Let us guide you through the summer holidays with our picks of stylish breaks where the luxury doesn’t stop at the door.
1. House in the North, Elford, near Bamburgh
From the large lawned garden of House in the North there are open views of the surrounding countryside – with the sea and Farne Islands in the distance. Designed to appeal to adults and children, there is a spacious dining terrace and multiple garden areas for children’s games, including a football goal, sandpit and play boat. A luscious and established garden, there are spaces for everyone to relax in peace, dine or just simply have fun.
2. Driftwood, Swinhoe, near Beadnell
The outdoor space at Driftwood makes it one of the most appealing of our collection for families. There’s a private garden with patio accessed from the living room where you can enjoy eating al fresco, or head across to the shared gardens with Nook End and Seasalt from the front of the cottage. Here, little ones can play in the Wendy house, sand pit, on the trampoline or swings. There is ample lawn space to have a game of football, or older children will enjoy the games room with its table tennis, table football and pool games. What’s more, when the children have gone to bed, the adults can relax in the garden pod and watch the sun go down.
3. Dairy Three, Embleton
Dairy Three has a large woodland garden – ideal for adventures off the nearby Embleton Bay sands when parents want to relax but the little ones’ batteries are still charged – with a decked area for relaxing. The downstairs snug room also looks directly out onto the garden so is a good spot to keep an eye on the young ones.
4. The Lodge@Shirewater, Embleton
The Lodge is a peaceful haven for a couple looking to relax, take strolls around the extensive grounds or wander down to the dreamy Embleton Bay. Romantic and inspiring, there are walks along the river and through the woodland and orchard. Spend the evenings on the decked area outside the cottage enjoying some freshly cooked produce from the garden and greenhouse – complimentary for guests.
5. Seagrass, near Bamburgh
Whether you fancy chilling out with a gin and tonic on the decked area at the front of Seagrass – watching the sun go down over the sea and Bamburgh Castle – exploring the 20 acres of communal woodland or indulging in a clifftop picnic at the viewing area overlooking the coast, shared with the other lodges, the outdoor space here is a pleasure to enjoy.