Welcome to Blacksmith's Cottage, gold winner of Visit England NE England Self Catering Provider of the Year 2015, 2013 and 2012 guarantees a luxury holiday experience for up to 4 guests with customer service our priority - and great facilities for well behaved pets!
New for for 2016 'The Forge' adjacent to Blacksmith's Cottage, this 2 berth luxury barn style property fitted to a 5* standard is now available to rent. Sorry no pets.
A hidden gem on the edge of Northumberland National Park and centrally located to explore both coast and country. You enter an entirely different world as you approach the pretty hamlet of Alnham, you begin to relax! These properties enjoy some of the best views in Northumberland for you to enjoy at your own pace - a total 'get away from it all' holiday. Step out into a myriad of footpaths, cycle and bridleways with sheltered valleys, hidden waterfalls and dramatic hills rich in wildlife and archeological finds. Drive on empty roads - a perfect way to enjoy this amazing landscape with an abundance of animals, birds and wildlife just waiting to be photographed.
The market town of Alnwick with it's wonderful Castle and Gardens is a 25 minutes drive, whilst just beyond you will find all the beautiful sandy beaches and coves forming the Heritage Coastline. It is here you will see Lindisfarne (on Holy Island), Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles rising above the beaches beckoning you to explore. Take a boat ride to the Farne Islands and step into one of Europe's most exciting wildlife habitats where you'll get close to thousands of birds and Grey Seals.
Tour Inland - cycle, walk, birdwatch and sail on the largest man-made lake in Europe, the beautiful Kielder Reservoir. Watch out for the red squirrels on the way!
History of Northumberland -Walk the Hadrian's Wall and see how the Roman's lived. Visit the 16th Century Bastle's - fortified farmhouses peculiar to the border raids between England and Scotland.Visit the Battle of Flodden 1513 site where King James IV of Scotland was killed in battle, becoming the last monarch from the British Isles to suffer such a fate.
Why not have a day touring the Scottish Borders, you're over the border in 50 minutes!
Complete your perfect day by taking a sauna, sitting in your own private garden, or just relaxing in front of the log burning stove with a good supply of logs keeping you cosy for the whole of your stay.
Blacksmith's Cottage has a one level living area for 2 guests, especially suitable for the less able bodied guest. In addition there is a 2 person discount (with no pets). The Forge is all one level.
Blacksmith's Cottage and The Forge are no smoking properties.
Ring Sue direct for any queries, prices, and bookings on 01669 631184 or 07900 862830.