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Holiday cottages in Northumberland

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Cosy Cottage ideal for Explorers & City Escapers
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Cosy Cottage ideal for Explorers & City EscapersEscape the hustle and bustle in this charming, fully furnished stone cottage in the heart of the village of Acomb and just outside the market town of Hexham. The Parlour has been lovingly renovated into a perfect place for relaxing after a day’s exploring of the local area. Guests can settle down in front of the wood burning stove, plan their next day’s adventure with the framed OS map or sit on the patio, pop open something cold, and watch the world go by.

Quarry Barn is a luxury Barn conversion.
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Entire cottage · 2 guests · 0 beds · 1.5 bathrooms

Quarry Barn is a luxury Barn conversion.Quarry Barn is situated in area of outstanding natural beauty with great views from all windows. The Barn is detached and has it's own parking area ensuring you have some privacy which includes a seating area in the sun trap! The Barn is open plan and has a modern airy but cosy atmosphere. The Barn includes everything to enjoy that home from home feeling.Good Shops,Pubs, Eateries are all within a couple of miles and we are well placed for venturing further afield to enjoy the cultural aspects.

Sandy Pebbles - 3 bedroom cottage close to harbour
Entire cottage · 5 guests · 3 beds · 1 bathroom

Sandy Pebbles - 3 bedroom cottage close to harbourIn the heart of this beautiful seaside town, Sandy Pebbles cottage is a newly renovated stylish holiday getaway. It offers accommodation for up-to 5 guests. It’s just steps away from the many lovely restaurants and cafes that the ‘friendliest port in England’ has to offer. A relaxing place to chill or to use as a base for exploring the stunning Northumberland coastline with its breathtaking beaches and countryside. Lots of wildlife to spot including the puffins and seals by Coquet Island.

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Popular cottage amenities in Northumberland

  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Hot tub

Houses in Northumberland

  1. Entire residential home
  2. Coldstream
Peaceful rural, idyllic, hideaway, in the Borders
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  2. Northumberland
Sea View 2 Bed Homely Terrace
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Morebattle
Morebattle , Kelso - Rambler Cottage - Holiday let
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Northumberland
Pilgrims Path Holiday Cottage
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  2. Pelton
The little terraced house with a big personality
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  2. Haydon Bridge
Entire house - 15 mins from Hadrians wall.
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  2. Northumberland
Grade II Listed House in Private Woodland
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  2. Northumberland
Open for Bookings this month - Alnwick
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  2. Tyne and Wear
Spacious, free parking, garden, Netflix, near city
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Northumberland
Cosy 4+star One Bed 1700's Cottage.
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  2. Monkseaton
The Old Stables
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Spartylea
Tedham View

Pet-friendly cottages

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  2. Whitfield
The Bothy - East Steel Farm
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Allanton
Greenloaning, Delightful Cottage, Scottish Borders
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  2. Northumberland
Thoburn Cottage NE47 7EQ
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  2. Amble
Quirky, beachy inspired cottage on the Coast.
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  2. Alnwick
Luxury Character Holiday Cottage -Village Location
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  2. Northumberland
Secret cottage in Berwick's most vibrant street
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  2. Northumberland
Gardener's Cottage at Yearle House
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  2. Gateshead
Bowes Barn 5* for 3,dogs welcome nr Beamish,Durham
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  2. Great Bavington
Newonstead Bothy
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Scottish Borders
19th Century Clockhouse Cottage, Earlston, Borders
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  2. Northumberland
Honey Nuc
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  2. Cumbria
Cosy 2 bedroom cottage metres from Hadrian's Wall

Cottages with WiFi

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  2. Lamesley
The Old Barn @ Lamesley
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  2. Northumberland
Hexham, Northumberland, Walking, Riding, Relaxing
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Tyne and Wear
Open-plan Stable Cottage with Stunning Views
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  2. Alnwick
Dene Cottage, lovely rural retreat for couples
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  2. Northumberland
Cowslip; An old cottage with a cool modern vibe!
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  2. Capheaton
Dream Country Cottage
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  2. Langley
Stublick View Gate House
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Northumberland
Working farm holiday cottage dog friendly
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  2. North Sunderland
Newly renovated 4 bedroom high spec luxury cottage
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  2. Warkworth
Topiary Cottage, Warkworth
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Amble
Captains Nook
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Langley
Stublick view The Drive Lodge

Top-rated things to do in Northumberland

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Positive Thinking with a Paralympic Hero
    Do you wish you had more motivation? Is the fear of failure holding you back? In this intimate Online Experience, I will help you learn about the positive mindset that has helped me to have a career in professional sport spanning over four decades. I'm an athlete who throws backward, but I am always thinking forward. The most powerful muscle we have is in our head and in this interactive session, you will learn how to build a positive mindset and change your way of thinking to see adversity not as a barrier, but as an opportunity to improve and learn. We’ll start with some light meditation to clear your mind. You’ll hear my stories of resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. And, you’ll learn how to set goals and start to achieve them with my 4-step guide. You'll also have the opportunity to quiz me, see my Paralympic medals, and watch footage of me competing! This is truly unique, and all you have to bring is an open mind. *If there isn't a date/time that works for you, please message me. **A great experience for team-building. Book a private experience for your team. Send me a message if you have any queries. ***A great experience for private groups looking to gather virtually! Whether you're connecting with family, friends, or co-workers. Conducted in English. Requires a good Internet connection. Twitter: @hailfabio IG: hailfabio1
    From Price:£20/person
  • Photo shoot in the Scottish countryside
    Traveling to Scotland? You deserve more than selfies together! ​ We offer laid back adventure sessions in the beautiful Borders countryside to create keepsakes of your time together in Scotland. Begin your adventure with a train journey on the Borders Railway to a small countryside station, where we'll meet. Together we'll drive to our hand-picked location, designed exclusively by us for an awe-inspiring photoshoot. With a majestic ruin set high across acres of peaceful pasture to explore, you’ll feel at ease with your loved one as you cast relaxed and romantic moments. Remote scenic roads await, winding through rolling countryside to unveil Scotland's wilder side, just a stone's throw from the capital. Enjoy the forgotten beauty of nature together, captured professionally to enjoy for a long time to come. Be sure to visit our website to discover more www.photoshootscotland.com @photoshootscotland PS: If you are booking this experience for a couple please book two slots The price you pay on AirBnb covers the cost of the session itself, plus 3 complimentary image downloads. After your photoshoot you will receive your gallery online, where you will be offered the option to buy as many images as you wish. Including a big-hearted discount for full gallery download.
    From Price:£47/person
  • Explore Hadrian's Landscape - half day
    We'll meet up in the most dramatic, central, section of Hadrian's Wall and hike along and then return north of this ancient frontier of the Roman Empire for about 7 kilometres (4 miles). [A longer, full day, hike is also available - see my other Experience]. We'll explore the natural and historic landscape of Wall country, learn how to interpret the shape of the countryside and gain insight into the processes and people that shaped it. You'll acquire basic skills that will help you begin to satisfy your curiosity about the natural landscapes all around us. The countryside around you will never seem the same again. The weather can be changeable and picking good weather days well in advance can be a challenge; so days additional to the calendar are available, please contact me to arrange a date. Pick up from local accommodation and stations possible. Other things to note You don't need to be a long distance hiker, just comfortable walking around 4 miles in undulating country. No degrees in geology or history needed, just natural curiosity. Other dates possible, message me.
    From Price:£25/person
  • Alpaca Trekking in Scottish Countryside
    Alpaca trekking here with us at Beirhope is a unique experience. On arrival we will give you some treats and opportunity to meet our herd of male and female Alpacas. There are great photo opportunities from the start and the Beirhope Team will happily take photos for you as you meet and feed the Alpacas. You will be given an introductory talk about Alpacas, their likes, dislikes and quirks. You will be matched to an Alpaca and shown how to walk with them and Health and Safety information. We then head out onto our 75 minute trek, into the Cheviot Hills. The routes are all along defined paths; the Alpacas make for great company and the wildlife and scenery along the way is simply breath taking. Along the way we chat about Alpacas, and about our guests. We like to get to know our visitors and ensure they have a fantastic time with us. We take photographs for you, point out local landmarks and have a fun and unique walk in the hills. Upon our return to the farm there's chance for more photographs of you and your Alpaca. We have on offer to buy Hot drinks and confectionary and some small Alpaca related items to remind you of your day with us here at Beirhope. Other things to note We are rurally located. Mobile phone signal is limited in places but access to a landline for urgent use is available. Roads are country lanes, Beirhope is signposted and available on satnavs/maps. This activity is not suitable for children under 13. Thank you.
    From Price:£30/person
  • Hadrian's Wall Two Hour Tour
    Ancient Britain’s award winning Hadrian's Wall tour, ‘Roam with the Romans’ transports you back 2000 years to a time when Hadrian's Wall was a frontier, a place where two cultures collided. Your local guide, dressed in authentic costume of the era, weaves a narrative from both sides of the wall (the tales of the natives, and the stories told by the occupying forces) as Roman history comes to life when you discover just what Britain was like under the Caesars. Cawfields makes a magnificent backdrop as you explore the hidden archaeological gems of the wall by foot, see our favourite sections of this breath-taking world heritage site. Other things to note The AD 122 bus runs regularly from Hexham and Haltwhistle. Taxis are easy to book. Hexham and Haltwhistle have a regular train service from Newcastle and Carlisle.
    From Price:£30/person

Your guide to Northumberland

Welcome to Northumberland

Northumberland is the northernmost county in England, running from north of Newcastle upon Tyne right up to the Scottish Borders. One of the least densely populated counties in the country, Northumberland is the kind of place you come if you want to get away from it all. It’s peppered with small market towns, forts, ruins, and forests. And there’s always the option to explore a castle or two, or to wander some beautiful English countryside.

To the east of Northumberland you’ll find ports and seaside towns like Berwick-upon-Tweed and Seahouses, as well as historic sites such as Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island. The province is a magnet for outdoor sports enthusiasts, attracting mountain bikers, rock climbers, and even golfers to its seaside courses. Inland, Northumberland National Park covers more than 1,000 square kilometres of hills, moorlands, forests, and villages. It’s one of the best places in the United Kingdom for stargazing, and, along with Kielder Forest, makes up the largest protected Dark Sky Park in Europe.


How do I get around Northumberland?

One of the great appeals of Northumberland is that it feels very far from the easy mass transportation of England’s major metropolitan areas. Northern Rail operates train services between Newcastle upon Tyne and both Carlisle and Chathill. National Rail Services run up the East Coast mainline, stopping at places like Berwick-upon-Tweed. An extensive range of bus services link the towns, villages, and sites of interest in Northumberland. To get the full benefit of a visit to big, beautiful Northumberland, however, you may want to rent a car; even then, the chances of seeing many other cars as you navigate your way from castle to forest to beach is slim.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Northumberland?

The history is woven into the landscape in Northumberland. Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans, is worth your time whatever the season. Castles like those at Bamburgh, Warkworth, and Alnwick offer a range of events and experiences year round. Summer in the province means incredible coastline, trail walking, and outdoor activities. Northumberland in winter is cold, but filled with warmth, a time to sip mulled wine at a traditional English Christmas market as a dusting of snow falls. Many of Northumberland’s market towns host arts, music, and film festivals year round. With a bit of planning, the chances of being lucky enough to see something you never expected in a beautiful setting are high.


What are the top things to do in Northumberland?

Kielder Observatory

Located in Kielder Forest, Kielder Observatory runs public events across the year. Booking ahead is vital, but if you do you’ll get to hang out with astronomers and see some of the clearest views of the night sky in Europe. The forest is home to 50 percent of the United Kingdom’s red squirrels, and a good place for hiking and mountain biking. You’ll see more of the night sky than you’d think possible, even if you forget your telescope.

Tar Bar’l

If you’re lucky enough to be in Northumberland for New Year’s Eve, travel to Allendale for the Tar Bar’l to watch the annual procession where 45 men carry whisky barrels filled with burning tar through the streets to welcome the coming year.

Roman Ruins

The Roman Wall reaches across the north of Northumberland. Travel to a Roman settlement like Vindolanda or a Roman fort like Housesteads and watch the sun falling beyond the horizon as a Roman soldier would have done more than two thousand years ago.