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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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    Cabin #6714173
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Cottage #8152628
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Cottage #8055534
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Apartment #8149675
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            • 3 BR
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            Castle #1873651
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              Excellent! 4.5/5
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              • 2 BR
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              Apartment #1887455
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                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                • 2 BR
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                Cottage #6743416
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 6 BR
                  • 8 BA
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                  Chateau / Country House #1687303
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 3 BR
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                    House #1872301
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                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                      • 3 BR
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                      Cottage #8129759
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Caravan #6502413
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #6713112
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #431333
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                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #8165927
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Barn #8168479
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                  Cottage #8147763
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                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    House #1981155
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #1686808
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 3 BA
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                                        House #8118283
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          House #6723646
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                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Multiple rentals Caravan #6502413
                                            5
                                            Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Cottage #6788493
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                                                Very Good! 4/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #8040193
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                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cabin #1839532
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8173765
                                                    10
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                      Cottage #6814768
                                                      10
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        House #8160797
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Cottage #1759108
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                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            House #8078312
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #480293vb
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                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Multiple rentals Caravan #6502413
                                                                8
                                                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
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                                                                  House #6856993
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Lodge #734714
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #6082622
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        House #8166237
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #8151302
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                                                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                                            House #8044040
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #8159496
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                                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #6797031
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8130643
                                                                                  30
                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    House #8124634
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      House #6775185
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Cottage #6516066
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8126449
                                                                                          5
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            House #6712609
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Cottage #6559842
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #6578407
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Cottage #400349
                                                                                                  10
                                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    House #1471694
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                      Cottage #8174148
                                                                                                      10
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A very impressive log cabin.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely, clean, well presented and equipped log cabin that has everything you could possibly need. I loved the essentials basket on arrival. Chilling in the hot tub on an evening was amazing! Would defiantly recommend to friends and family. I look forward to returning soon. Thanks Debbie
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely property and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great weekend at Benthall House to celebrate our son's birthday with 3 generations meeting up. The owner Sam met us on arrival and to show us around the property. She was extremely friendly and helpful and very kindly left us a delicious cake and bottle of wine which was much appreciated. The property is very clean, comfortable and well equipped with stunning views of the coast. It is in a fantastic location with many interesting places to visit. We can recommend the Billy Shiels' Farne Island boat tour from Seahouses, it was amazing to get so close to see the seals. A wonderful weekend in a great property and we look forward to visiting again as there is still so much to see.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Great cosy cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great cosy cottage great location enjoyed by my husband and myself and our 2 dogs. The weather was unkind to us at the beginning of the week but the two log burners made up for that, then the back end of the week was very sunny so was cosy sat in the conservatory, a very comfortable well equipped cottage and would recommend this cottage to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017