Holiday Cottages Northumberland
Northumberland's long coast is a marvel. A true paradise for holiday makers. Endless sweeps of sandy beaches - usually fairly empty - are punctuated by mighty castles and romantic ruins.
And there's so much to do! Explore Berwick-upon-Tweed or the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Photograph the castle ruins at Dunstanburgh or Warkworth. Try Lindisfarne Mead, fresh oysters or Craster kippers. Take a boat from Seahouses out to the Farne Islands. Fish, sail, paddle, walk the beach. But most of all... relax!
Below is a small selection of holiday cottages Northumberland has to offer. And as I find others I add them here.
|Stable Cottage||Craster||Sleeps 4|
Craster is famous for its Kippers, still caught and smoked in the village. I wouldn't consider them for breakfast, but they make a great lunch or even a light supper.
But you can just as easily find a truly amazing afternoon tea in Craster and sights to gladden anyone's heart. Just check out this page to give yourself an idea what you could be waking up to.
This pretty, comfortable cottage was once the stable block of the Georgian Dunstan Hall. It's only half a mile from Craster in the tiny, peaceful village of Dunstan, and just in the right position to explore Northumberland's endless, empty beaches.
Take a stroll to Embleton Bay, play golf, taste the kippers or explore Alnwick Castle and garden, Bamburgh, Holy Island, Farne Islands, Warkworth and the Cheviot Hills.
There ... enough to do for at least a week!
The cottage has two bedrooms; one double with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room/W.C., one twin-bedded. Bathroom/W.C. But what does it for me are the outstanding views over the fields to Dunstanburgh Castle and the sea.
|Crag End||Seahouses||Sleeps 4|
Seahouses is a busy port and one of the best places in England for Fish & Chips - in my opinion, at least.
Watch the fishermen or take a trip to the Farne Islands and its population of seals and seabirds.
Go sailing, explore the area on horseback or wander the beach at Beadnell Bay.
Five minutes in the car will take you to the mighty Northumbrian fortress of Bamburgh Castle, once the seat of the Kings of Northumbria. Just a few miles further is England's cradle of Christianity, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, with ruined abbey, bird sanctuary and fairy tale castle.
Crag End cottages are only a few hundred yards from the shops, restaurants and other amenities of Seahouses.
Converted and refurbished to extremely high standards throughout, the properties here are grouped around a central courtyard.
And the piece de resistance? A fine indoor heated swimming-pool and sauna!
Who says that the weather can spoil a seaside holiday? Not here. The pool is available all the year round, and even has a south-facing glass sun lounge to one side to take advantage of the amazing Northumbrian light!
As England holiday cottages go, this one is hard to beat!
Seahouses makes a great place from which to explore Northumberland's wonderful coastline. It offers many activities right on the doorstep and if you'd like to explore a little further, why not try out our Northumberland Castle Tour.
There's no better way to explore England's secret kingdom than to stay in one of the many comfortables holiday cottages Northumberland has to offer. Experience the remoteness of this wonderful place and the warmth of its people. Visit Northumberland's coast and have a great holiday!
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