Northumberland is England’s most Northerly County and also one of the most sparsely populated. It covers an area of two thousand and twenty square miles and has a very diverse landscape. There are rolling hills, desolate moorland, golden beaches and huge forests. Cottage holidays in Northumberland are an ideal way from which to explore this magnificent region.
Cottages are available to hire in rural locations, in villages and by the sea. Most of Northumberland is very quiet and there are not many towns, so wherever you stay, it will be very quiet. Cottages are available to hire all year round and can accommodate from two to eight people.
They are all decorated and furnished to high standards and have all the conveniences of modern living. Cottage holidays in Northumberland are excellent for romantic couple and also for family gatherings. There is so much to see and do in this stunning county so there should be something to keep everyone amused.
There are miles of sandy beaches passing by places such as Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh with their imposing castles. Holy Island is a place of pilgrimage with its ancient priory and as one of the earliest sites of Christianity in England. The island can be reached by a causeway when the tide goes out. Inland there is the Cheviot Hills, which is great for walking and cycling.
To the north of the region is the Roman Wall, which is also a wonderful place to go hiking. One of the largest towns in Northumberland is Alnwick. The castle here gained fame as Harry Potter was filmed here. There is also the spectacular Alnwick Gardens, which are well worth a visit.
Cottage holidays in Northumberland offer you the freedom from which to go and see all of these fantastic places. If you want to go out and party you are not very far from Newcastle, which has gained a reputation of being a good time city. After a day or night out it is always good to return to the cottage and put your feet up. Crack open a bottle of wine and enjoy the beautiful scenery that is all around you.