits within the Tudor fireplace and makes a superb focal point. The bespoke kitchen is very well equipped and has unique 17th century flagstones. A small dining area completes the living space. An open tread staircase leads to the first floor where there are two bedrooms. The master has two single beds (which can be made up as a double bed) and a small step leads from the landing to the smaller second room where there is a single bed. A ‘Jack n Jill’ style shower room connects both bedrooms. There is a private small courtyard at the rear which is fully enclosed; idyllic to dine alfresco after a day exploring the stunning Tyne Valley.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living/dining/kitchen space
    Lounge area: with feature gas ‘stove effect’ fire, Freeview TV, DVD
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, larder fridge and small freezer
    Dining area: with table and chairs for three.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with two single beds (can be set up as a double bed)
    One small step from the landing up to…
    Bedroom 2: with single bed
    Shower room: with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin. ‘Jack n Jill’ style with access from both bedrooms

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Wifi internet access available.Small open garden area and fully enclosed courtyard at the rear with outdoor furniture. On street parking. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Lee Cottage

    Holy Island

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E4343

    Cut off from the mainland twice a day by the incoming tide, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne allows visitors to experience complete tranquillity and timelessness, and these Grade II listed fishermen’s cottages are ideally placed to enjoy this unique location. There is a book library in both properties with information about the history of the local area, and there are also a selection of unique postcards that each tell a story and show how the island has changed throughout the years. The cottages offer contemporary comfort yet retain their original charm and character, and are within walking distance of the harbour and long sandy beaches. Both properties are designed for couples, but they also offer an additional stowaway Z bed for one additional friend or child. The island, a fine walking and bird watching destination, is dominated by 16th century Lindisfarne Castle, standing dramatically on a rocky outcrop – the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory, the 7th century seat of Christian learning, are close by. Across the causeway, Northumberland’s many delights; Bamburgh Castle, Seahouses for boat trips to the Farne Islands’ bird and seal colonies, and Alnwick Castle and Gardens, all of which are within easy driving distance. Though each property is completely self contained, a lockable interconnecting doors allow both cottages to be booked by a single family or group (maximum sleeps 4+2). Local carry-out meals available. Shop 200 yards, pubs serving food 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Z bed available.

    Note: Haven Cottage and Lee Cottage can be interconnected to sleep 4+2.

    Both properties: Electricity, electric heaters and bed linen included. Freeview TV/DVD. CD. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with decking and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking. Please note: The hot tub (at constant 40°C) is available at additional cost for sole use for Haven Cottage (ref E4342) unless booked together with Lee Cottage (E4343).

  • Cherry Cottage

    Craster

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC311006
    This quaint 18th century traditional fisherman’s cottage sits near the end of a small terrace near to ’The Cottage Inn’; a country inn, renowned for its food and real ales. This sweet property is tastefully furnished and immaculately presented throughout offering cosy, comfortable holiday accommodation within the friendly hamlet of Dunstan. The picturesque, fishing harbour at Craster, famous for its oak smoked kippers and salmon, is only one mile away and sits mid way along this 20 mile Heritage coastline.

    Ground Floor: Cherry Cottage has electric storage heaters and open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: With LCD TV with Freeview/DVD/CD player and i pod docking station. Cosy window seat.
    Kitchen area: Well equipped kitchen area with fully integrated appliances. Electric oven and hob, slimline dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge with ice box and small freezer if required..

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, Ipod docking station and radio.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and radio.
    Bathroom: With electric shower over bath, WC,  hand basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels provided. High chair, travel cot, stairgate and bed guard for the single bed available. Landline telephone and Wi-fi availableSmall seating area at the front of the cottage with a wooden bench seat. Off road Parking. One pet welcome at no extra cost.

  • Low Alwinton Cottages - Pheasant Lodge

    Low Alwinton, nr. Rothbury

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30747

    Peaceful riverside setting

    Nestled in idyllic unspoilt countryside, along the banks of the River Coquet, Low Alwinton Cottages comprise of three 200-year old stone built cottages and three Scandinavian log cabins (refs 30744, 30745, 30746, 30747, 30748 and 30749). They are all individually styled with enclosed gardens and ample parking. Ideally located to explore the nearby towns, coast, borders and National Park. Set in the heart of Northumberland offering a great deal for the discerning holidaymaker. With breathtaking scenery set on the edge of the National Park, the cottages sit opposite Harbottle Forest where the area is home to an abundance of British Wildlife including red squirrels and otters. The area is situated in the Northumberland Dark Sky Park, the largest in Europe, and home to the darkest skies in England, a perfect destination for those keen on astronomy or star gazing. The historic town of Rothbury is only a short drive and home to a good selection of pubs, eateries and some bespoke shops. An ideal location for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts or to simply relax or explore the abundance of visitor attractions throughout what is reputedly the friendliest and most unspoilt county in England. Shop 5 miles, pub 500 yards, restaurant 3 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. 40" Freesat TV. Shared laundry facilities (in external utility). Shared freezer in external cabin. Enclosed gravelled area with decking and sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared payphone. No smoking.

  • Charlton Hall - West Lodge

    Chathill, Alnwick

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: MMV


    This beautiful country estate offers the perfect ‘home-away-from-home’ in England’s most rural county. Each pretty cottage and private garden is out of sight of any other property. Close to Northumberland’s Heritage coast, these secluded cottages have been renovated throughout to provide cosy interiors with wood-burning stoves - perfect for warm winter breaks. Farm Cottage (ref MMX) boasts its own gin-gang, a circular outbuilding once used as a mule-driven mill. Over the bridge lies Garden Cottage (ref MMW) set inside the old walled garden. These two cottages are located in a tranquil pocket of beautiful rolling countryside, under vast skies where the sun rises over beaches and sets onto the moorland of the Cheviots. Additionally, West Lodge (ref MMV) is a single-storey cottage nestling behind beautiful stone pillars at the entrance to the estate, screened by mature woodland and handily placed for touring just 100 yards from the single-carriageway A1. An ideal country retreat, just 3 miles from sparkling white sandy beaches and close to Northumberland’s magnificent castles. Charlton Hall’s ancient parkland makes for perfect scenic walks. Guests can stroll along the Shippton Burn, which runs under stone bridges, filling the trout lake before meandering to the sea. They can also explore woodland bursting with bluebells and wild flowers in spring and summer; and see nesting buzzards, roe deer, foxes, badgers, hares and weasels – all abundant here due to careful environmental management. A cross country course takes guests who wish to bring their horses through woods and fields. The nearby beaches are also excellent for riding and dog walking. Local attractions include Holy Island, the Farne Islands, historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick Castle and Garden, the Heritage coastline and castles. Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh are just 1 hour by train. Guests arriving by air met at Newcastle Airport (40 minutes by road) by arrangement. Shops 6 miles.

    Step down to warm and spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with views over paddock and garden. Spacious double bedroom with 6ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Full NSH included
    • Gardens with views over fields and pastures
    • barbecue
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel at cost
    • Full NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Oven
    • microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Shared 150-acre grounds with woodland, parkland, cross country course, ponies, lambs, hens, rare flowers
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Shared games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and table football; books and board games
    • Stabling and grazing for guests’ horses by arrangement
    • 5-a-side football pitch and picnic area
    • Country house catering by arrangement
    • NB: Substantial trout lake and burn in grounds

  • Marmic Cottage

    Rothbury

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC322011
    Tucked down a peaceful lane in the picturesque village of Rothbury, this delightful cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation and has an enclosed, private garden for relaxing in. Marmic Cottage sits in the heart of the village, just a gentle 2-minute stroll away, which has many facilities including pubs, tea rooms and shops offering a good choice for all tastes. Nestled at the foot of the Simonside and Lordenshaw Hills, Rothbury straddles the banks of the trout and salmon rich River Coquet, where a licence and permit for fishing can be obtained locally, and is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists. Rothbury is also home to Cragside House and Gardens, a popular visitor attraction for all ages. Marmic Cottage is a great base for exploring the many delights that this friendly, unspoilt country has to offer.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/ dining: With colour TV with digital box, DVD and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, combined washing machine/tumble dryer, and combined fridge/freezer
     

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, separate shower, WC and hand basin.

    All fuel and power and bed linen included. Towels provided.Enclosed garden with patio area and furniture. Welcome pack. Private parking for 2 cars.

  • The Close

    West Woodburn near Hexham

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC334074
    Situated in the seemingly timeless village of West Woodburn, this charming bungalow is spacious and comfortable, with a light and airy interior and an enclosed, rear garden with patio area. On the edge of the National Park, West Woodburn provides a village pub and post office, whilst the nearby historic village of Otterburn, with its stunning views over the North Tyne Valley, is a haven for walkers and cyclists. A little further afield lies Kielder Water and Forest Park, superb for fishing, horse riding and nature watching. Kielder Water and Forest Park, along with the adjoining Northumberland National Park, have been named as home to the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. The Dark Sky Park is the first of its kind in England, and the largest in Europe, Kielder Observatory is a key visitor attraction. The ducal castle in Alnwick is only 31 miles, where a glorious day can be spent along the Heritage coastline. The lively city of Newcastle Upon Tyne is within easy driving distance, as is the stunning countryside of the Scottish Borders. The Close is a wonderful holiday base at any time of year.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor with one step to entrance, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric coal-effect fire, 39" Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to...
    Conservatory/dining area.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair on request. Wi-Fi available at the pub 100 yards away.Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking for 2 cars.