Holiday cottages in Northumberland

England’s northernmost county is an explorer’s playground with its vast landscapes, mighty castles and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, it’s an inspiring place to bring kids as the past comes alive at its many historic sites.

Conquer the countryside and follow Hadrian’s Wall or laze on the golden dunes of Embleton Bay. Discover the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle or take a boat trip to the Farne Islands and gaze upon rare seabirds and seals.

But first find your ideal base. We’ve got many places to stay all within walking distance to the open countryside or stunning coastline.

Exterior of Peel Bothy, Hexham, Northumberland

Peel Bothy, Hexham 

Conquer the countryside when you stay in this single-storey cottage surrounded by rolling hills and Hadrian’s Wall in the distance. The wood-burning stove makes it the perfect nook after a long day of rambling.

The exterior of Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland

Lookout Cottage, Alnwick 

Guard the seas in this coastal lookout building. With original bunk beds used by the coastguards and a double bed this cottage is ideal for a family. It’s based near Newton Point and the golden sands of Embleton are just five minutes away.

The exterior of Rockside Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland

Rockside Cottage, Alnwick 

With panoramic sea views from its windows, this former fisherman’s cottage is a two minute walk from the sandy beach of Embleton Bay. It’s nestled in a square, which is also home to the famous Ship Inn and micro-brewery.

The exterior of St Oswald's Cottage, Holy Island, Northumberland

St Oswald's Cottage, Holy Island 

Built in the 20th-century for the owner of Lindisfarne Castle, Edward Hudson, Grade-II listed St. Oswald’s is perfect for history enthusiasts. It overlooks Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island harbour and the surrounding countryside.

Housesteads holiday cottage

Housesteads, Hexham 

This delightful Victorian farmhouse has been beautifully restored, maintaining some original features with all the modern comforts. The cottage is located just 50 yards from the ruins of Housesteads Fort and a stunning section of Hadrian’s Wall. There are outstanding views towards the North Pennines and excellent walking trails nearby.

The exterior of Garden Cottage, Morpeth, Northumberland

Garden Cottage, Morpeth 

This charming cottage is set among the gardens of Cragside and offers inspiring views across the Italian Terrace and historic parkland to the Coquet Valley and Simonside Hills beyond. Situated in the most southerly part of the Cragside Estate, guests have easy access to the formal gardens and hilly woodland.

The exterior of Springwell Cottage, nr Hexham, Northumberland

Springwell Cottage, nr Hexham 

After a day’s exploring the Northumberland countryside and nearby Hadrian’s Wall, Springwell makes the perfect base to warm by the fire upon return. Converted from a pair of 18th-century farm workers’ cottages, it provides a spacious and comfortable stay with extensive views of the surrounding countryside.

The exterior of Park Cottage, Morpeth, Northumberland

Park Cottage, Morpeth 

Live like a Victorian in this Arts and Crafts style cottage. Carefully restored to retain many of its original features, Park Cottage provides a comfortable stay with a hint of Victorian luxury. It’s situated in the most southerly part of the Cragside Estate so guests can benefit from easy access to the formal gardens and hilly woodland.

The exterior of Risemoor, Alnwick, Northumberland

Risemoor, Alnwick 

Rising above the dunes of Embleton Bay is the charming stone-walled Risemoor. A one minute stroll will take you onto the golden sands of the beach and the iconic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. It also sits adjacent to Newton Pol Nature Reserve where a good variety of birds can be seen throughout the year and if you are very lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the elusive otter.