Our favourite luxury cottages in Northumberland

Accommodation, Luxury

Posted by Kate W on 27th October 2020

From hot tub cottages to sea view retreats, we have a wealth of impressive holiday lets in this enchanting landscape for you to investigate in our collection of five-star coastal cottages.

Remote and awe-inspiring is perhaps the best way to describe the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You won’t find traditional seaside resorts in this unique holiday destination; instead, this coastline is home to fairy-tale castles, ancient fishing villages and large swathes of golden sandy beaches.

On a retreat to one of our cottages for rent in Northumberland, you’ll uncover wild places home to migrating birds and grey seals, boutiques and independent shops hidden down cobbled backstreets, and walking trails that pass coves, cafes and unbeatable sea views.

You’ll find a selection of our favourite luxury cottages below or can seek out more fantastic Northumberland luxury accommodation in our full collection.


Grove House, Bamburgh, Northumberland | sleeps 8 and 2 dogs

Grove House, Bamburgh, Northumberland | sleeps 8 and 2 dogs

Cottage highlights:

  • Down the road from magnificent Bamburgh Castle
  • Delightful gravel and lawned garden with seating
  • Ocean Club membership to take advantage of during your retreat

Light, bright and luxurious, this exquisite Northumberland hideaway is set on the spectacular Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Beauty in the heart of historic Bamburgh village. It’s best known for the 19th-century Bamburgh Castle that guards the coastline, towering 150 feet over the village, which also plays host to a traditional, sandy Northumberland beach and Bamburgh Lighthouse.

This four-bedroom Northumberland luxury cottage is also dog friendly so the entire family can enjoy a trip to this wonderful destination together. Make your escape to this luxury cottage in Bamburgh for a coastal holiday in a sumptuous retreat.

Grove House


The Stargazer, Bamburgh, Northumberland | sleeps 6 and 1 dog

The Stargazer, Bamburgh, Northumberland | sleeps 6 and 1 dog

Cottage highlights:

  • Style exudes from this contemporary getaway
  • On the horizon, you can glimpse the sparkling waters of the sea
  • Full-length bi-folding doors lead to an outdoor seating area

Another exquisite Northumberland luxury cottage that’s dog friendly too! This impressive contemporary holiday let provides an open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which is the true heart of the property, and an excellent space to socialise and plan the days ahead.  

Stargazer is well-named with fantastic large windows throughout providing views of the night sky from inside the comfort of this cosy Northumberland holiday home. Stay in this luxury Northumberland cottage to discover the best of this phenomenal coastline.

The Stargazer


Pepperclose Cottage, Bamburgh, Northumberland | sleeps 4

Pepperclose Cottage, Bamburgh, Northumberland | sleeps 4

Cottage highlights:

  • See ancient Bamburgh Castle up close from your garden
  • Down the road from the golden sands of Bamburgh Beach
  • A warming wood burner for cosy evenings in

A charming holiday cottage in Bamburgh, this bolthole is just the place for a luxury coastal escape with family and friends. It’s central, close to food and amenities, and the grand Bamburgh Castle can be seen from the windows or garden of this four-person holiday cottage in Northumberland.

Stroll along the wide swathes of golden sand making up Bamburgh Beach, drop by the local towns and villages scattered nearby and walk the halls of this village’s magnificent castle on your next seaside retreat to a luxury Northumberland cottage.

Pepperclose Cottage


Armstrong Cottage, Rothbury, Northumberland | sleeps 6

Armstrong Cottage, Rothbury, Northumberland | sleeps 6

Cottage highlights:

  • Style and luxury envelopes this captivating property
  • Contemporary extras include a coffee maker, Smart TV and Bose Speaker System
  • Set on the edge of Rothbury Golf Course, perfect for mornings on the green

Home to Sharp’s Folly, The Rectory Whitton Tower, Cragside Power House, and Old Rothbury Hillfort, this country town is bursting with heritage sites to discover during your getaway. Visit Cragside, the home of Lord Armstrong – the first international arms dealer, or take a trip out to walk alongside the atmospheric, crumbling ruins of Hadrian’s Wall.

A delightful luxury house to rent in Northumberland, Armstrong Cottage provides its guests with a soothing space of muted grey tones in which to relax. Sink into sumptuous sofas and put your feet up in front of a good film after some countryside exploration.

Armstrong Cottage


Beach House – Warkworth, Alnmouth, Northumberland | sleeps 6

Beach House – Warkworth, Alnmouth, Northumberland | sleeps 6

Cottage highlights:

  • Admire the sea and follow the 1-mile path to the beach
  • Epic design reminds you of the coast at every turn
  • Venture into Alnmouth or Warkworth to see the castle and dine out

Beach House is a luxury coastal retreat near Alnmouth which truly deserves its five-star status. Artful design has created a welcoming space with kitchen island, range-style oven, and glass doors which slide away to reveal a grandiose view of the ocean.

As this Northumberland cottage is near both Alnmouth and Warkworth, you have two great options for trips out. Wander among the magical ruins of 12th-century Warkworth Castle, or spend the day on stunning Alnmouth Beach before returning to unwind at your luxury retreat.

Beach House – Warkworth


Toms Hideout, Craster, Northumberland | sleeps 5 and 1 dog

Toms Hideout, Craster, Northumberland | sleeps 5 and 1 dog

Cottage highlights:

  • Style and glamour exudes from every corner of this retreat
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass doors frame sea views
  • Just steps from Craster Harbour and its very small sand and shingle beach

Every inch of this coastal retreat in Craster offers up contemporary décor from the wood-design bar island to the wire mesh shelving. Fluffy furnishings and subtle colours warm up this holiday let providing a welcoming space to enter into at the end of each day.

This cottage sits right by the harbour so you can watch the fishing boats come and go, visit the local art gallery, or delight in a sugary slice of cake at a local café. Escape on a coastal walk and you’ll soon reach the handsome ruins of 14th-century fortification, Dunstanburgh Castle.

Toms Hideout


Still Waters, Amble, Coble Quay, Northumberland | sleeps 4

Still Waters, Amble, Coble Quay, Northumberland | sleeps 4

Cottage highlights:

  • Breathtaking sea views over Amble Harbour and the town itself
  • Seaview balcony with seating so you can watch the world outside in comfort
  • A castle, wildlife reserve, and boutique shops all within a couple of miles

Take your leave to this luxurious holiday cottage in Northumberland and get to know the characterful seaport of Amble on your next coastal break. Amble Harbour Village is a delightful collection of ‘retail pods’ where you could browse for goodies, Warkworth Castle is just 2 miles up the coast, while the natural haven, Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, can be found 2 miles south and is home to red squirrels, tree sparrows and provides respite for migrating birds throughout the year.

Settle in and unwind at Still Waters on an unforgettable getaway. The remarkable views and soothing décor provide a relaxed space, while a nautical theme runs throughout, adding a dash of humour to this beautiful holiday home by the sea.

Still Waters


Thornbrae Apartment, Alnwick, Northumberland | sleeps 2

Thornbrae Apartment, Alnwick, Northumberland | sleeps 2

Cottage highlights:

  • A hot tub for soothing soaks after days of exploration  
  • Down the road from Alnwick Castle and Garden
  • See delightful boutiques and eateries in this characterful town

A peaceful coastal retreat near Alnmouth, whose wide sandy shores are the perfect place for a day by the coast, this luxury apartment in Northumberland with a hot tub offers up a calming space for your next break.

Explore the rooms and grounds of Alnwick Castle during your stay, a beautiful fortress that was a Harry Potter filming location, and now offers broomstick training sessions to any budding young witches and wizards! Then return to sink into the bubbles of your shared on-site hot tub for indulgent evenings in at this Northumberland luxury holiday apartment.

Thornbrae Apartment


The Glasshouse, Bamburgh, Northumberland | sleeps 6

The Glasshouse, Bamburgh, Northumberland | sleeps 6

Cottage highlights:

  • Large windows throughout with exquisite views
  • Large balcony with outdoor seating for dining beneath the sun or stars
  • Within 5 miles of two beaches and impressive Bamburgh Castle

Remarkably modern with a stylish cube design, this stunning holiday cottage near Bamburgh is a reverse-level house ensuring you can make the most of those excellent views. Dine or lounge and soak up the surrounding greenery and ocean vista, before walking down the stairs into the luxurious bedrooms complete with wood-panelled walls and other super-fashionable decor.

Just 4 miles out of Bamburgh, with its impressive castle, sandy beach, and seaside golf club, this is a great place to explore during your time here. Follow coastal walks and ensure you stop by Ross Links Beach – this huge swathe of deserted sand is a fantastic place to go if you enjoy remote, breathtaking coastline.

The Glasshouse


Coastguard Watch, Seahouses, Northumberland | sleeps 6

Coastguard Watch, Seahouses, Northumberland | sleeps 6

Cottage highlights:

  • Set only metres from the sea – you might even spot grey seals in the harbour!
  • Northumberland Coast Path on your doorstep
  • French doors ensure coastal views from the comfort of the sofa

True to its name, this waterfront stone cottage is just metres from the sea and boasts captivating views, particularly magnificent at dawn and dusk. Stay in this Northumberland cottage in Seahouses and take the chance to wind your way through streets decked with independent shops and cafes. Hop aboard a boat to the Farne Islands to see the puffins during your stay; between May and June is when you’ll see fluffy chicks about.

Back at the cottage, exposed stone walls and soothing artwork offer up a great space to socialise, plan your adventures or simply do nothing at all. This luxury coastal retreat in Seahouses is a unique seafront destination for your next five-star getaway to Northumberland.

Coastguard Watch


Escape to a luxury cottage in Northumberland

Make your escape to one of our luxury coastal cottages in Northumberland for an unbeatable holiday by the sea with all your favourite people. For more inspiration, continue browsing through our full portfolio of Northumberland luxury accommodation.

Northumberland luxury cottages

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