About Southlands

Southlands is an active, working farm set in 37 acres of the rolling Northumberland countryside. We actively manage the land and our ever-growing family of animals.

Call Charles or Dee for more information

01434 681 464 or 07876 455 620

A Brief History

We came here in 1988 and have worked hard to develop and enhance the farm and our land. We began work on the self catering cottages in 2006 and opened them to our first guests in 2007. Since then we've welcomed guests from the world over. When you stay at Southlands, we want you to experience as much of country life as you can so put your wellies on and dig in!

Our Animals

We have a small herd of beautiful Dexter rare-breed cows, two rare New Zealand Kune Kune pigs, and a dozen lively egg-laying hens on the farm. We're always adding to the family so by the time you arrive, who knows what new arrivals we'll have.

Meet our animalsSouthlands Cottages Courtyard

Our Green Credentials

We do everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment, including minimising waste, using renewable energy and supporting the local community.

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The Garden

We grow our own fruit and vegetables in our organic, chemical-free garden. Feel free to wander around or find a quiet spot to relax in with a book.

Birds Around Southlands

We welcome over twenty species of birds to the farm and make them feel welcome with plenty of nesting boxes and feeders.

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Flora Around Southlands

Some of the country's most beautiful native species of plant are found in and around the farm. In addition to the many miles of hedgerows and trees we've planted, you'll also be able to enjoy the striking diversity of native and grasses.

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Friends & Suppliers

Our hand-picked network of suppliers offer the very best in local, sustainable products and services. We believe very much in supporting local businesses and the local economy and encourage you to do the same when you stay with us.

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Where We Are

The farm and the cottages are in the centre of Gunnerton, a lovely little village nestled deep in the middle of Nothumberland. We're surrounded by farm land (some of which is our own) and are in easy reach of Hadrian's Wall, the town of Hexham and a whole host of other interesting places to visit.

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"Just the relaxing break we were looking for.Beautiful cottage, great welcome, fab weather- what more could you want? We enjoyed a walk around Housteads, pottering around Corbridge and the Roman Fort, Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle etc etc. Thank you very much!"

William and Heather. Blakedom

Our Green Credentials

At Southlands we endeavour to develop and manage the impact of our business on the environment in as sustainable way as possible.

We are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and have recently gained the Gold Award for our endeavours

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A Living History

Southlands is a small, 37-acre working farm with a story stretching back hundreds of years. We believe the farmhouse is one of a handful of mediaeval Northumbrian longhouses built during the reign of Henry VIII.

These days, the cottages are a little more insulated than they might have been then, and a lot more comfortable for our guests!

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