The Adventurer’s Guide to Northumberland

Posted 19 May 15, written by Amanda Lambert

Northumberland offers a range of diverse accommodation options, with Northumberland cottages situated in spectacular spots throughout the county providing a fantastic holiday location for adventurers at heart. From a holiday home tucked away in the countryside to coastal cottages with lots of character, Northumberland cottages are a perfect fit for anyone looking for an adventure.

Northumberland self-catering

A stay in one of our Northumberland cottages could be just what you need. Unlike hotel stays, staying in your own private cottage offers ideal home-from-home accommodation without the limitations. If you’re staying in Northumberland, self-catering properties give you a chance to taste the local produce and spend nights by the fire enjoying some home-cooked treats. Scattered around the Northumberland countryside and coast, these cosy holiday homes offer easy access to plenty of exciting activities – helping you to get out and active whenever it takes your fancy.

From the fishing village of Amble to a stay in the bustling hub of Seahouses, Northumberland cottages short breaks are available in a number of unique locations – meaning there’s guaranteed to be a property that’s perfect for you. If you opt for self-catering, Northumberland is home to a variety of character-filled villages and market towns – each offering all the essentials you’ll need to make your holiday a truly memorable experience.

Exciting wildlife

When staying in one of our Northumberland cottages, you are never far from an array of exciting wildlife. From wild deer to seals, wherever you choose to stay, nature won’t be too far away. If you have a passion for walking, while away the hours strolling through the bountiful Northumberland landscape and seek out the region’s extraordinary wildlife. With animals roaming freely in the great outdoors, the Northumberland countryside is yours to explore. For a more informed guide to the creatures of the region and where to find them, Northern Experience Wildlife Tours can help you uncover some exciting habitats and watch the animals in their natural homes first-hand.

Adventurous activities

Whether you’re in the area for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, there’s plenty for you to squeeze into your time in Northumberland – and you can plan absolutely everything around your schedule. From horse riding in the countryside to aiming for a catch of the day in the fishing village of Beadnell, there’s always another adventure around the corner. If you’re looking for a unique outing, take a trip to Alnwick Castle – or squeeze in some exercise while you soak up the scenery by cycling through the heart of the British countryside.

For an adventure by the sea, breathe in the British air on a boat trip to the beautiful Farne Islands – or become a master of the waves with Northside Surf School. Northumberland is the perfect destination for an active holiday and its miles of golden beaches attract runners and walkers from across the region, with the pristine sand providing a challenging workout with rewarding views.

After a jam-packed day of activities, you can put on your dancing shoes and head into Newcastle’s lively city centre or snooze away your evenings in the comfort of any one of our Northumberland cottages. With so many local attractions and a host of extraordinary experiences to be had, you might even end up extending your stay. However you choose to spend your mini-break, Northumberland cottages are guaranteed to provide the perfect base camp for all your outdoor adventures.

At Cottages in Northumberland, we make finding your ideal holiday home easy. For a unique holiday that offers a break from the 9-5 with all the creature comforts of home, a stay in one of our Northumberland cottages could be just what you’re looking for. Start your search now.


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