Is there anything more appealing than a cosy New Year escape in Northumberland? Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family trip including your furry four-legged companion, Northumberland is the perfect destination for a New Year adventure.
Need a bit of inspiration? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of suggestions to make your New Year stay in Northumberland one to remember.
Why stay in Northumberland?
With its varied and scenic landscape, historical towns, and attractions for all ages, Northumberland is a great place to visit all year round. But where to stay?
If you adore the great outdoors, camping or glamping can be a great option – when the weather is good.
However, when the forecast isn’t so great in the winter months, staying in a soggy tent can be less appealing. Likewise, big families and groups may find camping impractical. And, of course, you may just be looking for a little comfort and luxury — and Northumberland’s range of accommodation options including inns, hotels, self catering cottages and bed and breakfasts, mean there is a stay to suit everyone.
How to choose the best Northumberland accommodation for you
The beauty of Northumberland accommodation is that there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for a dog-friendly holiday stay to bring your four-legged friend to, you’re sure to find a space in Northumberland to cater to your needs. After a bit of opulence for a romantic weekend? Look for a luxury hotel with spa facilities and special events — Northumberland is renowned for its relaxation and wellbeing hotels.
As well as ensuring your accommodation has all of the attributes you’re hoping for, it’s also a good idea to think about your location. Do you want to be by the sea? Will you need to be in an area with plenty of attractions for children? Perhaps it’s important to be near public transport links. All of these factors can help you find the perfect Northumberland stay for your getaway.
The best stays in Northumberland
When choosing accommodation, you need to think about whether you would like to eat out, exploring the local pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms in the region, or whether you would like to stay in self-catering accommodation, bringing back local produce treats to cook for yourself, or the essentials from conveniently located SPAR Thropton. Those looking for privacy and independence have plenty of self-catering cottages to explore across Northumberland, or for those who would like to be waited on hand and foot the area's range of hotels and B&B’s has got you covered. Here are a few ideas to help you plan your dream trip.
Holiday cottages on the Northumberland coast
Embrace the fresh sea air with a holiday cottage on the Northumberland coast. This area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) offers breathtaking views and plenty of beachside activities.
Midwood Cottage is a lovely self-catering property in Alnmouth. With a spacious garden and just five minutes from the beach, it’s the perfect balance of indoor cosiness and outdoor refreshment. It even won the 2018 Hidden Gem Award.
Holiday inns and bed and breakfasts
Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Northumberland, countryside holiday inns and bed and breakfasts offer a tranquil escape for travellers seeking a serene retreat. Among these, some of our favourites include, The Holly Bush Inn, Chillingham Manor and the Battlesteads Inn, quintessential examples of Northumberland's hospitality and charm.
The Holly Bush Inn, with its rustic ambiance and warm atmosphere, welcomes guests with open arms, offering cosy rooms and hearty homemade meals that highlight the region's culinary delights.
Nearby, Battlesteads Inn combines traditional charm and exciting dark skies experiences at their very own observatory. Located in the heart of Northumberland, in Europe’s biggest dark sky park, you and the whole family can enjoy stargazing at the Battlesteads Observatory.
For a grand experience which will make you feel like you have stepped onto a film set, book your stay at Chillingham Manor bed and breakfast, the perfect combination of luxury and comfort. This destination is one of Northumberland’s hidden gems, just a stone’s throw from Chillingham Castle, Northumberland National Park, Cragside Hall and Estate and Alnwick Castle.
The Inn Collection Group offers a number of inns across the county, from The Lindisfarne Inn on the edge of Lindisfarne Causeway, to The Bamburgh Castle Inn in the heart of Seahouses with fantastic seaviews. All of the inns have amazing New Year's Getaway deals so you can enjoy a two night bed and breakfast stay, which includes a New Year's Eve dinner and party, for special rates.
Romantic hotel stays for couples
In the heart of Northumberland, romantic hotels beckon couples seeking an intimate getaway. Couples can revel in the charm of historic estates turned cosy hotel retreats, where crackling fireplaces and elegant suites create a romantic ambiance. Imagine strolling hand in hand along the rugged coastline, exploring ancient castles, or sharing a quiet moment by the fireplace in a luxurious hotel. Some of the top hotels in the region include Matfen Hall Country Hotel, Spa and Golf Course, Doxford Hall and Linden Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa.
Family-friendly Northumberland holiday cottages
Just five minutes from Berwick-upon-Tweed, you’ll find West Ord Holiday Cottages, a collection of six delightful properties. Each one can accommodate up to six people, making it the ideal destination for families. Enjoy riverside walks and fishing, as well as a tennis court to keep you all occupied.
Are you getting everyone together for a big family celebration? Beach and Quiet
is an accessible
holiday cottage in Embleton, on the edge of the Northumberland Coast AONB
Find your ideal Northumberland New Year stay
No matter what sort of New Year stay you’re after — a relaxing weekend break
, an adventure-packed trip, or a luxurious stay — Northumberland has an array of accommodation options to suit you. From Alnwick
, explore Northumberland and enjoy accommodation
that offers a home-from-home experience