5 Reasons to Consider a Romantic Weekend Break in Northumberland

Posted 17 Jan 17, written by Amanda Lambert

With everyday life often filled with work and social commitments, romance can all too easily get left behind. Whisking your significant other away on a romantic weekend break means you’ll find the opportunity to reconnect and enjoy some much-need quality time together. So, whether you’re wanting to remind your other half just how much you love them or your long weekend in paradise is a Valentine’s gift, you can be sure that this treat will be one that you both enjoy.

Valentine’s Day is dedicated to couples celebrating all things romantic, and with the big day fast approaching, there’s never been a better reason to book the much-needed getaway that you’ve been dreaming of. Love is all around us at Cottages in Northumberland, and that’s why today, we’re bringing you 5 reasons why you should organise a romantic Valentine’s weekend away in the rural setting of Northumberland.


1. Peace and privacy

As one of the most sparsely populated counties in England, Northumberland is unsurprisingly a top choice for romantic UK breaks. Well-known for its largely untouched landscape, the majestic rolling hills and captivating coastline provide the perfect, picturesque setting for rediscovering the peace and quiet. If you’re looking for somewhere a little less secluded, friendly locals are on hand should you need them, meaning a Northumberland getaway gives you the freedom to choose as much privacy as the two of you would like.

2. Luxurious accommodation options

With hotels pushing Valentine’s weekend deals, the feeling of magic and exclusivity that you’re desiring can soon be lost if you choose a standard accommodation option. Luckily, Cottages in Northumberland’s charming - and affordable - private accommodation options mean that you needn’t compromise on the romance factor during your extended break.
With a collection of country, coastal and city break accommodation options located across the region, there’s no shortage of romantic places to stay in the stunning setting of Northumberland. The array of unique and quaint home-from-homes means you can enjoy a luxurious extended break with your loved one, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As if the feeling of love wasn’t already in the air, the option of a holiday home with sea views, a hot tub or even a roaring open fire will mean you’ll never want to leave your place in paradise.


3. Uninterrupted time together

Whether it’s family life or the never-ending tasks for work, spending quality time together is often a luxury that many couples can’t afford. Nurturing that romantic connection is crucial for a long and happy relationship, but with the constant interruptions that come with everyday life, finding time to work on your relationship is not always easy.
Escaping to the remote Northumberland region of Northumberland for an extended break provides the perfect opportunity to turn off your smartphone and say goodbye to the world outside. From days spent splashing in the surf to evenings enjoying dinner by the harbour, you can take a much-needed time-out in our home-from-home cottages - and with nothing to distract and disturb you, you and your other half can enjoy some quality time together.

4. Activities that exude romance


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From taking a walk along the golden sands of Bamburgh to observing the dark skies at the Kielder Observatory, Northumberland is packed with activities that are sure to strike a romantic chord in couples. With the exciting city of Newcastle upon Tyne just a stone’s throw away, you can dance on ice together in Times Square or enjoy a romantic meal overlooking the Quayside. If you’re staying in the countryside, take to the hills for a picnic breakfast and enjoy watching the sun rise over the region. However you choose to spend your Valentine’s getaway, with so many romantic activities on offer, you can be confident that the experience will be one that’s memorable for the both of you.


5. Scenery that’s sure to spark romance

From the secluded beaches to the miles of untouched moorland, Northumberland boasts countless hotspots and lesser-known gems that have inspired artists, writers and poets from across the globe. With Kielder Water and Forest Park’s dark sky status and the Northumberland Coast gaining recognition as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), these spectacular surroundings are sure to stir up a sense of romance with you and your significant other. 
So, whether you’re writing your names in the sand or dancing the night away underneath the glittering skyline, Northumberland’s landscape will be the idyllic backdrop for toasting to your relationship.
Whether you’re attracted by the quaint countryside cottages or the excitement of a break by the coast, the beautiful region of Northumberland offers something to suit each and every couple. From nature lovers to adrenaline junkies, Valentine’s weekend breaks to Northumberland are guaranteed to give you lasting memories.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to organise your romantic getaway. Whether you’re looking to stay in one of our charming countryside holiday homes or want to browse our Northumberland coastal cottages, you could be enjoying an extended break in paradise in no time at all. 


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