Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent near Kielder Water lake in Northumberland.
Fancy some adventure? Then try a cottage holiday close to Kielder Water & Forest Park.
One of Northumberland's visitor hotspots, the Kielder Water & Forest Park stretches as far as the eye can see, with England's biggest forest, an immense manmade lake and a number of visitor centres to help plan your days.
Let's take wildlife first. Otters, roe deer, ospreys, badgers, seven species of bat and red squirrels all live here. Look out for the Kielder Salmon Centre, a conservation hatchery, the Bakethin Nature Reserve and wildlife events like mini-beast hunts and bat nights.
Feeling active? This wild landscape is a paradise for mountain bikers, with endless graded tracks. Test your stamina on the black 'Up and Over Trail' and view coast to coast from the top. Or follow the 'Lonesome Pine Trail', a red route featuring a spine-tingling descent to Kielder Castle.
Forest walks range from family strolls to long distance treks. The Lakeside Way hugs the 27-mile shoreline, open to walkers, cyclists, horse-riders, pushchairs and wheelchairs.
For non-stop action, Calvert Trust Kielder offers activities with tuition - from archery to zipwire, their A to Z accommodates.
Have fun on the lake water skiing, sailing, fishing, rowing, canoeing - even wakeboarding. Or sit back and relax aboard the Osprey Ferry.
Explore the Astronomical Observatory and stargaze under the darkest skies. Discover culture, heritage and contemporary art - this is the UK's largest outdoor gallery, with unique pieces strategically positioned.
Whatever you do, a cottage close to Kielder Water & Forest Park offers the ultimate outdoor experience.