Camping, Creatures & Country Cottages: Northumberland’s Great Wilderness

Posted 10 Apr 15, written by Amanda Lambert

Tucked away in the heart of the British countryside, the county of Northumberland is the ideal destination for those who feel at home in nature. From action-packed days exploring the rural backdrop to nights by the fire in one of the region’s holiday cottages, Northumberland has plenty to offer. Nestled in the North of England, this renowned holiday haven is one of the UK’s most beautiful hidden gems - and once you see what this picturesque landscape has in store, you’ll be eager to come and stay in this stunning region.

Embrace, explore, enjoy!

If you want to get back to basics and embrace life in the Great British countryside, a mini-break in England’s very own slice of paradise could be just what you’re looking for. The region boasts some of Britain’s most beautiful camping spots - and whether you’re looking for a night under the stars in the Northumberland National Park or a hike through the Cheviot Hills, the Northumberland countryside offers all this and more.
A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it’s easy to see why this spectacular landscape is such a popular choice - and if you opt to stay in one of the region’s country cottages, Northumberland’s array of attractions means you’ll never be too far from an authentic English adventure.

Take a walk with the wildlife

Northumberland is brimming with beautiful wildlife and, no matter where you are in the region, you’ll be close to some of the extraordinary creatures the countryside has to offer. From graceful fallow deer to soaring skylarks, you’ll find yourself surrounded by interesting animals at every turn. For a relaxing family day out, the serene Farne Islands allow you to enjoy a picnic as you watch the seals play in the surf. If you want an expert to lead you on the nature trail, Northern Experience Wildlife Tours offer guided trips around the region - showing you the ideal locations to see red squirrels and otters  in their natural habitat.

Country cottages: Northumberland’s hideaways

When it comes to accommodation, camping isn’t all the region has to offer. Northumberland country cottages provide an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - and a cosy shelter if the British weather takes an unpredictable turn! Scattered throughout this stunning region, country cottages offer an ideal balance of remote living and rural adventure. From more modern accommodation options like Woodpacker Mill near Bamburgh to a pine Lodge in Low Alwinton, each property is unique in design, interior and location - meaning you’re sure to find a holiday home-from-home to suit your needs.
From a holiday for one to a fun-filled family adventure, the charming Northumberland countryside guarantees something for everyone - and at Cottages in Northumberland, we make finding your ideal accommodation easy. Whether you want to spend some time in the crisp country air or simply escape the 9-5, a mini-break in one of Northumberland’s country cottages could be just the thing you need.


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