holiday cottages in Northumberland

Self catering cottages in Northumbria
holiday cottages in Northumberland for Christmas and New Year and throughout the year

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Luxury self-catering accommodation to rent in Northumbria

Holiday cottage in Northumberland

Northumberland is an amazing county for a holiday or short break - 65 miles of coast, wonderful architecture, amazing gardens, and great walking in the Cheviot Hills. One of the UK 's best kept secret is the eastern coast south of England's border with Scotland. The first visitors to discover Northumberland were the Romans, who peppered the Cheviot Hills with forts. In 122 AD Hadrian's Wall was built and there are many cottages to rent near Hadrian's Wall - great for exploring this amazing Roman barrier between the English and the Scots. You can walk the length of the wall from a holiday cottage in Wallsend-on-Tyne. There are some amazing vacation retreats and bed and breakfast accommodation in Northumberland - from whitewashed hill cottages, castles by the coast, or a fisherman's cottage by the sea - country house hotels are also popular.

North of Alnwick is the small fishing village of Craster - you can buy fabulous cured kippers here and if you are renting a holiday home in the area then you should walk the coast path to Dunstanburgh Castle - a spectacular walk. The beach below Bamburgh Castle has the most amazing shells and the castle is a fairy-tale medieval castle with a good museum. Holy Island is another must if you have found a holiday house to let in Northumberland - Holy Island is accessible only at low tide via the 2 mile causeway. Lindisfarne is the earliest site of Christianity in Britain, and the Tudor castle (domesticated by Lutyens) and Gertude Jekyll's walled garden are also fascinating. Berwick-upon-Tweed is a popular destination - and a centre for those on a fishing holiday on the Tweed - one of the greatest salmon rivers in the UK. If you are in selfcatering near Eyemouth then you will want to eat fresh lobster and fish from the wonderful restaurants near the harbour - one of the great joys of staying in a Northumbrian cottage by the sea is the superb seafood.
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Northumbria cottages for Christmas or New Year

Northumberland is a fantastic part of the UK to spend Christmas or New Year - whether you want to rent a cottage or farmhouse you will find a great selection of luxury holiday accommodation here. A New Year cottage in Northumberland, with a roaring log fire and a view of the beach, is a great holiday destination. Whatever type of holiday cottage you want to rent for Christmas or New Year in Northumbria you will find it by clicking a link. Northumberland has some of the most breathtaking scenery in England - miles of unspoilt coast, and picturesque villages such as Alnwick, Bamburgh, Beadnell, Rothbury and Wooler. There are idyllic holiday cottages in Northumberland available near Berwick, Allendale, Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge - or you could rent a cottage near Alnwick and visit the spectacular Alnwick Castle. Alnwick gardens are one of Northumbria's newest tourist attractions and the cascades, waterfalls and fountains have attracted international acclaim and are a magnet for garden lovers from throughout the world. Alnwick Castle is popular with children as it was the setting for Hogworts in the Harry Potter films.

If you want to spend the holidays relaxing with friends or family, then you will find the perfect Northumberland self catering cottage for Christmas here. There are isolated English country cottages for 2 and large holiday houses for several families to share. If you want to spend a romantic week away for Christmas or New Year in Northumberland with your loved one then you have come to the right place. We had a wonderful short break away at New Year last year in Northumberland (booked at the last minute!) in a fantastic holiday cottage by the sea, which even allowed us to take our pet. We hightly recommend a break in Northumbria - just press the link below to view a great selection of holiday cottages in this lovely part of England available for Christmas and New Year breaks.

Press here to book a self-catering cottage for New Year in Northumberland - select the availability search to see all the holiday accommodation available for Christmas or New Year holidays - or ring 0845 268 1246. Newcastle is a particularly lively place to spend New Year in England - great bars and restaurants ensure a wonderful atmosphere. Christmas or New Year are great times to visit Northumberland as the tourist rush of the summer is gone and you can explore this unspoilt part of the UK in peace and quiet.