Birds Around Southlands

Many birds call the Northumberland countryside home, and many others stop off here on their way to and from warmer climes.

Call Charles or Dee for more information

01434 681 464 or 07876 455 620

Home for the Birds: Home from Home for our Guests

Whilst our guests nestle up warmly in the cottages, the birds can do the same in one of the many nesting boxes around the farm. There's a feeder for when they're feeling peckish and even an owl box for our wisest of avian visitors.

We welcome other flying friends to the farm as well: if you look closely you'll see bat boxes, bee boxes and butterfly boxes dotted around the garden.

Birds you might see at Southlands

Swan Flying

  • House Sparrows
  • Chaffinch
  • Blackbird
  • Thrush
  • Greenfinch
  • Goldfinch
  • Starling
  • Blue tit
  • Great tit
  • Coal tit
  • Woodpecker
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Swallow
  • Swift
  • House Martin
  • Siskin
  • Yellowhammer
  • Barn Owl
  • Pigeons and Doves
  • Robin
  • Wren
  • Herron
  • Song Thrush
  • Linnet
  • Redwing

Birds you might see around Gunnerton and Northumberland

  • Curlew
  • Skylark
  • Fieldfare
  • Pheasant
  • Partridge
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Red Kite
  • Kestrel
  • Perigrine
  • Buzzard
  • Sand Martin
  • Woodcock
  • Jay
  • Magpie
  • Crows and Rooks
  • Gulls
  • Teal
  • Mallard
  • Goosander
  • Kingfisher
  • Wagtails
  • Warblers
  • Buntings


“What a lovely job you have done on the conversion- wonderful attention to details that make Southlands a truly exceptional holiday –let experience. The Kune Kunes rocked!”

Tim, Chiqui, Henry and Clara. Barcelona

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

Learn more about our green initiatives.

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!

Read more About Southlands