Views, peace and space in beautiful Northumberland; ideal for free-range families
Each sleeps 4
On a remote family farm in Northumberland National Park, these stylish huts are perfect for families who like to roam free. The surroundings are stunning – endless fields, then moorland, thick forest and ruined castles, plus vast beaches over on the coast – and there’s no one to disturb except the Aberdeen Angus cows and fluffy Valais Blacknose sheep.
Handcrafted from reclaimed oak, the huts are beautifully decked out, with solar-powered showers, cosy woodburners and quirky touches like a climbing wall in the kids’ bedroom – plus fabulous stargazing roofs. Wrap up in blankets to watch the sun rise with a hot chocolate, or gather round the firepit for campfire meals and marshmallows. The kids will love the novelty of the cast-iron outdoor bath – and once they’re tucked up in bed it’s all yours, so pour a glass of wine, hop in and marvel at the Milky Way. This is what family holidays are all about.
Getting here: it’s best to drive but you could train to Alnmouth then taxi (12 miles)
- Make friends with the farm animals: Jaspar the donkey and Fluffy the ‘special’ sheep…
- Head up into the Cheviot Hills for a good run-around
- There’s a lovely family walk from Hethpool car park to Hethpool Linn, a thundering waterfall on the College Burn, returning along St Cuthbert’s Way. Keep an eye out for shaggy wild Cheviot goats
- Bring bikes and ride part of the Pennine Cycleway, which runs straight past the farm
- Visit the Ingram Valley: paddle in the river on sunny days; on clear nights enjoy some astronomy at Ingram Village Hall, a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site
- Explore the region’s many castles, including coastal Bamburgh, picturesque Alnwick (where Harry Potter was filmed), ruined Dunstanburgh and spooky Chillingham.
- Drive 40 minutes to the spectacular coast where you’ll find miles of sweeping beaches; the Potted Lobster in Bamburgh is renowned for its delicious seafood (and there’s a kids’ menu).