The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
We have used Sykes on a number of occasions and have always been happy with the service.
Mrs Fisher, Halesowen, West Midlands, April 2013
A conservationists dream.
Mr Newman, King's Lynn, Norfolk, April 2013
Booking was easy and the reminder e-mails re contacting owner for keys was very helpful.
Mrs Nugent, Northwich, Cheshire, March 2013
Sykes staff were really friendly and helpful so made the booking so easy.
Mrs Mongomery, Wigan, Greater Manchester, March 2013
First time we booked through Sykes, and it was very easy and clear so will use again.
Mrs Blomfield, Ipswich, Suffolk, March 2013
Vast stretches of unspoilt, golden sandy beach, a higher
concentration of historic castles than anywhere else in the
country, a World Heritage Site in Hadrian's
Wall, a dramatic and scenic National Park and not one
but two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - welcome to
Northumberland! Add to the above vibrant towns and cities with
thriving shopping, arts and culture, quiet, picturesque fishing
villages, excellent holiday accommodation and the legendary warmth
of its people, and in a Northumberland cottage holiday you have a
mouth-watering holiday prospect, whatever type of break you're
Nudging Hadrian's Wall Country and the Scottish borders to the north and with the stunning coastal and moor land scenery of the North Pennines to the south, Northumberland is flanked by mile upon mile of beautiful, windswept coast to the east. Vast stretches of tantalisingly empty, sandy beach are punctuated with ruined castles, fortresses and ancient abbeys, all bearing witness to the strategic importance of this ancient land throughout history. The region's heritage is apparent at every turn, making for many fascinating days out at first class visitor attractions for those choosing a Northumbria cottage holiday.
Outdoor lovers will find the space they yearn on a Northumberland cottage holiday. The tranquillity of the open countryside and the rugged beauty of the Northumberland National Park, nestling between the rolling Cheviot Hills and Hadrian's Wall Country, afford the visitor room to breathe and establish a welcome sense of freedom. Walkers and cyclists will feel they have the place to themselves, whether rambling on open moorland or cycling amid ancient forests and gently rolling countryside on a stretch of the Coast-to-Coast cycle route, which passes through the county. Kielder Water, the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe and England's largest area of managed forest, lies within the National Park and is a vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Water sports opportunities and mountain bike trails are in abundance, together with guided walks, forest trails and adventure activities for children. Miles of seaside walking is available the length and breadth of the coastline, while the area has many fine 'links' golf courses to challenge the enthusiast, and the coastal fishing villages provide the opportunity for both deep sea and line fishing.
Northumberland's towns and cities provide a vibrant contrast to the tranquillity of the rural landscape. Dynamic Newcastle has a thriving arts scene and cultural attractions of international standard. Alnwick is one of the country's most desirable, picture-postcard towns with a splendid castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and famous for its Harry Potter connections, and beautiful gardens with the largest cascading water feature in Europe. Meanwhile, Berwick Upon Tweed, sitting on the border between England and Scotland, stands proud as a living lesson in Anglo-Scottish history.
Smaller, coastal resorts offer fabulously fresh seafood, picturesque seaside vistas and ancient fortresses. Craster, famous for its traditional smokehouses and kippers and views to nearby Dunstanburgh Castle, which rises majestically at the far reaches of the bay; Embleton, with its fine sweep of dune-backed beach. Beadnell and Low Newton provide lovely coastal walking; Seahouses has a beautiful beach and is the access point to the remote Farne Islands, where some of the best bird watching in the country can be enjoyed from the comfort of a pleasure cruise around the bay. Pretty Alnmouth sits (as its name suggests) where the River Aln meets the sea and has an enviable sandy beach and charming 9 hole links golf course. The village of Bamburgh has yet another superb beach and, in Bamburgh Castle, a magnificent, awe-inspiring sight, justifiably one of the most popular visitor attractions in the region.
Of course, any Northumberland cottage break would be incomplete without a pilgrimage to the area's most revered site; atmospheric Holy Island of Lindisfarne; a tidal island completely cut off from the mainland by North Sea tides twice a day. Described as the 'fountainhead of England's Christian heritage', Lindisfarne Castle, Priory and Heritage Centre stand out as popular visitor attractions, and the island is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with abundant sea birds and a pristine landscape filled with rare plants, flowers and wildlife.
Northumberland cottage holidays offers a welcome breath of fresh air - and a Sykes Northumberland cottage guarantees you the very best of locations. Whether you want your Northumberland holiday home close to the wide open seascapes of Craster, Beadnell, Seahouses or Amble; in a historic market town, such as Morpeth, Alnwick or Berwick, at the heart of a dynamic city such as Newcastle or Durham, or simply far from the madding crowd in any number of the pretty, honey-coloured villages and hamlets in the rural heart of the region, you are sure to find your own home away from home among our hand-picked collection of Northumberland cottages.
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Shunting Cottage | Acklington near Warkworth | Northumberland
Imaginative conversion of a station house close to Acklington. Cosy Northumberland cottage close to coast, castles, walking and more. Alnwick 11 miles.
Rowan Cottage | New Haggerston near Holy Island | Northumberland
A delightful, red brick cottage in rural hamlet of New Haggerston. Beautiful countryside and sea views, with a woodburner, enclosed front garden and summerhouse. Berwick-upon-Tweed 6 miles.
Corbett Cottage | Haggerston near Holy Island | Northumberland
Traditional end of terrace Berwick-upon-Tweed cottage. Woodburning stove, charming setting, romantic retreat. Ideal for enjoying the Heritage Coastline.
Apple Tree Cottage | Fenwick near Holy Island | Northumberland
A traditional, stone-built cottage in the heart of Fenwick. Light and spacious with a delightful front garden. Holy Island 5 miles, Berwick 9 miles.
Ryehill Farm Cottage | Ryehill, Thropton near Rothbury | Northumberland
A wonderful cottage at the base of the Simonside Hills. Cycle routes and walks galore from the doorstep. Woodburner, lovely views, warm and cosy. Thropton 0.75 miles by foot.
Lightkeeper House | Amble-by-the-Sea | Northumberland
A traditional end-terrace cottage in the fishing village of Amble-by-the-Sea. Woodburner, views of coast towards Coquet Island. Ideal for a family, pet-friendly. Alnmouth 4 miles.
Jasmine Cottage | Lesbury near Alnmouth | Northumberland
Traditional pet-friendly cottage in Lesbury. Easy reach of Alnwick, Alnmouth and Heritage coastline. Great base for exploring. Alnmouth 2 miles.
The Old Powerhouse | Plawsworth near Durham | Northumberland
Lovely Plawsworth cottage. Impressive conversion in rural hamlet near Durham. Set in three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Ideally situated for discovering south Northumberland. Durham 4 miles.
Wayside Cottage | Edmundbyers near Corbridge | Northumberland
Delightful stone-built former cow byre in the heart of County Durham. Romantic base, woodburner, lots of character in a peaceful rural location. Consett 10 miles.