The Northumberland coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has miles of sandy beaches, and we are perfectly situated to explore this part of Northern England. The farm is only three miles from Druridge Bay (voted one of the ‘Top 40 Beaches in the UK’ by The Times). A short drive up the coast brings you to the beaches of Alnmouth, Embleton and Low Newton.
The castles of Bamburgh, Alnwick and Lindisfarne, and the ruins of Dunstanburgh and Warkworth Castles, along with the large country houses of Wallington and Cragside are also close by. The food capital of Northumberland, Amble, is only 6 miles away: sample the fantastic fish & chips at the Fish Shack on Amble’s harbour, with views of the River Coquet and Warkworth Castle.
For unspoilt countryside, Northumberland is hard to beat. Head for the hills for long walks in the Northumberland National Park on heather-clad hills. Rothbury and the Simonside and Cheviot Hills are only a half hour drive away, and in forty-five minutes you can be on top of Hadrian’s Wall, the inspiration for Game of Thrones.
Closer to home the village of Felton with its pub and cafe is four miles by car or bike, and it can also be reached by public footpaths over farmland via the hamlet of Eshott.
Northumberland has nature on a grand scale, our skies are darker, our sports wilder, our castles bigger, our hills and coastline untouched.
You can stargaze at Kielder Observatory in the Northumberland National Park or go visit Alnwick Castle & Gardens – Alnwick Castle is the film location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey.
Spot for whales and dolphins off the coast while taking a cruise to the world famous Farne Islands to see nature in the raw with thousands of puffins and its resident colony of grey seals. For the wilder side of sport try paddle-boarding on the River Coquet, kayaking to Coquet Island, or mountain biking in Thrunton Wood