We're lucky enough to live in one of Northumberland’s most scenic valleys, in a county renowned for its unspoilt rural and archaeological landscapes, beautiful beaches and unique heritage. Our luxurious self-catering holiday cottages enjoy a peaceful setting in the traditional farming village of Branton, with the magnificent Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park on the doorstep. From purple heather on rolling hills to sweeping sandy beaches along a stunning coast, Northumberland really does offer some of the best walking and touring country in England. Whether you're looking for solitude in beautiful hill country studded with ancient hill forts, or interested in wildlife watching and beachcombing on spectacular seashores, or exploring the turbulent past of this historic border country through the prism of historic castles such as Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth, our self-catering holiday cottages are perfectly situated for all these and more.
Here are just a few of our favourite places, which you can get to quickly and easily by car:
Ingram Valley - 5 minutes
Alnwick Castle and Garden - 15 minutes
Northumbrian coast and beaches - 25 minutes
Cragside (National Trust) - 15 minutes
Chillingham Castle - 25 minutes
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“Second year here, second marvellous holiday. Cottage and facilities superb. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and will come back again. Plenty to do, plenty to see. A wonderful part of the country.” – The Simpsons, Solihull
“We’ve had a fabulous week – cold, clear days, snow on the Cheviots, frost on the horse’s back in the mornings and brisk walks along the deserted beaches. Northumberland is surely Britain’s best kept secret. The accommodation has been superb – every detail thought of. We will definitely be back.” – Danny, Liz, Sue, Ivan, Isobel (4) and George (2), Cambridge
“A beautiful location, very spacious and comfortable cottage. Countryside outstanding. We also enjoyed all the leisure facilities – first class.” – Wendy & Gerald
> “I really enjoyed staying in Heathery, the rooms were really spacious and I really enjoyed watching the rabbits. The swimming pool was lovely and I really relished the trampoline! Wihtout a doubt, I would love to come again!” – Sally Atkinson (10yrs).
"Probably the best self-catering accommodation we've ever stayed in. Wonderful views from every window. Our stay flew by and the time to go home was upon us in no time. Like many others, we'd love to come back soon!" Sue, Dave, Steph and Elaine, Basingstoke