This early 19th-century coaching inn overlooks the Tyne Valley and has stunning views, and is a…
“Conveniently located for visiting Hadrian's Wall and the rich Northumberland coastline” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Appletree cottage is situated in the small village of Ovington, Northumberland (just off the A69 Newcastle to Carlise duel carriageway). The cottage is conveniently located for visiting Hadrians Wall, Corbridge, and Hexham as well as the rich Northumberland coastline boasting the likes of Bamburgh, Seahouses, Holy Island, The Farne Islands, Alnmouth, and the National Park. With many cafes and restaurants offering local produce in the surrounding areas, there's no shortage of places to visit.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 4
- Private garden
- Washing machine
- Linens provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Open all year
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About the area
If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.
Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.
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