Luxury Holidays in Northumberland

If you’re looking to upgrade your holiday experience, Northumberland is home to a wide selection of extravagant options. From Michelin star winning restaurants to first-grade golf courses, this county is an ideal location for fans of luxury living - with a breath-taking backdrop to boot.

Our guide to luxury holidays in Northumberland includes everything from an afternoon of golf to an evening of gourmet dining - and when you’re ready to settle in for the night at your very own rural retreat, our luxury holiday cottages give you a chance to do just that.

Let loose

Northumberland is home to a range of reputable golf courses, giving novices and seasoned players an opportunity to satisfy their golfing appetites.

The Northumberland Golf Club in Gosforth, just outside of Newcastle extends a warm welcome to both members and visitors and boasts one of the best heathland courses in the North of England. Take advantage of their modern clubhouse facilities, which uphold tradition while looking toward the future - just remember to adhere to the dress code!

Magdalene Fields Golf Club  can be found just five minutes from Berwick-upon-Tweed - with stunning views of the cliffs leading into Scotland from the signature par three eighth hole. Thanks to a spacious clubhouse and friendly local atmosphere, both parties and individuals are welcome throughout the year.

Alnmouth Golf Club is widely considered one of the North East’s very best. In spite of its coastal location, the golf course has a reputation for having the finest greens and was named one of the UK’s top 100 hidden gems by Golf Monthly magazine - making this one of Northumberland’s greatest draws as far as golf enthusiasts are concerned.

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course in Embleton Bay, near Craster, is a beautifully designed 18-hole course which will challenge all skill levels and ages and offers fabulous sea views. Known for its friendly atmosphere, the club welcomes all-comers.


When it comes to unique luxury holidays, a day of pampering is the key to a perfect trip. Finding sensational spa days in Northumberland is easy - but these are a couple of our favourite spots if indulgence is on your agenda:

Located in Chathill, Alnwick, Doxford Hall boasts a great range of opulent spa treatments - from rejuvenating facials to soothing body massages. Ideal for a day of indulgence, Doxford Hall is home to the best spa days in Northumberland - and once you’ve been well and truly spoiled, we’re sure to have your ideal holiday property thanks to our collection of luxury Alnwick cottages.

For a truly exclusive experience, Shilbottle’s Secret Spa is just a short drive from Alnwick and promises a day of utter decadence. Nestled in rural Northumberland, this centre of serenity offers visitors invigorating spa days guaranteed to help the stresses of the day melt away. Whether you’ve got your eye on a particular beauty treatment or can’t wait for an entire day of pure, unadulterated pampering, luxury holidays in Northumberland aren’t complete without a trip to The Secret Spa.


Eating out is one of the best parts of any Northumbrian holiday, thanks to the extensive and eclectic menus you’ll find throughout the region. From afternoon tea to gourmet dining, the North East is home to a number of reputable restaurants - and no matter what you’re in the mood for, premium quality cuisine is guaranteed.

The best restaurants in Northumberland

Slaley Hall is a stunning Edwardian mansion that prides itself on world-class private dining - making it an essential part of luxury holidays in Northumberland. With a five-star a la carte menu offering an extra helping of elegance, Slaley Hall is set in no less than 1000 acres of picturesque Northumbrian countryside.

The Treehouse is Alnwick Garden’s best kept secret, combining picturesque treetop dining with a decadent dinner menu. The magical atmosphere you’ll find in this one-of-a-kind eatery, coupled with its first-rate local cuisine, makes The Treehouse one of the very best restaurants in Northumberland.

Bouchon Bistrot is located in the heart of Hexham and a proud winner of the Best European Restaurant award in the North East Restaurant Awards. Serving country-style French cuisine of the highest quality, Bouchon Bistrot is one of the finest Northumberland restaurants and an ideal way to spend a luxurious evening in the region.

The best restaurants in Newcastle

Jesmond Dene House extends a warm welcome to anyone with an appetite for divine cakes with a side of champagne. For a selection of delicious scones, cakes and pastries coupled with your choice of fragrant loose leaf tea, take a trip to this opulent restaurant and experience afternoon tea the way it should be.

Marco Pierre White serves locally sourced produce cooked to perfection. This ultra-modern bar and grill is without doubt one of the best restaurants in Newcastle - and with a mouth-watering menu fit to burst with first-grade food, Marco Pierre White has well and truly earned his Michelin stars.

Restaurant ‘21’ can be found on Newcastle’s vibrant Quayside, where delicious dining options are in great supply. Its a la carte menu is as gourmet as it gets, offering an elegant twist on some of the world’s favourite dishes - and with canapés and cocktails on the cards, 21 is the epitome of luxury.

House of Tides is a stone’s throw from Newcastle’s iconic Tyne Bridge and offers an ever-changing menu using only the finest local ingredients - not to mention a drinks selection that is to die for. When it comes to the best Newcastle restaurants, no shortlist is complete without this Michelin star winner.

Luxury holiday cottages in Northumberland

In Northumberland, every day of opulence ends in the lap of luxury. Whether you’ve spent the day being professionally pampered in one of the region’s spectacular spas or your evening of Michelin star dining is coming to a close, the range of luxury cottages in Northumberland mean you can spend every night in style.

Northumberland is the ideal destination for unique luxury holidays, thanks to the number of upmarket activities on offer - and by exploring our elite collection of luxury Northumberland cottages, you can find the perfect property for a sumptuous staycation.

Explore our online catalogue of luxury cottages in Northumberland today to find your perfect match.