Northumberland is probably the area outside of Newcastle that I’ve spent the most time in over the past couple of years. As well as plenty of day trips and experiences, we’ve also stayed in a whole range of accommodation – beautiful hotels, the caravan Kierans mum owns, Shepherd huts and Air Bnb apartments. For this post it’s Air Bnbs I’m focusing on, so here’s 20 unique Air Bnb’s in Northumberland.
I’ve really enjoyed exploring both the towns and villages, and the sweeping beautiful countryside so I’ve chosen places that try to cover all of these things. The search I did covered weekends for minimum of 2 adults, so they all have availability over weekends some time between May – September.
When I did a poll on instagram recently it seems many are still preferring to holiday in this country this year, and for a UK staycation these unique Air BnB’s in Northumberland are sure to give a break to remember – even if you get the full force of the Great British weather.
Eastfield Retreat, Plessey Woods £105 per night
An entire cottage with two bedrooms sleeping four people, have a look at the glass roof in the main bedroom! It also has a hot tub, and patio with bbq and outside seating.
This place is also fully accessible.
The Morpeth Apartment, Morpeth £105 per night
We stayed here two years ago and I loved the quirky Morpeth apartment and it’s central location – great for pottering about the town. It has two bedrooms, and some lovely welcoming touches in the kitchen and the fridge too. I actually know the host Deb and I know how much care and attention she puts into the place. She’s spent a lot of lockdown redecorating and adding new bits.
Letterbox Cottage, Bellingham £120 per night
Named after the letterbox red front door this place is really cute. It’s a split level cottage with three bedrooms, decorated beautifully (check out the bathroom tiles) and has a big log burner in the living room, and a lovely outdoor seating area. It’s dog friendly too.
Farmhouse Lodge, Doxford £120 per night
Found behind the farmhouse at Doxford Barns, the Farmhouse lodge is only one bedroom sleeping two adults, but it’s definitely a luxurious stay. Take a look at the photos…
The Arches, Otterburn £77 per night
This stone barn conversion is beautiful, and gets its name from the arched windows running along the building. The living room is gorgeous centred around the log burner, and there’s outside space too. 1 bedroom sleeps 2 adults.
The Old Duck House, Netherton £66 per night
Small and cosy but very cute I love the decor of this Old Duck House not far from Alnwick. It only sleeps two and it is small but I find it’s country style adorable.
The Glasshouse, Allendale £150 per night
This place is stunning. As the name suggests it has big glass windows and ceiling, so is quite modern but it’s actually an extension of a farmhouse. Check out the exposed brick in the bathroom – gorgeous.
Bell Tent in the Woods, Preston £75 per night
Glamping at its best this bell tent really is all the festival vibes. There’s an indoor stove, fire pit and outdoor shower, no electricity but they provide ways around this including the lovely fairy lights for when it gets dark. Very unique but a great experience.
Bracken Luxury Pod in the woods, Swarland £85 per night
Having stayed in a glamping pod before I can confirm this one is definitely on the luxury side. It looks lovely inside with a fixed double bed, shower, fridge and seating area. Found in the woods on a working farm but just a short walk from Felton.
Isaacs Cottage, Allendale £142 per night
In the town of Allendale with the pub and shops right on the doorstep this 2 bed cottage is gorgeous. The whole place is beautifully decorated but my favourite bit is the reading nook built in.
House on the Harbour, Amble £130 per night
For right on the coast accommodation you can’t get any closer than the House on the Harbour in Amble. This cute beach themed cottage is ideal to head back to after fish and chips and a coastal walk.
Stargazers Rest, Northumberland £79 per night
This two bed rustic cabin is ideally positioned to take in the sweeping countryside views, and dark skies at night. Surrounded by goats and ponies you really will find yourself right amongst it.
Craster Cottage, Craster £81 per night
Make yourself at home in another quaint little Northumberland fishing town, this time at Craster Cottage. Private garden, sea views and coastal themed decor it’s a lovely spot to enjoy your Craster kippers.
Old Brewery Coach House, Melkridge near Haltwhistle £90 per night
This Grade 2 listed stone cottage is full of character, and privacy despite being close to the owners main house. 1 bed, private garden and parking it’s the ideal spot to discover Hadrian’s Wall and a number of Roman Fort museums. Pet friendly too.
Curfew Retreat, Berwick £90 per night
Enjoy being about as far North in England as you can get with a stay in this Georgian flat in Berwick. It’s decorated lovely and close by to the shops, bars and restaurants of the town. 2 bed.
Dovecote Corner, Amble £88 per night
Another coastal cottage in Amble, this one tucked away giving a unique layout to the cottage. Of course it’s sea/beach themed decor to fit in with the location. 2 bed sleeping up to 4 adults.
Langley Glamping cabins, Langley Dam Resevoir £105 per nignt
Another glamping pod option with mini bathroom and kitchen included. They’re fully heated which trust me is a life saver even in summer. Enjoy the fire pits outside, and the Northumberland country life as they’re based on a working farm. Dogs welcome.
Private Wing in Swinburne Castle, Colwell £85 per night
So this is really unique because although it’s a castle (well Manor House really) and you are welcomed at the main door, you are then shown to and given a key for your own private 2 bed quarters. There is a tennis court on site and the gardens for you to use, but you do have breakfast in the main formal dining room. Pretty cool for something a bit different!
The Bunker Holiday Lodge, Otterburn £350 per night
The reason this one is a bit more expensive per night is its for up to 8 people, with three bedrooms and one with as the name gives away – bunk beds. Another lovely looking place, and it has a hot tub on the outside decking. A good place to go with family or friends after not seeing them for so long!
Old Mill, Lauder £238 per night
Although this is technically on the border and in Scotland, I’m including it because it’s so nice. This old mill – complete with wheel has been transformed into a beautiful accommodation spot for two, while retaining all the character with wood beams and big airy space. It’s gorgeous inside take a look.
I thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the Scottish Borders in September last year, find more about the area here.
Just to note if the prices I’ve put show different to what the Air BnB link show, thats because the prices I’ve put are for the weekend stays the places are available. The lower price is likely to be for mid week stays which of course you may be interested in anyway.
I think staying in unique Air BnB’s gives an opportunity to try different types of accommodation that you may not usually stay in. I’ve done that particularly with glamping trips in recent years and found I loved it way more than I thought I would – so be open minded in trying something new. Northumberland is a beautiful spot with so much to offer, including these places to stay, so if you’re planning a trip this year you’re guaranteed to have a great time.
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