Traditional Northumberland farm cottages

Traditional Northumberland farm cottages

Luxury stone built self-catering holiday cottages nestled in the heart of the Northumberland, an area famed for its outstanding natural beauty and Hadrians Wall.

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Dee and Charles McGowan are the beating heart of Southlands. Dee’s attention to detail and artistic flair can be felt throughout all three cottages. The enchanting mix of antique furniture, open fires and beautiful fabrics create a cozy and restful retreat. Charles’ creative hand can be seen in the artisan kitchens, staircases and curtain rails designed to give each cottage a bespoke and individual finish. On-suite bathrooms, crisp linen sheets, welcome baskets of local treats and hand tied posies from the garden add luxury yet country feel.

Beyond the cottages this picturesque smallholding boasts beautiful gardens, vegetable patch, and open fields for guests and their four legged friends to explore. Dee and Charles endeavour to create a bespoke experience for all who visit Southlands; offering catering, courses, group bookings for weddings and fishing parties and much more.

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  • "A beautiful 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."

    Peter and Diana from Somerset

The Showmans Wagon

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A lovingly restored 1940s Showman's Wagon brimming with character and charm. Set in the gardens of Southlands Farm this is the perfect retreat for both couples and families. A truly unique experience.

West Cottage

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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.

Middle Cottage

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A glazed double front door leads into the sitting room with its wood-burning fire and the kitchen dining area. The handmade staircase leads up to the galleried double bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom.

The Hay Loft

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The latest addition to Southlands Farm. The converted hay loft beautiful blends country comforts with contemporary style. A stylish retreat for two inspired by a trip to the Ha Valley in Bhutan.

Life at Southlands

A Monochrome Fox Tale at Southland Farm Cottages: Saying Goodbye and Welcoming New Feathered Friends

Here at Southland Farm Cottages, we strive to create a peaceful and restorative environment for our guests and our resident animals. Unfortunately, nature had other plans for our flock of hens recently. One night, a badger snuck into their coop …

Garden Open Day at Southlands Farm

Garden Open Day at Southlands Farm

On Sunday 17th of July we are opening the gardens at Southands to the public for the first time since we started creating them 32 years ago. The garden has been a labour of love for us and has grown …

Fresh Start for Hens…

Fresh Start for Hens…

Yesterday I went on a road trip with Widget the terrier. She behaved impeccably considering there were birds flapping in the back of the landrover! Our mission was to collect Ten ex battery hens . Given to me as a …

Spring has sprung at Southlands

Spring has sprung at Southlands

Last week we welcomed three new arrivals to the Southlands Dexter herd. Celtic and Tulip both gave birth to two bull calves last Monday followed by Victoria producing a little heifer on Wednesday. The trio are happy and healthy and enjoying some …

Get Ready for Pimm’s O’Clock!

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Fish pie in an instant!

Ok, I love cooking but we are all busy and I LOVE short cuts ….. Very quick fish pie! Aldi or M & S fish pieces cook in a little milk. Then cook new potatoes cut in half lengthways. Chop and …

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Come here to unwind and do as much or as little as you like. There is plenty to keep you occupied in this beautiful area:

  • Long walks in stunning nature reserves & beaches
  • Well behaved dogs are always welcome
  • We have stabling and fantastic rides
  • Relaxing in the local pub
  • Browsing in the tempting local shops
  • Learning a new hobby on one of our courses

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Our Green Credentials

Here at the farm we care deeply about reducing our impact on the environment and helping our guests to do the same.

We’ve built the cottages to be as environmentally friendly as possible. This includes using renewable energy, composting, growing our own food, supporting local producers, and plating one hundred trees!

Our Green Credentials