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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in Northumberland your home away from home

Northumberland is a wonderfully remote region of England, located in the far north of the country, sharing a border with Scotland. Holiday cottages in Northumberland offer the perfect escape from the hustle and noise of many parts of Britain, with glorious stretches of deserted beaches, imposing castles and some magnificent areas of natural beauty.

Things to do in Northumberland

It is hard to know where to start with a guide to things to do in Northumberland as there is so much on offer. Northumberland’s castles are renowned through much of the country, from the beautiful Alnwick Castle (the set for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter films) to the spectacular Bamburgh Castle. There are in fact more castles in Northumbria than in any other region of England. The amazing historic heritage doesn’t stop there. A holiday rental in Northumberland acts as a great base for day trips to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Hadrian’s Wall and Belsay Hall.

Northumberland accommodation is perfect for retreats into the great outdoors too. The wide open landscapes have been voted as ‘England’s most tranquil’, and upon arrival at a rural rental cottage in Northumberland, it is clear to see why. There are two separate Areas of Outstanding Beauty in Northumberland, one encompassing stretches of the castle strewn, wild coastline and the other in the green hills of the North Pennines. The Northumberland National Park is also well worth investigation from any self catering Northumberland accommodation, consisting of a patchwork of moorland, rivers and woodlands. The rivers that cross the area are perfect for fishing, walking and horse riding, with people flocking from miles around to enjoy a Northumberland fly fishing or walking holiday. And after a long day in the countryside, there are easily enough pubs in Northumberland to be able to have a refreshing pint and plate of heart food. There are even a rage of spas in Northumberland if just relaxing in a Northumberland pub with a drink is not enough!

There are a huge number of rivers crossing Northumberland. Fly fishing is sublime from a holiday cottage in Northumberland, as the rivers are among the purest in Britain. Northumberland fly fishing on the rivers of the River Tweed, Till and Aln are all excellent salmon and trout rivers, but it is the River Tyne, considered to be the best salmon fishing river in the country that really attracts people to go fly fishing in Northumberland.

Nature lovers will be right at home in a self catering Northumberland cottage rental. There are more than 60 nature reserves within the county, home to a huge range of rare and unusual animals including puffins, golden eagle and Atlantic grey seals.

Places to visit in Northumberland

Right in the heart of Northumberland is the town of Alnwick. Famous for its huge castle, known as the ‘Windsor of the North’, Alnwick is a wonderful place to visit from a self catering Northumberland holiday cottage. It is in an area of exceptional beauty, and the local villages are absolutely charming, many of which are home to excellent rustic Northumberland pubs.

Cheap flights to Northumberland

Reaching Northumberland accommodation is easy. There are excellent rail and road links from both Newcastle(NCL) and Edinburgh (EDI) airports, which makes a holiday cottage in Northumberland easily reached from anywhere in Europe. Taking a hire car or driving from home is recommended as this is a very rural region.

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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
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    • Sleeps 7
    Castle #1873651
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #8152628
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Sleeps 9
        Cottage #8055534
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (25 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #8149675
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (11 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            House #1872301
            11
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cabin #6714173
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                Excellent! 4.3/5
                (11 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #6743416
                11
                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                  (13 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #1887455
                  13
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (21 reviews)
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                    • 6 BR
                    • 8 BA
                    • Sleeps 14
                    Chateau / Country House #1687303
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                    Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #1686808
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                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (30 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Barn #8168479
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #8166237
                          13
                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (26 reviews)
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 12
                            House #8118283
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (21 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Cottage #8147763
                              21
                              Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Caravan #6502413
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                                Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #6713112
                                  7
                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                    (14 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #8165927
                                    14
                                    Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (16 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cabin #1839532
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                                      Viewed 123 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (15 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #8129759
                                        15
                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (19 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #8160797
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                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #1985007
                                            2
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Cottage #8111996
                                              3
                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Apartment #1686833
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                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1686796
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                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #1922176
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                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 7 BR
                                                      • 7 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                      House #1922178
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #1686798
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #1922177
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                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            Cottage #1686814
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #1922175
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                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #1686825
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                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                  House #8044040
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                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Apartment #1686842
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                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      House #1686820
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #1981155
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                                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Cottage #8159496
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Multiple rentals Caravan #6502413
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (17 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #480293vb
                                                                              17
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (30 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8130643
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                                                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (28 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #431333
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                                                                                  Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #1759108
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                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #8040193
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (22 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Lodge #734714
                                                                                        22
                                                                                        Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8173765
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            House #6723646
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Caravan #6502413
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                                                                                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #6797031
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                                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #6788493
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                                                                                                  Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #1995212
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cottage #6814768
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      What a great property. Perfect.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed for a week over new year as a group of six adults. The website pictures are great but we were still surprised just how spacious and well designed the property was. The living area is open planned with lots of light particularly from the huge picture window looking out to the sea. In the evening though was very cosy with log fire burning. The kitchen was probably the most well equipped I've ever known in a holiday rental and was so useful to have the separate utility room to wash sandy clothes. Good sized bedrooms and lovely bathrooms for 3 couples but would be great for families too especially with the brilliant rumpus room. The location was perfect for lovely walks on the beach and easy drives to Seahouses and surrounding areas. Our hosts were easy to reach for any questions and couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. Can't recommend this property highly enough. Thanks Lucinda and Guy for such a relaxing and wonderful stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely cosy cottage, great location.Really well equipped,Spacious living areas,lovely safe garden.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Brilliant location. Just across the road,over the golf course,there is a public footpath to a lovely little beach.Our little dog was in heaven,long walks over lots of different beaches and a fire to sleep in front of when we got back.A lovely welcoming touch was that the fires were laid ready to just put a match to when we arrived! Instantly felt relaxed. Very well equipped and a walk up to Seahouses if you fancy a takeaway or eating out. Highly recommended .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful lodge

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Me and my partner and my 12 year old daughter and her friend booked number 5 on arrival was very clean and cosy. We went on some lovely walks , kids enjoy them, hot tub lovely and nice little treat to relax after your walk. if your wanting a nice few quiet days away highly recommended Will definitely be booking up again thank you Gill and Brian
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016