This Grade II listed cottage feels remote but is only four miles from historic Alnwick. Delight in unbroken views of grazing sheep, the rugged Cheviots and open skies – it’s dramatic even when the weather is dull.
Cooks work in an uber-sleek kitchen and extra family or friends can join in comfortably at the large Mousey Thompson table. Lydia leaves you with a welcome hamper of wine, fruit and local cake, and can arrange all kinds of concierge services – a private chef, foodie hampers, organic spa treatments and guided walks with an ex-shepherd.
Sit out in the garden, go for walks, take a picnic into the woods or hop into the car for the delights of the Northumberland coast – sandy beaches, historic castles, seaside villages and quaint harbour towns are within half an hour’s drive.