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Christmas and New Year in Northumberland

Luxury Festive Breaks

Northumberland is beautiful in wintertime – what better time to experience Christmas and New Year in Northumberland?

The shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs of Northumberland embrace the season with wonderful displays of decorations and a cheerily festive atmosphere.  The towns and villages are extremely pretty after dark with lots of twinkling fairy lights laced from tree to tree and highlighting the historic buildings.

We particularly like to walk along the beach or riverbanks and castles on a clear, crisp and sunny winter’s day and follow it with delicious home-made soup in a little cafe or traditional Northumbrian pub – mmm!

All our luxury cottages are beautifully and tastefully decorated for the Christmas season with pretty and quirky decorations.

You may not want to holiday over Christmas itself, but what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a weekend away in front of the fire in a cosy Northumbrian holiday cottage, getting wrapped up and exploring some of our lovely Christmas markets and shopping evenings – perfect for finding those last-minute gifts!

“What a wonderful cottage. When we drove up and saw the Christmas tree there were lots of ooh’s and ahh’s and when we got inside it got even better. We have absolutely loved our holiday here and can honestly say that we don’t want to leave! A huge thank you again and when we come back we’ll definitely give you a call!”

– Guests at Coquet View

Christmas Markets in Northumberland

Many of the pretty Northumbrian villages such as Warkworth, Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Corbridge and also Alnwick have Christmas shopping evenings in the run up to Christmas.  Christmas carolers, the ceremonial switch on of the Christmas lights, Gluhwein and cold, frosty nights – heaven!

The Alnwick Garden hosts Christmas-themed days and nights throughout the whole of December, including an ice rink and a Christmas market. You can make Reindeer food, follow the Christmas trail through the gardens and meet Santa! At Whitehouse Farm in Morpeth they have a Grotto where you can meet Santa too!

If you fancy travelling a little further, Newcastle have European Christmas markets held at the Monument every year from the 3rd week in November until just before Christmas. You can catch a direct train from Alnmouth to Newcastle which takes less than 30 minutes.

Cosy Cottages Decked out for Christmas

We make a big effort to ensure that our luxury cottages are beautifully and tastefully decorated for the Christmas season with pretty and quirky decorations.  Where space permits, decorated and illuminated Christmas trees are provided, but in the smaller cottages where space may not permit, there are still festive decorations, but we leave the scope and style of decoration up to the individual owners.

Your Christmas and New Year in Northumberland is guaranteed to create memories of a very special time!

Christmas holiday cottage in Northumberland

Planning your Christmas break?

We know all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!

Telephone: 01665 710 700 or click here to email us your enquiry.

Cottages for Christmas

Warkworth Village

Coquet View at Warkworth

Sleeps: 6 2 Dogs

Short breaks from £623


Roses Bower at Corbridge

Sleeps: 20 3 Dogs

Short breaks from £1603

Alnwick Area

Coquet Cottage

Sleeps: 2 No Pets

Short breaks from £322

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