Activities

Walks in
Northumberland

Our luxury Northumberland holiday cottages lead directly out into 400 square miles of National Park Country – sheltered valleys, hidden waterfalls and dramatic hills rich in bird and wildlife, and recent archaeological discoveries.

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Castles, houses
& gardens

North Northumberland is scattered with the most amazing array of castles, ruins, historic houses and their gardens. Cheviot Holiday Cottages is ideally situated as a base for exploring some of the fantastic castles, National Trust properties and historic houses.

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Eating out in
Northumberland

There are many restaurants, country pubs, cafes and bistros to choose from when visiting our luxury holiday cottages in Northumberland. We are pleased to recommend the following selection of Northumbrian country pubs, restaurants and places to eat being both our favourites and those of our guests.

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Cycling &
mountain biking

Cheviot Holiday Cottages is ideally located as a base for cycling and mountain biking holidays in Northumberland. Explore our beautiful north Northumberland surroundings on foot or by using the high quality bicycles now available on site at Cheviot Holiday Cottages.

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Horse
riding

A one or two hour ride through the fields and woods surrounding Kimmerston or trail rides can be arranged for the experienced rider to start direct from your doorstep in Ingram Valley, as well as other historic scenic routes in North Northumberland.

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Northumberland
beautiful beaches

About 30 minutes drive from Ingram, the Northumberland Coastline is exhilarating and includes mile upon mile of unspoilt, almost deserted sandy beaches, punctuated by ancient castles and fortifications. Much is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Clay pigeon
shooting

If you shoot regularly or have never held a shotgun in your life, you can enjoy breaking clay pigeons in a private, safe and beautiful woodland environment.

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Fishing in
Northumberland

Abundant lake and sea fishing is available in North Northumberland, just an easy drive from Cheviot Holiday Cottages. Lake fishing can be found at Chatton Fisheries and a recently established fishery at Thrunton Long Crag. Reservoir fishing is also available nearby.

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Local Birds and Wildlife

There is a rich array of bird and wildlife literally on the doorstep in Ingram Valley surrounds. Marvel at the agility of the red squirrel and splendour of the barn owl, with pipestrelle bats, deer and hare a common sight. Branton Lakes Nature Reserve is a short walk from the cottages and comprises 29 hectares of diverse habitat with two lakes, hides and wide variety of plant, bird and wildlife including swans, geese, curlew, spotted flycatcher and king fisher.

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Visitor and
Tourist Attractions

Cheviot Holiday Cottages is centrally located for a large number of interesting, educational and fun visitor attractions and museums in and around the Northumberland National Park. We’ve compiled a list of tourist attractions in Northumberland and the Beamish Valley as suggestions for some great places to visit when you take a self catering holiday in one of our luxury holiday cottages.

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Golf courses in
North Northumberland

We are lucky to have a wide selection of golf courses within fifteen to thirty minutes drive. There are several golf courses nearby with a selection large enough to make Cheviot and ideal location for a golfing holiday in Northumberland.

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Denise – Shropshire

Just returned from such a memorable holiday at the Retreat, one of the Cheviot holiday cottages. The accommodation, the attention to detail and the surrounding area were superb. This is true luxury at its best.

David, Linda & Chris – Stratford-upon-Avon

Our second visit has been just as exhilarating as the first. Thanks to Trysha and Grahams' thoughtfulness and attention to detail, we feel relaxed, cosseted and refreshed - who needs hotels when self-catering is as luxurious as this?