Rent self-catering holiday homes in Northumberland

Northumberland, sometimes called Northumbria, is England’s most northerly county and is often referred to as “The Big Secret” county. With the Scottish Borders on the north side and the North Sea along its eastern side, the 100 mile long Northumberland Coast has been designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), as has the North Pennines. The coast extends from Tynemouth in the south to the historic and beautiful town of Berwick on Tweed at it most northern point.

Although the coast is a very popular place to stay for holidaymakers looking for seaside holiday resort, the county is very accessible and as a whole, is quite unpopulated and wonderful to visit. The coastal route, which at times can be described as only magnificent, allows the visitor a chance to see many quaint towns and villages that as yet, remain totally unspoilt - you can find rural hideaways and holiday houses in fishing villages or close to well stocked rivers.

There are miles of clean, safe, award-winning sandy beaches in Northumberland perfect for family days out, or quiet romantic strolls, and there are quiet rural lanes offering a quite unrivalled sense of freedom. Organising holiday activities for a large group throws up many options - with big country houses and holiday homes varying in style form bunk houses to converted farm buildings for rent.

There is plenty of reasons to attract you to booking a holiday house near the Northumberland Coast, from striking castles to the wonderful Holy Island, and more traditional seaside towns to wonderfully secluded hamlets with a total charm of their own. There are market towns (Hexham), traditional pubs, unusual and unique shops and for the outdoor type, there’s wildlife galore as well as outdoor pursuits from walking to sailing and windsurfing togolf. All your guest can be fully occupied with holiday activities ranging from climbing, walking, horse riding, visiting castles, beach activities!

Holiday homes sleeping 16 / 18 + people in Northumberland, North East of England

It's hard to choose where to stay - our editors 'top few' self catering holiday cottage in Northumberland or close by in County Durham - on the coast by the sea and in the country:

Seaside cottages close to Banburgh

Next Door Cottage, sleeps 6 in Bamburgh.

Large holiday letting in Northumberland near Bamburgh with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6, No pets, Pub within 1 mile.

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Puffin Cottage, sleeps 6 in Seahouses.

Big party house in Northumberland near Seahouses with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, Pet friendly, Pub within 1 mile.

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Embleton Cottage, sleeps 6 in Beadnell.

Holiday house to let in Northumberland near Beadnell with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, No pets, Pub within 1 mile.

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Dune, sleeps 6 in Seahouses.

Self-catering accommodation in Northumberland near Seahouses with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, Pet friendly, Pub within 1 mile.

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East Allerdean, sleeps 6 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Self-catering accommodation in Northumberland near Berwick-upon-Tweed with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, Pet friendly, Baby and Toddler Friendly, Cot Available.

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Rockview, sleeps 8 in Beadnell.

Exceptional holiday cottage in Northumberland near Beadnell with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, No pets, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Baby and Toddler Friendly, Cot Available.

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And of course no visit to Northumberland could be complete without mentioning Bamburgh Castle, perhaps one of Northumberland's most iconic buildings, and the vast remains of that most famous of monuments to Roman Britain, Hadrian’s Wall, with five of the eight excavated forts and endless stretches of the wall remaining intact as it snakes across the southern part of the county. It's the perfect place to stay, particularly in the summer months, and many houses are available for holiday lets in this part of Northumbria - but if your group of guests prefer to rent a house further north, the far north of the county presents the visitor with the eighteen hundred square miles of beautiful landscapes that make up the Scottish Borders (bring your dog on holiday). They stretch from isolated coves and truly scenic fishing villages on the Berwickshire coastline, through the agricultural lands of the east over to the moorland and undulating hills in the west.

It’s a wonderful heritage mixture of North England and Southern Scotland, and is acknowledged as one of the beat regions for driving, cycling, hill walking, and wildlife watching – so many activities to indulge in on a self-catering holiday. Most infamously, the rogue Border Reivers brought the words ‘blackmail’ and bereaved into the English language. And of course, anglers will tell of the finest salmon and trout fishing in the world on the River Tweed, which enters the North Sea at Berwick. A word of warning - holiday houses for fishing groups along the River Tweed tend to get booked early for the season and are rarely found last minute please contact us if you need advice about booking your holiday cottage.