In our collection of places to stay in Northumberland, you’ll find everything from self-catering contemporary barn conversions to grand hotels and ivy-covered country inns. It’s a diverse mix, united by one common thread – we’ve personally inspected them all and chosen them for their character as well as their comfort and quality. 

Each of them is owned and run by passionate people, who want you to explore the place they love and feel warmly welcomed the moment you arrive, even if you never meet them.  

Since the 90s, we’ve been seeking out places to stay that give you that feeling and we hope you enjoy discovering them as much as we do.    

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Featured places to stay in Northumberland

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The Northumberland Coast AONB has some of the most spectacular, unspoilt coastline in the whole of the UK. Come to stay at this handful of sea-salted cottages and get stuck into bracing coastal hikes, pristine beaches and icy swims for hardy souls before hunkering down in your cosy cottage and feeling serene.

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B&Bs with breakfasts to set you up for the day, self-catering cottages with freezers stocked with homemade suppers, pubs doing delicious and inventive things with classic dishes; Northumberland ticks all the boxes for foodies. We’ve even sniffed out a Michelin star restaurant for a sublime fine dining experience.

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Northumberland National Park is one of the most sparsely populated areas in the UK. Its 1,049 km (405 square miles) are filled instead with much wildlife, the Cheviot Hills, Kielder Water and Forest Park. Plus, it is an International Dark Sky Park with acclaimed Gold Tier status.

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We’ve picked out five unusual places to stay, ranging in atmosphere from a grand English country house to an eco-friendly, off-grid bolthole, a characterful cottage, a listed inn and a converted church with Pre-Raphaelite Victorian stained-glass windows.

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About our places to stay in Northumberland

Self-catering & holiday cottages in Northumberland

A good self-catering place is more than a base for a few days. It’s a home, however briefly you’re staying. It’s somewhere you’re happy, almost eager, to get back to. Making a place like that takes effort and a certain kind of person. They need a passion for hospitality and a bit of creative flair. The reason we inspect all our places is to meet the people behind them, even if their guests check in using a key box. It’s important to us that they’ll do everything they can to make you feel welcome and help you explore the area they love.  

Hotels in Northumberland

At present, we don’t have any hotels in Northumberland. This is because we look for a certain type of place and we haven’t found it there yet, which is in turn because we’re a small team and it’s a big place to search! We’re sure there are plenty that meet our criteria of being characterful, creative and run with a generous spirit. We’re always looking for new places, so sign up to our newsletter and be the first to find out when we make a great discovery and add our first brilliant Northumberland hotel.   


Pubs with rooms in Northumberland

There are plenty of pubs in Northumberland that you never want to leave. The food is fabulous, the ales are hand-pulled and the atmosphere is a warm, genial bubbling as locals, hikers and foodies wander in and out. Happily, there are some that you never have to leave. Our inspectors travel all over the UK looking for great pubs with rooms, where the hospitality extends through the night and into the following morning, when you’re served a fine breakfast. We’ve only found a couple so far, but we know there are many more, so keep an eye out as we add to our collection of great pubs with rooms in untamed Northumberland. 

Bed & Breakfast in Northumberland

There’s nothing like a great B&B for exploring somewhere new or getting a fresh perspective on an old favourite. With the help of your knowledgeable hosts, you can find the best beaches, the latest restaurants and bars, the markets with the freshest produce. You can also swap ideas and stories with other guests, filling your trip with things you know you’ll love because of the firsthand recommendations. You can also ignore all that. A good B&B host knows when to chat and when to leave you to your own devices.