Holidays on the Northumberland coast

On England’s northern border is a wild and rugged land. Northumberland is all about sweeping moorland, dramatic rocky coastline and some of the darkest night skies in Europe. Hadrian’s Wall, the point marking the most northerly limits of the Roman Empire is probably the county’s most famous historical site, but the area is full of ancient ruins and other historic places. Head outdoors to explore the windswept wilds of the Northumberland National Park or the nature-rich coast, home to colonies of rare sea birds and marine mammals, and then return to one of our holiday cottages and put your tired feet up.

The dining area at Glen House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Glen House 

Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a break at Glen House, a cosy, simple mid-terrace cottage on Holy Island, a tranquil retreat just a few kilometres off the Northumberland coast. If you love birds, then this little cottage is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with the harbour 400 metres away.

The dining room at Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland

Lookout Cottage 

Located in a stunning position with sweeping views out to sea, Lookout Cottage is a just a few minutes’ walk to Embleton, with gorgeous coastal walks all round. As a former coastguard lookout, you can even sleep on the original bunks used by the coastguards, although adults will be pleased to hear there's a double bed as well.

Exterior of Rockside Cottage, Northumberland

Rockside Cottage 

Rockside is a former fisherman's cottage with breath-taking views over Embleton Bay. This gorgeous holiday home is conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from The Ship Inn, a traditional pub and micro-brewery, and a family-friendly sandy beach, so should tick all your coastal holiday boxes.

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

St Oswald’s Cottage 

Situated on Holy Island, St Oswald’s is a large (three bedroom) detached stone cottage with an uninterrupted view of the famous Lindisfarne Castle. Moments from the water’s edge, this beautiful holiday home is in a fabulous position at the very edge of the village. For architecture fans, it was also designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and features a steep pantiled roof.

The exterior of Risemoor, Alnwick, Northumberland

Risemoor 

Risemoor boasts a spectacular location. This spacious former pub sits between Newton Village and the ruined Dunstanburgh Castle on one of the finest stretches of beach in the UK - which is also great for rockpooling if you're taking the kids. With views over next door Newton Pool Nature Reserve, keep your eyes peeled for resident otters.