Northumberland Rambling Accommodation
Walking Cottages and Accommodation in Berwick upon Tweed, Hexham, Morpeth, Northumberland
Apple Tree Cottage, Belford
Apple Tree Cottage provides accommodation for four people and is perfect for a relaxing holiday or a short break.
The cottage offers visitors to Northumberland a comfortable place to stay having all the amenities you would wish for right on the doorstep and only minutes away from footpaths leading to open countryside and scenic views.
It offers the 'best of both worlds' - peace and tranquillity to those wishing to escape to the country but not wishing to be in the middle of no where! And to those wishing to go to see the attractions or take up an activity, it's an ideal base.
For hill walking, visit the Cheviots via Wooler, where there are numerous marked pathways
and breath taking walks (and only 9 miles away from Apple Tree Cottage). For example you could do an exhilarating walk with equally exhilarating panoramic views from the top of Humbleton Hill, in the Cheviots. This particular walk is approximately 5 miles and takes 2-3 hours.
Or you could try some local walks, for example walking from Apple Tree Cottage to St Cuthbert's Cave and enjoy views of Lindisfarne and as far as Berwick Upon Tweed. Alternatively, you could choose a long circular walk, or from many other shorter and equally scenic options in the same area.
Coastal walk, from Budle Bay (approx 2.3 miles from Apple Tree Cottage) to Bamburgh is another one of our favourites.
Alternatively you can travel North (11 miles from the cottage) to Holy Island or Lindisfarne. Joined to the mainland by a causeway exposed twice daily at low tide, you can enjoy a three mile walk around Lindisfarnes shores and at the same time visit the Castle and Prior, where the famous Gospels were written.
Bottle Cottage is a stone built cottage sleeping 6, situated in the small village of Harbottle in Northumberland National Park. Flagstone floors, woodburners in the lounge and kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge and large kitchen diner. Contemporary decor yet still also in keeping with the cottages’ age.
Hill walking, riverside walks, drovers routes from the doorstep. Historic castle ruins and The Drake Stone said to be used by Druids - history abounds. Comfy beds and cosy fires to come home to. Roomy enough for 6 yet not overwhelming for 2.
9 miles from market town of Rothbury.
Sleeps 2, double or twin. On a quiet working farm. 3 stars.
Kielder Self Catering Accommodation
We have to offer fantastic views, bags of peace and quiet at a "get away from it all" venue at our converted and upgraded Shepherd`s Bothy with beds for four with 1 x double and a set of bunks which will suit walkers and families alike.
The Bothy has been converted to a high standard with a single bedroom, separate bathroom with shower and an open plan living and kitchen area with wood burning stove as we aim to offer this accommodation year round. The Bothy is air-conditioned so will stay warm in winter and cool in summer.
We also offer a 3 bedroom 6 berth static caravan which is completed to a high standard.
The Bothy is located on the edge of the Kielder Water Reservoir next to our home, High Hawkhope Cottage which is in the heart of the forest. You literally can step out of the front door and be on a forest track.
Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel
OUR HISTORY & HERITAGE
The original building was founded in the 11th Century as a bastion to repel the marauding Scots. Robert Umfraville, a cousin of King William I, was charged with protecting Tynedale and Redesdale and keeping them `free from wolves and enemies`. In 1388 the Tower withstood its fiercest attack from the Scots following the bloody battle of Otterburn. A monument to the battle is within walking distance just north of the hotel. Its most famous owner was `Mad Jack Hall`, a well-known Jacobite who was executed at Tyburn for high treason. His initials are still carved above one of the original doors. The historic beauty of the hotel is seen in every room, which have been individually refurbished to the standards of comfort and luxury expected by today`s visitors.
EXPLORING OUR WOODS & GROUNDS
The grounds are set in formal terraced lawns where you are at liberty to enjoy your lunch in the summer or perhaps a pre dinner drink on the lawn. They make a beautiful setting for a wedding, which the hotel is licensed to perform. Behind the hotel is woodland and open farmland with a choice of walks whether you want a stroll or a day exploring. Walk through the bluebell wood and down to the old boating lake. Walk the Otterburn Trial and see the views from the old Roman settlement. Walk the Pennine Way, hire bicycles, or fish the River Rede which is complimentary for all residents of The Otterburn Castle Hotel.
NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK
The surrounding countryside is part of the Northumberland National Park with such breathtaking scenery that it is hard to believe it was once the scene of battles and conflict. The Otterburn Tower is in the valley of `Wild Redesdale` a location rich in things to do, walking, cycling, fishing, riding, shooting, visiting gardens and castles, golf and watersports. Whether you want to relax or be active in this rural valley of `Wild Redesdale` there is plenty to do.
THINGS TO DO & SEE
Sail on nearby Kielder Water, indulge in water sports, try flying birds of prey or just explore the beauty of Kielder Forest where there are many activities planned throughout the year, from festivals to a deer watch and children`s adventure days. Whether you want to relax, go shopping or be active, explore the history, the hotel is an ideal centre point to do all these things. We are less than one hour`s drive away from the Scottish Border towns, the Metro Centre (indoor shopping at its best!), Alnwick Castle and Gardens (where scenes from the famous `Harry Potter` films were made), coast castles, sandy beaches and National Trust properties that include Wallington Hall and Cragside.
Riverside Cottage - West Thirston
Riverside Cottage is a period, character self catering holiday property that sleeps 4, overlooking the River Coquet. Built by the Duke of Northumberland at the turn of the century, It is set in the attractive Village of West Thirston in the heart of rural Northumberland (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The cottage has been lovingly renovated to a high standard whilst keeping all its original character.
St Cuthbert`s House
St Cuthbert`s House is the perfect base for walking on the Northumberland coast, and the Cheviots. Come and stay in a truly unique 200 year-old former church, full of character, yet brimming with high quality facilities and attention to detail in every aspect. St Cuthberts House is much more than just a place to stay. We are in a very quiet area, yet just a short stroll from the busy village centre and harbour in Seahouses (where boats leave for the Farne Islands), and the stunning beach.
St Mary`s Inn
Set in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside near Morpeth and just 23 minutes from Newcastle.
St Mary`s Inn is kept in the great tradition of British inn-keeping with genuine warmth and generosity whether you come for a drink, a meal or an overnight stay. 11 country-style bedrooms which are light and airy, with well lit bathrooms, big windows and soft carpets.
Great home-cooked food and a selection of local ales. Rambler friendly. Dog friendly. Family friendly. Cycle friendly.
Perfect for exploring the Northumbrian countryside. Part of the Jesmond Dene House family.
The Hides, Seahouses, Northumberland
We are great value, self-catering en-suite accommodation on the beautiful Northumberland Coast. We are located in Seahouses, just a 10 minute walk from the village centre, with it`s numerous restaurants, pubs and shops.
We have 5 rooms, which sleep 4, in 2 single beds and a set of bunk beds. All have an en-suite toilet and shower.
There is a fully equipped, self catering kitchen and shared dining area.
We provide a drying room, with dehumidifier and heating, perfect for keeping your wet boots out of your room.
The Lookout Bunkbarn
For those looking for great value accommodation, which is a step up from camping, Springhill`s new Bunkhouse is the ideal solution. With its stunning views towards the Farne Islands and Cheviot Hills the Bunkhouse is perfect for groups, families or independent travellers looking for value for money yet comfortable accommodation without a compromise on quality.
Newly built for 2010 reclaimed from a once derelict farm building, the Bunkhouse can sleep up to 32. The Bunkhouse is available to book as a whole or on a per bed, per night basis.
With its breezy, seaside feel the Bunkhouse is different to traditional backpackers style hostels. Come home after a days` exploring to serviced, comfortable, clean rooms, under floor heating, a well equipped communal living room and a fully equipped self catering kitchen.
Additional Bunkhouse information:
Sleeps up to 32
There are eight rooms, each with two singles and one bunk bed
En suite shower facilities in each room
Elevated terrace and BBQ area with seating
Large communal sitting room with communal dining area
Television and DVD player
Fully equipped kitchen
Secure bike storage
Sleeping bag / towel hire
Car parking facilities
Children`s play area and picnic area
Large grassed area for ball games
Well-stocked information area
24 hour emergency contacts
Peak season reception area selling bread / milk and eggs
Breakfast upon request
Pack lunch service
The Bunkhouse is open from March to October. Arrivals between 4pm and 8pm with departures before 10am.
Bedroom and en suite cleaning takes place between 2pm and 4pm.
All electricity, heating, toilet and shower facilities are included in the cost.
Smoking is not permitted.
Regrettably no dogs allowed inside the Bunkhouse.
Group bookings and School parties
Springhill welcomes group bookings including school parties, clubs, organisations, field trips and team building parties.
With an abundance of wildlife, Sites of Special Scientific Interest on the doorstep and a diverse range of geographic features nearby, the Bunkhouse is well suited for educational and special interest groups.
Sleeping up to 32, Springhill is one of the largest providers of budget accommodation in one venue in the area. Additional budget accommodation can be provided in our wigwams giving a total of 57 beds. Discounts and offers apply to bookings with a group size of 12 and over.
The Queens Head, Rothbury
Traditional Local Inn with lovely letting rooms and great food.
Set in the spectacular surroundings of the Northumberland National Park and Simonside Hills, Rothbury is a walking paradise. Very reasonable off peak and midweek rates, email me.
Twenty Seven B&B
Dark Sky, walker, cyclist, astronomer, outdoor, dog, children & family friendly B&B, in Kielder village the most tranquil area of Northumberland.
Full Northumbrian, Vegetarian & Pescatarian breakfasts.
Home cooked evening meals and packed lunches available on request.
Nordic Walking instruction and guiding with Terry of Kielder Active.
Ideal for walking in Kielder Water & Forest Park including the 26 miles of the Lakeside Way. Or explore the secret ridges of the North Tyne watershed.
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