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Northumberland Holiday Cottages

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. © Joe Cornish

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland. © Joe Cornish

Northumberland holiday cottages let you explore the glory of the northeast. Northumberland is full of history, boasts long stretches of coastline, and quaint villages. Our holiday cottages in Northumberland will see you enjoy the best of the northeast and leave you falling in love with the north of England.

The Trust have a special selection of Northumberland holiday cottages with 10 charming cottages to choose from. Dotted over the mixed terrain on this northeastern county you will find coastal cottages, unique holiday cottages, and remote properties just waiting for you to fill their rooms and take a trip up north.

Northumberland is the northernmost county in all of England and you can easily navigate to Cumbria to revel in the Lake District, with quick and smooth access to Lindisfarne for a quieter holiday experience. The county of Northumberland is also the most sparsely populated county in England, with only 62 people per square kilometre, making it ideal for a relaxing getaway.

The county's name originally meant 'the land of the people living north of the River Humber'. Northumberland has diverse geographical features, with a predominantly flatter terrain around the coast and a more mountainous definition in the north. The Northumberland coast is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and over a quarter of the county is taken up by the Northumberland National Park.

We cannot mention the glorious county of Northumberland without highlighting Hadrian’s Wall. The Roman Wall originally ran from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea. Today, it runs a total of 74 miles, making it one of the largest Roman artifacts still standing and it is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Trust are pleased to have a charismatic collection of cottages at the Hadrian Wall estate.

Situated between Twice Brewed and Hadrian's Wall, Peel Bothy is surrounded by miles of rolling countryside and a stone's throw from Hadrian's Wall. This remote destination is ideal for a romantic getaway as the Bothy sleeps two. Upon leaving the front door you will be greeted by the fresh country air and this holiday cottage is ideal for some relaxing ‘me’ time in the countryside. Intriguingly it has a plaque above the door recording its opening by the Queen Mother.

The delightful Victorian farmhouse that is Housesteads has been wonderfully restored with original features and presents a modern theme. Located just 50 yards from the ruins of Housesteads Fort and Hadrian’s Wall, the cottage boasts outstanding views towards the North Pennines which are excellent for walking.

 We have a couple of cottages at the Cragside Estate surrounded by a forest garden of almost 1,000 acres. The Grade I listed house was the first house in the world to be lit using hydroelectric power and has been in the care of the National Trust since 1977. Cragside, named after Cragend Hill above the house, was built in 1863 as a modest two-storey country lodge and is surrounded by one of Europe's largest rock gardens.

Built by Lord Armstrong, the charming Garden Cottage injects splendid views across the Italian Terrace and historic parkland to the Coquet Valley and Simonside Hills. Situated in the most southerly part of the Cragside Estate, guests have easy access to the formal gardens and hilly woodland. Take peaceful strolls through the rugged woods, passing towering conifers, trickling streams, and tranquil lakes.

A Great British holiday is not complete unless you take a trip to the beach. The Trust are delighted to be able to offer such a vast array of coastal holiday cottages all over the British Isle and we have some special cottages in Northumberland.

Lookout Cottage stands in a stunning position near to Newton Point, with those outstanding sea views of the open ocean. With the golden sands of Embleton just few minutes walk away, you could not wish for a more magical setting. The jaw-dropping views of the castle on the skyline is a real treat to any holiday.

The light and airy seaside inspired Risemoor is a great base for exploring the delights of Northumberland. A one minute stroll will take you on to the golden sands of Embleton Bay. With Newton Village to the north and the iconic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle to the south, this is one of the most magnificent stretches of beach to be found anywhere in the country. The house, originally a pub, sits in its own grounds adjacent to Newton Pool Nature Reserve and the holiday cottage even has a ship's bell that can be rung to awaken eager to explore children.

St Oswald’s Cottage is the last dwelling en route to Lindisfarne Castle. The spacious abode on Holy Island overlooks the castle and the Grade II listed cottage was designed in the early 20th century by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson who at the time owned the castle. St. Oswald's offers stunning views to open countryside and Holy Island harbour.

Why Choose A National Trust Holiday Cottage in Northumberland?

All of our Northumberland holiday cottages are on or very close to land managed by the Trust and you will enjoy the space to relax in truly unbelievable locations.

Every time you stay with us, the proceeds goes directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes for everyone to enjoy. 

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  • View from the garden of Garden Cottage, Cragside, Morpeth, Northumberland © Roger Coulam

    Garden Cottage

    Morpeth , Northumberland

    A beautiful Victorian cottage set in the formal gardens at Cragside.

  • The exterior of St Oswalds Cottage, Holy Island, Northumberland © Roger Coulam

    St Oswald's Cottage

    Berwick-upon-Tweed , Northumberland

    A spacious three bedroom stone-built cottage overlooking Lindisfarne Castle.

  • The exterior of Lookout Cottage, Alnwick, Northumberland © Roger Coulam

    Lookout Cottage

    Alnwick , Northumberland

    A quirky cottage in an outstanding position above a wide sandy beach.

  • The dining room at Park Cottage, Morpeth, Northumberland © Roger Coulam

    Park Cottage

    Morpeth , Northumberland

    A spacious and elegant Victorian Cottage overlooking parkland on the Cragside Estate.

  • Exterior sea view of Risemoor house and garden, Newton by the Sea, Alnwick © Roger Coulam


    Alnwick , Northumberland

    A one minute stroll from the magnificent golden sands of Embleton Bay.

  • The front view of Housesteads Cottage, Hexham, Northumberland © Roger Coulam


    Hexham , Northumberland

    A Victorian farmhouse on the edge of Housesteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall, with outstanding views.