Bamburgh Castle Northumberland overlooking the sea

Self-catering holiday cottages in Northumberland

Northumberland is one of the most beautiful counties of England, and its most northernmost and sparsely populated. Much of the land is protected as a National Park – further out, the region’s North Sea coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making Northumberland a wonderful place to visit if you like picturesque sightseeing. Anyone on a self-catering break in Northumberland, will, of course, want to know that they can take a break from the kitchen and enjoy a meal prepared by someone else.

As a rule, inns and pubs in the county offer an especially hearty welcome, with great locally sourced and prepared food, often in a home-made style, accompanied by superb drinks, some brewed or fermented in the heart of Northumberland.

You’ll find plenty of character in these independent, family run hostelries scattered throughout the towns and villages of the county. Many are in fact the focal point of long-established and traditional communities, and will be only too happy to extend the hand of friendship to visitors. And if wanted, they’ll be only to pleased to offer friendly information and advice about the area, and, if you’re lucky, a bit of local gossip thrown in as well! We have a range of beautiful holiday cottages in Northumberland, ready to rent - please take a look.

Sleeps: 6. Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 2 twin). Morpeth 5 miles. Short breaks off-peak. Sorry, no pets. Disabled access. Gym, swimming pool and Spa facilities.

Beacon Hill Cottage Morpeth Northumberland

Beacon Hill Cottage, Morpeth

Beacon Hill Cottage is one of 15 self catering holiday cottages on a beautiful farm, situated deep in unspoilt countryside between the Cheviot Hills and the magnificent Northumberland Heritage Coast. The holiday homes are within a short walk of a superb spa and a wide range of leisure facilities are...

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Sleeps: 6. Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 2 twin). Low Newton by the Sea. Short breaks off-peak. Sorry, no pets. Elevated coastal position, walk to the sandy beach.

Cullernose Cottage Alnwick Northumberland

Cullernose Cottage, Alnwick

Cullernose Cottage is a 5 star self catering holiday cottage on Northumberland's Heritage Coast. This beautiful holiday cottage could not be better placed for a self catering family holiday. Located in a picturesque coastal village, it enjoys an elevated coastal position with views towards the...

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Sleeps: 6. Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 2 twin, 2 pullout beds). Newbiggin-by-the-sea. Short breaks off-peak. Dogs welcome. Coastal property near sandy beach

Seaview Cottage Newbiggin-by-the-sea Northumberland

Seaview Cottage, Newbiggin-by-the-sea

Seaview Cottage sleeps 2-6 people in 2 bedrooms. Situated in the pretty seaside town of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, and just a stone's throw from the beach, the cottage provides a superb base for visiting this Northumbrian coastline, Tyneside and the Scottish borders. The area is rich in wildlife -...

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Sleeps 4. (1 double, 1 twin). Wooler. Short breaks off-peak - min. of 3 nights. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Tennis court and Trout and salmon fishing on site

Topsy Turvey Cottage Wooler Northumberland

Topsy Turvey Cottage, Wooler

A five star 2 bedroom cottage situated in the Glendale Valley and with views of the Cheviot Hills, Topsy Turvey is one of three cottages for rent at Turvelaws, a working farm just beyond the pretty market town of Wooler, and on the fringes of the National Park. Topsy Turvey is a beautiful location...

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Sleeps 8-10. (2 double, 2 twin, 1 sofabed). Wooler. Short breaks off-peak min. of 3 nights. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Walking, fishing, gliding, riding or cycling close by and use of tennis court.

Dovecot Cottage Wooler Northumberland

Dovecot Cottage, Wooler

A large 4 bedroom self-catering holiday cottage in Northumberland, awarded 5 stars by Visit England, Dovecot is a beautifully renovated barn conversion situated in the Glendale Valley just bordering the National park. Equidistant between Berwick Upon Tweed and Alnwick and just a half hour from...

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Sleeps 2. Bedrooms: 1 (1 double). Wooler. Short breaks off-peak min. of 3 nights. 2 well-behaved small dogs welcome. Tennis court, trout and salmon fishing on site.

The Smithy Wooler Northumberland

The Smithy, Wooler

A perfect holiday cottage for a couple has been created from an original farm smithy in Wooler, Northumberland. Awarded 5 stars by Visit England, The Smithy nestles in the Glendale Valley at the edge of the National park. Positioned 16 miles from both Berwick Upon Tweed and Alnwick, both fantastic...

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Bedrooms:4 - 2 ensuite doubles and 2 twins. Luxury barn conversion. Located near to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Alnwick Berwick-on-Tweed, Bamburgh. White sand beaches.

Moonstone Cottage Beal Northumberland

Moonstone Cottage, Beal

Moonstone cottage is located on the spectacular Northumberland coast. Set in an area of outstanding national beauty, the white sand beaches along this stretch of coast are among the best in Britain. Walking along the grassy dunes and sandy shores of Holy Island, you enjoy the most un crowded and...

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Cottage by the sea in Lesbury, near Alnwick with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Exterior | Wagtail Cottage, Lesbury, near Alnwick

Well equipped

Wagtail Cottage, Alnmouth

Part of a row of 4, this charming, terraced property makes for a homely base from which to begin your adventure in Northumberland.

  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
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Holiday break in the Northumberland

There can be no doubt that anyone on a self-catering holiday break in the Northumberland and Borders region has to cite Hadrian's Wall, one of our finest UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as a must-see attraction. It is certainly one of our best-known and most loved.

What is absolutely amazing is to stand by it – and so much of it still remains to this day – and ponder that it was once patrolled by guards, Centurions and soldiers from all four corners of the Roman Empire. Yet it is still possible to allow your imagination to run rife and get a feeling for what life was like for those Romans stationed there. And to bear in mind that they were not just an aeroplane journey from home.

Although Hadrian's Wall was certainly Roman Britain's most major building project ever, it only took eight years. When you think of the time it takes to construct five miles of motorway using modern diggers, excavators and earth movers, and that it only took eight years to construct the 73 miles of wall and outpost buildings almost two thousand years ago, is a truly remarkable testament to Emperor Hadrian and the Romans.

If you are renting a cottage, lodge or other self-catering accommodation with a view to exploring the wall and surrounding regions, the most outstanding parts of it are located in the western area of Northumberland. Many people base themselves in and around Hexham, which gives great access to the wall and many other attractions in the region.