Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Cottages with easy access in Northumberland.
To help show the options we have a list of
Cottages with easy access
Cottages with disabled or wheelchair access.
When you have looked through the options please give us a telephone call on 016977 46777 so that we can discuss the accommodation and ensure it is ideal for your holiday.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Vindolanda and the Romans
Built around 82 AD that is a full 40 years before Hadrian' Wall it remains , arguably, the greatest attraction in the area. Certainly the thin slivers of wood covered in spidery writing which record the thoughts and deeds of bygone romans is one of the Nations greatest treasures.
These are some of the pictures we took
Firstly the baths at Vindolanda, and the amazing underfloor systems the Romans built
Then of course the communal toilets. Just about the oldest toilet we have seen.
On their first trip to Vindolanda not many people will have heard of Chesterholme or the museum which is housed there.
and then on the way back round Vindolanda there is the reconstruction of Hadrians Wall and a typical Roman fort. This photo shows the darkening clouds at the end of a perfect day
If you would like to visit Vindolanda then have a look at some of the late availability cottages close to Hadrians Wall. Click here for a full list.
and finally a short video
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Seahouses festival - Northumberland Coast's great times
If you would like to look at staying in or near to Seahouses then this link will give you a full list of our cottages for rent.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Northumberland - a glossary
For new visitors to the County it can be confusing to sort out the geography.
Where exactly the Cheviots and how close to the sea are they?
Is Hadrian's Wall along the border with Scotland?
and so on.
To help introduce some of the County's towns we have prepared a small glossary of Northumberland.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Alnwick Castle, The White Swan and the Titanic
A lot easier than diving beneath the Atlantic to find the Titanic.
If would like to visit Alnwick then we have a list of cottages here
or if you prefer premium cottages then there is this list.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Non smoking cottages in Northumberland
To help you chose we have a list here. One interesting cottage on this list is Dale View Cottage in Allendale. Here you have easy access to both Hadrian's Wall as well as the historic and tranquil Allendale Valley with its Bastle Houses.
Here is a picture of Dale View Cottage which sleeps 4
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Beach cottages in Northumberland
Friday, July 16, 2010
Bamburgh - as seen through Victorian eyes - Northumberland days gone by
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Remote, isolated and secluded cottages in Northumberland
Sometimes we get the opportunity to have a video of one of our prime properties and thank's to Shadow Cat films we can now show the film below.
We also have a list of other isolated and remote cottages here.
We have a PDF guide to the College Valley which has photographs and descriptions.
This video will introduce you to Dunsdale house in the College Valley.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Cottages in Elsdon, Northumberland
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Craster, Northumberland Coast - late availability
The two coastal cottages on the Estate, Bathing house and Old School house are usually booked well in advance however just up the coast in Craster is Archway cottage which currently has week commencing 17th July as free. So if you are in search of a late availability booking near to the coast then have a look here.
and this picture shows the view north towards Dunstanburgh
Northumberland coast - late availability
The house overlooks the bay and is at the southern end of the promenade. If you are looking for a child freindly holiday then this would be great as there are rock pools to explore as well as sandcastles to build.
A short distance to the north are the long golden sands of Druridge bay.
Labels: Late availability