Old Town is a traditional Northumbrian cottage set on a working farm, one mile south of Otterburn in the Rede Valley. Home to the infamous Border Reivers in centuries gone by, nowadays Otterburn is the perfect location for a tranquil country holiday, remote and peaceful yet well placed to enjoy many of Northumberland's finest tourist attractions.
The cottage would suit friends or couples who enjoy active outdoor pursuits but also like to relax in comfort at the end of the day. Fabulous walks, golf, cycle routes (secure cycle storage on site) and fishing on the River Rede are all on the doorstep, or you can simply book in for a sumptious Hot Stone or Thai Yoga Massage then curl up with a good book in front of the log burning stove! The owner is a qualified therapist and works from her studio on the farm.
There's good walking in the Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills. Kielder Water and Forest Park has a wide range of cycle tracks for both leisurely and serious mountain bikers. (Cycle hire available in Bellingham and Kielder.) A golf course and swimming pool are only eight miles away in Bellingham. Quad biking, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting are all nearby.
Rede Valley is wonderfully remote yet enjoys surprisingly quick access to many parts of Northumberland and the Scottish borders via the A68 and A696. Attractions within a 40 minute drive include Hadrian's Wall, National Trust properties, fabulous castles, abbeys and market towns. Within an hour you can be strolling along a beach on the Northumberland Heritage Coast or taking a boat out to visit the puffins and seals on the Farne Islands. Edinburgh makes a day trip away and for an exciting nightlife or shopping experience, Newcastle is only 35 miles.