Places to Visit

The farming village of Gunnerton is located deep in Roman Wall country, 8 miles from the ancient market town of Hexham, and about 40 minutes drive from both Newcastle and Carlisle. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside, footpaths and bridleways and the welcoming pub is a short walk to the next hamlet.

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Interesting Places to Visit Around Northumberland

The cottages make a fantastic base from which to set out for your exploration of Northumberland. If you need any advice, or would like any other suggestions, just give us a shout.

The farming village of Gunnerton is located deep in Roman Wall country, 8 miles from the ancient market town of Hexham, and about 40 minutes drive from both Newcastle and Carlisle. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside, footpaths and bridleways and one of many local welcoming pubs is but a short walk away in the next hamlet.

Hexhamshire late harvest

This is a perfect base from which to explore Hadrian's Wall, Chesters and Vindolanda steeped in Roman history.  Also within easy reach are the award winning Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, fortress home of the Duke of Northumberland, the Farne Islands and Holy Island, the North Pennines and the exquisite beaches of the Northumbrian coastline. Explore  Chipchase Castle on our doorstep, Wallington Hall or Cragside home to the famous industrialist and inventor Lord Armstrong, only three  examples of the many beautiful homes and gardens in Northumberland open to the public - each of which is achievable on a day trip.

Visit some of the delightful market towns such as Morpeth, Hexham, Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed  with their open air markets, great selection of shops and many art galleries. Northumberland  hosts the annual art tour in the summer and winter when many artists open their homes and studios to visitors it provides a great opportunity to see the area and meet many local artists and purchase original pieces of art.

Take a boat trip at Amble or round the Farne Islands or even catch your supper and spend a day fishing for mackerel and cod.

Ship Stern on the TyneNot to forget a trip to the impressive city of Newcastle with its amazing Millennium revolving eye bridge and the fantastic glass Sage building for music. Admire the wonderful architecture of John Dobson as you shop and then spend an evening at the Theatre Royal.

If you don’t want to venture out you can feel equally at home warming your feet by the fire in your cottage, or just a short walk away in the local cosy pub, where meals are cooked by a top chef.

The list of things to do is endless and we are very happy to help you to make plans for your stay. The cottages also have several useful guide books and maps to help you make the most of your time on your visit.

“Amazing place to stay. So much so that I would do the Great North Run again just to stay here with my family THANKYOU.”

Anne-Marie, Jon, Billie, Freya, Veronica and Barry. Warminster Wiltshire

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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