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.
Sorry to hear about one or two issues with the holiday cottage as the photos you posted look nice.ReplyDelete
Glad the sun popped out for some of your time at the beach.
It was a shame as the cottage would have been lovely otherwise, it was in a good location and nice and spacious. The garden was great too. I'm so pleased that we got some sunny days, we were getting fed up of waking up to cloud each day.Delete
It certainly looks like a lovely part of the world, Jo, I'm really enjoying seeing all your photos! xxReplyDelete
I know so many people who rave about Northumberland, I thought it was time we went ourselves to see what it was like.Delete
A most enjoyable post and lovely pictures about a wonderful place. Shame you had some issues with the cottage but glad that it didn't really spoil your holiday. Flighty xxReplyDelete
The cottage was rather expensive so we were definitely expecting things to be ok, just one of those things but we know not to book to go there again.Delete
I was just thinking the cottage looked lovely and then you said you had issues with it. That's a shame! I'm glad you didn't let it spoil your fun. Archie looks like he went for a dip in the sea! Brrrr!! :o)ReplyDelete
We were rather disappointed that things weren't up to scratch with the cottage but you can't let something like that spoil the holiday. Archie loves the sea, we laugh at him because as soon as we let him off his lead on the beach he runs straight in the sea then turns and looks at us as if to say "I'm in".Delete
Wow what a beach that is.ReplyDelete
Such a shame when you stay somewhere and there are issues, glad it didn't spoil your break though.
There's some really beautiful beaches in Northumberland, my photography doesn't do them justice. I must admit that for the price we paid, I expected more from the cottage. Never mind, the holiday was still lovely.Delete
I have never visited this part of the world. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
There's so many places in the UK I'd like to visit that I have quite managed yet, we're so lucky to have such beautiful places close by.Delete
Hey, I've now been across to Anne's blog and will be re-visiting soon!ReplyDelete
I do think you were wise just to make the most of your holiday, as you say it was just a base and looked very good from your pictures.
It is so nice to walk along the beach and once again Archie was enjoying it.
All the best Jan
We didn't spend much time in the cottage so the problems weren't big issues but annoying all the same. Archie does love his holidays, he had a mixture of his favourite things this year with beaches and forest.Delete
It's a shame to go away and have problems, well done you for not letting them get to you. Lovely photos.ReplyDelete
The problems were only niggly little things so they didn't spoil things. It's nice to have a welcoming place to come back to at the end of each day though.Delete
Looks like a great beach and glad the weather wasn't too bad for your holiday. The cottage actually looks very nice and a great garden to go with it. Take care.ReplyDelete
There were some beautiful beaches in Northumberland. The cottage itself was very nice, nice and spacious and a good garden for Archie, there were just a few little problems.Delete
photo's are great, it looks a lovely place, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
It was a lovely holiday, we were really pleased that we visited this are of the UK for a change.Delete
I love your photos of Archie at the beach. He always looks SO happy! JxReplyDelete
He loves his time there. I sometimes wish I lived at the coast so that he could take his daily walk on the beach.Delete
The beach looks stunning. I've never been to Northumberland so it's a place we really must go and I suppose not too far away really xxReplyDelete
One of the great things about this holiday was the travelling time. After taking our holidays down south for the past six years, travelling to Northumberland felt so quick.Delete
I love seeing more beaches in your photos. The cottage looks so spacious and comfortable! You must have been very happy there. Thanks for sharing more of your holidays.ReplyDelete
We had a lovely time in Northumberland but there's lots more there I'd like to see so we may go back again some time in the future.Delete
Shame you had cottage troubles, it looks so pretty. Glad you made the best of it and still had a great time! Archie looks happy on the beach! xxReplyDelete
They were only minor niggles but enough to put us off staying in the same cottage again. Archie loves the beach, I think he enjoys his holiday as much as we do.Delete
Just catching up! Excellent photos - it is such a lovely part of the world!!
We loved it, there's so much to see and do, we didn't get round everything. A good excuse for another holiday there I think.Delete