The Area

The Area

The idyllic seaside village of Bamburgh, previously capital of the kingdom of Northumbria, is set in one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions the country has to offer, with a spectacular castle standing 150 ft above the sea.

Northumberland has some of the most unspoilt landscapes in Britain with miles and miles of empty sandy beaches. Countless castles scatter the countryside, alongside some great country houses and gardens from its rich and often turbulent history being on the border between England and Scotland.

Take a look at a few of the things you can do when you have a holiday in one of our cottages.

Beaches

Bamburgh

Sandy beaches, a few rocks, large sand dunes and beautiful views of Bamburgh Castle and towards the Farne Islands. A area of true outstanding natural beauty.

Embleton

A gloriously wide sandy beach that seems to stretch for miles. The majestic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle provide the dramatic backdrop.

Sugar Sands

One of Northumberland’s secret beaches, Sugar Sands is a series of hidden coves and bays, excellent fro rock pool adventures.

Historic Houses

Alnwick Castle & Gardens

One of the largest inhabited castles in England. Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 700 years

Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum

Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum, the ancestral seat of the Earls Grey since 1319. Discover the history of the 2nd Earl, after whom the famous tea is named, wander through the beautiful gardenscreated by the 5th Earl Grey and his family or for the more energetic explore the arboretum a united nations of shrubs and trees covering over 65 acres. Take a rest from exploring in the Earl Grey Tea House for a bite to eat and a cup of Earl Grey Tea.

Cragside & Wallington Hall 

The two stunning National Trust properties are close by enter the world of Lord Armstrong - Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius at Cragside and explore Wallington’s grounds and house, home of the Trevelyans.

The Great Outdoors

The  Farne  Islands

Lying two to three miles off the Northumberland coast, these islands are part of the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles.

Day Walks in the Cheviot Hills

The Cheviots provide some of the best upland stretches for walking. The upland scenery of the Cheviot massif is second to none

Keilder Dark Skies Observatory

Deep in the heart of Northumberland you can experience a night sky which is out of this world!

Days Out

Barter Books Alnwick

'The British Library of secondhand bookshops'. located in Alnwick's magnificent old Victorian railway station.

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Durham

Home to the iconic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside and dramatic coastline are dotted with cultural treasures.

Edinburgh

The inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting.

Eating Out

The Ship, Low Newton

The Ship looks out to sea across the beautiful sandy beach of Newton Haven. A growing reputation for serving good simple food.

The Lord Crewe, Bamburgh

Northumbrian hotel and restaurant situated in the historic castle village of Bamburgh.

The Jolly Fishermen, Craster

Combining stunning sea views with delicious home cooking and beautifully kept ales.

Historic Interest

Dunstanburgh Castle 

Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland. Earl Thomas of Lancaster began the fortress in 1313.

Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world by fast-moving tides, both an island and a picturesque village, Holy Island carries a wealth of history within its tidal walls.

Hadrian's Wall

Experience Roman life and epic history across 73 miles of stunning locations.

Theatre & Cinema

Alnwick Playhouse

A wonderful and vibrant arts centre, the Playhouse is firmly established as one of the leading small venues in the North of England.

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

One of the finest and most historic theatres in the UK. 365,000 people a year can't be wrong!

The Maltings, Berwick

The premier performing and media arts venue for north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.