Cosy cottage in Northumberland

Cosy cottages in Northumberland

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Find some of the best cottages in Northumberland for a winter break with our round up of cosy cottages in Northumberland. From crackling log burners, to private hot tubs, to on-site telescopes, each suggestions has something that makes it especially irresistible for a winter stay.
Find the perfect Northumberland cottage for your winter getaway with our round up of some of the best cottages in Northumberland for a winter break.

We've picked a selection of countryside hideaways and seafront stays, all with the cosy characteristics that we crave in the winter months, such as open fires, soft robes, private hot tubs and sky lights for looking up at the stars.

Breamish Valley Cottages


Breamish Valley Cottages are nestled at the foot of the Cheviot Hills and are the definition of cosy winter hideaway. With log burners and an on-site spa with heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, there’s no better place to warm up after a winter day out traversing the Cheviot Hills, discovering the local history and admiring the surrounding scenery. There is also an on-site restaurant, The Bosk, where you can enjoy delicious meals with amazing views through the floor to ceiling windows.

Till Fishing


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Till Fishing is a paradise for anyone looking to reconnect with nature this winter. Sitting on a private stretch of the unspoilt River Till, you will wake up to the peaceful sound of silence, other than the gentle background noise of trickling water and chirping birds. Nearby woodland walks and ancient landscapes can be enjoyed during your stay, as well as larger attractions that are a short drive or train journey away from this base near Berwick. On-site bread making workshops with Pauline Beaumont, author of Bread Therapy, are a must when you stay here.

Beach and Quiet - Hemmel House


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Beach and Quiet’s coastal Craster cottages are winter havens. Their elegant cottage, Hemmel House, is conveniently located for a bracing wander along the beach, followed by a local pub stop for some winter warming home-cooked food, before returning to warm your toes in the glow of the property’s crackling log burner. The ground floor offers spectacular, uninterrupted rural views with the sea and Dunstanburgh Castle on the horizon while you stay warm and snug inside and you can end your evening by stargazing beneath Northumberland’s incredible dark skies using the cottage’s telescope.

Village Farm Cottages


Village Farm Cottages have a number of properties located midway between some of Northumberland’ must-visit market towns and villages, Alnwick, Alnmouth and Warkworth. From log burners to rustic wooden beams, and private hot tubs to on-site leisure facilities, there are so many qualities that make Village Farm Cottages an excellent choice for a winter break. Wrap up warm and admire the staggering nearby Northumberland coastline and AONB, and head out on an adventure to enjoy some of Northumberland’s best attractions that are only a short drive away.

Burradon Farm House and Cottages


Burradon Farm Houses and Cottages has a range of snug, country cottages that range from accommodating two guests to a group of eight. Located on a working farm close to Northumberland’s magnificent beaches and with fantastic walking routes on the doorstep, the cottages boast beautiful views, wood-burning stoves to snuggle up in front of in the cold winter evenings, are all dog friendly (a small charge applies) and offer a tranquil home from home with super-comfy beds and cosy living spaces. Burradon Farm is located a short drive from some amazing country pubs and restaurants and you can enjoy anything from wining and dining to walking and cycling.

Ingram Valley Star Barn


Ingram Valley’s Star Barn is offers the ultimate antidote to the busy stresses of life, as its rural location and position under Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park allow you to immerse yourself in Northumberland’s nature and completely relax. Arrive to an overflowing welcome hamper holding gift vouchers for nearby Ingram Cafe and Gift Shop and make use of the barn’s wetsuits and Dry Robes if you are brave enough to take a winter sea dip! Step into your hiking boots and enjoy nearby Northumberland National Park’s nature trails, misty valleys and magnificent Hadrian’s Wall, then come home to warm up and gaze at the stars.

Wydon Farm B&B


Have the best of both worlds at Wydon Farm B&B in one of their refurbished self-catering rooms. Their snug, ground floor rooms now come fitted with a microwave, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a toaster and you will arrive to a stocked fridge full of breakfast essentials. Based just a 20 minute walk from Haltwhistle, which is accessible by train should you prefer a car-free break, meaning homely pubs and some excellent restaurants are just a starry evening’s walk away from your accommodation. Plus, this excellent destination means that staggering National Park landscapes and Hadrian’s Wall are nearby too.

The Coachhouse at Crookham,       Ford and Etal


The Coach House in Crookham has five newly renovated studios situated within a 17th century coach house, the oldest unfortified building in North Northumberland. Each snug studio sleeps two and welcomes four-legged friends, and you can expect to arrive to wine, chocolates, flowers and dog treats to welcome you to your new home for the week or your weekend break. Some studios have breathtaking views of the Cheviot Hills and all are in a spectacular position for stargazing and boast two acres of fields that guests can use, home to sheep and hens and you can even have fresh free-range eggs for breakfast every day. They are also located near the Battle of Flodden site, the pretty, must-visit villages of Ford & Etal and are an easy drive to the coast at Berwick.


Cottages in Northumberland


Cottages in Northumberland is a cottage agency that offers a range of beautiful cottages across the country, including some excellent winter retreats in Northumberland.  Have a look at The Toddles in Wooler, based in stunning countryside perfect for stargazing and exploring Northumberland's incredible landscapes. Spend a cosy evening by the warmth of the crackling log burner after a long, misty walk and enjoy nearby Ad Gefrin, Chillingham Castle and other fantastic attractions on your doorstep. 

Little Hideaways

Little Hideaways offers five stunning, Seahouses-based cottages all with log burners, charming decor and excellent locations on Northumberland’s coastline. Hidden in a cobbled courtyard of traditional fisherman’s cottages,  they all sit within easy reach of unspoilt beaches, ancient castles and access to amazing wildlife. Their location in the traditional fishing village of Seahouses means that a range of amenities are just a short walk away, as is Seahouses harbour where you can set off for a fantastic boat trip to The Farne Islands. Just four miles away lies outstanding Bamburgh Castle, which you can actually see in the distance when you are in Seahouses, as well as Lindisfarne Castle.

Cherry Tree & Almond Apartments


Beadnell-based Cherry Tree & Almond Apartments are ideally located in a beautiful coastal village, popular with surfers and anyone looking for a coastal break, as Beadnell Bay is one of the most beautiful sections of Northumberland’s coastline. The cottages are dog friendly and all offer the opportunity for some spectacular winter walks, with ancient castles as your backdrop  and the Northumberland Coast Path on your doorstep. Whether you want to escape for a quiet winter weekend walking on the beach, or fill your time with sightseeing and outdoor pursuits, this is the perfect base for any type of trip. Head into Beadnell for a selection of popular cafes, pubs and restaurants, such as Beadnell Towers and the Saltwater Cafe, or simply stay snug in the comfort of your cottage and make use of your self-catering facilities.

Coast and Country Northumberland


Coast and Country Northumberland offers a selection of five coastal properties, all sitting in and around one of Northumberland’s most beautiful fishing villages, Craster. You can hunker down for a relaxing, romantic break in one of their immaculate and luxurious cottages, enjoying the local cafes, short walks to the seafront and harbour, and a warming glass of red wine with their famous seafood at The Jolly Fisherman pub. Or, head out on an adventure and cycle the Northumberland Coast Path, discover the local history at one of the many coastal castles here in Northumberland and admire the local wildlife. No matter how you spend your trip, you can end each day at your cottage with uninterrupted sea views, an open fire, large private grounds and more depending on which cottage you pick.

Host and Stay


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Host and Stay is a cottage agency offering a number of cottages across the whole of Northumberland. Take your pick from cosy log burner cottages, coastal stays and market town getaways as they have so many to choose from including some of the cottages already mentioned above. If you need a hand filtering your search by location, have a look at our towns and villages page to see which is the right fit for your stay.

Carraw Luxury Holiday Homes


Carraw Farm offers two luxury holiday homes quite literally on Hadrian's Wall, the northern frontier of the Roman empire. Vesta View is located on the road between the wall and vallum ditch and Shepherds Retreat sits on the wall foundations, both offering amazing views, stunning decor and Vesta View has a log burner to cosy up next to after a day of exploring. With Roman forts on the doorstep, as well as cycling routes, hikes, pubs-a-plenty and castles around the corner, this is an unmissable winter getaway in Northumberland.

Chesters Stables


Nestled away in rural Northumberland, Chesters Stables is a countryside getaway offering the ultimate luxury cottage break, with beautiful furnishings and thoughtful touches in every detail. Enjoy the site's peaceful 100 acre grounds, the best local walks along staggering Hadrian's Wall and in Northumberland National Park, and end each day by warming up beside the fire or basking in a freestanding bath tub.

Duneside House and Seaside House


Duneside House and Seaside House are part of My Coastal Escapes and both offer breathtaking breaks along the Northumberland coast. Based in Chathill near Beadnell, sea views, nearby walking routes, coastal castles and amazing wildlife are all within easy reach of these stunning cottages. Windy days at the beach, evenings on the balcony gazing at the stars and morning coffees by a cracking log burner can all be enjoyed on a winter break here, not to mention fantastic winter days out in Northumberland.

Now that you are fuelled with ideas for the perfect place to stay in Northumberland in winter, get booking your cosy winter cottage break in Northumberland. 

Author: Jenni Meikle
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