Outchester & Ross Farm Cottages
Outchester & Ross Farm Cottages have quite possibly the best location for self-catering holiday cottages on the Northumberland coast. Equidistant between Berwick and Alnwick, two miles east of the A1, our holiday cottages are set in an area of open farmland, with peace and tranquillity on our doorstep.
Ross Beach offers three miles of uninterrupted sand and dunes between Budle Bay and the southern tip of Holy Island, with marvellous views of Bamburgh Castle, the Farne Islands and Holy Island (Lindisfarne). The whole coastline adjoining Outchester and Ross is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a National Nature Reserve in recognition of the coastal birdlife.
Northumberland has masses to offer the holidaymaker. There are more castles and fortified houses here than in any other county in Britain, a result of centuries of border warfare with the Scots. These include Alnwick, Bamburgh, Chillingham, Dunstanburgh, Lindisfarne, Norham and Warkworth.
The National Trust own three major properties in the area: Cragside, Lindisfarne Castle, Wallington Hall and, a recent acquisition, Seaton Delaval Hall, possibly Vanburgh's greatest creation. English Heritage run a large number of properties, including Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle, Brinkburn Priory and Warkworth Castle. We are very close to the Scottish border, where there are a host of magnificent properties to visit, among them Floors Castle, Manderstoun House and Mellerstain. The world famous Alnwick Garden is on our doorstep.
Hadrian's Wall, built by Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD, runs across England and there are many Roman forts open to the public: Vindolanda, Chesters and Housesteads are all worth a visit.
The Farne Islands can be reached by boat from Seahouses. There one can see one of the largest colonies of grey seals in UK waters. The puffins are very attractive in their spring plumage and are always a great favourite with children.
You can be assured that, whatever your interests, you will find many things to enjoy in stunning Northumberland.