Overlooking 20 acres of grounds surrounding one of Northumberland’s premier hotels are these comfortable cottages. The spacious grounds with far reaching views offer plenty of space for relaxation and are the perfect setting for family celebrations. Visitors also enjoy use of the hotel’s leisure club and acclaimed restaurant (booking advisable) and bar, which offers a range of facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool. Ideal for exploring the county’s many attractions, Durham’s magnificent cathedral and Newcastle’s Metro Centre and Blinking Eye Millennium Bridge are all about 15 miles away, whilst set amid the breathtaking scenery of the Border country is the famous 2,000 year old boundary (and designated World Heritage Site) of Hadrian’s Wall. Within easy driving distance are the award winning Beamish Open Air Museum, Hexham, a historic town with a Saxon abbey and ancient marketplace; the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th century castle; and medieval Raby Castle with its 200 acre deer park. This corner of the country includes some of the highest, wildest and most beautiful scenery in England – an absolute delight for bird watchers, walkers and cyclists (cycle hire is available locally). Nearby, Hamsterley Forest provides miles of lovely forest and riverside walks, and, adjacent to one of the most attractive sections of the Pennine Way, woodland walks lead to High Force, England’s largest waterfall. The uncrowded roads provide superb touring, and Kielder Forest, the Scottish borders, the Northumbrian coast and the Lake District are all easily accessible. Horse riding is available locally, Derwent Reservoir offers both coarse and fly fishing close by and golf can be enjoyed at Slaley Hall, 8 miles. The nearest shops can be found in the village of Castleside 1.5 miles.