The Covid-19 vaccine roll-out is giving us hope of better times ahead and the Prime Minister has announced that restrictions on self-contained holiday rentals are expected to be lifted on April 12.
When it comes to a getaway, UK staycations are likely to be at the forefront of people’s thoughts with restrictions on foreign travel likely to be with us a little longer.
For anyone looking ahead, here are 13 of the best holiday cottage rentals near the Northumberland coast to whet the appetite, as ranked by Google.
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Glenander, a five bedroom Edwardian property within the picture-postcard village of Bamburgh.
Note: The UK is currently in lockdown with ‘stay at home’ restrictions in place. Only travel for holidays when allowed to do so.
Built in the 1660's, Sally's Cottage, is upside down, apartment style living in one of the oldest buildings in the centre of Holy Island with views towards Lindisfarne Priory.
Church Row is located in the pretty hamlet of Newham, just four miles from the coast and within easy access of Seahouses.
Old Salt Cottage is a traditional, stone-built fisherman's cottage located two minutes walk from Seahouses harbour and five minutes walk from the beach.
Longlands Retreat is a holiday bungalow in the heart of Beadnell just a short walk from the beach and sea.
Midwood Lodge in Alnmouth is a luxury cottage surrounded by a huge, woodland garden with patio area and a fantastic tree house. There is a swing and indoor and outdoor games. It is 5 minutes walk to the beach and village.
Marine Cottage is a stone built mid terraced property very close to the green that leads to the sea in the welcoming fishing port of Amble.
A charming cottage, all one level, is perfect for couples and is very convenient for walking into Warkworth village.
A delightful cottage in the heart of Embleton village, within walking distance of the spectacular beach and Dunstanburgh Castle.
Delightful accommodation in an excellent location, just outside Belford and with spectacular views towards Holy Island.
Column Mews is a modern top (second) floor apartment (without a lift) close to the centre of Alnwick and the Tenantry Column.
Quietly located on the Lowry trail, just behind the quay walls, Indigo House is truly at the centre of historic Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Clutter Cottage is a cosy retreat with beamed ceilings and exposed stone work just a short walk from Druridge Bay.