Rural Northumberland Cottages
Experience some of Northumberland’s most beautiful landscapes with a holiday cottage in the heart of the Northumberland countryside.
There are many picturesque towns and villages in rural Northumberland including the scenic Wooler, Alwinton and Rothbury which provide the provide the perfect base for a holiday filled with explorations and adventures in Northumberland’s vast countryside.
Whether you plan to stay in the Northumberland National Park or in the areas around it, you can enjoy easy access to Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park and explore the stunning clear night sky.
The village of Rothbury known as ‘the capital of the Coquetdale’ is a popular choice with holidaymakers as there are lots of amenities in the village itself and some great walks around the area including the Simonside Hills, the Cheviot Hills and gentle riverside walks. There is also a golf course and swimming pool in the village as well as some great restaurants and traditional pubs.
Just outside the village of Rothbury, lies Cragside House, Gardens and Estate, the former home of Lord Armstrong – the great Victorian Industrialist who was the first to power a house with hydroelectricity. A day out exploring this National Trust property is strongly recommended. Step back in time and explore inside Cragside House before choosing one of the many walks you can do around the vast Estate, including scenic woodland and lake walks. There is a lovely café and gift shop and fantastic adventure play areas for the children including a maze trail with wooden sculptures and lots of picnic spots. As with most of Northumberland, the Cragside Estate is dog-friendly ensuring no member of the family misses out.
The market town of Alnwick is within easy reach due to its central Northumberland location and should not be missed during your stay. Famous for the much-loved Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden, this historic market town promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family.
A holiday in the Northumberland countryside has so much to offer holidaymakers, from fantastic scenery, a peaceful location, wildlife aplenty, stargazing, cycling and rock climbing and of course miles of beautiful walking trails. It is also worth a mention that for those wanting to enjoy the best of both worlds – Northumberland’s magnificent coast is within easy reach and makes a great day out from your rural retreat.