COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Please note we have cancelled all bookings and refunded related deposits for upcoming holiday reservations at all our UPDATE properties up until the end of May 2020. If you would like to transfer your bookings to later on in the season, please arrange this by contacting May Rhodes (contact details below). Alternatively provisional bookings may be accepted without deposit for later in the year but will not be confirmed until we have more information from the government. We are continuing to maintain our properties and gardens to our high standard and look forward to welcoming you in the near future. In the meantime, we hope you stay safe and well.
 COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Please note we have cancelled all bookings and refunded related  deposits for upcoming holiday reservations at all our UPDATE properties up until the end of May 2020.  If you would like to transfer your bookings to later on in the  season, please arrange this by contacting May Rhodes  (contact details below).   Alternatively provisional bookings may be accepted without  deposit for later in the year but will not be confirmed until we have  more information from the government.  We are continuing to maintain our properties and gardens  to our high standard and look forward to welcoming you in the near future.  In the meantime, we hope you stay safe and well.  

Tell Your Parents Where To Go! Northumberland



Woodhorn Museum

800 years of history with fantastic events and exhibitions at award winning museum.

Northumberland Musem & Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF.

Tel: 01670 624455

Opening times: Wed - Sun (plus Mon & Tues during school holidays)

April - September: 10am - 5pm

October - March: 10am - 4pm


Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

International centre for contemporary art. Offers a constantly changing programme of exhibitions & events.

Opened in 2002 in a converted flour mill on the South bank of the River Tyne. It was the 2001 venue for The Turner Prize.

Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA.

Tel: 0191 4781810

Open Daily: 10am - 6pm (except Tuesdays 10.30am - 6pm)


Walks May 22nd 10/1pm

NSPCC Walk 01665 577630 Ratcheugh Crag and Observatory.Dogs.Children ok. Each Friday 1st Jul/5th Aug 01670620306 along Northumberland Coastal Path: Cresswell Walkworth/Walkworth Craster/Craster Seahouses/Seahouses Belford/Belford .......etc



Alnmouth Golf Club 01665 830231 overlooks the splendours of both Foxton & Alnmouth Bay. Alnmouth Village Golf Course is England's oldest 9 hole course.

Bamburgh is 20 minutes away and hilly but with stunning views.

Embleton is 15 minutes away with fabulous views of Dunstunburgh Castle and rest of coast and will take dogs. 

Goswick is also a well known course up the coast.


Life drawing classes are available at Barter Books.


There is a secret beach through the farm at Longhoughton where you put a donation in the wall slot for the church. You can drive right to the beach with chairs picnics and rugs. Stay as long as you like


Alnmouth Arts Festival 

Alnmouth Volcano Festival 

Alnmouth Raft Race 

Alnwick Music Festival first week Aug 

Alnmouth Family Fun Day last Sat in July 

Felton Gallery 45

Regular Art courses 01670 783424

Blagdon Hall open garden  NE13

Mindrum House open garden TD12

Whitton Grange open garden  NE65

Lilburn Tower open garden NE66


2010 raft race entry

What to do?

Concerts at Leeds Arena, visit relatives, enjoy the Leeds Indie Food Festival, exhibitions at the Henry Moore Gallery, golf the wonderful courses of Alwoodley and Moortown, shop to your heart's content or search the visit Leeds or websites. All with a stay at Dunstarn Cottge, Leeds.


For all rentals please contact May Rhodes on or 07474449190 or Linda Burrows

07801651783 at Dunstarn Cottage is also available through Air B and B.


Our inaugural outdoor picnic theatre event  Pride and Prejudice was held in 2017 at Dunstarn Farm Adel Leeds 16 by Chapterhouse Theatre Co. 250 guests attended. 2018 we  performed Robin Hood . 2019 we took a break and hope to be back in 2020.


Last updated 7th Sept 2019

Web photos courtesy Linda Burrows

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