This purpose built family cabin is part of a large private site which has an historic gate house lodge, now a converted hotel with restaurant for pre booked evening meals. In the mornings, there are 500 acres of woodland for your guests and dog to explore, plus a tranquil lake teaming with fish if there are any anglers in your party.
Follow the Otter Burn or take a very short drive south to the village of Otterburn, with its pub and shops to stock up on essentials and plan the day ahead. Visit Percy’s Cross, site of the Battle of Otterburn, and follow the burn to the river Rede for some more superb countryside and healthy fresh air.
Take the A696, which runs past the village, to the north west or south east. Westwards lies the heart of Northumberland National Park up to the border with Scotland, and the dark skies of Kielder forest, plus Whitelee Moor National Nature Reserve. The Park offers a huge range of activities, from fishing to horse riding and woodland based wild sports.
For the less energetic, enjoy the landscape from Kielder Water into the North Tyne valley and Redesdale, with its heart in the bustling local centre of Bellingham.
To the east of Otterburn lies central Northumberland, including the thriving, historic town of Alnwick, home to the Duke of Northumberland (recognizable the world over as Hogwarts school for wizards), sculpted gardens and a huge range of local independent shops, boutiques, eateries and watering holes.
Follow the river and you’ll find the lovely town of Alnmouth, right on the North Sea coast with plenty of sandy beaches to stretch peoples and dogs legs.