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Winter Cottage Escapes & Things to do in Northumberland

Brinkburn Northumberland sign frosted great for winter escapes

Whether you are looking for a cosy cottage for two to curl up in front of a log fire and escape the shopping mania or something for family and friends to explore Northumberland’s festive themed events and European style Christmas markets, Brinkburn has something for everyone, a great way to get into the Christmas spirit or pick up some last-minute Christmas gifts.

Brinkburn has provided the perfect place for people to rest, reflect and celebrate for thousands of years. Our four country cottages sleep from 2 to 8 guests in simple luxury. Roaring fires, sink-in-to soft beds, cozy robes and spacious bathrooms a great place for a gathering or lazy days

Places to stay

The Stables, 4 night stays from £400

A fabulous modern conversion of the former stables of historic Brinkburn this stylish self-catering accommodation is perfect for a large family get-together, sleeps 8

Bel House, 3 night stays from £188

The original gate house lodge for the Manor House at Brinkburn Priory, this grade 2 listed property is perfect for a family or two couples and a dog.

Mullins House, 3 night stays from £188

A great base for four to explore Northumberland from with two en-suite bathrooms is perfect for two couples or a family, sleeps 4.

Priory Cottage, 3 night stays from £146

A romantic cottage attached to The Stables, originally part of the groom’s accommodation and hayloft. This stylish self-catering accommodation is perfect for a couple or family with an infant

We are Dog Friendly,  your four legged friends are more than welcome in all of our properties

Things to do

You will be spoilt for choice with a Northumberland winter break at Brinkburn. You will find lots of long walks on our doorstep, including Cheviot and Simonside with their breath-taking views – you will need to wrap up warm though. Fabulous country pubs serving local ales and heart lunches and award-winning restaurants, take a look at Amble which is quickly becoming a seaside go-to for seafood lovers

Jump in the car for the Newcastle Christmas Market which runs from November 16th to December 16

The International Christmas Market will take place at Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and Grainger Street. This year – get ready for an even bigger, festive experience as the traditional International and local Newcastle Markets combine forces for a month-long extravaganza in the heart of Newcastle!

A short drive away is The Alnwick Garden, with a jam packed festive events diary

A real festive treat with events and activities throughout November and December, our absolute favourite being The Grands Lantern Parade which this year takes place on November 24th

If you have never been before, this is a magical live music, light and movement spectacular. The procession will make its way through The Alnwick Garden and into Alnwick Town creating a spectacular visual feast for visitors and it will all be led by the big man himself, Father Christmas!

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