Our self catering accommodation in Northumberland is the perfect location for a country retreat in an area that is renowned for its beauty and rich wildlife. From our homely base in the cottages you can explore the national park, nearby towns, the Northumberland coast and the Borders.
Our holiday cottages; Byre Cottage, Coquet Cottage, Reivers Cottage, Cheviot Cottage, Pheasant Lodge and Pine Lodge are located in a wooded valley on the banks of the River Coquet on the boarders of the beautiful Northumberland National Park. Our position near Cragside, Rothbury, Alnwick and Hadrian's Wall, along with the likes of Bamburgh, Berwick, Craster, Holy Island and Seahouses on Northumberland's Heritage Coast, cannot be improved on for a family holiday in Northumberland. You can view our prices and availability on-line.
Byre cottage is a very spacious barn conversion, with many unique features such as a large lounge and dining area, with wooden steps...
Coquet cottage has lots of characte; it is over 200 year old and also has a lot of unique features. This cottage has a double room with all the original...
Cheviot Cottage is a slightly more modern cottage, with a large family kitchen and laundry room. It hosts a large sitting room with a dining area...
Pheasant Lodge is a new real solid wood log cabin built with oak windows and doors double glazed and fully fitted out to a high...
This beautiful log cabin is new to our complex. Pine Lodge is beautifully furnished and very modern; it has a double room and a twin room...
If you're looking for accommodation for four people in Northumberland, then why not book the Reivers Lodge, a Scandinavian log cabin...
1 Jul 2011 to 31 Aug 2011
For dedicated and new bird watchers, this is a must see trip, taking you out to the Coquet Island reserve on the Catamaran Shokwave, we first cruise the full reserve shoreline to give you close up views of the breeding birds, then on to the inner west side of the reserve. ( +44 01665 710835 )
15 Jul 2011 to 17 Jul 2011
Dance, ceilidh, competitions, pub sessions, concert and workshops. Outdoor display of music, song and dance. Tel: +44 01669 62100
18 Jun 2011
re you up to the challenge? Register for the stunning 10k run at Cragside by visiting www.runnorthumberland.com and complete an entry form. Or call 01669 622033.
18 Jun 2011 to 25 Jun 2011
The third Rothbury and Coquetdale midsummer Walking Festival. With 15 walks over the eight days there is something for everybody. Visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk for more information
25 Jun 2011 to 26 Jun 2011
An annual event showcasing the work of local artists, photographers and craftspeople against the background of Norhumberland's most attractive coastal village.
8 Jul 2011 to 10 Jul 2011
The festival is held over 1 weekend in July, in the beautiful setting of Brinkburn Priory in the heart of Northumberland. The Priory, nestling in quiet solitude in a bend of the meandering river Coquet, is a 12th century Augustine priory... (+44 1665 833 751)
The Alnwick Garden – Garden Party
22nd June 2.30pm – 10pm (last admissions 8.30pm)
Following the visit of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to The Alnwick Garden on June 22nd, The Alnwick Garden will open to visitors from 2.30 -10pm...
26 Jun 2011 to 26 Jun 2011
Have a go at the noble art of archery with the local team of experts. ( +44 0191 2691215 )
25 Jun 2011 to 25 Jun 2011
An outdoor concert in the Inner Ward with the castle as a backdrop. Either bring a picnic or eat in the castle cafeteria. This brilliant fifty strong youth band play a mixture of local, Scottish, Irish and Scandinavian traditional music.... ( +44 01668 214 208 )
26 Jun 2011 to 26 Jun 2011
The annual Ashington street fair 2011, Now in its fourteenth year, even bigger and better with street entertainment, Wansbeck's got talent competition, local bands, children's dancing, family funfair ,children's rides and games ( + 44 07976 566926 )
26 Jun 2011 to 30 Aug 2011
Don't get bored over the school holidays- go wild in the woods! Build dens, do woodland arts and crafts, listen to stories or make up your own, fly kites, look for mini beasts, relax with some yoga, sit around the campfire, make music, play games, hunt for treasure, go to a teddy bears picnic, make puppets and much, much more.... ( +44 01388 537046 )
27 Jul 2011
As part of our programme of summer 'wildlife' activity taster days, join us on a trek through Kielder Forest looking for red squirrels. Wear old, warm clothing.( +44 01434 251 000 )
30 Jul 2011 to 6 Aug 2011
Eight days of passionate folk dancing, music and colourful costumes. Now in its 36th year, the 2011 Festival will feature more performers than ever.
Tel: +44 01665 511333
30 Jul 2011 to 30 Jul 2011
Join our archaeologist on a special access guided walk to discover the historical secrets of Rothley Crags through the centuries and view the beautiful Wallington Estate from the top of the castle!
1 Aug 2011 to 31 Aug 2011
Kielder Castle's Duchess Gallery plays host to an exhibition of local landscape photographs by Big River Photography. Prints are for sale and can be purchased at the Gift Shop.( +44 01434 250209 )
New Availability Section added to the website:
You can now check when our holiday cottages are free online without having to ring for information.
Download the Northumberland National Park Wildlife Information Brochure:
You can use this information to plan a route to see some of the rare wildlife in the Nation Park..
Shepherds Walks was set up in 1999 by Jon Monks, who at that time was a full time Hill Shepherd in Northumberland. More used to looking after sheep he started shepherding people around the hills, rather than sheep.
Opens up a new perspective on walking in the Cheviot Hills at the heart of the Northumberland National Park
Bird Watching in Alwinton
Upland bird watching in England gets no better than in Upper Coquetdale around Alwinton.