Sun, Sea and Self Catering: Northumberland Summer Staycations

Posted 26 Jun 15, written by Amanda Lambert

The summer holidays are right around the corner, so you’re probably searching for ways to keep your young ones occupied this season. With holiday companies hiking up the prices just in time for the summer break, you might want to explore alternative options for your family - and tucked away in the heart of Britain’s beautiful countryside, the stunning region of Northumberland is the perfect short-distance destination.

A stay in any one of Northumberland’s charming cottages gives you a chance to leave the 9-5 schedule behind and tailor your holiday around you. So whether you’re a family of thrill-seekers looking for an action-packed adventure or you’re on the hunt for a romantic rural retreat for two, point your compass North and head for the luscious Northumberland landscape to find a budget-friendly holiday for the family this summer.

Your holiday, your way

Holidaying in Britain means you can dramatically reduce your travelling time and opt for the transport option you want, meaning you’ll love getting there almost as much as being there. Whether you choose to take a roadtrip through England’s rolling hills or arrive in the region by train, you’re guaranteed to be blown away by Northumberland’s breathtaking backdrop.
The ‘staycation’ is continuing to grow in popularity, giving you all the creature comforts of home plus an opportunity to explore - and if you prefer self catering, Northumberland cottages are ideal for experimenting in the kitchen or tasting the local produce in any one of the region’s delicious eateries. From planning your own itinerary to snoozing past your morning alarm, Northumberland cottages give you the freedom to enjoy your holiday, your way.

Get lost in local history

Rural Britain is steeped in culture and Northumberland in particular is a holiday hotspot for history buffs across the globe. School might be out, but Northumberland is packed with historical landmarks sure to bring some culture to your holiday experience. From a ramble along Hadrian’s Wall to the enigmatic beauty of Holy Island, there are rich historical sites around every corner, each one waiting to be explored.
A British staycation allows you to discover hidden gems in your homeland and enjoy all the perks of being a tourist without feeling out of your depth. From sampling local delicacies at Alnwick Farmers’ Market to a tour around Bamburgh Castle, this stretch of the North East has a multitude of exciting activities on offer - and if you’re a Harry Potter fan, you can even indulge in a spot of broomstick training at the world famous Alnwick Castle.

Country or coastal: cottages to suit any style

After a long day of exploring Northumberland, you’ll be ready to wind down and relax in your own holiday haven - and that’s exactly what Northumberland cottages are made for. Whether you want to breathe in the crisp countryside air or get active by the coast, Northumberland cottages offer something for everyone - without the restrictions that come with holidaying abroad.
With an abundance of sights, sounds and smells at your fingertips and a wide variety of coastal cottages and country retreats sprinkled throughout the region, no two stays will ever be the same.
At Cottages in Northumberland, we can help you make the most of the summer season. From a fun-filled family holiday to a mini-break for two, a stay in one of our country or coastal cottages is a recipe for the perfect staycation. Start your summer now by exploring our online cottage catalogue today.
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