Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages in Bellingham, Northumberland.
Gateway to the Northumberland National Park, the rural town of Bellingham sits on the banks of the North Tyne amid the wild landscapes of Redesdale and features some Bellingham holiday cottages.
The Pennine Way passes through making this the perfect place for boots and binoculars. Discover glistening rivers slicing through wooded glens and remains of ancient castles and forts scattered about - constant reminders of the region's turbulent past. Look out for wildlife like the elusive red squirrel and playful otter.
A gentler option, more suited to families and 'holiday' walkers, is the delightful short walk through the woods of Hareshaw Linn to a dazzling 30-ft waterfall.
Another great place for families is the local Heritage Centre where, in addition to displays of local history and culture, there are toy tractors, special quizzes, an old school room and more.
If you play golf, Bellingham has an 18-hole course, with views towards the Border Forest Park and Kielder Water - a playground for lovers of water sports. Or if you fish, the North Tyne performs well.
Memorable day trips include Hadrian's Wall, the Heritage Coast and Holy Island of Lindisfarne; not to mention castles and stately homes in every direction.
Back in Bellingham, there are shops, a café, three pubs and the Northumbrian Chocolate Company - crammed with all kinds of delicious gooey treats!
So whether it's a family adventure or a quiet escape for two, a Bellingham cottage holiday is worth a closer look.