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On the Map: Northumberland's Most Unusual Places to Stay

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Published 06/12/2021 On the Map: Northumberland's Most Unusual Places to Stay


If there's one reason to visit magical, mythical Northumberland, it's gazing up at the stars in England's darkest skies.

If there's another, it's the fact that you'll find more castles here than in any other English county. And since most are dotted along the scenic coast, there's plenty of scope for epic Insta-moments.

There's a lot more we could say about Northumberland - it has not one, but two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for starters! - but we think it's only right that you discover this amazing part of the world for yourself.

Start right now, by browsing our hand-picked selection of unique Northumberland retreats.

Beacon Hill Hideaways

Beacon Hill Hideaways

Uniquely unspoilt, award-winning Northumberland country glamping that's full of creature comforts... and a sumptuous spa right on your doorstep. At Beacon Hill Farm, perfectly nestled between the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland Heritage Coast, you'll discover three stunning shepherds' huts on the site of an ancient beacon that once experienced, will elevate your idea of a…

The Water Castle

The Water Castle

Totally unique, utterly charming, and undoubtedly one of the prettiest former water towers in the country, The Water Castle in gorgeous Northumberland blends ‘rural' and ‘regal' for that very special escape to the country. On first arriving at The Water Castle, you'll soon see how it acquired its name - but may have very little clue of its former purpose!  Its ingenious…

Belford Folly

Belford Folly

A fairy-tale folly in the grounds of a historic mansion house, Belford Folly offers an exquisite retreat for couples in the heart of Northumberland.  Lovingly restored and expertly converted, it's the perfect place to cosy up together and rekindle the romance! Belford Folly is found on the estate of Middleton Hall - a lavish home dating back to 1871.  Spanning three…

Greystead Old Church

Greystead Old Church

A celestial church conversion in the heavenly heart of the North Tyne Valley, infused with authentic Georgian style and contemporary luxury for a break that's worthy of a blessing. If you're in need of divine reconnection with your loved ones - including the dogs - Greystead Old Church is the perfect setting.  Once an exquisite Georgian church, this remarkable Grade II listed building…

Blossom Plantation Pods

Blossom Plantation Pods

Experience grown-up glamping from the comfort of a deluxe lakeside pod for two, nestled in Northumberland countryside.Equipped with a wood-fired hot tub and soothing lakeside views, your Plantation Pod features everything you'll need for a relaxing escape by the incredible North East coastline.Strictly for adults only - giving you a great excuse to leave the kids at home! -  you'll discover…

Woodland Chase Glamping

Woodland Chase Glamping

Escape from everyday life, with luxurious, grown-up glamping on a Northumberland family farm set close to the beautiful coast. Old Felton Farm, beautifully positioned in the heart of Northumberland, is home to Woodland Chase Glamping, a sumptuous, adults-only country escape that feels like a well-kept secret. It's here, nestled amongst soothing woodland, that you'll discover a selection of…

Teasel Shepherd's Hut

Teasel Shepherd's Hut

A glampers' paradise retreat, pet friendly, rich in home comforts, and secluded amongst spectacular Northumberland countryside. Perfectly placed just a few miles from the beautiful Northumberland coastline, and its invigorating National Park, Teasel Shepherd's Hut is the perfect base for explorers and free spirits alike.   (And with on-site kennels and stables available, there's no need for…

Walltown Byre

Walltown Byre

A colourful and creative country retreat, complete with hot tub and dedicated entertainment barn, beautifully secluded in rural Northumberland. Set within 700 acres of rolling Northumberland countryside, surrounded by outrageously scenic country footpaths and bridleways, and accented by a huge, ever-changing sky, Walltown Byre has a lot to offer those who love getting lost in spectacular views.…

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle

Meet the resident ghosts of Britain's ‘most haunted historic castle', surrounded by Northumberland countryside just 20 minutes from the coast. Haunted castles don't come more spine-shiveringly authentic than Chillingham, a 13th century, Grade 1 Star-listed fortress in rural Northumberland. Here you'll discover a captivating juxtaposition of beautiful gardens, sparkling fountains, impossibly…

Bamburgh Coastal Retreat

Bamburgh Coastal Retreat

A stylish, family-sized haven, elevated over the striking Northumberland Heritage Coastline with a beach in strolling distance. A postcard-perfect village in Northumberland, visitors cherish Bamburgh for its famous castle, windswept coastlines, and energising walking trails. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and elevated over the rugged heritage coastline, Bamburgh Coastal…

Beacon Hill Farm Luxury Treehouse

Beacon Hill Farm Luxury Treehouse

A sleek, stylish and contemporary retreat set on an award-winning farmland estate, with unspoilt Northumberland country views and an indulgent spa just an amble away.     Peacefully nestled between the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland Heritage Coast, the award-winning Beacon Hill Farm comprises sumptuous accommodation amongst 360 glorious acres of unspoilt rural heaven.  …

Middlemoor Farm Boats

Middlemoor Farm Boats

Cosy vessels, quirkily grounded on a friendly working farm that's surrounded by peaceful, castle-steeped Northumberland countryside.Perfect for confirmed landlubbers, Middlemoor Farm Boats offers the chance to sit back and relax on board a scenic canal boat, with no fear of seasickness!Secured on a working Northumberland farm that's just a few miles from Alnwick and Dunstanburgh Castles, the two…

Dunstan Hall

Dunstan Hall

Spirit your loved ones away to a magnificent, Grade II*-listed country retreat, rich in fascinating history and secluded in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the Northumberland coast. Ideal for large group breaks that call for something special, Dunstan Hall is a stunning, Grade II*-listed country retreat that sleeps up to 18 guests in ten elegant bedrooms. Secluded in a…

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