Holiday homes to go ahead

Northumbrian Hills , Burgham Park
Northumbrian Hills , Burgham Park

A four-star holiday-home development has been given the go-ahead with work to start this month.

Northumbrian Hills, on Burgham Park estate near Felton, will offer holiday homes for those wanting to be in rural Northumberland but close to the coast.

The homes are part of a multi-staged development with plans also approved for a pavilion with restaurants, bars, leisure facilities plus a golf academy.

Developer William Kiely, who owns Burgham Park Golf Club, said: “We’re delighted to finally be given the green light for the development. This has been years in the making so to see our first customers’ homes getting built in the near future will be fantastic.

“The first stage is to build 50 three-bedroom stone holiday cottages, each cottage will provide 107 sq m spread over two floors and comes with a balcony as standard.

“We are also very aware of our carbon footprint so have put measures in place to ensure we are doing our best to care for the environment. We have air-source heat pumps for the under-floor heating which can reduce energy consumption by 50 per cent. We also offer buyers the option to have solar power for their property.

“The site itself offers breathtaking views of the Northumberland countryside and it sits close to the championship golf course, clubhouse and restaurant so there’s plenty to do on your doorstep as well as exploring the Northumberland coastline and countryside.

“This development will hopefully boost tourism and show people from around the country or even further afield just what our region has to offer. Once the first 50 plots have been sold, the next phase is to start working on the two-storey pavilion which will provide homeowners with a spa, swimming pool, bars, restaurants and much more to really get you into that relaxed frame of mind. The final stage will be the creation of a world-class golf academy with teaching bays and a driving range along with other sports facilities.”