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Breamish Valley Cottages

Nestled at the foot

of the Cheviot Hills

Within easy reach of Northumberland’s Heritage Coast, our holiday cottages are surrounded by stunning rugged beauty, perfect tranquillity and breath-taking views. You’ll find some of the best walking country in England literally on your doorstep.

Due to the perfect location of our self-catering holiday cottages, there is plenty to see and do here for all generations. You can find solitude rambling through beautiful hill country rich in Iron Age archaeology and wildlife, cycle along peaceful country lanes, or enjoy a short drive on quiet roads to visit historic castles such as Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth on Northumberland’s spectacular coast. After a busy day’s sightseeing, finish the day with a leisurely dip in our indoor heated swimming pool before returning to the relaxing comfort of your luxury holiday cottage.

So, what are you waiting for? Book now and escape to luxury with Breamish Valley Cottages.

Situated in the

charming hamlet of Branton

Breamish Valley Cottages is situated in the charming hamlet of Branton, which was originally just two farms, a church and a school. The church has now closed but the school battles on.

The two ends of the village have evolved in different directions with Branton East Side continuing as an immaculately run farm, while Branton West Side, has gone down the tourist route. The Hardies began the conversion of the farm buildings and the Moralees took over in 1993 after leaving farming. Perhaps the most obvious legacy of our farming days are the cottage names, which nearly all come from fields on the farm at North Charlton.

The pool was built in 1994, Souterpot down to Heathery in 2003 and Hemmel House converted in 2006. After hearing from son Peter that he would like to join the business, we built five new cottages in 2012, Comby Hills round to Heron Hill. As well as Peter moving into the business, our three daughters have all been roped in to help over the years, whether it be in PR, IT or modelling for photographs.

The move from North Charlton kindled a new enthusiasm in us both as we gave up running in the Great North Run and took to the Cheviot Hills. Michele now has a ladies’ walking group called Pete’s Petals (named after their trainer), who take on challenges along the coast and in the hills. Peter has developed a later life obsession for ultramarathons (UTMB, Bob Graham Round etc.), all of which need a lot of family support  – all the children and grandchildren think he’s slightly mad!

We are extremely lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and are very pleased to share it with our guests and their families.

Our Northumberland Cottages

A very warm welcome

to Breamish Valley Holiday Cottages at Branton. You’ll find us in the tiny farming hamlet of Branton in one of Northumberland’s most scenic valleys. Abounding with sites of archaeological interest, this is a wonderful area for walking and cycling. With a never ending list of places to visit – including Alnwick Castle and Garden, Bamburgh Castle, Chillingham Castle, Cragside, Dunstanburgh Castle, the Farne Islands, Holy Island and Warkworth Castle, you’ll be spoilt for choice with scenery that literally takes your breath away.

Traditional country furnishings have been used throughout and all cottages have modern well-equipped kitchens with electric oven (Aga in Hemmel House), microwave, washer-dryer, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Sky TV, wireless Internet, DVD player, CD radio, telephones and well-stocked bookshelves are standard in all cottages, as well as wood-burning stoves and oil-fired central heating. For the comfort of all of our guests, we operate a strict no-smoking policy in all cottages.

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Leisure Facilities

Something for Everyone

For those who simply want to relax and take it easy, our spa offers a beautiful heated indoor swimming pool with a luxurious hot tub, sauna, steam room, sun-shower and treatment room.

For the more energetic guest, we provide an all-weather tennis court, football pitch, croquet lawn and putting green, as well as a well-equipped state-of-the-art fitness gym. Finally, our games room, complete with pool, table tennis and table football, air hockey and toys for the little ones promises to entertain all ages, while our trampoline is always a hit with the children.

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