Self-catering holiday cottages in Longhoughton
Just a mile and a half from the breathtaking Northumberland coast, a choice of Longhoughton holiday cottages make this quiet rural village a lovely holiday destination for couples and families. Longhoughton is a small village with a long history reaching back to medieval times; its Saxon-era church has been used both for defence and smuggling across the centuries. Lying beneath the whinstone outcrop of Ratcheugh Crag, Longhoughton is a popular spot for point-to-point racing, with miles of beautiful coastal and country trails for eager walkers and cyclists to follow. Guests enjoying the stylish self-catering accommodation of Longhoughton holiday cottages can head to the secluded, remote and peaceful beaches of Sugar Sands (2 miles) and Longhoughton Steel (1.5 miles), with the picturesque village of Boulmer providing a cosy inn for a relaxed dinner out (1.5 miles).
Longhoughton makes a great base for exploring the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within easy reach are numerous delightful fishing villages including Seahouses (13 miles), Craster (5 miles) and Alnmouth (4 miles), with a variety of great places to eat and drink, independent shops, quaint harbours and sandy beaches. Northumberland is known for its many historic castles such as Bamburgh (16 miles), Dunstanburgh (5 miles) and Warkworth (7 miles). There are plenty of opportunities near our Northumberland holiday cottages to take boat trips to nature reserves on the Coquet Islands and Farne Islands, or you can drive over to Holy Island, which is home to Lindisfarne Castle and the remains of Lindisfarne Priory. Heading inland, the thriving town of Alnwick is known for its imposing castle and the magical Alnwick Garden.