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Village Farm and Town Foot Farm Holiday Cottages, Northumberland

Romantic Retreats on Northumberland Coast

8th June 2021

Are you seeking a romantic rural retreat this year? Look no further than Village Farm Cottages! Situated on Northumberland's unspoilt coast, a dedicated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we provide a tranquil, peaceful setting away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Nested in the heart of the picturesque village of Shilbottle, Village Farm Cottages is the ideal base for exploring Northumberland.

Brooks Cottage

The idyllic county of Northumberland is known as England's last great wilderness. With romantic castles, sparkling starry skies, awe-inspiring scenery and blissful beaches, there is no better backdrop for a romantic getaway than the Northumberland coast. Whether you are celebrating a honeymoon, Valentine's Day, anniversary or just wish to spend some quality time together, Village Farm Cottages has got you covered!

Beautiful Beaches

Northumberland is home to miles upon miles of natural, award-winning beaches. Enjoy a romantic stroll along the beach or sit and bask in the sun's rays; whatever your preference, there's something for everyone here in Northumberland.

Embleton Bay is a long stretch of gorgeous golden sand, overlooked by the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Backed by low sand dunes (Newton Links), Embleton Bay was voted the best beach in the UK by BBC's Countryfile Magazine readers in 2017.

Alnmouth Beach is nestled in a wide, sandy bay at the mouth of the River Aln. Framed by long expanses of sand dunes, you can observe a wide range of fascinating birds and wildlife during your romantic day at the beach.

Druridge Bay is a long, 7-mile stretch of golden sand, backed by grassy dunes. Discover the remains of pillboxes and anti-tank blocks used in the Second World War or enjoy a wonderful walk along the shoreline - the only limit is your imagination.

Charming Castles

Northumberland boasts some of the UK's most breath-taking castles and romantic ruins. Steeped in fascinating heritage spanning back to the Roman period, there are many historical sites and hidden gems to explore.

Bamburgh Castle rises majestically from behind the wild sand dunes of Bamburgh. Step back in time to the Last Kingdom of Bebbanburg and discover the battles and rebellions that took place here in the Anglo-Saxon era.

Lindisfarne Castle is perched upon the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne, which is only accessible via the crosspath. Lindisfarne is a magical, enchanting island; with its castle showcasing a stunning 20th Century restoration of a traditional Tudor fort.

Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval castle, dominating one of the largest and most impressive fortresses in Northumberland. Become Kings and Queens for the day in this awe-inspiring, dramatic castle, perched upon the meandering River Coquet hilltop.

Dazzling Dark Skies

What could be more romantic than a spot of stargazing after watching the sun go down? Northumberland is the UK's oldest designated International Dark Sky Park, showcasing some of the darkest skies in England. On a clear night, you can see thousands upon thousands of glittering stars, the mighty Milky Way and even the Andromeda Galaxy - all with the naked eye.

Cawfields showcases a long stretch of Hadrian's Wall, as well as the old quarry of the Whin Sill. Cawfields Car Park is a fantastic location to view the dazzling dark skies over the Northumberland National Park.

Stonehaugh is a wonderful woodland village renowned for its dark, starry skies. This Dark Sky Discovery Site is renowned for its peace and quiet, providing the perfect setting for a spot of stargazing.

Kielder Observatory is a magical visitor's attraction, situated under the darkest skies in England. This public astronomical observatory is truly a sight to behold, and is well worth a visit if you wish to indulge in some spectacular stargazing.

Wonderful Walks

A romantic stroll is a great activity for couples to enjoy; and here in Northumberland National Park, there are over 600 miles of footpaths and bridleways to discover. Take a slow stroll along the beach or hike along Hadrian's Wall - the possibilities are truly endless!

The Cheviots are a stunning range of rolling hills, situated on the Anglo-Scottish border between Northumberland and Scotland. Forming part of the National Park, The Cheviots are popular with experienced hikers and casual walkers alike.

Hadrian's Wall is a must-see. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans and walk alongside this remarkable monument on the coast-to-coast Hadrian's Wall Path. Discover spectacular fields and picturesque pastures whilst brushing up on your Roman history.

Romantic Retreats for Two at Village Farm Cottages

Our comfortable, luxurious self-catering cottages in the heart of Northumberland are ideal for couples who wish to spend some quality time together, and escape from the stresses of daily life.

Brooks Cottage sleeps 2 adults, with a charming open plan kitchen/living room/dining space to relax and unwind in at the end of a long day. The wonderful wood burning stove ensures you stay warm and cosy during winter, with the super king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom providing ultimate luxury.

Sally's Flat also sleeps 2 adults, as well as an infant or small child. We also welcome well-behaved pets upon request. This self-contained holiday apartment has an open plan sitting room/bedroom, as well as a separate kitchen area.

If being pampered is your idea of heaven, our nearby Health Club & Spa can be enjoyed at no extra cost. The spa boasts a stunning spa bath, steam room and sauna, with a large relaxation area containing heated loungers and luxurious furniture. The romantic mood lighting contains a calming and relaxing atmosphere, making for the ideal romantic activity.

Our cottages are fully booked up for the summer season; however, we still have plenty of availability for this autumn and winter. Visit our website to book your romantic retreat on the Northumberland Coast today!