Our selections for an Easter getaway
Seasalt has always worked well for families with its easy Scandinavian feel and dedicated children’s room. An Easter break here is fuss free – a relaxing balance of nights by the log burner, and warm spring days sipping coffee in the garden. In addition to the private outdoor space, there is a shared communal area where children can kick a ball or play on the swings.
Great for: families with a party size of 4-6 and especially for those holidaying with grandparents. Perfect for toddlers and older children because of the private and shared garden spaces.
What’s on nearby at Easter: The Alnwick Garden, a magnificent attraction including a treehouse, maze and water displays, will be staging Easter trails throughout its grounds. There will also be appearances from Mr and Mrs Nutkins, two squirrels ready to entertain visitors.
If you need an excuse to visit the Northumberland coast this Easter then seeing the first puffins arrive at The Farne Islands to breed is it. Base yourself at two-bedroom The Beach Pad, with its appealing sea views, and you are just a walk away from the harbour (where the boats leave for The Farne Islands), the beach and the village with its range of eateries, private leisure club and shops. The Beach Pad is a fun, energetic kind of place for those who like uncomplicated holidays with all you need within walking distance.
Great for: One or two couples or a family of 3-4 people.
What’s on nearby at Easter: Boat trips from Seahouses harbour to see the puffins arrive at The Farne Islands, the grey seals who inhabit these isles year round, and various seabirds.
If you haven’t had a proper break since Christmas then Easter, with its four-day weekend, is just the time to treat yourself. The Chimney is luxury personified and is pretty perfect when it comes to making you feel rejuvenated and relaxed. The bedrooms are all beautifully decked out with sumptuous fabrics, there’s underfloor heating, a dramatic open plan living area with a huge stone arch and a sweeping oak staircase.
Great for: With four bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms, The Chimney is ideal for couples or families holidaying together.
What’s on nearby at Easter: Just a mile away, Bamburgh Castle is hosting a number of Easter activities including a Beastly Egg Hunt, Create your own Faberge Egg and have a go at being a medieval archer.