Cottages in Rural Northumberland
We have a lovely collection of Northumberland holiday cottages in and around popular market towns such as Wooler, Rothbury, Alnwick and Hexham, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in the Northumberland countryside with family, friends and loved ones.
Just on the outskirts of the Northumberland National Park is the bustling market town of Rothbury, otherwise known as ‘the capital of the Coquetdale’. Rothbury is a great base for exploring the Northumberland countryside, whether you fancy a day climbing the Cheviot Hills or the Simonside Hills, a day at The National Trust’s Cragside House, Gardens and Estate, a round of golf, or simply a picnic on the river banks of the Coquet, you have everything you need for a great holiday on your doorstep. Rothbury has a superb range of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and hosts popular annual events such as the Rothbury Traditional Music Festival which is regarded by many as one of the best festivals in the region.
Wooler, known locally as ‘the gateway to the Cheviot Hills, Glendale Valley and the Northumberland National Park, puts you in a perfect location for exploring the surrounding hills and valleys. Situated in north Northumberland, this attractive market town with a fantastic selection of independent shops, pubs and café’s is close to the Scottish border, ideal for a day out. The foothills with their quiet country roads and bridleways are great for cycling, rock climbing and fishing. Wooler is the hosting town for the popular annual Glendale Show which showcases life in rural Northumberland with lots of local craft and food stalls and agricultural shows.
Nearby to Wooler is Chillingham Castle, thought to be one of the most haunted castles in Britain. If you feel brave enough, Chillingham Castle is a fantastic place to visit, with gardens, woodlands and lake to explore. There is also a lovely café and a gift shop.
Hexham has proudly won the prestigious title of ‘England’s favourite market town’ as voted for by Countrylife magazine readers and it's easy to see why. This attractive market town is situated in the hub of the Tyne Valley in the South West of Northumberland.
In the centre of town, with its pretty cobbled streets, is the 12th century Hexham Abbey, which has been a place of Christian worship since AD 674. Around the abbey are a great range of both independent shops and more familiar high street stores, art galleries, restaurants, pubs and a leisure centre – something for everyone whatever the weather. In the evening, there is also lots to do - with live music, theatre shows, a ten-pin bowling alley and a cinema.
A holiday in the Northumberland countryside has so much to offer holidaymakers, from fantastic scenery, peace and tranquillity, lots of wildlife, starry dark skies, excellent cycle tracks and miles and miles of beautiful walking trails through ancient woodlands, heather clad moorlands and dramatic hills and peaceful valleys. For those wanting to explore the wonderful coastline – Northumberland’s vast sandy beaches are within easy reach of wherever you choose to stay in Northumberland making a great day out before returning to your rural hideaway.