Woodhead Holiday Cottages
“Very well presented holiday accommodation with excellent standards of cleanliness and great garden area with far reaching views” - VisitEngland Assessor
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Set in rolling countryside near Brinkburn Priory in the heart of Northumberland, these traditional stone and slate cottages have been fully renovated to highest standards. They have central heating and cosy wood-burning stoves. The en suite bedrooms have king-size beds and great country views and the fully equipped kitchens have all mod cons. Light and spacious dining spaces. Luxury toiletries and lots of fluffy white towels are provided. A very generous welcome breakfast hamper is provided.
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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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