Are you after a holiday in the outdoors? Fancy getting immersed in all kinds of rural delights – quiet hamlets, medieval sites, and exclusive flora and fauna?Or are you looking for a family break by the sea along a breathtaking well-preserved coastline?
A Northumberland cottage holiday can offer all of this and so much more! Web Cottages has the widest selection of Northumberland cottages on the web, so we will surely have the perfect self catering holiday cottage.
Northumberland is a wonderfully remote region of England, situated in the far north of the country, sharing a border with Scotland. Holiday cottages in Northumberland offer a superb escape from the hustle of the cities of Britain, with glorious stretches of deserted waterfronts, imposing citadels and some terrific areas of natural beauty.Stride out from your Northumberland holiday cottage at night for unforgettable stargazing.
Why Rent a Holiday Cottage in Northumberland?
WebCottages has such a great selection of holiday homes in Northumberland that we’re sure you’ll find that perfect property. Our Northumberland cottages are bookable at all times of the year for short breaks and full week stays.
Self catering in Northumberland will give you a memorable experience that can be surprisingly light on the pocket. Eat-in, eat out, unwind, and get out and about – the choice is yours. Northumberland properties bestow you with the freedom to investigate the region either in the outdoors or by the coastline.
The broad open landscapes have been voted as ‘the quietest in the UK,’ and upon arrival at agricultural rental holiday accommodation in Northumberland, it is clear to see why.There are two different Areas of Outstanding Beauty in Northumberland – one encompassing stretches of the castle-strewn, wild coast, and the other in the green mounds of the North Pennines.The Northumberland National Park is additionally well worth an investigation from any self catering Northumberland accommodation, incorporating of a patchwork of moorland, rivers, and woodlands.
Although it has been the scene of a fair amount of battles throughout the ages, Northumberland’s environment gives a serene tranquillity at odds with its troubled history. To go on a vacation property escape in Northumberland is to discover historic forts, undulating green pasture and seaside paths exploring miles of intact coast with impressive cliffs and ocean fronts.Northumberland is a land of great historical significance; over the centuries, numerous wars and battles have affected its sovereignty, boundaries with Scotland, and ownership.
Northumberland is a region of forts, fortresses and gives outstanding interest to customers. Renting a Northumberland cottage, or even a flat in the annex of a bygone barn conversion or grander home in the region, can bestow a family break with a difference and allow holidaymakers to get a cultural feel and association with the locale that no hotel or guesthouse could afford.
Choosing the perfect location for your visit could not be easier than arranging one of the Northumberland cottages’ scores that exist aplenty in the region.
The self catering properties are often ancient in design and in structure, possessing their history, yet still, afford homely and functional accommodation for adults and children of all ages.Whether you want a seaside area to enjoy the exquisite coastline sights, or prefer a moorland setting for your Northumbria cottage with greater solitude to put you more in touch with the land, the area is an ideal place to get away to.
Exploring Northumberland’s Attractions During your Holiday Stay
The stunning Northumberland coastline gives mile after mile of uncrowded sandy shorelines, scattered with magnificent seaside communities such as Craster, well known for its kippers, and Alnmouth sitting in between the sea and the mouth of the River Aln.
From Seahouses boat trips leave for the Farne Islands, a group of low-lying, uninhabited islands is home to millions of seabirds consisting of puffins, shags, and guillemots as colonies of seals. And do pop over to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne for waterfronts, nature, locally brewed mead, and more.
Positioned along this attractive coast are the marvellous forts of Warkworth, Bamburgh, and Holy Island. Plus the incredible Dunstanburgh Castle and not far inland Alnwick Castle.Indeed, Northumbria has more forts than any other part of Britain – testimony to the turbulent history of the region, which was the scene of frequent armed conflict over many centuries.
The castle at Alnwick is definitely worth a visit. Known as ‘the Windsor Castle of the North,’ it is home to one of the most magnificent gardens in the country.Now a major tourist attraction, Alnwick Gardens hosts the UK’s largest and most lavish water feature surrounded by acres of opulent greenery.
At the same time, Chillingham is home to the barely remaining herd of wild cattle, which now roam serene parkland. It is placed in the middle of the community and dates back to historical times.The castle itself doubled for Hogwarts’ exterior in a number of the Harry Potter films, so it is always a great day out for the kids. Although Alnwick Castle has been relatively unchanged over the years, the grounds have seen spectacular renovation in recent times.
The incredible medieval history doesn’t stop there. There is additionally medieval beauty to be found on the Northumberland coastline, in particular at Bamburgh castle or at Dunstanburgh castle – the Duke of Lancaster’s fantastic break accommodation! Dunstanburgh castle used to be one of the largest forts in the north of the country.
Not to forget Durham Cathedral, which broods over the community and multiple memorials there, makes for a sombre mood.Hadrian’s Wall is one of Northumberland’s most iconic landmarks, which is, in all likelihood, why it’s one of the UK’s most in-demand tourist destinations.
Visitors can investigate the remains of the eighty miles of fortified natural stone that spans the Northumberland moorland and marvel at the incredible display of Roman craftsmanship and engineering.Due to the unrivaled panorama on offer, there is a thirty mile central stretch of the wall, which seems to be the most in-demand.Now a shadow of its bygone self, it still attracts a considerable amount of guests to Northumberland thanks to its magnificent setting on the exquisite coast.This view inspired Turner to return with his paintbrush many times over the months of the year.
Morpeth is the region vicinity of Northumberland with its historical appeal. No visitor to the region can afford to ignore the Holy Island attraction of Lindisfarne, a monastic middle, castle, and environment of the first recorded Viking attack on England.The rivers that cross the region are sublime for angling, ambling, and equestrianism, with guests flocking from miles around to make the most of a Northumberland fly angling or hiking holiday.
Fly angling is sublime from a break property in Northumberland, as the rivers are among the purest in Britain. Many of our cottages in Northumbria have fishing available. Northumberland fly angling on the rivers of the River Tweed, Till and Aln are all grand salmon and trout rivers.Still, it is the River Tyne, considered the best salmon angling waterway in the country that attracts persons to go fly angling in Northumberland.
Nature lovers will be right at home in a self catering Northumberland property rental. There are more than sixty nature reserves in the region, home to an enormous range of rare and unusual animals with puffins, golden eagle, and Atlantic grey seals.
And after a long day in the outdoors, there are easily enough inns to have a refreshing pint and plate of hearty food. There is even a rage of spas in Northumberland if merely quiet in a Northumberland public house with a drink is not enough!There is an enormous number of rivers crossing Northumberland. There is a range of terrific eateries in Northumberland, providing the best nearby produce.
The Northumberland Cheese Company in Blagdon makes a range of delicious, award-winning cheeses, which they supply to lots of bordering retailers. And if you want something to wash it down with, then the Northumberland Brewery in Bedlington brews lots of real ales, gives visitor tours, and has an onsite bar.The superb environment for a vacation based on one of our vacation self-catering properties Northumberland features medieval sites aplenty, spanning England’s history.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in Northumberland
From the buzz of Newcastle to the historical riches of Durham, the region has something for everyone.The dazzling Heritage Coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to gorgeous sea fronts, picture-perfect angling hamlets such as Craster and Low-Newton-by-the-Sea, plus a string of imposing citadels like Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh. Web Cottages have holiday homes in and around all of the areas below all sizes and suit all budgets.
Right in the heart of Northumberland is the district of Alnwick. Famous for its enormous castle, known as the ‘Windsor of the North,’ Alnwick is a magnificent place to visit from a self catering Northumberland break self-catering property. It is in an area of exceptional beauty, and the proximal neighbourhoods are magnificent, lots of which are home to superlative rustic Northumberland public houses.
Another trendy area for those vacationing at one of Northumberland self catering properties is Berwick-upon-Tweed, England’s most amazing walled village.Inside the formidable walls is a vast and eclectic Georgian market. To the north is a trip to the bare and lonely Cheviot Hills, which forms a natural barrier between England and Scotland, giving wonderful opportunities for walkers and mountain bikers.
Its border setting meant it changed hands lots of times, often violently, and its vicinity walls are a testament to its past as a valued asset fought over by the English and the Scots.In the west of Northumberland lies the empty outdoors of the Pennines, a wilderness backdrop which forms the Northumbria National Park, with Kielder Water at its heart. This is Europe’s largest man-made water and is the perfect setting for all water sports.
We offer an extensive range of Northumberland seaside self-catering cottages accessible in communities such as Seahouses, Beadnell, Bamburgh, and a variety of more from where you can discover the unspoiled coast and outdoors.
All of our sea side rental cottages are positioned within walking distance from the Northumberland coastline. Our choice of seaside self catering properties includes romantic cottages sleeping two, to family properties sleeping up to eight with loads of rental cottages positioned near each other.The coast in between St. Abbs Head in Berwickshire and Amble in Northumberland is, without doubt, one of the first-class in Britain, the northernmost Berwickshire region being characterised by high cliffs and sandy coves, contrasting strongly with the flatter, more gentle Northumbrian coastline.
Along its entire length, miles of sandy shorelines fringed by extensive sand dunes such as you will find at Beadnell Bay, high cliffs and rocky outcrops, secluded bays and little harbours such as you will find at Alnmouth, Craster Seahouses and Newbiggin by the Sea, all combine to make this an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Many of us at Web Cottages have had super Northumbrian cottage holidays in holiday homes in Bamburgh, Mindrum, Akeld, Bowsden, and Outchester.
There are also self-catering cottages beside the splendid Northumberland coastline, vacation residences near Hadrian’s Wall, the River Tyne, the River Wear, the River Tees.You’ll find remote Northumberland rental properties, handsome farmhouses, and community residences of good timeless character.If you are thinking of holidaying in Northumberland self catering properties, offer an excellent location for adventuring in the natural beauty and extraordinary history of this region.So why not browse our choice of Northumbria rental cottages to find something that catches your eye?