I joined the Cottages in Northumberland team in 2010 after previously working in marketing for a number of years in the travel and hospitality industries. I’ve always been passionate about Northumberland and it’s a very special place for me. I spent a lot of my childhood in Northumberland, enjoying both the coast and country, something I still do now with my own family, I love creating new memories of great days out in Northumberland. It truly is a magical place where you will always be given a warm welcome!
What’s your favourite activity in Northumberland?
There’s nothing I enjoy more than blowing away the cobwebs with a refreshing walk along the beach with my family, including our lovely dog Tess. There are so many great walks along the coast in Northumberland, with some stunning scenery to enjoy - it’s guaranteed to make you smile and help you sleep well!
What’s your favourite restaurant or pub in Northumberland?
There are so many great places to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice! My personal favourite is The Treehouse Restaurant at The Alnwick Garden. You can be assured of a magical and unforgettable dining experience with great food and service in a unique setting. My top tip would be to book in advance as it can get busy in peak times.
Where’s your favourite place to visit in Northumberland?
I love Bamburgh as there’s so much to enjoy whether it be a visit to the castle, beach, Grace Darling Museum or enjoying afternoon tea at the Copper Kettle tearooms. Finish off your day with a trip to the local butchers where you can pick up some award winning Bamburgh Bangers (sausages!) to enjoy for tea. My other favourite place is the stunning Alnwick Castle and Garden as there is so much for all the family to enjoy - whether you fancy trying broomstick training, archery or exploring the fun and interactive gardens with lots of great water features and activities.
What’s your number 1 top tip for those planning a cottage holiday in Northumberland?
To get the most out of your stay, take a look at our website before your holiday to get some ideas for great days out. We have some great suggestions for both indoor and outdoor activities; including watersports, trips to the Farne Islands and pamper days!