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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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Recent Reviews

Lovely, comfortable and cosy cottage on a beautiful setting

5 of 5
A very well equipped and comfortable cottage. Delicious welcome basket from the local bakery-cafe. Also near a great pub with fantastic food. Great base from which to explore Northumberland.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Amazing stay at Stonyfield!

5 of 5
We've just returned from our amazing Easter weekend at Stonyfield, the cottage is so lovely, the photos do not do it justice. We were a party of 6 adults and 2 children and had so much room! We could all be together playing board games, or all be apart doing different activities (or napping!). The cottage is so quiet and the views from all the rooms are beautiful. The large kitchen is well equipped and the tassimo machine went down particularly well. The bedrooms are all gorgeous and my nieces loved playing with the rocking horse in their room. I stayed in the French room and the bed was so comfy I didn't want to get up in the morning. The upstairs bathroom is spacious and the shower is hot and powerful. My sister in law had a bath and said it was amazing. There's also an extra shower and loo downstairs so no fighting for the bathroom in the morning. It was a bit cold / wet to sit outside but there was a nice view over the fields and my niece got to see some very new-born lambs. There were so many nice touches, from the fresh milk in the fridge, the board games, book and DVD library and even a wii with games! Plenty to do if you get rained in and a great way to connect as a family! I can highly recommend a stay at Stonyfield, our experience was fabulous. We did venture out, if you stay here I can recommend a trip to Housesteads Roman Fort and Hadrians Wall and also Kielder Water. Both require a 30-40 min drive but are great for some fresh air and exercise. We also drove up to the border with Scotland, 15-20 min drive, just because we could, really!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017