Set in 100 acres of stunning Northumberland countryside and placed on Hadrian’s Wall, Walwick Hall blends the comfort and elegance of an English country retreat with a distinctively modern spirit to bring guests a unique, luxury experience that’s a world away from the norm. A grade-2-listed hall with a distinctive contemporary spirit. Where history and heritage are subtly married to exceptional modern design, creating a refined but unstuffy atmosphere of luxurious elegance.
Take a deep breath. Relax. Unwind. Walwick Hall is your home away from home. A place where you can get back to the real you. Everything about your stay here will feel special, distinctive and unique. Just like our guests each one of Walwick’s ten individual rooms has its own distinctive personality. Their design themes have been carefully curated to celebrate uniqueness and modernity whilst, at the same time, perfectly complementing the original Georgian character of this boutique country hall.
Walwick’s classically trained chef Steven uses classic ingredients from the traditional Northumbrian larder – locally-farmed beef and lamb, fresh vegetables from our own kitchen garden to create traditional dishes with a modern culinary twist.
Matfen Hall is a magnificent country house hotel set in 300 acres of parkland in the heart of beautiful Northumberland countryside. The impressive 19th Century country house was restored by Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett into one of Northumberland's leading venues for leisure breaks, weddings and conferences.
Golfers will love the 27 hole golf course with challenging water features and unique obstacles. With facilities that are second to none including a purpose built clubhouse, ‘Keepers Lodge’, a well stocked Pro shop, driving range and short game practice areas, you’re sure to enjoy a great round at Matfen Hall.
Perhaps you would prefer to relax at Aqua Vita Spa which offers a range of treatment packages in its 5 beauty treatment rooms.
Dine in stately surroundings in the two AA rosette Library Restaurant renowned for the extensive menu of fabulous food and its uniquely intimate atmosphere or you can enjoy a lighter meal in the Conservatory Bistro overlooking the golf course.
The impressive Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club was built by merchant and banker Charles William Bigge in 1812. This beautiful 18th century manor house nestles in 450 acres of private grounds: the perfect country house hotel. Boasting several versatile function rooms and an 18-hole golf course, it's the perfect venue for business events. Complete with complimentary Wi-Fi it is close to major transport links and also offers extensive health club and spa facilities. Our stunning Northumberland countryside location and award-winning food and drink are ideal for weddings too. The AA rosette Dobson restaurant offers fine dining throughout the year, or opt for the informal Linden Tree pub that offers relaxed dining with locally inspired produce.
The 50 guest bedrooms are individually and elegantly furnished. Some rooms have 4-poster beds; each has its own private bathroom supplied with thoughtful extras.
There is a choice of dining: the double AA rosette awarded Dobson Restaurant, offers an extensive a la carte menu made from finest local ingredients; while the more informal Linden Tree serves bar meals (closed winter season).
Eshott Hall is a magnificent Northumberland Country Manor which provides a very private and exclusive country house experience. This boutique property with its very own chapel is set in 70 acres of land, and has a name for exclusivity and fine dining. It is somewhere that guests can’t wait to arrive to and somewhere that they will never want to leave.
Located in the village of Eshott approximately 9 miles from the Northumberland town of Morpeth and just over half an hour from the city of Newcastle upon Tyne Eshott Hall provides a perfect base for discovering Northumberland.
The extensive grounds are home to an abundance of red squirrels and when guests are taking breakfast, they can watch the squirrels enjoying their own breakfast. The landscaped gardens also involve a large traditional fernery a small lake. There are many walks and from the hotel and for those who prefer a bat and ball, the Hall has its own tennis court.
Multi–award winning Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa is a charming country house that hides itself away between the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland Coast.
As soon as you arrive at steps of the Hall, it is more than evident this is a place that truly reflects the character, personality, heritage and people of Northumberland. Scratch deeper – for with more than 98% of the staff born and bred in the county, you are guaranteed a real Northumberland welcome. Surrounded by 10 acres of grounds and gardens, this magnificent Georgian house was completed in 1818 by one of the most respected architects of his time - the great John Dobson who also designed Newcastle Central Station and much of the city besides.
All of the 32 bedrooms within the hotel are named after Castles, so guests can choose whether they stay in Alnwick, Aydon, Bamburgh, Belsay, Langley or Lindisfarne. For those that prefer a person to a place there are also a choice of four themed rooms named after icons of the North East, Capability Brown, Grace Darling, Robert Stephenson, and John Dobson himself.
The á la carte menu in the 2 AA rosette restaurant offers a series of mouth-watering and innovative dishes. Every ingredient is fresh and every dish is cooked to order, with the overall offering having a contemporary yet traditional feel.
The Lindisfarne Inn is the nearest mainland inn to the fascinating Holy Island of Lindisfarne – cut off from land twice daily by the North Sea - this former coaching inn took Silver in the 2016 North East England Pub of the Year awards. Just south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Lindisfarne Inn is a gateway to north Northumberland and its stunning coastline.
Expect a warm welcome and superb home-cooked meals served all day, every day in this gem-of-a-pub with rooms, which has been newly refurbished.
Holy Island is a short drive across the causeway away where you can climb the winding path to Lindisfarne Castle and delight in the riot of flowers that is the Gertrude Jekyll garden in the castle’s former vegetable plot. The solitude of the island makes it popular as a sanctuary for wildlife. During winter time 50,000 birds visit the island, including Wigeons and Geese making Holy Island a true treat for nature-lovers.
The Lindisfarne Inn’s 23-ensuite rooms are adjacent to the main inn, making it easy for guests to come and go as they please – perfect for catching early morning causeway crossings to Holy Island or for wildlife watching.
Right on the Sandstone Way and Coast & Castle cycle routes and with the famous walking trails of St. Oswald’s Way and St. Cuthbert’s Way passing nearby, The Lindisfarne Inn is perfect for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers who flock to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The inn boasts excellent facilities including free overnight and day cycle storage, Sheffield bike stands, bike repair kits, cycle / boot wash-down areas.
Why not try one of the inn’s new Walk-Inn breaks including key meals, accommodation and a pack of self-guided walking routes – it even includes a picnic too, from £89.97.
When it comes to sea views The Bamburgh Castle Inn are hard to beat. Overlooking the harbour in the fishing village of Seahouses, take in panoramic views of the Farne Islands, Bamburgh Castle and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne as you dine – or from The Bamburgh Castle Inn’s sea view bedrooms. A drink in our beer garden overlooking the bustling harbour is also a must.
A gold-winner in the recent North East England Tourism Awards for Best Tourism Pub, this friendly inn has all the charm of the seaside with amazing sea view rooms looking out to the Farne Islands and the inn’s namesake - Bamburgh Castle. Some have their own private terrace. Guests have spotted dolphins, seals and a range of seabirds that would leave David Attenborough green with envy - without even leaving the inn's doors!
Boats leave from the quayside next to the inn taking visitors to the Farne Islands, one of the UK’s top wildlife experiences. During the breeding season around 150,000 seabirds vie for space here. Get dive bombed by terns on Inner Farne and meet curious grey seals that make up one of the country’s largest colonies.
The Bamburgh Castle Inn has 30 newly refurbished en-suite rooms including new superior sea rooms which have wraparound views and terraces. With an established reputation for its good food, the pub is popular with visitors and locals alike. Don’t miss the Sunday Carvery complete with legendary Yorkshire Puddings – you won’t be disappointed.
A silver award winner in the recent North East England Tourism Awards, The Hog’s Head Inn in Alnwick, Northumberland is named after the tavern in the Harry Potter books. In the heart of Hogwarts territory, The Hog’s Head Inn is a few minutes drive from Alnwick Castle, which doubled as Hogwarts in the Boy Wizard films - and also Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey, The Hog’s Head Inn is a contemporary new build pub with enormous rooms.
The Hog’s Head Inn is the perfect place for garden lovers to stay to take in the sights and scents of a bloom of great gardens nearby including the Duchess of Northumberland’s contemporary masterpiece The Alnwick Garden; Howick Hall and Gardens – rated one of the top five coastal gardens in the UK by the BBC; Cragside House and Gardens at Rothbury and Capability Brown’s birthplace – Kirkharle.
With its 53 en-suite bedrooms, The Hog’s Head is ideal for families and larger groups looking to stay together under one roof. Children will love the new ‘Hogshead Castle’ play area while you relax and enjoy the pub’s outstanding food. A mecca for meat lovers, look out for the speciality steak range which includes a sensational 19oz Tomahawk, cooked to absolute perfection.
Enjoy a drink in the inn’s courtyard where floral hanging baskets create a riot of colours.
Northumberland’s newest inn The Commissioners Quay Inn takes pole position on the quayside of the fascinating seaport of Blyth.
A stunning new pub with rooms, The Commissioners Quay Inn packs a real wow-factor punch. Making the most of every inch of its water’s edge location, a cornucopia of nautical memorabilia with an industrial twist pays homage to Blyth’s maritime past. Cosy booths, comfy armchairs and leather banquettes add to the laid-back ambiance. A sleek outdoor terrace is just the place for dining al fresco or meeting friends for a drink. This vibrant and welcoming inn offers all day, every day relaxed dining from breakfast until evening, delicious drinks including local real ales, wines and cocktails as well as 40 contemporary en-suite bedrooms. Premier rooms boast commanding sea views towards the North Sea. Other features include a passenger lift, fully accessible rooms and a children’s play area.
A destination in its own right, The Commissioners Quay Inn really is the place to eat, drink, sleep and explore from. Why not celebrate your special occasions there too?
Kielder Waterside is set in the heart of Kielder Water & Forest Park; here there is a play garden, ideal for big kids and little kids alike. Enjoy family fishing or the stunning Kielder reservoir, see a flying demonstration at the birds of prey centre or take a scenic walk along to our Tower Knowe café and enjoy delicious home made ice cream. If you don’t fancy the walk to Tower Knowe, you have a range of options for food and drink at the Boat Inn and The Hide at Kielder Waterside. Make the most of your visit by enjoying a short break or holiday in a Scandinavian style lodge at Kielder Waterside. The new luxury lodges include a choice of experiences, whether you’re a BBQ fan, a star spotter or someone who just loves a soak in a swim spa! Visit www.kielderwaterside.com for more information. Or if you’re looking for something really different, why not try George Clarke’s Sky Den at Calvert Trust Kielder.
With a selection of properties to choose from, self catering agencies can search and seek out the accommodation that suits your budget, requirements and taste.
Cottages in Northumberland offer a great range of luxury coastal and country holiday cottages in the Northumberland area. Whether you choose a cosy bolt-hole for two or, somewhere for all the family – including your dog, you will find an excellent choice of self-catering holiday cottages and apartments, in fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
By spending time in one of their beautiful holiday cottages, you will either be close to the breath-taking coastline, boasting fabulous sea views and within easy access to the stunning Northumberland coastal path. Or, you might choose an idyllic country cottage, located in the heart of Northumberland, offering you a great opportunity to enjoy star gazing in Europe’s largest dark skies park at first hand.
When you book with Cottages in Northumberland, you will always receive the very best customer service both before and during your stay. Their friendly, local team are on hand 7 days a week. They will also help you to get the most out of your holiday experience by giving you suggestions for great days out - in addition to offering you a selection of special offers and discounts off a variety of award winning attractions and local businesses.
By spending time in one of our beautiful holiday cottages, you will either be close to the breath-taking coastline, boasting fabulous sea views and with easy access to the stunning Northumberland Coastal Path. Or, you might choose one of our idyllic country cottages, located in the heart of Northumberland, offering you a great opportunity to enjoy star gazing in Europe’s largest dark skies park at first hand.
Wherever you stay, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds, both coast and country, enabling you to experience the very best that Northumberland has to offer!
With 36 years of experience, Northumbria Coast & Country Cottages is the natural choice for booking a fabulous holiday cottage in stunning Northumberland, which we fondly refer to as ‘nature’s playground’. Boasting an impressive selection of over 470 cottages, we’re sure to have just what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a romantic bolt-hole for two or a larger property ideal for a group holiday, we have an abundance of choice.
Each well-equipped cottage is personally inspected by a member of our knowledgeable property team, plus with the majority providing travel cots and high chairs, taking a family holiday is easy. And with miles and miles of pristine, sandy beaches and rugged, open countryside to explore – there isn’t any reason why you can’t bring your four-legged friend too. Many of our cottages accept well-behaved dogs so you don’t need to leave them behind!
Our friendly staff are all ‘locals’ who work, love and live in beautiful Northumberland so are ideal to ask for advice. Whether its help with choosing a location or a cottage, or perhaps suggestions about activities in the area, we’re on hand and always happy to help - just give us a call. Northumbrian folk are renowned for their warmth and hospitality, it’s certainly in our nature! And with offices in two major tourist locations in Northumberland, Alnmouth and Seahouses, you’d be welcome to pop in whilst you’re staying with us – even if it’s just to say ‘hello’.
Stay Northumbria - as a company, there are three things we love - people, holiday properties and our lovely county of Northumberland - its in our nature
When you book a holiday in Northumberland we want you to do so with confidence that you are talking to a local and knowledgeable team with a cluster of regional properties which have been individual selected to join the portfolio. Stay Northumbria is the only Visit England Accredited Agency in the county, based in Seahouses, arguably right in the heartland of the North Northumberland Coast and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So our credentials speak for themselves.
Our coastal portfolio offers a range of different styles and budgets, New England Beach pads, cosy fisherman’s cottages & modern apartments in areas like Holy Island, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell, Embleton, Craster, Alnmouth, Warkworth & Amble, and a very select few in South East Northumberland area as well.
Inland, you’ll find rural properties in the form of traditional Northumbrian farm cottages, manor houses and village centre cottages & apartments with the added benefit of being in striking distance of the coast by car or cycle. Still further inland are remote wooden lodges & woodland properties situated close to or in the Northumberland National Park, and Cheviot Hills, and overall they also offer a wide variety of budgets . These rural properties are perfect for those whose interests lie in walking, cycling, star gazing and wildlife - the ideal base to pursue your favourite pastimes, and providing a comfortable and relaxing retreat to return to at the end of a busy day
Whatever you preference, you can browse & book online, or our friendly team of local experts will guide you through choosing the perfect holiday property, and we are confident that either way the booking process is one of the simplest you will find.
Not only can we help you find your perfect accommodation, but ask the team if you need assistance with planning your holiday so whether you are celbrating a special occasion & need a cake, or just need to find out where to go, what to see and where to eat, you won’t be dealing with a faceless call centre. We all live here in beautiful Northumberland, we love our region and are really enthusiastic about making your stay a memorable one so we look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to this fantastic county.