A beautiful Northumberland dower house and two gorgeously renovated cottages just a few fields from the glorious seaside and in the middle of the Fallodon Estate. The house is the perfect place to bring a big family or friends: children will adore the play area in the garden, TVs in every room, pool and table football in the games room; grown-ups will love having two sitting rooms and a snug, two kitchens perfectly equipped (one with a warming Aga), a drinks room with cocktail-making kit, and bedrooms so large you could swing multiple cats. All is in tip-top order with gorgeous antiques, colourful rugs, fresh flowers, books, snazzy bathrooms and great views from lofty sash windows. The cottages are comfy and light with pretty terraces and a nicely private feel. You’re near Alnwick and its famous garden, Bamburgh for castles and dunes, tracks for cycling and riding – even stabling for your horse. Owner Lucia lives nearby and leaves you wine and goodies so take a deep breath and simply flop out. A super retreat.