Rent coastal self-catering holiday cottage accommodation in Northumberland

The 39 miles of the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is extremely well known for its spectacular views, long sandy beaches, sand dunes, iconic castles and the many islands off the coast. It is also home to a myriad of wildlife, including the geese, ducks and various waders attracted to the wealth of food provided by the shallows. Here you will also discover some rare and endangered species.

The holidaymaker preferring the independence and freedom that self-catering accommodation provides will be well catered for along the Northumberland Coast. There is a great choice of holiday houses available, from self-catering cottages and lodges by the sea, to houses and luxury static mobile homes. Many will have wonderful views out across the shoreline and North Sea, yet most will be within easy travelling distance of a seaside town or village. Rent a large holiday house for a bucket and space holiday with younger children, and you are onto a winning wicket.

Spoilt for choice - our editors 'top' well designed comfortable self catering accommodation near the coast in Northumberland:

Holiday breaks in fabulous coastal properties

Sunshine House, sleeps 11 in Seahouses.

Big house for a holiday in Northumberland near Seahouses with 5 bedroom, sleeps 11, Pets friendly, Barbecue, Pub within 1 mile, Wifi, Baby and Toddler Friendly, Cot Available, Coastal Property.

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The Old Mill, sleeps 10 in Craster.

Hire a large house in Northumberland near Craster with 5 bedroom, sleeps 10, Pets friendly, Golf nearby, Wifi, Cot Available, Coastal Property.

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Birnam House, sleeps 10 in Alnwick.

Big holiday cottage in Northumberland near Alnwick with 5 bedroom, sleeps 10, No pets, Barbecue, Ground Floor Facilities, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Wifi, Cot Available, Coastal Property.

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The Byrness, sleeps 10 in Otterburn.

Large holiday house in Northumberland near Otterburn with 5 bedroom, sleeps 10, Pets friendly, Cot Available.

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Hill Head, sleeps 10 in Bamburgh.

Luxury accommodation in Northumberland near Bamburgh with 5 bedroom, sleeps 10, Pets friendly, Barbecue, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Wifi, Cot Available, Coastal Property.

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Brandies Barn, sleeps 11 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Large holiday letting in Northumberland near Berwick-upon-Tweed with 6 bedroom, sleeps 11, Pets friendly, Ground Floor Facilities.

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Along the Northumberland Coast there many quaint villages, traditional seaside towns and little working harbours that are most worthy of a visit – places such as Alnmouth, Craster, Amble, Beadnell and Seahouses, each with their own individual charm, each offering the visitor something different.

And there are plenty of deserted sandy beaches to go for a walk, take a horse ride on, or if you are really feeling energetic, head off for a jog. And many even allow dogs. One beach worth a special mention, and the one nominated as one of Britain's favourite views in an ITV 1 television programme, is the beach below Bamburgh Castle. As well as Bamburgh, are other great beaches, including Alnmouth, Beadnell and Dunstanburgh. And all of the beaches won’t be far from a friendly inn or pub offering welcoming refreshment.

Of course the one striking feature of the Northumberland Coast is its history and heritage – wherever you go there is much proof of times past, of Roman conquest, and of quarrels between the English and Scots, especially in the Border area. There are many peel towers (small fortified towers) and larger fortresses bearing witness to this. You may find a castle or turreted holiday house to hire.

There are many conservation sites, including two major National Nature Reserves. You’ll also find a national nature reserve on Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island. Belford, Craster and Druridge Bay are also very popular with nature, bird and flower watchers, and there are also organised and guided tours to help you get the best from what this impressive coastline has to offer.

The Northumberland Coast is also well noted for the islands of it. The most famous and gistoric is of course Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, which you can only get to when the tide recedes. There are boat trips out of Seahouses to get you to the other Farne islands, well worth the trip to witness the absolutely cacophony of birds and where you’ll also have a good sighting of the wonderful puffin. The islands also see grey seals during winter that come to breed and laze about. We have a large selection of group accommodation, the portfolio features holiday cottages in Northumberland throughout North east, as well as bunkhouses, quirky glamping areas and gorgeous country houses close to the beach to rent.