Where To Staycation In Northumberland

Luxe checks in with Coquet Cottages to round up four of the best staycation homes for families and couples to visit in Northumberland
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Coquet Cottages was born 24 years ago with just one little cottage in Warkworth, owned by Julie and Mark Ringland. Since then, they’ve grown their award-winning portfolio of over 150 luxury holiday homes across Northumberland. From coast to countryside, all of their cottages are ideally located for exploring Northumberland, from the Cheviot Hills and Coquet Valley to the Heritage Coast, as well as the Borders and the National Park. Here, we round up four of our favourites…

For families >>

Hassock House


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Hassock House, located between Alnwick and Newton-by-the-Sea, is a welcoming family cottage full of charm and character that has been beautifully refurbished throughout. Boasting stunning interiors, generous living space, immaculate gardens and idyllic countryside views, it’s the perfect place to call home for the weekend. Comfortably sleeping eight guests and two four-legged companions, it’s ideal for families looking to escape and explore the best of Northumberland. The enclosed garden is equipped with a children’s climbing frame as well as a summerhouse and outdoor dining table for eight guests, with a BBQ. DVD’s, books and board games are provided in the family room and children can enjoy some chill-out time in the snug. Peace and quiet, fresh country air, a pub within walking distance and beaches and restaurants just a couple of miles away… what more could you want?

For couples >>

Honeybee Cottage


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This gorgeous, adults-only village retreat is perfect for romantic getaways or for couples holidaying together. Refurbished and extended to create a characterful holiday home, this delightful cottage has everything you need to help you switch off, relax and enjoy the little luxuries in life. Throughout, the decor aims to impress. Think a cosy countryside cottage combined with a modern city apartment and you’ve got Honeybee Cottage. The whole place combines traditional rustic charm with contemporary style. The beautiful open-plan kitchen/living area is made up of gorgeous grey cabinets with modern marble top counters, elegant dining chairs, a corner sofa for lounging and a stunning skylight letting in oodles of natural light. It’s a sociable space to while away the hours after returning home from a day of exploring. Stunning interiors aside, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore the local area, with pubs, shops, restaurants and Warkworth Castle all within walking distance.

For pets >>

Grange House


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For a luxurious, pooch-friendly break in a tranquil setting, Grange House is the perfect retreat for up to six guests. Nestled amongst a small collection of cottages surrounded by picturesque farmlands and just a five minute drive from Warkworth village, the beach and amenities, it’s the perfect base for both exploring and relaxing. On arrival, you will be met with a doggy welcome pack providing complimentary dog treats, waste bags, a dog towel, food and water bowls for three furry friends, with the possibility of an additional pup if approved by the owner. Your pooch will love this home away from home with its enclosed front and back gardens with ample space for running wild and free.

For retired couples >>

Farne View


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Peacefully located within walking distance of Bamburgh and boasting gorgeous views of the coastline in one direction and out to the Cheviot Hills in the other, Farne View is a stunning paradise for those looking to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Northumberland coast and countryside. The neutral and calming feel of this idyllic home makes for a relaxing stay from start to finish. This cosy abode offers enough space for up to four guests, plus the addition of two dogs, meaning you don’t have to leave ‘man’s best friend’ at home for the weekend. Step outside and you can enjoy the beautifully enclosed, lawned gardens with outside seating and plenty of space for four-legged friends to roam. For a quiet getaway offering comfort, space and picturesque views, a stay at Farne View is a must.

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