The second week of our holiday was spent in Northumberland.
Again, we'd rented a cottage as a base so that we could have days out in different places in the county. I took a few photos of the cottage to share with you. The living room was open plan with the kitchen along the back wall, a dining area and a sitting area.
There were French doors which opened out in to the garden.
The eight cottages, which were arranged in a horseshoe shape, each had it's own private garden, which was great for us as we were able to shut the gate so that it was a safe place for Archie. Only two of the cottages were dog friendly.
Unfortunately, we had one or two issues with this cottage but we didn't let it spoil our holiday, it was only a base afterall.
Northumberland has a stunning coastline with some fabulous beaches. The first one we visited was Spittal, a sandy beach located near Berwick-upon-Tweed. It was only when I saw the lighthouse that I realised I'd seen this beach many times before on Anne's Frayed At The Edge blog.
I didn't realise that L.S.Lowry had links with Northumberland, he visited Berwick-upon-Tweed several times and the Lowry Trail identifies the sites of many of his paintings, one being Spittal. This is taken from an information board on the promenade.
Cocklawburn Beach is also near Berwick-upon-Tweed. We spent a lovely morning here when the sun finally decided to put in an appearance.
The beach itself is sandy but there are rocks along the sides with rockpools, great for gathering sea treasure.
Archie liked it here too.
This just gives you a small taste of Northumberland, there's so much to see and do here, I'll tell you what else we did in some future posts.