Where we are
Milfield Holiday Cottages are located right in the centre of Milfield, a north northumbrian village with a lively pub (The Red Lion) that serves food and a great cafe (Cafe Maelmin) that is open for breakfast through to teatime.
Milfield is centrally situated in north Northumberland so all the favourite attractions are within easy reach. Starting with the coastal area there's Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and Bamburgh or a trip to the Farne Islands from Seahouses - home to thousands of sea-birds including puffins.
There are great beach walks and our recommendation is Cocklawburn.
A short drive of 5 minutes or so will get you to Wooler. The small town has local butchers, bakers and some other artisan shops. There are various pubs and restaurants. The larger towns in the area are Berwick upon Tweed and Alnwick and are both a nice place to visit. Edinburgh, is only about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.
There are walks from the village, along quiet country lanes with views of the agricultural landscape and Till Valley. Official walking routes nearby include portions of The St Cuthbert's Way and the Pennine Way. Cycling is equally enjoyable in the area with a combination of flat routes and more challenging countryside on offer.
Try horse riding at Kimmerston just down the road who offer riding in the Cheviot Hills as well as rides on the spectacular sandy beaches on nearby Holy Island. For fishing, the cottages are only a ten minute walk from the River Till and other stretches are available.
Other sports include golfing - with dunes courses at Bamburgh and Goswick and there others at Wooler and Belford. It may be possible to arrange a trial flight in a glider at the Borders Gliding Club at Milfield - and it's fun to watch the gliders circling above.
If history is your thing - there is a castle or country house within miles of the cottages and they are scattered across the county - a legacy of 300 years or border warfare. Those nearby include Etal Castle about 5 miles away, Chillingham Castle (more a fortified manor house), Bamburgh, Norham, Dunstanburgh, Alnwick - to name but a few. Cragside, Mellerstain and Manderston, Floors Castle are worth country homes to visit. There are many more...