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New Year getaways: cottages with that extra sparkle to see in 2019
14 November 2018
There’s still time to book a group getaway, a luxury house for a small gathering of friends or a cosy couples cottage this New Year. See in 2019 in style at one of our Retreats, with our pick of cottages fit for a celebration plus our custom-designed stays for groups of up to 36 guests.
North East Christmas Markets 2018
7 November 2018
Get into the festive spirit and establish a new tradition with a Christmas market weekend break this November or December. Ideal for picking up some unusual gifts or decorations for your home, as well as marking the countdown to Christmas with a glass of mulled wine.
2018 Northumberland Summer Events
5 July 2018
Our Top 10 things to do guide to some of Northumberland’s year-round highlights is a great place to start planning your getaway, but for those one-off seasonal events that will take your holiday from being memorable to unforgettable, look no further than this compilation of what’s on this summer.
The Retreats Valentine’s Experience
18 January 2018
There are times when you need to get away - just the two of you - for lie-ins, lazy days, long lunches and evenings by the fire. Tempted? Book our Valentine’s experience at one of the following Retreats from February 9-18, and take advantage of some added extras that will make your stay even more blissful.
Where to visit: North East Christmas Markets 2017
28 November 2017
With advent beginning this weekend, now is the time to truly get into the Christmas spirit and embrace the decorating, the present-buying, the parties and the Christmas markets. With scents of mulled wine, twinkly lights and wafts of chestnuts, there is no where better to get in the mood for the festive season - plus you might just pick up a unique gift along the way.
Working in, and with, our local communities
21 September 2017
We are passionate about Northumberland and its people, supporting local charities when we can in the communities where our Retreats are based. Some of our most recent donations have involved projects, which not only encourage tourism, but make these communities sustainable long after the visitors return home.
New to our collection: Duneside House, Beadnell
1 August 2017
Duneside House is a luxury beachside Retreat with a pared back look and high-end features. Sleeping 10 it is perfect for those planning a family or friends getaway, enjoying an enviable location within walking distance of Beadnell Beach and village.
8 Totally Free Things to do in Northumberland
22 May 2017
You don’t have to have a large budget to experience what Northumberland has to offer. Much of it, especially the coastal and country landscape, is there for you to enjoy, at no charge. Add these eight free things to do to your Northumberland bucket list.
Finding romance on the Northumberland coast
23 January 2017
Do you like your romantic gestures to be grand, full of jaw-dropping surprises and deliciously-wrapped wow moments?
Or do you take pleasure in small, everyday things – being prepared a meal, evening conversations by the fire or long, leisurely walks.
Each of the following cottages have their own romantic flavour. Match your loved one with the one that suits them the most and you could bag yourself some brownie points for the rest of 2017.
The Story behind ‘Skyfall’
9 January 2017
This mews house on the former Glororum farmstead at Bamburgh was named more for its panoramic sky views rather than a reference to the James Bond movie of the same name. But, like the film Skyfall, it certainly delivers on the drama. So what makes Skyfall a destination of choice?
28 November 2016
If you’re new to Northumberland, and are toying with a 2017 holiday in this region, then a good place to start is Bamburgh. Previously named in The Times as one of the 30 best places to have a second home, this historic coastal village has all the elements required for a perfect getaway: beach, castle and a good selection of places to eat. You never know, you may find yourselves falling in love with this dramatic slice of Northumberland and end up purchasing your own seaside getaway like some of our previous guests…
Where to visit: North East Christmas Markets
21 November 2016
Get into the festive spirit with a visit to one of the North East's Christmas markets. With our Retreats at low season prices, it is an excellent time to take in a short break, a little relaxation and some shopping away from the crowded high streets.