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Breamish Valley Cottages

Child friendly cottage complex, Northumberland – Cottages with Swimming Pool near Alnwick, Northumberland

About Breamish Valley Cottages

Breamish Valley Cottages is proof that family-friendly and stylish can co-exist happily

We love it when we find a special family friendly getaway - where parents don’t have to compromise on luxury and kids don’t have to compromise on fun. Breamish Valley Cottages certainly is such a place with an award-winning cluster of cottages, surrounded by stunning views of open countryside and a fantastic array of facilities on site. Enjoy Northumberland, with an abundance of ancient castles, golden sandy beaches and gorgeous little Northumberland towns and villages within a short drive. After a busy day sightseeing finish the day with a relaxing dip in the heated swimming pool. Or if you’re lucky enough to book a cottage with a hot tub, there’s nothing beats the feeling of being warm and relaxed under the night stars.

The Away with the Kids review

Come and stay in one of Breamish Valley’s luxurious self-catered holiday cottages where the emphasis is on family, friends and loved one’s spending quality time with each other. The first-class indoor facilities are tailored for all ages to enjoy a truly wonderful holiday stay, whatever the season. The significant number of holiday cottages available makes this place ideal for multi generation family get-togethers. The cottages enjoy a picture-perfect setting in the beautiful Northumberland countryside located in the traditional farming village of Branton, not far from the coast.

The Holiday Cottages

These beautifully appointed Northumberland cottages been renovated to the highest standards and exude warmth, character and charm. All thirteen cottages are completely child friendly, superbly equipped and combine tasteful and contemporary furnishings to create a cosy and welcoming holiday home. The original cottages were created from a traditional range of early 19th century farm buildings and great care has been taken to preserve their original character. There have been further additional attractive cottages built by local craftsmen and a nearby traditional farmstead, which has been converted into two large luxurious cottages. The cottages spacious living area’s boast large flat screen TVs with Sky TV, DVD’s and are a great place for the family to snuggle up on the squishy sofas to play board games or plan the next day’s adventures, especially with the log burner roaring away. All cottages have modern well-equipped kitchens with electric oven (Aga in Hemmel House), microwave, washer-dryer, fridge freezer and dishwasher.

The thoughtful little extras go a long way to make your holiday more enjoyable and that is why you have at your disposal cots, highchairs, sterilisers and numerous other baby items.  With no need to overload your car as a selection of toys, books, games and DVDs are available for your use. And for the grown-ups a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival together with a starter supply of tea and coffee, fresh milk, complimentary magazines and designer toiletries.

Two cottages have their own private hot tubs - Miller's Hill and Hemmel House.

Leisure Facilities and Activities for the Kids

The indoor swimming pool heated to a constant 30°C, is the main attraction on the complex as both children and parents can enjoy a leisurely dip. Open daily throughout the year the children can easily be entertained here for hours. It has floor to ceiling windows along one length of it which lets natural light stream through and takes full advantage of the gorgeous surrounding views. Parents can also relax in the luxurious hot tub, sauna, steam room, top up your tan in the sun-shower or maybe book a pampering session in the treatment room. If that isn’t enough, then you can always burn off some calories and tone up in the well-equipped fitness gym.

Children will love the large, safe games field on the doorsteps of the cottages. Just perfect for them to run around in. It's all enclosed so great for little ones. The trampoline always proves a big hit with children of any age and for the kids who have boundless energy there is an adventure playground, an all-weather tennis court, football pitch, croquet lawn and putting green. There is such a lot of space for kids to let off steam.

And when the weather decides not to play ball, the games room comes into its own, providing a separate space away from the cottages in which to be entertained. The games room is decked out with table tennis, pool and table football, air hockey and toys for the little ones. 

Branton Lake

A short walk from the cottages takes you down to Branton Lakes a former sand and gravel quarry, now a thriving nature reserve and birdwatchers’ paradise.  It’s a valuable resource for the local community and is a great attraction for guests to Breamish Valley Cottages. The site has two lakes, a bird hide and strategically placed footpaths, allowing wildlife secluded areas to live, breed and thrive. Today the restored site attracts a host of wildlife including some rare species. It’s a fabulous place to relax, have a wander, teach the kids about nature and take in the beautiful countryside.

Location and Things to do in Northumberland

Northumberland is England’s most northerly county and it makes the perfect family getaway destination no matter what the season. Northumberland has an abundance of things for you and your family to see and do. Alnwick Castle and gardens provides many activities throughout the year for the kids, where they can let their imagination run wild. There are also plenty of farm trails, wildlife centers, museums, historical castles such as the beautiful Bamburgh Castle, a majestic sight on the coastline, stunning beaches, boat trips, and much much more.  Located in beautiful stunning countryside but also close to the sea, Breamish Valley Cottages provides the perfect base to do as little or as much as you choose.

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