Stay Local - Short Breaks in Northumberland
WHY would you want to leave Northumberland for a holiday when our beautiful county has so much to offer for all the family come rain or shine?
From spectacular beaches to magnificent countryside, historic castles to fascinating museums, we really do have it all.
Whether your family is thrill-seeking, animal loving, sports mad or ready for a rest, there are attractions dotted throughout the county to cater for all your needs.
With a fabulous array of shops in our market towns, as well as top-notch cafes, pubs and restaurants, why would you want to go anywhere else?
And choosing a so-called 'staycation' doesn't mean you can't have a holiday away from home - after all a change is as good as a rest. Northumberland has a multitude of unique and delightful accommodation offerings for you to choose from to suit all needs and budgets. Whether it's a cosy B&B to lay your head after a day stomping along Hadrian’s Wall, or a family-friendly campsite by the coast where children can run round with new friends to their heart’s content, there’s something for everyone.
For a real home from home, or if you want to cater for a larger group, a fully-equipped self-catering cottage in the middle of nowhere could be the perfect option. And if you want to camp with a touch of luxury, then there are various 'glamping' sites where you can enjoy the great Northumberland outdoors. So whatever you do this year don’t overlook Northumberland as a five star holiday destination.
Northside Farm is a working family farm set in the beautiful countryside of Northumberland.
The Wigwam Orchard is made up of 10 wigwam’s and offer a comfortable way to experience a camping holiday for all the family, so if you love your home comforts why not try and alternative camping experience: "Glamping”.
Each wigwam has been specially designed to be wheelchair accessible and features:
Lighting, Heating and Electric point
Fridge, kettle and microwave
Beds sleeping up to 5 (bedding and towels are not provided so don’t forget to bring your own)
Decking area Fire/BBQ pit Outside water tap Designated parking space
Use of the Stable - The stable has laundry facilities, a washing up area and 4 family sized bathrooms one is more accessible for guests who use wheelchairs.
All bathrooms are heated and include:Shower, sink and toilet, baby changing facilities. We also have baby baths for children to wash in if they don’t like showers.
Northside Farm Wigwam Orchard, Northside Farm, Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 0LZ T: 07904119327 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarset Tor Bunkhouse and Bothies are located in a secluded spot on the edge of Kielder Forest in the heart of the Northumberland National Park. Offering versatile, eco-friendly self-catering accommodation, their cleverly constructed holiday homes are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The stylish Bunkhouse is a superb social space, offering comfortable, contemporary sleeping quarters for 16/20 guests in 4 separate rooms. Or if you a looking for a more private setting there are 3 self-contained Bothies. Each Bothy features an open-plan living space with efficient biomass pellet stoves, along with a kitchen, dining area that seats 10 plus flexible accommodation for 8 people in two bedrooms with ensuite showers on the mezzanine level
Planning a family party or weekend with friends? Book the whole site (sleeps 44)
Tarset Tor, Greystones, Lanehead, Tarset, Hexham, NE48 1NT
Madera Cottage is a gorgeous self-catering cottage that sleeps 4 in the picture postcard village of Hedley on the Hill near Stocksfield. Madera Cottage can be booked just for one night, which is perfect for a relaxing overnight stay in the countryside! Dogs are welcome.
The cottage is partnered with the multi-award winning Feathers Inn, to offer you great deals on food and drinks. There are lots of extras to make your stay even more special, such as; food hampers, celebration cakes, babysitting service, dog grooming, pick up service etc.
Madera Cottage, Hedley on the Hill, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7SP.
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Herding Hill Farm are a high-quality, 5 star (Visit Britain) accredited, family owned and run Touring Caravan, Campsite & Wigwam Site. Lotus Belle Tents will also be available this year offering a spacious and comfortable alternative to traditional camping.
At Herding Hill Farm, you'll find unusual luxury and amenities there is also a children’s playground & petting farm. It's the perfect family holiday venue. Pizzas are available on a Friday and Saturday between Good Friday and 31st September and they are open 50 weeks a year.
Herding Hill Farm, Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW. T: 01434 320175
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