Holiday Cottages in Northumberland
Holidaying in Northumberland
When someone says Northumberland, you do not automatically think holiday destination. However, increasingly people are waking up to the charms of this beautiful part of the UK.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England, called it “the most tranquil county in England” and it is certainly one of those unspoilt places. However, it has far more than just rolling countryside to offer.
What Northumberland Has to Offer
Depending on where you stay you can either enjoy a rural idyll 24/7 or enjoy the countryside one day and do something completely different another day. The county has over 100 miles of stunning coastline that you can enjoy walking along or sitting on the beach. You can even go surfing off Newbiggin by the Sea, Amble beach and many others. Kitesurfing is also on offer at many of the county’s surf centres. You can also go coasteering or sailing.
No visit to Northumberland would be complete without seeing Bamburgh Castle on. Situated right on the headland, the castle you see today is comparatively new being fully restored in Victorian times by Lord Armtstrong. However the history goes back to ancient times.
Take a walk around the castle and see the 14 different rooms and over 2000 artefacts displayed there. Well worth a days visit.
If water sports are not your thing there are plenty of other sports to enjoy including, hiking, horse riding, cycling and golf. All of these activities allow you to do something active and exciting, but still enjoy the beautiful countryside. They take you out beyond the town right into the heart of the countryside.
If you love wildlife, Northumberland is the place for you. The Daily Telegraph really meant it when they described the county as 'a birdwatcher's paradise'. The diversity of the landscape means that there is also a very diverse bird population. That population is constantly changing because of migration, so there is always something new to see. The diverse landscape also hosts a huge array of other wildlife to enjoy while you are out.
Accommodation in Northumberland
The county offers a warm welcome to visitors and as Tourism is a vital part of the area's economy, you know you will be well looked after. There is the full array of accommodation to choose from, but cottages in Northumberland are the most prolific and popular form of holiday accommodation. Wherever you want to stay in the county you will find beautiful cottages which come in all shapes and sizes and so regardless of the kind of cottage you are seeking you will find it.
Cottages in Northumberland
We review a couple of holiday cottages that caught our eye
The Alnmouth Boathouse
A fully restored contemporary timber clad property in the coastal town of Alnmouth with amazing views over the sea and village.
The property has been refurbished to a five star standard and awarded the silver award by coastal retreats 2015
This is the perfect couples getaway with a well thought out interior scheme. Hand painted kitchen and wooden work surfaces and a large double bedroom.
Situated in Alnmouth you are only minutes from the beach and from amenities. There are plenty of pubs, restuarants, and gift shops, meaning if you don’t want to you will never have to cook whilst enjoying your stay there
Felmoor Park The gingerbread Log Cabin
Felmoor park was opened in 2010 and is located in the heart of Northumberland with over 40 acres to enjoy.
A slightly different holiday cottage, enjoy a stay in a scandanavian log cabin. This three bedroom log cabin has been designed with pure luxury in mind and includes an outdoor hot tub.
Enjoy rustic living combined with all the home comforts, a fully fitted kitchen, flat screen tv and comfy wood burning stove