Chathill holiday cottages are surrounded by vast, sandy bays and rocky coves on a dramatic stretch of the Northumberland coast. This tiny village is surrounded by wild countryside, three miles inland from the sea. Chathill is little more than a scattering of stone cottages with a historic railway station on the East Coast Main Line. The railway follows a scenic route with amazing views across Northumberland’s coast and countryside and is a great way to explore the area’s villages and market towns. There are a number of striking landmarks to look out for in Chathill, including Preston Pele Tower, which was built in the 1300s. Enchanting woods and rolling hills peppered with ancient ruins will be a stone’s throw from your Chathill holiday cottage, while the secluded beaches near the village are perfect for a day of sunbathing, searching for crabs in rockpools and swimming in the North Sea. A short drive from Chathill, Embleton Bay is a majestic sweep of sand backed by dunes which are blanketed in bluebells and cowslip in spring.
Self-catering holidays in Chathill are ideal for exploring the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The charming market town of Alnwick is nine miles away with cobbled streets, a busy market, the renowned Playhouse Theatre and a stunning medieval castle. Bamburgh is also well worth a visit with a sandy beach, an imposing castle and an excellent museum where the story of the Northumbrian icon Grace Darling is told. Seahouses is a laid-back resort with a historic harbour from which you can take boat trips to the Farne Islands to spot puffins and seals. Just south of Chathill, Craster is home to another impressive castle and is famous for its smoked kippers. A half-hour drive northward, Berwick-upon-Tweed is a lovely town with Elizabethan walls and a famous railway viaduct designed by Robert Stevenson.