Find and Book Country Cottages in the Northumberland National Park
Holiday cottages in Northumberland National Park are perfect for visitors seeking wild countryside and solitude. The park covers more than 400 square miles between the Scottish border to the north and Hadrian’s Wall to the south. It is England’s northernmost national park, one of its least populated, and is located entirely in the county of Northumberland. The park includes stretches of the rugged Cheviot Hills, which roughly form the border between England and Scotland. Further south, the hills give way to rolling moorland, some of which is heavily forested. Hadrian’s Wall runs through the southernmost section of the park, a Roman defensive fortification which once ran all the way from the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea to the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea. Don’t miss this remarkable feat of engineering, which took three legions of Roman soldiers six years to build.
Visitors to Northumberland can holiday in comfort and style at Bridge Cottage, a pet-friendly country cottage on the outskirts of Haltwhistle, a short walk from Hadrian’s Wall. The cottage features a cosy sitting room, king-size double bedroom and twin bedroom, and walled patio area.
Find peace at the gorgeous Drovers Rest stone cottage located on the edge of the Northumberland National park and close to Otter burn. This cosy and remote Northumberland holiday cottage offers tranquillity and access to outdoor pursuits, National Trust homes and Hadrian’s Wall.
On the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Northumberland Park, you will discover breathtaking views across the moors and hills, and some of the country’s most spectacular dark skies. The park is known for its wildlife, which includes the elusive red squirrel, black grouse, and white-clawed crayfish. Swathes of blanket bog provide the perfect habitat for dwarf cornel and bog rosemary. Look out for curlew, the national park’s emblem. Another popular place to visit on self-catering holidays in Northumberland Park, Sycamore Gap has to be one of England’s most photographed trees. It stands alongside Hadrian’s Wall and is also known as the Robin Hood tree, having appeared in the film, Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.
There are many beautiful walks to enjoy, including in Simonside Hills, where footpaths run through conifer forests and heather-covered moors. The park is scattered with ancient villages such as Shillmoor, Barrow Burn, Otterburn Camp and Harbottle, all of which are idyllic bases from which to discover the region.