There is nowhere quite like Northumberland. With its dramatic landscapes of rolling hills, pristine beaches and historic castles it is ruggedly beautiful, and it is where Crabtree & Crabtree all started.
Won over by its wild and unassuming beauty, Emma Crabtree spent years singing the praises of this understated part of the world to anyone that would listen. She started by inviting friends and friends of friends to discover the wonders of the region for themselves sending them off with handwritten notes with details of favourite walks, epic rambles, cycling routes and where to find the best fish and chip shops or hidden picnic spots. Quickly realising that these other visitors, who came back again and again, were equally as enamoured with Northumberland as she was, Emma founded Crabtree & Crabtree in 2004.
Since then, Crabtree & Crabtree has blossomed into a dedicated team of local experts who manage a sought-after collection of over 300 holiday homes dotted across the north east of England and the south of Scotland. For all our growth, the essence of Crabtree & Crabtree remains the same: to seek out the most stylish and authentic self-catered holiday homes and to share our little black book of the very best local tips in order to create something truly special.
From quaint coastal cottages to grand country houses, our portfolio of holiday homes – the majority of which, unsurprisingly, can be found in Northumberland – includes dog friendly homes, sleek barn conversations, small hideaways for two, large family houses and stylish apartments. We even hold the keys to Neville Tower and The Clock Tower, which are located within the storied walls of the legendary Bamburgh Castle. Boasting exclusive access to the castle grounds and panoramic views over Bamburgh beach, the Farne Islands and Holy Island it makes for an unforgettable stay.
Located in some of the most beautiful spots in Britain with backdrops of rolling hills and sparkling coastline on the doorstep, each Crabtree & Crabtree property is unique and has been handpicked for its stunning location, unusual architecture, remarkable history or beautiful interiors. Going the extra mile to make your time with us as comfortable and luxurious as possible, we also offer the option to add on a raft of optional extras and services. From professional catering and childcare to dog-sitting services and at-home beauty and spa treatment, we’ve got everything covered so that all you need to do is concentrate on the important stuff – such as enjoying some unrushed time spent with your loved ones, countryside rambles, epic games of beach cricket, last sun-dappled afternoon and all that comes with a great British staycation.