Southlands Farm Cottages are three traditionally stone built luxury holiday cottages situated in an area of Northumberland famed for its outstanding natural beauty.

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01434 681 464 or 07876 455 620

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Visitor Comments

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Read what our guests have said about Southlands

"A wonderful relaxing stay in a beautiful and friendly part of the World. So much to see and do that we simply have to come back. Thank you for your kind hospitality and the birds!(Game to Eat Pheasants)"

Sarah and Michael

"Loved the house, you have thought of everything. Thanks to Charles for letting Sam help feed the animals -he loved it!"

Susan. Edinburgh

"We’ve had a marvellous time- and not just because its our Honeymoon! This is a wonderful place- a beautiful oasis in a busy World; Big skies, gloriouse scenery and fantastic accommodation. Lovely people too! Thank you!"

Sue and Graham

"We have had a wonderful week in West cottage. It was a real haven to come back to. A week was too short but having dipped our toes in we must come back for a proper swim! We hope the Dexter herd will flourish and prosper!"

Philip and Helen

"Our first visit to Northumberland and we have had a wonderful week. The scenery is stunning and people all very friendly. So many things to do and places to see- we shall have to come again. We have loved staying in West cottage- enjoyed all the farm animals. Thank you for your hospitality"

Lynda. Hertfordshire

"A very comfortable stay in delightful premises."

Jack and Diana

"Wonderful holiday in a beautiful part of England. What can you say about Northumberland, the Cottage, Charles and Dee and all the wonderful people-Perfect! Cant wait to come back."

Paul and Fiona. Ealing

"We have had the most relaxing and pleasing of times at West cottage. All has been most comfortable and we have enjoyed knowing Charles and Dee and family and their enthusiasm. We wish them every success in their many projects."

John and Iris. Northumberland

"Thank you for all your kindness. It is very warm and cosy. A perfect haven of peace"


"Beautiful cottage with fabulous soft furnishings. Our city feet enjoyed the under floor heating. Thank you for your extremely warm welcome and a really fun impromptu evening. Great place to see in the New Year."

The Chablis Drinkers. Brentford, Islington and Buckhurst Hill

"Gosh; You have really got this right. A very relaxing stay in a well thought cottage. We were just settling in and the week was gone. I did see a red squirrel; and Hadrian’s Wall after 40 years. Thank you for your hospitality and the introduction to Northumberland. We aim to return soon."

John and Jane. Wiltshire

"Really nice beds and cosy sitting room" Emily. "I really loved your Dogs" Sophie… "Thank you for the most peaceful, happy and relaxed holiday, the beautiful countryside- we have seen Castles, tree houses, fountains, incredibly rare cattle, birds, stoats, foxes and so many things, but sadly no red squirrel- so we will have to come back.! The cottage is perfect in every way. Thank you so much"

The Bird family. Oxfordshire

"Hope to be back soon to try more cycle paths at Kielder Forest. Thank you Charles and Dee for your hospitality."

Claie. London

"This is the most delightful place to stay, with so many thoughtful touches.The ideal hosts and (of course the)weather was marvelous!"

Charlotte. Oxford

"We've discovered amazing landscapes and the English style of living. Thank You! Thank you for your hospitality!"

Nico and Noorye. Belgium

"Thank you for letting us stay in your wee cottage it’s a super place to get away for the weekend-well be back!!! Middle cottage has everything you could need and has been converted to a really high standard – a credit to you both. Thanks again."

Michael and Wendy. Berwickshire

"A bolt hole away from the rat race. Thanks to Charles and Dee for the warm welcome and great local tips. We will be back."

Ian and Vanessa. Suffolk

"Thanks to Charles and Dee for all the little extras, especially the delicious eggs. A week is not enough to see and do everything we would like to do here-we must return some day!"

Steve and Christine. Essex

"We’ve had a very special stay in this very special place- Dee and Charles were so warm and welcoming and generous with their hospitality, time and delicious vegetables! Our holidays been marvellous, introducing our baby to sea water, sand and local delicacies mainly from the butcher, baker and sausage roll maker at Bamburgh!  As well as showing him the pigs, cows chicks , horse and cars! Wallington, Chester’s Fort and walled Garden. Alnwick (Barter Books), Hexham, Corbridge, Warkworth…..all wonderful places to visit from this lovely cottage. Thank you"

Rob, Rosie and Freddie. Sheffield

"Thank you for your warm hospitality and going out your way to show us the history of Gunnerton and trace our family history. The cottage is gorgeous!"

Mark and Georgina. Tahara Bridge. Australia

"We were lucky enough to spend the week in Middle and East Cottages. These couldn’t have been more suitable for friends holidaying together. The whole week was just lovely –perfect" Time- out". Thank you so much"

Helen and Ray. East Sussex and Hazel and Jon next door!!!

"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

"Middle cottage is everything a holiday cottage should be"

Simon and Brijid

"Dear Charles and Dee, when we found your cottage on the internet what we saw was a log fire, nice kitchen and a cosy atmosphere. We got all of that plus a very warm welcome, lots of peace and quiet and a comfy bed! Spectacular New Years Eve seeing burning barrels in Alendale, anyone here at this time next year Must go! Thank you very much indeed."

Jessica and Tim

"So much attention to detail and such a stunning area to explore-if only we had more time! Recomendations: Barrasford Arms delicious food, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh castles both worth a visit. Alnwick has an incredible second hand book shop Barter Books in an abandoned railway station-hours of browsing fun!"

James and Anna

“A beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable cottage with all you could need-including fresh flowers and a bottle of wine with starter provisions! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with good walks on the doorstep. Definitely recommend to friends! –Recommendations: If you are going to the coast Craster kippers are a must! Cragside is quite beautiful; Chesters walled garden very interesting.”

Peter and Diana. Frome, Somerset

“A thoroughly enjoyable stay in this warm cottage with comfy beds and proper baths as well as showers. Thanks for the kindly touches-fresh flowers and fruit from the garden.”

Joan, Faversham, Kent

“Our first time in Northumberland and we shall be returning. A relaxing and peaceful break in this wonderful cottage”

Paul and Sandra. London

“Thanks for taking us in at such short notice. The Middle cottage is gorgeous and cosy with its under floor eating! Best of luck with it all I’m sure you will be very busy in the coming months. Well certainly recommend you. Thanks for a lovely stay!"

Rosie and Dann

“Its been a pleasure to spend a night in such a luxuriously furnished cottage- loved the wet room! Cosy, comfy, great breakfast- Thanks!"

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“Northumberland is a beautiful place- well worth the 500 mile drive to get here! A beautiful cottage to match too!”

Cath, Glyn and Jess. Oakhampton

“Thank you for the wonderful warm and generous welcome. We’ve been very at home here and we’ve loved Northumberland- even with the record flooding! Hope to return soon."

Kieran, Vicky and Julia

“The flowers and food on arrival were thoughtful touches and much appreciated. Thank you”

Ailsa, David, Rory and Angus. Richmond, Surrey

“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 two weeks at Southlands have been wonderful, very peaceful and relaxing. Charles and Dee have been tremendous hosts, they couldn’t have been more helpful. Clay pigeon shooting in the fields with Alan was a definite highlight. All in all a great place for a well deserved break."

Nick and Louise. Stevenage, North Herts.

“First night after our Wedding and the perfect end to an amazing day-this place is perfect-Thank you! We'll always remember being here and cant wait to come again."

James and Sarah. London

“A wonderful comfortable and well –equiped cottage for a relaxing stay. We’ve had a lovely time, Dee and Charles couldn’t do enough! A great base to explore from and get some walking in."

Darren, Tabs, Fergus and Bump! Manchester

“A glorious place for relaxation and so beautifully furnished and so welcoming. Wonderful walks close by and excelant local pubs. Many thanks for the charming hospitality. We would love to come again."

David,Marion,Andrew,William and Emily. Laughton, East Sussex

“A wonderful few days in excellent Accommodation, with everything you could ask for. Thank you"

Charles, Gordon and Debbie. Isle of Bute

“A lovely cottage to come back to after a hard day in the hills! Total relaxation! The owners Charles and Dee couldn’t have been more helpful. All the hard work that has gone into the cottage has really made it home from home. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!"

Jim and Pat. North Shields, Tyne and Wear

“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

"Middle Cottage is ideal for a 'singles' holiday. Fabulous accommodation and facilities, wonderful countryside, great local bar food, northern hospitality at it's best. Will definitely return. From an exiled 'geordie'!!"

Dave, Devon

"This is the ideal rural retreat. The cottage was warm and cosy with lashings of hot water for when we returned from our long country walks. The local pub served great food and the location was great, Corbridge has a great dress shop too!  We had a fantastic holiday. Thank you."

Lucy and Patrick, London

"Our first time in Northumberland and we will be returning. A relaxing and peaceful break in this wonderful cottage."

Paul & Sandra, London

"Dear Charles and Dee, what a pretty cottage we had. And what a nice job you did to decorate it so nicely. Great kitchen and bathroom too. We enjoyed our stay here very much. Gunnerton is a very nice place in the centre where you can do good trips to interesting places. We visit Hexham, Hadrian’s Wall and the Farne Islands, and the beautiful Castle and gardens of Alnwick. There was a lot things we were not able to do yet, maybe another time? Thank you so much!"

Hans & Anky, The Netherlands

"We enjoyed our time here very much. Although I spent most of my time working. We’ve been treated very friendly by Dee and Charles. We are looking forward to return to here next year with daughter and granddaughter for a real holiday………hopefully with a little more sunshine."

Reinhold & Walburga Germany

"Thank you for taking us at such notice. The middle cottage is gorgeous and cosy with it’s underfloor heating! Best of luck with it all, I’m sure you’ll be very busy in the coming months, we’ll certainly recommend you. Thanks again for a lovely stay!"

Rosie & Dan (Honeymooners from Wales)

"I’ve never been first at anything before! So it was very pleasing to hear, when we phoned to book, that we would be the first ever guests to inhabit Southlands Farm Middle Cottage. I’m very pleased to say it has been a very successful and enjoyable Maiden Voyage, and we would like to wish Dee, Charles, family & dogs all the best on this new venture and I am sure all future guests will enjoy their stay as much as we did."

Mick & Charlotte, Leeds

"We enjoyed the woodburner and the spiral staircase, the quiet and the stars. Recommendations from Charles and Dee were very helpful and much appreciated."

Alan, Nina & Alexandra, Camden Town.

"Thanks for a wonderful stay at this lovely little cottage. Northumberland is a beautiful area and we have enjoyed seeing the sights. The cottage was very quaint and our children enjoyed staying here especially."

Sam, Jacqui, Max & Amelie Sheffield.

"We are very honoured to be the first guests in this cottage. The McGowan's have been wonderful hosts, thinking of all the details to make their guests stay more pleasant, we had a fine dinner at the local pub. Wish we could stay longer."

Jenny, Barry, Chelsea & Ben, Fresno USA

This is a most delightful place to stay, so many thoughtful touches. The ideal hosts - and (of course)the weather was marvellous!

Charlotte & Rembrandt, Oxford

"We've discovered amazing landscapes and the English style of living, Thank you and thank you for your hospitality."

Sophie, Jos, Nico & Noor, Belgium

Our cottages

West Cottage

Open plan with underfloor-heating throughout, the separate kitchen/dining and living areas create a real sense of space. Two bedrooms upstairs, both with en-suite.

Sleeps 4

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Middle Cottage

A tasteful mix of antique and modern furnishings with electric lamp fittings; warm thick curtains, colourful rugs and thoughtful attention to detail.

Sleeps 2

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East Cottage

A light, modern space with soaring ceilings, ceramic tiles warmed by under floor heating, bright rugs and pretty cushions and an open fire. A full height picture window lets the sun shine through the cottage.

Sleeps 4

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Our Location

Rolling hills, beautiful area including long walks in stunning nature reserves or on breathtaking beaches, local pubs and towns etc.

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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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