Northumberland

Northumberland log cabin breaks come in all shapes and sizes, but if you have decided to stay in a log cabin but are not sure where it should be, then Northumberland offers a tremendous amount of variety for all visitors. If you are looking for a mix of small villages, lakes, mountains and dramatic coastlines, then Northumberland it has to be.

A log cabin holiday offers a wonderful place to stay as residing in a wooden building creates a wonderful atmosphere which is at the same time charming, cosy and totally captivating. There is something about being surrounded by all that natural timber which makes you feel closer to nature and at one with it; similar to the pioneers of hundreds of years ago who would have naturally built their own log cabins or homesteads as they would have been called then.

So you have the most charming log cabin to relax and unwind in, you are surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery available in this part of the country, so what do you do next? Well there are literally reams of places to visit, but here are just a few ideas, so take a look and see what takes your fancy. Read More

Cragside in Rothbury is an old ancestral home with wonderful grounds. Believe it or not, the land around the house is so immense that it houses not just some wonderful walks but also lakes, streams and gardens. It is owned by the National Trust which must be suitably proud of this magnificent house and gardens.

Everyone has heard of Lindisfarne, but do you actually know what it is? It is actually referred to as a ‘Holy Island’ and is connected to the mainland by a romantic and mysterious causeway which is only accessible at low tide (yes, just like the house in The Woman in Black). The adventure starts when you cross the causeway to reach the wonderful little village that is hidden away in this secret place which dates back to AD 635. It also has a castle which is perched high on the cliffs. Where else can you find such a mix of beauty and drama that does wonders for the realms of the imagination?

Do books rock your boat? Well here you will find Barter Books which has the reputation of being one of the biggest bookstores in Europe. It’s in Alnwick and has so many books; you will need plenty of time to browse so set aside some valuable page-turning time. If you don’t fall in love with the wonderful building in which it is housed, you probably will fall head over heels for the log fires, coffee and cookies! Alnwick itself is also a stunning place to explore, so this can take a whole day in itself.

Northumberland is a ‘wow’ of a place, so this overview can only give you a hint of the many incredible places to see. From castles to gardens, bookshops to beaches and nature trails to National Trust gems, this is the sort of log cabin holiday that creates wonderful memories.