Rent holiday cottages near Hexham, Northumbria

There can be no denying that Hexham is one of the country’s favourite market towns, and it has received this accolade in the media on more than one occasion. It’s a busy market town beside the famous river Tyne in the centre of the Tyne Valley.

The Hexham area is perfect for the self-catering holidaymaker as a base for their stay in Northumberland. Its central location is perfect for explorers of some of the areas fantastic attractions including the Kielder Water and Forest Park and the incredible Hadrian’s Wall.

There is a good variety of self-catering accommodation and around the town, from cottages (sleeping 2 - 12) and lodges in the more rural environment- many of which welcome dogs - to apartments and houses nearer the town. All offer unparalleled and easy access to the area. And in support you’ll find a good variety of independent shops, antique and curio shops, a couple of supermarkets and of course, the busy town market and farmers’ market where you will find the best in fresh local produce and food, including organic bread, meat and plenty of local delicacies and speciality foods.

Holiday houses close to Hexham sleeping 6 + people

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Of course when it’s time for a break away from the kitchen, you can always opt out of self-catering and visit one of the excellent restaurants, cafés or local inns, all serving freshly-prepared food, much of it sourced from local producers - why not, you are on holiday!

The focus of the town centre is undoubtedly the 1,300 year-old Hexham Abbey, with its original crypt, although the abbey itself has undergone many alterations since the 12th Century. There are also two medieval towers, the Moot Hall dating back to the mid 14th Century and the oldest purpose-built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol, also from the same period.

However, Hexham is not just history and heritage. As a modern-day market town it offers all the facilities and services you would expect to find in a similar town of its size, plenty to do on a weekend city break. It also has an active arts scene and the town’s award-winning Queen's Hall Arts Centre offering a wide-ranging programme during the year that includes drama, dance, concerts and European cinema.

And for those who wish to get out and about the great outdoors, aside from using the town as a base for exploring the wonderful Hadrian’s Wall, there’s horse racing at the nearby Hexham racetrack, cycling, golf, fishing, perfect beaches and other pursuits guaranteed to keep the group or the family totally occupied during their holiday. Also popular for stag parties and Hen night accommodation with diverse entertainment on hand, but to avoid disappointment, the really large holiday houses should be booked as soon as your group are ready to commit, there is many more cottages sleeping just 2 - 4 people.