A Traveler's Guide to Northumberland
If you are looking for an ideal country retreat
, whether for a family vacation or a private weekend away, the stunningly pretty countryside of Northumberland is ideal. Northumberland offers not only peace, quiet and relaxation in the beauty of nature, but also many interesting historical attractions. From a short weekend away to a longer holiday in the northern countryside, the area in and around Alnmouth, Northumberland offers an array of sites, as well as the pleasures of rural living. Lodges, cottages and bed and breakfast accommodations provide travelers with rest and respite in a bucolic setting.
Swarland Old Hall is an ideal retreat from life in the city. This working farm offers a view of daily life in the countryside. Award winning accommodations and hearty country breakfasts await you on your visit to Northumberland. Swarland Old Hall is a working 310 acre family farm, known for its fine stock of Texel sheep. The stone built Georgian house serves as a noted bed and breakfast, while two comfortable and spacious guest lodges are available for groups staying at Swarland Old Hall. The house is situated on the banks of the River Coquet and offers both beautiful views and a well maintained walled garden for guests. Whether you stay for a quiet weekend away at the bed and breakfast as Swarland Old Hall or opt for a longer holiday at one of the self catering holiday cottages, you will forever recall the beauty and hospitality of Northumberland and Swarland Old Hall.
Groups and families may find that a self catering cottage is the ideal rural retreat. Swarland Old Hall self catering lodges offer many advantages to those seeking a holiday away from the city. Swarland Old Hall luxury pine lodges will comfortably accommodate six to eight guests. When guests arrive at these lovely holiday cottages, they will find a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable dining and living areas, three spacious bedrooms, and a beautiful view of the Northumberland countryside. These self catering lodges are ideal holiday cottages for longer stays, for visiting families, or even for larger groups needing accommodations in Northumberland.
There are many things to do in and around Alnmouth, Northumberland. Historical attractions abound in the region, and time may be spent relaxing in the garden, enjoying the countryside, or visiting the welcoming small towns. Just an hour's drive away, Hadrian's Wall offers a view into the era of the ancient Romans. Monuments from later periods dot the countryside surrounding Alnmouth. Alnwick castle, located very near Alnmouth and Swarland Old Hall, is known as the Windsor of the North, and also, in recent parlance, as Hogwart's Academy. In the surrounding areas, you will find a number of fine castles, dating from the 12th to 17th centuries. Some have undergone restoration, and others are in ruins. Nature enthusiasts may wish to explore Northumberland National Park, the Farne Islands, and Kielder Water and Forest. If you enjoy sport, many fine golf courses are available throughout Northumberland.
Whether you select a fine self catering holiday cottage or a comfortable bed and breakfast retreat at Swarland Old Hall, your visit to the beautiful countryside of Northumberland will refresh you. Enjoy excellent hearty meals, warm hospitality and more in the fine cottages and accommodations of Alnmouth. Elegant, comfortable and relaxing rooms offer you a fine home in the country, surrounded by both beauty and the long history of this land. Whether you come for just a weekend away or an extended holiday, this welcoming and lovely area and the Swarland Old Hall working farm will provide you with memories you will cherish for a lifetime.
A Traveler's Guide to Northumberland
By: Jonathan Sin
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