Family-friendly Retreats for February half term

Coastal Retreats Blog 30 January 2017

House in the North snug with library area

Warm and inviting family-friendly Retreats for a February half term getaway.

Mark the end of the Winter season with either a short break or a 7 night stay at one of these Retreats.

House in the North

House in the North kitchen

Vintage pieces mix with splashes of the family’s personality at this five bedroom barn conversion between Bamburgh and Seahouses. Owned by writer, Judith O’Reilly, who lived here when writing her book, Wife in the North, House in the North is one of our most homely getaways. Log burners in both the lounge and snug rooms will ease the winter chill, and the additional games room means there is space for every member of the family to relax. Our favourite room has to be the dining kitchen where hearty breakfasts can be enjoyed, straight from the Aga, at the old pine table beneath the elaborate chandelier.

Prices from £1285

House in the North play roomHouse in the North details



Tweedswood is a real escape from city life. The antique pieces, wooden beams, log burning stove, and family heirlooms – the owner’s father was Scottish sculptor Bill Landles – are a beautiful contrast to The White Company linens, sage green loaf sofas and modern Dualit appliances. Situated in the Tweed Valley near Melrose, there is a real creative buzz to this area. You can visit Scott’s View, a favourite haunt of writer Sir Walter Scott or take a tour of one of the woollen factories in Hawick where you can see up close how a jumper is made. Back at the cottage, there is an ample garden with play equipment and a small wooden fort for children to burn off energy.

Prices from £490


The Wood Store

The Wood Store

A barn conversion between Beadnell and Newton, The Wood Store has a forest lodge-style interior with its feature log wallpaper behind the wood burning stove, an unusually-shaped wooden coffee table and stunning exposed beams in the kitchen. Welcoming to dogs, and with three bedrooms, the whole family can be accommodated here.

Prices from £595

The Wood StoreThe Wood Store

For a full list of our February half term availability, see Find a Retreat

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