Northumberland National Park Cottages
Looking for a peaceful holiday hideaway? Look no further than the award-winning Northumberland National Park. Recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Special Scientific Interest, it covers a vast 400 square miles, which encompasses the Cheviot Hills in the north and Hadrian’s Wall in the south.
As the least populated National Park in the UK, you can be assured of a relaxing break away from the normal day to day and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the National Park with its characterful hills, valleys, woodlands, streams and an abundance of wildlife, including red squirrels, deer and the curlew.
Discover the unique landscapes and remote and dramatic valleys in the National Park including College Valley and Ingram Valley. Walkers will also love meandering through woodland at the foot of both the well-loved Cheviot and Simonside Hills.
Stargazers will love staying in the Northumberland National Park within villages such as Alwinton, near the market town of Rothbury, due to its International Dark Sky Park status. It is also Europe’s largest area of protected night sky awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association. The Park has indeed some of the darkest skies in the world!
Enjoy relaxing nights at your holiday cottage looking at the incredible night sky. When night falls you can also visit specific sites such as Kielder Observatory and Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory where you can truly experience dark skies through organised solar and star gazing events - a magical and unique experience not to be missed during your holiday.
Kielder Water and Forest Park offers visitors the opportunity to experience breath-taking scenery while enjoying one of the many trails on foot or by bike (including electric bikes that can be hired on the day).
Many of our self-catering holiday cottages are dog-friendly, allowing the whole family to enjoy a much-deserved holiday or short break set amidst stunning scenery with fantastic experiences to be enjoyed both day and night.
Days out can also be enjoyed discovering the many surrounding historic towns and picturesque seaside villages along the Northumberland heritage coast. Wherever you are in Northumberland, you are never far from great days out!