Northumberland is known as the most tranquil county in England and often referred to as 'England's best kept secret'. This could also be used to describe Fenton Hill which is certainly a haven of peace and tranquillity that is enjoyed by so many. Our Northumberland cottage is a 30 minute drive from the 100mile long Northumberland coast which is mostly a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty. Much of Northumberland's Heritage coastline is unpopulated with mile after mile of sands and an unequalled sense of freedom which is a treat for those with dogs and quaint fishing villages such as Craster with its famous kippers and popular crab sandwiches a real delight. The Farne Islands lying off the coast at Seahouses is home to over twenty species of breeding sea birds and a large colony of grey seals. Boat Trips go out from here every day during the main season.
For those interested in history Northumberland has more castles and fortified buildings than any other county in England. Within a 40 minute drive of your Northumberland cottage are numerous dramatic castles such as Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Floors Castle and Chillingham Castle. Magnificent country houses such as Paxton House and Cragside are the same distance as is the world famous Alnwick Garden and Hadrians Wall is little over an hour away. The rich Christian Heritage of Northumbria begins at Lindisfarne which is a 30 minute drive, and St Cuthberts cave, Holy stone and many historic churches are within an easy drive. The Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National park with its peaceful valleys are 30 minutes from our Northumberland self-catering cottages and Kielder Forest can be reached in little over an hour. The quaint villages of Ford and Etal including Heatherslaw railway and Mill are 10 minutes away.
Whatever your interests our Northumberland Cottage at Fenton Hill is central for all areas and attractions in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders including Newcastle which is little over an hour away and Edinburgh which can be reached in an hour and a half, or in a shorter time by train from Berwick upon Tweed which is an easy option. Many people have discovered our Northumberland self-catering farm cottage accommodation at Fenton Hill as an ideal central base for all that Northumberland has to offer and returned year after year.