A county of dramatic seascapes and wild landscapes, Northumberland offers plenty of secluded spots for you to enjoy. The sandy beaches that grace this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty make this county a perfect destination for a luxury cottage holiday. Roam the countryside or visit the magnificent Bamburgh, Beadnell and Craster. Whether you’re after total relaxation, to explore the rich history or adventure in the form of hiking, horse riding or wildlife spotting, Northumberland offers something for almost everyone.
For glorious, sandy beaches, the Northumberland coastline, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is incredible. Most beaches here are wide with plenty of space to spread out and have fun.
Amongst them are Beadnell, located on a beautiful, sheltered bay, as well as Seahouses which is the gateway to the Farne Islands. A sanctuary for an array of seabirds, the islands are an excellent place for wildlife-spotting.
One of the best places for an outdoor adventure is the Northumberland National Park. The pretty countryside is perfect for hikers, cyclists and horse-riders, while stargazers can enjoy the dark skies. Meanwhile, the Kielder Water and Forest Park is fantastic for water-based activities.
If you’re into history, there’s rich Roman heritage including Hadrian’s Wall and incredible castles like Bamburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle to head to.Read more
If you like to feel the sand between your toes, there are lots of beaches to choose from, including Bamburgh. Families should head to the rock pools to see what sea creatures are lurking, while walkers will love the coastal scenery.
If you like wildlife, the sand dune system along the coast is an important wildlife habitat. Meanwhile, there are red squirrels to be seen in Kielder Forest and the Farne Islands are a national nature reserve, home to seals and puffins.
However, if it’s historical sites that you’re looking for, there are many. Visit Housesteads Roman Fort along Hadrian’s Wall where it is thought that around 800 soldiers were stationed. Or, pay a visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne which is steeped in history, such as Lindisfarne Priory, and is a stunning place to spend a few hours.
Our cottages in Northumberland include a few seaside gems. Set behind the dunes of Beadnell with the beach mere steps away, The Bay at Beadnell and Sandy Toes are both excellent options for a northern seaside holiday. With ample space for the whole family and modern facilities, both these properties make for the perfect luxury cottage holiday. Enjoy the sea views from the bedroom windows, trot down to the beach and feel the cool water on your feet, or put your feet up in front of the wood burner on a chilly day.
Our cottages in Northumberland offer plenty of space for everyone, including your four-legged best friend. Roam the vast beaches and grand countryside with your dog in tow, and settle down by the wood burner when you get back to the cottage. Our dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland are the perfect option for a seaside holiday when you don’t want to leave anyone behind.
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